Art by The Phoenix comic artist Zak Simmonds

Phoenix artist Zak Simmonds part of Story Museum’s “Easter Story Makers” Line-Up

Art by The Phoenix comic artist Zak Simmonds
Art by The Phoenix comic artist Zak Simmonds

While builders are busy on-site transforming Oxford’s The Story Museum into an even more inspiring and surprising place, events continue – and this April, their Easter Story Makers sessions offer the opportunity to enjoy a day of building stories with the learning team and brilliant talented associate artists.

Among them are The Phoenix comic artist Zak Simmonds, who’s running workshops on Tuesday 9th April 2019 for 8-12 years olds to discover how stories are told through comics – and have a chance to invent your own.

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Monstrosity Issue 3 - CoverFreelance comic creator Zak’s numerous  credits include art for “The Boy With 2 Heads“, written by Andy Mulligan and “If I Should Wake Without You“, written by John Dickinson and  the epic fantasy adventure “Simon Swift“, written by Thomas Fickling, and his own “Sky Drifters” for The Phoenix; art for Let’s Make Comics and Looga and Barooga with writer Robin Etherington for Oxford University Press; covers for Titan Comics Doctor Who; and a self-published series, MONSTROSITY, sold at comic conventions and available to read on Tapas.

More information and booking here on the Story Museum web site. Ages 8-12. All the Easter Story Makers sessions are unaccompanied workshops. 

• Zak Simmonds is online at www.zaksimmondshurn.co.uk | Follow him on Twitter @MonstrousComics

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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