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Kazoo! Print Expo 2018


The Kazoo! Print Expo returns with more letterpress, printmaking, comics, zines, posters, books, art prints, postcards, illustrations, newsletters, t-shirts by incredible artists from around the province.

The Kazoo! Print Expo will be held at Mitchell Hall in St George’s Church (99 Woolwich St, Guelph) on Saturday, April 14th from 11am-4pm.

FREE ENTRY
$$ NEEDED FOR ART PURCHASES
FAMILY FRIENDLY
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SCENT & NUT FREE (please leave these at home!)

Thanks to our incredible sponsors & partners:
CFRU
Wyndham Art Supplies
The Dragon
City of Guelph

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Kazoo! Print Expo 2018 Exhibitors

 

 

Friend of Vocamus Press

vocamuspress.wordpress.com
Friends of Vocamus Press promotes Guelph book culture. Our table will feature books, chapbooks, poetry cards, and broadsheets from various Guelph authors and publishers.

Jamiyla LoweA Whole New World - 0

jamiylalowe.com
I am a visual artist focusing on printed and illustrative work currently living and working in Toronto.The work I’d like to feature at the fair is a recently published book from late 2017 called A whole New World that centres around five fictional warring nations, along with a related series of screen printed editions on paper and fabric. I have been exhibiting in small fairs locally and in the US for the past few years.

Chelsea Bellrose

www.chelseabellrose.com
Chelsea Bellrose is an artist who works in illustration, printmaking, photography and comics. She uses these mediums to document her surroundings and observations in a way that is hopefully more funny than boring. In addition to her own work, she contributes cover art and comics to Mean Zine out of Toronto. Chelsea lives in Penetanguishene.

Patrick AllabyPatrick Allaby

patrickallaby.com
Patrick Allaby is from Sackville, New Brunswick, but is currently living in Kitchener, Ontario and doing a MFA at the University of Waterloo. He makes autobiographical, semi-autobiographical, and hardly-autobiographical comics that relate to his lived experiences. His work has appeared in a variety of small zines, as well as on Instagram, and in a series of comic-based performances.

Kendra YeeKendra Yee

kendrayee.com
Kendra Yee is a Toronto-based artist, designer, and curator. Her work consists of mixed-media paintings, ceramic sculptures, and panel-based illustrations. She pulls tales from her personal history, lived experiences and collective memory to form speculative worlds where fluid characters come to life through the conversations of others.

Alison PostmaAlison Postma

www.alisonpostma.ca
Alison Postma’s print work (including zines, an oracle deck, abstract prints and more) tends to focus on the bizarre and the humourous.

The C Word CardsC Word Cards

www.thecwordcards.com
The C Word is an offensive greeting card company that sugarcoats sadism to prey on people’s deepest fears and insecurities. We believe that a birthday or cherished event is the perfect time to mentally-scar your loved ones with cards caked in viscera and pain. And you know what? They’re going to love it, because that’s just the world we live in.The C Word. Hate Yourself for Laughing.

FeelsFeels Zine

feelszine.wordpress.com
FEELS is a zine that seeks to delve into the earnest and raw expression of emotions. We present feelings – those of our own and those of others – for you to absorb, digest, and connect with. Through personal stories, fiction, poetry, illustration, art, and photography, we strive to create a safe place for people to share their honest, unfiltered emotions and, in turn, foster an open dialogue about some of the most raw, sensitive, and private feelings. We feature primarily Canadian emerging and early-career writers, artists, and poets.

Carrying Root CollectiveCarrying Root Collective

www.carryingrootcollective.com
The Carrying Root Collective is a project of artists Allison Henry and Kelly Zantingh rooted in drawing, printmaking, video and photography. Their work explores themes of ecology, the manipulation of landscape, the production of natural materials, and is often informed by their experience working in forestry as tree planters and wildfire fighting in British Columbia. They collaborate with other artists and communities as a means to increase the accessibility of art and to share the unique experience of Canadian tree planting with a larger public.

Jason BradshawJason Bradshaw

http://jasonrbradshaw.tumblr.com/
Jason Bradshaw is a Toronto based cartoonist best known for his comic book, Boredom Pays, for which he was nominated for the Gene Day award in 2011. He has been told his work is “emblematic of the contemporary existential anxieties of the underachiever” which both makes him feel a little proud and a little insulted at the same time.

