My Zines mainly consist of my illustrations (or collages) and have a journal/diary-like theme. I like to include a playlist of the music I listened to while making the zine as well! I find Zine-making to be therapeutic and a great way to express myself! I love showing people how simple zine-making can be because there are no rules to making them! 🙂 I have a lot of ~free~ Zines I like to give out as well that are all meant to pump people up! They are little pocket sized Zines to encourage positive thinking and to help someone when they’re doubting themselves! I love that Zines exist :’)
I remember making Zines without knowing they were called Zines back in middle school! I’d make my friends little playlist Zines with little doodles and notes! I did this as a way of showing my love for them lol it wasn’t until I was around 16 that I found out they were called Zines because I bought my first zine from someone at comic con! I was so excited and then continued to make a bunch of “private” Zines about feelings lol I didn’t make my first ~real~ zine until 2015 and they were free! I still give these out for free till this day! 🙂
I feel like Zines are super important because it gives everyone a chance to share whatever they want. Zines allow anyone to share their voice about whatever they want to have heard. Zines are the gateway to public expression and it is awesome that something like a ~Zine~ even exists!
THE RULES FOR MAKING ZINES ARE THAT THERE ARE NO RULES! I am a strong believer that Zines can be about anything! If you are passionate about anything and feel like it needs to be heard about more, make a zine about it! Do you love drawing? Make a drawing zine! Do you like dogs? Make a dog zine!? Lol Zines are full of freedom of expression and all you have to do is just do it! “Sometimes it’s good to do what you’re supposed to do when you’re supposed to do it” -Frances Ha