Monday, November 28, 2005


Expozine was a tremendous success. I would guess there were over 2000 visitors who came through the doors. And everyone seemed to be selling their zines, chapbooks, books, dvds, jam recipes, etc.

I guess I forgot there was a small press community in Montreal. But now I know better.

Every year I discover something amazing at Expozine. Jason Camlot gets the props for finding for this one: Ojingogo!

Thursday, November 24, 2005


Below is the official Expozine press release. Hope to see you there!

Expozine 2005
4th Annual Small Press, Comic and Zine Fair
Saturday, November 26th,
from 11 am to 6 pm
5035 St-Dominique (church basement),
between Laurier and St-Joseph

Come to EXPOZINE, Montréal's only small press, comic and zine fair! This daylong event brings together over 160 creators of all kinds of printed matter in both English and French.

Expozine was born in 2002 to provide a place where publications outside
the mainstream can reach the reading public. It is also a place where
members of the small press community and local writers and artists can
make new connections with each other. It has been a huge success: thousands of people have discovered hundreds of publications, and more and more people take part each year.

Montréal is rich in small press activity, with an internationally renowned comics scene and a thriving small press and zine community. All of these are represented at Expozine, and each year more publishers from outside Montreal participate in the event.

We hope you make the most of this rare opportunity to see all of this
diversity showcased in one place. Browse! Shop! Meet the creators! And
most of all, have fun!


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Snare books

Exciting new project -- a small literary press dedicated to experimental literature.
Click here.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

New website etc...

I've redesigned and updated my website.

I think it's pretty ok, but I designed it on this weird freeware HTML program for Mac OS X. Lemme know what you think.

In other news, the new Matrix will be out very soon. It will be a very special issue, featuring the last work by Ryan Carriere. Ryan was a very talented young comic artist who tragically lost his life earlier this month. Marc Ngui was kind enough to offer up some words of remembrance for the issue.

Around a year ago, I made a promise to myself to do whatever I could to make Matrix a more community-oriented magazine, and specifically to promote micropress/chapbook/zine/diy culture. If you take a peek at our reviews section, you'll notice there are more chapbooks and small magazines being reviewed, and we are thrilled to be a sponsor of expozine.

But there's so much more work to be done...

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Coach house took montreal; camlot took quebec; billy took me

Sunday was fun. The Coach House authors were very entertaining and so were the students. The very clever Brian Joseph Davis made us do his reading for him. The creepy results can be heard here.

Jason Camlot's Attention All Typewriters launch on Thursday (with Marcie Frank launching How to Be an Intellectual in the Age of Television or HTBAIITAOTV for short) was one of the most successful and fun events I have ever been to.

Montreal's literary scene is flourishing!

In other news, Billy Mavreas has a blog!