OCAD U Zine Library Celebrates Pride 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 11:00am to Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:00am

The OCAD U Zine Library celebrates Pride Month 2019 with a display of new and popular favourites curated by LGBTQ+ and supporting Learning Zone staff members. Each week we will feature a review relating to why a title was selected from the Pride zine display.

Come to the zine library's #DisplayYourPride button making party; Thursday June 13th at the Learning Zone from noon until 4 pm.. Make a button to wear or to share with your friends, 2 for $1.00. All welcome!

The OCAD U Zine Library is open to the public, Monday to Fridays, 10 am - 5:45 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
Photograph of Pride Month zine display and text

OCAD U Zine Fair

Drawings of cute animals floating around OCAD U Zine Fair text
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 11:00am to Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

​Every year the OCAD U Zine Fair brings together an amazing collection of talent and innovation in alternative publications. This year will be one of our best!

Each day will feature a different group of vendors representing a broad range of making: zines, comics, poetry, independent magazines, prints stickers and so much more. 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.


Wednesday vendors:

Rebecca Suzanne Michie https://www.instagram.com/nausicaa.art/

Old Growth Press www.oldgrowthpress.ca

Rachel McCormick https://www.instagram.com/ayoitsrachelo/

Myshka instagram.com/mishsmam

Elise Conlin www.eliseconlin.com 

The Blues https://akpaillustration.com/

Salisa Jat salisajat.format.com

Alyssa Pisciotto www.instagram.com/that_glitter_chick_

Dalbert B. Vilarino www.dalbertbv.com

Project 40 Collective www.p40collective.ca

Clairandean www.instagram.com/clairandean

Gwendolyn McLuhan https://www.instagram.com/grendelline/

Kelly K www.okaykellyk.com   

Kimberly Edgar www.kimberlyedgar.com

Isa  www.instagram.com/carefultarot

Zoë Martin a.k.a. Zome Loam www.kzoemartin.wix.com/zomeloam 

The Sunday Night Bombers https://sundaynightbombers.com

Dairysam http://www.instagram.com/dairy.sam


Thursday vendors:

Andre Freitas https://www.facebook.com/ozman.hq/

Cleopatria www.instagram.com/cleopatriia   

Emily Fay Fin www.fayforest.com  

Casey E Helm - VESTAIS www.instagram.com/vestais

Clara Lynas https://www.instagram.com/claralynas/

sad.luck www.instagram.com/sad.luck

Xiaoxiao Li. www.instagram.com/xiao_xli

Lina Wu https://www.instagram.com/linaw_u/

Madcrush.co  madcrush.co

Jercy Dee www.instagram.com/jercydee

Rabeea Syed https://www.instagram.com/rabeeasyed/

Maradecartoons www.instagram.com/maradecartoons  

Kai Lumbang kailumbang.com

Emma Percy http://www.instagram.com/emmalucillepercy

creepazoidMonster https://www.instagram.com/creepazoidmonster/

Chuddi Collective https://www.instagram.com/bo_doodley/ https://www.instagram.com/monster__juice/ https://www.instagram.com/sylvianowak/

Toadstool Illustrations https://linktr.ee/toadstoolillustrates

Nati Romero www.natiromero.com


Come out to celebrate, admire and support artists, writers and makers from the OCAD U and local Toronto zine community!

Poster design by Natalie Mark.


Venue & Address: 
Lobby of 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON
416-977-6000 ext 2529
Free to attend
Drawings of cute animals floating around OCAD U Zine Fair text

Cataloguing the OCAD U Zine Library Collection: Research Wednesdays Presentation

Cataloguing the OCAD U Zine Library Collection with Marta Chudolinska at the Learning Zone  Feb 27, 1-2 pm.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This talk will explore a variety of issues in cataloguing zines, including choosing a classification system appropriate for zines, cataloguing software options and the challenges of describing items in this unique special collection. 

Learning Zone Librarian Marta Chudolinska has been working with the collection since 2009. In 2017, her team achieved their long-term goal of having an online, open and searchable catalog of the collection, hosted on Artstor’s JSTOR Forum.

The OCAD U Zine Library is an ever-growing collection of self-published and handmade publications located in the OCAD U Library’s Learning Zone. The collection was created to inspire, educate and entertain, to encourage collaboration between OCAD U students and to open the world of zines for readers and creators everywhere. 

All are welcome!

Cataloguing the OCAD U Zine Library Collection is part of Research Wednesdays speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad, or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a casual, supportive environment about research activities, collections and more. We apply a broad definition of research which includes a variety of activities within the domains of art, design, libraries and archives. This event is open to all members of the OCAD U community as well as the general public.

