USEREVIEW 038: Watch the Left Hand

USEREVIEW 038: Watch the Left Hand

Through a process of careful and combing traditional review, Leah Bobet is able to find and extract the half-concealed magic tricks and the mixtapes from Jen Sookfong Lee’s debut poetry collection The Shadow List (Wolsak & Wynn, 2021). ISBN 978-1-989496-28-2  | 96 pp | $18 CAD #CAROUSELreviews#USEREVIEWEDNESDAY Smudged lipstick, sleepless nights and a deft structural-linguistic game that cracks binary questions of self-worth like a hatching egg: Vancouver author Jen Sookfong Lee’s The Shadow List charts

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CAROUSEL 36 Toronto Launch

CAROUSEL 36 Toronto Launch

CAROUSEL 36 Toronto launch — a free event took place on Wed May 25, 2016 at the Belljar Cafe … doors at 7pm, readings beginning at 7:30pm Featured Readers for the evening were: Chad Campbell, Paul Dutton, Laura C. Furster, Steve Meagher, Conor Mc Donnell, Antranik Tchalekian ————————–——— Facebook event @  https://www.facebook.com/events/455790244631554/

ON NEWSSTANDS NOW: CAROUSEL 36

ON NEWSSTANDS NOW: CAROUSEL 36

CAROUSEL 36 is here — video preview the new issue now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbVH8Jh4000 CAROUSEL is pleased to announce its latest 88 page issue — featuring art, fiction, poems, and hybrid works by Leesa Bringas, Vincent Colistro, Candace de Taeye, Laura Furster, Richard Kelly Kemick, Steve McCaffery, conormcdonnell and Antranick Tchalekian, along with the following feature articles: Mark Laliberte profiles the work of experimental poet gustave morin, interviewing the author about his latest New Star Books release

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CAROUSEL Summer Party / Issue 35 Toronto Launch (Aug 05)

  Please join us for the CAROUSEL Summer Party & Toronto launch of CAROUSEL 35 —a free event taking place on Wed Aug 05, 2015 at the Belljar Cafe … doors at 7pm, readings begin at 7:30pm SPECIAL EVENT OFFER — support our fine journal at our launch by picking up the latest issue: for only $11, take #35 home and we’ll also mail you #36 when it comes out in Dec … or go

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Preview of CAROUSEL 35

Preview of CAROUSEL 35

The next issue of CAROUSEL (featuring a cover image by photographer Klaus Pichler) will be in stores June, 2015. 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. C35, our forthcoming issue, features new poetry, fiction

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‘Like’ the new 4PANEL Facebook Page

‘Like’ the new 4PANEL Facebook Page

CAROUSEL fans: want more frequent 4PANEL news? We’ve got so much going on we’ve started our own 4P F/B page, it’s the best place to get the extended mix on 4PANEL contributors and all their wonderful projects — please take a tiny moment to LIKE this new page now https://www.facebook.com/4panelproject    

TCAF 365 @ Toronto Reference Library

TCAF 365 @ Toronto Reference Library

While TCAF only happens for a week each year, comics culture remains alive and well at the Toronto Reference Library all year round … … did you know that Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop is a recent, permanent on-site addition to the ground floor of the library? This well-curated retail environment presents the very best of comics, graphic novels, art, design objects and book culture merchandise to Toronto. They even carry a handful of

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2015 Toronto Comic Arts Festival

2015 Toronto Comic Arts Festival

The 2015 Toronto Comic Arts Festival at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St) Saturday May 9th 2015, 9am-5pm Sunday May 10th 2015, 11am-5pm FREE ADMISSION A week long celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of comics creators from around the world. Other Festival events include readings, interviews, panels, workshops, gallery shows, art installations, and much more. Highly recommended! >>> More

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CAROUSEL available at Art Metropole

CAROUSEL available at Art Metropole

Looking for a good place to pick up copies of CAROUSEL in Toronto? We recommend Art Metropole (1490 Dundas St W / ph: 416.703.4400 / store hours: Wed – Sat, Noon to 7pm) ….. Here’s a link to our current issue

4PANEL Class Project #1

4PANEL Class Project #1

Announcing a special 4P project! We recently participated in a creative collaboration with VADA (Visual and Digital Arts), a department of the School of Media Studies and Information Technology at Humber College, Toronto.The 4PANEL format, as we have developed it, was used as a teaching tool, providing both inspiration and structure for the development of creativity in youth. For the first week in May, we’ll be posting our 5 favourite Humber student strips, one a

