Woodrow Phoenix grew up in south London with four sisters. He is a comics artist/writer whose constant experiments with the form appear in newspapers, books and magazines in Japan, France, the US and South America. His strips have featured in The Guardian, the Independent on Sunday and the Observer. His handbound, one-metre square artists’ book/installation containing a large-scale, hand-rendered graphic novel called She Lives has been exhibited at venues around the UK with extended residencies at the British Museum and the Cartoon Museum.
His first work with Myriad was the short story ‘End of the Line’, for The Brighton Book, a mixed-media anthology published by Myriad in association with Brighton Festival. He went on to create the much-acclaimed Rumble Strip, an exploration of the complicated psychology between people and cars. It was reviewed in The Times as ‘One utterly original work of genius. It should be made mandatory reading for everyone, everywhere.’ Rumble Strip has been translated into localised editions for France, Brazil and in a vastly revised edition for the US, renamed Crash Course.
When not making comics, Woodrow is a book designer, illustrator and maker of typefaces. He is a visiting lecturer on the MA in Children’s Books and Graphic Novels at the University of Middlesex.