Become a Zine-Maker


People with independent ideas have been getting their word out since there were printing presses.  A zine is a self-produced book about anything you want because you are the creator, publisher and bookmaker.  All you need is paper and a printer.  And, of course, an idea – that’s where this project comes in!

We will be making zine comics about myths and fairytales.  Each of us will select a favorite myth or fairytale, and then create illustrations and text to make our zines. We will work with Margaret Hartley, cartoonist and founder of ZineQueen Publishing, who will guide us through the process of creating illustrations and characters, as well as how to format and self-publish a zine.  (Warning: once you start making zines, it is hard to stop!)

Artist and educator, Margaret Hartley has been drawing cartoons since she could hold a pencil.  Her cartoons have been published all over the world.  Since she discovered zines, she can’t stop making them (see warning above).

Special Considerations

Participants must be willing to follow COVID guidelines.  Participants should only attend illness free. If a participant should test positive for COVID during the project, the student will be isolated, and the student’s family will be required to pick them up at their current location.  The family will bear all the costs associated with the student pick up. 

By selecting the above project, you and your family are accepting the financial responsibility for the cost of the projects.  This includes any unrecoverable expenses incurred if Overlake, or any federal, state or local government forces cancelation of the project, or if you or your family decide not to attend, or if your student becomes symptomatic and has to be isolated. 

Project Week (2022-23)

Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023


Chrissy Wakeling
Assistant Director of Experiential Education