Archive for February, 2013

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.


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


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


Per16S Une tarte a la trisse-tesse; written anonymously


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


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


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


02 2013

Zine Workshop Series: Screen-Printing

Screen printingLast Wednesday, E. Howey, along with assistants Sab Meynert and Marta Chudolinska, demonstrated awesome screen-printing techniques for producing zines, t-shirts, posters and other applications.

Come to the LZ to look at the handy zine which was used in the workshop. It is available in our Zine Library collection. It is a great reference  to guide you through your next DIY screen-printing project.

Here are a few picture highlights from the screen-printing workshop held at the Learning Zone.





02 2013

Vintage Valentine

That’s right, it’s time for another vintage sale from your friendly neighbourhood library! Purses, bangles, beads, and more — the Vintage Valentine’s Sale is a great place to pick up a present for your sweetheart, or a little something for yourself (or both!).

Running from 9-5 this Tuesday and Wednesday in the lobby of the main building, this is an event you can’t miss. Come on down, bring your friends, and celebrate St. Valentine in style with the Dorothy H. Hoover library!

The Vintage Valentine’s Sale is a fundraising event for the Ontario chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America. ARLIS/NA is a professional association of librarians, archivists, curators, and other specialists who work in the field of art information. ARLIS/NA’s mission is to support and enrich their member libraries and, through them, YOU, the artist! That means everything you take home from one of the Library’s vintage fundraising sales is a double whammy! So help us help you, and check out our wares this February 12 & 13.


02 2013

Money Mondays: 10 Steps to Financial Fitness


CREATive Fund$ (the financial literacy program from Financial Aid & Awards) will be presenting, Do what you love: Free financial planning program for students/grads, every Monday 10 am – 12 pm until April 8, 2013 at the Learning Zone.

This is a free 10-step financial planning program designed to help you get the handle on your money so that you can do what you love. RSVP at


02 2013

Zine Workshop Series at the LZ

Zine Workshop Series

For all you zinesters, the  Zine Workshop Series continues this Wednesday February 6th and 13th at 3 pm with a Screen-Printing Workshop in the Learning Zone.

Last Wednesday the Zine Workshop Series opened with a Bookbinding workshop presented by Marta Chudolinksa. Marta demonstrated DIY zine making bookbinding techniques such as the No-staple zine, Pamphlet stitch and the Japanese stab binding. You can follow these bookbinding techniques in Bookbinding for Zines.

Interested in attending the screen-printing workshop this Wednesday and the upcoming blockprinting workshop at 3 pm February 13th? RSVP to





02 2013

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