Debuting Books

If you’re a creator with a book or similar project launching/making its festival debut at 2015’s Thought Bubble, then we’d love to hear from you!

Please get in touch via email and we’ll put the information on this page.

2014’s Thought Bubble convention saw over 100 books making their debut, and we’d really like to see even more for this year!

Aces Weekly: Volume 19

Creators / Publisher: Featuring : Stephen Baskerville ; Jok and Santullo ; Mal Earl ; Roberto Corroto and Ertito Montana ; Marc Jackson ; Manoel and Osvaldo ; David Leach ; Fred Fordham and Keith Kopnicki, amongst others. Published by David Lloyd. – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: Over 150 pages. £6.99  Available by subscription from November 9th at

An exclusively onscreen mix of fantastic fantasy, crime, comedy, and the entirely indescribable, in serials and short stories from a global cast of amazing comics storytellers, delivered in seven parts over seven weeks directly to readers via cyberspace.


Creators / Publisher: Richy K. Chandler, Francesca Dare, Tim Hassan, Mike Medaglia and Karen Rubins (Jointly self-published) – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 20 glossy black & white pages plus cover / £3

5 creators joined forces over one weekend in August and created a beautiful and funny fantasy adventure comic from scratch!

The Adventures of Dragon Mouse

Creators / Publisher: Eleanor Hollindrake – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 12 pages / £3

There was once a small mouse who dreamed of becoming a dragon. This is the story of how he took his future into his own paws and became Dragon Mouse.

A wordless picture book suitable for children (and adults) of all ages. Hand knitted Dragon Mouse toys will also be available.

The Adventures of Luna the Vampire

Creators / Publisher: Yasmin Sheikh – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 60 / £9

Ever wondered how it would be if outer space was populated by monsters? LOOK NO FURTHER! As this is the AMAZING everyday life of Luna the vampire.

Jam packed with awesome adventures, crazy faces, zombie postmen AND SPACE. By the power of the giant floating god heads, don’t miss out because this kickstarter edition of the book is very limited!!  

Zombie postman, space cosplay and crazy faces included.

Alien in the Outfield: Issue 3

Creators / Pulisher: Mat Barnett & Jack Kirby / Outfield Press – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 28pgs/£3

Alien in the Outfield: Episode III

It is a period of awesomeness in the galaxy: 1986 AD.

In a small town in New Mexico, Joel Horowitz has inadvertently rescued an alien outlaw! Evading capture by the FBI, Joel and the Alien have joined the ROSWELL ROCKETS, the State’s worst little league baseball team. Now, using the Alien’s radical BASEBALL SKILLS, the Rockets are heading for the league title. By blowing out the floodlights in the final match, Alien can signal for a ride home…

But some people have other plans…

Join us for the penultimate issue in this four-part all-ages extra-terrestrial sports adventure miniseries!


Creators / Publisher: Andy Bloor / Bad Mother Publisher – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 44 pages £6

Andy Bloor is a UK based graphic designer and comic artist whose work has appeared in various anthologies and series over the last decade or so, including PHONOGRAM: THE SINGLES CLUB (Image Comics) and numerous titles for UK indie publisher Accent UK. His and Mo Ali’s 2014 one-shot MIDNIGHT MAN (Bad Mother Publisher) received highly favourable reviews from the likes of Forbidden Planet, Starburst Magazine, Geek Syndicate, Bleeding Cool, and Down the Tubes.  

This anthology not only collects pin-ups and previously published collaborations with Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER) and Leah Moore & John Reppion (STORM WARNING, SHERLOCK HOLMES – THE LIVERPOOL DEMON), but also contains new short tales from the keyboards of Mo Ali  (MIDNIGHT MAN, DREAMCATCHER) and Moore & Reppion.

Zombies, robots, cowboys, time travelling vigilantes, and more await within the pages of ANDY-THOLOGY.

Bao and Pom #1 & #2

Creators / Publisher: Jessica Lim – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 12 / £3

Bao and Pom is a slice-of-life comic about a girl and her red panda (often mistaken for a weird cat) as they go about life and grow together. There is plenty of food and adorable moments whenever these two are concerned. This series is inspired by my experiences in the UK and Malaysia.

Beast Wagon Chapter 2

Creators / Publisher: Writer – Owen Michael Johnson, Artist – John Pearson, Letterer – Colin Bell – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 24 pages / £2.99


Loves are tested.

Plans are drawn.

Doses are administered.

Whipsnarl Zoo heats up.

The second chapter of the British Comic Award nominated black comedy set in a zoo.

Becoming Unbecoming

Creators / Publisher: UNA / MYRIAD – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 208 / £14.99

‘Delicate in construction yet uncompromising in message, Becoming Unbecoming is an astonishing testament to the potency of visual metaphor. Make no mistake, this is one of the most important comics works of 2015.’ Broken Frontier

It’s 1977 and Una is twelve. A serial murderer is at large and the police are struggling to solve the case. As this national news story unfolds around her, Una finds herself on the receiving end of a series of violent acts for which she feels she is to blame.

A devastating personal account of gender violence told in graphic-novel form, set against the backdrop of the 1970s Yorkshire Ripper man-hunt.

‘Honest, matter-of-fact and absolutely gut-wrenching. Read this. Get angry. Start shouting.’

Emerald Street

‘A wonderful, wonderful book.’

Jenni Murray, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour

‘Incredibly powerful… the illustrations are beautiful and the words are a powerful demand listen to women’s voices.’ Elle

Blood Blokes #5

Creators / Publisher: Adam Cadwell (self published) – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 32 pages, £3.99

The penultimate issue of Cadwell’s darkly comic, slacker vampire story. In this issue, hapless new vamp Vince drops in on his human ex-girlfriend while his undead housemates search the student, indie night clubs of Manchester looking for him.

Blue Bottle Mystery

Creators / Publisher: Kathy Hoopmann (writer), Mike Medaglia (script writer), Rachael Smith (illustrator), / Jessica Kinglsey Publishers – New Dock Hall

Pages / price: 64pp (hardback) / £12.99

Brief: Full of mystery and intrigue, this graphic novel version of Kathy Hoopmann’s best-selling adventure follows Ben, a boy with Asperger syndrome (AS). When Ben and his friend Andy discover an old blue bottle in the school yard, little do they know of the mysterious forces they are about to unleash…

Botch: Drawings vol 2

Creators / Publisher: Alan Campbell

Pages / Price: 28 pages / £20

9″x12″ Limited edition of 65, screen print artist book, hand bound

Featuring a collection of recent work and greatest hits focusing on wordplay, Literature and storytelling


Creators / Publisher: Donya Todd / Avery Hill Publishing – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 44 pages / £7.00

Buttertubs is a dog who always wants to save the dudes and damsels in distress, but who always mucks it up on account of his inability to stop sweating butter. Running becomes flailing and crashing, everything he touches becomes greasy and strangely flammable, and even simple tasks become fraught with slippery danger.  His nemesis, The Hotdog Queen, needs to watch her back, his friend Hester is always trying to stop his foolish escapades, and there are many, many damsels in distress. All in a day’s work for Buttertubs!

The Cats That Stared

Creators / Publisher: Claire Hubbard (writer & illustrator) – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages/price: 24 pages / £4

One day, hundreds of very strange cats invade a town and begin to stalk the locals.

