Something not completely unexpected has happened. I had anticipated a potential problem with the printer objecting to some material in Blackguard #1, and I mentioned this to Brother Mikel (my 'print tech') but he said hell no, the dude is just happy to get the work. But as I found out this week the printer did indeed object to some content and admitted that he was not permitted to print "pornographic material." So right now we're negotiating with two other printers, one of which is definitely okay with printing such work. I'm mainly worried that now it won't be printed in time for the Newcastle zine fair, an extremely depressing possibility.
I'll post an update when I have some good news (or even some bad news), but meanwhile, it's back to Etrian Odyssey II for me and some more exquisite foresty dungeon torture.