Earlier this month, Marceline of Asking For Trouble made a post in her blog that initiated a challenge to her readers to create their own zine. Marceline is a self-proclaimed "zine evangelist" and has been creating zines for a good long time. In her post, she made her challenge especially pointed at four makers who she would really like to see create their own zine and I was one of those she selected.
When I read her post, I immediately busted out my finest Mufasa interpretation and roared "Is that a challenge?!" at my monitor. Then, I accepted her call with pride and determination because I've always been tempted to try.
So far, I have sketched a few ideas but I am finding this task to be more arduous than expected. I'm not an avid zine-reader so I feel a bit lost. Thinking of a topic or theme seems to be the hardest part. I suspect I need to read a few more zines for inspiration so I'll be more familiar with the genre. I love this kind of research and required reading suggestions are more than welcome! I'd also love a few ideas for what to make my first zine about. So far, my only concepts are a tribute to french toast with techniques and recipe ideas and another about really absurd tips for having a happy relationship with your bunny companions with lots of illustrations of rabbits wearing romaine-leaf capes. So yeah, I need a little help.