Making Your First Zine: From Idea to Illustration

Kate Bingaman-Burt, Illustrator & Educator

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8 Videos (46m)
    • Introduction

      2:59
    • Your Zine

      2:11
    • Inspiration: Zine History

      13:23
    • Ideation and Illustration

      6:42
    • Laying Out Your Zine

      5:38
    • Collaging

      5:58
    • Experimenting with Image-Making

      5:31
    • Wrap Up!

      3:34

Project Description

Create your first zine — an awesome, empowering little piece of print!

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ASSIGNMENT

You'll create a one-page zine. All you need is an 8.5 x 11" sheet of paper, your brain, and a few writing/drawing utensils. Limit yourself to 1 hour. Don't overthink this! Choose a topic you're passionate about and YOU want people to know.

  • Download the zine template (below) so you know where to fold/cut.
  • Consider pacing. What's the story you want to tell?
  • Create visual interest. How can you play with contrast and texture?
  • Combine words and pictures. Will you try out illustration or collage?
  • Make thick, bold, clear marks if you plan to photocopy.

There are ENDLESS things to make zines about. The key is just to start! Go explore. Go experiment.

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DELIVERABLE

Share your ideas, progress, and final one-page zine in the project gallery. A complete zine will include:

  • Front cover
  • Back cover
  • 6 interior pages
  • Inside full page (optional)

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RESOURCES

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