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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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Lorena Comic Picks – May Residency – How do you create? Why do you create?

How do you create? Why do you create? So for my month at CCOL, I’m wondering about why we make comics. By that, I mean considering different priorities creators may have: artistry, originality, storytelling, honesty.  Each of these could lead someone to very different types of work and career paths. This seems like an important question, because while there is no one right way to be a creator, there may be a right way for a specific person to do…

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Rhael’s Comic Picks – April Residency

Hi Everyone! Taanishi! My name is Rhael and I’m April’s resident comic maker! I’m a comic artist and animator working in Toronto, and I’m originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba! (You should check out our awesome comic scene in the prairies!) I wanted to give a quick run down of all the books I recommended on the CCOL bookcase! I have all the information and descriptions available in person when you visit but I didn’t have enough space to share my feelings…

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Vic’s Comic Picks!

Hey hey, Victor Martins here! I’m CCOL’s Comics-Creator-In-Residence for the month of August. It is the last day of August*, so here is some “me talking about some of the books I picked to display on CCOL’s shelf!” *Actually technically the first day of September, oops. Carpe Fin – Michael Yahgulanaas The thing I love the most about Michael Yahgulanaas’ work is how huge and rich and exciting the world feels in his stories. I have no idea how he…

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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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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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Black History Month Display

Our Black History Month display is up now at the Canada Comics Open Library. We are featuring comics by Black creators that offer historical depictions of Black experiences and address race in society and in comics. Here are the comics featured in our display. All comics are available to read at CCOL. Strange Fruit Volume I by Joel Christian Gill This is a collection of stories from early African American history that represent the oddity of success in the face…

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Jey’s Comic Journey

Hi everyone, my name is Jey Pawlik ( https://jpawlik.com ) and I’m the creator in residence for February! I’m a nonbinary comic artist (they/them) and one half of the comics duo “Topaz Comics” ( https://topazcomics.com ) that I run with my partner Michelle Parker. Together we create exclusively queer comics with a focus on wholesome and soft stories. For my first blog post here at the Canada Comics Open Library I want to talk about my history in comics and…

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EKW’s Comic Picks!

Hi, folks — this is Eric Kostiuk Williams, Creator in Residence for January! I’ve had a great couple weeks becoming more familiar with the library, and getting a chance to curate one of its shelves with some of my favourite comics, pictured below. I’d like to zero in on a couple of these, and get more into what they mean to me! Gaylord Phoenix by Edie Fake: For many queers in my age bracket, the collected Gaylord Phoenix book was something really…

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