DIY OR DIE: how to make a zine

SO, okay: what even is a zine?

A zine is a small self-published collection of original (or unoriginal) texts and images.

For a basic zine, all you need is:

  • Paper

  • Scissors

  • Writing utensils

...but you can also use:

  • Markers

  • Glitter glue

  • Washi tape

  • Old magazines

  • Paint

  • Yarn

  • Stickers

  • Whatever else your heart desires

So you want to MAKE a zine, but you don’t know what the subject is? Well, you can make zines about anything!

  • Fanzines

  • Cooking zines

  • Comic zines

  • Art zines

  • Poetry zines

  • Personal zines

Step 1

Fold your paper in half. And then into quarters. And then into eighths.

Step 2

Open your paper so that it is folded in half. Cut halfway across the middle from the fold. When you open your paper it should have a slit in the middle.

Step 3

Fold your paper lengthwise (along the crease that has the slit). Hold the paper at either end, then push the ends in toward each other. The sections should fold into each other to form an eight-page booklet.

Step 4

Cut through the folds at the top of the pages and staple the zine across the spine! Now you have an 8 page zine, go forth and create! ✉

piece by: gee stewart



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