Jenn WoodallJenn Woodall

http://jennwoodall.format.com
Jenn Woodall is an illustrator and comics creator from Toronto. Her work is inspired by 80s and 90s anime, video games, the riot grrrl punk movement and neon colours. She works with Silver Sprocket in San Francisco and also self-publishes her own work.

Daniel RotsztainDaniel Rotsztain

theurbangeographer.ca
My work — including colouring books, prints, and zines — explores our relationships to the places we inhabit, playfully uncovering and visualizing geographies hidden beneath highways and concrete. I’m a map maker, and my maps play with scale to present whimsical depictions of places that can be more *emotionally* accurate than google maps!

Group of 7 ComicsGroup of 7 Comics

www.groupof7comic.ca
Group of 7 is an action-adventure comic book set during the First World War at the Battle of Vimy Ridge featuring Guelph’s John McCrae leading a team of Canadian historical heroes on a secret mission to save the world. In the past year, Group of 7 has been featured on the CBC Kitchener-Waterloo Morning Edition and CBC Ottawa Morning radio programs, online in Guelph Today and in print in the Guelph Mercury Tribune.

Crow And Moon PressCrow and Moon Press

www.facebook.com/crowandmoonpress/
Hailing from London Ontario, Crow And Moon Press was created by partners Rin Vanderhaeghe & Lanh Hrafn in 2016 as a way to release their work under a single moniker. Utilizing DIY methods, CAMP produces hand-bound zines with a minimalist finish, and spooky sci-fi music on cassette tapes.Born of nostalgia and longing for otherworldly locales, the pair explores how technologies usage is wielded to create (or overcome) social issues of the past/present/future, the role of our emotions in relation to these powers, and how that authority is viewed by those influenced by it.

Lisa (Lis) XuLis Xu

www.lisshu.com
Lis is a creator who draws comics and illustrations.

Rob CollinetRob Collinet

Rob Collinet is a maker of visual and physical art. Rob graduated from what is now OCADU. Since the 1990’s Rob has illustrated for newspapers, magazines and children’s books. He has created plush toys, animations, short films and has also produced online games and smartphone apps. More recently, Rob has been further exploring a wide spectrum of mediums, some of which include zine and book-making.

Noelle Anne. NNoelle Anne

http://noelleanne.com/
My body of work mainly focuses on nature interconnecting with humanity and society. Often with whimsy and quirky.

Justseeds Artists’ CooperativeMary Tremonte

www.justseeds.org/artist/marytremonte
With members working from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Justseeds operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with unique viewpoints and working methods. We believe in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action. To this end, we produce collective portfolios, contribute graphics to grassroots struggles for justice, work collaboratively both in- and outside the co-op, build large sculptural installations in galleries, and wheatpaste on the streets—all while offering each other daily support as allies and friends.

Louise ReimerLouise Reimer

www.louisereimer.ca
Louise Reimer is an illustrator and artist living in Toronto. She combines collage, watercolour, and digital media to produce her unique and eye catching illustrations. Louise draws inspiration from 1970s aesthetics, modern art, and vintage ephemera to create editorial illustrations, album art, and apparel. Her work has been featured in publications internationally and nationally. Louise silkscreens all of her own apparel and prints at her Toronto studio.

Private Spectacle PressMarta-Chudolinska

http://martachudolinska.com/
Marta Chudolinska is a multidisciplinary artist who uses printmaking, papercutting and other media to create comics, zines, prints and artist books. Her first wordless graphic novel, Back + Forth: A novel in 90 linocuts, was published in 2009 by the Porcupine’s Quill and nominated for a Doug Wright Award, recognizing excellence in Canadian cartooning. Her papercut comic, Babcia, a historical memoir which aims to rebuild her connection to her late grandmother, is currently being serialized in Broken Pencil Magazine.

Jackie Lee Art Jackie Lee

Www.jackieleeart.ca
Jackie Lee is a screen printer and illustrator who makes fun art about space travel and cute things.