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Apr/15 4PANEL Offerings

Apr/15 4PANEL Offerings

APRIL 2015 at http://4panel.ca 4 new 4PANEL strips appeared in the past month by Jessica Fortner Illustration, Ethan Rilly, Christopher Green and Anuj Shrestha … have you checked out these new works yet?   Also, we’d like to remind you that 4PANEL appears as a full-colour section in the pages of each new issue of CAROUSEL. : : : : Buy the latest issue of CAROUSEL now  

Scenes from KAZOO 2015

Scenes from KAZOO 2015

Always a great time in Guelph, ON — the KAZOOFEST people put on an excellent fair, and the whole city is alive with music and art! Here’s a peek at a few moments from the day. Great attendance at the Print Expo, an eager audience Artist Justin Gordon did an really cool window display at Disarrays (he’ll likely be appearing in CAROUSEL 36, due out around Christmas, BTW)    

2015 KAZOO Print Expo (Guelph, ON)

2015 KAZOO Print Expo (Guelph, ON)

CAROUSEL will be at the KAZOO Print Expo in Guelph this Saturday! We’ll be debuting a series of amazing $20 curated gift packs (each contains 4 issues, a great deal), and we’ll have some copies of a rare Michael DeForge silkscreen we did waaaaay back, get it for only $25. See you there. https://www.facebook.com/events/1593732504193776/

CAROUSEL vs SHELF LIFE (Toronto)

CAROUSEL vs SHELF LIFE (Toronto)

CAROUSEL has been included in Shelf Life, an assembly of Canadian arts periodicals, opening Thu Mar 19 at the Gladstone Hotel —  from Mar 19-29 we invite you to go check it out: grab a seat, stay a while and flip through the pages of Canada’s finest art-mag offerings, arranged from coast to coast. https://www.facebook.com/events/667249950051429/    

DANIEL ARSHAM in CAROUSEL 34

DANIEL ARSHAM in CAROUSEL 34

Do you know the work of DANIEL ARSHAM? CAROUSEL 34 prominently features the work of rising art star Daniel Arsham: art writer Shannon Anderson profiled his work — as well as his collaborative project SNARKITECTURE — at the lead story of the issue. Here’s an interesting article from the New York Times exploring his rising celebrity. Additionally, be sure to check out “Future Relic,” a nine-part feature film Arsham wrote and directed, which explores quotidian

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Jan/15 4PANEL Offerings

Jan/15 4PANEL Offerings

JANUARY 2015 at http://4panel.ca 7 new 4PANEL strips appeared this month … first off, we introduced EDIE FAKE (USA) to the project; we did an expanded 3-strip run focusing on DANIEL ZENDER (Brooklyn, NY), featuring works from his forthcoming Nope publication; JASON BRADSHAW (Toronto) returned to the site with the strip ‘Where I Come From’; MARK LALIBERTE (Toronto) took a stab at some Charlie Hebdo-influenced ‘grey commentary’; and finally, MARA STERNBERG (Toronto) delivered ‘Tasseomancy’, an

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CAROUSEL 34 Toronto Launch

CAROUSEL 34 Toronto Launch

Please join us at MKG127 as we launch our latest issue SPECIAL EVENT OFFER — support our fine journal at our launch by picking up the latest issue: for only $11, take #34 home and we’ll also mail you #35 when it comes out in May … or go bigger and subscribe to the next 4 issues for only $20    

CAROUSEL 34 out now

CAROUSEL 34 out now

The new 80 page issue of CAROUSEL (featuring a cover image by Snarkitecture) is in stores now.   C34 features new poetry, fiction and visual pieces by Kemeny Babineau, Kim Fu, Laird Kay, Ruth Marten, Michael Morris, Jason Paradiso, Matt Rader, jp Rodriguez, Daniel Guy Tremblay and Blair Trewartha. Emily Fitzpatrick has a good conversation with Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist Adam David Brown about the material & magical properties of his diverse art practice. Mark Laliberte

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Fall 2014 Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market

Fall 2014 Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market

On Saturday November 22, CAROUSEL will join approximately thirty of Canada’s best independent publishers and magazines for Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market in Toronto. This annual event introduces the public to independent literary publishers and authors of books, chapbooks, magazines, broadsheets, and recordings that are largely not available in bookstores. The event will also host the announcement of the winner of the bpNichol Chapbook Award, whose purse this year doubled to $4,000. Facebook event:

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CAROUSEL at Canzine 2014 this Saturday

CAROUSEL at Canzine 2014 this Saturday

On Sat Nov 01 CAROUSEL will be participating in Canzine Toronto, Canada’s largest festival of zine culture and independent arts, hosted by Broken Pencil Magazine. Canzine is a prime opportunity to mingle with talented writers, artists, publishers and performers from across North America and search out new local (and non-local) gems; it features hundreds of zines, small presses, comics and more. 918 Bathurst Arts/Culture Centre, 918 Bathurst St. 1-7pm $5 entry includes the fall issue

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