A downloadable zine maker for Windows and macOS

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The Electric Zine Maker (⚡️📝✂️) is a printshop and art tool for making zines.
This tool includes a drawing interface. You can import images, size and place, write text with any font that you have installed, smudge, paint, and a number of other options. You can also save your zines, and easily re-import them by dragging the saved zine folder back into the main menu. It is built with collaboration in mind.

If you liked The Electric Zine Maker please consider paying for it so I can cover development costs and make money from it. Thank you kindly.

The Electric Zine Maker is still under development!!!
This is an early beta.
Be gentle! It has early beta feelings!!!  💔❤️!??

More art tools are being built for it.
There are a number of bugs. It is rough around a few edges.
You can read more about what is planned for it here.

The Electric Zine Maker is planned to be an "art toy". It's a playful tool with which you can create cute little things. The finished version will feature a silly little back-story, and other characters, maybe even some small game-like interactions to build a story around it, so that it's an all around playful piece of freeware.

Things planned:

* Many strange and interesting art-tools for the drawing interface
* Bugs need to be fixed and the UI's still need more work
* A back story, and little characters that reinforce the fictional universe it is placed in.
* A number of other art-tools (that are packaged with it), that allow you to create effects and glitch art for your zines.
* Clip art will be bundled with the Zine Maker so you have more art to work with.


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

WINDOWS_ElectricZineMaker_3.zip 25 MB
OSX_ElectricZineMaker_3.zip 26 MB
festival_build.zip 65 MB

Development log


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very stoked to try this out < 3 thanks a lot ~

Thank you for this! :)

I think this tool can help me with stress


I'm excited to make Zines! Thank you for sharing this beta version. I'm working on a Mac, and I think I have a couple of graphical issues with things overlapping. Screenshots for fullscreen and windowed below


thank you for these! i'm going to work off these to fix the resolution issues... probably won't be fixed soon (like the update will take longer), but definitely something i'm aware of.

This might be my go to  for making mini zines now! Im really loving how i can do things so easily digitally and  not fumble around with scribus or the mess of cut n paste. 

I LOVE THIS!! the only problem is that when interacting with the "better halftones" option it crashes. still, this is a super cool concept and will defo be making my next zine wit this!!!!!! <3

Thank you! And thank you for letting me know about the crashing. :)


This is really good work. How was this made?


Thank you! I have a post about what tech I use to make these things here: http://www.nathalielawhead.com/candybox/building-weird-games-with-alternative-te...

avast antivirus gives a false positive for this program. i just think i should give you a heads up


yeah, it happened to me too - also clicking the download link for the windows file trips my virus scanner up too... avast loves to go crazy over alienmelons games haha. it's a big nerd of a virus scanner.

thanks for letting me know. i just contacted them.

Good to know that it's not just me experiencing this. I was just experiencing this today and I was quite curious to try it out.

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I love your work so much. Fantastic!

Can I use these zines in games?

Yes you can use them wherever you like.


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