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EDUC 3030: Critical Pedagogies: Disrupting the Paperarchy

Jenna Freedman made this guide for Jennifer Rosales's Critical Pedagogies class.

Make a Zine: 15 minutes

The Goog


STEM of Zine-Making

  • Background color, background image
  • Layering and spinning graphics
  • Ordering graphics
  • Graphics format options
  • Layering text
  • Fonts
  • Credits & freedoms/restrictions

Now you

Start a Google presentation (slides)

File-->page set-up-->custom

US 1/2 size = 5.5 wide and 8.25 high

Other Resources

Templates by Metaparadox

Flipsnack, Barnard Zine Library examples

Collaboration Logistics, specifically Adobe Scan, Cryptpad, and collaboration spreadsheet

Zine Elements: 5 minutes

photo of a tuxeduo cat on zine pages ready for layout or collationCovers

color * construction paper * relief print * acetate


staples * sewing * stab * pamphlet * paper types* materials


illustrations * fair use/copyright * photographs * typography/handwriting * backgrounds


Essay * Poem * Review * Drawing * Collage * Personality Quiz * Crossword Puzzle * Playlist * Top Ten List * Likes/Dislikes * How To * Comic * Rant * Blank Space * Art * Handwriting * Typewriting * Design Software * Stick Figures

Metadata: author, title, publication location, publication date, freedoms and restrictions


personal * political * art * literary * split * compilation * minicomics * DIY

Pro Tips

  • Leave a 1/4" margin around your pages
  • Remember your zine will be copied or scanned, so light text and images may not reproduce well
  • You do you