Woodrow Phoenix

Woodrow Phoenix

Woodrow Phoenix is a British comics artist and writer who also works in the fields of editorial illustration, graphic design, font design and children's books. He is known for his experimentation with illustrative and graphic styles, offering up an incongruous mix of the cute and the sinister. His graphic story "End of the Line" first appeared to much praise in The Brighton Book, a mixed media anthology in association with The Brighton Festival. Woodrow is the author of the much-acclaimed Rumble Strip, pushing the construction and narrative possibilities of the comic strip in an entirely new direction while exploring the complicated psychology of the relationship between people and cars. He is co-editor of Nelson, a collective graphic novel with 54 creators, published by Blank Slate, for whom he is also Art Director.

Listen to Woodrow Phoenix discuss graphic medicine with authors Nye Wright (Things to do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park), Hannah Eaton (Naming Monsters) and Nicola Streeten (Billy, Me and You), along with Myriad Creative Director and Graphics Editor, Corinne Pearlman.

Woodrow recently exhibited extracts from his graphic novel, Rumble Strip, at an exhibition called Sequential City, which is part of this year's London Design Festival. The exhibition was held at the offices of Baxter & Bailey, a design firm in Hoxton Square. There is an interview with Woodrow talking about London and the effect the city has had on his work, which you can watch here.

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