Multcolib Picks: Zines for Teens
Annotation:This zine was created for burrito lovers! Learn the history of burritos, discover some recipes to make tastier burritos, and read interviews and reviews of burrito restaurants around Portland.
Annotation:LOVE candy? Is your sweet tooth gigantic? This zine reviews candy from around the world! This issue includes an interview with Portland band Guantanamo Baywatch. Check out other issues of Sugar Needle as well.
Annotation:This handy little red book is packed with all the information you need to write your own zine, make it, publish it and distribute it.
Annotation:Unicorns unfortunately aren't real, but another single horned animal, the narwhal, is...only it lives in the ocean. Read more about it in this mostly factual and slightly silly zine.
Annotation:A purple zine about the musician formerly known and now again known as Prince, follows his life from high school bands in Minneapolis and Purple Rain, to his Jehovah's Witness conversion.
Annotation:Free boxes are a Portland phenomona. This author has become a freebox fashionista, and has decorated her house with things she's found on the curb. Check out other issues of Free Box as well.
Annotation:This short zine about Columbus has facts that may surprise you. Did you know he went to America several times? Did you know he was one of the first slave importers from the U. S.?
Annotation:A box of dog biscuits, compressed air, pancake syrup...those are only some of the purchases this zinester describes and draws in her zine of stuff she bought.
Annotation:Just what you need when riding the bus, a zine about bus riding! This issue features sketches of riders, plus interviews with a driver, a field engineer and a traffic engineer. Check out other issues of The Constant Rider as well.
Annotation:This bird zine includes wonderful ink drawings of herons, tree swallows, eagles and other birds, along with the writer's observations about them. Check out other issues of Bird Brain as well.
Annotation:When you walk across the Hawthorne Bridge, did you ever notice there's an off ramp that goes...nowhere? This zine explains what that ramp was supposed to go to...and why we have a riverside park instead.
Annotation:A choose-your-own-adventure story that covers the basics of zine-making -- from types of zines to layout options and how to scam-free copies -- culminating in a successful trip to Chicago Zine Fest ... or not?!
Annotation:Check out this collection of black and white illustrations, if you need inspiration for art, websites or daydreams. Hundreds of pictures related to superstitions, from black cats to four leaf clovers, from crowns and ants to horse shoes and roosters. Look for other issues of Crap Hound as well.
Annotation:What does beautiful mean to women of color? Tips for caring for your natural hair while living in Portland. Plus how to avoid the pink princess uniforms of Barbie. Written by women of color in Portland. Look for other issues of Women of Color as well.
Annotation:Now everyone has tattoos, but back in the day when sailors got tattoos, they meant something special. Why would a sailor tattoo a pig on one foot, and a rooster on another? Read this comic to find out. Look for other issues of Baggywrinkles as well.
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The library has so many zines, but which ones are for teens? Here's some zines from our collection, on lots of topics, including personal, or perzines, instructional zines, comics, clip art, local history and diy projects. Cathy C.