In Microcosm's DIY guide to zine-making, editors Bill Brent, Joe Biel, and a cast of contributors take you from the dreaming and scheming stages onto printing, publication and beyond! Covering all the bases for beginners, Make a Zine! hits on more advanced topics like Creative Commons licenses, legality, and sustainability. Says Feminist Review, "Make a Zine! is an inspiring, easy, and digestible read for anyone, whether you're already immersed in a cut-and-paste world, a graphic designer with a penchant for radical thought, or a newbie trying to find the best way to make yourself and your ideas known." Illustrated by an army of notable and soon-to-be-notable artists and cartoonists, Make a Zine! also takes a look at the burgeoning indie comix scene, with a solid and comprehensive chapter by punk illustrator Fly (Slug and Lettuce, Peops.) Part history lesson, part how-to guide, Make a Zine! is a call to arms, an ecstatic, positive rally cry in the face of TV show book clubs and bestsellers by celebrity chefs. As says Biel in the book's intro, "Let's go!"
Make a zine!
when words and graphics collide
Bloomington, IN :, Microcosm Publishing,, 2008
160 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility:
Bill Brent & Joe Biel
How to make a zine in eight simple steps
What's a zine? Why make a zine?
A brief history of publishing
Layout and type
Photos, illustration, and pre-press
Printing and paper
Blockprinting / Eleanor Whitney
DIY Comix / Fly
What you must know about libel / Paul T. Olson
Compiling back issues
Touring : When in Reno eats the raw pie
DIY : Nike style : zines and the corporate world / Stephen Duncombe
Branch Call Number:
ZINE 070.572 BRENT 2008