Broken Pencil

Feast of Fields – Broken Pencil

Jean Matthew reviews Sean Karemaker’s Feast of Fields in Broken Pencil #80:

“Autobiographical comics have never looked quite like Sean Karemaker’s Feast of Fields. The comic features wide, hand-drawn and intensely detailed black-and-white illustrations. Karemaker shares stories from his childhood, his time at school, and his evolving relationship with his mother…. The characters are constantly set as tiny figures in a large setting that span neighbourhoods, blocks, and intersections of an entire house…. Overall, Feast of Fields represents the deftness of a great writer and illustrator to translate highly personal anecdotes into a valuable reading experience. A truly great read and a promising start to this autobiographical comic series.”

For more, read “Feast of Fields Represents the Deftness of a Great Writer and Illustrator.”


Writers Pitch Your Book at Canzine Vancouver this weekend

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Are you a writer looking to get published? Check out Canzine Vancouver this weekend and pitch your book at the 1-2 Punch Book Pitch! You have 2 minutes to pitch to a panel of judges who will give you their honest opinion in just 1 minute. Sign-up for the event by emailing [email protected]. For more information, visit Canzine at Broken Pencil. You can also download their app, The Nub: Indie Arts Hub, to keep informed about lots of other contests


Free Workshop for Zines


Pinch zine

Drawing, collage and writing with experienced zine-maker Anne Emberline of Pinch as part of a workshop at Project Space as part of Culture Days.

Participants can create their own zine and/or create layouts for a collaborative zine that will be distributed at Canzine West.

Hosted by OCW Magazine and Broken Pencil and sponsored in part by the Magazine Association of BC. See Facebook for more information.

Time: Saturday, October 1 · 3:00pm – 5:00pm