My son’s 4th grade teacher asked me to come speak about publishing and book design. To try to show the class that “all publishing is self-publishing” and books are just fancy zines, I spent a good portion of my Saturday making a batch of zines for them:
You can read the whole thing in my newsletter.
Today’s newsletter is a downloadable zine about finding energy in the gap between your vision and your reality.
Here’s the first page:
In today’s newsletter: a zine about the creative seasons.
Here is a zine inspired by my friend Steven Tomlinson. (Steven also inspired one of my favorite bits in Steal Like an Artist.) Most of what I learned was from The Book of Seeds. (If you scroll to the end of this post, there’s a PDF you can print out with a video tutorial to make your own!)
Here is a PDF of the zine that’s free to download and print so you can make it into your own booklet:
Here is a video showing how to fold and cut and fold and glue it into a booklet:
In the Before Times, I would occasionally make a mini zine to put in my son’s sack lunch before he went to school. Here’s a zine I made for him about Miles Davis. (It’s Davis’s birthday.) I am struck often by how when you make things for others, they wind up speaking to you.
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