The Phoenix launches “Star in a Comic” competition for kids

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Do you know an awesome kid who has what it takes to create the star of a new comic story? Perhaps it could even be them? If so, then you should let them know Britain’s The Phoenix comic is running a new competition to find the next super star comic character.

Open to all children, the competition opens the weekly comic’s pages so a new hero or heroine can be born.

To win all entrants need to get drawing and create a new comic character. This could be your alter ego, an awesome new hero/heroine or maybe even you! Entrants will also need to show what makes that character awesome (like a secret power or ability), and of course all great comic characters have an arch-enemy. Draw them too.

Entries can be a comic, a drawing, a story or even a video. Go wild!

The winner’s character (perhaps even the winner themselves) will star in a comic drawn by Pirates of Pangea and Mega Robo Bros artist Neill Cameron that will run in The Phoenix for four weeks, starting in Issue 300. They will also receive a special bound copy of their story, an annual subscription to The Phoenix for them or their school, plus a full set of Phoenix Presents books!

There will also be 10 runners-up that will win a selection of Phoenix Presents books.

• Entries must reach The Phoenix by 31st May 2017 – full competition entry details and terms and conditions are here on The Phoenix web site

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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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