Latest Entries
Luo Yang 罗 洋
I&I

Luo Yang 罗 洋

One of the best things about traveling to Asia was discovering artists I’d probably never hear of in Canada. Will write more about art spaces I discovered in Bangkok and Hong Kong but for now, please enjoy these photos by Luo Yang (罗 洋), known for her photographs of Chinese youth and women. Continue reading

Comics I like about philosophers
I&I

Comics I like about philosophers

Reich, Elijah Brubaker (2007-2014) An incredibly ambitious, well researched biographical comic series about Wilhelm Reich, one of Freud’s defectors who combined his psychoanalytic practice with political theory. He’s something of a fringe figure. There’s a pretty good review here. The Index vol. 1, Caitlin Cass (2015) A most charming comic exploring philosophical ideas and featuring … Continue reading

Sex zine and journal series hit list
I&I

Sex zine and journal series hit list

A round up of sex related zines that I’ve either recently enjoyed reading or want to read: Cold Cuts Fledgling biannual photojournal series based in exploring Queer Culture and the Middle East. Based in Beirut. Full colour. Leste Erotic Montreal-based journal that features a mix of photography, prose and poetry, interviews and essays and focuses … Continue reading

An obituary for Queen Video or, Metaphors for a Beloved Rental Store in a City of Cinephiles (1981-2019)
I&I

An obituary for Queen Video or, Metaphors for a Beloved Rental Store in a City of Cinephiles (1981-2019)

Queen Video’s swan song was like a slow-burn ambient track incrementally building in noise and dissonance until reaching a frenzied climax. We had all known for years that the legendary movie rental store’s days were numbered, not only because of its dwindling staff, but because it had already closed its Little Italy outpost on College … Continue reading

SPX & Canzine 2018
Creative Projects

SPX & Canzine 2018

It’s almost fall which means Gart of Rotten Variety and I will be back at Canzine Toronto, serving up another helping of self-published marvels for your enjoyment! Canzine is the biggest zine festival hosting events across Canada and it’s a great way to discover a vibrant scene of artists. This year in addition to my … Continue reading

Recommended: L’odyssee du vice
I&I

Recommended: L’odyssee du vice

L’odyssee du vice is a delightfully surreal BD* by Delphine Panique. Published in 2016 by Bordeaux publisher, les Requins Marteaux, it’s the 11th volume of the BD-CUL series, a collection of naughty comics that bills itself as “50% BD, 50% cul, 100% plaisir. Le n°1 de la BD indébandante.” My apologies to professional translators, especially if … Continue reading

because SUPREME deserves to be teased
Creative Projects

because SUPREME deserves to be teased

Selfie // eifles // Cute Juice Comics – Rotten Variety collab SELFIE shirts available next weekend at TCAF Zineland — ~limited quantities ~ reverse text on T 4 yur 🔥 selfie picz 😱👀🎉🔥 #zineland #selfielove #tshirtdesigner #suprememarket A post shared by Gart Darley (@dart.garley) on May 7, 2018 at 6:13pm PDT //www.instagram.com/embed.js Happy to announce … Continue reading