Welcome to OFF LIFE, the street press anthology that shovessmart, adult comics under unsuspecting noses.
The last two months have been a funny time for us. While a CostaBook Award for
Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes
gave comics a deserved rub of authenticity, with it came lazy journalism and worn arguments. Can comics deal with adult themes? Are theyjust for children? Even the quickest Google search would tell critics that twodecades ago
was already detailing the Holocaust, and
Our Cancer Year
terminal illness. Perhaps journalists should trialGarth Ennis and Steve Dillon's scathing social satire
onthe BBCchildren’s book list and see if any parents would deemthese comics ‘Kid’s Books’. Anyhow…As many people have enjoyed telling us (in what we hope were compliments), Issue Two was a big step up for OFF LIFE.This time around we’re honoured to have received contributionsfrom the likes of Jack Teagle, Kyle Platts, Sally Thompson and DanBerry. We’ve also unearthed some almighty new talent and we hopethat you enjoy discovering them as much as we did.So please, enough talk! Follow us @OFFLIFE_comic to takepart in our weekly Quick Draws and a special mega live eventcoming up in March. If you enjoy this print issue then let your friends know they can read free digital editions at ofﬂife.co.uk – and most importantly, if you like an OFF LIFEartistthen go online and check their body of work. We promise it’ll beworth the effort.
Founding Editor, OFF LIFE
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