Nobody knows where they came from or what they want, and nothing seems to frighten the cats away. All they do is stare…

Cindy & Biscuit: The Bad Girl

Creators / Publisher: Dan White / Milk The Cat Comics – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 56pp / £5.00

A new comic featuring the British Comic Awards nominated Cindy & Biscuit.

Cindy faces her biggest challenge yet, as a malevolent force threatens her life at school, at home and in her beloved woods. It’s the first issue of the most epic Cindy & Biscuit story ever.

Dark times for the plucky pair – will they survive…?

Clockwork Watch: Tick Tock IPA 3

Creators / Publisher: Yomi Ayeni, Jennie Gyllblad, Corey Brothers / Clockwork Watch Films – New Dock Hall

Pages / Prices: 88 / £15

Ervin, the sentient Clockwork Servant, finally comes of age and finds himself exposed to the harsh realities of the one thing he has longed for – to be human.

Dismembered and smuggled out of England by a mysterious character called The Alchemist, Ervin quickly realizes that the world outside the gates of Hodgson’s Brewery is a cruel place.

Tick Tock IPA #3 is the final part of the Tick Tock IPA trilogy. It’s a story of how a Clockwork Servant became sentient, a development that shook the moral fabric of British Society, Industry, The Church, and The Crown.

It’s a tale of perseverance and determination against the odds, the fight for freedom, and an alternative history of the Victorian era’s first internationally renowned Indian Pale Ale.

Clockwork Watch: Tick Tock IPA Trilogy

Creators / Publisher: Yomi Ayeni, Jennie Gyllblad, Corey Brothers / Clockwork Watch Films – New Dock Hall

Pages / Prices: 224 / £35

A Clockwork automaton falls into a brewery’s fermentation tank, and gains his sentience. Exactly the opposite of what would happen to a human being. He finds himself in a world sick to the core, searching for a miracle.

This is the collected edition of Clockwork Watch: Tick Tock IPA, a trilogy about how a Clockwork Servant became sentient, a development that shook the moral fabric of British Society, Industry, The Church, and The Crown.

Comatose 7

Creators / Publisher: Ryan Collinson – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 158 pages / TBC

Comatose 7, written and illustrated by Ryan Collinson, is a web comic about the adventures of Alex Cooper in the dream/game world of Comatose.  Alex falls into the world of Comatose where he is rescued from a blood thirsty monster by a mysterious warrior named Kevin.  Kevin helps Alex make his escape from the Comatose world, but they soon discover that there is more to this world than meets the eye.  Join Alex and Kevin in their adventures in Comatose!

Corporation Pop

Creators / Publisher: Rob Jackson / self-published – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 148 pages / £8

‘Corporation Pop’ will have its festival debut at Leeds Thoughtbubble.

It is 148 pages, black and white with colour covers and is halfway between A5 and A4 in size.

It follows Dan Smith as he starts a new job, only to find another Dan Smith, who looks just like him, is already there. It’s a complex, surreal conspiracy thriller of sorts. And it’s all about Dan Smith. Trouble is, there are lots of Dan Smiths, and Daniel Smiths, and Dannington Smiths, even the occasional Dani Smith. Or maybe there aren’t. It could be a vast conspiracy, a government project, a horrible delusional experience… and we’re never sure.

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Creators / Publisher: Jeremy Sorese / Nobrow – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price : 420pp / £18.99

After years of technological advancement, the relationship between humans and robots is changing. Reduced energy stores mean humans can no longer rely on the support of their robotic counterparts. In the midst of this turmoil, one woman faces her own breakdown at the hands of a manipulative friend.

This is the gorgeous debut of a talented young cartoonist.

Cy-Boar #7: The Abducted

Creators / Publisher: Lou Graziani – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 28 pages / TBC

A mutated cybernetic boar searches for his place in the world. Looking for peace, Cy-boar usually finds only danger, and skull splitting action!


When Cy-Boar is SEEMINGLY killed then abducted by flying saucers, his friends Squirrel & Kayla attempt to unravel the clues to his disappearance. Who is really behind this abduction?

This is the UK debut of Cy-Boar at any comic show!

Cy-Boar: Mind Games

Creators / Publisher: Lou Graziani – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 110 pages / TBC

A mutated cybernetic boar searches for his place in the world. Looking for peace, Cy-boar usually finds only danger, and skull splitting action!

Cy-boar is hunted to the ends of the Earth by shadowy forces; but who are they and what do they want with him? This book contains a complete story collecting Cy-Boar #7, 8, 9, & 10 in a combined volume!

This is the UK debut of Cy-Boar at any comic show!

Diner Devotional

Creators / Publisher: Lydia Wysocki  – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 12 pages, as one concertina’d linocut page / £10

The east coast of America has some darn fine diners. This book is a tribute to them, as a travelogue of my travels in 2014. Handprinted linocut pages, handprinted letterpress covers.

Double D Book 1

Creators / Publisher: Eddie Argos – Writer, Steven Horry – Art, David B Cooper – Colours, Colin Bell – Letters / Image Comics – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 152 pages, £7.99

After the official Worst Day Ever, overweight bully magnet Danny Carter discovers he can use his excess body mass to fuel superpowers. Obviously he’s going to be a superhero and fight crime, but when you’re 15 years old and you live in the suburbs it’s not *quite* as easy as expected…

Drugs and Wires

Creators / Publisher: Cryoclaire & Io Black – TB Marquee

Pages / Price 32pp with cover / £5

Drugs and Wires is a weekly cyberpunk webcomic launched in 2015. It follows Dan, a bitter, burned-out VR operator and serial addict trying to put his life back together after a near-death experience with the mysterious worm. First chapter is now available in print!

DTHRTL – Book 2

Creators / Publisher: Bob Turner / Castle Rock – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 24 pages / £5

DTHRTL (death rattle) book 2 of 3. A wordless multi coloured comic book about a lil’ adventurer searching for the DTHRTL. Will they find it or will DTH finally win at rock paper scissors?

Dungeons & Drawings – Book 2

Creators / Publisher: Blanca Martínez de Rituerto & Joe Sparrow (self-published) – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 94 pages / £8.00

“Whether they’re beasts, spirits, demons or even aliens, most fantasy worlds are filled with monsters. Some are harmless – many more are deadly. Luckily for the discerning adventurer, this book is here to help distinguish between the two.

Since 2010, the Dungeons & Drawings art blog has hosted illustrations of over 300 classic creatures from traditional folklore and modern tabletop RPGs using a variety of approaches and styles. This book collects some of the best, setting them out in an informative illustrated bestiary for beginners and enthusiasts alike!”

Eye Spy! Murder

Creators / Publisher: Faye Stacey – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 28 (32 including cover) / £4

Evelyn is an optician, whose day consists of eye tests, practice meetings and solving crime! When a well-respected, young politician dies suddenly of an allergic reaction, Evelyn can’t help but see that something is amiss. Too many people stand to benefit, whether it be rival candidates, energy companies, or even his own wife.

Through her combination of intelligence, curiosity, and ability to see the dots connect (and the added asset that her son’s partner is in the police), she attempts to solve the case, and hold the criminals accounted for in the eyes of the law.

