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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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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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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Comics Out Loud 4

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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Nova Graphica Cover edited by Laura Kenins and published by Conundrum Press

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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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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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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Awuradwoa Afful

Black Canadian Comics Creators

Here are some amazing Black Canadian comics creators and illustrators to follow and support! Big thank you to BSAM Canada for sharing Black Canadian comics creators with us. For those who don’t know, BSAM stands for Black Speculative Arts Movement: “BSAM Canada aims to create a collaborative and supportive platform that can empower, elevate, and evolve the Black creative industry and organizations, along with support Black artists who work within the respective field of the speculative arts.” You can read…

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Hot Comb by Ebony Flowers cover

Black Comics Resources

Black Comics Resources We are sharing a few Black comics resources in solidarity to amplify Black creators #blacklivesmatter There are so many talented Black creators and resources to find them. There is no excuse to not hire and publish Black creators. Seek out the work of Black creators and listen to their voices, hire Black creators and pay fairly. #DrawingWhileBlack Directory: A great resource to find Black artists in fields like Illustration, Comics/Sequential Art, Animation, Graphic Design+. Organized by Annabelle…

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