BROKEN PENCIL #85, $7.95, 8½” x 11”, printed, 72 pgs.

Long-standing “magazine of zine culture and the independent arts” that has somehow evaded my radar screen until now. I’m sorry I missed out. There are tons of reviews and shorter pieces, but unlike many other zine zines, Broken Pencil takes time to dig deeper, with great features on Hong Kong zinesters standing strong in the midst of the country’s ongoing political turmoil, and public murals as balm and pushback against the opioid crisis. Impressive and recommended.  –Michael T. Fournier (PO Box #177, Sanborn, NY 14132)