Zine is short for 'fanzine' - these self-published creations started out as homemade books by fans about their favourite bands. But they can be on any topic that you are crazy about. I got inspired to try making zines when I met Murtle Chickpea and her Zine Museum at the Wairarapa Book Bash. Here is one of the zines...
|Zine - I love Nature Lots|
|My first 3 zines|
|Pages from my Rakiura zine|
|The Rakiura Zine folded out flat|
|Some pages from my Tūī zine|
|The first four pages of my coast zine|
I used a piece of handmade paper that I found and did this one by hand.
|The reverse side|
How to Make a Zine
To make a zine you need:
- A4 or A3 paper
- pens or coloured pencils
- glue stick
- magazines, calendars, pamphlets, photos to cut up
- and lots of creativity and passion.
Sharing Zines: Zines are not sold, but given away. They are often copied in small numbers and swapped between zine makers. When you make a collage the images are often no longer recognisable and so the collage becomes your creation. But the bird photos I used for my Nature Coast collage are another adult's copyright, I knew it wouldn't be fair for me to make copies of this one without their permission, so I made it just for myself.
More on Zines:
Libraries sometimes hold zine workshops or events, ask at your local library.
For more ideas about zines: https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/about-zines/