Beneficial Shock! is an award winning magazine for film lovers and illustration enthusiasts that champions progressive thinking from contemporary image-makers.

  • Featured Illustrator

    Liam Barrett is a multidisciplinary illustrator, university lecturer and maker living in Bristol, UK. He is always happy to hear about new projects, collaborations and exhibitions. Find him at

  • Featured Stockist

    Athenaeum bookstore is one of the largest independent bookshops in Amsterdam. The Athenaeum Nieuwcentrum offers a large collection of local and foreign newspapers and magazines as well as a fine selection of travel guides and books on design, fashion and lifestyle.

  • Featured Film

    Pulp Fiction
    (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
    A series of incidents intertwines the lives of two Los Angeles mobsters, a gangster's wife, a boxer and two small-time crooks.
    The 'Gold Watch' segment of the film is discussed in our 'Butch Courage and the Nature of Nurture' feature in issue 6: Courage & Strength

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