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Colin YNWA

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #60 on: 16 May, 2022, 06:44:07 AM »
Well this is interesting YouTube launched a load of 'YouTube originals' on Friday (13th May) and one of them was apparently The Phoenix's own Corpse Talk

https://youtu.be/rqZQ2wMPtO0

There are a number of the videos up already - though I had to do a specific seearch to find them. Well done to Adam and Lisa Murphy!

As learnt from Downthetubes

https://downthetubes.net/corpse-talk-joins-the-youtube-originals-animated-line-up-this-month/?fbclid=IwAR38dyqj8FYQBJKN_R_w5LpE5umCCBVyDt3UCGd3kafp5KY3HHPaL6bcC9c

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #61 on: 16 May, 2022, 08:30:55 AM »
The child’s a massive Horrible Histories fan and loves Corpse Talk, so this seems like a cert to get her watching something new. I barely see the comic these days, alas. Very occasionally, I get to flick through a new issue if it’s lurking and sneak a read of the latest slice of Jamie Smart madness.

Speaking of Jamie Smart, if you have kids and an hour of spare time on the 29th, this: https://www.storymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/jamie-smart-live-stream-draw-along

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #62 on: 16 May, 2022, 11:10:17 AM »
Great news. My daughter loves their Lost Tales book and, in fact, was reading it this morning when she should have been getting ready for school.

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #63 on: 17 May, 2022, 01:28:08 PM »
We watched the first two of those Corpse Talk shorts last night (Cleopatra and Mozart). They went down very well! Good quality stuff.

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #64 on: 19 May, 2022, 09:49:51 PM »
The child’s a massive Horrible Histories fan and loves Corpse Talk, so this seems like a cert to get her watching something new. I barely see the comic these days, alas. Very occasionally, I get to flick through a new issue if it’s lurking and sneak a read of the latest slice of Jamie Smart madness.

Speaking of Jamie Smart, if you have kids and an hour of spare time on the 29th, this: https://www.storymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/jamie-smart-live-stream-draw-along

Damn the boy is has a football game at 11 we won't be able watch.

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #65 on: 12 August, 2022, 09:03:04 PM »
Anyone else noticed the drop in the amount of strip content? I've noticed a few bits of what seems like budget saving over the last few years but its never been as pronounced as it has over the last few weeks. We're down to just two longer (4-5 page strips), a Jamie Smart - or two if we are very lucky! and a couple or three one pagers. Some of the strips as also written by editorial if I'm any judge and you can feel the quality dip in those.

The rest is well crafted stuff, puzzle page, posters, art tutorial and other editorial but you can feel the corners being cut. Even the shorts have dropped from 4 to 3 strips, with very clumsy boarders filling the gaps.

I hope its not a permanent thing and just helping the comic get through a pince point. This is still a great product and I'm a long way from dropping off ... and the boy still enjoys it and the sub is going nowhere but I just hope the comic is doing okay. After 554 issues this comic should be being lauded all over and isn't. That really needs to change.

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Re: Phoenix comic
« Reply #66 on: 12 August, 2022, 10:24:08 PM »
Yep. I noticed it’s getting increasingly slight. A pity. It’s still just about the only comic my local WHSmith doesn’t stock. Frustrating.