‘kids for kids’
a mini-mag (a zine) for kids, by kids
Children’s art, stories, poetry, comics, thoughts— whether made in school or in free time—will have a place on shelves to be honored and enjoyed as kids are, by us and by each other.
The idea for making a kids for kids zine came about when my daughter, Maude was little because I really love adult-made kids’ books; but I also really adore kid’s creative expressions and felt a pang of why isn’t there work by kids out there? They have these original minds that think of things and in ways adults can’t, and it can be super clever, funny, and interesting. I thought kids would probably love seeing what other kids create and write. They deserve to enjoy each other’s heartwarmingly-imperfect, funny, ridiculous, cute, silly, bizarre, sometimes wildly out of control, and touchingly sloppy styles…in a book. When younger, kids draw and write from a place of unselfconsciousness, acceptance, and contentment. All in all, a creative-collective can be a good thing, whether you’re big or small.
This released during quarantine while connecting remotely in a ‘vira-cation’ for some, while a gruesome life and death battle for others… Either way, we’ve all been trying to escape a dangerous, invisible threat that could lurk anywhere and possibly put someone else’s life or death in our unwitting hands. Stylish face masks have quickly flooded the streets. With the continued pandemic, zoom schooling, BLM, and concerns for the environment, these themes, historical and momentous as they are, could be themes for kids to explore. Some other ideas: Dreams for the future, innovative ideas with drawings with explanations to reverse climate change, silly comics, jokes, art made outside from nature, photos of lego and clay creations, design an outfit or a futuristic fashion. Get creative, be a part of history in the making, and enjoy!