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Introduction to Zines

This is a starting point to learn about zine history, finding and researching with zines, incorporating zines into the classroom, and making your own zines!

Digital Zine Archives

Below is a diverse collection of zines that are available online. It includes archives from large online platforms, small lending libraries, artist collectives, and more! This list reflects just a handful of ways that zines exist online today!

Subject-Specific Zines

On the left, three cartoon people plant a flag reading Resistance is Fertile. On the right is the title Moral Resistance and a cartoon of four people breaking out of cages then linking arms.

"Moral Revolution" by Kriti Sharma (BrokenBeautiful Press)

A collage of Black and Arab women gathering and protesting alongside clips of feminist texts.

"Radical Feminism & Intersectionality" by Yasmeen, Irene, Lexi, and Jackie Domi (Chapman University, Feminist Zine Archive)

General Zine Archives

A cartoon cat surrounded by holly next to the text lots of new zines added to the sherwood forest virtual zine library

cut out magazine letters spelling out welcome to papercut's virtual library with a squiggly line underneath