Friday, December 28, 2007

More zine library closing...

Okay, so the Tranzac is closed on December 30th, so the zine library will be too. See you on January 6, 2008.

Monday, December 10, 2007

New additions for December 9, 2007

30 Second Felch #1 - Glen Salter
A Very Basic Introduction to Embroidery - wornjournal
Cause and Effect Volume 1, Issue 2 - various
Dr. K Prescribes....Ink and Crackers - K. Clemens
Fly subscription postcards 1988-90 - Fly
Mutated Arms #1 - cheesemanboat
Plog #2 - plogette at gmail dot com
The Possum #1 - Blair Kitchen
Spud and Henry #1 - Mike Kitchen
The One Who Sews Has the Newer Clothes - wornjournal

Also, we will be closed on the 16th and 23rd of December.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

December 16

The Toronto Zine Library will not open on December 16, 2007, so don't come in that day.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

New additions for December 2, 2007.

19th Century Workers: Lyric Archive 1
Adjunct and Digital - Convertible Robots
The Adventures of Teddy and Blanket: The Sock Heareders of Quar-Minji - Uyugomiak
The Adventures of Teddy and Blanket: The Hair King
Amputee Wrestling League - Uyugomiak
An Arctic Story: An Incubator Chicks Lyric Book - Uyugomiak
The Armchair that had a Vagina - Uyugomiak
The Battle of Toronto - Convertible Robots
Blame the Stolen Chicken on the Ghosts - Uyugomiak
Convertible Robots: Lyric Archive #1 - Uyugomiak
Convertible Robots: Lyric Archive #2 - Uyugomiak
Convertible Robots: Lyric Archive #3 - Uyugomiak
Convertible Robots: Lyric Archive #4 - Uyugomiak
Cutey and the Rules of Sledding - Uyugomiak
Death in the Family - Convertible Robots
Empty Words: Book One - Benjamin Rivers
Empty Words: Book Two - Benjamin Rivers
Empty Words: Book Three - Benjamin Rivers
Empty Words: Book Four - Benjamin Rivers
G. Bradley Bigg Goes Bananas - Uyugomiak
The Gnomes - Convertible Robots
Gorilla Busk 1 - Convertible Robots
Gorilla Busk 2 - Convertible Robots
Grazier and Friends Lyric Archive #1 - Uyugomiak
Grazier and Friends Lyric Archive #2 - Uyugomiak
Grazier and Friends Lyric Archive #3 - Uyugomiak
Grazier and Friends Lyric Archive #4 - Uyugomiak
Grazier and Friends Lyric Archive #5 - Uyugomiak
Grazier and Friends Lyric Archive #6 - Uyugomiak
Grazier and Friends Lyric Archive #7 - Uyugomiak
Grazier and Friends Lyric Archive #8 - Uyugomiak
Grazier and Friends Lyric Archive #9 - Uyugomiak
Grazier and Friends Lyric Archive #10 - Uyugomiak
Grazeradio - Grazer and Friends
Gypsophilia Armed - Convertible Robots
KFS Nightclub - Uyugomiak
Looking for Baby Teeth - Uyugomiak
Macaroni & Tylenol: An Incubator Chicks Lyric Book - Uyugomiak
Medium Fries - Uyugomiak
The Mess: Lyric Archive 1
Museum: An Incubator Chicks Lyric Book
The Patch - Uyugomiak
Pauloosie Dreams of Death - Uyugomiak
The Penguin and the Lighthouse: A Incubator Chicks Lyric Book - Uyugomiak
Pig Toys - Uyugomiak
Rem Dim Sum 003 - Uyugomiak
Rem Dim Sum 004 - Uyugomiak
Rem Dim Sum 005 - Uyugomiak
Shrigamire Loves Salmon - Uyugomiak
The Sidecar - Uyugomiak
Sodomy Milkshake! - 19th Century Workers
Songs from the Valley: An Incubator Chicks Lyric Book - Uyugomiak
The Storm: An Incubator Chicks Lyric Book - Uyugomiak
Strapping Young Victims: An Incubator Chicks Lyric Book - Uyugomiak
Teddy's Picture Book - Uyugomiak
Trachea Fish - Grazer and Friends
Tubbler and the COrn Dabblers - Uyugomiak
The Tulip Shoes - Uyugomiak
Underworld High School: An Incubator Chicks Lyric Book - Uyugomiak
The Wellesley Sessions - Grazer and Friends

Thursday, November 29, 2007

CITY OF CRAFT

This Saturday, December 1, from 11am-8pm, join us at City of Craft at the Theatre Centre, at 1087 Queen St. West.

For more information, check out the City of Craft website.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Call for Submissions







Snipped from INSTANT COFFEE art mailing list....

Call for Submissions
EYELEVEL RE-SHELVING INITIATIVE: 3
An exhibition and sale of artist multiples and publications
March 13 to April 19, 2008

eyelevelgallery is seeking local, national and international submissions of artist multiples and publications for an upcoming
exhibition. Submissions may include:

zines, book-works, sound pieces, post-cards, manifestos, comics, objects and anything else that is fit for a shelf and exists as a
multiple.

Deadline for submissions is December 20, 2007

Please email your submission in a digital format to:
paperworks@eyelevelgallery.ca with ERI SUBMISSION as the subject.

Submissions should include the following:
- a brief description of proposed work (50-100 words)
- jpeg images of proposed work (2-5 images max.)
- sale price (if applicable, 70% of sale goes to the artist, 30% to
eyelevelgallery)
- artist bio and statement (1 page max)
- CV (optional)

Successful submitters will be notified by mid-late January 2008 or earlier.

