Thursday, May 16, 2013


Hey guys! I know there wasn't a full week of monsters and the three that I did post were redrawings, but I wanted to give you something before the inevitable zine posting lull. The second edition of Illustro Obscurum Volume IV and the first edition of Illustro Obscurum Volume V will go on sale in the next two weeks. 

So officially, the Second Edition of Illustro Obscurum Volume IV goes on sale next Friday May 24th at 11am EST.  That means a lot of prep and assembly. Which also means no time for monsters.

I thought I'd give you another process post though so you can see what goes into making these guys.


This first pic is just to show what the pages look like when I get them from the printer.

This next shot shows how I tear them. There are guides on every page and if I'm careful I can stack up to six pages and tear them all at once without any mishaps.

Folding is the similar, where, if I'm careful, I can fold four pages at once without any errors or faulty creasing (also thanks to Sal from Peasant Magik for the second hand bone folder!). This is way trickier because the thicker the stack the harder it is to get a good crease throughout all the pages, plus the outside page may get weird damage from pressing so hard.

Then the final step (for the interior pages at least) is to assemble them in the proper order. If you know A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 at all, you can tell it took me about the length of the movie to finish prepping and assembling only 15 copies. 

I'll be getting the covers for these this week which will lead to more prep, assembly, stapling and taping.  Wish me luck! 

And don't forget the Second Edition of Illustro Obscurum Volume IV goes on sale next Friday May 24th at 11am EST. 


  1. I get it now, you were watching Nightmare on Elm street. I think one of the sequels if I'm not mistaken.

  2. Dream Warriors, it looks like.

  3. Anyways, I hope to see the new monsters very soon. 'bout to go off like a soda can.


    Are you aware of this? I saw it posted on Something Awful in Tg and wasn't sure if it was you. If not, fuck that guy.

  5. haha Thanks for the heads up Heidi but that is 100% me! haha I'm glad you all are looking out for me and I really appreciate it! seriously!