Buy CAROUSEL at Magic Pony!

Looking for copies of CAROUSEL in downtown Toronto? It’s already available at better bookstores around the city; and now, we’re happy to announce that you can also pick up the new issue of our magazine at MAGIC PONY (680 Queen St W) — one of our favourite go-to spots when we want to see pop culture, design and fine art flawlessly mixed in a retail environment. Visit them today!

RIP Dandelion Magazine

After thirty-seven years as one of Canada’s cutting edge experimental poetry, prose and arts magazines, Dandelion ceased publication, at the close of 2012 — R.I.P. : : : : More info here

Adrienne Gruber wins the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award

Congrats to poet Adrienne Gruber (who appeared in our pages way back in CAROUSEL 23) on winning the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award for her chapbook Mimic, published by Leaf Press of Lantzville, BC. Named for the late poet, novelist, and indie publisher bpNichol (1944-­1988), the prize is awarded to the author of the best language poetry chapbook published in Canada in the previous year, as selected by a panel of judges. Administered by Toronto-based small-press

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LOSE #4 out now

CAROUSEL and artist Michael DeForge go a long way back — he first appeared in issue 19 (2005) when he was still primarily focused on gig posters, has done several covers for us over the years, and is currently one of our 4PANEL strip artists — so we’re always happy when he releases a new work! We therefore confidently recommend you check out the fourth installment of his award-winning, one-artist anthology series Lose, published by

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Eden by Pablo Holmberg

Are you enjoying the many strips we’ve posted on the 4PANEL.CA site? If so, we recommend you check out Eden by Argentinean artist Pablo Holmberg, released by Drawn & Quarterly in 2010 (ISBN: 9781770460089) — it’s a small 6″ x 6″ anthology full of wonderful four-panel strips that combine the playfulness of a Sunday comic with the simplicity of a haiku. : : : : download a PDF preview here

CAROUSEL at Nuit Blanche!

Drop by RM #204 of the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. W) on Sat Sep 29 and behold the vibrant and bustling “12 HR Zine Machine” presented by The Madeleine Collective, Madeleine Collective: www.madeleinecollective.comas ten featured Toronto artist groups are challenged to create a handmade zine art book every hour, all night long! Note that the CAROUSEL zine team — made up of artists Larry Eisenstein, Mark Laliberte, Aaron Linton and Drazen Kozjan — will take

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CAROUSEL 29 Preview!

CAROUSEL 29 (summer 2012 issue) out in mid-May The forthcoming issue of CAROUSEL features work from the following  writers and artists: Derik A Badman • John Wall Barger • David Boswell • Claire Caldwell • Robert Dayton • Michael DeForge • Larry Eisenstein • Rachel Anne Farquharson • Emily Gordon • Jesse Jacobs • gillian harding-russell • Claire Horsnell • Louisa Howerow • Christopher Hutsul • Katie Jordon • Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline • Drazen Kozjan • Mark

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48HR Back Issue Bundle Sale!!!

CAROUSEL 48hr Back Issue Bundle Sale For the next 48 hours, order our already drastically discounted 4-pack deal, get a 5th issue absolutely free! Choose any 5 issues (from CRSL #17-27) for CAD $25 / USA $38 / INT $50 — including shipping!! Act now: offer expires Thu Apr 19, 5pm (EDT) >>> BUY:

Introducing: 4PANEL.CA

The 4PANEL experimental comics feature appears in print in each new issue of CAROUSEL (it debuted in #28); it’s a space where a range of talented artists creatively explore the four-panel comics format in a formal and/or literary context. Participating artists include: Derik A Badman / Michael DeForge / Larry Eisenstein / Jesse Jacobs / Mark Laliberte / Andrei Molotiu / Marc Ngui / Ethan Rilly / Tin Can Forest / Magda Trzaski An online

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♥ Canadian Mags! Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer

It’s that time of year again: CAROUSEL is participating in the latest “Buy 2, Get 1 FREE Offer”, a fabulous deal on Canadian magazines. A wide range of Canada’s magazine publishers have come together to bring you this remarkable offer, which you won’t find anywhere else. Subscribe to any 3 of the nearly 200 magazines offered, pay for only 2! Your free subscription will be your lowest-priced subscription — you pay only for the other

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Liisa Ladouceur’s ENCYCLOPEDIA GOTHICA Toronto Launch

Liisa Ladouceur is a Toronto-based music and unpopular culture journalist, a poet and a Goth. She has examined the subculture for various publications, has been called upon as a recognized Goth expert for television like MuchMusic, CTV, TVO, and Newsworld, and hosted the sold-out Gothic Toronto literary event for the Luminato Festival. She is currently known as the Blood Spattered Guide music columnist for Rue Morgue magazine, the world’s leading publication on horror in art

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gustave morin: 3 Books Now Available

Currently, in the CAROUSEL Superstore we have several wonderful books by author/artist gustave morin — available in limited quantities! This Windsor, ON visual poet’s compelling work has appeared within the pages of CAROUSEL on numerous occasions (in issues 17, 18, 19, 20, 23 and 25, for those counting). Here’s an apt description of him, taken from the Ditch Poetry website: “a para-literary agent provocateur since his teens – published widely, if obscurely – (morin) has

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MISUNDERSTANDINGS Magazine final issue Launch!

After 7 1/2 years of publishing, Toronto’s Misunderstandings Magazine is ceasing publication, as its editors move on to other projects. This little publication, which straddled the line between zine culture and Toronto’s more mainsteam literary community, positioned itself as a playful journal striving to introduce and foster emerging writers and showcase them alongside some of Canada’s best talents. Despite limited resources, MM’s editorial team of Jim Johnstone, Vicki Sloot and Ian Williams nevertheless were able

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CAROUSEL 27 Preview!

CAROUSEL 27 (Summer 2011 issue) out in mid-April This forthcoming issue of CAROUSEL MAGAZINE features work from the following  writers and artists: Shelley Banks • derek beaulieu • Dick Capling • Larry Eisenstein • Fausta Facciponte • Joel Fishbane • Laurie D Graham • Sandra Jensen • Jim Johnstone • Adrienne Kammerer • Drazen Kozjan •  Jennifer Linton • Luke Painter • Nicole Pakan • Tom Prime • Retchin Pump • Yi-Mei Tsiang • Howie

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