For more information contact:
eyelevelgallery
2063 Gottingen St.
Halifax. N.S.
B3K 3B2
(902) 425 6412
director@eyelevelgallery.ca

eyelevelgallery is a not for profit charitable organization dedicated to the presentation, development and
promotion of contemporary art. Through a range of programming initiatives such as exhibitions, performances,
special projects, and workshops, eyelevelgallery has provided a forum for the discussion and education of
contemporary visual art for over 30 years. eyelevelgallery houses a bookstore, ELG Artbooks, which consists
of unique independently-published books and artist-produced multiples: books, zines, small objects, CD’s, DVD’s,
postcards and much more.

www.eyelevelgallery.ca

Sunday, November 18, 2007

New additions for November 18, 2007

A Guide to Hipsters!!!!!! Heidi Cho
Broken Pencil #37
Damn Engine! #1 Meredith E. Tucker
Doris #24 Cindy
Eaves of Ass #5 Craven Rock
Herpes (Simplex) Rob
Herpes (Type Two) Rob
Lickety Split #5 various
Life Sucks...big time! Moira Clunie
Make A Zine! Bill Brent
Plog #1 Plogette
Stolen Sharpie Revolution (3rd Edition) Alex Wrekk
Therefore Repent! Jim Munroe and Salgood Sam
Twenty-Eight Pages Lovingly Bound in Twine #3 Christoph Meyer

Monday, November 5, 2007

New additions for November 4, 2007

Donations from Canzine:

3.05 Metres: A Ten Foot Rule Primer Shawn Granton
A Guide to Hipsters!!! Heidi Cho
As Eavesdropped... Volume 1 Suzanne Baumann
As Eavesdropped... Volume 2 Suzanne Baumann
The Belles of Ball Point Suzanne Baumann
Broken Pencil #37
Brown Cords #1 Patrick Kyle
Brown Cords #4 Patrick Kyle
Brown Cords #5 Patrick Kyle
Bunny Ears Gary Wolfe
Bunny vs. The Hot Water Heater Gary Wolfe
Burn-Out Y. Julie
Cleopatra's Hat Suzanne Baumann
DIY Comix, 3rd Edition Shawn Granton
Everyday Comics Andrew Foster
I Choose My Choice C-Cup Productions
(It's like we're inside a birdhouse) Emily Tu
Isola Del Ugly Volume #1 Gary Wolfe
Jakob Flies the Plane Ryan Solski
The Johann Liberation Army Adam Thomlison
The Last Thumbnail Picture Show Adam Thomlison
Lickety Split #5 various
Lonely Friends various
On Edge #3 Tracey Mitchell
On Edge #4 Tracey Mitchell
Plastics Tracey Mitchell
Sean Ward Electric Comics Freak-Out! #6 Sean Ward
Serious Workout Suzanne Baumann
Sinking Hearts #1 Sophie
Spare! #1 Louise Von A
Ten Foot Rule: Better Looking than a Blog Shawn Granton
Ten Foot Rule: The Doors are Closing on Priority Seating Shawn Granton
Ten Foot Rule: This Ain't no Anthology, It's Just a Compilation Shawn Granton
Therefore Repent! Jim Munroe and Salgood Sam
Tips and Tales for Pragmatists #1 Tracey Mitchell
Topyx Presents Assbusters Volume #1 Curtis Lear, editor
Topyx Presents McLeans Guide to Canadian Universities Curtis Lear, editor
Topyx Presents the Pizza Issue Curtis Lear, editor
Treasure Maps Craftleen
Turtleneck Boy, really let's himself go #5 Suzanne Baumann
University Elizabeth
We Are Not Machines #1 Emma

Thursday, November 1, 2007

ART SHOW

I came across this online. We met some of the people from the gallery during the London Public Library's Indie Media Fair, and they gave us some donations. Should be a cool show.

Show Title: Hey You Guysssssss! Community Outreach comes to Toronto.
Location: Community Outreach Toronto
1658 Queen St. West (at Roncevalles)
Toronto, ON
519 681 7243?
When: November 3rd – 30th, 2007
Reception: Saturday November 3rd, 6-11pm?
Gallery Hours: Wednesday- Saturday 11am to 5pm or by appointment.
Community Outreach is proud to announce its arrival in Toronto, Ontario with Hey You Guyssss! an exhibition by artists Ben Jones, Robert Pimple, Matt Leines, Misaki Kawai, Eric White, Clare Rojas, Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Taylor McKimens.?This show, Community Outreach’s 1st in Toronto, is an effort by the London gallery to showcase its stable of artists in a wider market. This exhibition marks the Toronto debut for most of the artists involved.

Matt Leines, based in Montclair, New Jersey, is known for a drawing style mixing elements of the baroque with the dreamlike narratives of the surrealists. In his works, lions and tigers interact with bearded warriors who see through a third eye or talk through a second mouth. The culture and conflicts within Leines’ worlds express feelings of discomfort but also of reconciliation with the chaotic world around us. His work has also been featured as part the acclaimed RVCA artists program. Matt graduated form the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002.?

Robert Pimple, a self proclaimed “graffiti enthusiast” is a San Francisco based artist who has been participating in, as well as influencing the world of graffiti art since the late 80’s. Under a few different aliases he has made a transition from street artist to celebrated fine artist. Pimple has built a reputation for being both innovative and uncompromising in his confrontational yet interactive approach to galley and museum settings. From kinetic sculptures that spray paint the walls or bang their own heads in frustration, to tipped over cargo vans graffitied and filled with video monitors, Pimple has created his own aesthetic which is at times as destructive as it is beautiful.

Ben Jones, from Providence, Rhode Island, is perhaps best known as one third of the collective Paper Rad. A true multimedia artist, Ben’s character based work derives influences from a broad range or popular culture. Within Jones’ work the fluorescent trends of the early 90’s meet oft forgotten characters such as Gumby and Pokey and the California Raisins. Recently he has designed the album art and website for British hip hop artist MIA and is working on a TV pilot for the Adult Swim network. He has diversified his talents to influence the very cultural material that he draws from.?

Taylor McKimens is a New York artist whose painterly aesthetic and visual vocabulary of farm implements, houseflies and melting faces inhabit his pastel-colored world of decay and transformation. Originally from Winterhaven, California, a small desert town on the borders of Mexico and Arizona, McKimens’ work references more banal surroundings than Jones’ yet manages to bring out a very similar humor and sincerity. His work has attracted attention and praise from gallerist Jeffery Deitch and New York Times critic Roberta Smith.

Andrew Jeffrey Wright received his BFA in animation from the University of the Arts. He is one of the founders and current members of Space 1026, an alternative exhibition and studio space in Philadelphia, PA. Much of his work is strongly influenced by his background in animation and is often infused with psychedelic elements and/or a dry and absurd sense of humour.

Clare Rojas, AKA Peggy Honeywell is a San Francisco based painter whose use of pattern-work mixed with figurative images in scenes and landscapes has emerged as its own aesthetic. Using a folk art inspired palette to create her paintings, implied narratives are woven through the fabric of each carefully composed piece. The flora and fauna of her work suggest undertones of spiritual symbolism. While the characters are often imbued with feelings of loss and nostalgia, one gets the sense that they will not back down. They will ultimately beat their predators at their own game. She has exhibited worldwide including at Deitch Projects in New York and the Luggage Store gallery in San Francisco.

