asking for trouble

Zine Workshop Report Back

Zine Workshop

Yay, thanks so much to everyone who came to the zine workshop yesterday. About 20 people turned up at Welcome Home to read some zines, listen to me babble about stuff and then make some zines themselves. Big thanks too to Jen and Mhari for all their fantastic help.

Zine Workshop

I was fully expecting everyone to run away when the zinemaking part started but at least half the attendees made a zine! It was really thrilling to see what everyone came up with, especially as some people were making their first zine ever. It’s a lovely feeling to have put people on the first steps to becoming a zinester. I took photos of lots of the zines that were made and will post those soon.

Zine Workshop

I also started a Zine Challenge where people could sign up and pledge to publish a zine by the end of the year. We’ve already got 16 people signed up so I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

If you couldn’t make it along to the workshop, you can still join in. I’ve created a Zine Challenge page where you can add your name, and there’s a Flickr group for sharing photos, asking questions and promoting your finished zine.

Let's Make Zines!

I made a little zine about zinemaking for the workshop but I also have a batch of wrongly-photocopied versions to give away. All the info is there but the pages are in a different order than they should be. If you want one, just email me your postal address (see top right for address) and I’ll send one out totally free. That’s UK only I’m afraid. If you’re outside the UK and want one, get in touch and you can PayPal me the postage or send me a trade.  (All gone!)

Hurray for zines!


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

Browse the archives

Buy my stuff

other things I Do


All text, photos and illustrations are © Marceline Smith 2007-2024 unless credited otherwise. You may repost my images with full credit and link. However, do not reproduce full posts without my permission or use my images or writing for commercial purposes. Thank you!


All opinions are my own and I am not compensated or sponsored for writing about any products or services featured unless stated in the post. Links to shops and websites may be affiliate links – I receive a small commission from your orders at no cost to you, which helps me fund this site. I do not accept advertising.