24-Page Zine Layout

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The first time you try a zine layout, it can be confusing.

I’ve been creating zines for over 30 years, and I still sketch my zine layout on paper, to be sure I paste it up the right way.

Even if you’re creating a zine on a single sheet of paper, the zine layout can be baffling… especially if you’re highly dyslexic, as I am.

So others don’t have to reinvent the wheel, I’ve put several zine layouts online.  Here are a couple of them:

  • If you’re looking for the classic 16-page zine layout, using just one sheet of legal (8 1/2″ x 14″) paper, here’s the link: Zine Layouts. (Yes, that creates a small, 16-page zine from just one sheet of paper, total.)

If you’d like to try a 24-page zine, or you’re trying to figure out how to assemble a downloaded PDF of one of mine, here’s that design.

24-page zine layout

Basically, your first page and last page will be on the same sheet of paper, and on the exact same side of the paper.

How-to make zines at AmazonIf you start with that and sketch it out, you can usually figure out which page goes where.

Zines aren’t rocket surgery or brain science — as the sayings go — but wrapping your right-brain orientation around a left-brain concept can be challenging.  I know.  I still pause and ask myself, “Did I get this right…?”

The good news is, you can create your own zine.  And, with a little double-checking to be sure your zine layout is right, you can happily publish your zine on your home printer or at any copy shop.

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