What is Black Mass?
Black Mass is a online store stocking small press titles as well as an indie publisher producing risograph comics, zines and more, working with creators from across the world.
We are inspired by anime, manga, Japanese culture, sci-fi and fantasy.
We love comics, and we hope you love reading them!
But what is Risograph?
All our products (unless specified otherwise) are printed using a method called risograph. It's a really unique method and produces beautiful, one-of-a-kind prints. Bon Idle always tries to describe risograph as being like screen-printing with a photocopier...
Though they look like big office printers, riso machines push ink, one colour at a time, through a stencil wrapped around a drum as paper is fed through it at high speeds. As these machines run cold and use soy-based ink, they are energy efficient, create minimal waste and are a generally more environmentally friendly way to print.
Because ink is pushed through a stencil of teeny-tiny-holes one colour at a time, sometimes you get misregistration (misalignment, sorta like in newspapers!) and small differences in ink coverage, which means every single print is unique and special.
Every order is packaged by hand with each item in it's own cellophane bag. Please allow 2 days on top of your shipping time for us to get your order packaged and shipped. You will always receive an email once your order has been sent.
UK orders are sent via second class Royal Mail Signed For delivery as standard. International orders are currently sent using standard airmail and are not tracked. This is because tracked shipping is considerably more expensive and it is our aim to keep prices as low as possible. If you would like tracked delivery, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org (or the contact page).
Please also be aware we are not responsible for any damages or import charges/taxes incurred once out for delivery, though naturally we will try to help if possible.
Want to work with us?
Black Mass was started by illustrator and graphic designer, Bon Idle (Mitch Proctor) as a home for his comics. We now publish other artists' work from around the world and are always looking for more exciting work to publish and people to work with.
In particular, we want to publish more comics!