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Broken Pencil Magazine
"Broken Pencil is the entertaining, indispensable guide to zines." - Betsy Powell, the Toronto Star
Founded in 1995 and based in Toronto, Canada, Broken Pencil is a website and a print magazine published three times a year. It is one of the few magazines in the world devoted exclusively to underground culture and the independent arts. We are a great resource and a lively read! A cross between the Utne Reader, an underground Reader’s Digest, and the now defunct Factsheet5, Broken Pencil reviews the best zines, books, websites, videos, and artworks from the underground and reprints the best articles from the alternative press. Also, ground breaking interviews, original fiction, and commentary on all aspects of the independent arts.
From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention.
Zine World: A Reader's Guide to the Underground Press is a source for reviews and information about zines, comics, self-published books, chapbooks, and other DIY stuff. Currently the largest zine review zine being published in the U.S., Zine World is an extensive guide to zine culture. For more than 10 years, Zine World has been written, edited and published by an all-volunteer staff who believe free speech is for everyone, not just for giant corporations. We’re excited about the potential of the free press, and we want to tell you everything we know about it - which zines are terrific (and which aren’t); how you can find information and resources on exactly the topics you’re interested in; and the latest news of people being threatened, sued, expelled from school, or jailed for what they’ve said or written.