The Phoenix Presents: James Turner on Star Cat!

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Every 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 […]

Zoom Rockman; Andy Murray join The Beano’s 75th Anniversary Issue This Month

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The Beano reaches a staggering 75th anniversary issue later this month, with a giant celebration issue coming out July 24th. To celebrate the occasion, I’ve been told that they’re bringing in the big guns – artist Zoom Rockman will be making his  Beano debut, whilst it appears Andy Murray (Scottish Hero) will also be making […]

The Phoenix Presents: Jamie Smart on Bunny Vs Monkey!

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Every 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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Here’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 Digital Edition of The Dandy has Ended

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The Digital Dandy, which took the place of the cancelled physical weekly comic, has apparently concluded its run. Confirmed by cartoonist Wilbur Dawbarn a few moments ago, it appears that last week’s edition will be the last one shipping.

The Phoenix Presents: Gary Northfield on Gary’s Garden!

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Every 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 […]

REVIEW: Aw Yeah Comics #1

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On the back of their monumentally successful Kickstarter campaign, the team behind Aw Yeah Comics have made the first issue of their new series available. If you backed the Kickstarter – and evidence suggests that somewhere close to 85% of the country did – then you’ll already have the issue in your inbox. Otherwise, you […]

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

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Every 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 […]

Hay! Come Read what Quentin Blake has to Say!

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Quentin Blake, one of the most beloved illustrators of all time, was one of the speakers at this year’s Hay Festival, speaking on the importance of visual and verbal storytelling. And, thanks to event sponsors The Telegraph, you can read the whole transcript of his festival lecture by following this link right here.

The Phoenix Presents: Rob Deas on Troy Trailblazer!

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Every 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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Every 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 […]

The Phoenix Presents: Jamie Littler tells us about Cogg & Sprokit!

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You might be wondering to yourselves, “what exactly is this ‘The Phoenix’ magazine everybody’s been talking about? Well! It’s a weekly all-ages comics magazine, filled with different strips and characters and ideas with every single new issue. But whilst I could just tell you about the magazine in my celebrated blank prose, we figured it’d […]

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

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This 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, […]

Aw Yeah! Comics Also Team up with Dark Horse for Itty Bitty Hellboy

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You just want to see the image, don’t you. Announced on, of all places, Nerdist.com, Itty Bitty Hellboy came about due to the all-seeing eye of Dark Horse editor Scott Allie. Doesn’t everything? After the Aw Yeah! Comics kickstarter got funded, Allie got in contact with the creative team. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola had been looking […]

Thrillbent Comics start All-Ages Line: Beginning with Aw Yeah! Comics

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At C2E2 Mark Waid announced that Thrillbent Comics would be expanding to include an All-Ages line later this year – hurray – and that the first comic signed up will be Art Baltazar and Franco’s Aw Yeah! Comics. Aw Yeah! Comics will become available through Thrillbent as of today, with the comics up on ComiXology. […]

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

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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 with […]