Cum Dolore: a TF2 Gore Zine

Fast Facts
Theme: (ero)GURO involving the characters from TF2.
Organizers: SCUMSUCK and deflectric
Type of art: Illustration, SFM art, writing.
Tools: Zines, stickers, and prints were printed with my CANON PIXMA PRO 100. Shane cut, stapled, and embroidered the zines. Shirts were screen-printed by TeratoMarty.
    Cost of DIY printing the zine + shirts = $518.11.
    • $160: zine printing costs.
    • $46: prints, stickers, and bookmarks.
    • $118: blank shirts.
    • $154: shipping supplies.
41 physical copies sold: $1416.50. After fees, shipping, and zine costs, the gross profit was $756. 27 digital copies sold: $127.40. Total profit: $884.14. Divided by 16 (one contributor declined compensation), that's $55.25 for each contributor. All contributors were compensated $60, except for one who declined compensation.
You may reprint the zine for personal use and sharing with others. Do not reproduce the zine with the intent to resell it.

The TF2 GORE ZINE first posted open calls for art/writing on twitter, instagram, and tumblr. I also personally invited people that I knew would be great fits for the theme. After contributors were accepted, they joined a discord server to share their progress and submit their files. We had a couple months to work on our stuff, then I had a month to compile it.

The TF2 GORE ZINE was open for physical pre-orders for a month. During this period, artists and writers were free to promote and use their works however they like. One more month after all physical orders were shipped, the zine was released for free online to view on my website and


The themes of sex and violence WILL step into death and non-consent. 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.


Reproduction of zine intro (465 words)

From 2018 to the present year of 2020, the internet has stifled the creation of transgressive art. Tumblr banned NSFW and died. Patreon banned fetish art. And god knows how many other art platforms are hostile towards even the most vanilla NSFW art. I would like to encourage artists to draw gore and sex by providing my artistic support, as well as a small distribution platform via social media and physical. And there’s nothing like having a physical zine that can never be censored by arbitrary online rules. You’ll have to burn this book if you wanna get rid of this filth!

My first introduction to ero guro art was lurking TF2chan in the late 2000’s, and discovering Khorosho’s art. My favorite piece of theirs was a drawing of Medic riding Heavy maniacally while sewing up the larger man, both of them covered in blood. It was graphic and cartoony, perfectly complementing the style of TF2. Their artistic influence on me persists to this day. I organized this zine so I could share my love of gore art, erotic art, and a certain hat-themed war simulation game.

Why does this hat simulator game provide such a wonderful playground for blood and fornication? The characters are simple, and their personalities and motivations are malleable. The world is a paradise of ridiculous hyperviolence. Men explode into bloody gibs, reform, then march back to die constant excruciating deaths of bullets, flame, and piss. The game and SFMs are inherently comedic, but a writer can take the war and death as seriously as they want (or not!). With the inherent respawn mechanics, Spy and Sniper may hunt and kill each other in an endless flirtatious game of cat-and-mouse. But playing with the BROKEN RESPAWN or PERMADEATH tropes, Demoman may grimly stare death in the eye, while Soldier pathetically prods at his friend’s corpse. The possibilities are endless for a creative mind!

Love is war, and sex is violence. Sweating, heaving, bloodied bodies are pressed against each other in the trenches. Men penetrate each other with bullets and knives to a groaning climax. Homies kiss each other goodnight in the barracks after having group bonding via exercise and communal showers. Y’know those intricate rituals which allow them to touch the skin of other men? This is it.

And simply touching can turn into more! Warring hatred transforms into obsessive lust! Decapitate your rival and skullfuck him, keep his head as a fetish trophy in every way! Rip open your lover’s ribcage and eat his heart out with his explicit adoring consent! Or simply hold hands with your best buddy while covered in blood.

A dope artist can explore violence and sexuality through the entire spectrum of darkness, humor, or romance. And all the artists in this zine? Are hella dope.


44 pages as jpgs


Artists, merch, and contributor rights

Meet the Artists!

CAPTAIN SOLSIKKE: twitter insta CHAMBONIZER: twitter insta
DISTASTY: twitter ao3 @distasty GLITCHPIRATE: twitter insta
GROOVY OCELOT: twitter insta jylliet: twitter ao3
MOTTE: twitter N33DLEBABE: insta
ONAIR00: twitter tumblr PHNTM: insta
PUCK: twitter tumblr PYAPYA: @Egg_Merchant
SPILLINGDOWN: twitter TERATOMARTY: tumblr ao3 @ TeratoMarty
TIVVITO: twitter

DEFLECTRIC: twitter wordpress

SCUMSUCK: twitter


All goods were limited and out of stock. Please message the original artists if you want their art on a physical object!

Contributor Rights:

All contributors retain the rights to the art and writing they submit. They can use their own art however they wish. 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 TEMPURAL@SCUMSUCK.COM 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.