CCOL crowdfunding launch!

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Re-posted information from CCOL’s website blog:

“The Canada Comics Open Library, a non-profit comics library in Toronto, needs your help to be able to open our doors to the public for our first library branch in Toronto! We want to make our comics collection publicly accessible, and we need your help to be able to work with and support creators and offer a cozy and vibrant space. Our comics collection includes over 500 titles and continues to grow. Check out our online catalogue!

The comics library will be the first of its kind in Canada, with the potential to grow to become the largest publicly accessible comics collection in the world!

The comics library will be a welcoming space where you can drop by to read our comics, hang around to work on your own comics and art, speak with other people interested in comics and the comic arts, and participate in workshops and other events.

View our campaign page for more information!

….and to check out our rewards for your generosity:”

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Canada Comics Open 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 monthsβ€” and can finally talk about it!

The Canada Comics Open Library is working on creating an inclusive physical library space to help showcase how diverse and wonderful comics are. Right now we have an online platform with plenty of resources about Canadian Comics,Β  and we are hosting pop-up libraries and events in existing accessible spaces until we are able to rent a space of our own.

This is a poster from our recent launch event

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(designed by Ben Harvey)

And here are a few photos of community members enjoying comics at our recent pop-up library!

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(Photos by Ramtin Teymouri)

I will follow this post with another update about the project!