Osaka Ziners


• "Hodgepodge": This zine showcases many funny and unique mixtures of Martin's imagination.
• "Pan Dulce": This zine is about Mexican sweet bread and their journey from animal shapes to critter in life through Martin's illustrations.
• "The Little Book of Creature Pluratives": This zine is a possibly absurd collection of animal group names illustrated by Kerry.
• "Summertime": With this zine, Lillian will take you on the most relaxing and enjoyable adventures of cats.
• "Dragons": Illustrated by Jennifer, this zine is a pictorial imagining of dragons across time and culture.
• "Life under My Own Shade": Illustrated by Cesar, this zine is about the simplicity of life and how easy it could get difficult.
• "School of Life- Volume 1": This zine is about the hardest lessons Angelina has learned from life so far.
• "The Sound of Silence": In this zine, Angelina uses her photography to demonstrate the sound of silence.


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What methods do you use to make your zine?
  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Cut-and-paste
  • Photocopying
  • Digital
What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?
  • Folded
  • Stapled
  • Hand-stitched
When did you start making zines ... and why?

We used to take an Illustration class at Pasadena City College with Professor Osaka. For the final project, we need to make our own zines. The zines may start out as assignments at first, but now we love them so much and want to keep making these pretty little books.

What is your favorite part of making zines?

We get to express our own ideas through words and illustrations. Each of us comes from a different background. But, we all have stories, ideas, and opinions to share. It is hard to speak our minds sometimes, and zines are perfect ways to take other people with us on our journey.

How do you feel that are zines important in terms of independent media and publishing?

Zines are very important. As new artists/illustrators/designers, we find zines are great for us to showcase our works and to reach out to the audience out there. Since there will be no censorship when it comes to zines, ziners can be very direct, honest, and straight forward about their content. That is invaluable.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start making zines?

1st advice: Spend time to research and build up your content. The audience will know if your zine is lack of content.
2nd advice: Keep your cost of printing down as much as possible when you first start. Call different print shops to compare the price.
3rd advice: Create what you love, not something you think can become popular.

Is there anything else you want people know about you or your zines?

This is our first time to join a zine festival. We are a group of pretty shy people. Without each other, we don't think we will ever make this happen.
Each of us has something very different to offer to the zine community. We hope you will enjoy reading our zines as much as we enjoy making them. Thank you!

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