Get to know Issue 3′s contributors

static zine issue 3

For Issue 3, Static’s roster of contributors got even bigger. 26 people were involved in the making of the zine and telling stories about their lives. So naturally, once you’re hooked to their stories, you’re going to want to know more about them.

So for this issue, each person got a web page right on this here site.

The first wave of pages are ready, so here’s who you can get to know and then read more of their work:

Jessica – Life as a Music Video

Aviva – Life as an Edward Gorey adaptation

Matti – Life as a TV Family

Ellyn – Life as a Romantic Comedy

Kate – Life as a Stand By Me adaptation

yahlehly – Life as Reconstructed Pop Song Titles

Ricky – Life as Movie Posters

Steve F – Life as a Letter from Sea

Bryan – Life as a Stolen Soundtrack

The Lonely Vagabond – Life as a Song

Marta – Life as a Daily Comic

Bhairavi – Life as a Menu

Rob – Life as a Board Game

Adriana – artist for Life as a Workout Video

Erin – artist for Life as an Edward Gorey adaptation

Megan – artist for Life as a Stand By Me adaptation

Yuli – artist for Life as a Music Video and Board Game
(and we are genuinely sorry times a million the links for Yuli did not make it in the zine!!!!!)

More coming soon!

Download the Third Issue’s Mixtape

static mix art by greer brabazon

art by Greer Brabazon

One of our favourite things about putting out each issue is compiling the mixtapes of Toronto bands to go with them. For the third issue, we’ve got 18 more exciting local acts to check out, from Arts & Crafts’ new electro goth signees Trust to the genre-bending banshees Yamantaka // Sonic Titan to the sweet dance party boys The Elwins to the new project from Ohbijou’s Casey and Ryan, The Blot.


1. “Bulbform” by Trust

2. “There’s a Secret To Your Pleasure” by Slim Twig

3. “Big Dumb Blue Angel” by Moon King

4. “Homesick Satellite” by Doldrums

5. “Prepare to Prepare to Die” by Blood Rexdale and the Walls are Blonde

6. “Demon Inside Me” by The Undrummer

7. “White Flag Riot” by Odonis Odonis

8. “Reverse Crystal Murder of a Spider” by Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

9. “I Simply” by Rattail

10. “Dream of Stones” by Rival Boys

11. “Evening Breath” by The Folk

12. “Sperry” by Little City

13. “The Ocean” by Young Rival

14. “Green” by Dilly Dally

15. “Stuck in the Middle” by The Elwins

16. “Quizzical Face” by Carnival Moon

17. “Whispers” by Lake Forest

18. “The Blot Begins” by The Blot


static zine issue 3 event poster

Poster by Juliana Eye

We are so thrilled to announce that we’ll be launching our biggest issue yet – The Story of Our Lives – with a full-blown celebration at the Rivoli on Wednesday, March 14.

We’ll be running a round of indie music trivia from 8-9 p.m. Here’s your chance to win prize packs from record labels, tickets to shows and gift cards to stores!

Then we’ll be basking in the performances by Carnival Moon, WAZU and The Ruby Spirit.

RSVP on Facebook!

Until then, see how production started off…


Static Zine is looking for artists for Issue 3

Hi friends! Static Zine is currently on a wild hunt. For our third issue, we need illustrators for a handful of stories and we have a cover concept that needs the right person.

If you’re interested or know someone who might be, please email us saying so and a sample of your art at

Check out Issue 1 and Issue 2 for the kind of illustrations we’ve had so far.

Unfortunately we aren’t able to pay more than baked goods and hugs, and we hate that (although who can turn down those two things), but we can say that the zine is found all over the city in stores, at fairs, it will be handed out at Canadian Music Week in March and at our future events. You’ll be part of a collective of writers and artists from Toronto to put this DIY magazine together. We have a lot of fun doing it and have made great connections since we started.