The zine scene was alive and well in 2016

If anything, the culture's been growing along with its breadth of subjects — as April Aliermo learned when she visited Canzine Toronto 2016.

If anything, the culture's been growing along with its breadth of subjects

The zine scene is keeping photocopiers alive in Canada

5 years ago
Duration 5:06
CBC Arts correspondent April Aliermo is bringing news of a thriving zine scene at Canzine 2016.

In The Punk Singer, Kathleen Hanna talks about the role zines played in the '90s for the Riot Grrrl movement. And as it turns out, zine culture is alive and well in the 21st century — if anything, the culture's grown along with the breadth of subjects the little photocopied works of art cover.

So when CBC Arts correspondent April Aliermo (of bands Phèdre and Hooded Fang) took a trip through annual zine fair Canzine a few weeks ago at the Art Gallery of Ontario, she found a thriving zine scene full of artwork, personal stories and some super excited zine collectors.

Watch for Canzine 2017 here.

April Aliermo is a Filipino-Canadian musician, songwriter, entrepreneur and educator based out of Toronto. She plays bass and has co-written music and lyrics for Hooded Fang and Phèdre. You can see her other work for CBC Arts here and here.

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