Welcome to ZINE101!
In this introduction video, Lucy and Liam go over how ZINE101 will work, give you a preview of what we'll be covering, explain the Zine101 Scholarship and talk about what Wellington Zinefest is up to this year.
If you're not interested in the scholarship, our goals for the course, or our other Zinefest projects, feel free to skip this course and start properly tomorrow.
There's no real assignments for the intro class, but we'd encourage you to take this time to check out our ZINE101 projects in more detail.
Please note that assignments are by no means mandatory - you can do as many or as few as you like. If you're going for the ZINE101 Scholarship, though, it's worthwhile trying to get as many done as you can.
Near the end of the course, we'll be opening up a form on this website for you to submit your assignments. To be considered for the Zine101 Scholarship, all of the assignments will be due by 5pm on Monday July 20.
Our market's on Sunday July 19, from 12 til 4. Hit 'Going' on the Facebook Event if you'll make it, and maybe even book your stall.
If you wanted to help us promote the market (and maybe even your stall), you can also download the Newbies Market poster here, print it out and put it up at your work / home / ranch / estate etc.
If you'd like a stall but don't have zines yet (and have a tendency to procrastinate) booking a stall ahead of time can be a great way of forcing yourself to make zines.
Read more about the Newbies Market on the Newbies Market page.
So Lucy and Liam talk through the scholarship on the introduction video, but we've also set up a whole page explaining what it is and how it works. Read up on the ZINE101 Scholarship page.
Underneath each video we'll have links to things discussed in the tutorial. Reading / watching / clicking these is encouraged, but optional - there's a heap of stuff and we certainly wouldn't expect you to get through all of it!
If there's something that was touched on in one of the videos, and you'd like to find out more about, but hasn't been included in the Extra Credit section, let us know.
RADICAL ZINE PRODUCTION
As Lucy and Liam discuss in the video, Zinefest are working with The Freedom Shop to relaunch a series of classic zine titles. Read more about it here.
Buy Buy Buy!
If you're feeling compelled to purchase a Lucky Mail Drop envelope, the form for doing so is here.
In this Skill Vid, Will talks us through his experiences with zines and zinemaking, and how he and the team behind The Pocket Histories of Aotearoa New Zealand transform their theses into short, sharp zines.
In this Skill Vid, photographer Liz Platova talks us through the process of making cyanotypes, why she loves them and how she uses them to create zines.
This short documentary made by committee members follows the origins of Wellington Zinefest to today. Watch on Vimeo here. You'll need a password to watch - it's "zinefest".
Cause of coronavirus, Auckland Zinefest is happening online in 2020! Check out their website to buy zines, attend workshops and more.
In this Skill Vid by Rooster Tails comic artist Sam Orchard teaches you how to make a basic zine with just paper and scissors.
Our friend and talented crafter Charlie Zonnevylle talks us through how he uses collaging and found objects to make unique and beautiful zines. Watch this Skill Vid here.
Our zine vending machine is currently living at French Art Shop on Ghuznee Street. Go take a look before their lease closes this month <3
Liam (one of the course facilitators) made a Skill Vid about the trials and tribulations of making paper.
Illustrator Sam's Skill Vid shows off some straightforward design tricks, with an emphasis on comic art, to make your work shine.
BUT I LOVE THE ZINE
A short documentary on the thriving zine scene in San Fransisco, how zines build community and why self-publishing matters.
As mentioned in the video, JustSpeak is a youth-powered movement for transformational change of criminal justice towards a fair, just and flourishing Aotearoa
Izzy Joy is one of the talented zinemaking artists featured in this video. Check out her work on her Instagram.
Zinemaker, designer and artist Darcy has done a bunch of artwork for Wellington Zinefest this year - check his work out on his Instagram.
June Moth is an artist and zinemaker who created stunning illustrations for our Lockdown zine. Worth checking out their Instagram.