Since I was little, I always loved words with pictures — Cy Twombly, graffiti and street art, comics, picture books, infographics, illuminated manuscripts, pretty much anything where images and words get together. I derive such joy out of how the elements talk back and forth and say more than either of them could do alone.
Below is a collection of free printable zines and PDFs, free for you, relating to the world of words and pictures. I hope you enjoy them! Please drop me a line if you ever have questions or ideas for a zine or a one-pager.
NIFTY FREE AND PRINTABLE PDFs and ZINES AND WOWEE
Here’s a Comic About “Bad Art,” to offer some inspiration to you to make your own darn art.
Here’s a printable PDF format for creating a character. Try it! Try it with friends or kids or a class! Click the little picture there to get it.
Here’s a printable PDF format for writing a wee story. Write your epic, write with a friend or a kid or a class. Click this image to grab one.
PDF Stick Figure one-pager:
You Should Make a Comic. You totally should. Start with this here sheet for inspiration.
BATS! Used by National Park Service naturalists in their bat talks. I mean, who doesn’t love bats. Can be two-sided, or two sheets. Color em, draw on em, enjoy.
How Credit Cards Work. Great for a recent graduate or other human you want to have good money habits.
Zines for Your Face
Print em, share em, give em to people you like. Each requires one sheet of paper and a bit of crafty folding.
Folding and cutting your Zine: