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Excerpt: Don’t Tell Me to Smile

Don’t Tell Me to Smile Comic, Dana Kearley, danakearley.com, danakearley.com, $5 Women have had it up to here with being told to smile, and zinester Dana Kearley is no exception. In Don’t Tell Me to Smile, she uses intricate drawings of gory women to visualize some helpful responses to catcallers and other obnoxious folks.

Excerpt: All the Badass Girls I’ve Ever Known

All the Bad Ass Girls I’ve Ever Known Art Zine, Shelby McLeod, shelbymcleod.com, 8 pgs Like the cover suggests, Shelby McLeod’s art zine is a badass combo of cats and riot grrl attitude. The Toronto-based graphic artist, illustrator, and printmaker takes the classic black-and-white print format and adds pops of reddish pink, creating a punk […]

Excerpt: Home Zine

Australia’s Home Zine is “A zine about the people, places, feelings and spaces that we call ‘home’.” This simple concept allows this comics and illustration project to tell part of a complex, dense story with dozens of authors across three issues. In Issue 75 of Broken Pencil, we excerpt just a few pages from Issue 3 of […]

Zine Excerpt: Menstruate #2

Menstruate the Magazine for Straight Men Vol. 2: A Galaxy of Life Fills the Night By Hart, tawdryproductions.com, $20.00 Hart is an artist, videographer and zinemaker based in the shadows of Montreal. We’re stoked to be presenting these images from Menstruate #2, a beautiful, sexy and bizarre assemblage of collage, painting, sketches and other found pieces. Hart says the zine […]

Excerpt: An Angel Dances in the Capuchin Bone Chapel

An Angel Dances in the Capuchin Bone Chapel, by Jessica Bromley Bartram, 12 pgs, $10, http://jessicabartram.bigcartel.com/ An Angel Dances is a risograph illustrated zine based on a poem that Jessica wrote as an undergrad at the University of Guelph. The poem recalls her experience visiting the ossuary beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini in Rome as […]

Excerpt: Studies in Hybrid Morphology

Excerpts from the Independent Press: It Could Be Worse

Fascinating Folks

The Fox Head

The Artist

Subject: Satanic Groove Suckers

The Suitcase

The Beach

E C Press Release Brussels, Belgium

Beer: What Are You Leaving Behind?

The Rough Sketch of a Pew

Who can ya trust nowadays?

Folding Parties and Other Gap Horror Stories

Kraftg Jonestauin across the Gobi

Excerpts From the Independent Press: New Inventions

Excerpt: The All Citizens Book, Serena McCarroll

The Blaring House by Claire Seringhaus

Why Are You Here?

Toronto vs. Film Crews

Peace, Love and Murder

Atrocities of Fashion: Goatevil



A Shocking True Sex Pistols Story

I Was A Record Store Ho

Long Distance Love



These are the people I picked up on July 31st

My 1st Bike

Jaywalking To Hell

Letter from the Yukon

Don Knotts: Sex Machine or Actor Extraordinaire?

The Catholic Worker Goes Out For Dinner

Interview with Amy, a Sick Punk

Untitled baby-sitting story

Shane=Sex Part 2

Stick Monkey!

Hey Little Girl…Wanna Go To A Concert

Chicken Little Was Right!


The Fall of NeoBerlin

Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon (or, Judy Blume Done Me Wrong)

Montreal: “looks like the future, as imagined in 1973”

Fun-O-Rama interview

Busting Espresso Styles

Interview with the Wooden Stars

The Suitcase

The Music

Precious Moments

The Melody Makers

Music No.1: Aubrey

A Day In The Life Of A (Soon To Be Former) Albertan


A Beach

Army Lore

Money Mart

Whatever It Is, I’m Against It.

u. freakin’ ess.ay.

…she’s a bright girl

The Making of CanCon

I Was A Dominatrix

Canned Stew

Readings: Why Does It Have To Be So Boring?

Understanding the Music Man: Anthropologizing Ashley

Twisted Tales From The Sideshow

Rob Dayton: Vancouver’s Punkest Punk

Seven Spoked Manifesto For Auto-Mobility

The Nirvanas Anthology

Punk Music Causes Teenage Acne!!

My Haunted House

Let Them Eat Rags

Lucky Me

Debbie Rochon: Vancouver’s Very Own B-Movie Queen!

Cat in the House

33 on 22

I Was a Teenage Masochist

The Car Wreck Story


One Month Ago

Penny Poo-Champ

The Urban Beautification Committee

Other Side of the Hyphen

An {E}xperience


T.V’s Not Evil. I Am.

The Cheerleader

Ottawa, 1995: The End of Winter

Burning down the house: Rufus meets Dan


A Guide To Common Household Monsters

My Favourite Fag


Luck House