Two Dead Queers is the shambling brainchild of K. M. Claude and R. E. Hellinger. Stitching bits of art and prose together to craft the resplendently horrible, Two Dead Queers is a creative project that takes no prisoners and makes no excuses.

Everything created for Two Dead Queers was made out of its creators' desire to not only make art and stories but to share them too: without shame, without silence, and without censorship. Therefore, we are proud to offer digital copies of our zines free of charge or as close to free as possible.

Two Dead Queers aims to produce high quality horror for those that dare revel in all its gruesomeness, so step into the shadows as we explore the dark together.

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our zines

Two Dead Queers Present    Issue #2
Issue 2 Cover


Two Dead Queers is proud to present a second collection of salacious artwork, carnal comics, and decadent prose by the diabolically deviant duo K. M. Claude and R. E. Hellinger.

Get ready to get sick with our second issue in our Two Dead Queers Present series... Quaranzine.

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Two Dead Queers Present    Issue #1
Issue 1 Cover


Two Dead Queers is proud to present a collection of salacious artwork and decadent prose by the diabolically deviant duo K. M. Claude and R. E. Hellinger.

Lay your head under the blade and behold what it means to be truly headless in our inaugural issue of our Two Dead Queers Present series ... Guillozine.

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meet our authors

K. M. Claude

K. M. Claude

Illustrator + Cartoonist + Editor

Known for the religious horror graphic novel Ninety-Nine Righteous Men and the mind behind nonSENSE Press' Nansensu anthologies, K. M. Claude is a queer indie horror and erotica cartoonist creating comics, zines, and other works of art that glorify the grotesque, delight in the deviant, and sexualize the sordid.

R. E. Hellinger

R. E. Hellinger

Writer + Illustrator

Hailing from the kudzu-smothered South, R. E. Hellinger has long been a fan of all things spooky and ooky. When they’re not swindling mortal souls in crossroads deals, they can be found doing, well, this. You can follow their misadventures on Twitter.

Praise for Two Dead Queers

Review at Under the Ink
"Hellinger and Claude’s aesthetic [...] is the grotesquely beautiful.

For Hellinger and Claude, they draw upon the influences of gothic horror and ero guro nansensu, both subgenres that transform the disturbing into beauty. Even if it’s literal gut-fucking, there’s something oddly appealing about it."

Review at Amazon
"(★★★★★) Dark and delightful

QUARANZINE delights in revealing the horrific inner workings of humanity and beyond. With beautiful, striking art, and cutting words both, QUARANZINE is a feast for those with macabre tastes!"

Review at Under the Ink
"A zine so gay, so dark, so utterly obscene to its core, Oscar Wilde will rise from the grave just to straddle it…

With Claude’s beautiful gorno art and Hellinger’s tantalizingly macabre prose, Guillozine fills in a niche of queer erotic horror that desperately needs to grow. You may not know exactly what the hell you just read, but I can guarantee it is unlike anything you have seen."

Review at Goodreads
"(★★★★) If a nightmare and a wet dream had a morbid lovechild, it would be this zine…

Each drawing carries on this tight-rope walk between attraction and repulsion that Claude refines more and more each time he puts out new content […] Hellinger’s prose is gripping. It’s horror that shares veins with Guillermo del Toro’s body of work, with folktales that warn against stepping off the trail or looking in the forbidden room […] Guillozine is the kind of zine that deserves to be held and poured over."

Review at Goodreads
"(★★★★) Their content is truly something unique.

It’s a fun puzzle to figure out what connects all of the stories in one zine [...] Quaranzine is not for the faint of heart, it’s not my usual type of read but I’m hooked on Two Dead Queers content."

Interview at Under the Ink
Fabulous Queer Corpses

"Claude and Roan come straight out of a John Waters movie, nasty and full of outrageous kinks that would make the moral police of the church and Tumblr shake their fists with fury. And they don’t give a fuck."

Interview at Gender Terror
"Shock. Gore. Sacrilege. And more!

GUILLOZINE contains art and stories that dare to push the boundaries."