Brain Dump #1 Zine

A hand-illustrated multimedia mini zine that explores the theme of not having a theme

Zine cover with white background. The text says "self-care & self-soothing" in pink and blue.
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(105 x 148 mm)


8 pages
(incl. cover & back)


One page zine
(printable on DIN A4)



A printed sheet with a hand-written self-care checklist titled "Everything is awful and I'm not okay," containing questions and suggestions for personal well-being. It's designed to be read and interacted with, offering prompts for basic self-care actions such as hydration, eating, resting, and moving, as well as emotional checks and comforts like listening to a favorite song or changing into comfortable clothes.

Explore ‘Brain Dump #1’: A Journey Through Spontaneous Creation

Created in 2019, β€œBrain Dump #1” is one of my initial ventures into zine-making. This collection, crafted without a specific theme, brings together a mix of personal photographs, favorite quotes, and original illustrations, accompanied by washi tapes and colored papers. The content varies widely, reflecting the spontaneity with which it was assembled.

This zine encourages you to appreciate the unplanned and eclectic nature of creation. I invite you to download β€œBrain Dump #1” and let it inspire you to start crafting a zine of your own, exploring your unique expressions and ideas.

Zine Folding Instructions

Click here to download your free PDF guide on how to fold an 8-page mini zine from a single sheet of DIN A4 paper!

The image shows a set of visual instructions for folding a mini zine, laid out on a wooden surface. Surrounding the paper with the instructions are a pair of scissors, two pens, a mechanical pencil, a small potted cactus, and a cup of coffee with foam on top, suggesting a creative, DIY workspace. The instructions themselves include diagrams and text for each step, and the overall theme suggests a craft or hobbyist environment.

Flip through the zine

Browse through the pages of ‘Brain Dump #1’ in this interactive flipbook and experience the zine’s diverse content firsthand.

Sources, Credits & what I’ve used to create this zine

Shoutout to everyone whose work sparked a thought or two here. Most doodles and musings are by yours truly, with a dash of inspiration from stuff I’ve read or seen along the way.

What I've used to create this zine
  • 80g copy paper
  • watercolor
  • fineliner
  • washi tape & colored paper
  • printed out photos I took