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What Is a Zine ?. rhymes with “bean” challenging, individual, exciting limitless, ephemeral, ever-changing ubiquitous in the 60s and 70s poised for a renewal. Zine start ups:. 1749 Ben Franklin aka a plethera of pen names.

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What is a zine

What Is a Zine?

rhymes with “bean”

challenging, individual, exciting

limitless, ephemeral, ever-changing

ubiquitous in the 60s and 70s

poised for a renewal

Zine start ups
Zine start ups:

1749 Ben Franklin

aka a plethera of pen names

The good Education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages, as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealths. Almost all Governments have therefore made it a principal Object of their Attention, to establish and endow with proper Revenues, such Seminaries of Learning, as might supply the succeeding Age with Men qualified to serve the Publick with Honour to themselves, and to their Country.

1517 Martin Luther

“These are the times that try men’s souls”

“Give me liberty or give me death”

1776 anonymous

aka Thomas Paine

Da·da or da·da  (dä dä)

n. Fr. hobbyhorse

A European artistic and literary movement (1916-1923) that flouted conventional aesthetic and cultural values by producing works marked by nonsense, travesty, and incongruity.

Moving right along
Moving right along:

1920s and beyond

1970s punk subculture



PKY 21st Century

2000s…you can guess what happened…


7th Grade Wheel students

Where s zine world now
Where’s Zine world now?

And here s where you come in
And Here’s where you come in…

  • What are you interested in?

  • What’s your passion?

  • What do you do well?

  • What do you know?

  • What do you want to tell others about?

  • What do you want to show others?

  • What do you want to make?

  • How do you want to do it?

  • Can you do it well in 9 weeks?

So what will you do
So what will you do?

  • Produce one zine (any appropriate for PKY style and content you choose)

  • Write short creative pieces for your zine content (three per week from choices offered. You may add additional text and art if you wish.)

  • Make three brief zine talks along the way

    • Expository speech about your zine (or essay instead)

    • Persuasive speech relating to the subject and focus of your zine or a brief “sales pitch” advertisement for your zine using visual aids or media of some kind

    • Show and tell of your final product and what you learned from the experience or an oral interpretation

      performance of one of the pieces in your zine

Now what is a zine again
Now what is a zine again?

  • You are so used to guidelines and definitions and regulations that it may be a struggle to accept that there are very few rules in the world of zines.

  • Issued by one person not for profit but for self-expression. “Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one.”

  • DIY with pen, paper, scissors, glue or the latest in word processing technology…your choice.

  • “…cut and paste, ‘sorry this was late,’ self-published magazines reproduced at Kinko’s or on the sly at work and distributed by mail or word of mouth.” Chip Rowe

  • “…can be about toasters, food, a favorite show, thrift stores, anarchism, candy, bunnies, architecture, war, gingerbread men, activism, comics, eating, Barbie dolls—you name it. There are personal zines, music zines, sport zines, zines about politics and pop culture.” Bartel

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine

  • You will learn even more from the

    articles you read.

How will class work
How will class work?

  • You will have a “zine about Zines” to use in class that gives you guidelines, handouts, links, assignments. We will refer to it often.

  • You will have plenty of models to inspire you as well as editing help from the teacher and your peers. Handouts and links are on the harrellland website and zine class page for further reference.

  • We will have at least one day per week to use the library computers. Be sure to save your work (and make back ups too)

  • You may do all your work in class or work some at home if you wish. Games and FreeRice and other cool on-line items are available if you finish early.

  • This is basically a workshop/share/speech class, so work ethic is important!

What will you know
What will you know?

  • What a zine is and why it’s part of our world

  • A plethera of creative writing ideas, formats, and models

  • Several methods for making magazines and how to produce interesting designs and formats for presenting information and art

  • The importance of having several ideas and plans from which to choose the best, and the necessity of revising and reworking these ideas and pieces

  • More about yourself, your beliefs, your interests, and your talents

  • How to plan brief speeches and speak effectively in front of a group

  • That you can plan and produce a worthwhile project and stay focused on your tasks (and earn a really fun A for this part of the wheel)

  • That you can continue to be a first class zine master and I’ll help you any time to do this!

Wow cool fabulous awesome
Wow! Cool! Fabulous! Awesome!