Do you feel your life is drab and boring? Tired of the same old routine day in, day out, week in, week out? Why not add some ZINES to your life. Colourful in content (in more than one way), zines are a guaranteed fix to all your humdrum woes. Become the exciting person you yearn to become! Come by and read some zines!
For your consideration, here are some recently catalogued zines:
- Fermentation is Fun!! // food // odd-size // Xander
- Witches, Midwives & Nurses // special interest // half-size // reprint from 1972
- We know what our fists are for // gender/queer // quarter-size // anonymous
- The Children of Adam // politics // quarter-size // anonymous
- Marriage & Love // politics // half-size // Emma Goldman
- The Peak vol.29:5 // politics // full-size // various (University of Guelph)
- Sol Rising #48 // fanzine // half-size // Alicia Freeborn
- Amazed and Adored // art // odd-size // anonymous
- How to Raise a Parent // litzine // half-size // Carly Stasko
- Manit and the Nightmares // comics // odd-size // Claude Lalumiere & Robert Bottenberg
- Keep on Dronin’ & other comix // comics // half-legal // Cameron Lee
- 7 – 11 – 14 // perzine // odd-size // AW
- Sigera #3: My Big Fat Zine // perzine // half-size // Christy
- Wiseblood (#s 59-61) // perzine // half-size // Fishpit
- Diary Entries from my Eating Disorder // perzine // half-size // Sofie Mikhaglova\
- Una Lee, Sheila Sampath and Souvankham Thammavongsa. big boots 2.3 – sista resista. Litzine. Quarter-size
- Una Lee, Sheila Sampath and Souvankham Thammavongsa. big boots 2.1 – dis/placement. Litzine. Quarter-size.
- COPB. The Impact of Bill C-36 the “Anti-Terrorist Legislation”, Bill C-35 & C-42, “The Public Safety Act” with a Special Feature on New Money and Powers for Enforcement. Politics. Half-size.
- Pussywillow. Beating Around the Bush … issue 2, 3, 4. Gender/Queer. Half-size.
- K. The Bruises on my Thigh are Shaped like a Map of Italy. Perzine. Quarter-size.
- Committee to Stop Targeted Policing. Above the Law? Politics. Odd-size.
- heze. s/he’s got labe. Gender/Queer. Odd-size.
- Supporting Our Youth. Fresh Off the Boat. Gender/Queer. Odd-size.
- jae. seed. Special Interest. Quarter-size.
- Tenacious: Writings from Women in Prison (Spring 2003, Issue 4). Various authors, Black Star Publishing. Litzine, Booksize.
- Zine Making : an introduction. By Sarah. Misc/Special Interest: Zines on Zines. Quarter size. Written for a zine workshop in Halifax, 2003.
- Neighbourhood Policing: Caressing the Community with an Iron Fist. by COBP: Collectif Oppose a la Brutalite Policiere / Collective Opposed to Police Brutality. Politics. Booksize.
- MADCOW : The Blue Issue (2000). Mad Cow c/o UofT Women’s Centre, Various Authors. Gender/Queer. Booksize.
- Letters from the War Years : some notes on love and struggle in times of war – a queer/trans/POC/anti-war zine. Various authors. Gender/Queer. Booksize.
- Letters from the War Years: Some Notes on Love and Strugglees of War – A Queer/Trans/POC Anti-War Zine. Politics: Anti-Racism/Feminism/. Legal halfsize. 2 issues added to the collection.
And a bunch of Razorcakes, and oh so much more.
lots of vintage 90s zines for your enjoyment…and some more recent titles up in the mix too.
jwalke and McCallum, P. Asleep at the Wheel Summer, Fall 1993 and Spring 1994. Comics. Full-size.
Atomic Art Studio. Soul Twinkies Number 7even 1994. Comics. Full-size.
Feh! Press. Meshuggah Number 12, August 1995. Culture. Full-size.
Collaborative. Chairmen of the Bored. Art. Full-size.
Fitzwilliam, Jasmine. home. Art. Odd-size.
Powell, Nate. Walkie Talkie. Art. Half-legal.
Collaborative. The Filth Issue Three Summer 2011. Litzine. Full-size.
Mallalieu, Chris. Cafeteria Issue #2. Fanzine. Full-size.
Scam Punks. Scam #5 Jan. 2005. Politics. Full-size.
The Stink: The Official Sonic Unyon News Source (Issues 5-10, 12). Fanzine. Magazine size.
We received a new shipment of You by Luke You. All new issues including #700! We love your charm and admirable consistency #perzine #lukeyou #YOU #zines
And here are some old and new zines we catalogued today at the TZL:
- Shithole by Corinne Mucha, an adorable comic zine. The story of living in your first apartment, this zine contains a catalogue of items, a cast of characters, and Sammy the cat. LOVE It. #COMICzine #booksize #CorinneMucha #Shithole
- Quilliad Issues 1-5 – a Homer-inspired litzine with prose, poetry, art and ruminations. #litzine
- Razorcake #87 available @ TZL now! #fanzine #punkrock #DIY
- The Wistful Wanderings of Worms by James Keir. Life, death and reincarnation through the eyes of a worm (if a worm even has eyes..read this zine to find out..) #comiczine #booksize
Well, hello again.
We have another batch of freshly catalogued zines to share with you. There’s a lot of them, so below is a selected list. Photos feature the large extent of them. Come check ’em out.
