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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Mini Comics Readings TCAF event!

There’s so many great comics debuting and virtual events at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this year, and we are so happy to be taking part! On May 14th at 5pm EST, Join artists Robert Liu-Trujillo, Duachaka Her, and Nina Slykhuis-Landry, for a live event of mini comics readings with the Canada Comics Open Library! Each artist will perform a selection from their comics and then there will be a Q&A with the audience. Stay tuned for more info about…

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Event recording for Comics Out Loud #5

 On Friday April 23rd at 7pm EST, Canada Comics Open Library (CCOL) hosted our 5th Comics Out Loud with Hello Boyfriend members Jade Armstrong, Keelin Gorlewski, Victor Martins, and Christine Wong! Artist bios: “Jade Armstrong is a cartoonist specializing in slice-of-life and humour. They like swimming, municipal politics, and long walks on the beach. Their middle-grade contemporary graphic novel, “Scout is Not A Band Kid” is set to release Spring 2022 from Random House Graphic.” Website: https://jelajade.com/ “Keelin is…

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Submit to read your comic with Old Growth Press and the Canada Comics Open Library!

Submit to read your comic with Old Growth Press and the Canada Comics Open Library! Are you a LGBTQ2S+ and/or BIPOC comics creator with new or upcoming work? Old Growth Press will be launching two books on May 23rd and they’d love to have you read alongside them! This event will take place on the Canada Comics Open Library’s Zoom and will include live comics readings followed by a Q&A period. Each participant will have a suggested time limit of…

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Comics Out Loud with Hello Boyfriend!

We are so happy to announce the 5th Comics Out Loud!: On Friday April 23rd at 7pm EST, join Hello Boyfriend members Jade Armstrong, Keelin Gorlewski, Victor Martins, and Christine Wong for an evening of comics being read out loud and discussion about their work! Where?: Zoom— with info on how to join below! This event is free, with no need to register. The event will have live automatic captions. We will be recording the event to publish it on…

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Event recording for Comics Out Loud #4!

On Friday March 26th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time Canada Comics Open Library (CCOL) hosted our 4th Comics Out Loud with creators Kimiko Tobimatsu, Keet Geniza, and Nadia Shammas! Artist bios: Nadia Shammas (she/her) “is an Arab-American comics writer originally from Brooklyn, NY now living in Toronto, ON. She is best known for being the co-creator of SQUIRE, a Middle Eastern fantasy OGN set to be released by HarperCollins in 2022. She is also the writer of the upcoming MS.…

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Canadian comics publishers list!

I hope this will be helpful for those looking to be published as well as those interested in Canadian comics. I’m slowly adding publishers to the Canadian Cartoonists Database and created this as a reference. I’ve also included Canadian publishers who don’t solely focus on comics but still publish a significant amount of comics, as well as collectives who self-publish members’ work and produce anthologies. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions or point me to more databases out…

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Important update: we are moving!

We’ve been holding off on sharing this until our plans were finalized, but some important news about the Toronto comics library: As some of you may know, The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) has had to close their Regent Park location permanently. We are incredibly sad to be leaving Regent Park, but very thankful for the time we’ve had there and the people we’ve met. We are happy to announce that we will be moving to CSI’s Annex location at…

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Event recording for Comics Out Loud #3

For those who weren’t able to make it to our third Comics Out Loud event, the recording of last Friday’s event is now up on our YouTube with captions added: On Friday March 12, 7PM EST, Canada Comics Open Library (CCOL) hosted our 3rd Comics Out Loud with artists Sven, Rachel Evangeline Chiong, Vincy Lim, and Rabeea Syed! Please note the content warnings before each reading. Artist bios: Sven (he/him) “is a cartoonist and illustrator, living and working in Toronto.…

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