Monday, February 25, 2008


my wondrous friend Jen Pilles who set up the zine library at Sheridan is hosting a zine fair, GETTAZINE, on March 19th, and you should all come BECAUSE it's going to be great

LIVE MUSIC BY: Mariah Burton, Paul Tjepkma, Sarah D., Jordaan Mason, some guy named Greg and Jonathan Culp

Introduction to Zine Culture workshop at noon!
All day zine sales and activities!
Special guests: Broken Pencil Magazine!

I am looking into organizing a bus trip, once I have figured that out I will post more about that and where to sign up for it, but if you want to come email me! Alicia at

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Sheridan College Trafalgar Campus, (outside the Connexion)
Street: 1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

dear snow, please stop falling down upon my head.

No more trekking through frigid winds and snow banks collapsing on top of my head whilst my brittle bones crumble. has anyone else had enough? can we make it through this long winter alive even??
This week I reviewed a couple zines based on maybe many things but mainly how their covers looked.

by Liam and Scott Crockard
This pocket sized zine is a father-son collaboration. Scott(father) went to Amsterdam in 1974 when he was 21; Liam (son) being the same age now, lives vicariously through his father's experiences with beautiful full colour collages made up of ticket stubs, photographs, hostel pamphlets and even bits of currency from abroad. but really, you should just look at this zine because it's totally wild.

Melissa Haney
The next zine comes all the way from Ohio. So I can say whatever I want and she probably won't find out and get upset. right? it is kind of angsty but it read easily and told a story that everyone can relate to of hunger pains and/or heartbreak. Mentions of menthol cigarettes, meeting Murphy in WalMart, eating disorders, hating winter, dreams and warnings to never date an actor. My favourite is the poem All In The Season, and under the heading Summertime:
"Ronnie took me the first beach trip I ever enjoyed. I wore a green two-piece bathing suit and fell asleep in his arms on the sand. Two summers before that I threw up everything I ate and cut my arms systematically."

There is no author's name on this zine but I know it's done by a student at OCAD named KARLA. I don't know her last name or anything but maybe this adds to the mystery. The cover is gold foil stamped with the words "almost ainu." Ainu are apparently an ethnic group indigenous to Hokkaidō, the Kuril Islands, and much of Sakhalin. (??) I don't know how this relates to the drawings but there is no other text or explanation. The zine is made up of intricately drawn women connected to bikes and gears and hammers and sometimes feathers and patterns. I think it might be my most favourite zine in the library. NO LIES. it can be your favourite too, I don't mind.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Here are some photos from the zine library launch, long overdue. We looked at zines and talked about how wonderful zines are and ate some delicious treats and then made a giant group zine together (and a giant mess). thank you for coming everybody!


hey everybody,
since the opening of the OCAD zine library, (which was GREAT by the way, thanks for everybody that came out!) we've had tons more wonderful submissions. I thought a blog devoted to these creations was in order. I will be selecting zines from our very own library every week to showcase and review. The library is now also in order, organized into some categories to make browsing a little easier. We have categories in art, music, comics, stories, queer culture, information/DIY, politics and the personal. The top shelf is devoted to new submissions so you can check out the latest entires coming in. I also have copies of the group zine made at the opening available to anyone! Just leave me your email address and you can have your very own copy.