★ FAST FACTS:
project: COMPLETE! Last updated: September 3rd, 2020.
18+ NSFW ADULTS ONLY!! (ero)GURO involving the characters from TF2. All mature content warnings for blood, death, and violent sex apply.
TYPE OF ART:
drawings + comics + SFM + writing.
15, other than Dead and Shane.
The cost of making the zine + prints + shirts DIY was $518.11. $160 was zine printing costs. $46 was used for prints, stickers, and bookmarks. $118 was used for buying shirts. $154 was used for shipping supplies. I also used some shipping and printing supplies I already had.
We sold 41 physical copies, and grossed $1416.50. After fees and shipping and zine costs, the total amount made was $756.
We sold 27 digital copies, and grossed $127.40.
The total profit was $884.14. Divided by 16 (one contributor declined compensation), that's $55.25 reserved for each member of the zine.
All contributors were compensated $60, except for one who declined compensation.
We are halfway through the process of sending physical zines + merch to contributors, with how much USPS will allow us!
For questions and inquiries about the zine, please message the main organizer SKUMSUCK via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via social media dms.
Zines and prints were printed at home with my CANON PIXMA PRO 100 printer. Shane cut and stapled/embroidered the zines. Shirts were screenprinted by Marty.
Read jylliet's Demo/Solly fic "all guts, no glory":
Read Motte's Heavy/Medic fic "Heart to Heart":
If you cannot read the interviews because the font was for ants, please read them on Shane's blog:
★ CONTENT WARNING:
The themes of violence WILL step into non-consent! If you are uncomfortable, that's perfectly fine and you don't have to look at the contents. Click away if you are under 18 or uncomfortable with violent themes!
Contents may include:
Blood, amputation, consensual cannibalism, torture, death, murder, betrayal, snuff, decapitation (BLU Spy head!), medical gore, organ harvesting, nonconsensual surgery, organ stuffing, organ explosions, gun violence, knife violence, emotional torment, ravishment fantasies, unhealthy relationships, loving missionary sex between two mercenaries for the sole purpose of procreation, handholding, and so on and so forth. As the great mangaka Gengoroh Tagame says, please maintain a healthy distinction between fantasy and reality!
★ ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS:
Hello, I don't like typing about myself. I'm the @skumsuck guy who's running the zine.
I've produced plenty of my own zines, and this one will follow the format and physical specs of the Whorror Zine I made a couple years ago: Writing alongside illustrations, because I believe writing is the backbone of art and idea-sharing, and visual art is just so spicy! The paper quality will be the same, that is to say light matte photo paper for the covers and creamy interiors printed with my trusty Canon Pixma Pro 100.
I work professionally as an artist with and without a group, and I regularly complete private commissions on a timely schedules. This will be the first large community zine I've organized, and I'll be happy to work with the artists and writers to make this a pleasant group project for us all! You can expect me to keep things running smoothly and professionally.
I will be personally designing the cover, one or two spot illustrations, and a shirt.
Shane is my pardner and he will be conducting interviews with the artists after the creation part of the project is done! He's a great artist, and very smart and sexy.
LINKS: (please let me know if the link is dead so I can replace it! Also, please support the artists!!!)
★ CONTRIBUTOR RIGHTS:
All contributors retain the rights to the art and writing they submit. They can use their own art however they wish.
This zine is considered "for-profit", and all profits from sales will be split between contributors equally after taking into account printing and shipping.
By participating, they are granting me the temporary rights to reprint the art + writing for the zine during the printing period (which will last til the summer of the year 2020), and reproduce their work on my website with credit indefinitely. After the printing period, I will no longer reprint their work. As long as the zine remains on my website, their work will remain reproduced on my site.
Should an artist no longer wish for their work to be viewable on my website, they should email me at and let me know that they want me to take their work down! I'll do it no questions asked, and leave in blank filler in the work's place.