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Printmaking: Drawing Into Print

Zine librarian Jenna Freedman made this guide to accompany Columbia University professor Linnea Gad's printmaking class in the spring semester of 2023.

Nina Nijsten's Definition

Nijsten, Nina. Scissors & Chainsaws No. 2 : Diary Comic Zine Made in July 2020 During International Zine Month. Gent, Belgium: Nina Nijsten, 2020.

Read and Discuss

What Zines Are Like

Skim a zine for three minutes and then move on to the next one. You won't have time to read the whole zines. 

In small groups discuss for five minutes:

  • Why did the creator(s) choose to make a zine, rather than an Instagram reel, painting, website, TikTok, journal article, etc.
  • How do the graphics complement or complicate the text?
  • What moves you/or not about the zine?

Group share.