From The Star (Toronto):
Toronto is a comics town.
With many high profile creators living here, the annual Toronto Comic Arts Festival and other comic conventions, and great comics stores like The Beguiling, the power of storytelling between the gutters is a vibrant part of Toronto’s creative and arts communities.
With hopes to add to that, a group of librarians and comics enthusiasts wants to establish a new permanent space that celebrates sequential art, the Canadian Comics Open Library.
“We also noticed the way comics are showcased and catalogued in libraries doesn’t showcase the true diversity of comics, so we wanted to address that in a new system where, in the physical library space, people will be able to see visually how diverse comics are,” says Rotem Diamant, president and founder of the Canadian Comics Open Library.
The group has a collection and has built a database of cartoonists from around the world, as well as other resources on its website, www.canadacomicsol.org.
See Also: “Over 500 Comics!” (via CCOL Blog)
November 20, 2018