Sherwood Forest Digital Zine Library

Sherwood Forset Virtual Zine Library

Looking to read more online zines? The Sherwood Forest Zine Library, based in Austin, Texas, has a truly amazing and updated collection of free digital zines. The collection ranges from topics on self care, food and music zines, to an updated collection of state policing and protesting zines. Updated frequently, polished, and easy to use, this zine archive is definitely worth checking out.

They are also adding to their zine collection actively, so if you have a pdf of a zine you’d like to submit, you can be published on their website!

Sapphics in Lockdown

Sapphics in Lockdown

The first zine from the Sapphic Writers Collective, this anthology is written by and for lesbians and bisexual womxn. A mix between poetry, prose, and photos, this beautiful compilation of “Lockdown” and “Pride” themes resonates strongly in this time of isolation.

 

Together We Can Break These Chains

Together We Can Break These Chains<br />

As stated in the zine, Welcome to ‘Together We Can Break These Chains’, a zine composed for and by trans and gender-variant people currently incarcerated in the Texas prison system. This project is a response to the anticipated second annual Trans Prisoner Day of Action, which calls for a greater effort to raise awareness around prisoner’s struggles, to connect people inside and outside of prisons, and to promote non-criminalized identities and personal expressions.”

Composed of essays, letters, poetry, and art, this anthology of prisoner writings is heartbreaking and beautiful. While this is written for other prisoners, it can give anyone some insight into daily prison life, the struggles of prisoners, and their persistent hope to live a life out of bars.

 

Stuck in Isolation With You

Stuck in Isolation With You

A short and sweet comic about being in isolation with a loved one.

 

Ken Chronicles #49

Ken Chronicles #49

This long-running zine isn’t written by what many consider to be your typical young zinester, instead, it's written by a retiree. He’s been putting a perzine out quarterly for more than a decade, filled with updates about his life, and reviews of other zines people trade him. He’s up to issue 53 at the time of this writing, and you can see more of his zines on his blog.

 

A Hastily Assembled Guide to Being Alone

A Hastily Assembled Guide to Being Alone

The latest entry in Toronto based artist Nicole Little’s ongoing minizine project this little printable zine is a good guide to a situation many people find themselves in these days: being by themselves. Beautifully illustrated, it is a great little morsel for the alone.

 

Girls + Comics

Girls + Comics

A resource for teachers, this zine explores how they integrate comics into their classrooms and lessons. It specifically focuses on how to engage girls with comics, and encourage them to make their own. but this resource can apply to anyone. There is also a great recommendation list of comics by women authors.