The Fastidious Barnacle and the Inevitable Booty

Creators / Publisher: Mister Hope and Rachael Hope – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 32 Pages / £10

High seas, treasure hunts and…. crocodiles!? Join Captain Edgar and his best friend and First Mate, Smokey Big-Ears as they scour the seas for hidden booty.

50 Signal #02

Creators / Publisher: Written and Drawn by Nick Gonzo – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 24 Pages £3 Each

We follow on the extended meditation on solitude, as told from the perspective of a vat-grown astronaut. Raised by machines, our hero continues to delve deeper into the mystery he was plunged into, with possibly devastating consequences.

52 One Year In Time And Space

Creators / Publisher: Graeme Neil Reid – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 56 Full colour / £15

Blurb: One painting, every week, for a year. The portfolio book of artist Graeme Neil Reid featuring 52 watercolour paintings from the popular science fiction TV show Doctor Who. You can buy an original painting from the book or an original watercolour sketch mounted inside the book.


Creators / Publisher: Edward Ross / SelfMadeHero – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 200pp / £12 (Thought Bubble price – discounted from £14.99!)

In Filmish, cartoonist Edward Ross takes us on an exhilarating ride through the history of cinema, using comics to uncover the magic and mechanics behind our favourite movies. Exploring everything from censorship to set design, Ross spotlights the films and film-makers that embody this provocative and inventive medium, from the pioneers of early cinema to the innovators shaping the movies of today, from A Trip to the Moon to Inception and beyond. A witty and insightful reflection on the enduring power of the cinema, Filmish is a lucid and lively guide to the stars and stories that have shaped our lives for more than a century.

Flimsy’s Party Puzzle Book

Creators / Publisher: Rachael Smith – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 24 pages / £3.00 (comes with free pack of crayons)

Flimsy Kitten is throwing a party for all her animal friends. She is excited but has so much to do! Can you help her get ready? This is a puzzle book for children (although grown ups are welcome to enjoy it too!). Includes dot-to-dots, mazes, spot-the-difference, drawing, and more! /

The Four Reptiles of the Apocalypse

Creators / Publisher: Lando / Decadence University Press – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 52 pages, £5

A depiction of events outlined in the Sumerian Reptile tablets.

Freelancer – Chapter 2

Creators / Publisher: Martin Kirby, Self Published – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 44 / £4:50

Elena Daniels is rapidly finding out that the life of an interstellar freelancer is not all it’s cracked up to be. There’s no fame, no fortune and no respect. There’s also the small fact that her hands are stuck inside of a pair of unpredictable, potentially explosive, alien artifacts and every evil henchmen, mastermind and even her boss, Cass, seems to be out to take them from her, by any means possible.

Can Elena survive long enough to learn why these artifacts seem to have chosen her? Can she figure out what Cass’ problem is? Will she get paid for any of this?! Find out in the next thrilling installment of Freelancer

The Frogman Trilogy

Creators / Publisher: Mark Lewis & Matt Fitch / Dead Canary Comics – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 88 Pages / Price £6 (Special Thought Bubble price)

He’s green, he’s wet, he ain’t no pet… he’s FROGMAN.

Join the Amphibian Avenger as he kicks, punches and shags his way through three crazy adventures. Filled with action, romance, jokes, puns, nerd references and scenes of hardcore sex and violence, it’s everything a comic book fan could want and then some.

Funk Soul Samurai

Creators / Publisher: Written and Drawn by Nick Gonzo – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 24 Pages / £3 Each

Hero without a name. Narrative without words. The worlds of early-90s fashion, and post-apocalyptic action movies collide in this hyper-violent vignette.

FutureQuake #28

Creators / Publisher: FutureQuake Press – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 48 pages / £4.00

FutureQuake is back! The finest talents in the small press are here again to save you from boredom. Where else in the printed world can you get this much variety for such a small outlay? 48 pages for only £4.00 and a wraparound cover by artist Steven Austin.  It would be an insult to all of creation to ask for less!

Girls Like You

Publisher / Creators: Writer: Kerrie Smith, Featuring Artists: Ruth Redmond (cover), Brian Burke, Sarah Elliot, Amanda Spitzner, Rapha Lobosco, Hannah Deacon, Debbie Jenkinson, Chris O’Halloran, Julie Nick, John Quigley, Stef Reville, and May Ornelas – TB Marquee

Pages/Price: 108 / £15

“Girls Like You” is a collection of short stories by some of Ireland’s top rising talent. Each story focuses on a different aspect of women’s issues, ranging from parenthood to agency. Featuring stories that may seem familiar Girls Like You highlights the struggle of modern women who are victims of circumstance.


Publisher / Creators: Roulot & Martinage / Sloth Comics – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 96 pages / £9.99

Used for target practice by the King’s guard, as toys by trolls and toothpicks by dragons, these goblins will have to think of ever more ingenious plans to survive their dark destiny and the troubles that lay ahead… good luck with that!

Follow the adventures of a typical goblin village, including the goblin chief, engineer, mage, and the chosen one (a goblin with hair!) while they head straight onto their inevitable comedic demise as they try and try again to conquer the neighbouring castle, rob merchants and sometimes just survive…

Go Go Turbo Fighters

Creators / Publisher: Self Published by Drew Askew – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Publisher: 20 Pages / £2

Five ordinary teens are given unbelievable powers, the ability to transform into spandex and motorcycle helmet wearing heroes with giant mocha robots at their command! It’s just a shame none of them get on or are feeling particularly heroic.

Golden Campaign vol 3

Creators / Publisher: Crom – Cristian Ortiz

Pages / Price: 60 Pages / £6.00

The Golden Campaign saga continues with Volume 3 narrating the events of the Keylords Empire and Monty, a foreigner kid who wants to become a tattoo master. A cocktail of Mechs, Mercenaries, tattoos and carrot gin for everyone to enjoy.

The Golden Cannibal Girl

Creators / Publisher: Douglas Noble – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 28 pages / £3

The latest issue of Douglas Noble’s Strip For Me comic tells a new and complete seaside story, as five friends return to the holiday haunt of their childhoods. A brooding, brutal rumination on nostalgia, The Golden Cannibal Girl will stay with you long after you close the pages.

Granuaile – Queen of Storms

Creators / Publisher: Dave Hendrick, Luca Pizzari, Dee Cunniffe & Pete Marry / The O’Brien Press – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 64 / £10

Blurb : Ireland, the 16th century, a time of strife, invasion and adventure. From Ireland’s wild west coast a true leader emerges – Granuaile the pirate queen, mother, lover, seafarer and chieftain. A true story of bravery on the high seas, treachery in high society and of love, loss and leadership.

The Grime #1

Creators / Publisher: James McCulloch, Tom Ward, Chris Welsh, Dave Cook, Lizzie Boyle, Conor Boyle, Dan Charnley, Janine Van Moosel, Bekah Withers, Kevin Allen, Gary Robertson & Maxwell Hewat. / Self Published – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 34 page b&w / £4

The first issue of a new black & white horror anthology with an open submissions policy. The talent involved will range from people new to the scene, to seasoned veterans.Within that will be regular writers and artists working on bringing their most messed up ideas to you. A wide variation of the most horrendous horror known to mankind.

Horrere #01

Creators / Publisher: Written by Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook Art by Alisdair Wood, Neil Ford, Gareth Sleightholme, Al McLauchlan, Ian McQue, Published by Madius Comics/Little O Productions – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 40 Pages / TBC

Horrere is a new UK Horror Anthology from some of comics worst and weirdest, showcasing terrifying tales to make you tremble.

