Zine and Be Seen: Promoting Your Work Through Self-Publication

By ·Illustration Editor @ Grain Edit

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Class Project

Create your own self-published zine

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. 

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In this class, I will teach the basics of creating and publishing your own promotional zine. I will create a zine simultaneously with you so you will be able to see my process first hand.

What You'll Learn

  • Zine History, Inspiration, and Planning. We will learn about zine history, finding inspiration, and how to plan your zine. 
  • Making and Promoting Your Zine. We will create our zines and promote them.

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What You'll Make
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:

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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.

Prerequisites

Use of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator is optional.

Level: Beginner

Grace Danico

Illustration Editor @ Grain Edit

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

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    • 4 Video Lessons
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