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his year’s festival is special for many reasons. In 2013 we celebrate our 7th and biggest ever Thought Bubble, reflecting a journey that began in 2007 and took place on one day in the basement of Leeds Town Hall, attracting an audience of just over 500 people. As attendance and interest has grown (10,000 people attended the festival in 2012), Thought Bubble’s status as a major international comic book and graphic novel festival has become cemented with a series of workshops, masterclasses, panel discussions, screenings and a line-up of special events taking place across Leeds for over a week each November. Our centrepiece event this year is the Thought Bubble comic book convention which will take place over two days on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November in three of Leeds’ largest exhibition halls - New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries Hall, and the specially opened Allied London Hall. We’ve put together a fantastic line-up of international artists and writers whose amazing work shows the true diversity of comic book and graphic novel storytelling. The convention will also be filled with hundreds of exhibitors from all over the UK, from self-published artists and writers to the best retailers in the country, and with two days you can browse and wander around the convention at your leisure.

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s a major celebration of comic books and graphic novels, Thought Bubble is the premier destination for stalwarts of the comic book community, as well as a place of discovery for young people and adults who haven’t read a comic book before. Ultimately, however, the success of Thought Bubble is down to you, our attendees, who have helped make each event very special and unique. Whether you’re a cosplay enthusiast or curious firsttime visitor, we look forward to welcoming you to our biggest and best festival to date. The 7th Thought Bubble Festival includes a number of special screenings presented by Leeds International Film Festival. This year the Film Festival will celebrate its 27th anniversary and offers a special selection of films that are sure to appeal to Thought Bubble audiences, from incredible anime screenings and documentaries to Fanomenon — a celebration of some of the most mind-blowing genre films on the planet. Check www.leedsfilm.com for full programme and ticket information.

Tickets for our Comic Con are £14 for a day pass, £22 for a weekend pass, Cosplayers £9 for a day pass, and Under 12s FREE. Go to www.thoughtbubblefestival.com • Look for the timetable at the centre of this brochure to help you plan your festival activities. • The brilliant Phoenix Comics Editor in Chief, Tabatha Inkspot, will show you which events are suitable for very young people. • If you see a volunteer in a red Thought Bubble t-shirt they are there to help you. • Also, if you feel inclined, let them know how great they are for lending their time freely to help you find what you’re after. Enjoy the show!

A big, Big thank you to Arts Council England, Travelling Man, Leeds Central Library, Comicraft, Allied London, Image Comics, Diamond Comics & our many volunteers & sponsors for making this year's event possible. The 2013 Thought Bubble Festival Cover Image is by the wonderful Alice Duke.


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ince 2008, Thought Bubble has benefited greatly from Arts Council funding. It has helped us bring the sequential arts universe to wider audiences. In the past, funding has specifically supported new projects such as the Northern Sequential Arts Competition and our annual Artist Residencies, as well as workshops, masterclasses and special guest appearances. This year, with new support from the Arts Council, we present two new projects for audiences to experience and enjoy:

THIRD LINE EXHIBITION AND LIVE PAINTING Best Joined Up is a gathering together of British creators. Since 2005 they have toured the globe with their live illustration and painting events, creating new audiences, unique platforms and building fresh networks for Illustration, Street/Graffiti Art, Design, Animation and Sound. Best Joined Up will be returning to Thought Bubble 2013 with a crack team of Graffiti and Street Artists, Illustrators and Doodlers.You may remember them creating the bespoke three metre high page for 2000 AD in 2011, or their live film poster making with Mondo Posters in 2012. This year, Best Joined Up will create a series of huge-scale sequential arts pieces which will be created on site and then exhibited in our new Allied London hall - the project will be completed with live illustration over the comic con weekend. Please visit bestjoinedup.com for more information on their upcoming projects.

Bub’s Lounge Graphic novel overload? Superhero fatigue? With Thought Bubble getting bigger every year, we’ve created Bub’s Lounge - a quiet, calm area to escape the crowds and take some time away from the bustling convention halls. Bub’s Lounge is a space where you can do absolutely nothing if you want to - just kick back in a comfy chair and soak up the atmosphere - or if you want to do something there’ll be areas where you can get involved, maybe pick up some pens and do some drawing yourself, or watch one of our special guests get creative. Bub’s Lounge will be cucumber-like in its coolness. Stop by and relax a while...

