Here’s another reminder of the basic zine format we will be working with. Remember: pages 3-6 will be upside down, so when folded they will align with the other pages. We will go over how to cut and fold them tomorrow in class.
The list-making today was a jumping-off point for thinking about ways of telling us about yourself. Think of other ways you might give us some insight into the story of YOU.
Some other ideas: archeological dig of your pockets/purse/dormroom, favorite recipes from home, inventory of your piercings/tattoos/scars – and the stories they tell, maps of all the places you’ve lived or rooms you’ve inhabited, how-to guides, family/pet portraits, mixtapes of your favorite songs – illustrated somehow, your favorite articles of clothing and why they are important to you, an interpretation of your facebook page…
Again – these are just prompts, a place to start – the possibilities of self expression are endless, so please be creative and really tell us a story!
the Brooklyn zine fest website, will link you to the pages of zine artists — note the diversity of content, style, and format.
and one of my favorites:
Kate Bingaman-Burt, who chronicles every purchase she makes. You can see her zines and drawings here: