Free Queer Zine Online Workshop and Optional Exchange!

Zinesters Elan Robinson and L.M. Zoller Join us for a Special Under the Rainbow Event

Sunday, May 21, 2023

1-3:00 PM on Zoom

Zines are a radical form of expression. They’re an artistic outlet, a tool for the grassroots activist, a deep-dive into niche interests, a way to connect with community and share stories–and you can make your own using simple materials you’ve got at home.

ZINESTARS ELAN ROBINSON AND L.M. ZOLLER are joining Under the Rainbow to share what they love about zines and zine culture and walk participants through the process of making a simple zine. Taking inspiration from past zine workshop leaders, Daniel and Elijah Martel, they’re also offering an optional zine exchange opportunity: submit your finished mini zine after the workshop and receive many more in the mail later! It’s just like those chain letters you used to get, but better.

ELAN ROBINSON (they/them) is an artist, illustrator, zinester, and fledgeling printmaker. When not drawing they work in nonprofit communications and find joy in storytelling that contributes to change. Their interests include nature (especially PNW plants, intertidal species, and birds), copper-plate etching, cooking, collecting miniatures, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and learning about local history. They are the co-author of such fine zines as The Queer Language of Flowers and The Corners of Their Mouth, as well as solo projects.

L.M. ZOLLER (they/them) is a zinester, writer, and sometimes artist who focuses on queer food, queer history, and Midwestern ephemera. They are the co-author of The Queer Language of Flowers and The Corners of Their Mouth, and the author and artist of Midwestern Transplant Presents Big Butter Jesus and The Jello Salad Mystery. Their work has been published in Queering Dietetics, Kitchen Table, Compound Butter, Comestible, among others. You can find them online at,, and on Instagram at @illmakeitmyself.

Graphics are courtesy of Elan Robinson.

Link to Zoom event:

Please RSVP! We will be in touch about a (very short) supply list and any other instructions prior to the workshop:

Thanks to Under the Rainbow’s partner Sno-Isle Libraries and to the Pride Foundation for making this and other Under the Rainbow programs possible.

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