Zine trading event: The Toronto Zine Off

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

Victorian Fairy Paintings

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

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

Photographs of Masks, Marionettes, and Monsters from past travels around Italy and Prague

I used to make clay dolls as a hobby, and I love masks and marionettes, so while traveling I take photographs of these items where I can find them. Most of these images were taken around Italy (Venice, Rome, and Florence), Prague, the first two photographs were taken in Israel, and the last two are … Continue reading Photographs of Masks, Marionettes, and Monsters from past travels around Italy and Prague