CHIAROSCURO has been published in the Salt Lake City, UT area since November 2002. It was published monthly for the first year and now is published roughly quarterly.
CHIAROSCURO is supposedly edited by a mysterious homemade Cabbage Patch Kid known as Tony and the vast majority of its contents are created by his two minions: "Eric blair" and another person who changes his pen name nearly every issue, he has often refered to himself as "Hacim Mortsmlam." 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 and has occasionally been somewhat entertaining, CHIAROSCURO is generally known for launching the career of Bradley Sands, the only author to have his debut novel ("It Came From Below the Belt") finished by his clone following his death in a bloody humus "accident."