Individual Mini-Zines

Each student will make an individual one-page mini-zine. You can create this on computer or you can do it on paper. Mr. Machtay has paper templates for you to follow (how to fold your paper into 8 pages). Or you can download a Photoshop template from machtayh > pickup > 1-pagezineTemplate.psd.

Each zine needs words and images. Some have more words, some have larger images. If you do it on paper, don’t worry about drawing skills — a lot of zines have cartoony drawings. If you do it on computer, remember this will be printed out in black & white (please don’t use up all our toner with big dark backgrounds).


You shouldn’t have to do research. Plan out contents of this zine around something you already know. Maybe it’s about the city or neighborhood where you grew up. Maybe it’s about a special food that you know how to prepare. Maybe it’s something you learned in Biology or Chemistry class. Maybe it’s the plotline of some TV series you follow.

You will be graded on how informative your Zine is, and how clearly you communicate that information. Additionally, you will be graded on usual rubric: Use of Photoshop or art skills; Visual aesthetics; and effort.

Be creative & have fun.