The Phoenix Comic Fest is set to return to the UK’s Story Museum in April. The partnership between the weekly comics magazine The Phoenix and the Story Museum is a two-day festival of comics-making workshops exclusively for ages 7-16. The event will take place on April 15 and 16.
Tickets for Phoenix Comic Fest 2023 will go on sale in two blocks, on March 6 and 11 at 1-AM GMT, priced at £45 per child. Additionally, there will be a digital option so those kids unable to physically attend can still take part from home at a reduced rate of £5.
There are eight possible packages with different times and artists on hand.
“All Tickets Include:
- “A masterclass event with Neill Cameron (Saturday) or Jamie Smart (Sunday)
- “2 workshops with Phoenix Comic artists
- “Access to the Phoenix Comic marketplace where artists will be doing ‘meet and greets’, and book signings
- “Access to The Story Museum’s exhibition ‘Kaboom! The Art of Creating Comics’
- “An exclusive free gift”
Phoenix artists on hand for workshops and weekend events include Jess Bradley, Abby Bulmer, Sam Davies, Rob Deas, Zak Simmonds-Hurn, Thiago De Moraes, Gary Northfield, and James Stayte.
The Phoenix Weekly Story Comic, now known simply as Phoenix Comic, is a British anthology that has been in operation since 2012. Bunny vs Monkey, Looshkin, Corpse Talk, Mega Robo Bros, and No Country are among the title’s most popular and acclaimed series. The inaugural Phoenix Comic Fest at the Story Museum took place as far back as 2013.
The Story Museum has been in existence since 2003 as an entity coordinating exhibitions and events before finding permanent premises on Pembroke Street, Oxford, UK, in 2009. The museum houses interactive exhibitions and events for all ages – and opened a comics exhibition (KABOOM! The Art of Creating Comics) in partnership with the Phoenix as part of the comic’s tenth anniversary celebrations in 2022. Over its twenty years the Story Museum has partnered or worked with popular children’s authors including Terry Pratchett, Jacqueline Wilson, Quentin Blake, Philip Pullman, and Michael Morpurgo.