I’m Lonely Zine

A hand-made mini zine that explores the theme of loneliness

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.

I’m Lonely: A Zine on Loneliness

“I’m Lonely” emerged from a simple conversation with a friend in 2019. At a time when I was exploring different themes for my next zine, a friend suggested focusing on loneliness. This zine combines quotes, lyrics, and hand-drawn images that delve into the theme of solitude. It aims to offer a quiet space for reflection, presenting loneliness in a way that many can relate to. Through its pages, “I’m Lonely” invites readers to explore their own experiences with solitude in a straightforward, relatable manner.

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

Ready to dive in? Browse ‘I’m Lonely’ in our interactive PDF flipbook format below and experience each page as if you were flipping through the zine in person.

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
  • Image of man in boat on a rock: © allvision – Adobe Stock