Zine Comics for Beginners

with Erika Finne
Thursday, June 9; 6–9pm CT

Zines are a powerful yet simple way for artists to disseminate information, share ideas, and get their work into the hands of readers/viewers. In this in-person workshop, explore different types of zines and comics, from autobiographical to fictional. Get inspired with examples from the teaching artist’s zine library. Then, learn low-cost and accessible bindings typically used for comic zines, including simple folded structures and stapled books. Discussion will include strategies for developing a narrative, methods for reproducing zines, and suggestions for how to get your zines out into the world. Come away with ideas and inspiration to start experimenting with comic zines!

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 3 hours, Category A or D

$65/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 materials fee
$33 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 materials fee
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

All in-person program participants are required to be vaccinated, have received a booster dose, and wear a mask while in MCBA’s studios. Proof of vaccination must be received three days (72 hours) before the start of the workshop or enrollment is subject to cancellation with a full refund. See our COVID Safety Guidelines for more information.

Please note: Registration closes 6/1 at midnight (CT).