Since we opened our doors in 2005, CCS has made the annual trek to Bethesda for one of our favorite conventions: The Small Press Expo. This year we offered a 1-hour session on self-publishing called the One Sheet Workshop. In only 30 minutes, over a hundred participants drew, folded, and bound their own 8-page comic. Their only materials were a pencil and a single sheet of paper. Sound like magic? It is, and we’ll show you the trick!
The Hidden Book format is produced from a single sheet of paper–no trimming or binding is required. How is this possible? We asked book-binding guru Beth Hetland to illustrate a how-to. Here are the basic steps from her handout.
There you go! Lie it flat and slap it on a photocopier. Now you’re self-publishing!
– Robyn Chapman