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Announcing the Broken Pencil Zine Awards Short List!

We’re so pumped to announce the finalists for the first ever Broken Pencil Zine Awards! We received over 175 entries from all over the world, and we were totally blown away by the talent, the passion, and the variety in each category. Every zine brought something unique to the table, and it was incredibly difficult […]

DIY Cosplay: Make your own fantastical armour

It can be intimidating for newbie costume makers and props builders to get in the game. But Drew Eckhardt, an Ontario member of the Mandalorian Mercs costume club, has broken down a handy step-by-step list on making your first fantastical armour. Step 1: Choose what you want to make. Have the right tools, or help, […]

Everyday Superheroes: Anti-Corporate Cosplay & the DIY Multiverse

Words by David Silverberg “Are you Boba Fett?” “Do you know Darth Vader?” Drew Eckhardt fielded these questions from the five-year-olds huddled around him at the Victoriaville Mall in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It was just before Christmas, 2016. A guy dressed as Santa wasn’t far off, but all young eyes were focused on Eckhardt and his […]

Podcast Activist Katie Jensen: I Am Woman, Hear Me .RAR

Words by Kristel Jax Photos by Lindsay Duncan  It’s April 2017. I’m at Katie Jensen’s Inclusive Podcast Workshop series where, surrounded by strangers, I’m holding back a panic attack. Yet Katie’s ultra-friendly voice and casual bless-this-mess, we’re-all-in-this-together vibe is so soothing, and her enthusiasm for the medium is so infectious, that I start to chill […]

One Week Left of The Zine Awards!

Zine Awards Deadline One Week Away! We have had so many amazing entries for the Zine Awards sent in over the past few weeks! Here are some of the latest entries! We cant wait to have our judges look them over and decide the winners. There is still time to send yours in, so get […]

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 […]

Zine Award Entries Rolling in!

Comics by Gord Hill: What Is Antifa?

Protect Your Neck:
 Think your art has been stolen? Here’s what to do next (and how to keep it yours in the first place)

The Sad Ballad of Pepe the Frog: When Great Indie Art Gets Ripped Off

All Hail the Superqueerdo: Eric Kostiuk Williams’ comic sheroes fight back against condo-fication

The Hustle: how indie creators are making it work right now

Anti-Trump Zines at Pro-Trump Rallies

Anxiety Dream Zine

To trump Trump, make zines, not war

The Future in Colour: POC Sci-fi Blasts Off into the Multiracial Multiverse

Tampon Run: A Q & A with the creators!

Let It Bleed: The Ebb and Flow of Menstrual Art

Babe ‘bots with brains: Cyborg Sex Surrogate and the new feminist sleaze

Dreams From the Scrap Heap: Celebrating 20 Years of Conundrum Press

DIY In the Farmland: Indie Art in Prince Edward County

Doing It For the Kids: An Intro to Teen Zines

National Resonance: How Drone Took Over Canada’s Underground

Waste Case: The Hardboiled Darkness of Andrew F. Sullivan

Up the Disabled Punx

Is Your Venue Accessible?

No More Fiction: An Interview with Shotgun Seamstress

Access All Areas: Remembering Ninjalicious and Infiltration Zine

Yes, It’s A 20th Anniversary Subscription Sale!

Sneaky, Slimy and Full of Swears: 20 Years of Short Fiction in Broken Pencil

Anatomy of a Cover: Hal Niedzviecki and Issue 15

Label of the Month: Hockey Dad Records

Event Recap: Chicago Zine Fest 2015!

Left of the Dial

Broken Pencil’s 10 To Watch in 2015!

Creative Politics: The Politics of a Press Photo

Tying in Diversity with Twine Games

Gadget Couture: Wearable Tech Springs to Life in Toronto

#28DaysAreNotEnough: Bringing Black History to Twitter

Deathmatch 2015: Meet BookThug!

Rad Labs: DIY Biologists bring creation, experiments, and innovation to the people

Crowdfunding Rules Everything Around Me

Zine Month Zine-a-Day: Le fond de l’air est rouge

Please Mister Postman: Artists and Canada’s Mail Cuts

Queer is Still Here

Kevin Spenst and the Small Books, Big Country Tour!

Event Profile – Vector: Game + Art Convergence Festival 2014

Educating With Zines

Art Under Harper

Kicking Ass and Changing Games

Are We Really Depressed?

Fringe Festivals

Dis-assembly required: The re-related elements of a pre-fabricated world

Norval No More

Rae Spoon: Prairie Fire

Event Profile – Vector: Game + Art Convergence

The Year the Punk Book Broke

Reading Between the Bars

The YA Underground

Indie Won. Now What?

Arrested Artists

Food Not Bands

From Paint to Pixels

DIY Gynecology and Radical Self-Care

Gaming For All: an interview with Anna Anthropy

How To Get An Arts Grant in Canada

Rock Writing on the Pop Treadmill

Interactivity and Censorship On the Agenda for the Web

The Message Is In The Medium

The Work of Emma Healey

Punk-lad Love, Dyke-core and the Evolution of Queer Zine Culture in Canada

The Things We Do For Money – Behind Closed Doors

Not Just For Perverts

Note From Prince George

Blinding Light

Dear E-Diary: Public Confessions and Private Doubts

Everything Falls Apart

Andy Macdonald’s Decomposing Dummy Farm

We Don’t Care What You Say

Raging into Obscurity

Colin Upton — The Transcript

Our Voice is Our Weapon

7 Good Reasons to Get a Shot-Gun and Kill Your Modem

How to Stay Healthy When Nothing Matters

Death: More fun that it seems?

PASTE BOMB 001: Net Losses

See the Theory

Take This Chance

Picture Postcard

Growing up Catholic

Under the Ropes


Miserable Marvelous Holiday

The Seven Dollar Website

For the Love of it

It’s Hip to Buy

What Culture is Made Of

Ready to Catch You Should You Fall

The Essential Aside

Try Not to Think