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.

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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.

Things from other devs:

* Jeremy Oduber made an html template for turning zines made with the Electric Zine Maker into a web ready html zine (web zines!). You can host those on itch. It's easy to use! Check it out: https://jeremyoduber.itch.io/js-zine


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

WINDOWS_ElectricZineMaker_6.zip 47 MB
OSX_ElectricZineMaker_6.zip 48 MB
festival_build_WINDOWS.zip 39 MB
festival_build_OSX.zip 41 MB

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I'm having problems with using a Huion graphic tablet with this. I have to wiggle the pen around first while pressed onto the tablet before I can draw something.  Is there a way to make it work correctly?

this is best zine maker

download for very use!!!

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would really like to try this. is it possible to get a linux build?


Hey if anyone else needs a workaround to make this comments section more readable, try the following:

1. Open your browser dev tools.

In Firefox, Shift-F7 will open the Style Editor, or open the following menus: Tools --> Web Developer --> Style Editor.

In Chrome, Shift + Ctrl + J (or Option + ⌘ + J on macOS) opens the developer console.

2. Turn off the following styles: <inline style sheet #1>, <inline style sheet #2>. In Firefox you click the little eye icon next to each style, I don't know what you do in Chrome.

I hope this helps, obviously providing instructions to make a comments section more readable within a comment is to some extent self-defeating.

I love the fish ARG!


this is the best drawing tool I have ever used. Everyone should use this it's so perfect

cute and good program, but I'm getting a "There are no more files" error when I try to save with it; help?

(also, the swaying comment section is... a bit much. hard to read and use yknow. and yeah, i'd appreciate a less eye-hurty version for people that want to make a zine but would rather not deal with the aesthetic.)

Are you on Windows or Mac? What system are you running this in? This will help me troubleshoot. Thank you.

windows 8.1

oh boy what did i fall into, this is a really good program, the only downside is there is no 16 page templates, or more/less, if you were to release one more update, could that be in it please?

Cheers Gareth

Lots of cool things here, but I kind of wish there were some layout options. For instance, have a fullpage spread mode for facing pages. And some output options wouldn't hurt either. The eight-up page is nice, but I would also like to have some duplex options for doing a little stapled thing.  Do love that it works for both A4 and letter size though!


is it normal to be seizing up



absolutely love the features and versatility of this thing. i hope some more minimal and less eyestrainy options come soon


agreed!!! this seems like a great tool, but I can't actually use it because looking at the interface gives me a headache. it's  really extremely inaccessible from a disability standpoint (as is this itch page, cute as it is) 


yeah no shit. im getting sea sickness just commenting. this dev is insultuing disabled people while physically hurting them.

I love LOVE this program!! I'm a bit into an art block and this program really helps me! It's a really fun way to do cool stuff without too much pressure!

That’s so cool to hear! I’m happy that it helps. :D


My absolute favorite program of 2019. It's creative, it's fun, it's wacky, it's practical. It's brilliant. Thank you.

yay! thank you!! happy u like it :D


hey!! just wanted to say that i absolutely love this program!! im so into making zines now lmao its amazing!! thank you sm and i will use this program liek,,,, daily <3



Hey i love love love this art tool! its so simple and pretty and functional!

Thank you ❤️!!!!

Wow this is amazing


Tonight I couldn't sleep so I decided thats a good time to try making some art. I'd heard of this through twitter and a couple of streams where people tried it out and figured i'd give it a go.

Not actually knowing what a Zine was I did a little search to get an idea and then I was off on an unexpected 2hr journey.

The amount of tools within this "art toy" is really amazing, and so nice to use. It keeps it user friendly whilst giving some very cool options for editing your images.

I played around and created my first ever zine, with some weird images which I didnt even realize I could make!

I like  making glitch and strange/horror themed art which I managed to make with ease here.  

The randomization on the distortion tools is great for making yourself something unique and a bit creepy!

At the end I was given pretty awesome instructions of how to print and fold the thing so I now have my own little Zine which I will keep on my desk!

Will use again in the future for sure, and looking forward to any updates.

Amazing web :D

I don't even know Linux front-end development but tell me how I can help you make this thing support Linux without Wine and I'll do what it takes to help you!!1


My kid and her BFF spent 90 minutes putting together a tiny zine about themselves as cats. They are so thrilled to have made their own magazine, and the interface and UI-experience reminded me of Print Workshop and the sheer amount of cut and paste love I used to pour into making tiny clipart magazines. It was just the rgiht level of calm creative fun for them to get busy - and to do something without being able to go too detailed. 


Lol Gen Z doesnt know what zines are. Awesome tool and the greatest itch.io description page ever

Looks like a trippy version of Mario paint


No idea what a Zine even is, but im intrested


Wtf how did you customize it?


How did you customize the itchio page ?

looks dope!


Hey, I have the same question!


You can ask itch if you need custom css. If they comply with what you are trying to do they can implement the .css script on the page.

This looks so cool!!

I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!


It is SO GOOD!

Made like 3 zines with this already!  I think they came out great. I think the thing that was a paint point was choosing fonts.  I have a lot of fonts on my computer and scrolling through that menu each time I wanted to write was bad, I ended up just using the font at the top of the list. Other than that it's <3

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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