Sponsor Profile: Broken Pencil

Okay, so the show is over. But there were a couple of sponsor profiles that came in too late for us to post before the show. We love all of our sponsors, so of course we are going to share their info with you. Besides, how else were you planning on recovering from the show? Grab some tea and read up, citizens. - Becky

lindsay gibb - broken pencil

Who are you? Lindsay Gibb, editor, Broken Pencil - the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts.

Where are you located? Toronto, ON - but we ship our magazine around the world.

What do you/your business/your product do? We write about independent arts and culture. So, we cover everything from zines and small press publishing to interesting crafting projects, indie gamers and independent designers.

What does your sponsorship for the show entail? You will find a copy of our magazine in your bag - as well we have supported City of Craft through marketing at our annual event Canzine and on our website www.brokenpencil.com

Why handmade? I like the surprise of finding unique and unexpected things, and I find you get that the most from items that are made by individuals to suit their own tastes. Whether it's a zine with a certain point of view or clothing with creativity, I'd just rather shop at a craft or zine fair because you never know what you'll discover.

Are there any crafts you are especially tuned into at the moment? I'm a knitting fanatic. When I'm near yarn it's hard for me to get anything else done. I'd always rather be knitting.

Anything else we should know? Broken Pencil is currently running a different kind of fiction competition called Indie Writers' Deathmatch in which writers submit their work and the finalists' stories are pitted against each other until one emerges victorious. For more information visit http://www.brokenpencil.com/deathmatch

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