Both events will be open 23 - 24 November in the Allied London Hall, New Dock All Ages • Free admission with convention badge • Exhibitions are free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present. For tickets go to thoughtbubblefestival.com


want to win some super cool thought BubBle goodies? We want to know what you think about Thought Bubble! Fill in and tear out this section, leave it at the front desk of New Dock Hall at our comic con, and we’ll enter you into a prize draw to win some awesome stuff. Name........................................................................ Email.........................................................................

thought bubble CoMiC Con eXCluSiveS Mondo Limited Edition Prints Exclusive to Thought Bubble Attendees Limited run of new prints available while stocks last Mondo - champions of innovative movie poster design are returning to Thought Bubble! Following their incredibly popular retrospective exhibition at 2012's festival, they'll be bringing some exclusive new prints to the show, which will go on sale at their booth at random times during the convention weekend. To find out as soon as this happens, please follow @mondonews on Twitter, and be sure to keep an eye on their updates over the course of the convention weekend!  Utilising the talents of world-class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen-printed posters based on all things film, television and comic properties including Star Wars, The Avengers, DC Comics, Back to the Future, and Universal Monsters. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space hosting regular exhibitions featuring breathtaking original  artwork and limited edition screen prints.

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Pretty Deadly Thought Bubble Variant By Image Comics This limited edition cover for Kelly Sue DeConnick, Emma Rios and Jordie Bellaire’s Pretty Deadly will be available at the Images Comics area while stocks last. All three creators will be together at the Image stand to sign copies throughout the show.

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Nowhere Men Graphic Novel Exclusive Thought Bubble Variant Edition Available at the Image Comics area while stocks last. Writer Eric Stephenson will be at the Image Comics stand from 10:00 - 11:30 on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 to sign copies of Nowhere Men.

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Illustrated Mind Exclusive T-Shirt We are very pleased to have worked with the awesome Illustrated Mind this year for our exclusive Thought Bubble tee, drawn by Nick Edwards.. Look out for all our volunteers who’ll be modelling the red version for you.  If you’d like to have one for yourself they will be on sale for £15 at our front desk or at the Illustrated Mind stand at table 159 in New Dock Hall.

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Thought Bubble Exclusive Book Launches! Explore a world of creative new books. Scan this picture with your smart phone for info on books launching at this year's Thought Bubble Comic Con.

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Thought Bubble mid-convention party! If you missed out on a party ticket this year then you may still be able to get one. Any unwanted tickets will be left at the convention front desk from 4pm on Sat 23. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. This years midconvention party will be held at a secret location in Leeds City Centre from 7.30pm til very late on Saturday 23. All venue information will be on your party ticket.  

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thiS Year'S gueStS and profeSSionalS 2013 highlighted guests BECKY CLOONAN is an Eisner Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator who started self-publishing mini-comics in 1999. Since then she has gone on to work with Vertigo, DC, Dark Horse, Harper Collins and Marvel, with editions of her work published in several countries around the world. She still tries to self-publish a new mini-comic every year, and 2013 will see the publication of her latest - DEMETER. BRANDON GRAHAM

was born in December of 1976, the grandson of pin-up artist Bill Randall. He lives in Vancouver BC, with his partner Marian Churchland (author of Image comic Beast), where he spends his days creating comics. He divides his time between his own series MULTIPLE WARHEADS, and writing and occasionally drawing for the Image series PROPHET.

FÁBIO MOON AND GABRIEL BÁ are Eisner AwardTwins

winning comic book creators from Brazil. They are perhaps best known for their work on THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, CASANOVA, and DAYTRIPPER, all projects on which they have worked in some capacity together. Their artwork has also appeared in 10 PAEZINHOS, BPRD: 1947, PIXU, De:TALES, and many other comics.

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DARROW is an American comic book artist and writer, perhaps best known for his work on HARD BOILED, THE BIG GUY & RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT, which was adapted into an animated television series of the same name, and his current comics project SHAOLIN COWBOY.

