Tuesday, December 21, 2010


A silent auction/raucous party was held at Double Double Land to raise cash for friend and zinester Mark Connery after a fire gutted his house (no-one was harmed fortunately-at the fire or party!).
The affair was organized by the super powers of Marc Bell and Graham Hollings.
The invite read:

AUCTIONED ARTWORKS by Mark Connery (including SMOKE DAMAGED drawings!), Shary Boyle, The White House, Jay Isaac, Barefoot Immortal, Damien Hurst, Olia Mishchenko, Peter Thompson, Wowee Zonk, Marc Bell, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Dayton, Amy Lockhart, Bill Bisset, Michael DeForge, Margaux Williamson, Keith Jones, The Royal Family Album, Jeff Koons, Fiona Smyth, Jason McLean, Elvis Stoikoe'd, Jonny Petersen, and many more famous artists...

Here's some more vintage Rudy:

Host with the most Graham Hollings

Other illustrious host Marc Bell greets two parts of Wowee Zonk

The Complete Wowee Zonk crew-Chris Kuzma, Patrick Kyle, and Ginette Lapalme

Zinester/musician Tara Azzopardi , the guest of honour Mark Connery(with a case of The Blurs), and Jesse Huisken

All round fabulous babe Amy Lockhart mans the loot table

The crown

King of Kensington Seth Scriver helps out Amy

Artist/writer dynamos Larry and Paula Eisenstein put some bids in, I bid on his work but was out bid in the end, dang

Michael Comeau and Bill Bissett hang out

Zinester Pete Thompson-oft times Connery and Bell co-conspirator

Keith Jones gets a bidding war started

Tara Azzopardi brought Rudy's pals Phil and Kenny into the party, those guys can drink!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cavalcade at XSpace

This past weekend was the conclusion of the collaborative show Cavalcade: Dmitry Bondarenko, Daniel Downey, Jessie Durham, Adrian Forrow, Ali Hall, Nat Janin, Ahmed Kassem, Sean Lewis, and Javier Ortiz.

Each artist painted a section of the walls. Over the month of the show they would return on Fridays to work over each others areas, creating a transitioning singular mural.

Scored three publications: a newspaper zine by Adrian Forrow, a collective zine by the Cavalcade folks-Public Exposure, and set of cards of the Cavalcaders- smartly packaged with ribbon and leaf trinket.

Two pages from Public Exposure.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Unicorn

The library grew with a visit to Narwhal Art Project's The Unicorn: A Gathering of Magic. Picked up the catalogue for a previous show: The Dazzle, and a new Patrick Kyle publication: Grim Pseudonym from Svart Konst.

Derek Mainella checks out Joe Becker, post Bitch Slap excitement.

Wowee Zonk-er Patrick Kyle.

Wowee Zonk-ette Ginette Lapalme.

O.G. zinester Sonja Ahlers.

Artist/zinester Shannon Gerard keeps it seasonal.

Fings for magical gatherings and such.

Holy belt buckle.

Nick Aoki and Lauchie Reid caught by the paps.

Magic infested the city. Purge it with the last T.O. Brutal Knights show.

Mystical Hydrant shrine on Dovercourt.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Wing Ding Zine Fair at XSpace

This zine fair had some familiar faces from Canzine and the recent OCADU Book Arts Fair but there were new surprises too. The haul was pretty good for a relatively cozy affair.

Almost spent the whole wallet at the first table: Jesjit Gill, Selena Wong, Susan Van Beek Rogers, Ryan Dodgson, and Jenny's Adventure Book.

Selena Wong's mini-zine about her similarly tiny dwarf rabbit.

Jesjit Gill's Melted Light and the zine Donut, he printed for Jason Mclean.

Melted Light

Jason Mclean

A new one from Ryan Dodgson.

Metality: a collaboration of Ryan Dodgson, Susan Van Beek Rogers, and Phillip Woollam.
First Thought is Susan Van Beek Rogers.

From Metality

Eunice Luk and Fantasy Camp. Pick up the pricier but worth it handbound mini-book RUGS. Amongst the selection of RUGS drawers is Vesna Asanovic.
Eunice included pixie stix!!

Vesna's handiwork.

Felix Kalmenson and Sasha Foster and their offerings:


The Oakville Galleries Youth Council had a selection of new zines.

Sab Meynert with seasonally themed minis.

Jeannie Phan, Myra Phan, and Marta Ryczko

Jeannie Phan's mini that is so good I've bought it twice.
Jeannie's mini has images on both sides.

Myra Phan's one of a kind zines, limited editions with original artworks inside.
like this little collage/drawing/painting.

Blood of the Young Zines' spread.
Get a few of them.
Two pages from one of the more gloriously scrappy zines.