Misaki Kawai, born in Osaka Japan and now living in New York City, brings a sense of humour to all of her works. Her colourful and whimsical painting style comes across as childlike yet sophisticated. Seemingly random interactions within her work have very deliberate meanings. Often bringing her characters to life in sculptural work, Kawai’s colourful universe can be as complex as it is charming. Her expansive installations have garnered the admirations of critics and galleries. She has had solo exhibitions at Clementine gallery in New York City and also in Japan.

Eric White’s approach to figuration is both beautiful and disturbing. Referencing found imagery (often that of 40's era Hollywood), his own photographs and his unpredictable imagination, he creates "paintings about films about dreams about the neighbors." Painstakingly rendered with impeccable craftsmanship, White's work often emulates the varying planes of focus and multiple exposure of the photographic process. This combination of themes and technique produces complex, refined environments that are at once multi-dimensional, two dimensional, perilous and inviting. Eric White was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990.

Community Outreach was founded by the desire to expand the variety of art and culture on view in London Ontario. The upcoming years will prove to be an exciting time for London's art community and we are looking forward to contributing.?

An opening reception for the show will be held on November 3rd. For more information about the exhibit or the gallery, please contact:
Paul Bright
Community Outreach Owner / Curator
info@communityoutreachgallery.com?
519 281 7243
519 438 6615???

Links to artists for further reading:?

Taylor Mckimens: http://www.taylormckimens.com/
Ben Jones: http://www.paperrad.org/
Robert Pimple: http://snipurl.com/1lls1
Matt Leines: http://snipurl.com/1llst??
Eric White: www.ewhite.com
Misaki Kawai: www.misakikawai.com
Clare Rojas: http://snipurl.com/1sx69
Andrew Jeffrey Wright: http://space1026.com/space.php?action=bio&id=19

Friday, October 26, 2007

Last Hours

Also, there's an article/interview with us in the new issue of Last Hours, a British punk magazine that seems to be really cool. I'm not sure where/if you could actually buy it in Toronto, but we'll have a copy at the zine library in the near future.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

CANZINE

Since it's Canzine, we won't actually be at the library this Sunday (October 28th). Come see us at Canzine, instead, at the Gladstone. Also, Tara has an installation room thing there.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

New additions for September 30, 2007

Flipside #82
Flipside #84
Flipside #90
Flipside #92
Free Society #18 - Stu
The Fury #15 - Mark Novotny
Junktown #6 - Weston Wilson
Lower East Side Librarian Winter Solstice Shout Out 2005 - Jenna Freedman
Marked For Life #2/No Better Voice #30 - Sage Addeley and Jami
Pokkrepok Prasendere Volume III - Kresten Lindskov
TTC #4 - various
TTC #5 - various


Also, a head's up that the Tranzac (and hence, the zine library) will be closed next Sunday for Thanksgiving.

Monday, September 17, 2007

New additions for September 16, 2007

A.L.L: Memories of the Last Year - Simone Sicard
Amidst #9 - Kate
Current - Michelle Morgan Cross
Drummers In Exile - Kyle Lamb
Fight or Flight - Erin McLeod
Fighting For Our Lives: An Anarchist Primer - CrimethInc.
Froth #10 - M.P.Fikaris
Fuck Off and Die #2 -Chip
Fuzzy Heads Are Better #4 - Patti Young Kim
Fuzzy Heads Are Better #7 - Patti Young Kim
Glitter Duck #1 - Erin O'Reilly-Conlin
Helsinki-Toronto - Anonymous
The History of Nowhere - Emiko Sekiguchi
home - Jasmine
Hybrid - Darcia
I Love Chinese Papercut - Willie Yung
In Yer Ear #2/3 - Suzzy
Just Another Daydreamer#12 - Lorraine
Let Us Speak In Tongues - g blekkenhorst
Licking Stars Off Ceilings #1 - Clementine Cannibal
Licking Stars Off Ceilings #2 - Clementine Cannibal
Maximumrocknroll #217
Maximumrocknroll Book Your Own Fuckin' Life #1
Melt the Snow #9 - Teri
The Neglected - Ian Gray
No One Cares What You Dreamt About #2 - Erin
The Pleiades #12 - Miranda Hale
Raw Draw - various
Raw Pizza - Jesjit Gill
Sagitarius Horoscope - Jesjit Gill
Siren Volume 7 Issue 2 - various
Slug and Lettuce #25 - Chris Boarts
Slug and Lettuce #28 - Chris Boarts
Slug and Lettuce #30 - Chris Boarts
Stamp #2 - Becky Swift and Kellie Simpson
Suburban Gothic #3- Anonymous
Tattoo - Karen Li
Toxic Flyer Fan Zine - Billy Whitfield, Editor
(untitled) - Anonymous
(untitled)- Anonymous
The Waiting Game #2 - Mike Long
The Waiting Game #3 - Mike Long
The Waiting Game #5 - Mike Long

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New additions for September 9, 2007

Bloody Prick August 1997 - Shila Gunz
Bloody Prick September 1997 - Shila Gunz
Bloody Prick November 1997 - Shila Gunz
Bloody Prick February 1998 - Shila Gunz
Jook Sing Mui #1
The Gate #2 - W. Andrew Powell
Hung #3: Lonely Tylenol - Shannon Gerard
Nano Nano II Box Set - various
On the Prowl #12 - various
On the Prowl #14
The Peak - Alison, Jess and Kheya
The Pink Lemonade Stand
The Real Deal - various
Red Letter Day - Peishan
Red Letter Day #4 - Peishan
Slush Pile #1 - Gaby Katschkan
The Stink #13 - various
Wavelength July 2001 - various
Wavelength September 2001 - various
Wavelength December 2002 - various
Why Don't You Cry About It #2 - Sarah Thunder
Why Don't You Cry About It #3 - Sarah Thunder
Why Don't You Cry About It #4 - Sarah Thunder

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Shannon Gerard at the Toronto Zine Library

The Toronto Zine Library presents...

A talk with guest speaker

Shannon Gerard

Sunday, September 9th, 2007. 1:30pm
Toronto Zine Library at the TRANZAC, second floor

292 Brunswick Avenue
. Toronto

Please join us for a talk with book artist Shannon Gerard hosted by the Toronto Zine Library Collective at the Toronto Zine Library. In her talk, Shannon will discuss her artistic practice, the book as a medium, and her history as a zine-maker and micro-publisher.

Shannon Gerard publishes an ongoing illustrated auto-bio project called Hung. She also prints, binds and distributes little books and artist’s multiples that are mostly about faith, wishing and loss. Her most recent project is a series of multiples called Boobs and Dinks: Early Detection Kits, which involve plush crocheted breasts and penises with little lumps sewn inside that can be found by following instructions in the accompanying booklets- also made to encourage real-life monthly self-examinations.

