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Intro to Zine Making: Newark Zine Fest

We'll learn a little about zines and zine culture and then join it!

Agreements

front and back of Bystander Intervention & De-escalation zine by Eleanor Whitneyhonor your body’s needs (know when you need to take breaks)

challenge ideas, not people

Read and Discuss

photo of a cat reading a zineWhat Zines Are Like

Skim a zine for two minutes and then switch, for four rounds. You will not be able to read these zines in their entirety.

[Content: curse words, sexuality, strong political opinions, violence]

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

  1. Spring - Exploring the New Coronavirus : A Comic Just for Kids (you'll get to practice reading upside down!)
  2. Summer - Notes from an Essential Worker no. 1
  3. Fall - Asian American Feminist Antibodies
  4. Winter - Our Stories Matter: Life in the Time of Covid-19 (some pages take longer than others to load. You can always go back to the table of contents on the 2/3 page and click on a page number to jump around)

Round 4

  1. Spring - Notes from an Essential Worker no. 1
  2. Summer - Asian American Feminist Antibodies
  3. Fall - Our Stories Matter: Life in the Time of Covid-19 (some pages take longer than others to load. You can always go back to the table of contents on the 2/3 page and click on a page number to jump around)
  4. Winter - Exploring the New Coronavirus : A Comic Just for Kids (you'll get to practice reading upside down!)

In breakout rooms discuss for 5 minutes:

  • Did one or more of the zines have an impact on you? On the creator?
  • How do the zine images go with or against the text?
  • Now that you've read (or skimmed) four zines--what is a zine?

Group share.

Zines Are

 

independent

agency

DIY

creative

thoughtful

personal

important

the truth

grassroots

impactful