Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution (Good Life) (Paperback)

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By Joe Biel, Bill Brent (With)
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I’ve been fascinated by zines since I was a teenager, and have always wanted to try my hand at the process, but had no idea where to start. This book is wonderful resource, not only on the how-to aspect, but also on the history of zines. I’ve always understood it as a more modern/underground art movement, so I‘d never really thought about how many historical documents could technically be considered zines. When you look at it that way, it really makes you wonder how such an important medium/movement isn’t being mentioned in mainstream discussions about art and publication history. This book sparked my creativity and made me wonder how many marginalized communities had their stories recorded in the pages of zines and how much of that history is lost because we didn’t have the resources to preserve it. This book gave me an even greater appreciation for the art-form and a ton of great information on how to get started making and distributing my own zines. Genuinely, I think that even if you‘ve never heard of the term “zine” and have no clue as to what it might be, this quick read could be the key to your new favorite hobby.
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About the Author

Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. Biel is the founder and CEO of Microcosm Publishing, Publishers Weekly's #1 fastest growing publisher of 2022. Biel has been featured in Time Magazine, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Art of Autism, Reading Glasses, PBS, Bulletproof Radio, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. Biel is the author of People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business, Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum, Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Proud to be Retarded, Bicycle Culture Rising, and more. Biel is the director of five feature films and hundreds of short films, including Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. Biel lives in Portland, Ore. Find out more at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781648411564
ISBN-10: 1648411568
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
Publication Date: March 8th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Good Life