From bigfoot, to zombies, via elusive beasts and a demonic demon in a bell jar, Horrere set’s out to unsettle and un-nerve you, whilst also treating you to some of the UK’s most talented artists.

How To Sneeze In Japanese

Creators / Publisher: James Chapman – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 44 pages / TBD

Chomp. Slurp. Sniff. Ouch. Achoo. People can make a lot of interesting sounds, but they’re not the same in every language. With 27 sounds and 39 languages, you can finally learn how to cough in Danish, cheer in Russian, and maybe even how to snore in Korean

How We Grow Old

Creators / Publisher: Richard Amos – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 16 Pages (including cover) / £4

We are all growing older. This is a series of fictional stories about this fact, written over a year. Hopefully we can all relate to one of them. Book miraculously finished for Thought Bubble after a year of self doubt.

I Know Bigfoot

Creators / Publisher: Jess Bradley / Capstone/Raintree – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 32 pages / £5

Bigfoot is a big, creepy creature with sharp teeth and stinky fur. At least, that’s what most people think …But nobody’s actually ever met him — except Jess Bradley! A fun, colourful picture book that lets readers get to know the real Bigfoot!

I Love This Part

Creators / Publisher: Tillie Walden / Avery Hill Publishing – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 68 pages / £8.50

Two girls in a small town in the USA kill time together as they try to get through their days at school. They watch videos, share earbuds as they play each other songs and exchange their stories. In the process they form a deep connection and an unexpected relationship begins to develop.

The Indifference Engine 2: The Suicide Show

Creators / Publisher: Markosia Enterprises; Writer, Cy Dethan; Art, Russ Leach; Colours, Mike Summers; Letters, Nic Wilkinson – TB Marquee

A suburban slacker turned one-man genocide is blackmailed into slaughtering his way through a web of interconnected parallel realities, destroying every single alternate version of himself. Frustrated and desperate, everything changes when one of his targets unwittingly presents a possible way out. It’s his only chance of freedom, and all it will cost him is the future.

Insiders 4 – Takeover bid on the Kremlin

Creators / Publishes: Bartoll & Garreta / Cinebook – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 48 pages / £6.99

Najah Cruz is a young woman with a talent for action and a very dark past. Her mercenary work eventually brings her to the attention of a high-ranking American official who captures her and offers her a deal: either she spends the rest of her days in jail for various crimes, or she agrees to work for him on a mission codenamed Insiders.

Najah will have to infiltrate the ‘High Council’ – a ruling body for organised crime, a ‘super-syndicate’, that’s been corrupting the entire world in secret, spreading like rot. It is absolutely ruthless, and almost nothing is known about it – except that it’s already infiltrated the White House itself.

With only her skill and her wits, and very little in the way of backup, Najah is thrown into a world where mobsters don’t compete for a neighbourhood – they play for entire countries…

The Japanese Village

Creators / Publisher: Gwen Kortsen, Angela Wraight, Karen Rubins, Polina S. Bakh, Eric Wong – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 78 pages / £10

In 1885, a Mr. Tannaker Buhucrosan brought around a hundred Japanese people to London. Inside Humphrey’s Hall in Knightsbridge, he had a whole village built for them and, for a small fee, members of the public could visit and observe what life in Japan was like. The village was a huge commercial success, until it burned down in 1887.

This is not quite that story. Instead, Gentle Reader, you will find:

The forbidden love affair between a Japanese woman and an English lady.

The disgruntled Shinto priest forced to exorcise the ghost of his best friend.

The adventures of Yoshitoki, umbrella maker, compulsive liar and officially the world’s most embarrassing dad.


Creators / Publisher: Dan Martin – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 60 / £7

Meet Jeff, the superhero with board game themed superpowers. You’d better hope he doesn’t roll a 6 when it’s your face he’s about to smash.

Enjoy Jeff’s hilarious book debut as he embarks on a quest to find the so-called “Ultimate Board Game”; bringing havoc upon the world in the process.

Jupiter #2

Creators / Publisher: Self Published by Drew Askew – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 32 Pages b&w / £4

In the follow up to the critically well received Jupiter, our titular hero (an ex-lucha wrestler turned paranormal private eye in 1940’s LA) confronts a horde of mindless ghouls and DIES! That’s just the first 8 pages however and the high flying private eye needs to find a way out of limbo and back home if he’s ever to crack the case and find out who’s amassing an undead army in the sewers of Los Angeles.

Justice Guardians Issues 1-4

Creators / Publisher: Stephen Sharpe – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 32 Pages per issue, £5 Issues 1-3, £6 Issue 4

It’s been 12 years since Sovereign City’s Heroes fell, but a lifelong fan accidentally gets caught up in series of events, leading to their return.


Creators / Publisher: Charles Cutting / Sloth Comics – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 100 pages / £11.99

Three times Randolph Carter dreams of a magnificent sunset city, but his perfect dreams are not what they seem to be. As Carter sets out on a quest within a dream world to find his ideal city at all costs, he is drawn inexorably closer towards a terrible secret. Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s novella The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath.

Katzine issue #4

Creators / Publisher: Katriona Chapman – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 28 pages / £6.50

Katzine is an on-going comics collection that launched at the start of this year and comes out four times a year. It features personal stories (often relating to travel and day-to-day life) but also fiction and non-fiction.

Katriona will be debuting issue 4 at Thought Bubble – a single comic Special Issue that covers a trip that she took in the summer to Iceland, Canada and the US. Katzine has received rave reviews from Forbidden Planet International, Broken Frontier and Page 45.

Kenya 5 – Illusions

Creators / Publisher: Leo & Rodolphe / Cinebook – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 48 pages / £6.99

Lost expeditions, spies, dinosaurs, UFOs, the majestic wilds of Africa, and a British heroine who can kick hindquarters with the best of them. Penned by Rodolphe, illustrated and co-written by Leo (The Worlds of Aldebaran), Kenya has everything you could want from a sci-fi thriller.

After the extraordinary events of Lake Victo­ria, the Soviet agents let Kathy Austin and her companions go. On their way back to Momba­sa, the group stops to speak to Lord Balmer, who was taken in by the Maasai. The Lord has lost his mind, and tells them a wild story of extraterrestrials and apocalypse… But is the story so fantastic after all? Will Kathy manage to find an explanation to the mysteries of Kenya — and maybe tangible proof?

This is the final volume of Kenya – but the series will continue next year in Namibia!

Killing Moon #1

Creators / Publisher – PigDog Press – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 24 pages/£3.50

Back in 1985, a budding illustrator called Mark (PigDog) Roche wrote and illustrated a story for a Manchester based comic called ‘Totally Alien’. This story was called Killing Moon, who were a group of assassins lead by Moses Valentine.

Now, 30 years later, his younger brother and small press artist Neil ‘Bhuna’ Roche (Dr WTF, Vanguard Comic, Paragon Press, Zarjaz), the enigmatic UK writer, Chris Denton (Eagle nominated Walking Wounded, Massacre for Boys, Drokk, Judge Dredd Megazine) and Darren Stephens (2000 AD, Sonic the Comic, Red Dwarf, Zarjaz) have taken up the challenge to resurrect Moses Valentine and Killing Moon.

