The most fun part about making my zine book was deciding what to write about. I had a few ideas in mind, but ultimately went with “How to fake being Italian”, as I’d say I’m an expert. (Not that I have to fake it because I am, but you get it!) While I lived in Florence amongst so many other Americans, I used the “fake it till you make it” motto until I fit in. Making the zine was really cathartic and I enjoyed making it somewhat comical. Everyone has their perceptions of other cultures— some are straight out stereotypes— so I thought I’d combine typical italian stereotypes into the book. Some of the pages inside include: smoke, know hand gestures, drink fancy wine, eat lots of pasta, be loud, and walk a lot. It was really nice just taking the time to think of the main points I wanted to include, and the “art” I wanted to put by it. If I were to do this again, I’d like to use some of my own pictures and combine it with some Italian literature cut-outs to really give it a unique look. I would have put more pictures in this one but our home printer just broke! Next time! Anyway, I thought this was a really neat project— actually my favorite so far.