queer comics

LGBTQ+ Comics Resources

We hope everyone had a great Toronto pride weekend! To celebrate this month, we are showcasing comics in our collection about and by people from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum. (LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer; the plus (+) refers to the spectrum of gender and sexuality.) We cover a wide range of stories from โ€œslice-of-lifeโ€ everyday fiction, speculative fiction, anthologies and zines, to non-fiction comics, biographies, and visual essays. We have also gathered resources on LGBTQ+ comics…

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Almost 900 comics!

We have a few more comics to catch up on cataloguing, and we are nearly at 900 comics! Here are a few recent additions, all available to read at CCOL Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-6pm! on the third floor of CSI Regent Park @ 585 Dundas Street East! (you can also check our calendar for updated hours each week). Visit our online catalogue for more information on individual titles and a full list of creators. We are a completely volunteer-run space…

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Assigned Male by Sophie LaBelle

Queer Canadian Webcomics

Hello comics community! Although it is no longer Pride month, any time is a good time to celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community to Canadian society, while acknowledging the challenges and strides they have gone through as a community. The arts and creative industry serve as a good example of the LGBTQ+ contribution to Canada. A medium like webcomics, where there are no networks or corporate editors limiting creative content, allows for more queer content than what may be…

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Statement against resolution R4. We stand for diversity and supporting trans and queer stories and communities

The Canada Comics Open Library strongly denounces resolution R4. For those who haven’t heard, at the Ontario PC Convention this past Saturday, there was a resolution calling for the removal of gender identity from Ontario schools. It was approved for further discussion. Policy Resolution R4 describes gender identity theory as a โ€œhighly controversial, unscientific โ€˜liberal ideology’โ€; it calls on the Ford government to remove the teaching and promotion of it in schools. This is not okay. This should not be…

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Ojitos Borrosos by Ines Estrada

New comics! Recently catalogued!

๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– Comics included here will be available at our upcoming launch event (in the company of many others)! Visit our pop-up library on November 24th and you can cozy up with a comic all afternoon. ๐Ÿ™‚ Please visit our online catalogue for more information on comics and co-creators! Click on the cover photos for individual summaries. Please follow and like us:

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New everyday fiction and autobiographical comics!

We are thrilled to share these recent additions to our library collection! Please visit our online catalogue for more information on comics and co-creators (inkers, pencil work, editors, colourists, and more!)ย ๐Ÿ˜ Click on cover photos for individual summaries!   Please follow and like us:

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Toronto Branch
Canada Comics Open Library
@ Centre for Social Innovation
585 Dundas Street East
3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7