A couple of exciting announcements:

Calendar Fundraiser!

We are so happy to share that we are holding our First Annual Canada Comics Open Library (CCOL) Calendar Fundraiser!

Our calendars this year feature 12-months of beautiful full colour illustrations made by Canadian comics creators!

This year, our calendar features original art created by the following artists:

Joe Ollmann, Ho Che Anderson, Christopher Green (Mumblethief), Georgia Webber, Tory Woollcott, Ramón Pérez, Jason Lapidus, Ginette Lapalme, Montevarious, Scott Chantler, Jordan Aelick, Fiona Smyth

Calendars will be available for sale on our website starting November 5th at 5pm Eastern Time (ET). You can purchase a calendar directly by visiting the webpage that will be linked to in our Instagram bio on November 5th starting at 5pm ET and clicking the “buy now” button which will take you to a secure page where you can order your calendar through Paypal.

Calendars are $15 each, or an order of 2 or more for $10 each. Shipping costs will be calculated at checkout.

Be sure to tune in to our Instagram for more details to come!

Calendar artwork above by Joe Ollmann and Fiona Smyth!

We want to thank all artists who generously contributed to the calendar this year. A big thank you to Irene Velentzas for organizing this calendar fundraiser! And thank you as well to everyone who has shared the project, visited the library, and shown us support.

We can’t wait for everyone to see all the amazing, beautiful work that went into these calendars.

Auction of original artwork

We are beyond thrilled to share that coinciding with the sale of our calendars, we will be hosting an auction of all 12 original art pieces created for the calendar. The auction will take place on Instagram on November 5th beginning at 7PM Eastern Time (ET). You will have until November 6th 11:59pm (ET) to get in your final bid in the comments!

Be sure to tune in to our Instagram starting November 2nd for more details on all artwork up for auction and how to bid on each piece! Visit our latest Instagram post for more info,

*** We will also be hosting a live event on Instagram November 5th starting at 7pm Eastern Time (ET) where you can tune in to our Instagram Live channel to watch several artists who contributed to the calendar speak about their work and their piece of art as guests on CCOL’s Instagram Live! ***

Thanks again so much to all artists who generously contributed to the calendar this year!

Thank you in advance for everyone’s support in this fundraiser and auction, and thank you for any shares, for any time you have spoken about CCOL with a family, friend, or acquaintance. We can’t thank you enough for your support. Everything, including emails or messages on Instagram, have meant a lot. We are a small independent comics library built from the contributions and hard work of volunteers and a lot of love. We have come a long way from hosting our first pop-up library in 2018 to finding a library space for our collection in Toronto last year, and we couldn’t have done it without your support!

We hope that you can join us on November 5th! And in the meantime, have a safe and spooky Halloween!

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