The Toronto Zine Library is run by a collective of zine readers, zine makers and librarians who are looking to make zines more accessible in Toronto. We believe that zines are still an important medium of communication, and that they should be cherished, protected, and promoted. Our aim to do this through our public collection of zines, conducting related workshops at our physical library and abroad, and by holding events that promote zines as a method of open communication and free expression.

For more information, please contact us at torontozinelibrary@hotmail.com
Or consult our new website and online catalogue: http://www.sitekreator.com/zinelibrary


Monday, August 27, 2007

new additions for August 26, 2007

Ache #2 - Armen Svadjian
Ache #3 - Armen Svadjian
Ache #4 - Armen Svadjian
Assassin and the Whiner #12 - Carrie McNinch
Blurt #4/Gullible #27 - Lew Houston/Chris Terry
Blurt #5 - Lew Houston
Capitol City Zine Compilation - Lauren Trout, editor
David Yoder's Awesome Journal Volume 5 - David Yoder
David Yoder's Awesome Journal Volume 9 - David Yoder
Hodgepodge #6 - Mike Schade, editor
Homemade Boat #2 - g and w
Learning is Fun - Frank McMarlin
Lifelike #2 - Chris Binkowski
Rumpshaker #4 - Eric Weiss
Some Hope and Some Despair - Lance Hahn
Ten Things Jesus Wants You to Know #17 - Dan Halligan, editor

+ several issues of MRR, Heartattack and Profane Existence

Monday, August 20, 2007

New additions for August 19, 2007

Downtown Toronto #1 - Jason Kieffer
Downtown Toronto #2 - Jason Kieffer
Downtown Toronto #3 - Jason Kieffer
Future Fantasteek! #3 - Jackie Batey
The Idiom Volume 2, Issue 4 - various
Lost Dog - Missy Kulik
Smile and Nod #1 - Nick Maandag
Some Things You Should Know About Jason Kieffer - Jason Kieffer

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Toronto Zine Library- Selections






Some photographs of our installation at She Said Boom! Window Space. It's still up for another week and a bit, so go take a look for yourself!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

TZL at the Good Catch Craft Fair this Saturday!

Come join us at the Good Catch First Birthday Craft Fair this Saturday! There will be tons of tables featuring awesome local designers, crafters, artisans, artists, bookmakers and much more. Vendors will include the Sweetie Pie Press, Coldsnap Bindery, Toronto Craft Alert, Vintage Love, Liisa K. Graham, and many more. Did I mention there will be a weenie roast, too?

Good Catch
First Birthday Craft Fair
Saturday, August 18th, 2007
Noon-5pm
at the Good Catch General Store
1556 Queen St. West,
East of Sorauren Avenue
Toronto


Monday, August 13, 2007

New additions for August 12, 2007

Change Zine #9 - various
Change Zine #10 - various
CXC #4 - Matt Miller and Stef Martin, editors
CXC #5 - Matt Miller and Stef Martin, editors
CXC #6 - Matt Miller and Stef Martin, editors
Holidays in the Sun #2 - Jim Munroe
Punk Fiction #1 - various
Punk Fiction #2 - various
Punk Fiction #3 - various
Punk Fiction #5 - various
Punk Fiction #6 - various
Punk Rock Film Guide - Siue


We've also received a sizeable donation of old Maximum Rocknroll, Heartattack, Punk Planet, Profane Existence, and Slug and Lettuce. Come check it out!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

New additions for August 5, 2007

Black Cat 115 #3 - Matthew Firth and Steve Tapejna
Coitus Reservatus - Michele Coitus
C.U.N.T. Volume 1 - various
C.U.N.T. Volume 3 - various
C.U.N.T. Volume 5 - various
C.U.N.T. Volume 7 - various
Expressions: A Celebration of Voice - Nathalie Younglai and Min Kaur
Filler #3 - Dave Fisher, Editor
Filler #6 - Dave Fisher, Editor
Guest Check #2 - various
Out There #4 - Alan Hunt
Outlook #10 - Mark Jordan, Editor
Outlook #11 - Mark Jordan, Editor
Outlook #20 - Mark Jordan, Editor
Outlook #22 - Mark Jordan, Editor
Outlook #27 - Mark Jordan, Editor
Outlook #28 - Mark Jordan, Editor
Rivet #12 - Stacey Case, Editor
We Have Lives #1 - Emily Pohl-Weary, Editor

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New additions for July 29, 2007

It's Not You, It's me - Matthew Aurilio
The Zine Yearbook, Volume 3 - Jen Angel, editor
The Zine Yearbook, Volume 6 - Jen Angel, editor

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Toronto Zine Library- Selections at She Said Boom! Window Space

Excerpts from out collection will be on display at She Said Boom! Window Space gallery in August. Pass by and check it out!

Toronto
Zine Library
Selections

August 1-31, 2007.
She Said Boom! Window Space

372 College Street
Toronto

This exhibition showcases highlights from the Toronto Zine Library’s collection. Included are zines from the 80s to the present, ranging from literary and art-based zines to political/feminist/queer zines to punk rock fanzines. These selections- though only a mere glimpse into the past and present of “underground publishing”- illustrate the rich history of subversive thought, graphic art and free expression associated with
the zine medium.

The Toronto Zine Library is a reading room and lending library run by a collective of zine-readers, zine-makers and librarians striving to make zines more accessible in Toronto. They believe that zines are an important medium of communication, and that they should be cherished, protected and promoted. The TZL aims to do this through not only a public collection of more than 1200 catalogued pieces, but also by conducting talks and workshops
at the library and abroad, as well as by holding related events that promote zines as a method of open communication. The Toronto Zine Library is currently based out of the second floor of the Tranzac Club.

The Toronto Zine Library Collective is Suzanne Sutherland, Patrick Mooney and Tara Bursey. For more information on the Toronto Zine Library and its collective, consult the Toronto Zine Library website: http://www.sitekreator.com/zinelibrary

For more information, contact:
Tara Bursey
She Said Boom! Window Space
ssbwindowspace@hotmail.com

New additions for July 22, 2007

Burn Collector #12 - Al Burian
Cometbus #49 - Aaron Cometbus
Kill Baby #3 - Steve Fentone
So Sue Me - Various

Sunday, July 15, 2007

New additions for July 15, 2007, and exciting news

Batman- Paper Rad
Black, White and Read All Over #1.2- Paper Rad
Grope- Various
Nozone- various
Nozone- various
Propaganda #3- Fred H. Berger, editor
(untitled)- Star DT
You Never Know...- Annette Schaffer

EXCITING NEWS:
Starting next week, we will be selling (zine libraries cost a lot to run, and it all comes out of our pockets/individual donations) Toronto Zine Library library cards for 5$. What this will get you is BORROWING PRIVILEGES. You can take out up to 3 zines for 2 weeks. This doesn't include the vintage zines, but still, we have lots of zines that you can take home and read. Please see our website for full details.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

TZL at Good Catch Craft Fair, July 14th!




















