March 24th, 2013 is the date for the third annual Mini-Comics Day, celebrating the art of cartooning and creating hand-made comic books (the first event was held April 9th, 2011). On Mini-Comics Day, participating cartoonists from around the world will write, draw, and print copies of a mini-comic, completing the entire process from start to finish in a day or less. Anyone in the world can participate.

Sneak peek at CAROUSEL 31 cover

The next issue of CAROUSEL (featuring a cover image by Souther Salazar) will be in stores in May, 2013 An 80 page bi-annual hybrid literary/arts magazine representing new and established Canadian artists (with a selection of international contributors), CAROUSEL highlights a comfortable merging of textual and visual content, presenting work across many genres … if it is original and engaging, we aim to see it in print. C31, our forthcoming issue, features new poetry, fiction

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derek beaulieu’s ‘How to Read’ exhibition

Canadian poet, publisher & anthologist derek beaulieu is a writer obsessed w/ the upscaling of lowercase gestures; we interviewed him about the state of his practice back in CAROUSEL 27. beaulieu’ first major solo exhibition, ‘How To Read’, is opening this Fri Mar 22 at Niagara Artists Centre in St. Catharine’s, ON — it runs in the Showroom space until May 10, 2013. ‘How To Read’ moves beaulieu’s work from print into the gallery, where

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Farquharson curates ‘Translation’

TRANSLATION March 01 – 30, 2013 @ O’Born Contemporary (131 Ossington Ave, Toronto) Featuring: Alex Fischer / John Monteith / Petrina Ng / Callum Schuster Curated by: Rachel Anne Farquharson Rachel Anne Farquharson is a Toronto-based essayist and curator, whose writings appear regularly in the pages of CAROUSEL; for our current issue, she profiles and interviews Toronto pixel-pusher Alex Fischer. She is also a feature contributor to C Magazine, having published an interpretive essay on

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: : : : download the free CAROUSEL 30 Mixtape NOW! As an accompaniment to our Winter 2013 issue, we present Make Room For Change, a 19-track continuous MP3 Mixtape (1hr19m28s / 182 MB). We hope you will choose to enjoy our new issue while listening to this suggested soundtrack. : : : : See the tracklist / download the CRSL30 mix: here : : : : Purchase CAROUSEL 30: here