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!
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
For those out there who live in Toronto, The TZL Collective (Toronto Zine Library) will be partnering with the Toronto Zine Off to host a zine trading event happening this Friday, April 6th from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT at the Tranzac Club in the Tiki Room (292 Brunswick Ave, the same address where the … Continue reading Zine trading event: The Toronto Zine Off
The following post is based on a course assignment from a few years ago that offered me the opportunity to closely read and trace a few pages from Julie Doucet’s My New York Diary, one of my favorite autobiographical comics. My New York Diary is also an early contemporary feminist classic of graphic autobiography. I … Continue reading Grotesque Dollhouse: A Close Reading of Julie Doucet’s My New York Diary