I’ve been wanting to make a zine for awhile now. Especially when I came across Bubble Sort Zines and Julia Evan‘s Wizard Zines collection ranging from command line, linux, networking, http, bit and latest one is “How containers work”. I missed a zine workshop by Grrrlzine when they visited Dublin last year as part of the Irish Literature Festival.
You’ve got 8 pages (teeny ones at that 😆), so this what I decided on:-
Front: Title and simple image so people know what this zine is about
Page 2 – 3: Requirements for the project (this is high level, I didn’t include wires, power, thermal paper)
Page 4 – 5: What I used for coding: Circuit Python, I included Python because it’s good for general references outside of coding the thermal printer and arcade buttons, plus I’m a bit rusty so I was looking up docs a lot. I used Mu Editor because it works and nicer than the other editors on the Raspberry Pi (Modal 3 and 4), and it comes as default on the Raspberry Pi, so no need to install an editor.
Page 6 -7: Brief overview of playing the game. 🔘👾🖨
Page 8: End of the zine, my personal contact dets.
Initial outline of the zine in pencil followed by inking with black pen
This is after using markers to colour in the content.
Before I coloured it in, I inked it with a black pen (muji oil-based, 0.5mm). I wasn’t very happy with the results. They were cheapo markers from LIDL (I think), and wasn’t very clean, erasing the pencil marks left it really grubby.
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