The 10 Weirdest Zines Born in Brooklyn

Hirsute Heroines (
Put A Egg On It (
I Love Bad Movies (
SMH Girls, a tabloid zine (
Cats Hate Cops (
Coldest Winter of our Hearts (
Guide To Dating Gangsters (Vice Versa Press)
Brown Rice Magazine (
When Kingship Was First Handed Down from Heaven (
Haiku & Holga (

Print is alive in Brooklyn. In fact, it’s downright existential.

The zinesters at this weekend’s Brooklyn Zine Fest (April 26 – 27 from 11am to 6pm) will debut their funky handmade mags at the Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights, in case you wanted to get some reading in. Some standouts include a homemade tabloid collaged from glossy tabloids, an unpronounceable title (,) that goes by a comma, and a haiku photo diary. Read: “sharp white cheddar / oil pops in pan / grilled cheese” Mmmm.

While you’re there, sit in for some of the panel talks about Queer and Trans* Zinesters, Zine Collecting and, ah yes, the age-old conundrum of Anonymity. (“Some zinesters find that the material they put out might change their relationships with other people. Do you put your real name on your zine?”) Entrance is free and each zine costs about $1 – $10. Click on the slideshow for ten of the oddest titles we found out of the 150 exhibitors. That’s a lot of weird.

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