The Cover for Wimpy Kid #8: Hard Luck has been revealed

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Tweet They are the rites of fall: kids buy new pencil cases, Jet Coach Rex Ryan says something stupid, turkeys look back on their life and sigh….and a new Wimpy Kid book by Jeff Kinney comes out. The eighth installment of the Wimpy Kid Saga—which is depending on how you look at it either the […]

Kean Soo’s Jellaby is coming back into print!

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Tweet A couple of years ago I wrote about Kean Soo’s Jellaby going out of print from Hyperion, despite a second volume still being available. It was emblematic of what happened to many of the cartoonists signed up by big book houses in the early days of the graphic novel gold rush: the books were […]

The Phoenix Presents: Neill Cameron on How To Make Awesome Comics!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

Great Beast Announce New All-Ages Series from Isabel Greenberg

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TweetWisely avoiding the press of San Diego, UK publisher Great Beast (who publish books by Adam Cadwell, Marc Ellerby and Robert Ball amongst others) have today announced a new ongoing comic series from Isabel Greenberg. Tall Tales and Outrageous Adventures will be both written and drawn (and lettered!) by Greenberg, and is due for launch […]

The Phoenix Presents: James Turner on Star Cat!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

The Phoenix Presents: Jamie Smart on Bunny Vs Monkey!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

MUST-READ: Jamie Smart on Developing All-Ages Comics

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TweetHere’s a post written by cartoonist Jamie Smart, whose work is seen regularly in comics including The Beano, The Phoenix and the now-departed Dandy. Following the wake of the latter’s cancellation, Smart’s written a piece about the need for there to be accessible all-ages comics available for every generation. It’s considered, on-point, and definitely worth […]

The Phoenix Presents: Zak Simmonds-Hurn on Simon Swift!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

The Phoenix Presents: Rob Deas on Troy Trailblazer!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]

The Phoenix Presents: Neill Cameron and Daniel Hartwell on The Pirates of Pangaea!

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TweetEvery Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into […]

INTERVIEW: The Code Monkey Team Expand with “The Princess Who Saved Herself’

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TweetThe creative team behind the Code Monkey Save World Kickstarter – Greg Pak, Jonathan Coulton, Takeshi Miyazawa, Jessica Kholinne and Simon Bowland – have seen their project rocket wildly beyond the $30000 target they set for themselves. But rather than pocket the $200000 and change that they’ve raised so far, the team have been solidly […]

Babymouse creators have new comics anthology in the works: Funny Pages: Recess

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Tweet Babymouse masterminds Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm have signed up to editFunny Pages: Recess!, a comics anthology of stories about recess aimed at younger readers. Random House will publish it in July, 2014. Jarrett J. Krosoczka will co-edit and the book is said to pay tribute to classic Sunday comics. Contributors lined up […]

INTERVIEW: The Phoenix’s Tom Fickling Guides Us Through the Oxford Children’s Comic Festival!

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TweetThis weekend sees the first-ever Oxford Children Comics Festival, held on Saturday 4th. I’ll be heading over meself, and there promises to be heaps of stuff going on, including workshops, tables, ice cream and something called ‘The Wall of Awesomeness’. But in order to find out exactly what an Oxford Children’s Comic Festival is, exactly, […]

Judd Winick’s HILO acquired by Random House

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Tweet Via PR, Random House has acquired the graphic novel series HILO from Judd Winick, with the first book to be published in Spring 2015. Executive Editor Shana Corey acquired for Random House from Jodi Reamer of Writers House, and will edit.   HILO is an action-packed, full-color, middle-grade graphic novel series bursting with robots, […]

Gilbert Hernandez on the comics of childhood

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Tweet I was lucky enough to attend the slideshow and talk by Gilbert Hernandez at Housing Works Bookstore the other night. Beto presented a slideshow of his favorite comics of his youth, a particularly salient topic since his new Marble Season is about the joys and mysteries of a kid’s world, including comics and tv […]

INTERVIEW: Dustin Nguyen’s Big Ideas behind LI’L GOTHAM

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Tweet I caught up with longtime DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN artist Dustin Nguyen at WonderCon to find out about the L’IL GOTHAM phenomenon, a regular series that started as digital only from DC in October 2012 (having formerly appeared in annuals in 2009), casting the heroes and villains of Gotham City in a stylized mode […]