HOPE LARSON

is the New York Times bestselling author of five graphic novels, most recently a graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Her short comics have been featured on the Op-Ed page of the New York Times and in several anthologies, notably the FLIGHT series and Image Comics’ Tori Amos-inspired COMIC BOOK TATTOO.

JEFFREY BROWN

splashed onto the comics scene with the self-published relationship memoir CLUMSY, which earned praise from cartoonists and readers alike. Many acclaimed graphic novels followed, establishing Brown as both a hyper-sensitive chronicler of bittersweet romance (ANY EASY INTIMACY) and a deadpan master of absurdist humour (INCREDIBLE CHANGE-BOTS).

KELLY SUE DECONNICK

currently writes CAPTAIN MARVEL and AVENGERS ASSEMBLE for Marvel Comics, GHOST for Dark Horse Comics and PRETTY DEADLY for Image. Previous credits include SUPERGIRL, AVENGING SPIDER-MAN, OSBORN: EVIL INCARCERATED, CASTLE: DEADLY STORM, CASTLE: STORM SEASON and more.

MATT FRACTION is an Eisner Award-winning American comic book writer, known for his work as the writer of THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST, UNCANNY X-MEN, HAWKEYE, FANTASTIC FOUR, and FF for Marvel Comics and CASANOVA for Marvel’s Icon imprint, as well as HAWKEYE with artist David Aja. Thought Bubble marks his and Aja’s first ever appearance at a show together. MEREDITH GRAN is a cartoonist and animator whose work

includes the Eisner-nominated MARCELINE AND THE SCREAM QUEENS miniseries, and the ongoing webcomic OCTOPUS PIE. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts.

R A F A E L ALBUQUERQUE is

the critically acclaimed Eisner and Harvey Awardwinning co-creator of CRIMELAND (Image Comics, 2007), MONDO URBANO (Oni Press, 2010) and the NY Times Bestseller, AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC Comics/ Vertigo, 2010) written by Scott Snyder and Stephen King. Making comics since 2003, Rafael has worked with all major publishers in the business.

RAMÓN PÉREZ was born in a small suburban town of southern Ontario, Canada. An established cartoonist and illustrator for well over a decade, Ramón’s catalogue of work is as diverse as the styles he employs. Recent highlights include TALE OF SAND, CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE FIRST THIRTEEN, WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN, and JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS. SEAN GORDON MURPHY’S

first creator-owned book OFF ROAD was released by Oni in 2005 and won an American Library Association award. His DC published work is what he’s most known for currently – HELLBLAZER: CITY OF ANGELS, JOE THE BARBARIAN and AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. His latest book for DC/Vertigo PUNK ROCK JESUS - is in stores now.


thiS Year'S gueStS and profeSSionalS Adi Granov Al Ewing Ales Kot Andrew Wildman Andy Belanger Andy Diggle Annie Wu Antony Johnston Mychailo Kazybrid Bambos Georgiou Becky Cloonan

Boo Cook Brandon Graham Cameron Stewart CB Cebulski Christian Ward D’Israeli Darryl Cunningham Dave Taylor David Aja David Hine Declan Shalvey Dijana Granov

Doug Braithwaite Drew Millward Duncan Fegredo Emma Beeby Emma Rios Eric Stephenson Ethan Nicolle Fábio Moon

Joe Quinones John Allison Jon Davis-Hunt John Higgins

Fiona Staples Fiona Stephenson Frank Barbiere Frazer Irving Frederick Peeters Gabriel Bá Gary Erskine Gary Northfield

Geof Darrow Glyn Dillon Gordon Rennie Henry Flint Hope Larson Ian Edginton Ian McQue Ilya Isabel Greenberg INJ Culbard Jamie Mckelvie Jamie Littler Javier Rodriguez Jeffrey Brown

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John McCrea John-Paul Bove John Reppion Jordie Bellaire Julian Sedgwick Kate Beaton Kate Brown Kelly Sue Deconnick Kevin Tong Kieron Gillen Kristian Donaldson Laura Anderson Laurence Campbell Lee Garbett Leah Moore Marcus Sedgwick Mariah Huehner Maris Wicks Marc Laming Mark Buckingham Mark Stafford Matt Baxter Matt Ferguson Matt Fraction Matt Wilson Meredith Gran Mike Dowling Mike Mitchell

