oh comely

oh comely is published six times a year and is magazine of curiosity that always takes the form of a single theme with a sense of mischief. it features articles and interviews with makers and creatives.



the latest issue of Oh Comely gets nostalgic over summers past with a collection of features that welcome sentimentality, truancy, and taking things slow. There’s an excellent essay by Thea Hawlin who calls on science to better understand why time is so slippery in the mind; four writers explore cities where time’s effects is seen on its surface; there are interviews with a mental health campaigner and hat makers; and some beautiful paintings of female figures by Prudence Flint.

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the midsummer issue of Oh Comely looks squarely at identity and focuses its attention on self representation as a way to portray that, asking five artists to create self portraits which touch on religion, society and simply playing dress up. elsewhere, the issue explores ideas about gender and stereotype through clothing; writers open up about their make-up routines; novels that were written in cafes; and a conversation with 13 Reasons Why actress Alisha Boe on the subjects of sexual assault and victim blaming.

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issue 42 of Oh Comely is the first time the magazine has been available to MagShuffle subscribers. it’s 130 pages of recommendations, profiles, interviews, illustrations and essays, including a set of profiles of women sharing their experiences of short hair and androgyny; a conversation with punk musician, Viv Albertine; and a dip into flea markets and jumble sales.
available to select until June 7

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