"I started the fair as a means to create a community of black and PoC creatives working in print mediums," says artist Devin N Morris, founder of the Brown Paper Zine Fair. "The lack of representation within mainstream fair environments is shocking and unfounded."
And why did he specifically choose to focus on zines? "Zines are easy to make," says Morris, "and their content helps sustain many small and large communities where the publications reach. It was also a great way to provide a platform for young artists and zine-makers, as every table was asked to invite new makers to their tables."
Here, a look at some of our favorite zines offered at the fair, as described by the artists behind them.