Monday, September 22, 2008

A Touch of Sinemania launch this Saturday!

I am thrilled to announce the launch of my pal (Doug Wright Award Nominee) Sophie Cossette's brand new comic! The launch is THIS SATURDAY at Babel Books and Music. Come by to get a copy of your very own and to join the festivities. It should be tons of fun!

Here's a note from Sophie's hubby Phil about the launch...

Hi there!
On Saturday, Sept. 27th between 7 and 9 PM at Babel Books and Music, a brand spankin' new comic book will be launched: A Touch of Sinemania, written and illustrated by Sophie Cossette!

This ain't no typical graphic novel;
A Touch of Sinemania is a collection of comics and cartoons bound to delight both comix and movie lovers! 84 pages paying twisted humorous tribute to some of the most eccentric and visionary filmmakers in movie history! It's guaranteed you won't ever watch these directors' pictures quite the same way again after reading A Touch of Sinemania! Sophie and I would be delighted if you make it to our launch party on the 27th. Come and get A Touch of Sinemania for yourself, hang out, peruse the other fine books and records Babel has to offer,listen to some terrific tunes, and sling back a beer or two. (This party is BYOB, by the way, 'cause we're basically too broke to supply refreshments:) Babel Books and Music is located on 123 Ossington Avenue (between Dundas West and Queen). The fun begins at 7:00 PM next Saturday night!

We hope to see you there!

A Touch of Sinemania
by Sophie Cossette

Comic Launch Party

Saturday, September 27th. 7-9pm
at Babel Books and Music
123 Ossington Avenue

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Toronto Zine Library at Ladyfest 2008

From the Toronto Zine Library website...come and take part!...

Danielle and Tara of the TZL Collective will be facilitating a workshop titled
Zinemaking for Social Change at this year's Ladyfest Toronto! In this open-format workshop/discussion, we will talk about the history of zinemaking within countercultural movements from the 1920 to the present, methods of making and distributing zines and pamphlets as well as the Toronto Zine Library and it's activities.

Ladyfest 2008 Workshop Venue:
St. Stephen's In-the Fields Church
103 Bellevue Avenue at College Street
North of Kensington Market

From Ladyfest Toronto's website:
"Ladyfest Toronto is a four-day arts, culture and music festival. We are a non-profit, grassroots, do-it-yourself collective who seek to promote urban feminism. We work from a framework that is pro-feminist, trans-inclusive, pro-diversity and anti-oppressive. We seek to build community among Toronto's feminist businesses, artists, activists and academic community. We believe that art is a powerful form of resistance and hope to incite dialogue about contemporary feminist issues in our city. We will be providing a venue for women to express themselves and showcase their work free of sexism, classism, racism, and homophobia; as well as other forms of oppression.

We believe that politics can be fun and hope to facilitate political action and create tools for feminist networking at our annual event. We will proudly showcase the talent and actions of both local and international women. Ultimately, we hope Ladyfest Toronoto inspires women everywhere to organize themselves and create similar spaces that allow women's creative works to be seen and heard, as other Ladyfests have for us."

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