While I was away last week in the wilds of Scotland, OFF LIFE – the new, free indie comic magazine, available in print and online – got under way with a sparkling first issue crammed with some great comics. My apologies to the editorial team for not being about to give it a plug, because it’s fantastic.
OFF LIFE is the UK’s only street press comic magazine. Each issue featurs comic stories from today’s best indie talent, compiling them in a bi-monthly magazine and then leaving them around bars, coffee houses, shops and galleries for good people like you to pick up – free of charge.
The first issue has some fab strips – one pagers and longer strips – from talents such as Sean Azzopardi, Neill Cameron, Rob Davis and Lizz Lunney, just to name a few, along with a profile of ace creator Tom Gauld.
It’s a strong start for the title that aims to put great talent in front of more people – not just comic fans – and I hope it’s the success it deserves to be.
• If you’re in a major city in the UK you may find a print copy lurking near you, but if not then you can view it online or download a PDF at: www.offlife.co.uk