In a post I wrote a while ago, I mentioned all zines that I’ve made since the Covid-19 lockdown/pandemic started in March 2020 in Belgium. Around the same time that I worked on some of those zines in the beginning of the pandemic, an enthusiastic creative collaboration named “with_drawn” started…
The Covid-19 quarantine has proved to be an excellent time to make zines for me. I made a bunch of of new ECHO publications and also collaborated on others.
It started small: in the beginning of the lockdown I created a mini-zine about herbs called Witches’ Brew #1 which allowed me to retain some connection to nature while staying mostly at home. Thanks to a herb patch at a local park, I could draw and write about rosemary, lemon balm, thyme, and other herbs, and create a little booklet.
New splitzine by with_drawn:
Planets of Capitalocene, Surplus Humanity, and Revolt / Dancing, Drawing, and Day Dreaming
This split zine was made by the with_drawn collective during the online 24 hour event set up by Brighton Zine Network in July.
The zine discusses topics such as gentrification and the politics of maps. It includes political theory, song lyrics, collages, and drawings.
28 pages, A5, colour cover, b/w inside
Hi, I would like to draw your attention to a new zine project! “Communal Care” is the first collaborative zine that was just released by the new with_drawn collective. Be sure to check it out. The zine focuses on self-care and community care during high stress events such as the Covid-19 crisis.
What’s inside this zine?
- Resilience pie
- Mental health safety plan
- Reflection on privileges
- Ideas for distraction
- Music as self-care
- Meditation and breathing techniques
- Consciousness-raising with zines
- Small ideas for groups
- + more!
36 pages, A5, b/w printed
How to get a copy?
You can download the zine here to print yourself or read online, and there are paper copies available too. The paper zine is sold on donation (+ postage). Mail to with_drawn(at)riseup.net (or find the zine on future shared zine tables with ECHO – when zine events will happen again…).