This weekend Seneca is the National School Sponsor of Canzine, a “Festival of Zine culture and Independent Arts” (see promotional poster and links below). We will have a presence at the festival in the form of a promotional table and a table where we will be showcasing student and faculty created Zines. Among many exciting events and things to see and do – Martha Newbigging, faculty in Illustration, will be running her Mixed Media Zine workshop.
The Festival is at the Art Gallery of Ontario from 1-7pm this Saturday October 17, 2015.
What are Zines?
Definitions of the word “zine” vary tremendously, but they do tend to have these common characteristics:
- Self-published and the publisher doesn’t answer to anyone
- Small, self-distributed print run
- Motivated by desire to express oneself rather than to make money
- Outside the mainstream
- Low budget