Glittering MagpieeSonali

sonalimenezes.tumblr.com
Sonali has been making zines for six years and prints for two. She has over ten original zines on various topics from; collage to mental health, poetry to self-help. Sonali is best known in Guelph for her baby sized business Glittering Magpiee which features a mini line of handmade resin jewellery with a little bit of feminism and whole punch of sass . She’s excited to share her full collection of print, which she is working on expanding – including some lil silkscreens and a lithograph or two.

Shiny PliersShiny Pliers

www.shinypliers.com/
Matthew Daley is an illustrator and comic artist with a distinct style that combines hand-created textures, stamps and found objects into vector illustrations to create a rugged, painterly look. His self-published comic, The Pig Sleep: A Mr. Monitor Case, co-created with Cory McCallum, was nominated for and won the Gene Day Award at the Joe Shuster Awards in 2013. He has also produced poster work for The Polaris Music Prize, and bands such as Devo, The Residents and The New Pornographers.

Cuts & ScrapesCuts N Scrapes

www.etsy.com/shop/cutsandscrapes
I hand-carve both lino and soft block for interesting one-of-a-kind prints, customized stamps, and fun stationery.

Marko Barakoski Art + DesignMarkoBarakoski

www.markobarakoski.com
I make original end grain relief prints of already felled logs sourced from the Guelph/Waterloo Region area. Simple yet incredibly detailed, the prints find beauty in nature, providing another avenue to exhibit the diversity of the natural world.

Boltlick BookletsBoltlick Booklets

fretfretfret.com/
A duo which are producing many different works to share with the world about our interests including plants, love, dreams and death. This includes the daily comix Don’t Fret, which is printed in a zine after every chapter, and the collaborative booklet Overgrowth, full of short stories & other delights.

Moon TobogganMoon Tobaggan

www.moontoboggan.com
My work stands on a line between fine art and novelty, pointing towards a large cosmology without losing the energy of cartoons and comic books. I think of the art I create as a search for parallels, communicating with the worlds which radiate from the center of any object or experience. I am an interdisciplinary artist who draws, makes prints, writes stories, poetry, and songs. Through these mediums I create narratives and musings which attempt to further unfold the endless links of mirrors that comprise my imagination, creating reflections that are at once humorous and disturbing.

Jordynn MackenzieJordynnMackenzie

http://jordynnmackenzie.com/
Jordynn Mackenzie screen prints are like your favourite pair of underwear straight out of the dryer: Warm and fuzzy with just the right amount of cheekiness.

Milkweed ZineMilkweed Zine

www.milkweedzine.com/
Milkweed is a sex-positive feminist magazine based in Toronto, featuring writing, photography, and visual art from around the world. Marrying zine ethos and colourful digital design, Milkweed is a unique source for erotica.Issue IV will explore fantasy. In this issue, we ask questions about the intersections of the real and the fantastical, the role of memory in fantasy, and the ways in which fantasy can be transformative.

Stubbs letterpressStubbs Letterpress

Stubbs Letterpress is a family run letterpress operation from Guelph, Canada. They print posters, cards and chapbooks. They donate 100% of all proceeds to local charities because they feel like it.

Victoria DayVictoria Day

www.artistvictoriaday.com
Victoria Day is an interdisciplinary printmaker whose practice revolves around the figure. Her work is about identity, sexuality, social interaction, life as a millennial; and is inspired by personal experiences. The figure in her work is simplified into line and shape based linocuts, woodcuts, and screenprints.

The Turtle LibraryChristopher Green

www.mumblethief.com
christopher green, also known as “mumblethief,” is a cartoonist, illustrator, and fictional character who comes from the Alaskan wilderness. His work is set in the imaginary reality of The Turtle Library — a world in which a group of adventurous young librarians live aboard a gigantic turtle with a library in her belly.In addition to the all-ages graphic novel currently being serialized at theturtlelibrary.com, many other artifacts have been created with the intent of bringing this fictional world closer to ours.

Christine te BogtChristine Te Bogt

christinetebogt.com
Christine te Bogt is a visual artist, designer, and printmaker based in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of OCAD University’s Printmaking department Christine is now working out of an independent screen printing studio in Kensington market.