The Killing Moon Gallery features some of the UK’s most talented small press artists to give their take on the main characters in the story.

So sit back, make a brew and enjoy a good old sword and sorcery romp!

Killjoy #4

Creators / Publisher: Robert Brown – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 32 pages, £4

Killjoy #4 continues the cartoon memoir project ‘Catch a Fairy’ with a fresh collection of six short stories about the author’s preadolescence, regarding: a faked abscondment; a deathly nightmare; visiting the home of a stranger; the joy of leaving school; the fumbled rituals of Shrove Tuesday; and being a sporting blunderer.

The Kings Leap

Creators / Publisher: Written by Rob Jones and Gareth Sleightholme, Art by Gareth Sleightholme, Published by Madius Comics – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 28 pages / £3 Each

Come bear witness to heavy metal distilled into ink and paper. We follow King Gulbrand and his band of shield brothers as they face off against an ancient threat to prevent an evil force from taking over their land and people. A oneshot, The Kings Leap blends classical story telling with visuals so visceral, you’ll be able to smell the gore!


Creators / Publisher:: Leeann Hamilton (The Cool Bean) – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 16 pages, cost TBA

A collection of short stories about three tiny inquisitive kittens!


Creators / Publisher: Si Spencer and DIX / SelfMadeHero – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 120pp / £12 (Thought Bubble price – discounted from £14.99!)

Carlisle, one of three slackers high on wax and cavity wall insulation, finally has a reason to leave the house: new neighbours. But his offer to help Carol and her weeping mother move in incurs the wrath of their landlord, the grim, grinning Mr Stapeton, and his halfwit minion son. As Mr Stapleton’s malign influence begins to plague both houses, the residents are afflicted by milk binges, metamorphoses and indoor confectionary storms. Inspired by the unspoken wisdom of a giant porcelain cherub, Carlisle realises he must take the fight to his enemy – only then will he have a chance of saving his friends and neighbours.

The Lance Ashkelon – Pt 2

Creators / Publisher: Gareth Sleightholme / Iron Shod Ape comics

Pages / Price: 30+ / TBC

The last part of “The White Ship”, a Cthulhiad tale. We continue to follow the adventures Georgios of Lod, this time into North Africa to fight a dragon that has taken hold upon a city and its people. Swords, Sorcery, Gods & Tentacles… all the food groups really.

Left Part 5

Creators / Publisher: Steven Ingram – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 24 / £3

Part 5 of the planned 8 part series Left.  Left is a story about a girl who is trying a to stay away from a cult called The Community that she was a member of in the past.  The Community are intent on bringing her back in though and are on the hunt to track her down.

Listening Post – Part 1

Creators / Publisher: Stephen Goodall – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 36 pages / £4

The first part of this atmospheric horror tale follows youth gang ‘The NTT’; self appointed custodians of a remote Scottish island; across a haunted landscape in search of a better mobile phone reception, posing the questions: what is the listening post? and, who on earth are The Institute of Marine Research?

The Little Star Dragon

Creators / Publisher: Eleanor Hollindrake – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 20 pages / £4

In a solar system far far away from our own, a Star Dragon has just hatched. She can fly through space among the stars and visit many planets but she doesn’t know her name. Join her as she explores her new world and makes friends while searching for who she is.

A full colour comic book suitable for ages 5 and up.

Little Terrors! Desiccated Youth (Volume 1)

Creators / Publisher: Jon Scrivens, Patrick Cline & Brett Uren / Dead Universe Publishing – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 112 pages / RRP £12.99, with a show price of £10.

The world ends after a mystic spell is cast across the UK turning the population into monstrous beasts and unleashing magical madness across the world. A band of teenagers now transformed seem strangely linked to this apocalypse, but why?

Lucy the Octopus: Too Cool for the Likes of You

Creators / Publisher: Richy K. Chandler / Tempo Lush – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 24 full colour pages plus cover / £3.50

Includes Lucy the Octopus Strips 121-160 plus bonus material.

A comic about an unpopular teenage girl who happens to be an octopus.

In this fourth printed collection, Lucy plays her first Lamington Fuzz gig, gets a taste of fame (kind of) and tries to reinvent herself. Meanwhile social circles at Stoneydip High School are shifting …

Also includes special WASP (Webcomic Artist Swap Project) Lucy strip with art by Midori Harako (Chrysanthemum Alley).

“An endlessly inventive exploration of the possibilities of the newspaper strip form.”

Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

Lucky Luke 55 – Arizona

Creators / Publisher: Morris / Cinebook – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 48 pages / £6.99

Historically the third volume of Lucky Luke’s adventures, published in 1951, this title contains two stories (Arizona and Lucky Luke versus Cigarette Cesar) and a couple of one-page gags. While the visual style is nothing like the established appearance we’ve come to expect of the Lonesome Cowboy, the humour and the pacing are already there, prefiguring the genius of the latter years, when Goscinny would grace Morris’s creation with his boundless imagination. So sit back, take off your boots and your Stetson, and enjoy the show as Luke takes on a gang of highwaymen in Arizona, and a chain-smoking desperado in Mexico!

Madam Butterscotch Book 3

Creators / Publisher: Lisa Cummins – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 48+ pages / £5

Madam Buterscotch ~ is the (hitman!) alter ego of mother and tea shop owner, Tilda Llewellyn. SHOCK, HORROR!

Someone was at the scene and even worse, Madam Butterscotch and Madam Crumble must now infiltrate the Hospital to find the item! And just who is that mysterious new C.O.O.K Agent?

Maiden Voyage

Creators / Publisher: OddDino (Ben Brown) – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 67 Pages / Price £5

The crew of the luxury space ship Sovereign welcome their new captain aboard, a veteran soldier recently retired just a few years after the abrupt end of a long and brutal war against an alien race.

Mandy the Monster Hunter: The Mandy Book of Monsters

Creators / Publisher: Hellbound Media – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 66 pages / £8

Mandy hunts Monsters. Her name is whispered on the playground, a legend amongst the children of the world. Whatever creature troubles you, when the adults won’t listen, it is Mandy that can help you out. All you need to do is draw a picture of the beast, and it will reach her.

Straddling the line between childhood imagination, and threatening entities in the dark, Mandy the Monster Hunter encounters all manner of creatures, great and small. Have no doubt, she’s the thing that the things in the dark are afraid of…

The Marquis of Anaon 2 – The Black Virgin

Creators / Publisher: Vehlmann & Bonhomme / Cinebook – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 48 pages / £6.99

18th century France – the “Century of Lights”. While in the salons of Paris, reason and enlightenment begin to take sway, the rest of the nation is still very much prey to obscurantism and superstitions. Jean-Baptiste Poulain is a young idealist who travels the country to investigate bizarre crimes, always trying to find reasonable explanations to what others think is supernatural.

After his terrifying adventure on the Isle of Brac, Jean-Baptiste is back on the mainland, in the mountains of central France, drawn there by stories of gruesome, ritualistic murders in a small village. What he finds there is an unfortunate combination of superstitious populace, hostile authorities … and a group of gypsies who come there to pray at the chapel of the Black Virgin – and who make remarkably convenient culprits for anyone not convinced that the Devil himself is to blame…


Creators / Publisher: Alessandra Criseo / Self Published – New Dock Hall

Pages / Publisher: 60 pages / £15

A day by day description of the Artist’s holiday in Tokyo/Kyoto, describing the excitement for the little things seen from the eyes of a 1st timer.