Join us at the Good Catch Dog Day Afternoon Craft Fair on the afternoon of the 14th. Vendors will include Le Petit Pig, Heart Beat, Sweetie Pie Press, Rat Girl Goodies, Cold Snap Bindery and much more! Come support your local indie crafters, artisans and do-it-yourselfers! At the Good Catch General Store, 1556 Queen Street West (west of Jameson Avenue), Toronto.
http://www.goodcatch.ca

New additions for July 1, 2007

Forty Cent Rage - Claudia
It's a High School THING! - various
James Cardinal McGuigan Times - various
Kiss Machine #8 - Emily Pohl-Weary, editor
Kiss Machine #12 - Emily Pohl-Weary, editor
Kiss Machine #14 - Emily Pohl-Weary, editor
Teen's Life Magazine - various
Youth Alive - various

Thursday, June 21, 2007

new zine additions

Ashcan Alley #1- John F. Weldon
Ashcan Alley #2- John F. Weldon
Ashcan Alley #3- John F. Weldon
Ashcan Alley #4- John F. Weldon
Ashcan Alley #5- John F. Weldon
Ashcan Alley #6- John F. Weldon
The CIA Makes Science Fiction Look Unexciting #4- Abner Smith
Dig #12- Jennifer LoveGrove
Dream Whip #14- Bill Brown
The Pipkin Papers- various
You Can Work Any Hundred Hours A Week You Want (In Your Underwear)!!!- Joe
Biel



We also have some zines done by students at James Cardinal McGuigan High School in North York, which due to several SNAFUs haven't been catalogued yet, but which are in the library. They will be added to the catalogue soon.

Monday, June 18, 2007

TZL Talk at TRANZAC Open House, June 30th!

Members of the Toronto Zine Library Collective will be giving a talk during the TRANZAC's Summer Open House in the Main Hall from 1-2pm. This talk will introduce people to the library, discuss our objectives and collective activities, as well as the importance of the zine medium as a method of free expression/communication. The talk will end with readings from selected zines from the library by members of the TZL Collective and Special Guests.

TRANZAC Open House
June 30th, 2007
292 Brunswick Avenue, South of Bloor
All day, musical performances at night.
For more information, consult the TRANZAC's website:
http://www.tranzac.org


Monday, June 11, 2007

New additions for June 10, 2007

Girl Hero #3 - Megan Kelso
Propaganda #5 - Fred H. Berger, editor
Propaganda #8 - Fred H. Berger, editor
Punk Planet #32
World War 3 Illustrated #3 - Sabrina Jones, editor

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Spam

We get a lot of spam at the TZL. Today there was one in Spanish, so I tried translating it with Babelfish:

In a study at national level. Profeco I make a study at national level, and were several irregularities in diverse powerboats, if you wish to know if in the powerboat that you supply yourself they give you exactly what payments, I publish a document by which you can look for by state or city. The powerboats that appear in red had anomalies you record, those of orange, some anomalies and in green, no anomaly. The document is enclosed. D.R.© Technological Institute and of Superior Studies of Monterrey Ex-A-Tec

Monday, June 4, 2007

New additions for June 3, 2007.

Elegy Written in an ORL Nite Cafe - Tim Lander
The Girlfrenzy Millenial - various
The Ghosts of the City - Tim Lander
Hothead Paisan #12 - Diane DiMassa
Open Mike (5 Minutes to Midnite) - Tim Lander
Propaganda #4 - Fred H. Berger, editor
Propaganda #6 - Fred H. Berger, editor
Propaganda #12 - Fred H. Berger, editor
Punk Points - Jim Munroe
Sonic Death (Sonic Youth fanzine anthology)- Art Metropole

TZL in Zine Soup at Telefon TIl Chefen




















Zines produced by members of the Toronto Zine Library Collective will appear in the exhibition Zine Soup, a survey of international zine culture at Telefon Til Chefen Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark from June 1-30! Featured artists will include Canada's Royal Art Lodge, Le Dernier Cri (France), Nieves Books (Switzerland), Yuri Shibuya (Japan), Smittekilde (Denmark), Bongout (Sweden/France), Tommi Musturi (Finland), T.T.C (Denmark), Mark Delong (USA), Alexander Martinez (USA) - C'est Moi Ce Soir (UK), Mark Price (USA) and many more! Check out TTC's website here:
http://www.telefontilchefen.dk

Monday, May 28, 2007

New additions for May 27, 2007

127 Days to Live #1 Ryan Bigge
127 Days to Live #2 Ryan Bigge
A Walk Through Old Cabbagetown Marc Ngui
Anti Clock Wise #19 various (UK)
Badaboom Grammephone #4 Ben Goldberg, ed.
Broken Pencil #4
Broken Pencil #6
Broken Pencil #7
Broken Pencil #8
Broken Pencil #11
Broken Pencil #13
Burn Periodicals #2
T. MacGregor
Cannibal Culture #1 Kier-La Janisse, editor
Cog Think Marc Ngui
Cold Fusion #14 Nadine
EqualizingXDistort Volume 7, Issue 2 CIUT 89.5
Dave aka X Man the Urban Hermit Book 1 Hypnotized Sheep Press
Factsheet 5 #59
Go Guerilla!
various
Hips Lips Tits Power Lois Rowe
The Holy Bile #9 various
Ink and Crackers #3 K. Clemens
Leftover Shoes Volume 1, Issue 4 Dylan Reibling
Living Doll Disaster Jennifer Whiteford
M@b January 1999 Matthew Blackett
Marijuana Mother Zayla Weedz
The Match! #87 Fred Woodworth, ed.
The Match! #89 Fred Woodworth, ed.
Matilda
Jennifer
Matilda: My Ladyfest Travel Diary Jennifer
Matilda: Spring 2001 Jennifer
Maximumrocknroll: Book Your Own Fuckin’ Life #6
Maximumrocknroll: Book Your Own Fuckin’ Life #9
Mote Volume 2, Issue 1
Gabino Travassos, ed.
Muckcake #1 Pam
Mutiny Fish on Fridays
The New Irregular #2 C.W. Beaumont, ed.
Poise Emmett “Slutsky” McButterstone III and Hortense “Lavoie” Felipides
Punk Planet #19
Punk Planet #22
Punk Planet #31
Razorcake #4
Razorcake #5
Razorcake #6
Rutabaga Zine #2
various
Salon: A Journal of Aesthetics #25 various
Semper Fidelis Stuart Ross
Slush #11 Bev and Patricia
Superior Tenderness and Flavour #2 Chris Eng
Tepid, Spring 1999 John Hankiewicz
Tepid, Spring 2001 John Hankiewicz
Time’s Up! #4 Lane Van Ham
Tofu Volume 1a various
Wavelength February 2002 various
We Don’t Go to Their Parties: A Gainesville Comic Anthology Travis Fristoe, ed.
Working in the Bowels of Hell Black Conrad
Yip #29 various
Zine Guide #2 Brent Ritzel and Jenn Solheim
Zum #10 Yvonne and George Chen

