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Looking for a FREE zine? Here’s one of mine. It’s from 2010’s “24-Hour Zine Thing” project. You can download this zine, page-by-page, and assemble it yourself. (It’s easy. Really.)
What’s a 24-hour zine?
During July 2010, participants had to go from concept to printed/bound zine in 24 hours or less, and the zine had to be 24 pages long.
We couldn’t prepare anything ahead of time. We weren’t even supposed to think about what we might put into the zine.
It was exhausting, but I learned a lot!
(See my links at the foot of this article, for more information about the challenge, the diary I kept during the process, and what I learned.)
Remember: This is NOT an art zine. It’s a rambling, personal zine reflecting my thoughts as I worked on this challenge.
To read (or print) your own copy of this zine
Download these PDF files and print them on letter-sized (8 1/2″ x 11″) paper:
If you’re not sure how to print &/or assemble the zine, check this article: 24-Page Zine Layout
If you can print back-to-back, do. That’ll save paper and bulk in the finished zine.
See my hour-by-hour diary (not very cheerful, by the end of the 24 hours…) at Zines – The 24-Hour Zine Thing.
Read my happier summary (posted the following day) and see the contents of a 25th page (that didn’t fit in this zine) at 24-Hour Zine Thing – What I Learned.
And, if you’d like to try making zines, here’s a simple, single-sheet zine project anyone can make, easily: Single-Sheet Zine Layout. (It includes a link to yet another free zine you can download. Not as impressive as the 24-hour one, but it IS an art zine.)