The Zine Scene

Recently I have taken workshops at the Free Library of Philadelphia-Whitman branch, 2nd and Snyder-in putting together a zine-one of those handmade, little periodicals kids have made and passed around. (Why should kids have all the fun?) The instructor taught us how to fold the sheet into small squares and identify the front, back, and other pages; to cut a slip in the middle fold of the sheet and fold the sheet into a star; then drawing, writing, and pasting material onto the squares, using public domain photos and photos you clip from magazines; and then you photocopy the galley and hand it out.

A great resource recommended for zines is Philly Soap Box, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, www.phillysoapbox.org. All forms of creativity must be allowed to flourish.

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