It is filled with beautiful illustrations, ink sketches and collages of little details like tickets,stickers and polaroids, impressions and observations about the places she visited and the things she did, all delivered with her signature humour, eye for detail and love for life.

She worked hard to make the printed version of her sketchbook feel like you are holding the original diary in your hands.

Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman Vol.1

Creators / Publisher: Tom Ward, Luke Parker & Nic J Shaw / Self Published – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 116pgs / £10

Joseph Merrick: The Elephantman fights the occult, in a Victorian comic book tale of gin joints, black magic and carnival freaks.

Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman is a Victorian adventure/horror/cape gaslamp comic set in 1880s’ London. Based on a fictional version of the life of Joseph Merrick, it steps between historical facts and turn of the century folklore juxtaposed with the American superhero comic conventions of super powers, masks, secret identities and fantastic adventures.

Volume 1 collects issues #01-04 of the series together for the first time in paperback format and includes a covers gallery, pin-up gallery and other bonuses including an introduction from Joe Casey (Wildcats 3.0, Uncanny X-Men, The Intimates, Adventures of Superman).

Misc Anthology

Creator / Publisher: Martin Simpson (SIMO) / Self published – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 52 pages (inc cover) / £12

‘Misc Anthology’ is a 52 page collection of 7 short comic book stories that I’ve been creating, on and off, over the last few years. If you’re in the market for post-apocalyptic nomads, bizarre carnivals, Victorian era madness, gothic nightmares and dark comedy then look no further!

The Moving House: Book 3

Creators / Publisher: Petitecreme – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 40 pages / £8

In the deep dark woods lives a witch with her moving house. The children are told to stay away from the forest but in the hot summer, the cool shade and the smell of freshly cooked bread is so tempted…

If you want something Halloween themed, this spooky Grimm-styled story will give you a shiver!

Muggy Ebes – A Comic Diary Collection

Creators / Publisher: Lucie Ebrey – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 40 / £7.00

A collection of 40 comic diary strips charting the highs and lows of 2015.

Mulp: Sceptre of the Sun #2

Creators / Publisher: Matt Gibbs & Sara Dunkerton / Improper Books – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 32 pages / RRP £4.99

MULP is an anthropomorphic comic book, a Pulp adventure set in a world of mice.

Sceptre of the Sun follows the exploits of Jack Redpath and Vicky Jones as they attempt to unravel a mystery surrounding an ancient stone tablet unearthed during an archaeological excavation in Egypt. /


Creators / Publisher: Izzi Ward – New Dock Hall

Pages / Prices: 44 pages (inc full colour cover) / £7.50

Sometimes, it takes a lot to prove your worth…

Nino is the story of a young mage prodigy: a brilliant, bright girl invited to join the court of a wise queen – only to find that all the other mages are old, snooty, and either unhelpful or downright rude. But when disaster strikes, Nino is the only one who can save the day – even if the other mages are completely unwilling to be saved. With the help of a pint-sized but surprisingly helpful dragon, Nino sets out on a quest that will test her magical abilities to their limits and push her into peril unlike anything she’s ever known before.

Created by recent Falmouth University graduate Izzi Ward, Nino promises to be an engaging all ages fantasy adventure to be enjoyed by children and adults alike!


Creators / Publisher: Florrie Poucin – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 25 Pages / £4.50

It’s the story of a wolf, living in a dark forest.

The O Men Ashcan

Creators / Publisher: Martin Eden – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 12 / Free

After a six-year hiatus, The O Men comic series is returning! The O Men – an epic superhero soap opera – began in 1997 and was one of the most prominent UK small press comics of its time, earning itself an Eagle Award nomination. Recently, Martin has been collecting all of the previous O Men issues across four books.

The final 8 O Men issues will appear monthly on Comixology from February 2016 leading up to the print version of the final O Men collection in late 2016. The series will have spanned almost 20 years when it is completed!

O Men creator Martin will be appearing at the Thought Bubble convention with (a very limited supply of) a special black & white O Men Ashcan issue, which contains an all-new mini O Men issue!

This will serve as a special preview for the exciting final issues of the series.

The O Men

One Beat Zines Presents: Identity

Creators / Publisher: One Beat Zines (anthology book) – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 97 pages, full colour / £10

The new anthology by feminist zine collective One Beat Zines is themed around “Identity” and contains the work of over thirty female illustrators, comics artists, writers, and artists from around the world.

Profits will be evenly split between The Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity that supports young LGBT 16-25 year olds who are made homeless or living in a hostile environment, and The Feminist Library in London, who are a registered charity run by volunteers since 1975.


Written by Rob Jones, Mike Sambrook, Nick Gonzo, Art by Paul Moore, Rosie Packwood, Mike Smith, Brian Burke, Angela Sprecher, Dan Butcher / Published by Madius Comics – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: Book 1: 32 Pages, Book 2: 32 Pages £4 each

Papercuts and Inkstains is back! JAM PACKED with crazy, zany stories, Papercuts 3 packs in a world overrun with vampires, a bunch of wild west outlaws, kids visiting cabins in the wood, our first superhero,a rouge group of future hunters and the return of the Profits of Doom! So much awesome, we had to make TWO books to fit it all into! Come find out why we’re being called “THE force to be reckoned with in Indie Comics.”


Creators / Publisher: TEAM KETCHUP – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 30 pages / £1.50

Team Ketchup are back! The 30 strong kids comic collective from Skipton North Yorkshire are proud to present the 3rd volume of Pink Fluffy Ketchup Covered Flower Ponies, a comic of their own creation.

Each kid in the team gets a page to call their own, and in this issue things have taken a darker more blood thirsty turn. There are zombies, monsters, murder and mystery, sharks, terrifying toys and a small cat!

Funded by grants that the kids bid for themselves, and supported by volunteers and North Yorkshire Libraries all monies raised from sales go back into new comics projects for children and teens in the Yorkshire Dales.

Plans We Made

Creators / Publisher: Simon Moreton / Uncivilized Books – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 162 pages, £12

Plans We Made remembers teenage years spent in the suburbs of South East England in the late 1990s. A quiet story with only a handful of words, and simple, delicate pencil lines, Moreton is a master of the minimal cartooning wave originated by John Porcellino.

Simon Moreton is a cartoonist and zine-maker based in Bristol, UK. He’s known for his on-going series, SMOO, and as co-founder of the Bristol Comic & Zine Fair. Plans We Made is his debut graphic novel, published by Uncivilized Books, home to acclaimed cartoonists Sam Alden, Sophie Yanow and others.

Praise for Simon Moreton:

“Moreton is using the comics medium to its greatest extent, encouraging us to derive every possible ounce of meaning from the imagery he presents”  —Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International

“Quite simply… one of the most important and intelligent creative voices in current U.K. small press comics” — Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

Porcelain: Bone China

Creators / Publisher: Benjamin Read & Chris Wildgoose / Improper Books – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 128 pages / RRP £14.99

In this follow up to the acclaimed Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale, Child has grown into a Lady, becoming sole inheritor of Uncle’s secrets and wealth.

Bone China is the story of Lady, an alchymist, who must forge her own path through the complexities of love, politics, and war.

