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OCAD U Zine Library

Introduction to Zines and Self-Publishing 

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Zines & Self-Publishing Workshop Files:

Introduction to InDesign for Zines 

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InDesign Workshop Files: 

Introduction to Photoshop 

Intro to Zine Making Livestream

Zines shown in the Intro to Zine Making Livestream: 

From My Island to Yours - Miles Davitt

50 cUrSeD tH1nGs to s3nd t0 y0ur PeNpAl - Pandy Ma

Well Wheel Will We’ll - Sophia Page @ladle_gull

Hourly Comics - Pam Wishbow

this is my pet - Lily Snowden-Fine

Cityscape - unknown creator

OKKERMIT - Dart Garley @dart.garley

anon - Karen Shangguan

GROW - Megan Sebesta

Cloud People - Scting

plant life - Jen Tong

One Zero Zero - @amdachu

Shrimperific! - @powerswithin

Oh Dear Mr. Dear - Wai Au


Softcover bookbinding at Home

Image of book being sewn and a book with a finished binding, with text that says 'OCAD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Softcover Bookbinding at home.


Recommended Resources:


One page folded zine

How to Make a No-Staple Mini Comic or Zine - Artist Guild, Formerly the Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians (Tacoma, WA).

No-Staple Zine.,

“Psuedofolio.” Psuedofolio,

Pamphlet Stitch

Bookbinding Tutorial: Pamphlet Stitch.,


Stab Binding

“Bookbinding.” Becca Making Faces,


Kris. “Stab Bound Journal.” How Did You Make This? | Luxe DIY, 23 July 2012,


In the OCAD U Library 

Items in our physical Library collections are available for curbside pickup as of March 9, 2021. Follow the links to the Library catalogue to reserve a copy of one of our great bookbinding books. To learn more about the LIbrary's curbside service, visit 

Blake, Kathy. Handmade Books: A Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Own Books. 1st ed, Bulfinch Press, 1997.!84081~!0&ipp=1000

Cambras, Josep. The Complete Book of Bookbinding. 1st ed, Lark Books, 2005.!50468~!0&ipp=1000

Kyle, Hede, and Ulla Warchol. The Art Of The Fold: How to Make Innovative Books and Paper Structures. Laurence King Publishing, 2018.!93800~!0&ipp=1000  

LaPlantz, Shereen. Cover to Cover: Creative Techniques for Making Beautiful Books, Journals & Albums. 20th anniversary edition, Lark, 2015.!89180~!0&ipp=1000

LaPlantz, Shereen. The Art and Craft of Handmade Books. Lark Books, 2001.!52960~!0&ipp=1000

Orriss, Linda. Craft Bookbinding. Crowood, 2014.!88995~!0&ipp=1000

Smith, Keith A. Non-Adhesive Binding. Rev. & Expanded ed, Keith Smith Books, 1999.!59052~!0&ipp=1000

Smith, Keith A. Non-Adhesive Binding: Volume 2. 3rd ed, Keith Smith Books, 1995.!26066~!0&ipp=1000

Smith, Keith A. Non-Adhesive Binding: Volume 3. 3rd ed, Keith Smith Books, 1995.!26067~!0&ipp=1000

Zeier, Franz. Books, Boxes, and Portfolios: Binding, Construction, and Design Step-by-Step. 1st ed, Design Press, 1990.!37074~!0&ipp=1000