A crash course in the world of zines
What is a Zine?
History of a Zine
Learn to make your own
LESSON 1- What is a zine?
A zine is probably what you think it is. When you hear the word zine it sounds super similar to a magazine and surprise, it is a cute mini magazine/booklet.
A zine is a self-published, homemade that can be on any, and I mean ANY topic you want.
I found some interesting YouTube videos on zines > check them out
LESSON 2 - History
History and fun facts about zines
Originally called fanzines
Fanzines = Fan + Magazines
Centered around Sci-Fi topics
The first zine was made in the 1930s
Check out [Fanzines Archive] for more on the original Fanzine scene
Zines evolved from Sci-Fi topic to Punk Bands, the feminist movement, and now the skies the limit to any topic you can think of. In fact, Kanye West has a zine!
-More history of zines found on Mental Floss
LESSON 3 - Learn
Are you a member of Skillshare? If so, check out their zine classes. There are quite a few (I counted 10). I personally have taken Making Your First Zine: From Idea to Illustration by Kate Bingaman-Burt and LOVED IT!
Forums & Websites
Where to buy zines
A Link To More Cool Links
Link to other Links :)
Now that you've heard of a zine, and have had a brief introduction to What they are, a little history and evolution of them and where you can go learn more and find inspiration - there is no going back to a life without zines.
Zines have an edge to them, but not a scary one, it's more like a cool kid edge factor.
Here is a flip through of a Zine I made. I call it The Happy Zine. It's filled with simple illustrations and hand lettered happy quotes.
All I did was upload and assemble my illustrated quotes into Photoshop and then printed from my printer. I also added colorful washi tape!
What type of Zine topic sparks your interest?
I challenge you to make Zine.
Make one or two or three!
It's fun! 😊
*EMAIL ME A COPY OF YOUR ZINE!
I'D LOVE ♥ TO SEE IT & POSSIBLY FEATURE IT.