The Phoenix Comic Unbound for the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Phoenix Promotion for Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016

Here’s a lovely little ad for a free Edinburgh International Book Festival Unbound event in the Spiegeltent yesterdayThe Phoenix Rises.

Unbound revellers were treated to some late night antics from gladiatorial Gary Northfield (creator of “Julius Zebra”), caped comic crusader Laura Ellen Anderson (the brains behind “Evil Emperor Penguin”), adventurer extraordinaire Jamie Littler (“Cogg & Sprokit”), Cloud Rider Zak Simmonds-Hurn (“Simon Swift”) and deadly “Corpse Talk” creator Adam Murphy.

Unbound Promotional Information

The event is one of a number of “Unbound” events running through the rest of August – full details here. You’re invited to pitch up, grab a drink from the bar, take a seat and sit back as an entertaining evening of word-play, music, laughs and much more besides unfolds.

“Taking place every evening from 14–29 Aug in our Spiegeltent, each night of Unbound is different and anything goes. Expect surprises; don’t expect a conventional book event. Over 18s only.” (Which seems a bizarre coda for some events involving a children’s comic, you may want to check on that!).

With thanks to Jeremy Briggs

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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