Professor Elemental: Apequest

Creators / Publisher: Christopher Mole (script), Bob Molesworth (pencils/inks), Ben Wilsonham (colours), Jim Campbell (letters)

Pages/Price: 24pp / £5

Brief blurb: Join Professor Elemental on a quest through time and space in the official comic adaptation of his new album, Apequest! Geoffrey, the Professor’s beloved orangutan butler, has gone missing and the Prof must find him and bring him home. With cosmic artwork by Bob Molesworth (Titan, Panini UK, Markosia), colours by Ben Wilsonham (Boom Studios) and letters by Jim Campbell (Dark Horse, Image), it’s a rip-roaring ride through Steampunk and out the other side!

The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel #6

Creators / Publisher: Edited by Owen Watts & Geoffery Crescent – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 50 pages / £6

The final issue of The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel is upon us before the anthology embarks on new themes next year! 13 tales of extraordinary self-contained time-bending madness from twenty three of the brightest talent in the small press including both legendary veterans of the scene and utterly new folk – as well as a cover from former 2000 AD design droid Pye Parr!


Creators / Publisher: Collaborative / Self Published – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 44 pages / £16

A Fan-Zine dedicated to Ranma 1/2, Collection of 42 tributes, each by a different artist and curated by MAIS2.

This Zine will debut in Thought Bubble this year before being available for purchase to the rest of the world.

Recovery Blogger

Creators / Publisher: Jeremy Boydell / SLIMGILTSOUL – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 28 pages / £5

“Personal and universal” ★★★★★ – Cate Wurtz


Creators / Publisher: Jess Milton / New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 16 / TBC

While her prince awaits her, a young woman on the way to her wedding is lost in the woods. As she stumbles through the trees, time ticking by, will she find her way, or, will something else find her?

A new comic by Jess Milton.


Creators / Publisher: Matt Fitch & C. S. Baker / Dead Canary Comics – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 55 Pages (colour) / Price £6

“Reddin is a clever mash-up of supernatural western, with an intriguing and genuinely creepy villain.” David Michelinie, Marvel comics writer, creator of Venom. Preorder now on Kickstarter.

Samurai Chef

Creators / Publisher: Mayamada (self published) – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 148 pages / £8

“Samurai Chef tells the story of a cooking show where dishes are judged by the Samurai Chef, with his samurai sword!

It begins as a simple competition, but takes a twist when the chefs add special ingredients to turn each dish into food monsters and judging into a real battle. What follows is an escalating contest between the Samurai Chef and each new dish, eventually bringing the attention of more threatening opponents in this action-comedy epic!”

The School of the Damned, Force Majeure vol 1

Creators / Publisher: John Farman – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 172 pgs / £13.99

1936, the tyrannical rise of the Third Reich has begun, a secluded school shrouded in mystery is all that stands between the   

ultimate evil and their mad plans of world domination. As chaos and death ensue, just who are the real monsters?

who will live? who will die? dare you enter… THE SCHOOL OF THE DAMNED

The Shadow Constabulary

Creators / Publisher: Warwick Fraser-Coombe – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 140 pages / £10

There is open warfare in suburbia as a masked lunatic tries to fix Broken Britain. Armed with only a cricket bat and a rusty machine gun, he battles cannibal politicians, megalomaniac hedge fund managers and the death squads of the Shadow Constabulary.

Will he save the day and his marriage before the medication finally runs out?

Full colour, luxurious painted urban horror.

Contains sex, violence, adult humour and cuss words. Mature readers only!

Shadow Sprinters

Creators / Publisher: Minyi – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 55 pages/ £10

In an alternative universe to our own, the ‘shadow particles’, an enigmatic form of energy, dominates the planet’s atmosphere.

Tangible and with an unprecedented amount of power, technology has successfully manipulated the particles, building from it not only a great civilisation, but a dangerous sport called ‘Shadow Sprint’.

Jian wakes from the nightmares that has started to grip his life – believing it to be a sign of an omen. He has little time to ponder over it as the new season of Shadow Sprint has begun, throwing his team into the heat of competition as the championships loom closer.

But something this time unbalances the scales – an old former friend of Jian’s team captain, Evan, emerges as the opposing team’s leader. Takada, a ruthless and powerful player, along with his notorious reputation of bending the rules, proves to be more problematic than Jian could anticipate.


Creators / Publisher: Lucien Hoare – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 38 Pages / £5

Meet the Shrooms. Cute little fun guys inspiring and doing fun things.

Silversong Issue 1

Creators / Publisher: By Sam Chapman

Pages / Price: 32pp / £3

Silversong is an high fantasy adventure comic following the tale of one girl with prophetic abilities as she blindly stumbles into a dangerous plot to tear down The Walled Kingdom.

Sleeping Dogs

Creators /Publisher: Written by Fraser Campbell, art by Lautaro Capristo, colour art by David B. Cooper, letters by Colin Bell, variant covers by Iain Laurie, Joe Mulvey and Nick Pitarra. Published by Cabal Comics – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 28 Pages / £4.00

Mal Gillis is an ageing former bad boy, struggling to make ends meet after turning his back on a life of violence and petty crime. He makes a living handing out flyers for a comic book store dressed as an off-brand superhero. He keeps his spirits up helping vulnerable people living in the high rise tower block that has been his home and patch all his life. He brings shopping to the elderly, makes sure the addicts are eating, babysits for people on shift-work. He is trying to be good.

But when Mal arrives home one night to find his son has been murdered by a nigh-untouchable local villain, he realises there is no hope of justice. Unless he gets it himself.

Something Wicked #11

Creators / Publisher: FutureQuake Press – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 48 pages / £4.00

Once again it is time to prepare yourself for the arrival of something Wicked! Issue 11 features a cover by Matt Sandbrook who offers you a warm welcome to this year’s issue. 48 pages for a mere £4.00

Starpunch Girl

Creators / Publisher: Story: S.D. Lockhart, Art: Patibut ‘Narm’ P.

Pages / Price: 86 / TBC

Starpunch Girl, a cosmic entity with the power of stars in her fists, creates a race of human beings to battle the Black Hole Bandits that enslaved her home world. The Black Hole Bandits are led by her nemesis since galactic grade school, Blackhole Boy.

Steam Hammer

Creators / Publisher: Fnic & Charles Cutting / Sloth Comics – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 124 pages / £9.99

1837 – The United States of America has invaded Great Britain. Slavery has been legalized and the British people have been subjugated. Scotland has developed a weapon of mass destruction, The Anvil, and now stands on the verge of using it in response to the threat at their doorstep.

In a desperate bid to stop the American menace without having to use The Anvil, Scotland sends a special operations squad on a mission to eliminate the leader of the invading force. The fate of millions of lives rests on the success or failure of their mission.

Sunshine State #1

Creators / Publisher: John Carvajal – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price:  14 pages full color / £5

The first issue of a new mini series focusing on the life’s of young 20 somethings in Florida, and the unglamorous things that happen in the Sunshine State.

