The Continuist Publication Launch Details

image

The zines are officially in, and we can’t wait to share them with you all! Our publication launch on March 18th at the Arts & Letters Club (7-10pm) is fast approaching, so if you haven’t RSVPed yet, make sure you do so via the event page here.

We have a great panel of artists and musicians sharing their talents with us next Wednesday, and we think they deserve some recognition. Links to their previous work (where applicable) will be accessible by clicking their name. Show them some love by checking out what they’re all about, and get stoked to see some great pieces next week. See you there!

Artists:
Anna Avitsian
Elizabeth Barrette 

Stefanie Daugilis
Elana Delaney
Alexandra DiFlorio
Megan Stulberg
Julie Sullivan
Nick Vo

Musicians:
Lion Detective Club
cameron macdonald

Photo submission by Megan Stulberg

Megan Stulberg is a 3rd year Arts and Contemporary Studies student at Ryerson University. She’s also one of our hard workin’, zine slingin’ editors.

Megan mostly works in illustration, incorporating watercolour and black ink frequently into her pieces. On and off she experiments with photography. Below are five photographs she took with a Minolta 35mm point-and-shoot film camera.

More of Megan’s work can be viewed at cargocollective.com/meganstulberg.

019_18A014_13A 007_6A  013_12A   018_17A

Website Hype: Vegan Girlfriend

1526995_10153645051735133_1005234275_n
Logo by Megan Stulberg

Hey friends!

One of our editors Megan Stulberg is a regular contributor to a new blog called Vegan Girlfriend, launched by Aine Davis in December 2013. The website is run by four Toronto girls who share original recipes, restaurant reviews, and tips on how to afford and sustain a vegan lifestyle on a student budget.

If you’re interested in contributing or are simply interested by the content, check out Vegan Girlfriend at http://vegangirlfriend.wordpress.com. You can also follow updates on Instagram and Facebook.

Here are a few sneak peeks at what their website has to offer:

Apple crumble (by Raven Steepe)
Apple crumble (by Raven Steepe)
hot-chocolate
Hot chocolate + molasses cookies (by Aine Davis)
Snickerdoodles (by Alexandra Courts)
Snickerdoodles (by Alexandra Courts)
Kale, pomegranate and chickpea salad (by Megan Stulberg)
Kale, pomegranate and chickpea salad (by Megan Stulberg)

Headrush: Now online!

Below is our biggest publication of 2013!

Featuring work by: Tyler Ball, Elizabeth Barrette, Emily Belanger, Camille Borody, Francie Copelli, Elana Delaney, Erich Deleeuw, David Eatock, Gabby Frank, Mitch Green, Jamie Harvey, Catherine Hennessey, Duane Isaac, Erin Leydon, Andrew Mastin, Andrea Manica, Cameron Macdonald, Cassandra McCann, Michael McDonnell, Sofie Mikhaylova, Ally Morris, Caitlyn Murphy, Michael Riggs, Ben O’Neil, Taylor Parkinson, Laura Rojas, Yuli Scheidt, Phoenix Simms, Megan Stulberg, Nick Vo, Cale Weir and Rebecca Zynomirski.

If you’re like to get your hands on a printed copy, email us at thecontinuist@gmail.com.

Want to check out more of our past issues? Click here.

If you wish to view this zine as a PDF, click here.
Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.32.37 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.32.46 PM

Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.32.52 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.32.58 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.33.03 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.33.07 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.33.12 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.33.16 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.33.21 PM

Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.38.30 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.38.35 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.38.40 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.38.44 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.38.48 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.38.52 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.38.56 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.39.00 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.39.04 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.39.08 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.39.13 PM

Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.44.28 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.44.33 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.44.41 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.44.44 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.44.49 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.44.53 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.44.57 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.45.05 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.45.09 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.45.15 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.45.20 PM

Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.48.54 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.48.57 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.49.01 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.49.07 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.49.12 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.49.16 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.49.19 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.49.24 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.49.30 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.49.35 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.49.39 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.49.44 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.49.48 PM

Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.54.03 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.54.08 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.54.11 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.54.14 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.54.19 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 2.54.23 PM

Feature: Q&A with Rachel Ludlow

Blue YellowInterview by Megan Stulberg

I’ve been following Toronto artist Rachel Ludlow on Instagram for months now, admiring and ogling her work from afar. I jumped at the chance to interview her on behalf of The Continuist.

Below is the fifth instalment in our Q&A series. After you read it, be sure to check out Rachel’s website and throw her a follow on Instagram.

What do you do for a living?

I’m an artist – I usually make paintings, but sometimes I draw. I also work for the Canadian Art Foundation as a programs assistant and I’m a server.

What’s your favourite part about what you do?