Ming Doyle MontyNero

Nathan Fox Neill Cameron Nicholas Gurewitch Nick Spencer Olly Moss Oscar Zarate Paul Cornell Paul Duffield Peter Doherty Peter Milligan Rafael Albuquerque

Ramon Perez Richard Starkings Rob Davis Rob Williams Robbie Morrison Robert Deas Robin Furth Rufus Dayglo Sarah McIntyre Sean Gordon Murphy

Sean Phillips Si Spurrier Simon Davis Simon Furman Stephen Mooney Steve Wacker Tom Siddell Will Dennis Yishan Li Zak Simmonds-Hurn


SundaY 17th noveMber to fridaY 22nd noveMber - feStival eventS festival duration events 01 / Core Mix Exhibition 1-30 Nov, Cuvée Wine Bar, Granary Wharf, Leeds, opening times vary, suitable for all ages, FREE Gramschi - half-Viking / half-nerd finally begins his realisation of a decade-long project - meaning he actually started painting. As for the works themselves; recognition will doubtless occur, but may not be instant. Bastions of escapism; solace; thrill and sheer fun. The simple and bold extrapolated to cosmic complexity. Or just pretty colours and shapes. It doesn’t matter.

Japanese release. Patema has lived her whole life underground, following a catastrophic attempt to harness alternative power sources, when her community were driven to settle in a dark, cramped network of tunnels. She roams them by torchlight, dreaming of adventures on the surface. But she gets more adventure than she expects when she sneaks into a forbidden area that takes her above ground, and Patema’s world is turned upsidedown, literally.

Pop by Leeds Central Library to view all the wonderful entries from the Thought Bubble Comic Art Competition! Winners of the competition will be announced at the Thought Bubble comic convention on Sunday 24th November at 10.10am in the Bury Theatre, and will have their work featured in 2014’s Thought Bubble Anthology! Please visit thoughtbubblefestival.com for full details of this year’s Comic Art Competition.

1500 Steins;Gate the Movie: Loading Area of Déjà vu (90 min ) The time travelling Steins;Gate phenomenon has spawned a manga and anime tv series, and now the first hit movie, receiving its English Premiere in Leeds. Kurisu is reunited with her boyfriend Okabe in Tokyo after a year in America, but their time together is cut short when Okabe begins to have images of other timelines, and disappears when he finds the ultimate Steins;Gate. Kurisu must decide whether to follow Okabe’s words to not go back in time to get him back, or to try to find him and risk disaster for the world.

sunday 17 novemBer 03 / Screening / Fanomenon Anime Day 2013 Sun 17 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Hall, from 1100, film ratings vary, £25/£20/FREE with LIFF27 Pass The hugely popular Fanomenon Anime Day returns to Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) this year on Sunday 17th November on the first of day the Thought Bubble Festival 2013. Starting at 11am in the superb setting of the Victoria Hall at Leeds Town Hall, the Anime Day will present 10 hours of fantastic new animated entertainment, including: 1100 Garden of Words + HAL (100 min) A special mini double bill of brand new anime, both films English Premieres. From Makoto Shinkai, the acclaimed director of Journey to Agartha, Garden of Words is a love story about a high school art student who skips school one day in favour of sketching in a rainy garden, only to meet a woman who will change his life forever. In HAL, the debut of exciting new anime talent Ryoutarou Makihara, android Q01 is dispatched to help a woman cope with the loss of her lover who the robot has been remodelled to resemble. 1300 Patema Inverted (99 min) The English Premiere of the new anime feature from Yasuhiro Yoshiura, the director of Time of Eve, screening in Leeds just after its

For more information on Fanomenon, please visit leedsfilm.com 04 / Screening / Antboy Sun 17 Nov, Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, Leeds, 1130 (77 min), PG, £8/£6

This exhibition runs for the whole of November, and includes talks on the works on Sunday 3rd and Sunday 17th November at 1400. For opening times and location details, please visit cuveeleds.com 02 / Thought Bubble Comic Art Competition Exhibition 1-30 Nov, Leeds Central Library, opening times vary, suitable for all ages, FREE

War III. Kaneda and Tetsuo, two high school drop-outs, are members of a joy-riding motorcycle gang. They stumble upon a secret government project to develop telekinetic humans, apparently for use as weapons. Tetsuo learns of the existence of his ‘peer’ Akira, the project’s most powerful subject, and sets out to challenge him.

