zine-workshop

I spent a couple weeks in Colombia and I came back with a bag full of love and inspiration (#MeHiceUn8 ❤️ Entreviñetas). It was a very emotional trip for me, I met so many amazing people and there’s so much that I still need to unpack. I will probably upload some pieces in here, I still don’t know. This was the back cover I made for a small zine I drew at María Luque’s color workshop, I love her!

Mr. Bobo was a character from my childhood.

Self-care zine

Comics Youth CIC delivers comic and zine reading and creation workshops to improve literacy, wellbeing and mental health for disadvantaged and marginalized children and young people aged 8 - 25 across Merseyside. We run bespoke programmes created for each group of young people that we work with and provide a safe and inclusive space for young people to express themselves creatively through comics and zines, learn new practical and social skills, and form new bonds and friendships. We currently have projects funded by BBC Children in Need and the Big Lottery Foundation, and are working in partnership with Liverpool City Council and the University of Liverpool. 
We are currently taking submissions for our self-care zine that we are planning to distribute to young people under the age of 25. All submissions should be sent to:

comicsyouthliv@gmail.com

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I’m so stoked to announce that I’ll be conducting a series of FIVE! comic and zine-making workshops at the Centennial Branch (578 Finch Ave. W) of the Toronto Public Library starting on September 28th! Talk about dreams coming true! As I’m so fond of saying, comics saved my life (and break my heart, but that’s neither here nor there #HUGOT #ANYWAY) as a 19-year old newcomer to Toronto. The graphic novel section at Bridletowne was (and is!) pretty small, but it took me places. I would’ve loved to attend workshops like these if I knew where to find them. So If you know any youth from Toronto, Markham, Thornhill, Scarbs or the surrounding area who are interested in zines or comics or looking for something to do after school, tell ‘em to drop by! IT’S F✨R✨E✨E!

Also I find it really weird how my art practice revolves around the vindication of my younger self???

AND HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

What: Comic and Zine-making Workshop Series
Where: Toronto Public Library Centennial Branch (578 Finch Ave. W)
When: September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, from 4 pm to 6 pm

Workshop Outline:

Session 1: What Builds (a) Character?
Basics on making and designing characters.

Session 2: Comic Timing: Stories Have a Beat
Introduction to Panel Transitions and pacing

Session 3: Juxtaposition Say What?
Going deeper into components of comic storytelling

Session 4: The Supply Closet
Skillsharing, materials, tips, and nifty tricks

Session 5: Putting It All Together!
Compiling, layout and printing zines

Got back from a fun time in Olympia for the zine fest yesterday. My workshop went well, i think? I couldn’t make the Sunday workshops as stuff needed tending back in the button mines at home.

No one likes my joke about how they named a hurricane Ophelia and then it went off looking for Denmark. eh?

I’m excited to see Worries tonight. They’ve been my jam for a few weeks now.

I’m getting a new kitchen range this week! My oven is 15 years old and have been on the fritz for a year. Excited to get my autumnal cooking on! So, are 5 burners standard on a gas range now? weird, but cool.Gonna witch up my kitchen with some cooking this week.

Busy busy week coming up. Ian B’s goofy project, Ramodes, are playing at Lovecraft on Friday, it’s a mash up band of Depeche Mode songs in the style of the Ramones! We see Depeche Mode next Monday, Jesus and Mary Chain in Eugene on Tuesday and then another of Ian B’s bands, Scourge of Ians are playing next Wednesday.

I still have to finish winterizing my yard and install a new sink in my bathroom.

I’ll get around to  those asks soon I think.

Self-Care Zine

Comics Youth CIC delivers comic and zine reading and creation workshops to improve literacy, wellbeing and mental health for disadvantaged and marginalized children and young people aged 8 - 25 across Merseyside. We run bespoke programmes created for each group of young people that we work with and provide a safe and inclusive space for young people to express themselves creatively through comics and zines, learn new practical and social skills, and form new bonds and friendships. We currently have projects funded by BBC Children in Need and the Big Lottery Foundation, and are working in partnership with Liverpool City Council and the University of Liverpool. 

We are currently taking submissions for our self-care zine that we are planning to distribute to young people under the age of 25.

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Today at school I participated in a Zine-Making workshop organized in honor of Banned Books Week. Who has the coolest grad program ever? Pretty sure it’s me.

Cover says: Frugal Spoonie’s Guide to Surviving Capitalism, with capitalism written in shiny gold stickers, like coins spilling over each other.

I also now understand the general obsession with washi paper. It instantly adds prettiness to anything you do!

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I’ve been handing these out at zine workshops that Ashley and I have been running lately. Has instructions on how to make an 8 page zine, ideas for making zines, and a template on the inside.

Put a bunch of them in my shop, only $1.80 each. Buy one and get inspired to make your own zine or run your own mini zine workshop!!!

Get it HERE

何年も前からフリーペーパーを作ろう、と言いながらも実行することはなく、zineを作ろう、と言いながらも何もせず、時の流れに身を任せ…。

自分の店のこと、山のこと、YoiYoiのこと、zineを作れたらな〜って、想いだけはあった。そんな時djフーテンがtoklasのツイッターで、zineが作れるホチキスのことを紹介してましたよ〜、と教えてくれて拝見すると「こ、これは!」。即買いさせていただきました。

小さなメディアzine。作る過程も楽しそうだし、出来上がれば尚嬉し。

空き時間有効活用にもってこい。