Story Museum and The Phoenix comic join forces for The Phoenix Festival in May

Oxford’s The Story Museum and The Phoenix comic have joined forces for the Phoenix Comic Festival running Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2022.

The Phoenix Festival 2022 Banner

Tickets will go on sale to Phoenix subscribers today, Saturday 26th March, and on general release from 6th April. Full details are here on the Story Museum web site.

The event is a double celebration: the launch of KA-BOOM! The Story Museum’s brand new exhibition exploring the art of creating comics and The Phoenix comic’s tenth birthday.

The Phoenix Comic Fest is planned to be a weekend of epic comic fun: learn new skills in masterclasses and interactive workshops with some of your favourite Phoenix artists, including Abby Bulmer, Neill Cameron, Robert Deas, Tor Freeman, Adam Murphy, Gary Northfield, Zak Simmonds-Hurn and Jamie Smart; get your books signed, pick up some festival goodies and then step inside the pages of a giant life-size comic strip in The Story Museum’s amazing new exhibition KA-BOOM! – and discover what it takes it make a great comic.

The ticket purchase includes three interactive events with Phoenix artists; a market-place to meet Phoenix artists, try out new skills and buy comic materials; book signings and meet and greets with your favourite Phoenix artists; and access to The Story Museum’s brand new exhibition KA-BOOM! The art of creating comics, and the Museum’s magical Enchanted Library.

Ticket holders will also receive an exclusive gift, only available to festival attendees, and an optional packed lunch.

Ticket holders will be allocated a schedule in advance of the festival

The Phoenix Festival 2022 - Jamie Smart Free Draw-along

The weekend-long event includes a free live-stream draw-along, with comics superstar Jamie Smart, on Sunday 29th May.

The very special draw-along event with Jamie Smart will be streamed live from The Phoenix Comic Festival in Oxford. Tickets for the draw-along are free but must be booked in advance of the event. All bookers will be emailed a streaming link ahead of the event. 

• You can find out more about The Phoenix Comic Festival and book tickets to the event here

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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