Do you have a research experience that you would love to share with us? Contact Daniel Payne at (dpayne@ocadu.ca)

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000, ext. 217

Call for Vendors: 2019 OCAD U Zine Fair

A drawing of an ice cream truck with a sign on it that says "Zines!". Text: The OCAD ZIne Fair is coming.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 11:00pm

Applications are now open for the 2019 OCAD U Zine Fair! https://goo.gl/forms/8zy0B26bxBc0vqJi2

The deadline for applications is Sunday February 3rd. Late applications will not be accepted.

The 2019 OCAD U Zine Fair will be held on Wednesday March 13th and Thursday March 14th from 11am -7pm. The event will be held in the lobby of 100 McCaul Street. The hours are later this year based on feedback from last year's vendors. Setup begins at 10:30am.

There is no vendor fee but we ask that you donate one copy of one of your publications to the OCAD U Zine Library. You can learn more about the OCAD U Zine Library and search our collection at http://ocad.libguides.com/zinelibrary

Table assignments are first come, first served, with a limited amount of wall space available. Each applicant receives half of a table (approximately 3 feet wide) and one chair. Applicants who wish to share their space must switch off with their table mate as fire code prevents us from adding additional chairs.

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, February 3rd, 2019. Priority will be given to current OCAD U students.

If you have any questions about the application, please email ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1W1

See The Forest Through The Trees

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:15pm to Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 9:00pm

This exhibition showcases illustrations and zines which spans Cleopatria Peterson's creative career.

Cleopatria enjoys storytelling using detailed ink and pen illustrations in her artwork and zines, exploring the complexities of experiencing trauma, and of healing through nature, from a perspective of a marginalized person.

Each meticulously inked piece touches back to nature; and how it can heal you. Pages are stand-alone illustrative works or taken from narratives

Cleopatria is a Toronto based illustrator and comic artist, studying Publications at OCAD University.

On at the Learning Zone Gallery until November 20

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone Gallery, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street
416-977-6000, ext. 2529
See The Forest Through The Trees, illustrations and zines by Cleopatria Peterson

OCAD U Zine Library Open House

Art Book Week: OCAD Zine Library Open House July 10, 1 - 6 pm
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Come visit and browse a collection of over 2500 zines, from uniquely handmade multiples, minicomics, poetry chapbooks, perzines, and much more! We will have a special display of recent acquisitions with a focus on indigenous voices, decolonization and multilingual publications.

This event is part of Art Book Week, a week-long series of events and activities that parallels the Toronto Art Book Fair. Art Book Week 2018 takes place from July 4-11 at various locations across the city. The goal of Art Book Week is to celebrate the unique artists’ book community in Toronto, as well as increase the visibility of new and exciting projects, spaces and artists. www.torontoartbookfair.com/art-book-week-2018

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.

Proud At OCAD U Art Show

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to Friday, June 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Proud at OCAD U coordinators, Casey Helm and Teddy Schaub curated this exhibition and here is their perspective on this art show:

The PROUD at OCAD U Exhibition features the work of LGBTQ+ identifying students here at OCAD. Art Exhibition spaces can be inaccessible spaces, especially for those whose identities intersect in different ways. The theme is simple: there is none! The participants were encouraged to bring in work they felt like showing off. PROUD is a community space and focuses on claiming our own space here at OCAD. Copies of the PROUD Community Zine are also available for free in the Learning Zone!

Participants list:

Casey Helm

Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez

Rachel Finlay

J. Lee Bertram-French

Heidi Ku

Vincy Lim

Rachel McCormick

Emily Saunders

Teddy Schaub

Matt Xie

On until June 29

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul Street, Level 1. Also accessible from 122 St. Patrick Street.
Proud At OCAD U Art Show poster

Hard Cover Bookbinding workshop

Publish it Yourself OCAD Zine Library Workshop Series
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Level up your sewing, cutting and gluing skills by learning to make a simple hard cover book! 

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: 
Learning Zone, 113 McCaul St, main floor

10th Annual OCADU Zine Fair!

pictured: a fairy holding a zine saying "I made a zine!" 10th annual OCAD zine fair
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:00am to Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:00pm

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the zine fair, meet creators from across the OCAD U zine community and support the work of local artists and makers.  

Don’t miss two days of zines, comics, prints, button making and more!

March 14 & 15
11am - 6pm
Main lobby of 100 McCaul

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.

*image by Marta Chudolinska

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St. main lobby
Pictured: fairy holding a zine saying "I made a zine!" and another fairy sitting on a mushroom saying "Cool." OCAD Zine Fair

Call for Vendors: OCAD Zine Fair 2018

The OCAD Zine Fair is Coming March 14 & 15, 12-6
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:45am to Friday, February 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

The 10th annual OCADU Zine Fair is coming up on March 14 & 15!

To apply, email ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com with: 1) your name, 2) an image or link to images of your publications and 3) preferred date to table (we will have different vendors on each day to give more people a chance to exhibit). Tables are free.

The deadline for applications from current OCAD U students is February 16th. After that, we will accept applications from anyone/everyone on an ongoing basis.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St, main lobby