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Zine Review: BBHMM

Category: Issue 77, Jonathan Valelly, News, Reviews

BBHMM Zine, Aitch Elle and Genevieve Darling, 16 pgs, $5, @notorious_b.a.e. With a name based off of Rihanna’s bumping, never-stale summer jam, this zine has a lot to live up to — and it does not disappoint! BBHMM is a best practices guide for strippers and other adult entertainers, mainly aimed at beginners, from the perspective of […]

Zine Review: Minor Leagues 2 & 3

Minor Leagues 2 & 3 Comic, Simon Moreton, 88 & 68 pgs,, £3–4 Minor Leagues is British comic artist and zinester Simon Moreton’s ongoing zine series. While they don’t necessarily follow any straightforward story or theme, they’re telling of Moreton’s passing whims, reflections, and interests as an illustrator. Moreton has a trademark minimalist style, mixing thick, […]

Staff Pick: Xinona

Following his incredibly successful hit comic Wendy, Walter Scott has taken some of the themes and characters of the project into a variety of different media — material and sculpture, live performance, and other comics. Xinona is one such expansion of the project, a scrolling comic/animation hosted on the site of the National Film Board […]

Staff Pick: LSTW

Gay and queer men’s alternative publishing has never been the same since since the advent of BUTT magazine in the 2000s. Its pink pages, semi-nude edgy guys and arts-focused editorial became an anchor for a community of queer urban artists, hipsters, punks, and design types, and since then, there has been no shortage of progeny […]

Book Review: Two Man Tent

Two Man Tent, Robert Chafe, 216 pgs, Breakwater Books,, $19.95 The debut short story collection from Newfoundland-based playwright Robert Chafe takes on the questions of longing and possibility inherent to distance, whether it is emotional of physical. The intimate proximity referenced in the book’s title is belied by, in story after story, attempts to […]

Book Review: Scarborough

Scarborough, Catherine Hernandez, 254 pgs, Arsenal Pulp Press,, $17.95 Scarborough. The book’s title, named after the massive amalgamated suburb to the east of Toronto’s downtown, will evoke a range of feelings in any Torontonian reader when uttered. For some, Scarborough represents an “out there,” a distant land that is not quite Toronto — surely not […]

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Book Review: Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero

Jonathan’s Pick: Racist Sandwich Podcast

Calls for Submissions: Lucrative contests, weird one-off zines and Crap Orgasm

Jonathan’s Pick: Danez Smith

5 zine fairs you should be tabling at this Spring and Summer

Intentionalize: An interview with Devin N Morris of Brown Paper Zine Fair

Book Review: The Book of Endless Sleepovers

Broken Pencil’s EXPANDED Anti CanLit Reading List

Jonathan’s Pick: Wendy’s Revenge

Jonathan’s Pick: Red Rising Magazine — Real Indigenous Voices

Canzine Portrait: Sad Haus Press

Canzine Portraits: Cockroach Zine

Canzine Portrait: Unproductive, now

Canzine Portrait: Maybe Magick Zines

Book Review: Sad Old Faggot

Jonathan’s Pick: The high-stakes office chairs of Bridget Moser

Calls for Submissions: Sex Zine Edition! And more…

Jonathan’s Pick: Qweendom

Hey you, you can get published! Check out our calls for submissions round up!

Jonathan’s Pick: LARVA

Get Published! Calls for Submissions

Jonathan’s Pick: Totally Radical Muslims Zine

5 Global Zine Scenes You Should Want to Know About

Staff Pick: Mulligrub

6 Secretly Awesome Residency Programs You Haven’t Applied For Yet

Jonathan’s Pick: Maximum Rocknroll Archive Project

Book Review: The Well-Dressed Wound

Staff Pick: The Critical Lede

Book Review: July Underwater

Also As Well Too: A Living Room for Artbooks in Winnipeg

Book Review: Dirty River

Book Review: Blind Items

Book Review: Theatre of the Unimpressed

Book Review: Otter

5 HIV/AIDS Zines You Should Know About This World AIDS Day (And Everyday)

Canzine Toronto Vendors: From The Root Zine

Indie Events Oct 28-Nov 2 feat CANZINE

Canzine Central: 3 Questions for Tim Runtz

Fun with Crowdfunding: Chaudiere Books

Indie Events: July 13-20

Call For Submissions: Money & Glamour Edition

Zine Month Zine-a-Day: Musterni

Indie Events: July 7 – 13 feat Fringe Toronto and Mad Pride!

Zine Month Zine-a-day: Not Straight Not White Not Male

Calls for Submission: Transcreen, SDHK, Vtape

Fun With Crowdfunding: Mikel Marton and Sara Woods

Indie Events: June 30 – July 6

Calls for Submissions!

Fun with Crowdfunding: Yellow Zine 5

Indie Events June 23-29: High Tide for Pride!

Calls for Submission!

Broken Pencil x NXNE: It’s goin’ down!

Fun With Crowdfunding: Found Festival

Calls for Submissions feat. Poetic Revolt Against the Conservatives

Fun With Crowdfunding: Furqan’s First Flat Top

Broken Pencil x NXNE: Sex & Death

This Weekend! The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International

Indie Events: June 8 – 14

Calls for Submissions: Insatiable Sisters & more!

Fun With Crowdfunding: Horse Less Press 2014

ottawa small press fair, spring 2014 edition

Calls for Submissions: Born in Flames, bklyn boihood, ZLUC travel grant, more!

Fun With Crowdfunding: Black Feminist Film School Fellowship Fund

Indie Events: May 26 – June 1

Zine Review: A Diary of Gay Porn Addiction

Meet Our New Assistant Editor!

Zine Review: Heavy Metal Queer