More staff zine picks!

As November continues (and our Zine Library anniversary party is coming up next week!), we continue to chose and share our favourite zines from the collection.

Here’s a selection of our staff picks:



Stitching Together by Annie Mok (call no. C375M)

“I love the Muppets and I love Kermit the frog. I think he’s having a midlife crisis since separating from Miss Piggy. I really love the Kermit memes. Also, I have cried watching the Muppet’s movie about Gonzo’s deep-seated heartache and longing to belong.” – Natalie, Learning Zone Monitor





Welcome to Nursing HELLo by Joel Craig (call no. C140S)

“This is an autobiographical zine about an actor/writer and his spouse who both turned to nursing after a string of unrewarding career choices. This zine follows Joel dealing with the chaos of adjusting to a new career and working in a hospital. I had not seen the subject matter (putting in catheters, giving IVs, dealing with aggressive patients and stressed doctors) in a zine before and it gave me a highly personal and direct insight into the life of a nurse but also the unique circumstances of the writer’s life. The drawings are simple but work well as a reflection of the fast-paced environment of a hospital where anything can happen. I think this a great example of how the zine format can be beneficial to a very wide range of people and life stories.” – Dylan, Learning Zone Monitor


I Like Girls: Issue 1: “my first crush” published by House Hippo Press (call no. Q17M)

“My absolute favourite zine from the collection, ‘Queer Sailor Moon Fanfiction Saved My Life,’ has already been chosen and written up, but this zine is a very, very close second! I like girls issue 1: ‘my first crush’ is a collection of seven stories ‘for and by queer ladies’, talking about that (bitter) sweet first gay crush, from high school to university to sixth grade. It’s a little funny, a little sad, and perfect for fellow queer girls, those who like perzines, and/or anyone who likes a nice trip down memory lane. ❤️🌈” – Yasmin, Learning Zone Monitor





NOTA by various authors (call no. A135M)

“This zine takes two things I adore and weds them beautifully: the glory of language and the visual pleasures of art.” – Kyla, Learning Zone Monitor







An Awesome Title by Steph Kenzie (call no. C207M)

“A familiar take on the family dynamic of the fight over the family television. Asks questions of other-worldly existence and how even aliens can sometimes use a friend in a time of need. Curious of how stars and other space matter is formed or destroyed? This zine could provide an alternative perspective.” – Tony, OCADU Library practicum student




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