Glow Comic Trails: Zine Making with Emilie

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Laneway Learning is running Glow Comics Trails, a celebration of Melbourne Comics artists in the city! Six artists have been commissioned to write mini comics about Melbourne after dark, and their comic panels have been pasted-up across the city, creating a trail for you to walk and reconstitute the stories. Each comic even has a glow-in-the-dark hidden element for you to find after dark!

As part of this event, Laneway Learning is offering some extra special workshops. Emilie will be teaching some special classes on glow-in-the-dark painting and screen printing, zine making and mini comic crafting, and how to draw our beloved laneways and city scapes.

So come and learn home to create your own zine – a self-published mini book hand-made with love !

Emilie will share her own collection for you to discover the variety
of forms these cool hand-made books can take: fold, staple, saw, punch
and tie! Different paper and format, colour, B&W, photo-based,
printed on receipts or hidden in envelopes! 

We’ll then learn to fold and assemble your own zine and design and
write a mini personal story, or simply a list of your favourite plants,
recipe or songs! Emilie will walk through a series of prompts to
generate some illustrations and writing. Zine are a very fun way of
journaling and documenting your own life through an empowering approach
to self-publishing

All materials provided. Just come and have a wonderful time!

What will we cover?

This hands-on class will cover:

  • A brief history of zines
  • A variety of forms of zines
  • Different paper and formats
  • A series of prompts to populate your zine and find your own style
  • Make your own zines! You can photocopy your zine to ‘publish’ as many copies as you want and share with your friends and family! Perfect personal gift!


  • Wheelchair accessible venue
  • All gender bathrooms
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees 
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request

Who will be teaching? 

Emilie (she/her) is an artist and educator based
between Melbourne and Marseille (Fr), working across media with a focus
on community-based practice and education. She graduated from her PhD in
Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2020 and has been an
art resident at Testing Grounds (2020), Making Space (2021) and the
Comic Art Workshop (2021).

Emilie has exhibited her works at FortyFive Downstairs gallery, the
Abbotsford convent, No Vacancy Gallery, Arcade and George Patton

In 2021, Emilie opened Couleur in Collingwood, a printmaking studio focusing on DIY, hand-prints, and experimental printmaking. Since 2023, Couleur Studio
has relocated in South of France. Emilie is also a comic book artist
and her illustration has been published by the Lifted Brow and she
self-published her first graphic novel in 2018 with Tree Paper Comics in
Melbourne. In 2023 she is running Glow Comics Trails festival with
Laneway Learning, celebrating Melbourne’s booming comics scene.

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Photo of Artist’s own wonderful work.

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