Friday, November 11, 2011


This friendly message is brought to you by XPACE Cultural Centre:

XPACE is hosting Zine Zone, our second annual holiday zine fair. We are looking for vendors who want to sell their zines, comics, crafts, music, baked goods and any other hand made multiples. This is a great way to sell your stuff, find some inspiring gifts, and meet other artists. Best part of it all is tables are free!

Zine Zone will take place on Saturday December the 17th from 12pm-6pm.

If you'd like to participate, registration is free. It's first come first serve and there is limited space, so reserve your space now!
Email to sign up for a table.

XPACE Cultural Centre
58 Ossington Ave
(416) 849-2864

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hey everyone! It's that time of the year again... Canzine! This year's event is taking place 918 Bathurst Center (near Bloor and Bathurst Station) and as usual it starts at 1p.m and finishes at 7p.m. This year's Canzine might just be the biggest and most exciting yet featuring hundreds of vendors, The Great Hollywood Rip-Off Piracy Zine Challenge and tasty food from The Toronto Underground Market!

The OCAD Zine library will be there too, and we're going to be asking for zine donations for our humble little library. Keep your eyes peeled for a bright coral box going around!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Check out this sweet article from the latest issue of Broken Pencil:

If you're reading this blog, you probably know pretty well that zines ain't dead. You should read this article anyway for its discussion of zines vs internet and its brief history of zines in Canada from the 80s to today. Zines forever!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Collage Party!!

Hey all!

Things have been pretty quiet on the OCAD Zine front lately. We've gotten a few great zines in the mail. Thanks so much and keep 'em coming!!!!

We do have an event on the horizon which will be a MASSIVE collage party!!

Date: Wednesday June 15th 2011
Place: Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, 1st floor (Home of the OCAD Zine Library)
Time: 10am to 6pm

All day long we'll be collage-ing it up! Come by and contribute to a massive collaborative collage or just come do your own thing. We may have some movies or music going too.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

~~~~ PRISM index ~~~~

The next issue of PRISM index, a handmade, mixed-media art book, through a website called kickstarter is in need of funding!! Nifty rewards are offered to funders, like PRISM index #2, original art from the compilation, metal plates from printing, etc. and if people want to help fund the project they pick a reward, or can opt to pick none. The project features 60 artists including Chris Johanson, Su Friedrich, Jo Jackson, Mel Kadel, Aimee Bender, Matt Furie, Phosphorescent, Guitar Slim, and many more. The first issue features Bill Plympton, Luke Ramsey, Michael Hurley, Lisa Hanawalt, Diane Cluck, Theo Ellsworth, Jeffrey Brown, and many more.

$7,200 is needed by June 10. You can see more information about it here, including a trailer for PRISM index:

The whole book is completed, compiled, edited, and ready for publication. It features 60 artists in film, writing, poetry, music, art, and comics. The compilation includes an 88 page book printed offset, a 95 minute DVD of award-winning short films, an 80 minute CD of unreleased and rare music, and a mini-comic, all in a handmade, silkscreened cover.

SOUNDS AWESOMEEE - - see if you can help this guy out. His name is Jeffrey Bowers.


THANK YOU to everyone who helped out this year with the Zine Library. As the year comes to a close, I can only look back with fond memories. Thank you again everybody. We won't be having any zine events over the summer, but keep a look out for upcoming events in the city:
TCAF - - May 7 & 8 at the Toronto Reference Library
Free Comic Book Day - - May 7th 2011 at shops around town
Zine Dream - - August at the Tranzac


Monday, March 14, 2011


The last zine event of the semester!

The OCAD Zine Collective is putting together one last hands-on, DIY fun-fest before the spring semester comes to an end. We will be visiting some of Toronto's wonderful thrift stores beforehand to amass a wild amount of colourful ephemera for you to cut up, destroy and re-create into beautiful artwork and zines. We will also be watching the documentary Beautiful Losers, which will lift your spirits and make you feel good about making art. Join us!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

2011 OCAD Zine Fair in photos

Hooray! Zine Fair Participants


Marta Ryczko's sticker 'staches

Andrea Manica's goods!

It's Eunice Luk!

***all photos brought to you by Myra Phan***

Sunday, March 6, 2011


THANK YOU! To everyone who participated in the zine fair, and those who came! It was a lovely, fun and button-making-filled day. More pictures to come shortly.....

Success!! :) :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Deadline for Zine Show extended!

Hey all you zine loving people!
Since everyone is likely busy with reading week and preparing for the most awesome OCAD Zine Fair, we have extended the deadline for submissions to the zine show! You can drop off your work in the Learning Zone by this FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25th. Go Zines!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

We are having a zine-related exhibition in the Learning Zone, coming up soon! Want to participate? email, or just drop off some work to Marta in the Learning Zone before February 22 2011! It doesn't have to be all that zine related. Maybe you make zines and also art! Maybe your art has collage or....cutouts or words in it!

anything goes, really :) :) :)!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

zinefair zinefair zinefair


2011 OCAD Zine Fair, presented by the OCAD Zine Library!!

Please join us in selling your zines & other goods (ie comic books, crafts, baked goods, tote bags, etc etc). Email to reserve your spot with your name and what you'd be selling. Tables are absolutely FREE!
The fair is scheduled to take place on Thursday March 3, 2011 from 11am-5pm in the lobby at 100 McCaul Street. As of now we are offering 1/3 of a table for each vendor, but if 1/2 tables can be provided we will certainly fill you in.

We intend to screen a variety of movies throughout the day in the room at the end of the hall - - #187, and if you have any suggestions for material to be viewed, don't hesitate to tell us.

We are also planning a zine-related Art Exhibition in the Learning Zone as a preview and promotion for people involved in the Zine Fair. The display will be held from February 28th to March 11, so if you would like to take part then let us know! You can send us a description or pictures of your work (to and drop your pieces off at the Learning Zone in Marta's office before February 22nd.

I think that this day & the events leading up to it will be so so fun and inspiring! We just need wonderful people like YOU to help us make the event even MORE successful :) :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


the fair is scheduled for THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2011 - from 11am to 5pm.
more details to come soon!!
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Monday, January 17, 2011

hi hi hi hi. again!

WOW!! It has been too long.
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R!! to all at ocad and beyond.
I am hoping to get more people to be interested in writing for the blog. EMAIL if you would like to contribute reviews/ promote events or zines/ post pictures of your ziney work OR just write about things in any way related to zines!!!
BYE for now.....keep an eye out for news regarding....