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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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Hello Boyfriend Comics Out Loud #5 poster

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 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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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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November library additions!

Check out recent donations and acquisitions below! You can also visit our online catalogue for more details about individual comics. Click on titles below for more info in our catalogue! We are now at 1348 comics— with many more to be catalogued! Please help us get these (and more) amazing comics in circulation through our crowdfunding campaign for the next year: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-keep-the-comics-library-open#/ Please follow and like us:

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Tools at the comics library and in the CSI lounge

Dear cartoonists and zine makers, did you know that there are many tools in the CSI community lounge and at the comics library available for you to use for FREE! Visit us to sign up for a membership (free, $5 a year, or pay what you can), and read and make comics at our lovely little library. We are an entirely volunteer-run space, with current hours being 11am-6pm Wednesday to Sunday (we update our calendar each week on Monday). Tools…

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Dakwakada Warriors ll by Cole Pauls

Indigenous Comics

This month, we are highlighting and celebrating Indigenous stories through our June library display, which will be up for National Indigenous History Month. We have also included resources below on Indigenous comics, including resources spotlighting Indigenous Creators, Indigenous-owned comics publishers as well as other Canadian publishers that focus on publishing Indigenous creators’ work. Please let us know if there are any comics resources you would recommend we add to this list, and visit us to read great comics by Indigenous…

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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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