She Lives: a guided readthrough with Woodrow Phoenix

she lives turn

Saturday 30 June 2018, 1.30-2.30pm

Free but booking is essential
As a prelim to the My Visual Voice event, Woodrow Phoenix will present a pageturning of his giant graphic novel She Lives, which he created as a response to the challenges of dealing with wordless narratives.
This one-metre-square, hand-bound book featuring 88 pages of original art is a unique storytelling experiment that will never be reproduced. It can only be experienced when exhibited. Previously shown at venues including the British Library in 2014 and an extended display at the Cartoon Museum through 2016, She Lives returns for a special showing on Saturday afternoon between 1.30 and 2.30pm.
Woodrow Phoenix  t: @mrphoenix  | 
Please note a maximum of fifteen people can view the book during the pageturning. 
There are two pageturning opportunities:
To book for 1.30pm, click here.
To book for 2.15pm, click here.




Sustaining comics: what the future holds

sustaining comics

Saturday 28 July 2018, 2 – 5.30pm

Free but booking is essential

Join a host of comics professionals to explore the challenges of working in comics, the opportunities out there, and what the future might hold. Over the course of the afternoon, visitors can join discussions, talks and workshops led by key industry voices including Rachael Ball (Laydeez do Comics; Wolf Man), Hannah Berry (LIVESTOCK; Vox Pop), Karrie Fransman (The House that Groaned; Over, Under, Sidways, Down), Sha Nazir (BHP Comics; Laptop Guy), Andy Oliver (Broken Frontier) and Corinne Pearlman (Myriad Editions)

To book for this event, follow this link.

This event is part of the Comic Creators project and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

My visual voice: finding new approaches to storytelling


Saturday 30 June 2018, 3-5pm

Free but booking is essential

Comics artist and writer Woodrow Phoenix (Rumble Strip, She Lives), writer and illustrator Pam Smy (Thornhill) and cartoonist and writer Andi Watson (Breakfast After Noon; Slow News Day) join Cartoon Museum Director Becky Jefcoate to discuss new approaches to storytelling and finding your own voice as an artist.

Woodrow Phoenix  t: @mrphoenix  |
Pam Smy  t: @pam_smy  |
Andi Watson  t: @andicomics  |


To book for this event, follow this link.

This event is part of the Comic Creators project and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Please note, if you are visiting to see the current exhibition as well, a normal entry charge will apply.


Life on London Streets: a cartoon competition!



April - Friday 28 September 2018

In the 1960s, cartoonist Ralph Steadman created the ‘New Cries of London’ – a series of cartoons published in Private Eye that depict London’s mid-century streets and their traders – the street walkers, the touts, the waiters, the cabbies. He was inspired by Paul Sandby’s and Thomas Rowlandson’s 18th century depictions of street hawkers that reveal the diversity and distinctive identity of the city in this period, as well as its deprivation.

Modern day phenomena, like the privatisation of public space, Uber and the growing reliance – or addiction – to mobile phones, continue to alter our streets. We are therefore launching this competition to ask you to help us reveal the politics of our London thoroughfares through cartoon representations of the people that work, live and play the streets.

If you want to enter the competition, you can send your single frame cartoons to us directly to the address below* or via Instagram using the hashtag ‘#LNDST’. The deadline for submissions is Friday 28 September.

A shortlist of entries from each competition will be used to create a Cartoon Museum digital exhibition and display at the new Cartoon Museum that is due to launch in Spring 2019!

The winner, chosen by a judging panel, will win the following:

  • Tickets to the launch of the new Cartoon Museum
  • Annual membership to the new Cartoon Museum
  • Cartoon Creators' Art Kit (value £100)

*If posting your entry, please mark the back with 'Life on London Streets' and your name and contact details.