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Join us for our 5th Birthday!

We are very pleased to announce that Thought Bubble will be celebrating its 5th birthday this November! This year’s festival will be our biggest to-date, as we bring an expanded line-up of events to Leeds, including academic talks, film screenings, free workshops and masterclasses, book give-aways, competitions, and an expanded two-day centre piece convention!

Not only will this year’s convention play host to 300 exhibitor tables spread across two halls, and feature a full programme of talks and panels in luxurious cinema-style theatres, we will also have our biggest guest list yet with massive talent from all over the world including Tim Sale, Adam Hughes, Esad Ribic and lots, lots more TBA soon! Tickets are now on sale and we’re constantly updating the line-up of attending guests and exhibitors, so make sure to check back regularly!

2011’s convention after party (held at Alea Casino) will play host to Charlie Adlard and Phil Winslade’s band Mine Power Cosmic, plus special guest DJs to help attendees unwind after a busy day on the convention floor and keep the good times going until the early hours. There’s guaranteed entry for the first 500 people who buy weekend passes, so act fast to avoid any disappointment!

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Thought Bubble Convention 2011

This year sees our biggest ever convention taking place across two halls and two days (19th – 20th November). Last year was our busiest yet in terms of both attendees and exhibitors and we felt it was time to make a few changes to reflect this increased attendance.

We’ve increased the aisle width in Saviles Hall, and designed the Royal Armouries Hall floor plan to ensure that there’s as much room for wandering and browsing as possible, and as well as this we’ve implemented a new wristband entry system that should allow people to get into/travel between the convention spaces as quickly and easily as possible.

We’re extremely glad to see more and more people coming to each Thought Bubble, and we’re dedicated to ensuring that each year’s convention is better than the last. Hopefully this year will be our best yet!

See you in November!

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The First Ever Thought Bubble Anthology!


We’re extremely happy to be able to bring you the first details of our first ever Thought Bubble Anthology. We’ve been working away on this for quite a while now, getting it all shiny and ready for the public’s discerning gaze, and we’re super pleased with how it’s turned out. We’re still finalising everything ahead of printing, but we can tell you that it will be distributed globally this summer by Diamond Publishing, is made possible by a generous grant from the Arts Council UK, and that all proceeds from its sales will be going to Barnardos.

The anthology will showcase a wide variety of creators and styles, as well as giving you another chance to see the six winning entries from last year’s inaugural Northern Sequential Arts Competition!

We’ve got a sneak peak at the cover below, featuring our wonderful festival image for this year from Becky Cloonan, and we’ll have full details on how to get hold of a copy very soon.