1700 Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo (96 min) The latest eagerly-awaited feature film in Hideaki Anno’s Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy. Fourteen years after the third impact, Shinji awakens to a world he does not recognize and his body has not aged a single day. Earth lies in ruins and those he once fought valiantly to protect have cruelly turned against him. Nerv is nothing but a distant memory. Trapped in a harrowing cycle of death and rebirth, Shinji continues to courageously battle the angels - even as the world spirals down towards what could be a tragic end. 1930 Akira (124 min) A special 25th anniversary presentation in the unique setting of Leeds Town Hall for one of the greatest anime feature films ever made, screening in a new digital print. Neo-Tokyo, 2019, and the city is being rebuilt after World

A delightful spoof-adventure based on the popular Danish children’s books by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, Antboy has enough action, comedy, and charm to entertain superhero fans of all ages. A shy twelve-year-old becomes a superhero after being bitten by a very special ant and develops unimaginable superpowers. With help from his friend, comic book nerd Wilhelm, Pelle creates a secret identity as the superhero Antboy, and becomes a local crimefighter. When a supervillain, The Flea, enters the scene, Antboy must step up to the challenge. 05 / Screening / Walerian Borowczyk: Animated Shorts Sun 17 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1400 (100 min), 12a, £8/£6 Polish filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk is one of the most influential animators of the twentieth century inspiring filmmakers like Jan Svankmajer, David Lynch and Terry Gilliam. Here we present a selection of nine of his greatest short films including Grandma’s Encyclopaedia, which animates cut outs from Victorian encyclopedias. Renaissance features a scene of wrecked, handmade objects gradually reconstructing themselves into a still life composition before exploding once more. The Game of the Angels evokes de Chirico and Magritte to describe the concentration universe of death camps and the Gulag. 06 / Barbara ‘Basha’ Baranowska: Film Poster Design Talk Sun 17 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Albert Room, 1430, all ages, FREE Barbara ‘Basha’ Baranowska, best known for her poster for Possession, is the unsung hero of Polish poster art. Basha donned a variety of graphic personae – from the sometimes brutal cut-outs of her early Polish book jackets to voluptuous, almost psychedelic surrealism of her French film posters, and the works she produced are unforgettable. Here, the curator of an exhibition of her works running for the duration of the festival (see leedsfilm. com for more details), Daniel Bird, will give a free talk on Basha, her life, and her creations. 07 / Screening / Obscure Pleasures: Walerian Borowczyk Sun 17 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1600 (75 min), 12a, £8/£6 A brand new documentary on the Polish painter, sculptor and filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk. In hospital in 2001, Borowczyk made a list of the objects from all his films which he used to bring order to the chaos, symbolically putting his own life in order. Using the list as a starting point, Obscure Pleasures offers


a portrait of Borowczyk that encompasses all facets of his artistic personality, including his post-impressionist paintings, socialist realist drawings, film posters, groundbreaking animations, revolutionary short films not to mention the taboo busting films from the 1970s onwards.

