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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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Canada Comics Open Library- Cleo's October event

Call for President and Board Members

Hello out there, We are looking to fill a couple of board member positions. If you would like to join us and help CCOL continue to exist and grow, we would be so happy to hear from you! We currently have a position open for President and we are hoping a few more board members will join the comics library. To view all Director and Officer positions currently open and the application process, please visit this CCOL Get Involved page–…

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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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Notes for a Critique of the Political Economy of Alt-Comics – Sami Alwani’s Comic Book Creator Residency Blog Post

Notes for a Critique of the Political Economy of Alt-Comics In any industry, infrastructure has a tendency to stifle innovation. The more we invest in scaffolding a specific type of production, the more we are invested in continuing to produce a specific type of work. The film industry is a perfect example. Production budgets have skyrocketed in recent years and failure to secure a return on investment now constitutes a financial catastrophe. This has been hugely detrimental to indie film…

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COMICS VERSES EVERYBODY – Gillian Blekkenhorst’s Comic Book Creator Residency Blog Post

COMICS VERSES EVERYBODY I work in a lot of different media. Comics is one I’ve been working in the longest. Comics gives me something specific and vital that I can’t get from other media. I’m going to tell you about the things I’ve made in my life, and then I’m going to expand on why making comics is something that’s stuck with me through all of it. My earliest illustrated opuses were a book chronicling the somewhat dull adventures of…

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Sami Alwani’s Book Shelf Curation for the Comic Book Creator Residency

It was really a pleasure to get to curate a selection of my favorite comic books to disply in the CCOL lounge this summer. I could very easily write for hours about every one of these spectacular books, but since I’ve been asked to prepare only a blogpost and not a novel, I’ve decided to focus on just three. All of these books were released by small-press publishers with limited runs and smaller distribution networks than some of the more…

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A Home for Comics

I’m not sure where the time goes. A month in residency at CCOL, prep time for TCAF, TCAF itself…all came and went, like a colourful stampede. It’s been a great time, but only now am I able to take a second to digest some of the experiences I had. Having had a chat with Jordan and in creating my comic for the residence, I was in love with this idea of “A home for comics”. In Toronto, there are a…

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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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