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Upcoming comics event: “The Pun is Mightier than the Sword:” The Art of Editorial Cartooning at The Standard, 1936-1961″

We wanted to share an upcoming event that was shared with us recently! : “THE PUN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD:”  The Art of Editorial Cartooning at The Standard, 1936-1961 – Overview The Pun is Mightier than the Sword will showcase the careers of six editorial cartoonists who worked at The St. Catharines Standard: 1936-1938 Josh Silburt (1914-1991) 1938-1945 Rubin Kaell (aka ‘James Allen’)  (1913-1968) 1941-1951 Harold Marten (1879-1953) 1950-1951 Charles Pratt (1923-2003 1952-1956 John Ednie (1920-1975) 1956-1961 Harry Harley…

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Event recording for Working in Indigenous Comics and Literature

Apologies for this delay, but we are SO happy to share with you this wonderful discussion back from the end of April! CCOL Comics Creator in Residence for April, Rhael McGregor, facilitated a discussion about being Indigenous and working in comics and literature, with guests Alice RL & Sonya Ballantyne. You can view the event below, or directly visit our YouTube channel! This residency program is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council

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Poster for our next event! Canada Comics Open Library with Gillian Blekkenhorst presents: Making Choose Your Own Adventure Comics in Twine! Monday June 27 @ 6:30 PM on Zoom Meeting id: 825 2943 1062 or follow link in bio"

Making Choose Your Own Adventure Comics in Twine!

We wanted to share an event happening this Monday June 27th at 6:30 pm Toronto (EDT) time! “Games and comics cross paths very often resulting in more often than not, strange and enjoyably fun experiences. Canada Comics Open Library with Gillian Blekkenhorst presents: Making Chose Your Own Adventure Comics in Twine!” Where?: Zoom, with info on how to join below. This event is free, with no need to register. Live captioning will be provided: Also, be sure to check out…

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A photograph of Lorena’s event poster on a table top surrounded by comics pages beneath as well as a small black notebook, a small and large binder clip, grey Staedtler pen, and well worn pencil. The event poster says in spooky black and orange bold font: “WHY DO WE MAKE STUFF?” Below this heading, in black comics font with an orange shadow, the poster says: “Casual Comics Chat Tuesday May 31st 7-8:30ish (pajamas and snacks encouraged).” Below this the text continues in black: Come and hang out with comics making friends, and let’s discuss how we got into comics, and what we want out of them. No wrong answers, only hangouts. Hosted by Lorena Torres Loaiza at CCOL (over Zoom, link in bio!). Transparent orange, yellow and blue shapes softly overlay the image.

CCOL 2022 May residency event: Why do we make stuff? A casual comics chat on May 31st!

We are thrilled to share this lovely event happening this Tuesday May 31st! This Tuesday, join Lorena Torres Loaiza for an informal conversation and hangout all about the reasons we make comics! Where?: Zoom, with info on how to join below. This event is free, with no need to register. Live captioning will be provided. Artist bio: Lorena Torres Loaiza was born in Bogota, Colombia, and grew up in Canada. She works in comics, illustration, theatre design, and fiction, sometimes…

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Working in Indigenous Comics and Literature

CCOL 2022 April residency event: Working in Indigenous Comics and Literature

We are so happy to share this event happening TOMORROW!! On Apr 23, 07:00 PM Eastern time, join CCOL Comics Creator in Residence for April, Rhael McGregor (@raysdrawlings) for a discussion about being Indigenous and working in comics and literature, with guests @alicerldeer & @sonya_ballantyne! Where?: Zoom, with info on how to join below. This event is free, with no need to register. Live captioning will be provided. Artist bio: Rhael McGregor is a Queer, TwoSpirit/NB artist of both Métis…

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Event poster featuring a cartoon character with two large ears drawing a comic of a scene they are observing of another character in the distance pushing a giant boulder up a mountain. A beautiful purple and pink sky colours the background.

Cartooning as potential energy, a workshop with Jordan Reg. Aelick

This Sunday 3:00-4:30pm EST, we will be presenting a talk about the potential energy that cartooning can create. How can the scrawling lines that we put on paper become more than shapes on a wrinkling sheet? Listen to CCOL member Jordan Reg. Aelick ramble on about his experiences attempting to do so! Live captioning available. We hope you can make it! To join: Canada Comics Open Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Cartooning as Potential Energy…

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Hello Boyfriend collaboration panel event poster!

CCOL presents Hello Boyfriend in: Collaboration! C-collaboration?!

We are very happy to share the following event happening THIS Saturday: On Aug 21, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time, join Hello Boyfriend members Victor Martins, Jade Armstrong, Keelin Gorlewski, and Christine Wong! in a panel event: Collaboration! C-collaboration?! Featuring: “A slideshow! Hot Goss (maybe) Exclusive top-secret new project reveal!” We hope you can make it! You can find the work of Hello Boyfriend collective over here: https://helloboyfriend.itch.io/ Artist bios: “Victor Martins is a multiple-award-nominated cartoonist living and working in…

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A sneak peek at our new cozy space on the 4th floor of @csitoronto Annex! Lots of colourful comics on tall white shelves surrounded by light blue walls, with several larger comics displayed on top of the shelves along with framed artwork and a chalkboard sign that reads “Welcome to the comics library!”

CCOL Comics Creator Residency 2021-2022

We are so happy to announce that this year Canada Comics Open Library will again be hosting 5 paid cartoonist residencies at our library! Consideration will be given to comics writers/illustrators, pencilers, script writers, letterers, inkers, and editors who have produced meaningful and substantial bodies of work. Artists must have published more than 2 titles, or include samples of soon to be published work. We will also consider webcomics, such as comics serialized on Instagram or another website, as examples…

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Event recording up for Mini Comics Readings at TCAF!

on May 14th at 5pm EST, artists Robert Liu-Trujillo, Duachaka Her, and Nina Slykhuis-Landry, joined us for a live event of mini comics readings! Each artist performed a selection from their comics followed by a Q&A! Artist bios: Nina Drew is an artist who lives in Montreal with their partner Larry and hairless cat Vashti. Nina has been drawing and painting for basically their entire life, and is currently mailing out monthly art letters of mini zines to their Snail…

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Old Growth Press and the Canada Comics Open Library present Saul Freedman-Lawson and Wang Xulin!

We are so happy to share the following event! “On May 23rd at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada), join Old Growth Press for the launch of our 2021 titles: Naturally by Saul Freedman-Lawson and Displacement by Wang Xulin! Hosted by Old Growth Press, Rotem Diamant, and the Canada Comics Open Library, we are presenting a night of readings followed by a Q&A with our artists. Saul and Xulin will be reading from and discussing their new works, joined…

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