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AlexF

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Phoenix comic
« on: 14 April, 2011, 01:43:30 pm »
Any of you writer/aritst types seen this ad?
http://www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk/?page_id=6

One day someone will make a comic fro 8-12 year olds work, and maybe it'll be these guys.

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #1 on: 14 April, 2011, 02:07:20 pm »
Another new comic? Good news!

No information about rights etc in the submissions though- or indeed if it will be paid and how much!

I've got an idea and need an artist, BTW...

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #2 on: 14 April, 2011, 02:18:35 pm »
Isn't the Phoenix rising out of the ashes of the DFC? [edited to add: yes it is]
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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #3 on: 14 April, 2011, 02:24:40 pm »
Isn't the Phoenix rising out of the ashes of the DFC? [edited to add: yes it is]

Yup! I just read that on their blog!
Good news all round then.


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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #4 on: 15 April, 2011, 12:15:02 am »
I'll do some drawing - if anyone's up for it. ...If only Crabcake could be adapted for children...

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #5 on: 26 May, 2011, 04:25:28 pm »
if I went 'round saying I was an Emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #6 on: 26 May, 2011, 08:41:16 pm »
I'll do some drawing - if anyone's up for it. ...If only Crabcake could be adapted for children...

I keep throwing hints your way, but I fear you have me on ignore  ;).

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #7 on: 07 February, 2013, 07:04:18 pm »
Rise, necrothread: RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE!

Been buying this title for a while now and as it enters its second year of publication I have to say I am disappointed there's not much love here on the board for it.  Despite Strip having started first, as of tomorrow there will be 51 more issues of The Phoenix published than it's main non-Toothy rival, and that is damn good going for a book that has yet to resort to free cover-mounted toys (in my time reading, anyway) and regularly features short prose stories like it assumes kids can actually pay attention for more than five seconds to read something.
Instead of assuming children want to drink cheap store-brand energy drinks while texting on their phones and calling a complete stranger a racially insensitive and/or sexually inappropriate name on Call Of Duty while looking at violent animated Japanese pornography on their computers because kids don't read as that's what nerds do and kids want to beat up nerds and not be one themselves, The Phoenix seems to assume it lives in some strange parallel reality where comics are fun and appropriate for all ages without being oppressively puritanical or talking down to their audience - Star Cat is ostensibly a child's strip, for instance, yet featured a multi-part homage to John Carpenter's The Thing that was actually quite amusing.  Some rough edges, certainly, like the odd bit of overly-familiar material like "Troy Trailblazer" being what looks like some sort of fanart mash-up of Major Kusunagi, Johnny Quest and Henry McCoy set in Buzz Lightyear continuity, but overall it's a solid weekly anthology of creator-owned adventure and comedy strips of a very European flavor and well worth your three bucks.

So BUMP.

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #8 on: 07 February, 2013, 07:18:59 pm »
I got the first few issues of this ans I was much immpressed, but I missed a few issues and they didnt have back issue at the time and it kindof fell by the wayside.
 If anyone has back issues Im interested, Brendan has nothing to read since the Dandy went.

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #9 on: 01 September, 2013, 10:53:44 am »
Still looking to get back issues of this, if anyone has any to sell PM me, Cheers!

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #10 on: 21 July, 2014, 02:27:33 pm »
Necropost again!

There's a feature and extracts in the Guardian's G2 section today - describes it as heralding "a new golden age of weekly children's comics"

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/20/-sp-phoenix-kids-comic-girls-boys-corpse-talk-tamsin-deep-children
http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2014/jul/20/-sp-the-phoenix-comic-in-pictures

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #11 on: 22 August, 2014, 01:54:21 pm »
For those of you reading the Phoenix, what age group is it suitable for? I'm thinking of getting a sub for my six-year old nephew and wondering if it would be a good idea.

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #12 on: 22 August, 2014, 02:01:18 pm »
Pretty suitable for all ages. Hell, i'm seriously enjoying Pirates of Pangea!

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #13 on: 22 August, 2014, 02:05:28 pm »
You know the Prog has a special offer on at the mo, right?

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #14 on: 22 August, 2014, 02:24:39 pm »
Cheers for the swift replies.

It was the add on the back of this week's prog that got me thinking about it.