Craftivism: The Art and Craft of Activism  (Arsenal Pulp Press) edited by Betsy Greer is a diverse and intriguing collection of essays, interviews, and images that explore the work of craft-activist artists from around the world – the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Asia – through examples that include: community embroidery […]

Craftivism: The Art and Craft of Activism (Review)

Happy Holidays! Thanks to all you lovely CAC readers who have read, commented and participated in giveaways this year! The makers and I appreciate your support for independent artists. To end off the first year of the Monthly Maker column, we checked in with some of our past featured makers to see […]

Monthly Maker 2012 Holiday Wrap-Up!

I met Sarah Kittingham the way I have encountered some many incredible metal-loving women: online. I first became aware of her and her work because we both wrote for Hellbound, and I was immediately struck by how passionate an engaging her writing was, as well as how well-informed and intelligent […]

Girls Don’t Like Metal Interviews Sarah Kitteringham

Karyn Crisis is as intensely spiritual as she is musical. For thirteen years was the dynamic and ferocious frontwoman for the experimental metal band Crisis. In early interviews she was often asked who was the woman who performed “duets” on Crisis’ early albums; her death metal vocals were often mistaken for a […]

Girls Don’t Like Metal Interviews Karyn Crisis

I interview a wide range of women who work in the music industry for Girls Don’t Like Metal, from music journalists and publicists to academics and, of course, musicians. This week, I had the opportunity to talk to the lovely and talented Rae Amitay, a unique interview subject, in that […]

Girls Don’t Like Metal Interviews Rae Amitay

The Web Though print magazines seem to be a dying medium I feel the need to argue that perhaps comics and art in the print medium art still alive and very much kicking, they have just had to change some. The growing technical prowess of the everyman in the realms […]

The Web, Print and Beyond: Artists & Artwork at Fan ...

There is no better word than ‘catharsis’ to encompass the impact my session with Adverteyes had on myself and the band. I had the opportunity to ask the questions I always wanted to ask of one of my favourite bands, but the band was also able to get some pretty […]

Adverteyes: A Brief History of the Evolution of a Band ...

Vancouver is known for its creative talents and it is only appropriate that many are using their craft to help Japan recover from one of the greatest natural disasters in history. The March 11, 2011 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami tore through the country destroying everything in its path and taking […]

Vancouver Crafters Use Their Talents to Help Japan

King Cobb Steelie (or KCS, as fans lovingly refer to them) have always remained true to their personal politics – both in their actions and music – on issues ranging from corporate sponsorship of their tours to the life and death of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. Their upcoming 20th anniversary […]

King Cobb Steelie Don’t Look a Day Over 20

The Executive Director of The Word On The Street Canada and formerly the Festival Director of The Word On The Street Toronto, Alexandra Moorshead is busy running one of the largest book and magazine festivals in the world. With events in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Kitchener, and now Saskatoon and hundreds […]

Interview with Alexandra Moorshead, Executive Director of The Word On ...

An established and respected artist both nationally and internationally, David Samila creates art that is “original, beautiful, funny and…abstract.” A graduate of the Winnipeg School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art (England), David is the recipient of many prestigious awards and recognitions. After living in both London […]

Success in Fine Arts – Interview with David Samila