The second Phoenix Children’s Comic Festival will take place at the Oxford’s Story Museum on Saturday 3rd May, featuring art and events from many familiar names to readers of the Phoenix and great comics in general, with confirmed events from Laura Ellen Anderson, Matt Baxter, Neill Cameron, The Etherington Brothers, Jamie Littler, Adam Murphy, Gary Northfield, Jamie Smart and Nick Ward.
Given that The Phoenix is based in Oxford, I think you can also expect a number of special guests on the day to talk about what’s coming up in this fantastic weekly comic, available on subscription, through Waitrose and on your iPads.
• Tickets are now on sale here. You need to a) Buy a general entry ticket for the session you want to visit b) Buy your workshop and storytelling tickets (most workshops are for children only) – by clicking on the title of the workshop, or phoning 01865 305305 and c) Wait in anticipation for the big day: Saturday 3 May 2014!
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.