Zines are self-published printed works produced by creative people to convey ideas through words and images. Each one is unique in their content, printing, size and assembly, and offer an alternative way for creatives to promote their work. They’re also really fun to collect, share, and trade, not to mention a way to contribute to the bigger zine community.
In this class, I will teach the basics of creating and publishing your own promotional zine.
I will create a zine simultaneously with you in this course, where you will be able to see my process first hand. We will cover the following topics:
What are we making?
In this class, we will create a 12-page zine based on the subject matter of your choice. Below is an example from my very first zine, a tribute to my late Uncle Honesto. This zine was created through hand drawn techniques, put together through Adobe Photoshop and laid out in InDesign:
Who is this class for?
Artists, illustrators, designers, and anyone interested in self-publishing as a means for self-expression and to promote their work.
Since 2008, Grace has been the Illustration Editor at the Mid-Century inspired design blog Grain Edit, where she writes about illustration and conducts interviews and studio visits with various artists. In 2010, she made her first zine, titled Uncle Honesto, memorializing her late uncle. Since then, she’s gone on to illustrate zines (amongst other things) and is currently working on a new one in conjunction with this course.
Grace is also currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute, and has a keen interest in zine collection, preservation, and cataloging.
Visit her at gracedanico.com
Classes revolve around completing a project and collaborating with fellow students to give and get feedback on your work. Use Video Lessons and the Project Guide designed by your teacher to complete your class project.
Teachers design and present all class content, but Skillshare is community based around student-to-student interaction. You'll be surprised at what you learn from your classmates!
Never! Once enrolled, you have lifetime access to class materials. That means you can learn when and where you want. Learn at your own pace.