JG

Justin Gordon

hello my name is JG and i make silkscreen prints on clothing and paper and also do painted installation work as well as art comic-book writing. I identify as a trash-freak and have been told i make beautiful pictures. thank you, xo

Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe

Www.alicianauta.com
Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe is a one woman operation based in Toronto. She makes collages, posters, screenprints, books and zines, wallpaper, and other printed multiples. Environmental degradation, the natural vs manufactured world, abstracted and psychedelic reality are key themes that are explored.

Jetpacks and rollerskatesJetpacksandRollerskates

Jetpacksandrollerskates.com
Blake Stevenson is the guy behind Jetpacks and Rollerskates. A pop culture addicted Designer/Illustrator from southern Ontario, Canada. I take on each project armed with healthy balance of sugary cereals and saturday morning cartoons.

Jay Stephens

jaypopgun.wixsite.com/jaystephens
Underground comix veteran hawking weird Tshirts, local posters, and various comic books. Best known for his animated series’ Tutenstein and The Secret Saturdays, but don’t let that scare you off.

Shark Bite InkShark Bite Ink

www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SharkBiteInk
I am Jessica Woodward, the artist behind Shark Bite Ink a small print shop in London Ontario. I have been making prints for over 20 years. A graduate of NSCAD University and current print tech at Western University in London Ontario. I love everything print but focus mainly on limited edition lino cuts and screen prints. I also print my art by hand onto shirts, totes and make magnets, brooches and cards.

Backroads Design SyndicateBecky Comber

www.beckycomber.com
Founded in 2013, the Backroad Design Syndicate was launched to foster a creative network within rural Grey and Bruce Counties amongst fine art and craft professionals. Our collective has worked together on various projects and initiatives that nourish functioning social and collaborative relationships amongst creative professionals working in rural Grey and Bruce county as well as initiate investigative learning and skill sharing between members.

CAROUSEL MagazineCAROUSEL

www.carouselmagazine.ca
CAROUSEL is an exquisitely produced hybrid literary/arts magazine representing new & established artists, with a focus on positioning Canadian talent within an international context. From cover to cover, this innovative & beautifully designed journal highlights a comfortable merging of textual & visual content, presenting work across many genres … if it’s original & engaging, we aim to see it in print. Every adventurous issue of our bi-annual journal features: CANADIAN & INTERNATIONAL WRITING (POETRY + FICTION) / COMICS / ARTIST PORTFOLIOS, PROFILES, INTERVIEWS—> subscribe / order —
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Wyndham Arts

www.wyndhamartsupplies.com
Since opening in 1992 in Guelph, Wyndham Art Supplies has provided art materials to countless artists, designers, students, craftspeople and more. Wyndham Art Supplies employs artists and craftspeople who have worked with a wide range of media. Their staff’s passion and expertise is reflected in their knowledgeable, helpful service. Wyndham Arts is a proud supporter of the Kazoo! Print Expo.

CFRU

cfru.ca
CFRU is a volunteer-driven campus and community radio station based on the University of Guelph campus. Since 1980, CFRU has provided an alternative to mainstream and commercial radio. We engage, inform and entertain our listeners, we empower and teach our volunteers (no previous experience required – all training is freely provided), and we reflect the diversity of our communities. Over 70 shows a week are broadcast over the FM dial (north to Fergus, east to Rockwood, west to Kitchener-Waterloo and west to the 401) and through our website.

The Dragon

www.dragonguelph.com/
The Dragon is a specialty comics and games store, located in Guelph. The Dragon opened in 1998 to provide a niche shopping experience for the whole family to enjoy! In November 2017, The Dragon opened a second location in the South end of Guelph. The Dragon has received numerous awards, including the extremely prestigious Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award, which recognizes the best comic stores in the world.
The Dragon is a proud supporter of the Kazoo!
Print Expo, and is THE location to fulfill your comic and graphic novel needs year-round!

PS Guelph

musagetes.ca/project/publication-studio-guelph
PS Guelph prints and binds books on demand, creating original work with artists and writers we admire. It serves as a space for publication in its fullest sense: we don’t simply produce books, but also bring people together through the shared experience of reading. We attend to the social life of a book using any means possible to expand its circle of readers: physical books; a digital commons (where anyone can read and annotate our books for free); eBooks; and wild social events; breathing life into the written word on paper, online and through discussion.