Queer Graphica Collection Launch at Pride Library

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Broken Pencil Presents: Queer Graphica Collection Launch at Pride Library

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

4:00pm until 5:00pm

We are located on the first floor of the D.W. Weldon Library, room 107.

RSVP: on Facebook

 

The Pride Library is pleased to announce the launch of its latest special collection: Queer Graphica. Comprised of comics, zines, and graphic novels, this collection not only tells the story of the changing role of queer folk through history, but in many cases, provides an alternative narrative from that of official histories resulting in a collection as diverse as the queer umbrella itself.

 

Beginning with a generous contribution from local donors Mike Niederman and Joan Brennan the collection has since grown to encompass a wide diversity of perspectives, histories, and identities. It includes everything from the most innocent coming-of queer age narratives, to works on the semiotics of leather culture; from the daring fringes of kink to the most erudite takes on gender politics.

 

Titles carried include: Curbside, Kake, Dyke to Watch Out For, Straight to Hell, J.D.s, Queer Enough, Hothead Paisan, Hoax, Liliane, Curbside, Invincible Summer, The Life and Times of Butch Dykes, He, Her, Him: Free, Fer, Frim, Gay Comix, Naked Justice, Naughty Bits, Desert Peach, Spit and Passion, and Keven Keller.

 

Artists represented in the collection include: Tom of Finland, P. Craig Russel, Eloisa Aquino, Bruce LaBruce & GB Jones, Caroline Paquita, Nicole J. Georges, Howard Cruse, Diane DiMassa, Mary Wings, Cristy C. Road, Robnoxious, Alison Bechdel, Carrie McNinch, Robert Kirby, and Ellen Forney.

 

The Pride Library is an official research site at Western University, but operates administratively independent of the Western system. The Mandate of the Pride Library is to acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer communities (LGBTQ).

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New Additions for April 2, 2013

New Additions for April 2, 2013

[Title Here], [Name Here] / half-size / litzine / Various
Coffee, Smokes and Radiation #8 / half-size / litzine / Sam Geezer
Hey Tiger #2 / half-size / perzine / Dim
Jeepers #3 / half-size / perzine / Kelly
Lux / half-size / fanzine / Shivon and Jennifer
NINE #16 / half-full / fanzine / Various
NINE #17 / half-size / fanzine / Various
Poetry winner / half-size / litzine / Jessica Westhead
Revolution #21 / half-size / fanzine / Kevin Babcock and Justin Chatwin
The Shank #1 / half-size / fanzine / Hana and Brie
Tooker Gomberg memorial zine / half-size / litzine / Sasha
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New Additions March 19th, 2013

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Kankedort / quarter-size / perzine / Kagey
The Real Anarchist Cookbook / half-full / food / Real Anarchist Cook
why shirley manson should represent the UK in eurovision / odd-size / fanzine / candace
You Are Here Vol #4 / odd-size / comic / Alex
You Are Here Vol #5 / odd-size / comic / Alex

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New Additions for February 19, 2013

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cosmic inklings #2 / half-size / fanzine / Various
Grrrden! / half-size / Politics / Various
Obliviositer #1 / half-legal / comics / various
Sure Lee’s Temple #2 / half-size / comics / Karen Azoulay
You Ride A Horse Rather Less Well Than Another Horse Would #5 : The Monster Issue / Half-Legal / Fanzine / Various

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Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

This Saturday, February 9th, at 5:30:

Come celebrate and learn more about the Toronto Zine Library at our Annual General Meeting and potluck party!

Check out the library’s newly renovated digs. Learn about what the library’s accomplished this year. Discuss future opportunities. Meet fellow zinesters. Bring some snacks. Eat lots of other snacks. Ideal!

Be there!

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New Additions February 4th, 2013

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Bad Grammer #2 / half-size / fanzine / Jenny Finkel
Jelly Bean #1 / half-size / fanzine / Various
Just Daydream (no doodler) #7 / quarter-size / perzine / Lorraine
Just Daydream (no doodler) #8 / quarter-size / perzine / Lorraine
one-way glass #10 / half-size / comic / ryan james
one-way glass #11 / half-size / comic / ryan james
Rampage #7 / half-size / fanzine / Audrey
Sonik Sukdog #4 / half-size / fanzine / Various
Ucking Things #2 / odd-size / fanzine / Patrick

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New Additions For January 15, 2013

jan15Vegetarianism In A Nutshell, 1979 / Allen Shiffman & Sierra Warren / Special Interest: Health / odd-size
Make Crafts not War / Various / Special Interests:DiY / Half-size
A Quebec Resistance / Various / Politics / Half-size
The Stupid Journey #5: Use Me / Jonathan Culp / Politics / Half-size
Stupid Journey #6: 220 Days of Movies / Jonathan Culp / Fanzine / Half-size
the motel 5:17: guide to the city of Toronto / Various / Fanzine / Half-size
Culture Shock / Adam Menceles / Culture / Half-size
an Ill-lettered zine / Various / Art / odd-size
Culture Jamming for the Global Age / Pleasure Dome: Various / Special Interest: Infiltration / half-size
Cultivator: The Post-Pastoral Quarterly / Various / Litzine / odd-size

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New Additions for January 8th, 2012

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The Stupid Journey #2: Misbehavin’ / Jonathan Culp / Politics / half-size
Don’t Call Me Names / Emily Davidson / gender/queer / quarter-size
Ladies, Please! / Go It Alone / gender/queer / odd-size
Sweet Blades Rusty Kisses / Festrel / Litzine / half-size
Die Kaper Crowd / L.Reid, G. Stab / Tiger Press Books/ Art / half-size
Die Letzter Kaper / L.Reid, G. Stab / Tiger Press Books / Art / half-size
The Heretic’s Guide to the Bible / anonymous / Special Interest / Half-size
Stay As You Are #3 / Brian Young / Comics / half-size
Roses in December  / Comics / quarter-size

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Holiday closure

Hello all,

The Toronto Zine Library will be closed for the holidays, starting this week. ¬†We’ll be re-opening on the 6th of January. Hope to see you there!

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New Additions for December 9th, 2012

Amygdala #1 / rose bianchini /comics / half-size
Drawings & Stories by Lorenz Peter 2010 / comics / half-legal
Comics and Art by Lorenz Peter / comics / half-legal
Stories and Art by Lorenz Peter 2011 / comics / half-legal
m@b #09 / Matthew Blackett / comics / half-size
m@b #10 / Matthew Blackett / comics / half-size
m@b #11 / Matthew Blackett / comics / half-size
m@b #12 / Matthew Blackett / comics / half-size
m@b #13 / Matthew Blackett / comics / half-size
m@b #14 / Matthew Blackett / comics / half-size
m@b #15 / Matthew Blackett / comics / half-size
m@b #17 / Matthew Blackett / comics / half-size
CuteGirl At The Comic-Con / Matt Feazell / Comics / quarter-size

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