Merriam-Webster describes a zine as "a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional
Participants in this all-ages workshop will create zines, which we will edit, assemble, and publish all in one night. zines will be 8, 12 or 16 pages, in the classic digest size (5 1/2" by 8 1/2").
Your facilitator is Wayno, who started publishing minicomix and zines in the 1980s.
Zinemakers should be ready to edit, assemble, and publish, so we are asking you to create your pages ahead of time, and bring them with you to the Library.
We will have paper on hand for last-minute art creation, and we will provide the printing paper and materials for turning your art into a zine.
Instructions for preparing your art:
1. Cut or fold an ordinary letter-size piece of paper in half, creating a 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" sheet.
2. Create your black & white page, leaving about a quarter inch white margin around the edges. Your pages can be cartoons, standalone drawings, collages, or
even text. Just keep it black & white for photocopying!
3. You can do multiple pages, Families are encouraged to do a zine as a group project.
We'll publish zines with three different themes:
SHORT SHORT STORIES
Create a single page story. It can be a comics page, narrative text, a poem, or any combination of these elements.
ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN
For each page, draw a favorite pet or any other animal you have met in person, or dreamed about. Include the animal's name, a little description or story about the animal,
or just a drawing by itself.
FRIENDS & FAMILY
Draw portraits of family, friends or yourself. This would be a great family project, with your group all drawing pictures of each other. The best part of making a zine is that you can do whatever you want. You are your own editor, so have fun with your art.
About your facilitator: Wayno® is a cartoonist, illustrator, pop artist, writer, and musician, whose name is actually a registered trademark (hence the "circle R" symbol).
His cartoon panel WaynoVision is at GoComics.com/WaynoVision, and also appears in the Pittsburgh City Paper. His illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Nickelodeon Magazine, Pittsburgh Magazine, and many others. Wayno also performs music with the Red Beans & Rice Combo, a trio that includes drummer Dave Klug and pianist Tom Roberts. The Combo will perform at the Mt. Lebanon Library courtyard on August 24. Wayno is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, and serves as President of the National Cartoonists Society's Pittsburgh Chapter. He lives in Mt. Lebanon with his wife,Kim, and their two cats.