Making a Zine – W9D2 by Lily J.

Nov 11, 2015

I decided to use this week’s self design challenge as a creative outlet. Sitting around for hours with a cup of coffee and my sketchbook, I cut and pasted a poem I had recently written about my (now ex) boyfriend into a four page zine layout. I also added a bunch of doodles I had done. Then, I went through weeks of text messages to find the best, and the worst things that he had sent to me, and drew them out in little text bubbles. The next morning I took my prototype to the print shop in town and made a few copies. I’m really proud of this project because I feel like something tangible and productive came out of something emotionally stressful and exhausting.

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