Sunday, May 20, 2007

New additions for May 20, 2007.

Lots was discussed at today's meeting, including the summers 3 in-library events including a zine fair, TZL t-shirts, and the fact that we will soon become a reading room and LENDING LIBRARY. Please stay tuned to the website and blog for more on this super-exciting news!

And for the new additions:

Bamboo Girl #7
Bamboo Girl #8
Bamboo Girl #9
CXC #2
- Matt Miller, editor
CXC #3- Matt Miller, editor
Gobs of Bloody Flesh: The Heartwarming Tale of One Woman's Fight for Justice- Dave Dumas
Give Me A Hug: A Lighthearted Romp Through the Joys of Happiness- Dave Dumas

Sunday, May 13, 2007

New additions for May 13, 2007.

Mostly from the London Indie Press Fair yesterday....

30-Hour Sloth-
Sarah Wayward
4Strugglemag #3- Jaan Karl Laaman, editor
A Brief History of Zines- Anonymous
Advertising as an Infection- Gemma Hawkins
Battle Droid- Peter Thompson
Beautiful Bras and Bodyhair- various
Bees Fly Up and Down Volume 1, Issue 4- Guiney/Ali
Blacklisted! 411 Volume 3, Issue 3- Zachary Blackstone and Alexander Tolstoy
Captain Nola- Jacqui
Crazy from the Heat #2- Anonymous
Dirt Bag #8- Dave Kierch
Dollfazed #4- Kiera and Stephanie
Don’t Give Up- Anonymous
Famous Like Walt Disney- Peter Thompson
Fawda: On the Situation in Palestine- Friends of Al-Halladj
Fear Itself #6- Matthew Brown
Fear Itself Omnibus- Matthew Brown
Fish Piss #5- various
Garcon- Ray Robertson
Girl Cult Volume 2, Issue 2- Margaret Kelley
The Glovebox Chronicles #4- Davida Gypsy Breier
Gold Sounds #2- Peter Thompson
Goose- Ray Robertson
Grip #2- UWO PIRG
Grip #3- UWO PIRG
Grrrden #1- grrrdner
I’m The Devil- Peter Thompson
Infiltration #11- Ninjalicious
Island #2- Samara Klein
Island #3- Samara Klein
Lameguy #1- Brian
Library Bonnet #5- Julie and Tommy
Like Old Times- Peter Thompson
Little Star Crowd Control- Cliff Snyder and Claire Heslop
Lost In Tyme #2- various
Lost Star Found- Mary Loststarfound
MagMyr- Louwan Jehu
Manafixation #2- Sarah Jaffe
Manifest and Destiny- Anonymous
The McCleave Gallery of Fine Art Lineage Tour 2006- McCleave Gallery of Fine Art
The Mighty Destructo-Man- Peter Thompson
Mission Mini Comix- Anonymous
Mohawk Pussy #4- Jessika and Sheila
Nothing To Declare- Jasmine Marsh
Outlet Volume 2, Issue 1- LGBTOUT
Peanut Butter Jelly #2- Saelee and Souther “Snake”
Ponyclub #1- David Youngblood
QECE #10- Larry Nocella
Riot Grrrl Montreal- various
Salt and Slush #2- Sarah Evans
The Science Man- Peter Thompson
Slow Train #1- Ashley Houghton, editor
Soccer Hooligan #3- Peter Thompson
Sourcebook of American Chatter- SAC
Tapegun #2- Mark Borthwick
That Ol Drunken Puffer- Marc Bell and Peter Thompson
Three Poems- Laura Murray
The Toe Toddler #2- Peter Thompson, editor
Toronto Comic Jam: February 1997- various
Water Damage- Beau Labute and Peter Thompson
Winks & Whispers- Saelee Oh
What’s Life?-
Krista Precosky

Saturday, May 12, 2007

TZL in Broken Pencil!

The TZL was mentioned in the latest issue...check it out!

Zine Libraries: Alternative Learning Centres with Couches
MICHELLE KAY


Visiting a zine library isn't like going to a conventional library. You don't have to speak in hushed voices, you can bring in a hot beverage, sit on comfy couches, peruse independent, hard-to-find publications and meet other zine enthusiasts. Toronto's Zine Library is housed in the Tiki Roon at the TRANZAC, a community organization that promotes the arts, theatre and music. The Tiki Room is not large or fancy, but it serves the purpose of providing a cozy place for people to gather and read zines or listen to readings. Most zine libraries are more than just archives with dusty boxes but also act as meeting areas, hosting events, talks and workshops where artists, writers, activists, media critics and others can congregate to share ideas.

However, if you're already visiting the Toronto Reference Library, why not check out the zine library there? Broken Pencil donates there zines to provide the bulk of this collection. While the focus is on the Toronto zine scene, you will find other Canadian and international zines such as Montreal's Fish Piss. The zines are neatly arranged in folders and are stored alphabetically by title. They currently have about 700 zines, and if you need a break from your studies, it's conveniently located on the 4th floor of the library for your perusal.

According to Montreal's Bibliograph/e co-founder Anna Leventhal, "By having a place where zines are broadly accessable to the general public, there is a chance of maybe breaking down some of the barriers between media producers and media consumers." It serves as a kind of "nexus for people who are interested in alternative media, original writing and weird art." The Toronto Zine Library Collective's Tara Bursey likens zine libraries to political infoshops in that they "provide people with a venue for free information exchange and learning without interference or moderation. Both are places that could be considered alternative learning centres or 'free schools.'"

