This writing is meant to accompany a post of my favourite comics of the 2010s. I wrote this several weeks ago, but worked up the courage to make it public today. Why I spent so much time reading comics this past decade Reading comics has been a comforting and familiar ritual to me since childhood. … Continue reading Why I spent so much time reading comics this past decade
About this list I'm not suggesting that these are the best comics of the last decade (I don't think a list like that is even possible), but I would recommend them to anyone interested in comics. They are biased towards indie press and autobiography because those are the comics that generally have meant the most … Continue reading My favourite comics of the 2010s
Canada Comics Open Library has been in our Regent Park space just about 9 months now, and we recently held a crowdfunding campaign to be able to pay rent and insurance for the next year as well as make our collection circulating. Although we did not reach all of our larger goals, we were able … Continue reading Creating an independent comics library
I was so swept up in work that I forgot to post about work! This is the most exciting project I have ever worked on, and I've had the complete pleasure of leading this non-profit comics library for the past 9 months— and can finally talk about it! The Canada Comics Open Library is working … Continue reading Canada Comics Open Library!
Here are a few templates for making zines! There are so many great tutorials online you should check out. I prepared these images for an "introduction to zines" booklet to give away at Maker Fest this summer at the Toronto Reference Library, where I tabled with the Toronto Zine Library. Feel free to re-post and … Continue reading Zine Making Guides
This is an updated version of a piece created for the Toronto Zine Library's winter 2019 Zine-O-File, published by the TZL Collective. First, for those who are unfamiliar, zines are self-published booklets that can be about anything— from garlic recipe zines made of garlic paper to comic zines about socialism in Canada. The term "zine" … Continue reading A post about the new Toronto Zine Library OPAC and DIY library software
Please share this info and support DIY zine culture in Toronto 🖤 The Toronto Zine Library is hosting an event to raise money for a new printer and scanner for the library, and to help support future library operations. The library would like to provide accessible printing/copy methods for zine makers. Also, the scanner … Continue reading Toronto Zine Library Fundraiser at Glad Day Bookstore