Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.

Broken Pencil Zine Race

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Presented by Broken Pencil Magazine, the 2016 Word on the Street Zine Race will see three of Toronto’s wildest and weirdest artists battle against each other to the death! Indie comix heavyweights Jenn Woodall, Trevor Henderson and Patrick Sparrow will each create a giant comic in 30 minutes or less based on suggestions from audience members. While the zines are being made, the crowd will get hands-on playing a game we like to call Broken (Pencil) Telephone Zine Making. In the end, a randomly chosen panel of judges picked from the audience will decide the winner and award the third annual Word on the Street Zine Race trophy and a prize pack to the lucky winner.

Trevor Henderson

Trevor Henderson is an illustrator working in Toronto, Canada. He grew up on a steady diet of horror films, weird comics, video games, cartoons and monsters. You can contact him at:

Patrick Sparrow

Patrick Sparrow is a man – or a man-esque creature – from other worldly regions. He likes to draw gross out ghouls and monsters and goons, because that’s what he identifies with. He is the creator of wildly unpopular comic Dirtbaby and Bonecat as well as author of the book 100 Monsters and the curator of Simpzine (yes, an all-Simpsons zine) and Squatch Watch.

Jenn Woodall

Jenn Woodall is an illustrator, designer and cartoonist who dwells in Toronto, Ontario. Jenn creates her own comics and curates zines. Her current ongoing series is titled, ‘Magical Beatdown.’ She is the creator and editor of FIGHT! zine, a project which invites illustrators to create their own original female fighting game characters.