Halifax's Anchor Archive is found in Sarah Evans' and Sonia Edworthy's living room in a detatched house in North Halifax on Roberts Street. Evans states, "The purpose of the Anchor Archive- and I would guess most zine libraries- is to share zines, often a hidden and inaccessible type of publication, with anyone who is interested." Anchor Archive also organizes zine fairs and since 2006, has been running artist/writer/zinemaker-in-residence programs where residents move into the backyard shed- which is cleaned out to hold a bed and a desk- for a few weeks or a month and work on projects, holding office hours during the library's open hours. They are a great opportunity for collaboration and allow for out-of-towners as well as local folks a chance to work on a project while using the resources of Anchor Archive. Past residents include Dennis Hale, Sarah Mangle, Jeff Miller and Sara Spike, and Iris Porter.

Zine libraries are mostly volunteer-run, recieving little funding except when supporters and organizers decide to pay for expenses out of their own pockets. They are truely labours of love. Says Evans, "Halifax has a real shortage of public spaces that are community-run, art-based, and when we moved in here, we decided that a zine library would be a good focal point for starting something. There was always a lot of interest in zine fairs or workshops we were organizing."
Broken Pencil #35

Friday, May 11, 2007

TORONTO ZINE LIBRARY MOVED (a bit)

Hello all,
We've been moved upstairs, to the second floor of the Tranzac. You will now have to go up some stairs and walk by the Blocks Recording Club office in order to get to the Zine Library. Also, we're not sure what access is going to be like when it isn't Sunday from 1-3, so if you want to come by to the Zine Library, you might be wise to actually come during that timeframe.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Toronto Zine Library at the London Indie Media Fair

This Saturday, the Toronto Zine Library will be tabling at the 2nd annual London Indie Media Fair. The fair will feature Indie/DIY groups tabling their wares as well as a number of fantastic workshops. The Toronto Zine Library table will feature our physical catalogue, highlights from our collection, the TZL zine and pins for sale as well as many other goodies and surprises. If you are in the London area, please come down and say hi to us!

London Indie Media Fair
Saturday, May 12th, 2007
12-4:30pm
at the London Public Library,
Central Branch
251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario

Monday, May 7, 2007

New additions for May 6, 2007

Artfuck #6 Dan and Agustin
Big Boots #1 various
Brutarian #9 various
Crank #5 Jeff Koyen, editor
Crank #6 Jeff Koyen, editor
Destroy All Comics Jeff Levine, editor
Dysfunctional Family #6 various
Exhibit A #3 Alia Breyer
Exhibit A #4 Alia Breyer
The Face on Mars Aaron Trudgeon
Flattery Fanzine Volume 2, Issue 2 various
Geek Spazz or Dweeb Cathy Mark
General Elephany #3 Allison Hamison XIV
Island #1 Samara Klein
Lint to Religion gLover, editor
Mouth Volume 4, Issue 5 Lucy Gwin, editor
On and On #1 Dani Ferzoco
Poems About Rock Stars Kurt Isensee
Puncrock Zine #3 Michael Geller, editor
Rivet #9 Stacey Case, editor
Skyscrapers…All on Fire Anonymous
Skyscrapers…All on Fire Anonymous
Sneer #3 Kate Flannery, editor
Strange Emulsions Volume 1 Anonymous
Subliminal Tattoos Magazine #5 Robert Dupree, editor
Subliminal Tattoos Magazine #6 Robert Dupree, editor
Subliminal Tattoos Magazine #7 Robert Dupree, editor
Subliminal Tattoos Magazine #8 Robert Dupree, editor
Tiff Volume 3, Issue 3 various
Wavelength #2001 Ancient Wisdom Comics

White Bread #13
Brandon


and from before that:

30-Hour Sloth
Sarah Wayward

A Beat of Our Own #1
Jared Forman

A beautiful mess.
Melissa and Dani

A Frozen River #1
Dan, editor

A Frozen River #2
Dan, editor

AAHHH! A 24 Hour(ish) Zine Project
Fred Spider

Ab Imo Pectore
Patti Kim

Abbotsford + Realizations
Jackson

Abort!
Jonathan

Adventure #1
Dan Murray

Anar-comics Volume 1
Jonathan Culp

Autokeny #1
Shannon and Cheryl

Autumn
Anonymous

Bad Date Book

Beating Around the Bush #1
Pussywillow Collective

Beating Around the Bush #2
Pussywillow Collective

Beating Around the Bush #4
Pussywillow Collective

Bedridden #1
Michael Tymochko

Beyond Belief #1
Chris Evans, editor

bloodCUNT
Lacy Crews

Boys
Fish on Fridays

Boys’R’Us
Marc Ngui

Cakewalk
Missy Kulik

Canada Passport
Matt Murray

Charged Hair, Distorted Riffs…Bullet Belts and Circle Pits! #3
The Foat, editor

Charm #1
Becky Bayer and Matt Crookshank

Cornflake Rebellion #5
Betty Beatrix Beehive

The Deconstruction
Allan Bearns

DIY How To Guide
Crimethinc.

DIY Guide II
Crimethinc.

