Zine and Be Seen: Promoting Your Work Through Self-Publication | Grace Danico | Skillshare

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

Grace Danico, Illustrator / Designer / Archivist

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4 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Greetings & Welcome!

    • 2. Brainstorming

    • 3. Inspiration & Planning

    • 4. Making and Printing Your Zine


About This Class

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 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.


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:


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.





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Grace Danico

Illustrator / Designer / Archivist

Grace Danico specializes in art, illustration, design and animation.

Her work is a playful intersection of bold lines, imaginary characters, bright colors and lettering inspired by food, travel, plants, music and home life. She curated and wrote about illustration for the mid-century modern design blog Grain Edit, ran a pop-up restaurant, and graduated from Pratt Institute with a Masters in Library and Information Science.

She can often be found snacking, hunting for old books,...

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