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OCAD U Zine Fair: 11th Anniversary

Zine-Fair!

Last March 13 and 14, the OCAD U Zine Fair took place at the lobby of 100 McCaul Street. This year, the event had its 11th anniversary.

The Learning Zone -as part of the OCAD University Library- has been an active space for the promotion and growth of a unique publication known as zines. The OCAD Zine Library houses and provides access to over 2500 zines and the collection is developing every year. By organizing the Zine Fair, the OCAD offers another initiative to inspire students.

11 years have passed since the first edition of the Zine Fair but the goals have remained the same. It is definitely a great opportunity to not just celebrate the creation of zines, but also to recognize and acknowledge the multiple aesthetic versions of these alternative publications. Different subjects and concepts were presented in the zines exhibited, from comics, art, fashion and politics, to sex, sexuality, and queer zines, among others.

Surrounded by music and stimulating energy the public engaged with creators/vendors. They asked questions and chatted about some techniques and formats of zines. One of the highlights of the event during all these years has been the opportunity of “Make a button”. Of course, this time it was not an exception and art lovers, creators, and the public, in general, were enchanted with the process and steps of creating their own buttons. Last but not least, it has been a tradition to create a poster in order to promote and provide an identity to the event, and this year it was designed by fourth-year student Natalie Mark.

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Here, find the vendors and participants of the Zine Fair in its 11th edition:

Rebecca Suzanne Michie https://www.instagram.com/nausicaa.art/; Old Growth Press www.oldgrowthpress.ca; Rachel McCormick https://www.instagram.com/ayoitsrachelo/; Myshka instagram.com/mishsmam; Elise Conlin www.eliseconlin.com; The Blues https://akpaillustration.com/; Salisa Jat salisajat.format.com; Alyssa Pisciotto www.instagram.com/that_glitter_chick; Dalbert B. Vilarino www.dalbertbv.com; Project 40 Collective www.p40collective.ca; Clairandean www.instagram.com/clairandean; Gwendolyn McLuhan https://www.instagram.com/grendelline/; Kelly K www.okaykellyk.com; Kimberly Edgar www.kimberlyedgar.com; Isa  www.instagram.com/carefultarot; Zoë Martin a.k.a. Zome Loam www.kzoemartin.wix.com/zomeloam; The Sunday Night Bombers https://sundaynightbombers.com; Dairysam http://www.instagram.com/dairy.sam; Andre Freitas https://www.facebook.com/ozman.hq/; Cleopatria www.instagram.com/cleopatriia; Emily Fay Fin www.fayforest.com; Casey E Helm – VESTAIS www.instagram.com/vestais; Clara Lynas https://www.instagram.com/claralynas/; daikonbaby www.instagram.com/daikonbaby; Xiaoxiao Li. www.instagram.com/xiaoxli; Lina Wu https://www.instagram.com/linaw_u/; Madcrush.co  madcrush.co; Jercy Dee www.instagram.com/jercydee; Rabeea Syed https://www.instagram.com/rabeeasyed/; Maradecartoons www.instagram.com/maradecartoons; Kai Lumbang kailumbang.com; Emma Percy http://www.instagram.com/emmalucillepercy; creepazoidMonster https://www.instagram.com/creepazoidmonster/; Toadstool Illustrations https://linktr.ee/toadstoolillustrates; Nati Romero www.natiromero.com; Chuddi Collective https://www.instagram.com/bodoodley/https://www.instagram.com/monsterjuice/;   https://www.instagram.com/sylvianowak/

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04 2019

Mini-Comics workshop at the LZ March 7th!

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In celebration of the 4th annual Mini-Comics Day, the OCAD Zine Library will be hosting a Mini-Comics day workshop in the Learning Zone on Friday March 7th, 11 – 2pm.

Students and members of the general public are invited to join the fun to create, celebrate or collaborate by making a comic zine!

Happy Mini-Comics Day!

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03 2014

The OCAD Zine Library Gets French!

Did you know that the OCAD Zine Library has French and bilingual zines? Mais oui! This is Canada, after all, et le français est l’une de nos langues officielles! (That’s “and French is one of our official languages,” for the Anglophones out there.)

On display right now in the Learning Zone is a selection of French and bilingual zines (pictured below). This is a great opportunity to widen your understanding of the Canadian experience! Even if you can’t read French, comics are a fun way to learn a new language — or even just to ingest some of the culture — because of how much they use images and other non-textual methods of communication.

If you can’t make it down in time for the display, ne vous inquiétez pas! Here’s a list of French and bilingual zines in our collection. As always, if you can’t find what you’re looking for in the Learning Zone, ask for help! That’s what we’re here for, after all.

Comics

C29XS Gelem et le serpent buveur de pluie by Charles Mernard; published 2006 by Grafigne

C38S Gribeault No. 11; published by KataSOHO

C21L Les 48 heures de la bande dessinée de Montréal; published 2010

C33L Les 48 heures de la bande dessinée de Montréal; edited by Vincent Giard, published 2011

Info/DIY

I09S In to night / En nuit Iss. 1; written anonymously, published 2010

I30S Graphzines et autres publications d’artistes; edited by Sylvie Alix, published 2007 (Montreal) by Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec

Perzines

Per16S Une tarte a la trisse-tesse; written anonymously

Photography

Ph01M Olivier Richon: et in arcadia ego by Antonio Guzman; published 1992 by Galerie Des Beaux-Arts / École Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes

Queer

Q15M We are beautiful, nous sommes magnifiques: portraits trans + gender queer portraits by Sylvie le Sylvie; published 2011 (Montreal)

Stories

S21XS Wood panel that shit! by Krystina Plante; published 2012 (Toronto)

S64M Street winds: selected works by Ozias Lebeau

S73M Hunting horns / Cors de chasse: handmade story by Sara Ananda Badger & Zachary Badger

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