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Q: What is The Phoenix?

A: The Phoenix is a brand new, weekly story comic for children. It’s packed full of thrilling, original content that’s built to entertain. There are deep serial-stories to savour, one-off adventures to be swallowed whole, funnies to feed the sense of humour and loads more including puzzles, competitions, excerpts from the best new children’s books and non-fiction that might even raise the dead!

The Phoenix really is very different to any other comic. Think of us as a TV studio transmitting all kinds of wonderful stories over the course of the year. Some funny, some thrilling, some magical, some moving – and all entertaining and memorable, and much more involving!

Q: Why was The Phoenix launched?

A: The Phoenix was launched in January 2012 as a restoration of a brilliant and intuitive storytelling medium that has been lost in the children’s literature market in the UK. We recognised that this engaging form of entertainment can offer something no other form of entertainment can compete with; an unpressurised, quality and most importantly entertaining reading experience.

Q: Who is behind The Phoenix?

A: Now if there’s one thing that we all know from school, it’s that cats make the best editors, and that pigs simply adore comics! This is why The Phoenix is run by feline Editor in Chief, Tabs Inkspot and the curly-tailed Chops Piggerton as Deputy Editor. The four Newshounds then sniff out all the important stories from the world of The Phoenix and beyond! See everyone in the team here!

Q: Why should I read The Phoenix?

A: World-class authors and artists have combined forces to make The Phoenix an awesome comic. The exciting stories and colourful illustrations make a thrilling read. Most of all, we know that kids love comics – and many adults too! Just see for yourself:

“The Phoenix is for girls and boys, written and illustrated by an exciting and talented team, all dedicated to telling stories by this cool visual methods. Children will love The Phoenix – and Mums and Dads will doubtless want to sneak a peek too.” 
Dame Jacqueline Wilson OBE – Author of Tracy Beaker and former Children’s Laureate

Check out these news pages to see how other great authors Michael Morpurgo and Philip Pullman also love The Phoenix!

Q: Where can I buy The Phoenix?

A: From the following places:

  1. You can subscribe to The Phoenix online at www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk/direct-debit.

  2. A number of Independent Bookshops are currently stocking The Phoenix. An up-to-date list of stores can be found at https://www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk/shop

  3. Selected Waitrose stores also sell The Phoenix. The number of stores may be extended to meet demand.

If you have any suggestions, or know a book shop near you that would like to stock The Phoenix, get in touch with us at ross@thephoenixcomic.co.uk.

Q: How much are subscriptions to The Phoenix?

A: Check out our subscriptions page, to find out everything you need to know.

Q: Who produces the strips for The Phoenix?

A: All our content is completely original and includes regular contributions from world-class authors and illustrators.
With a host of very different art styles and a range of storytelling methods each contributor offers something unique and genuinely brilliant to the comic. Check out some of our current contributors right here now.

Q: Does The Phoenix have any plans to offer a digital product?

A: At The Phoenix we recognise that digital distribution might be a great way to reach new readers, but we are committed first and foremost to providing our young fans with the comic in a physical form. We are excited about investigating this avenue in the future, but for now we want to concentrate our efforts on making the print product the best it can be.

Q: If I am missing an issue, can I order a back issue?

A: Yes! It’s quick and easy to fill in any gaps in your collection, or buy a complete backlist. Send us an email at backissues@thephoenixcomic.co.uk and we can arrange for your issues to be sent directly from Phoenix HQ.

Q: I’m a writer or illustrator, is there any way I can get involved with The Phoenix?

A: If you’d like to contribute to The Phoenix, we’d love to hear from you. Check out our submissions page for more information.

Q: How can I contact The Phoenix?

A: Get in touch through all modern means of communication – check out this page: https://www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk/contact/

Q: Can I cancel my subscription?

A: Look at our Term & Conditions page to find out more.

Q: How do I know my payment and personal details are secure?

A: At The Phoenix we are dedicated to ensuring that we are as secure as possible with your personal details. Please check out our privacy policy for more information, or if you have any concerns please get in touch at ross@thephoenixcomic.co.uk

Q: I'm a current subscriber, why can't I get the digital edition for free?

A: We really want to be able to provide this functionality but it is expensive and we can't afford it. To try and make up for this we have created a great digital subscription offer for our subscribers and supporters to take advantage of. We thought long and hard about this as we knew there was a risk that some people would feel like they were missing out but as we can't match up the two editions we really wanted current subscribers to at least have a cheap digital option before it jumps up to full price.

Q: I just renewed my subscription and now you've come out with this ridiculous digital sub offer! What gives?

A: As we can't unify our print and digital subscription systems we wanted to think of a way that all the great people who have supported us over our first year could get hold of the digital edition if they wanted. So we came up with an awesome 6 month offer that will only be available for a short time.

Q: Print or digital? What's best?

A: Both! It depends on who you are and what you like! Both are of equal importance to us. We reckon that kids will always prefer to get their special Phoenix envelope each week even though the ipad edition looks great. Nothing beats being able to curl up with YOUR comic that no one else can touch. If you live outside the UK the digital is a much cheaper way to get the comic. At the moment we have such a great digital sub offer we hope that people get both if they can!

Q: Why only on ipad? I've got an Android tablet, what about me?

A: We really want to be on Android too! We are a small company and just wanted to take things one step at a time. But watch this space!