Artist Milwaukee Zine Fest
WebsiteMilwaukee Zine Fest
In a world where blogging websites offer writers and commenters the chance to publish with a click of a button, it can be hard to fathom why people still make zines. Laying out an issue, reproducing and binding them, and the continual trouble of distribution make zines a labor- and cost-intensive undertaking. Still, there’s something about the unique, handmade nature of these publications, a personal touch, that communicates something blogs can never attain. For five years now, the Milwaukee Zine Fest has celebrated this long-standing tradition of DIY, Xerox publishing by playing host to authors and enthusiasts alike, showcasing an extensive variety of zines from around the globe. This year’s Zine Fest once again lands at the venerable Falcon Bowl, and is preceded by a dance party Friday night at the Riverwest Public House.