monday 18 novemBer 08 / Screening / After School Midnighters Mon 18 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1400 (95 min), PG, £8/£6 Providing more fun in 95 minutes than a year’s worth of average Hollywood family film releases, this brilliantly inventive and hilarious Japanese animated joy is bursting with enough pleasures to delight all ages – the gangster rabbits alone deserve their own movie. Mako, Miko, and Mutsuko are three mischievous girls exploring the mysterious St. Claire Elementary at night. They stumble upon a disused lab tamely haunted by the hapless duo of science models Kunstrijk and Goth. Their zany encounter unleashes the school’s bizarre secrets at the indescribable midnight party. 09 / Cartoon Workshop with Matt Dyson Mon 18 Nov, Keighley Library, 13151415, selected schools, 6-10 year olds, FREE Amazing Cats & Super Dogs! Join Comic Artist Matt Dyson (creator of “Moo & Keo” and the “Today Let’s...” series) as he guides the group through the process of creating and drawing a new superhero team based around our favourite furry friends! 10 / Workshop / Drink Squash and Draw Mon 18 Nov, Leeds Central Library Exhibition Space, 1700-1900, young people and families, FREE Join Comic Artist Matt Dyson (creator of “Moo & Keo” and the “Today Let’s...” series) for a fun and informal drop-in session, where we want to see you come up with the wildest creations you can imagine! All materials will be provided, and assistance will be on hand for anyone who wants to hone their skills. 11 / Screening / The Dark Knight Returns Mon 18 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1800 (156 min), 15, £8/£6 Jay Oliva’s widely acclaimed and faithful animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s hugely influential graphic novel was released originally in two parts on video. Now you can see both parts as one full-length feature film in an exclusive cinema presentation as part of Fanomenon 2013. It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark

Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Don’t miss the brand new documentary about Frank Miller’s masterpiece, also showing as part of this year’s festival.

16 / Cartoon Workshop with Matt Dyson Tues 19 Nov, Leeds Central Library Exhibition Space, 1700-1900, selected schools, 6-10 year olds, FREE

12 / Screening / World Animation Award 2013 Part 1 Mon 18 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Hall, 1800 (100 min), 12a, £6/£5

Amazing Cats & Super Dogs! Join Comic Artist Matt Dyson (creator of “Moo & Keo” and the “Today Let’s...” series) as he guides the group through the process of creating and drawing a new superhero team based around our favourite furry friends!

Every year the World Animation Competition invites the best new animated films to Leeds and this year’s competition is definitely one you won’t want to miss. The most vivid and brilliant visions, the wildest imaginary worlds, true stories of amazing journeys, folklore, space, humour and just plain weird ideas… it is an experience that always delights and provokes in equal measure.

17 / Workshop / Voodoo Crochet Tues 19 Nov, Leeds Library Art Reading Room, 1730-1930, families and young people, FREE Join Sarah from Wessenden Woollies, designer extraordinaire, and learn to crochet and create your very own cute voodoo doll in only 2 hours! Each participant can take home and keep their creations. All materials provided. All are welcome, but the crochet session is recommended for 16+ individuals, however families are very welcome as there will be colouringin sessions running at the same time to keep young children occupied. Please e-mail martha@thoughtbubblefestival. com to book a place on this workshop.

13 / Screening / Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury Mon 18 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Hall, 2030 (98 min), 12a, £8/£6 A breathtaking adult animated epic from Brazil that won the top award at the world’s leading animation festival in Annecy. Set during radical episodes of Brazil’s history, from the Portuguese colonisation in 1500 through to slavery and dictatorship, and in a sci-fi imagining of a future Rio in 2096 where water is scarce, the film is about the love between an immortal warrior and Janaína, the woman he has been in love with for 600 years. 14 / Screening / Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns Mon 18 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 2100 (79 min), 15, £8/£6 Malcolm McDowell narrates one of the best documentaries ever made about the art of graphic novels. Masterpiece is a detailed and fascinating account of the history and production of the hugely influential Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Frank Miller himself appears in the documentary along with many of the team involved in the creation of the classic work that ushered in the modern take of the dark and brooding protector of Gotham. The acclaimed animated version of the graphic novel is also showing in full at this year’s festival.

tuesday 19 novemBer 15 / Cartoon Workshop with Matt Dyson Tues 19 Nov, Eccleshill Library, 13151415, selected schools, 6-10 year olds, FREE Amazing Cats & Super Dogs! Join Comic Artist Matt Dyson (creator of “Moo & Keo” and the “Today Let’s...” series) as he guides the group through the process of creating and drawing a new superhero team based around our favourite furry friends!