Tempo Lush Tales of the Tanoox

Creators / Publisher: Conceived and edited by Richy K. Chandler, with Nas Bee, Matt Boyer, Chonto, Kim Clements, Francesca Dare, Emmeline Pui Ling Dobson, Anna Dowsland, James Hickman, Sally-Anne Hickman, Amber Hsu, Inko, Chie Kutsuwada, Jessica Martin, John Miers, David O’Connell, Chibi Shibby, Paul Shinn, Rachael Smith, Keara Stewart, Tammy Taylor, Lisa Woynarski & Angela Wraight. Foreword by Laydeez Do Comics creators, Sarah Lightman and Nicola Streeten. Published by Tempo Lush – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 88 Black & White pages + colour cover / £7

A comic book anthology on the theme of positive transformation.

What would make a real positive difference to you?  A host of contemporary comic creator talent look into what could change the life of an individual, a society or even the whole world for the better!

“What Chandler has achieved here is a comics collection whose very existence promotes and advances the ideals it stands for. This isn’t merely a comic about positive change as storytelling material; it’s one that encourages us to think about making a difference ourselves. It’s also a book that provides a showcase for some of the most exciting voices on the small press scene at the moment and mirrors this column’s own belief in championing worthy practitioners. Feelgood comics at their practical and constructive best, Tempo Lush Tales of the Tanoox is a commendable and vital anthology offering.”

Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

Thoughts From A Sad Ghost

Creators / Publisher: The Sad Ghost Club – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 24/£6

“Thoughts of a Sad Ghost” is our latest zine release. It’s 24 full colour pages of honest and unapologetic reflections from a sad ghost. It’s printed on 250gsm Laid Card Stock and is A5.

Filled with feelings and relateable stories, these meaningful, ghostie comics will help you feel less alone in this mentally straining world.

It’s written by Laura Cox and Lize Meddings and illustrated by Lize.

The comics are all from personal experiences and it’s been a long work in progress, but we’re so proud of the final result.

Torsobear Volume 2: All Stitched Up

Creators / Publisher: Toyburg Press/Dead Universe (Publisher), Brett Uren (Editor/Writer), Glenn Møane (Editor/Writer), Cy Dethan (Writer), Juan Romera (Artist) & many, many more

Pages / Price: 154 Pages / £12.99 (rrp)

Torsobear: All Stitched up is the second volume of a cartoon noir comic book about toy-on-toy crime in a fantastic city of playthings, created by Brett Uren with many fantastic contributing writers and artists.

Ruxby the Bear Detective has been sent to The Corner to think about what he did.

With it’s greatest cop boxed up in toy prison, the sweet city of Toyburg is overrun with playthings on the edge of madness – driven by a mysterious force, obsessed with the crimes of others.

Looking back on recent villainy, can Ruxby survive long enough in jail to figure out who framed him?

Can Hazbrow hold Toyburg Police together long enough to turn the tide? Return to Fluffy Noir in this Step beyond Imagination.

Tortured Life

Creators / Publisher: TPub (Publisher), Neil Gibson (Writer), Dan Watters (Writer), Caspar Wijngaard (Illustrator), Jan Wijngaard (Colorist) – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 164 Pages / £11.99

Richard is having a bad year. He’s lost his job, lost his girlfriend, put on weight… and developed the ability to see the deaths of everyone around him. Plagued by horrific premonitions, he decides to end it all, but there are old and powerful forces at work that have their own plans for his power. Pitched into a world of eldritch horror that lurks just beneath the surface of London’s civilized veneer, the only chance Richard has of finding peace is to unravel the mysteries of his own past. He’s having a really, really bad year.


Creators / Publisher: Colin Mayhew / Mild Peril Media – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 40 pages / £6.00

Travel is a science fiction comic partly inspired by real life stories of traveling, to some not so distant lands, and living with friends. It is a light humoured look at buying second hand space ships, the hum drum of space travel and rainy days on the beach.

Triskelion Issue #2: Beyond 2, Into 3

Creators / Publisher: Kathryn Briggs – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 28 pages / £4

It’s a basic story – A Hero, A Victim, A Villain.  But what happens when archetypes join forces to catapult their timeless narrative beyond the confines of beginning-middle-end and into a realm of consciousness that transcends the roles they were born to play?  Triskelion follows a goddess of Wisdom, a sea-witch with immeasurable power, and an innocent girl and her cat as they unite ancient story with a post-modern quest for persona.  Gnothi Seauton!  

Triskelion Issue #2: Beyond 2, Into 3 charts an uneasy alliance between Circe, Athena, and an innocent girl with her ginger cat.  As they step outside their centuries old narrative they run into familiar faces; some benevolent, some not so much.  Outside the rules of story, even archetypes aren’t exactly what they seem.



Creators / Publisher: Wobbly Rock

Pages / Price: 20 pages / £8

A split second in time, a matter of moments……. Imagine a flip book, depicting a disassembling of reality and slow it down to almost a halt. Trumpet is a book for lovers of detailed illustration and for those who lean towards the fantastical.


Creators / Publisher: Written by John-Paul Bove, Art by Conor Boyle – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 28 pages / £3

They dug too deep.

They couldn’t be told.

A group of archaeologists searching for signs of a lost civilization deep in a long extinct volcano discover that the answers may just lead to their undoing. Some things buried were buried for a reason. Some things once unearthed cannot be undone…

A tense and terrifying one-shot from writer and colourist John-Paul Bove (Teenage Mutant Turtles, Transformers, Judge Dredd) and artist Conor Boyle (Cross), featuring a cover painted by Ben Oliver (Marvel and DC comics).


Creators / Publisher: Emma Donnelly – TB Marquee

Pages / Price: 40 / £5

‘A personal, honest, behind-the-scenes view of life after a rough breakup. Starting life over again, bad dates that end in laughter, exploring emotion and realisations of who matters most in life.’

The Wastelands: Book 1

Creators / Publisher: Petitecreme – Royal Armouries Hall

Pages / Price: 144 pages / £10

A world left empty from its Gods as the mortals struggle to continue living with poisoned lands, corrupted guardians and abandoned temples.

A young girl Amy wakes up in a world unlike her own to be caught up in whirlwind of demons and conflict. Saved by the mysterious prince Kyror, they set off to find her a way home and answers if the gods have truly left this world.

A drama adventure with Mayan and Tibetan themes!

The Waterbringer

Creators / Publisher: MDPenman (self published) – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 88 pages / £8

The first instalment of the dark fantasy series Eimurian Tales sees a princess and her protector escaping a castle under siege.

Will the Waterbringer be able to uphold his huscarl duties against the might of a castle lost to madness?

Whispering Sands

Creators / Publisher: Written by Chris Sides, Illustrated by Freja Steele, Lettering & post-production by Chris Travell / Self-published by Redshift Press (Chris Sides & Chris Travell) – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 40 pages / £4

Northern Phuket, Thailand. Local fisherman Chen enjoys a rare ocean excursion with his estranged young son, Kai, off the coastline of a popular holiday resort. As Kai excitedly makes the first catch of the day, the shoreline suddenly recedes, leaving Chen’s boat stranded. Chen knows this is bad news – gathering Kai, he makes to run, but something in the sand catches his eye. Something he can’t ignore. Something with a message…

Zarjaz #25

Creators / Publisher: FutureQuake Press – New Dock Hall

Pages / Price: 48 pages / £3.00

Beneath the cover by Daniel Dwyer, the winner of the 2000 AD thought bubble competition in 2014, we bring you more thrills than you should be allowed to access in a single sitting. 48 pages for the amazing price of £3.00.