Chiaroscuro has been published in the Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. area since November 2002. It was published monthly for the first year and now is published roughly quarterly.
Chiaroscuro is edited by Tony and the vast majority of its contents are created by Eric Blair and @doomlazer. Tony, the editor, is also the first prophet of MotherCat - the godlike figure of the "y-not" religion which is often mentioned in the zine as well as the producer/manager of the official band of Chiaroscuro, The S.P.R.3. While it has been published for a surprisingly long time, Chiaroscuro is generally known for launching the career of Bradley Sands, author of "It Came From Below the Belt". Other contributors have included Jason Earls.
The 28th issue was completed at the beginning of October 2006. It featured the "Chiaroscuronic Manifesto"; Tony responds to letters; Hacim Mortsmlam gives you a guide through the Super Mario Brothers video game; Eric Blair shouts "S.L.C. R.I.P."; and published author Kevin Dole contributes a poem, "Day Gone." "The fun adventures of Detective Toast and Cabinet Boy", the boy-cabinet, is Martin J. DeKay's newest comic strip to date. Dr. Finchler desires tech support, of any kind and learn of your own terrible fate by absorbing "The Chiaroscopes."
Chiaroscuro Issue 33 was released March 2010. It featured a @doomlazer style cover. Tony once aqain responds to your letters ( ChiaroscuroZine@hotmail.com ), and The Baron, now "Associate Editor", issues a correction. Zine co-founder E. Blair attempts to explain his fascination with Amanda Bynes. The other zine co-founder, @doomlazer, presents “A Detailed Lyrical Analysis of the Sweet Valley High Theme Song!” Also included is the cartoon, “A Distraction!” and the origin story of "The Milkman". E. Blair vents his frustrations with S.L.U. magazine. Lastly, Boracho Moonshine donates some Chiaroscuro fan art and a story.