Dr. Pork #2
D. Ian Rogers

Dr. Pork #6
D. Ian Rogers

Drown Soda #5
Sarah Jane

EqualizingXDistort Volume 4, Issue 6
89.5 CIUT

EqualizingXDistort Volume 5, Issue 1
89.5 CIUT

EqualizingXDistort Volume 5, Issue 2
89.5 CIUT

EqualizingXDistort Volume 5, Issue 3
89.5 CIUT

EqualizingXDistort Volume 5, Issue 4
89.5 CIUT

EqualizingXDistort Volume 5, Issue 5
89.5 CIUT

EqualizingXDistort Volume 6, Issue 2
89.5 CIUT

EqualizingXDistort Volume 6, Issue 4
89.5 CIUT

EqualizingXDistort Volume 6, Issue 6
89.5 CIUT

Everyday Comics #1
Andrew Foster

Everyday Comics #2
Andrew Foster

Ewe Look Like Ewe Could Ewes a Drink
Jennifer Corbett

Exit Interview: On Robot Has Werewolf Hand
Eric Foster and Justin Kern

Facts About Menstruation Every Woman Should Know
Sarah

Fort-da
Yvonne Ng

Friday: A Day In My Life
Marissa

Fuzzy Heads Are Better #10
Patti Young Kim

Girl-Boy #2/Boy-Girl #2
Shyla Ann and Robnoxious

Go Fuck Yourself
Andy

Graffiti Art #1
Anita Singh

Hear Be Dragons #8
Mike Q. Roth and Eric Meisberger

Huzzah #1
Britton Walters

I Hate This Part of Texas #2
John

I Hate You
Karen Cunningham

I’m A Leaf, Don’t Eat Me: Zippy’s little Zine #3
Anonymous

I’m A Leaf, Don’t Eat Me: Zippy’s little Zine #4
Anonymous

Infiltration #21
Infiltration

Infiltration #23
Infiltration

Killer Queen
Anonymous

Kingdom #1
various

Legionella’s Manifesto
Christy Cameron

Lets All Die #3
Colin Drew

Living With Hepatitis C
Zoe Dodd

Llamapolis #3
Fred

Long and Skinny
Ridley-Eye Creations

The Long Drive Home
Nathan Richards

Long Live Mutiny- Pirate Tactics
Firestarter Press

Lucky #1
Gabrielle Bell

Magrat #3
Fred Spider

Magrat #4.5
Fred Spider

Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys
Fish on Fridays

Manic
Paul Hammond

The Matchbook Prophet
Kelly Shurr

Mayorga: Lamont Stories
David Lee

Melt the Snow #10
Teri

Melt the Snow #12
Teri

Melt the Snow #13
Teri

Mohawk Pussy #9
Jessika

Monkeyman #1
DJ Sylvis

Monkeyman #2
DJ Sylvis

Monsters and Villains
Kyle Jacobsen and rowboat

The Mummy Sojourns
L. Reid and G. Stab

Nannygoat Trannygoat #1
Roisin O’Connor

Nannygoat Trannygoat #2
Roisin O’Connor

The Necronaut #4
various

Not Even #3
Daisy Rooks

Not Licked to a Frazzle
Rosemary Spring

One
Stephen Parks

OOMPA! OOMPA!
Megan

Open All the Time #1
Angela K

Other Ramona
Laura Ramona

Panda
Yvonne Ng

Paper Crush #1
Krissy D.

Peace-A-Chord Newsletter
various

Peace-A-Chord Newsletter 1999
various

Peace-A-Chord Newsletter 2000
various

Peace-A-Chord Newsletter 2003
various

Penumbra #1
Susan and Richard

Pocket #7
Missy Kulik

Pocket #8
Missy Kulik

Pocket #9
Missy Kulik

Pocket #10
Missy Kulik

Popular Cult
Sedusco

Profane Existance #20
Profane Existance

Prostitution and the Law
CLEO

Public Works #2
various

Punk is like A Box of Candy
Siue

Pussywillow: Proactive Menstrual Awareness
Bloodsisters

Radical Slut Discovery: Building and Re-Building Our Sexual Selves

Rants and Roars: Journal of Imbittered Newfoundlanders
various

Rare Creature #2
Kelley Seda

Recycled Cinema
Satan McNugget

Red
Mike Laihiton

Rock, Lion
Yvonne Ng

Root
Sarah

Safe and Sound
Allison Jayne and Shannon Mitchell

Savage Nomad #1
Savage Nomad

The Second Part #3
Teri

Sex on Wheels: Revolutionizing the Body
Anonymous

S/he’s Got Labe #6
Heze

Short Fast and Loud! #14
various

Smeared Lipstick #1
Jennifer King

Smeared Lipstick #2
Jennifer King

Smeared Lipstick #3
Jennifer King

Soy, Not Oi!
Hippycore Crew

Spring
Anonymous

Squabbit
Anonymous

Stay as You Are
Brad Yung

STR-017
James March

Summer
Anonymous

Symbiosis Magazine #2
various

Tales of Lust and Labwork #1
Sonya Amin

Tales of Lust and Labwork #2
Sonya Amin

The Stupid Journey #1: Thumbing the Canadian Wasteland
Jonathan Culp

The Stupid Journey #2: Misbehavin’
Jonathan Culp

This Way Out
Sara Zia Ebrahimi and Emily Nepon

Toronto Zine Library: A Resource Zine
TZL Collective

Trans Heath Matters
Jamison Green

True Confessions of a Big Geek
Sarah

True Love: A Photo Romance
Naomi Reid

(untitled)
Larabbit

(untitled)
Missy Kulik

Wavelength Volume II, Issue 6
various

Wavelength Volume II, Issue 9
various

Wavelength Volume II, Issue 15
various

What Was to Be a Routine Operation
Chris Barry

Where’s A Cookie?
Missy Kulik

Why Jesus Never Liked Dirty Laundry
James Martin

Why We Live: Activism and Body Image
various

Winter
Anonymous

Witches, Midwives and Nurses
Bloodsisters

Wot I Think #1
George P. Pseudonom

Wot I Think #2
George P. Pseudonom

Yoohoo Haiku
Missy Kulik

You’re Gonna Die #2
Jessi Junkin

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

TZL Pins now available!




















Just a reminder that we now have Toronto Zine Library pins for sale! They feature our lovely typewriter logo, come in light blue and light green, and are only $1 each. To get your own, drop by the library on Sunday afternoons and ask a zine librarian, or come out to an event where we are tabling or that we're holding at the library! Money from pin sales goes towards our programming costs/library expenses, so by purchasing a pin, you are helping us make the library a better one!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Michael Comeau talk at the TZL

We are pleased to announce our second in-library event...
A talk with guest speaker
Michael Comeau

Brought to you by the Toronto Zine Library

Sunday, April 29th, 2007. 1:30pm

At the TRANZAC

292 Brunswick Avenue
. Toronto.

Please join us for a talk with special guest zine-maker Michael Comeau hosted by the TZL Collective at the Toronto Zine Library. In his talk, Michael will talk about his personal history with zines, and how his involvement in zine culture has informed his practice as a professional artist and screen printer.

Michael Comeau is a Toronto-based printmaker and poster artist, and a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. In addition to his work as an artist, he has been a zine-maker for many years, and was formerly the director of the Cut’N’Paste zine fair, as well as the Penny Arcade Print Shoppe and Gallery in Kensington Market. His recent projects include a solo show, Excretion Escapades, at Magic Pony and the curation of Regal Beast, a series of art anthologies.

The Toronto Zine Library is run by a collective of zine readers, zine makers and librarians who are looking to make zines more accessible in Toronto. We believe that zines are still an important medium of communication, and that they should be cherished, protected, and promoted. Our aim to do this through our public collection of zines, conducting related workshops at our physical library and abroad, and by holding events that promote zines as a method of open communication and free expression.

For more information, please contact us at torontozinelibrary@hotmail.com
Or consult our new website and online catalogue: http://www.sitekreator.com/zinelibrary

Pictured: Michael Comeau, Vazaleen poster (detail)