Black Fly Press™
"Black Fly Press™ is like the record label. Arsenal™ is the band. Each issue is an EP and each short
story is a song... And every song is punk. Short, fast, rough and raw." -Loroko
Black Fly Press™ is proudly creator-owned and operated out of the San Fernando Valley. All comics
are made with ink and paper, the old fashioned way. Our goal is to create original content and
distribute it directly to our customers around the world.
Loroko is the pen name of Juan Carrillo who writes and illustrates ARSENAL™ and runs Black Fly
Press™. Better known for having served the public as a tattoo artist since 2010, they also created
and distributed the underground comic zine “24Hour Land™”.
The DIY mentality still resonates in their production and distribution of ARSENAL™, creating the
entire book with analog techniques as well as self-publishing. Loroko lives in the San Fernando
Valley with their wife and a bunch of fuckin' cats.