Broad Convos and Zine Launch


To celebrate May – Sexual Violence Prevention Month – we teamed up with the cool folks at Broad Conversations for their May event.

When: Tuesday, May 23rd, 7:30pm-9:00pm
Where: 541 Eatery & Exchange – 541 Barton Street East, Hamilton ON
Who: This gathering is for women-identified, gender fluid and gender non-conforming folks only, please. Children are enthusiastically welcome to attend.
Cost: FREE! Continue reading


HFZF Interview – Kat Verhoeven


Kat Verhoeven loves the hard reality of black ink and the flexibility of digital colours. Based in Toronto, she works as an illustrator and cartoonist, author of TOWERKIND (Conundrum Press) and currently working on the web comic Meat&Bone.

Tell us a little about yourself and your zines.

kw 4While I predominantly publish my own works, and work solo as writer/artist, I’m also part of a collective of cartoonists and illustrators called Friendship Edition. Jenn Woodall of the collective will also be at the fair!

My works focus on city stories,sometimes with a flair of supernatural, always with women leads. These are womens stories and struggles. I have one published book called “Towerkind” about a group of diverse kids in Toronto’s underprivileged St. Jamestown community, and an ongoing webcomic about eating disorders, poly dating and self confidence at Most of my work can be found at! Continue reading