Here at Pow Pow Press, we love zine culture. It’s where we’re from. Even though the books we do can’t be described as zines anymore, it’s through making zines we’ve learned most of what we know about making comics.
So when the opportunity arose to sponsor Canzine, it felt like a no-brainer : of course we would! Four events are scheduled this year : Canzine Toronto on September 14th, Canzine Vancouver on September 21st, Canzine Ottawa on October 6th and Canzine Saskatoon on November 23rd. And we’ll be in Toronto this Saturday for the first one of the season.
Of course, you’ll be able to purchase books at our table – including Cathon’s most excellent tiki murder mystery The Pineapples of Wrath, as well as volumes one through four of Sophie Bédard’s teen saga Almost Summer. But the Canzine team will also be giving visitors some of our books for free : Art Wars, Earthbound, Going Under, Nunavik and Gary – King of the Pickup Artists. One book per attendee, obviously. Leave some for the others!
It’s our way of saying thanks to a community we cherish.