ZINES

Zines are handmade magazines with a long, rich history. They’re inexpensive, easy to make, and can be a useful project for adults and children alike. In use before the 1920s, zines had a huge resurgence in the 1960s with the indie music scene, especially punk music. Zines have since become an art form, being created, sold, and traded worldwide today. Berea College here locally even has a zine section in its library.

Want a tutorial? Check out my zine videos on my YouTube channel. You can also hook up with me in person at a workshop or for a one-on-one lesson!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

KENTUCKY FRIED ZINE FEST |TBA
University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies
236 Bolivar St, Lexington, Kentucky 40508

This event is being rescheduled sometime in the future. When it does finally happen, and you would like to make a zine with me, I’m going to have space on my table for my students. If you have never been to a zine fest, you are in for a treat. I am also running the collaborative zine – ITEM – so come play with me there, too.

Workshop: Zine Make & Take | TBA Anywhere in Kentucky

Looking for libraries, storefronts, festivals, museums,
makers spaces, or art-friendly cafes.
Contact me via email if you have or know of a location!

Come play with pen and paper. No writing, drawing, or zine skill required. Paper provided, bring a pen and a pair of scissors if you have them. I’ll go wherever I’m requested – I normally teach free, but appreciate attendees throwing into a tip jar that helps me cover supplies and travel expenses. Drop me a note if you’d like to host me for an evening workshop.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MY ZINES & MORE

Etsy | renmeleon.etsy.com
Patreon | www.patreon.com/Renmeleon

ZINE MAKERS I LOVE

SLOWQUEST
One of my favorite RPG-related zine makers. Slowquest’s Choose Your Own Adventure zine (above) in a monthly Zine-O-Matic package and fell hard. Check him out on his site and show him love on his Patreon!

MY ZINE COLLECTION

Just a very small handful of the zines I’ve collected over the years through local zine fests, the Zine-O-Matic monthly subscription service, and personal snail mail trades. (links to their creators coming as well as a BUNCH more)