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


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
Or consult our new website and online catalogue:

Pictured: Michael Comeau, Vazaleen poster (detail)

New additions for April 8, 2007

The Abolition of Work- Bob Black
Call & Response #1- Gianni Simone
Coverage #4- Michael J. Elvidge
The Extraordinary Life of Michael J. Elvidge- Michael J. Elvidge
Firewood #1- Sine Firewood
Future Fantasteek! #1- Jackie Batey
Hypochondria- Angela Weyran
In the Bedroom- Sara Berger
Issue Volume 1, Issue 3- James Lindsay, editor
Lickety Split #4- various
N-Body Problem- Jen Beeghly-Hills
Noncollectable #2- Alexis R.
Scam #5.5- Erick Lyle
Super Deformed #3- Michael J. Elvidge
Wavelength January 2007 - The Riptorns

Monday, April 2, 2007

New additions for April 1, 2007

The following is last of the things we're cataloguing from our big donation, as well as some mail donations.

Answer Me #3- Jim Goad, editor
Baby Sue Volume 3, Issue 1-4- Don W. Seven
Baby Sue Volume 4, Issue 1- Don W. Seven
Baby Sue Volume 4, Issue 4- Don W. Seven
Baby Sue Volume 5, Issue 1- Don W. Seven
Baby Sue Volume 6, Issue 2- Don W. Seven
Boy's Radio Adventures
Brown Rot- Dan Murphy
Calendar Girl #2- Amoona B. Squimbly
Don't Touch Me Comics Volume 1, Issue 2- Dave Howard, editor
Don't Touch Me Comics Volume 1, Issue 4- Dave Howard, editor
Good Girl Volume 1- Nikko Snyder
Headlines #21- Dave Mitchell
If Gymnastics Were Easy It Would Be Called Hockey- Amoona B. Squimbly
Mind Theatre #10- various
OPT Volume 7, Issue 6/7- Martin Avery and Stewart Ross, editors
Our Soundtrack Project #1- Josh Hamilton, editor
Psychotronic #13- Michael J. Weldon
Rocket Science Volume 1, Issue 1- Jaymie McAmmond, editor
Sparky's Night of Terror- Kit Lively
Thrift Score #9- Al Hoff
World War 3 Illlustrated #20- various
XYY #3- John Fitzgerald Kelly, editor
XYY #4- John Fitzgerald Kelly, editor