The Electric Zine Maker is more than just an art tool. It’s supposed to feel like a toy when you interact with it. It’s designed in such a way as to be very approachable and disarming.
Typical art tools tend to scare away people that just want to dabble or play. The productivity vibe is a strong factor in discouraging that.
The Electric Zine Maker wants to be your friend. It encourages you to goof around. Every tool in it is designed to have a level of silliness and encourage you to explore. Many of its tools are juts experimental. You’ll have paint that runs and morphs colors as you draw, ink that animates, glitch art is at your disposal, and you can even turn things into ASCII art and save that to a text file.
It’s all very playful. Think if Play-Doh meets photoshop meets crafting games.
The fun is to explore how things fit together with each other. So you have a lot of very unusual experimental tools, and it’s up to you to figure out how to combine them.
You don’t need to know what you’re doing. The Electric Zine Maker even discourages that. You could literally just scribble, switch between all the tools, mash buttons, and something interesting and unique is bound to come from it.
The Electric Zine Maker is explorative. It’s about exploring tools that are unique to computer culture. Tools that don’t imitate art tools, or mediums in the real world. It’s a space for you to explore and watch beautiful things fall together.
It’s what zine making is all about!
You can download the Electric Zine Maker here: https://alienmelon.itch.io/electric-zine-maker