My favourite comics of the 2010s

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

Creating an independent comics library

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

A post about the new Toronto Zine Library OPAC and DIY library software

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

Toronto Zine Library Fundraiser at Glad Day Bookstore

  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

Grotesque Dollhouse: A Close Reading of Julie Doucet’s My New York Diary

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