Issue 100

Broken Pencil

Issue 100

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Issue #100: Generations

The zines we make will likely outlast us. This is not meant to be a daunting statement, situating your chapbooks into the fabric of the cosmos or a self-aggrandizing claim that we are Xeroxing our own pyramids. Simply to address that many of us make zines to be passed down between strangers, friends and family for as long as the staples hold them together.

For the 100th issue of Broken Pencil, we felt it was appropriate to deconstruct this essential element of zines. How they, as physical objects, serve to communicate meaning and message throughout generations. A resource for art and expression through its very act of survival.

In our main feature, we meet the Lim family out of Singapore, better known as the Holycrap collective behind Rubbish FAMZine. Parents Pann and Claire, and children Renn and Aira, transform their shared ephemera into decadent acts of zine creation, inviting the world into their funhouse of a home. On top of this profile, Issue 100 includes:

  • Michael Novick, creator of the political action zine Turning the Tide, on why the fight must never cease.

  • Guitarist Norman Brannon on reviving his hardcore zine Anti-Matter after 25 years in the void.

  • Best Show’s Tom Scharpling remembers Joe Matt, the most honest cartoonist in town.

  • Real Deal Comix creator Lawrence “Rawdog” Hubbard shows us the spartan studio that births his radical artwork.

  • James Michael Yeoman on the grassroots print that became foundational for history’s largest anarchist movement.

  • The legacy of the Northern Woman Journal, an early feminist voice that fostered the movement across Canada.

  • How a prolifically multidisciplinary Matt Farley created a no-budget Hollywood in the Boston suburbs.

  • 50 years of Devo and their uncanny influence on the underground art world.

  • Who are the paleoartists, and how have they opened the world of dinosaur science to outsiders?

  • How does the mysterious German/Texan collective Analog Sea remain a purely physical publication in a digital era.