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1) Watch What is A Zine from Christian Harrop. Optionally, for a deeper dive, check out the short documentary Zines: The Power of DIY by Belinda Cai. (This is especially suggested if you are new to zines!)

2) Write/Design a Comic Zine

What's a comic zine? A zine with comics in it. Your zine does not have to be 100% comic to fulfill this objective. Instead, at least one page must contain a comic. The rest is up to you!

Now, it's time to write and design your zine. It's a good idea to decide on a theme and title of your zine first. From there, plan out what you want on each page, and write/draw your page content. 

You'll want to know what "shape" you want your zine to be, and how many pages it will contain, before you begin. Generally, zines are composed of copy paper, with or without a cardstock outer cover. There is no wrong way to make a zine. However, if you're not sure what direction to go in, check out this "How to Make a Zine" tutorial from Mark Rudolph. 

3) Make your zine. Once you've designed your zine, you'll need to make copies of it to distribute. Print and compile at least 10 zines.

4) Distribute your zine to at least 10 individuals! Let us know in the comments below how you distributed your zine and how the experience went for you. What did it feel like to distribute your work? Did you enjoy the design process? 

5) Photograph a portion of your zine and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the tags #QuestScouts, #Comics and #Art. 

Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account with the tag #QuestScouts your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to view and interact with.

Bonus) If you need more inspiration for your comic zine, or are simply interested, check out my favorite comic artist, Alec Longstreth