About Us

The Lowbrow Reader is a comedy journal that was founded in 2001 by editor Jay Ruttenberg and designer Matthew Berube. It contains long articles and funny illustrations. We have featured work by David Berman, Shelley Berman, Justin Bond, Neil Michael Hagerty, Lee Hazlewood, Patton Oswalt, Jonathan Richman, Gilbert Rogin and other great writers, cartoonists and comedians. We are based in New York City.

Our summer, 2014 issue, Lowbrow Reader #9, is just hitting stands. Check it out!

Our book anthology, The Lowbrow Reader Reader, was published in 2012 by Drag City. It includes work from the first eight issues, along with original material.

To order issues, click here. To order the book, visit Amazon.com or the website of the publisher, Drag City.

For any and all information, please email us at: editor@lowbrowreader.com. Or write us at:

The Lowbrow Reader / P.O. Box 65 / Cooper Station / New York, NY 10276