Digital Zines for Quarantine

Digital Zines for Quarantine

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has deeply affected the world. During this difficult time of uncertainty and isolation, various communities have stepped up to help individuals out; especially through mutual aid, solidarity, and resource sharing. Whether it is information on safety, dealing with anxiety, or even DIY projects/recipes to keep busy, zines are a valuable resource.

Here are some zines that you may find useful. They are all accessible online, and completely free!

More Than A Virus

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“More Than A Virus” highlights the various ways in which the Covid 19 pandemic has brought to light many of the inequalities within our government and way of life. By breaking down how the pandemic is affecting less affluent communities, this zine spurs a call to action for all to stand in solidarity with our communities, and within our nation as a whole.
More Than A Virus

 

All We Have Is Each Other: A Mask Is Better Than No Mask

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This zine teaches how to make a fabric mask! It goes over helpful tips such as best practices, materials, preparation, and a step-by-step sewing guide for creating both a mask and a filter.
All We Have Is Each Other

 

Exploring the New Coronavirus: A Comic Just for Kids

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This quick and easy read is an ideal starting point for learning about the Coronavirus. Made for kids, and in a simple one page format, this zine is simple to both print and share.
Exploring the New Coronavirus

 

You are a great and powerful wizard

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Written for all humans, this zine gives advice for better mental and physical health through magical language. All of our words, movements, thoughts and energy cast “spells” that result in various outcomes such as: empathy, anxiety, love, passion, strength, and resilience. By concentrating on how we are expelling our energy into the world and to those around us, we can either create, destroy, or be neutral elements of change.
You are a great and powerful wizard

 

Home Remedies for Common Maladies

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As stated in the zine: The information presented here is a mix of ethnobotany, Western herbalism, American folk, & allopathic or “mainstream” medicine. We aim to validate everyone’s experience, while at the same time encouraging a cautious approach towards mutual aid & information sharing. Many resources and suggested readings are included towards the end of the zine. Throughout we include guiding questions, treatments, and preventative measures to help us assess and care for friends and ourselves—as well as lists of RED FLAGS that signal a need for more advanced care from experienced complementary and allopathic medical providers.
Home Remedies for Common Maladies

 

Edible, Medicinal, & Utilitarian Plants

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This utilitarian zine helps identify common plants and ‘weeds’ that are edible, medicinal, or just plain useful! Includes descriptions and pictures of each plant mentioned.
Edible, Medicinal, & Utilitarian Plants