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Canzine: this Sunday, October 23, 2011

Canzine is back and so am I along with the Toronto Zine Library crew. Expect vegan treats, grab bags, our fabulous zines, and some fiiine D I Y audio tapes.



$2 - Fanzine - by the Toronto Zine Library volunteer collective
Tom Scharpling, reflections on zine libraries, accountability in the zine community, Lindsay Gibb, BBS culture and more!

Striking Distance
$1 - Perzine - by Chris Landry
Thee Silver Mount Zion, King Khan & His Shrines, Critical Mass, 4-tracking, bike accidents, cute cats, and death. $3 with special 4-track soundtrack.

"Striking Distance has a nicely ragged aesthetic...It’s short, well written, a little abstract, and carries with it a pleasantly dark undertone."
- Keith Rosson, Razorcake

Kiss Off #13
$2 - Perzine - by Chris Landry
Living in an industrial warehouse, zombies, Colin Campbell, Leonard Cohen, Converge, South Africa, and how I got my typewriter. I was stoked to see this in Maximumrocknroll's Top Ten Zines list.

"There’s a timeless quality to the writing...these are personal tales (a few set in Canada and a couple in South Africa) of travel, friendship, romantic relationships, and punk rock...told in a way that extracts the universal themes likely to appeal to the widest audience. Definitely recommended."

- Sean Stewart, Razorcake

D I Y or Don't We?
$2 - Zine - various: edited by Nicki Sabalu
A story from Kiss Off #13 appears in D I Y or Dont We?

"Here we have thirty-nine pages screaming of cuteness; regular people like me or you discussing community and togetherness through memories of firsts or about the little groups they are in and how you can make a difference. The feel-good stories inside can make even the grumpiest feel a little smug and secure for even a moment."

- Noah W. K., Razorcake

Get Fit for the Pit #1
$2 - Zine - Various: edited by Niclole Introvert

A compilation zine that focuses on health and fitness from a punk/activist perspective. The first issue includes 7 stories and 1 comic about shaking off the shackles of the lack of importance placed on health and fitness in the punk scene and working with our bodies to become healthier.

Featuring: Ramsey from List zine, Maranda from Telegram Ma'am, Chris from Kiss Off, Nicole from Introvert, Korinna from Roots of Hope. Topics range from Roller Derby to Running to Rugby and more!

Childs - Abort the N.O.R.T.
$3 - Tape - Chris, Lee, and Alex
My punk rock band: 8 songs, screen printed cover, lyric sheet, and free download code enclosed.


Also at 3pm I'll be taking part in The Great Hollywood Rip-Off Piracy Zine Challenge! Details here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=301738309840948

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