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Fanzine and Self-publishing Lab

A course by Alfonso De Anda
Illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined August 2019
, Illustrator

Publish your first fanzine and rediscover the joy of working with paper

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (368)
  • 5642 students

Publish your first fanzine and rediscover the joy of working with paper

Did you know you don’t need inspiration to start drawing? In this online course, overcome your fear of the blank page and immerse yourself in your sketchbook to generate content regardless of whether you have any ideas yet or not.

Become your own editor, selecting content from your sketchbook to make your first fanzine to sell or give away. There’s no need for editorial help, the publication is created from scratch entirely by you! Learn how to make a print run for a fanzine, from editorial and production theory to what to do with your zines once you’ve finished them. Join Alfonso De Anda, a Mexican illustrator specialized in fanzines and self-publishing who has more than 25 published works under his belt.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 14 downloads

What will we do in the course?
3 minutes, 44 seconds
What and for what?
10 minutes, 30 seconds
Having no ideas is no problem
6 minutes, 15 seconds
7 minutes, 13 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (368)
  • 5642 students
  • 15 lessons (1h 48m)
  • 14 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a 12-page fanzine with drawings of your own, inspired by ideas from your sketchbook.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone with an interest in drawing and publishing fanzines manually and independently.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need some sheets of paper and drawing material such as pencils, markers, and pens. In addition, you must have scissors or a cutter, watercolors or paints, and a flat brush.

You also need a computer with Adobe Photoshop and basic knowledge of the software, access to a copier, and a stapler.


5642 Students
368 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
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Alfonso De Anda

A course by Alfonso De Anda

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Alfonso de Anda is a Mexican illustrator whose passion is communication and storytelling. His work can be found in editorial content, animated series, advertising campaigns, mural designs, fashion designs, and gallery exhibitions.

His list of clients includes Google, The New York Times, Snapchat, Vans, Adidas Originals, Nike, and Absolut. In addition to his commercial work, Alfonso has a special fondness for self-publishing, something that has led him to edit and publish more than 25 books and fanzines.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences and inspiration
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2


    • What is a fanzine and its background
    • What and for what?
    • Editorial pace and your first fanzine
  • U3

    Cool but what do I do my fanzine?

    • Having no ideas is no problem
    • Document
    • Repeated figures
  • U4

    Production and content selection

    • Editorial theory
    • Dummy and Master
    • Cover in risography
    • Armed of our zines
  • U5

    And later?

    • The cherry of the cake (Extras in your fanzine)
    • What to do with your fanzines?
  • FP

    Final project

    • Fanzines and self-publishing laboratory

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

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Fanzine and Self-publishing Lab. Craft & Illustration course by Alfonso De Anda Best seller

Fanzine and Self-publishing Lab

A course by Alfonso De Anda
Illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined August 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (368)
  • 5642 students