A post about the Toronto Zine Library OPAC and DIY library software

This was written by TZL volunteers Rotem and Brandon for the Toronto Zine Library’s Zine-O-File produced by the TZL Collective, but due to life we weren’t able to publish the winter 2019 issue, so we are sharing this here! First, for those who are unfamiliar, zines are self-published booklets that can be about anything-from garlic… Continue reading A post about the Toronto Zine Library OPAC and DIY library software

Free online zines about making zines and webcomics!

Hello out there, As you can imagine, things have slowed down at the TZL since we’ve been closed due to the pandemic and are adjusting to our lives now. We’re still catching up on zine library planning and emails, and in the meantime, we are hoping to post a bit more on here. In this… Continue reading Free online zines about making zines and webcomics!

Take a long look at our zine library additions!

Hello Zinesters! Here’s a little introduction poem: Come by the Toronto Zine Library & check out some awesome zines while Raging Against the Machines! Brat// various// politics// full-size Don’t Fret book one// Jordan Reg.Aelick// comics// odd-size Proof I Exist #15// Billy McCall// perzine// quarter-size Proof I Exist #20// Billy McCall// perzine// quarter-size Last night at… Continue reading Take a long look at our zine library additions!

all the zines : the november update

here are the zines we’ve added to our library catalogue during the past month. thank you everyone for your contributions of these most excellent zines to our ever expanding collection. you are seriously the best. yes, you. ******************************************************* Various. AQSAZINE. Issue #2 / Fall ’09. Politics. Booksize. Ross, Jamie. Coldwater. Litzine. Booksize. Unknown. sagittarius horoscope:… Continue reading all the zines : the november update

Toronto Queer Zine Fair Presents: Midsummer Pop-up Zine Market Fundraiser

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 FundraiserSunday August 2, 2015Pop-up Market: 11 AM to 6 PMBands: 6 PM to 9 PMD-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor Street West, TorontoThe Toronto Queer Zine Fair is a grassroots collective that aims to make… Continue reading Toronto Queer Zine Fair Presents: Midsummer Pop-up Zine Market Fundraiser

For those who can’t make it to the Chicago Zine Fest this weekend fear not!

Here are some totally rad zine events taking place closer to home… Friday March 25 * Zine Dream Fever Queen 13-Hour zine challenge hosted by Earful of Queer, These Things People Make, The Guelph Center for Gender Empowerment and Diversity, and the Arrow Archive. 7pm-8am at The Guelph Center for Gender Empowerment and Diversity Rm… Continue reading For those who can’t make it to the Chicago Zine Fest this weekend fear not!

New zine review blog

Zine Reviews by Sean Zio. Sean Zio is a co-founder and key organizer of the Ravenswing DIY Fair, Ottawa’s craft and zine fair. He also writes a zine, Electric Mayhem. He love zines because they defy censorship and encourage freedom of expression. For information on getting reviewed, email ravenswingottawa@gmail.com.  

Guelph Zine Launch: One Way Ticket

One Way Ticket Zine Launch with readings from Kiss Off fanzine & others TBA plus music by Wally and Richard Laviolette. 8:30pm at 105 Neeve St. after weekly potluck.

2011: The Revenge of Print

According to ¬†Quimby’s blog 2011 has been declared The Revenge of Print. There is a challenge issued to all those who’ve ever done a zine: MAKE ONE MORE ISSUE. Join the group on Facebook and get involved. From the group: We are challenging everyone who’s ever made/self-published a zine, a comic or mini-comic before to… Continue reading 2011: The Revenge of Print