I think my favourite part about what I do as an artist is getting to play. As a maker I get to play with ideas, images, and materials as work. Making things is very satisfying for me.

Hardest part?

For me the hardest part is having perseverance and persistence – to make the time to get to the studio between other job commitments, to be resilient after receiving rejection letters, to continue to push through a bad idea to get to something better.

How did you get started?

I’ve just always done it – as far as I can remember I’ve made images. As a child I loved colouring books and I was obsessed with staying inside the lines. That obsession has definitely stuck around in my work.

Was there an event/occurrence in particular that you think gave you your “big break”?

I don’t know if I’ve had a “big break” per say, but I can recall several distinct moments throughout my life/career that have definitely propelled me to where I am now. I won a couple of colouring contests as a kid (kind of lame, I know), but it was a form of affirmation that made me think that making pictures was something I could do, something I was good at. A more substantial moment was being selected as part of the Bank of Montreal’s 1st Art competition in 2009 – a nation-wide competition for artists finishing their undergraduate degrees hosted every year at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto. This was motivation for me to keep making the work I want to make.

Pink Diamond

How has your style and work changed over the years?

I’ve always needed to ‘colour inside the lines’ and have everything be perfectly smooth. In the last few years I’ve pushed that aspect of the way that I paint since its what I just naturally tend to do. I think partially because of that my work has started to take on more of a ‘digital’ aesthetic, where rather than looking like photographs my paintings look like digitally-made images. My working process also changed. I used to hold myself fairly strictly to a single photographic reference image for a painting and now my paintings are formed from several references, with small collages or drawings acting as studies for larger paintings. This has had a huge impact on what my work looks like and feels like, and what it feels like to make it. I think I have more fun now.

What’s your preferred medium and why?

I work primarily with oil paint. I like the control that I have with it and I love the richness of the colours. I wish I spent more time drawing.

Is there other related creative work that you do? If so, what is it?

I take photographs sometimes – admittedly mostly with my just my iPhone. Having access to a decent camera all the time has made me take notice of things around me more. It’s a way for me to create and play with images wherever I am. It keeps me looking.

What’s next for you as an artist?

More paintings. And hopefully more drawings.

Installation1 Web Paper Doll #1 and Paper Doll#2

Canzine 2013!

We are so happy that we had the chance to run a table at Canzine Toronto yesterday! Our table-game has significantly improved (we’re pretty proud okay?). For a comparison, click here to check out our display from last year.

We sold some of our zines including Finding Teeth, Bloomers, The Continuist 2012, and Vo. 3. We also sold original prints and zines by Megan Stulberg, Elana Delaney and Laura Rojas. We ALSO sold some homemade baked goods. It was a pretty crowded table.

We picked up some new publications from our friends over at House Hippo Press and Static Zine. We made some new friends too! Canzine is always so overwhelming because it reminds us just how many creative people Toronto has to offer.

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, be sure check out Broken Pencil’s website. They’re the folks that make this magical event happen year after year.

P.S. A huge ‘Thank you!!!’ to the members of this year’s Continuist team for being incredibly helpful in the preparation and running of this table. ❤ ❤ ❤

IMG_8826 IMG_8820 IMG_8819 IMG_8817 IMG_8833

 

The Continuist presents: HEADRUSH

front

We’re giving you a little sneak peek at our newest publication! Over the summer we created a compilation of artwork from a variety of Toronto-based students and artists. We are proud and excited to share this with all of you!

We will be throwing a launch party for Headrush on Thursday November 7th, which we’ll be posting an official invite for within the next week or so. Keep your eyes peeled.

The publication features work by Tyler Ball, Elizabeth Barrette, Emily Belanger, Camille Borody, Francie Copelli, Elana Delaney, Erich Deleeuw, David Eatock, Gabby Frank, Mitch Green, Jamie Harvey, Catherine Hennessey, Duane Isaac, Erin Leydon, Andrew Mastin, Andrea Manica, Cameron Macdonald, Cassandra McCann, Michael McDonnell, Sofie Mikhaylova, Ally Morris, Caitlyn Murphy, Michael Riggs, Ben O’Neill, Taylor Parkinson, Laura Rojas, Yuli Scheidt, Phoenix Simms, Megan Stulberg, Nick Vo, Cale Weir and Rebecca Zynomirski.

Can’t wait until November for a copy? We’ll be selling copies of Headrush at Canzine on Sunday, October 20th. Come visit us anytime between 1-7pm at 918 Bathurst! RSVP here.

***Update as of Friday October 18th: Due to delays in printing these aren’t ready yet for Canzine this coming sunday. However we’ll still be selling a variety of our other zines, prints from select artists, independent zines from some of our editors…and baked goods!

back