Since 1995, Broken Pencil has been a mega-zine dedicated exclusively to exploring independent creative action. Published four times a year, each issue of Broken Pencil features reviews of hundreds of zines and small press books, plus comics, excerpts from the best of the underground press, interviews, original fiction and commentary on all aspects of the indie arts. From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention.
I had the pleasure of designing a zine-themed paper toy for an issue of the magazine at the end of 2018.
Staple Stanley, is an easy to build, but surprisingly complex paper toy. The model features some clever paper engineering to connect the legs and to allow the model to lean back slightly on whatever surface it’s placed. The model comes with two tiny zines with hand-drawn art. The entire model was a fun experiment with hand-drawn textures and shading. Staple Stanley was released with an issue of Broken Pencil magazine in 2019