The Glasgow Craft Mafia has a zine workshop happening this Sunday.
Since the invention of the printing press individuals have published their own opinions in leaflet and pamphlet form but making zines (short for magazines and fanzines) became a mass movement in the 1970s inspired by the DIY ethos of the punk movement and the arrival of cheap photocopying. Zinemaking has now become an affordable way for artists and writers to self-publish their work
With sites like Etsy and Folksy bringing the DIY word to a new generation of creatives, there’s never been a better time to try zinemaking for yourself. Zinemakers and illustrators Marceline Smith (Asking For Trouble) and Jen Collins (hellojenuine) will host a relaxed and informal zine workshop at Welcome Home this Sunday for anyone who wants to find out more. They’ll give you the lowdown on zinemaking, answer your questions and help you make your own mini zine. You can also browse a selection of zines from the last 20 years or buy some contemporary zines and self-published books from Welcome Home’s special display.
Sunday, 8 August, 2010
Welcome Home, 19 Keith Street, Glasgow G11 6QQ
Hope to see you there!