LNAP Digital Zine

text: "Study Up, Slow Down" surrounded by drawings of a book, glasses, a candle and incense
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 4:15pm to Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 4:15pm

The contents of this zine were created at LNAP, the Late Night Against Procrastination, on November 7th, 2019 at OCAD University.

LNAP is a late night event that provides a space for students to study and focus in a supported environment, organized by the OCAD U Writing and Learning Centre (WLC) in collaboration with various departments. Zine making was facilitated by staff from the OCAD U Library, home of the OCAD Zine Library.

Read or download the zine at: https://bit.ly/2LQmy5b 

Limited print copies are available at the Writing and Learning Centre and the Library's Learning Zone. 

Funding to produce this zine came from the Ontario Post Secondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP), administered by the WLC.


Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1 and Room 510

Call for Submissions - Career Launcher: /edition Art Book Fair 2018

/edition Art Book Fair and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the inaugural OCADU Emerging Artist & Publisher section at the /edition Art Book Fair 2018 from October 25 to 28, 2018.   

Soft Cover Book Binding Workshop

Publish It Yourself OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Learn the basics of softcover book binding to give your zines a handmade touch! This workshop will cover folded bindings, pamphlet stitch and Japanese stab binding. 

Offered as part of the OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series, funded by the First Generation Program, administered by the Writing & Learning Centre, with support from the OCAD U Library. Maximum attendance is 12, first come, first served. The workshop is open to OCAD U students and is free, including materials.

Venue & Address: 
113 McCaul St, Learning Zone

Call for submissions: Dream Zine!

dreams, call 4 submissions, feb 16, ocadu zine collective
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:30am

The OCADU Zine Collective is producing a collaborative zine about dreams, and they want your submissions!

Submit art based on your dreams at night, stories on your aspirations for the future, reflections on dreams, or your own interpretation of the theme “dreams.”

We will accept images, fiction and non-fiction writing, comics, poems and more!

Submission guidelines:
Each page of the zine will be 8.5 inches x 11 inches in size. Please format your submission to fit this size. Each page of your submission should be submitted as a separate file. Please leave at least a 1/2 inch border on every page, meaning images and text should be centered on the page and no larger than 7.5″ x 10.” Please provide us with high quality files, with at least 300dpi/ppi resolution.

The zine will be printed in two colours on the risograph. This means that each colour will need to be printed separately, one after the other with time to dry in between. If you would like to use both colours in your submissions, you can do one of the following: 1) submit each page as a Photoshop file, with each colour on a separate layer (max. two colours/layers). 2) Submit each colour as a separate PDF file. All of your files should be submitted in grayscale. Please title your files/layers as “lighter colour” and “darker colour” so that we know how you would like the contrast of the image to work.

Feel free to email us with any questions you may have about formatting your submission(s) before the deadline.

Deadline: Feb 16th, 2018

Send submissions to: sjazul@hotmail.com and ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com
The OCADU Zine Collective thanks the OCADU Student Union for funding for this project.

ZINE POWER Exhibition

Photograph of Zine Power Exhibition sign. Metal letters on burgandy paper.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Zine Power is the current exhibition at the Learning Zone Gallery.

This exhibition features zine work by 14 creators from OCAD University and Toronto zine community.

On display are completed publications including rough notes, sketches, and other process documents that were generated in the making of a zine to give viewers a deeper insight to the experiences of zine creators.

On until December 2


Sahar Abdallah

Pauline Aksay

Tal Sofia Braniss

Carrying Root Collective

Donny Nie

Eunice Lai & Friends

Lindsay Gibb

Tara Krebs

Kai Lumbang

Natalie Mark

Yahn Nemirovsky

Donny Nie

Tami Poliwoda

Lina Wu


Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul Street. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000, ext. 2529

Good Pals Zine Fair!

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm


Come hang and check out some cool zines and other fun art things!! There will be good muisc, good times, and good pals!!!

Support some local OCAD U artists and makers, and enjoy the Kensington Market August Pedestrian Sunday with us. We look forward to seeing you there!

Venue & Address: 
Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Avenue (in Kensington Market)
For more information, contact: Courtney Gillatly - courtneygillatly@hotmail.com
Free and open to the public.
Good Pals Zine Fair Poster

International Zine Month Celebration (& zine making event)!

Pictured: a pile of zines made by the OCADU Zine Collective
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

To celebrate International Zine Month (and International Zine Library Day, which is the next day!), the OCAD Zine Library and the OCADU Zine Collective are asking you to contribute to a collaborative zine!
From 1pm to 3pm, join us in the Learning Zone to add a page to a collabroative zine. The content of your page(s) can be anything you want, but we'll have prompts on hand if you need some inspiration. 
If you've never made a zine before don't be shy, we can show you how!

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul, main floor (also accessible from 122 St. Patrick entrance)


Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:00pm to Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue & Address: 
Continuing Studies Gallery, 285 Dundas Street West
416-977-6000 x 2321
Zine Poster

9th Annual OCADU Zine Fair!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:00am to Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00pm

The 9th annual OCAD U Zine Fair is coming up. Don’t miss two days of zines, comics, prints, button making and more!

March 22nd & 23rd
11am - 6pm 
Main lobby of 100 McCaul St. 

Come meet creators from across the OCAD U zine community and support the work of local artists and makers.

The Zine Library will be hosting button making throughout the event.  All proceeds from button making will go to the OCAD Zine Library collection and its initiatives.

poster design by Francis Tomkins


Venue & Address: 
Lobby, 100 McCaul St.
OCADU Zine Fair, March 9th &10th 11am - 6pm  Main lobby of 100 McCaul St.

Zine Library Workshop: Embroidery on Paper

image of zine making materials including knives, rulers, pencils, paper and bone folders.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

Learn a few simple embroidery stitches to make a special cover for a zine!

There are two opportunities to take the Embroidery on Paper workshop:
Tuesday February 28, 3pm 
Wednesday March 1, 3pm 

The OCAD U Library’s Learning Zone is presenting a new series of Zine Library workshops this semester. Join us for an introductory workshop to learn new techniques to apply to DIY publications. Basic materials are provided but you’re always welcome to bring fancy papers or other embellishments. 

Workshops are available for free for all current OCAD U students thanks to generous funding from the First Generations program, administered by the Writing & Learning Centre.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul, 1st floor
Free for students