Friday, April 23, 2010



join us at the zine library for a special event with some fine folks in town from montreal:

::::finally....launch for NAILBITER 2!!! ::::

stop by the toronto zine library between 1-3pm to

-pick up your copy of Nailbiter 1 + 2
-enjoy cupcakes, tea, rootbeer floats and other delights
-check out artwork from the zine
-listen to some live music we're proud to present the second nailbiter, full of anxious stories,art, comics and more.

Anxiety can be a shame and fear that we hide away in our secretchests. One of the reasons we started this project in the first placewas to chip away at the isolation that many of us have internalized.This zine is a testament to the courage it takes to put our storiesout there. We wanted to share out anxious bowels, sleepless nights,how we keep it together, how we lost it, things that make us anxious,things that make us feel safe, intersections of other mental/healthproblems, coming-of-age anxiety, date anxiety, embarrassing moments,symptoms of support, harm reduction, resources, how we did ourselvesproud, and the heroics of making it!!!!!!!!!


kazoo zine fair!

we will be tabling tomorrow at the kazoo zine fair in looovely guelph, ontario. the fair is taking place at ed video (40 baker st) from 11am-3pm. please do stop by and say hello! we will have the last 3 issues of our resource zine as well as spiffy pins + magnets for sale.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ghost pine anthology! book launch tomorrow night!

hey folks,

long time zine maker jeff miller has a book coming out on invisible publishing called GHOST PINE: ALL STORIES TRUE. come celebrate at the gladstone hotel tomorrow night.

In thirteen years of publishing the influential zine Ghost Pine, author and editor Jeff Miller did not stray from its motto: “All Stories True.” Despite this, readers frequently claimed that his autobiographical stories were far-fetched. At the launch of his eagerly awaited collection, Ghost Pine: All Stories True (Invisible Publishing), Miller will take the stage to discuss the history of the zine and do some fact-checking. Presenting photographs, letters and audio cassettes from his archives in conjunction with his stories, he will light-heartedly play with truth and memory, fact and representation. Marc Glassman, Executive Director of This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) will host the evening. – A TINARS event presented with Invisible Publishing, Gladstone Hotel, NOW Magazine,, and Take Five On CIUT.
Gladstone Hotel 2nd Floor Gallery, 1214 Queen St West
Wed April 14; 7:30 pm (Doors Open 7pm) $5 (Free with Book Purchase)

and if you cant make it to the toronto event, check out the list of other cities hosting similar events:

jeff miller/ghost pine on the web:

PS: exciting things happening at the TZL over the next few months. keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Make a zine! workshop

Make a Zine!

A Workshop for Beginners

Facilitated By Tara Bursey

Thursday, April 15, 7:00-9:30pm

Make a zine! Learn about the colourful and subversive history of underground publications and self-publishing! Have fun! Explore the zine medium and self-publishing by learning the roots of the zine, looking at examples of zines from the past and the present, and discussing local zine resources such as zine libraries, annual zine fairs, and methods of distribution. For the last half of the workshop, attendees will make their own fast-and-furious 8 page mini-zine, and will get advice on format, construction, and production. Materials will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own writing implements and collage materials.

Cost: $25.00

Drop in or phone to register

Wise Daughters Craft Market

3079B Dundas Street West

(In the Junction)


Sunday, April 11, 2010

New additions for April 11, 2010

2 selections from Woodstock Reichstag / half-size / comics / Lee Enfield and M. Connery
A tale with no ending / half-size / litzine / Tara Azzopardi
Chickenstock, volume 10, issue 1 / half-size / perzine / Andreas Kyprianou, ed.
Crop circles for fun & proft / odd-size / special interest / John Reid
Dish of Lachryma / half-size / litzine / Mark Slutsky
Dreeem Virus / odd-size / comics / Gregory K.
East Village Inky #30 / quarter-size / perzine / Ayun Halliday
El cumpleanos de Paco / half-size / litzine / Micky Hess
I found it in my urethra! / half-size / comics / anonymous
"I knew a motherfucker like you and she said..." / quarter-size / perzine / Clementine Cannibal, ed.
Is it so hard to make cartoons that don't suck shit? / half-size / comics / anonymous
Licking Stars off Ceilings #11 / quarter-size / perzine / Clementine Cannibal
Licking Stars off Ceilings #12 / quarter-size / perzine / Clementine Cannibal
More precious than gold! It's Szjold / quarter-size / art / anonymous
Phantastic / quarter-size / arts / Kevin Guthrie
Puddle #89 / Big Duk #3.146 1/2 / half-size / perzine / various
Ryan wants a fork / half-size / perzine / Ryan
Spectacular times: the bad days will end / quarter-size / politics / anonymous
Suburban Blight #3 / half-size / perzine / Stephanie
The Bushwick Review / half-size / litzine / Kristen Felicetti
The Loose Cannon #1 / half-size / politics / Kirsten Anderberg
The Squirrel / half-size / litzine / Stuart Ross
The Terrific Adventures of Kevin the Duck / half-size / comics / Mike Place
Throw that bottle and let me shoot at it #2 / half-size / litzine / D. Bradley Williams
Track One / half-size / fanzine / anonymous
Vincent / quarter-size / comics / Robin Bougie
You're already dead / half-size / politics / Crass