An animated gif showing a mini-comic being folded. The comic in the video is Doc Pop's "How To Make A Mini-Comic".

How to make mini-comics, my guide to cutting and folding an 8 page zine.

I love making comics and teaching others how to make their own. Lately, this experience has been so gratifying that I’ve decided to step it up a notch with workshops and tutorials.

The easiest way to get started is with my guide, “How To Make a Mini-Comic” freely downloadable, which you can print at home and fold yourself.

A comic that you can print out on your own printer and fold. The comic shows 8 panels, which make up the 8 pages of the final comic. The comic is called "How To Make A Mini Comic" and each page teaches the user how to fold the final comic.
click here to print your own mini-comic template

It’s copyright-free, so you can print it out and distribute it however you wish. It started off as part of my Make 100 Sets of Mini-Comics challenge.

If you try it out and decide to make some on your own, I’d love to see them! I’m @docpop on Twitter and Instagram. If you are willing to help translate them, I’d love that too!

Want some encouragement? Here’s my friend Audrey talking about her first mini-comic:

And here’s some more from a recent workshop in Chicago:

If you’d like to run a workshop yourself, hit me up. I’m in SF, but might be able to send you prints (if the shipping isn’t too expensive).



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6 responses to “How to make mini-comics, my guide to cutting and folding an 8 page zine.

  1. […] Schöne kleine Idee eigene kleine Mini-Comic-Hefte zu falten. Acht Seiten hast Du dann zu freien Gestaltung zur Verfügung, Vorder- und Rückseite des Heftes mitgerechnet. Hier das gesamte Tutorial von Doc Pop. […]

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  3. […] before, here are instructions from Matt Madden & Jessica Abel or instructions and guide from DocPop. I have a ton of resources on mini-comics on my site […]

  4. Anastasiya O. Avatar
    Anastasiya O.

    Thank you for sharing as public domain! I’ll be using this as an example for my mini comic book (zine) contest during Free Comic Book Day at the library. It works to teach how to fold and make a zine as well as how to draw a comic. IT’S PERFECT.

  5. carrie Avatar

    Hey there, your link is not working to download and print your 4-fold zine! I would love to have access to it. I teach junior high artists and am looking for a fast example that they can use.
    Thanks so much for letting me know if the link is fixed.

  6. doc Avatar

    Thanks so much, Carrie, I just updated it. If you have any more issues, please let me know.

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