Knifeboy #1


A dystopian London forms Troy’s surroundings. Looking around, it is difficult to see a future.

After tragedy strikes, Troy and his family are left to fend for themselves on the streets.

With revenge burning in his soul, Knifeboy is born and he vows payback on those who have wronged him.


Writer: Steven Okeya & Anthony Aina

Artist: René Jose Leon Sanchez

Age Rating: 11+

Page Count: 32

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Introducing “Knifeboy,” a compelling story that delves into the harsh realities of knife crime and its impact on communities. Set in a dystopian future version of London, this story follows the journey of Troy, an everyday teenager who experiences a life-changing event that leaves his family homeless and without hope.

Faced with the harsh realities of life on the streets, Troy turns to a life of crime in order to survive and make a name for himself. As he gets deeper into the world of knife crime, he becomes consumed with the desire for revenge against those who hurt him and his family. But with this desire for revenge comes the risk of fatal repercussions.

The Knifeboy story is a stark reminder of the devastating impact that knife crime can have on individuals, families, and communities. Through the eyes of Troy, readers gain a deeper understanding of the harsh realities of life on the streets and the challenges that young people face.

Knifeboy is an important read for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of knife crime and its impact on communities. It’s a powerful tool that can be used to spark conversations and raise awareness about this critical issue.