This past weekend, Broken Pencil’s Canzine took over the AGO to showcase hundreds of zines. Navigating the huge crowd was worth it—the talent at Canada’s biggest zine fair didn’t disappoint. In between squeezing through the giant maze of packed tables and spending all our cash on zines, we managed to snap a few photos of some of the best young artists and collectives that we spotted at this massive show.
Montreal-based publishing house Stolen Ground showed off some stunning photography books with a definite punk feel. Top: Silence is Golden by NY-based photographer Marcel Rollock. Bottom: Solids, a tour photo compilation by the Montreal band of the same name.
“Chill girl” undies, glitter, and Lisa Simpson—OCAD student Emily Dyne pulls off girl-power art perfectly.
Toronto-based photographer Andrew Watch with his zine, a collection of images of people and plants. Super simple, and that’s why we loved it.
Not a zine, but who wouldn’t want one of these incredible lucky pins from illustrator Alisha Davidson?
We couldn’t get over the lovely contrasting colours in these cute prints by Toronto-based printmaker and comic artist Eli Howey.
Teen-dream vibes and Halloween candy from young collective Sucker Press.
Memorable zine titles, courtesy of OCADU student/poet/artist Kai Lumbang.
Toronto-based artist and photographer Julie Agro shows off photos of Toronto and Costa Rica in one of her self-made zines.
The youngest talent we found at Canzine was a trio of elementary school-aged girls selling their own titles for $2. (Also featured: Fonster The Fish Monster and The Ghost Who Sang A Song.)
Tricky to read, but so cute. This is just a small sample of the titles in the Small Ass Zines collection—a travelling library featuring tiny, tiny zines (they measure just 1” x 1.5”!).
At the same table, Toronto-based illustrator Ness Lee displayed an array of gorgeous pins, patches, and drawings.
Find more info about Broken Pencil Magazine and Canzine here.