Harley R. Pageot
Harley was born in Toronto, Ontario where he lived until age fourteen when he moved to the suburbs of Oshawa. He discovered zines via the indiepop community and first purchases and inspirations included Bottle Rocket and Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams.
By this point more exposure to zines and a trip to Portland, Oregon had broadened Harley's spectrum. Not fully comfortable creating a pop fanzine, Harley's introduction to the zine Kissoff convinced him that what he really wanted to make was a perzine. Yard Sale! #3 came out November 2009 and featured a switch from half-page to quarter-page sizing, a noted content shift from fanzine to perzine, and a loose theme on the topic of autumn.
The preceding July had seen Harley start an arts collective called Broken Arts in Oshawa. This led to the publishing of a zine manifesto for the collective in November as well as the launching of the Broken Arts Fair, a zine/craft fair. Broken Arts would also wind up running a series of zine workshops in Oshawa at various coffee shops and libraries.
January 2010 featured the publishing of Super Cool Awe Some, a zine documenting Harley's writing from age 5 to 15.
Yard Sale! #4 - the "being single" issue - came out on Harley's 25th birthday on February 20, 2010. Yard Sale! #5 - the "you can go home again" issue - followed in April, as well as Yard Sale! #5.5 - the "it's new to me" issue. The spring 2010 issue of Broken Pencil also featured a pictorial profile on Harley.
Dear Jen, a series of letters written from Harley to a girl named Jen, was published in May and Broken Arts' first anniversary in July was celebrated with the zine Broken Arts: Year One which documented the entire first year of activity for the collective. Yard Sale! #6 - the "summer" issue - was a 24 Hour Zine Thing entry and came out in late July.
The Remnants was an ongoing slice-of-life/superhero comic that Harley had been writing for over a decade. With difficulty finding an artist to collaborate with Harley made the decision to reformat the series into prose instead. The lit-zine The Remnants - Chapter 1 was released September 2010.
The Remnants - Chapters 2 & 3 was published in December 2010 and the second Broken Arts Fair was held with vendors including Broken Pencil, Ian Sullivan Cant, Andrea Manica, and the Broken Arts Zine Distro.
Yard Sale! #8 - the "new dawn, new day" issue - was published in January 2011 and Harley ran a series of zine workshops at a local art gallery. The Remnants - Chapters 4 & 5 was published in February and Yard Sale! #9 - the "fiction" issue - was a special litzine edition released the following March.
At the Kazoo! Zine & Comic Expo in Guelph, Ontario that April Summer Tears #1 won the Best Comic Award.
Yard Sale! #10 - the music issue - was released June 2011. September brought Yard Sale! #11 - the summer top 30 issue - and Broken Arts released the first issue of an ongoing series about the Oshawa art scene entitled Now Or Never: Fall 2011. Summer Tears #2 followed in October with Now Or Never: Winter 2011/2012 and Yard Sale! #12 - the unrequited love issue - in December.
2012 saw issues 3 through 5 of Now Or Never published while Yard Sale! took on a daily-diary theme as seen in issues 13 through 16.
Yard Sale! continued through 2013, frequently documenting Harley's life as he launched his own record label, Fallen Love Records. Fallen Love would launch their own zine series Secret Gardens in the spring of 2013, while Harley stepped down from Broken Arts that fall.
- 100 Things I Love
- Broken Arts: Year One
- Dear Jen
- The Remnants - Chapters 1, 2&3, 4&5
- Super Cool Awe Some
- Yard Sale! #1-21
- Summer Tears #1-2
Contributions To Other Zines
- Absent Cause #3
- Broken Pencil #49
- DIY Or Don't We? #2
- Photocopy Press #2
- Slow City #2
- Social Animals #2
- Static-Zine #2, 5