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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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Comics Out Loud with Kimiko Tobimatsu, Keet Geniza, and Nadia Shammas

On March 26th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) join creators Kimiko Tobimatsu, Keet Geniza, and Nadia Shammas and 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. We will be recording the event to publish it on our YouTube with captions as well. Artist bios: Nadia Shammas (she/her) “is an Arab-American comics writer originally…

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Comics Out Loud with Vincy Lim, Rabeea Syed, Sven, and Rachel Evangeline Chiong

We are so happy to share the next Comics Out Loud event: On March 12th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) join artists Sven, Rachel Evangeline Chiong, Vincy Lim, and Rabeea Syed 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. We will be recording the event to publish it on our YouTube with captions…

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First Annual Calendar Fundraiser and Art Auction LIVE!

Our First Annual Calendar Fundraiser is now live! The calendar features 12-months of really beautiful full colour illustrations made by Canadian cartoonists. You can pick them up over here and learn more about our auction of original calendar art taking place TONIGHT at 7pm EST on Instagram: https://www.canadacomicsol.org/calendar-fundraiser-2021/ Calendars are $15 each, or an order of 2 or more for $10. This year, the calendar features original art created by the following artists: Joe Ollmann , Ho Che Anderson, Christopher Green…

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Event recording for Comics Out Loud with Lina Wu

For those who weren’t able to make it to our second Comics Out Loud event, the recording of last Friday’s event with Lina Wu is now up on our YouTube with captions added over here: On Friday October 30th, 7PM Eastern, Canada Comics Open Library (CCOL) partnered with artist Lina Wu for our second Comics Out Loud. Lina read from a selection of works including Flowers Look Like Weeds, which was shortlisted for the Broken Pencil Zine Awards this year! Lina…

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2021 Calendar Launch Event and Art Auction!

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…

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Comics Out Loud

Comics Out Loud with Lina Wu

We are so happy to share the next Comics Out Loud event: On Oct 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) join artist Lina Wu for live comics readings and a talk about her work! Lina will be reading from a selection of works including her fanzine Flowers Look Like Weeds, which was shortlisted for the Broken Pencil Zine Awards this year! Where?: Zoom, with info on how to join below. This event is free, with no…

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Event recording for Comics Out Loud with Old Growth Press

For those who weren’t able to make it to our first Comics Out Loud event, the recording of last Saturday’s event with Old Growth Press is now up on our YouTube with captions added over here: On Saturday, October 17th, 7PM Eastern, Canada Comics Open Library (CCOL) partnered with Old Growth Press and authors Natalie Mark, Xulin Wang, Saul Freedman-Lawson, and Misbah Ahmed in an evening of comics being read out loud and discussion about the artists’ work! This event…

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