In 2020, I launched my first online class with Nerdabe. Nerdabe is a new online course site where you can learn art industry skills! When they approached me I really wanted to teach how to write personal story and make them into a book format.
Documenting process of my art 🎨
I am a professional illustrator working with many clients around the world.. but I also have been illustrating my life in a format of small booklet. I enjoyed sharing these little pieces of me with other people. And I found super COOL community from participating in book fairs. I am very excited to be sharing this passion with more people through an online class.
This class covers technical and graphic design part of zines, but will also talk about how I started and eventually got published with many small publishers~
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So...What is a zine?
A zine is a book printed in a limited edition by an artist. It is often self-published or published by a small press. zines usually consist of words and images.
📚 Zine, in my definition, has always been a personal book that is open and safe to share with others. My first interaction with zines were freshly out of school. I found that my favorite artists were publishing and sharing their stories that are very personal. And I related to this idea so I started making them!
What to write in zines?
My zines topics range from my diaries, my personal thoughts on random things... I get obsessed about, my artistic practice, my trauma, my religion, my illness, or loss. Whatever the story that you want to share it can be written and published.
This class covers a whole production of zines with the resources you need. I am so excited to see what you make! ❤️
What I have prepared in this class
This was my first online teaching experience and I prepared so much in this video! I had to film 10 hours straight in the studio with the Nerdabe team and it was a looooot of work! I have prepared 10 video lessons that will take you through:
- Intro to Zines
- Creating Your Own Story
- Exploring Characters and Environments
- Final Images
- Adding Text
- Zine Covers: Front & Back
- Printing & Assembly
- Building Your Zine
- Selling Your Zine
This 1+ hour class is perfect for first-time zine makers, artists looking to express their own personal stories, designers looking to work on their writing and ideation skills, or anyone that needs a little extra help crafting a zine and understanding the process behind these extremely popular books.
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Haejin Park is an award winning illustrator living in USA. She sells stationery and art prints on haejinduck. @haejinduck