Beneficial Shock! is a fully illustrated annual magazine about the movies. Each issue takes a different theme and explores movie characters, genres and tropes in a series of essays and illustrations that are both visually exciting and absolutely fascinating.
From the publisher:
The courage to face any kind of adversity, and the strength it often takes to persevere is what we explore in this issue, and film offers up some doozies when it comes to bold acts of brawn and epic feats of fearlessness. Filmmakers themselves often lead the charge, so inside you'll find pieces on Steve McQueen, Mirata Mita and Derek Jarman who have all taken courageous steps in raising awareness for vital causes both in front of and behind the camera. We shine a light on the life of Henri Langlois, often credited as the saviour of cinema, reveal some of our favourite ballsy whistleblowers, celebrate some unconventional screen mentors and even make a case for the movie coward.
Featuring illustrative work by Mr. Doodle, Zara Wilkins, Neil Webb, Dolce Paganne, Ian Moore, Isip Xin, Matt Lee, Rafal Kwiczor, Arthur Buxton, Liam Barrett, Richard Falle, Jacob Hinrichs, Jono Lewarne, Gary Embury and Andy Carter.