How to fold
01. Print your file as A4 (US Letter) Landscape
Lay it out flat on your table.
Fold it HORIZONTALLY. Then unfold it.
Fold it VERTICALLY. Then unfold it, again.
02. Fold it HORIZONTALLY (again).
03. Fold one end towards the center.
04. Fold the other end towards the center.
05. Unfold, lay it flat and fold in half VERTICALLY
06. Cut the zine from right above the Cover (where it says DISPATCH) from the folded edge—half way across, to the center of the paper.
07. Lay it flat. Fold in half HORIZONTALLY
08. Pinch the zine by pushing each end towards the center. The center should pop out to form a diamond shape.
09. Push the end pages into the center, squishing the diamond flat.
10. Fold it.
There you have it! Your Dispatch zine—ready to read.
What’s a Zine?
zine |ziːn| noun informal
a magazine, especially a fanzine.
What you have downloaded is a PDF which is meant to be printed out and folded into a little magazine.
Zines, in the words of my teacher, Kate Bingaman-Burt are:
a cheap form of printed expression. They’re DIY, easy to reproduce, and you don’t need anyone’s permission to get started. The whole point is sharing something YOU care about and YOU want people to know.
Why are you making mini-zines?
I just want to make things that you can touch.
That, and I found this to be the easiest way to get my doodles into a sort of comic form. It’s very efficient (just one piece of paper) and easy to make (just print cut and fold).
They were mini-experiments when I started out drawing for paper again, and I expect they keep being something I want to make. Actually, I think they were the seeds to making Hooky
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If you’d like more of this doodleyness, subscribe to my dispatches. They usually have a doodle and a comic in them, and sometimes a zine like these ones. Or something different (probably!)