- Random Doodles // comics // odd-size // Ehab Arafeh
- The Fika Diaries // comic // half-size // Fiona Avocado
- Andina // comic // half-size // Ines Estrada
- Wish Zine // comics // half-size // Sae Kimura & Jordan Aelick
- Nice Try // comics // odd-size // Terence Love
- Node Pajomo XVI // art // half-size // various
- RONG!!!!!!! // art // half-size // anon
- Hello my name is Swarm // art // odd-size // Swarm
- Cheering for the Montreal Canadiens and other things I never did before // litzine // half-size // Em Cameron
- Recoverup // litzine // quarter-size // Em Cameron
- Routed // litzine // half-size // xxxblake
- Super Trans Powers // gender/queer // odd-size // various
- Weird Terrain – Musings from an Asexual Perspective #1 // gender/queer // half-size // anon
- The Free Wheel Problem, issue 2 // perzine // full size // anon
- One Girl Bicycle Club (no. 3-5) // perzine // quarter-size // anon
- Wrong Number Zine #1 // perzine // half-size // anon
- Diet Society // perzine // half-size // J. Anxiety
- Nuns I’ve Known // perzine // odd-size // Prunella Vulgaris
- The Wondrous Object // special interest // quarter-size // Cassandra Witteman
Well hello there.
We’ve been cataloguing, but not sharing our additions with you. How rude, right?
Here are some fresh entries waiting for you to read.
- Untitled//art//half-size//Jeffrey Cheung
- All Hopped Up!//art//half-legal//Liisa Morton
- areolas and eyelashes//perzine//half-size//geoff
- Black Women & Self Care: thoughts on mental health, oppression & healing//politics//half-size//Naomi Moyer
- Breaking//perzine//odd-size//Andrea Manica & Chanelle Foisy
- The Chakras: an introduction to the energy centres of the body//special interest//odd-size//Sonrisa
- Cruising no.1: The Park Issue//gender/queer//half-size//Michael V.
- fractured///enigmas // perzine//half-size//geoff
- from such memories//perzine//quarter-size//Sasha Tate-Howarth
- Girls Rock Camp 2013//fanzine//half-size//various
- The Happy Transsexual Hooker: a SEXY resource guide for Transsexual and Transgendered Sex Workers//gender-queer//half-size//Alex Bougeau & Tina Strang
- New Planet//litzine//half-size//Ivy Atoms
- Nonspace//gender/queer//half-size//Marcea Decker & Nadia Elokdah
- Pink Ink: Infinite Mythologies//litzine//half-size//various
- Pink Ink: These Words are Burning//gender/queer/ half-legal/various
- Pope Hats no.1//comics//odd-size//Ethan Rilly
- Tout va bien: numero neuf//fanzine//quarter-size//PJL
- Wash my dreams with ink//perzine//half-size//Mary Huang
- What I learned from living with the people I love /Learn to live with the people you love//perzine//quarter-size//Nicole E Schlosser (issue in french also available)
- What the Fuck is Molluscum Contagiosum?: an exploration of a viral infection//special interest//quater-size//byron
. . . and so many more
Hey zine lovers,
Check out this event from the lovely Toronto Queer Zine Fair folks:
Toronto Queer Zine Fair presents:
Midsummer Pop-Up Zine Market Fundraiser
Sunday August 2, 2015
Pop-up Market: 11 AM to 6 PM
Bands: 6 PM to 9 PM
D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor Street West, Toronto
The Toronto Queer Zine Fair is a grassroots collective that aims to make space for queer and trans artists, writers and zinesters. The pop-up market is a chance to check out and grab some goods from some previous tablers at the annual Toronto Queer Zine Fair. This event will be raising funds for the upcoming Toronto Queer Zine Fair on October 17, 2015.
Suggested donation $5 / pay what you can / no one turned away.
The venue is a barrier-free wheelchair access space. It has a ramp entrance with two all gender bathrooms equipped with grab bars.
ASL has not been booked.
The safety and well-being of survivors will be prioritized. Known abusers who have not gone through accountability processes will not be able to attend or table and we reserve the right to ask abusers to leave the space.
Please come scent free.
No alcohol will be served. There will be coffee, tea and vegan eats for sale from D-Beatstro.
Facebook: Toronto Queer Zine Fair
Posted in DIY, events, zines
If you are reading this — aw, hey, so sweet. you still RSS, or something?
so we have replaced our computer (because our old one broke down) & now we are able to catalogue again. catalogging updates will show up here, once again, as we return to normal. next week.
this wednesday we our closed for Canada Day.
drawing club will be back next week. want to contribute something to the upcoming drawing club zine? come to drawing club, wednesdays 7-9.
save the date: 07-26-2015, 6pm
potluck & things
details announced very soon
by the way, your hair looks nice like that,
Hey zine lovers,
We hate to be closed two times in a row, but due to a lovely burst pipe at the Tranzac, the building is closed and thus is staffed hours today. We’re currently unsure about what the status will be tomorrow, so hold tight as we find out more info.
If you want to make a donation to the Tranzac to help with the clean-up, that would be much appreciated. Cash and credit are accepted in person at the club, or find the “Donate” button on the website (http://www.tranzac.org/).
Hey zine lovers,
Given that the weather in Toronto today is super cold (temperatures with the windchill lower than -30 degrees!), we want y’all to stay home and keep warm and cozy. Staffed hours are cancelled for today, and will resume on Tuesday when it will be less bitterly cold. Take care of yourselves!
– TZL staff
As most people are returning to the usual hustle and bustle this week, revel in the return of Drawing Club this Wednesday evening to seek some mid-week relief. All are welcome, no skills required.