In this Issue:


Feature: Perfect Bound Hilarity! Canada’s funniest literary journals

Feature: The Art of Stuttering

Feature: What’s this for? A terrifying and humourless journey into the pathologically guarded world of the independent author

Feature: Hilarity in High-Def Is laughter leaving the clubs and heading online and onscreen?

Feature: Web Comics

Feature: Soundbites from the Funhouse

Feature: That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore


Film Review: X-Ray Visions: A Look Inside Portland’s Legendary X-Ray Cafe

Film Review: Worn shorts

Film Review: A Hundred Dollars & A T-shirt: A Documentary About Zines in the Northwest

Web Review:

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Music Review: Zodiac — Murderworld

Music Review: Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains — American Names EP

Music Review: Friendly Rich & The Lollipop People — Dinosaur Power

Music Review: Disguises — Post-Mortem Depression

Music Review: Braintoy — Vehicles

Book Review: The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need

Book Review: The Customer is Always Wrong, Retail Chronicles

Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music

Book Review: Imperfect Penance

Book Review: Shuck

Book Review: Blood Pudding

Book Review: Mother Superior

Book Review: As Good as Dead

Book Review: Suddenly the Minotaur

Book Review: Blasted

Book Review: The Withdrawal Method

Book Review: We Could Be Like That Couple…

Book Review: Fly on the Wall

Book Review: Squishy

Book Review: In the Garden of Men

Book Review: Skin Room

Book Review: The Humbugs Diet

Book Review: I.V. Lounge Nights

Book Review: The Show That Smells

Book Review: Winter Tennis

Book Review: Fond

Book Review: The Debaucher

Book Review: The North End Poems

Book Review: BirchSplitBark

Book Review: Troubled

Book Review: Kissing Dead Girls

Book Review: The Love Song of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Book Review: Dead Cars in Managua

Book Review: The Red Element

Book Review: Found

Book Review: Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems

Book Review: Water Strider

Book Review: TMNT Volume 4, #29

The Puritan

Poems for Addiction, Sex & Sanity

Bullshit — The Literary Issue

B After C

The Work of a Young, Unfed and Unknown Cartoonist

Violet Miranda: Girl Pirate


Mercy Seat

Madge’s Mini Comix



Cramhole #2


Xerography Debt

Urinal Gum

The Support Worker of Emile Durkheim House

The Project

The East Village Inky

Tazewell’s Favorite Eccentric

Skookum Boom

Sunflower Skins

The Lowbrow Reader of Lowbrow Comedy

Licking Stars Off Ceilings


Monstress Robozine

It’s Not the End of the World: Building a Life with Limp Wrists

Isipidly Idaho


Erotic T Magazine

I Hate This Part of Texas/Keep Loving, Keep Fighting

Elvis Goes to Parks


Big Hands



I already know how my life will go.

The Geofriends


Backpage: Pictorial Profile: Becky Johnson

Column: Zine Philosophy

Column: Deleted Zines Digging the dirt on ex-zinesters

Column: Jason and the Comics

Column: Introducing Sarah Steinberg

Column: Editor’s Note


Fiction: Heartbreak for Dummies

Fiction: Yes Man

Fiction: Jonny’s Mid-Life Crisis Report: Entry #7

Fiction: Band Names

Excerpts From The Independent Press:

Excerpt: Fear of Fighting


Folio: Lover’s Spit Zine


Product of the Issue

Freehand Books Arrives

Charting Alt-Comedy in Canada

Hamilton Arts and Letters

The Lonely Insanity of B-seventeen

Less Stupider & Vulgar