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
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
For the past few months, I have been researching fairy lore for an ongoing writing project. I recently came across an exhibition catalogue on Victorian fairy paintings, suitably titled Victorian Fairy Painting (1997, edited by Jane Martineau with contributing essays from curators and other experts). I feel so lucky to have stumbled into this one … Continue reading Victorian Fairy Paintings
Cover illustration from the beautiful graphic novel, Back and Forth, told in linocut illustrations, made by Toronto artist Marta Chudolinska Recently, I decided to take a break from hand drawing and learn how to create block prints, mostly using the linocut printing technique, which is a type of relief printing. Having taken a rare books … Continue reading Adventures in Printing
Artists' Books There are many conflicting opinions as to what an artists’ book should be. The term “artists’ books” first appeared around 1973 but books that could later be placed within this category began to appear in the 1960’s and 70’s along with social and political activism and the rise of conceptual art (p.13, Klima). … Continue reading Artists’ Books