Semester Projects 2011

The Making of: The Paranormal Zine

When Bryan and I first got together, we were both deciding on the theme or the topic of our Zine. We both decided to write a list of our interests, and when something similar showed up from the list, which was an interest in the paranormal life, we knew we had to make that the theme for our magazine. Growing up, I would enjoy watching vampire, zombies, or ghost movies and even reading about them, so I knew what type of articles to incorporate into the magazine. Over the course of a few weeks, we decided the articles we would put into the Paranormal Zine and distribute the work evenly. I had written the main article, which is “Life Married to a Zombie,” about a satire about a couple married at a young age, and the husband slowly turns into a zombie from losing his dignity because the wife is controlling in the relationship. Another article I wrote for the paper is an interview with a ghost, talks about a ghost still haunting her old residence where she killed her husband and his mistress, and her afterlife composes of her seeking revenge on men who cheat on their wives or girlfriends. One of the other things I had made was an advertisement called “G-Harmony,” where lost souls can find their loved ones, I really enjoyed making it and I wanted to do a satire relating to ‘E-Harmony,’ the dating site. There are many more articles I have written but I will not go more in depth in it so the class can read about it. I did enjoy planning and writing the articles but now, Bryan and I producing the content into making it look like a magazine. We hope you will enjoy reading “The Paranormal”, as we had fun creating and making it come together. Once we are done putting everything together, we will post a pdf version on the blog!

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