About Us

The Lowbrow Reader is a print 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 Vivian Bond, Dave Eggers, Drew Friedman, Gilbert Gottfried, Neil Hagerty, Lee Hazlewood, Amy Heckerling, Richard Hell, Rick Moranis, Taylor Negron, Gilbert Rogin and other great writers, cartoonists and comedians. We are based in New York City.

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

Our new issue, for the winter of 2022/2023, is Lowbrow Reader #12. Buy it at the click of a button. Come on, it’s only four bucks!

To order issues, click here. To order the book, visit BookshopAmazon, 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