Mathew Street was once the epicentre for all of Liverpool’s finest freaks and seekers. This gradually faded however, and the street diminished into a husk of its former self, now standing as a bleak caricature of soulless tourism, brashly cokey revelry and painfully cheesy music.
This is why is was decided the bad spirits would be exorcised from the pool of life on the twenty third day of November, 2017 – the first annual ‘Toxteth Day Of The Dead’ and the date the JAMs ‘Burned The Shard’. With the pool of life free of the corrupting influence, the undercurrents can now flow beneath the manhole cover uninhibited, hopefully ushering in a new cultural era for Liverpool.
This comic book foldout, created by the Liverpool Arts Lab provides an illustrated introduction to the cultural significance of Liverpool’s Mathew Street and follows the cleansing ritual of the plague doctors summoned by Liverpool Arts Lab.
The comic book will be released via a launch at News From Nowhere at 2.23pm on Friday 23rd February, 3 months on from ‘The Renaissance Of Mathew Street’ and 6 months on from the launch of The JAM’s ‘2023’ novel. There’ll be free t-shirts for the first 23 people to to buy a copy from News From Nowhere.
You can also pre-order a copy of the comic via our online shop
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