OFF LIFE team launch year-long “Yellow” project, seeks more volunteers


The team behind the free street comic OFF LIFE, distributed in London and other major cities and available as a free download every issue, are preparing to launch a new, year-long project next week – Yellow – and they’re looking for comic creators to be part it.

“For as long as news has appeared in ink, artists have complimented written journalism with their own sideways, illustrated take on the current affairs of their day,” explains editor Daniel Humphry. “Now the team behind OFF LIFE and One Thing I Know is launching Yellow, a project that will see 52 artists each allocated a single week over the course of a year and then given two pages to illustrate their take on the news and current affairs that occurs within those seven days.

“With no set political pursuasion or style guide, Yellow will gradually build an illustrated take on a whole year of news from 52 unique perspectives.”

A new piece will be posted on every Monday until a whole year of news has been documented.

Each artwork will then be collected in a book – complimented by essays from some of today’s top writers and thinkers – and published in December 2015.


Yellow already has a number of incredible artists signed up to illustrate their allocated week, including Stanley Chow (whose work kicks off the project next week on Monday 24th November); and Jean Jullien, Grace Wilson and Paul Davis.

“But we want Yellow to feature as diverse a group of artists as possible and so are opening the artist selection stage to anyone interested,” says Daniel.

“We have a briefing and design document ready to go, with all rights and payments laid out in black and white, and so would encourage any interested artists to contact us via the e-mail on the project’s web page.”

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