18 / Screening / We Are The Best! Tues 19 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1800 (102 min), 15, £8/£6 Provocative Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson (Show Me Love, Together) returns with this raucous and ebullient tale of three preteen outcasts who form an all-girl punk band. Based on a graphic novel by Moodysson’s wife Coco and set in early 1980s Stockholm, We are the Best! is a paean to DIY culture and the need for revolt. Neglected or taken for granted at home and school, the three girls react by making themselves unignorable, and when they’re mocked for looking different, they demand centre stage. 19 / Screening / World Animation Award 2013 Part 2 Tues 19 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Hall, 1830 (100 min), 12a, £6/£5 Every year the World Animation Competition invites the best new animated films to Leeds and this year’s competition is definitely one you won’t want to miss. The most vivid and brilliant visions, the wildest imaginary worlds, true stories of amazing journeys, folklore, space, humour and just plain weird ideas… it is an experience that always delights and provokes in equal measure. 20 / Screening / Resurrection of a Bastard Tues 19 Nov, Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, Leeds, 2030 (89 min), 18, £8/£6 Based on a graphic novel written by the director, Resurrection of a Bastard tells the story of Ronnie, a Dutch gangster who has had a change of heart following an incident that he is recovering from. Once a vicious and heartless thug (whose violent actions are shown in flashbacks, including the most creative, nasty use of a vacuum cleaner ever seen) the new Ronnie is thoughtful, considerate and, apparently, slightly psychic. He is destined to cross paths with Eduardo, an asylum seeker who is struggling to fit in with the Dutch way of life and whose fates are mysteriously intertwined.


21 / Screening / Santa Sangre Tues 19 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 2030 (123 min), 18, £8/£6

25 / Workshop / Vampire Knitting Weds 20 Nov, Leeds Library Art Reading Room, 1730-1930, families and young people, FREE

Ageing enfant terrible and master cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky returned to the fray after a decade long hiatus to present his incendiary, hallucinatory parable Santa Sangre, every bit as madcap and compelling as his early hits El Topo and Holy Mountain. Santa Sangre is a temple torn down by bulldozers over the protestations of its leader Concha, the wife of an unfaithful circus performer and the mother of Fenix (Jodorowsky’s son Axel). The Church is built on a gruesome crime scene, the first of many trials for the young Fenix which lead to his incarceration in a mental asylum.

Join Sarah from Wessenden Woollies, designer extraordinaire, and learn to knit and create your very own cute vampire bat in only 2 hours!

22 / Screening / World Animation Award 2013 Part 3 Tues 19 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Hall, 2030 (100 min), 12a, £6/£5

26 / Screening / Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns Weds 20 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1800 (79 min), 15, £8/£6

Every year the World Animation Competition invites the best new animated films to Leeds and this year’s competition is definitely one you won’t want to miss. The most vivid and brilliant visions, the wildest imaginary worlds, true stories of amazing journeys, folklore, space, humour and just plain weird ideas… it is an experience that always delights and provokes in equal measure.

Malcolm McDowell narrates one of the best documentaries ever made about the art of graphic novels. Masterpiece is a detailed and fascinating account of the history and production of the hugely influential Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Frank Miller himself appears in the documentary along with many of the team involved in the creation of the classic work that ushered in the modern take of the dark and brooding protector of Gotham. The acclaimed animated version of the graphic novel is also showing in full at this year’s festival.

wednesday 20 novemBer 23 / Screening / HK: Forbidden Hero Weds 20 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1600 (90 min), 18, £8/£6 A new hero has arisen in Japan, wearing fishnet stockings, a mankini, and a mask of knickers, who slays the bad guys with a mindblowing variety of wild, deviant martial arts moves, and invincible crotch attack techniques. When conventional justice fails, make way for Hentai Kamen, the masked pervert. Based on a wildly popular Shonen Jump manga series and originally planned to be a direct-to-DVD release in Japan, this hilarious crowd pleaser became a surprise hit in cinemas in Japan and won the audience award at the New York Asian Film Festival.

Each participant can take home and keep their creations. All materials provided. All are welcome, but the knitting session is recommended for 16+ individuals, however families are very welcome as there will be colouringin sessions running at the same time to keep young children occupied. Please e-mail martha@thoughtbubblefestival. com to book a place on this workshop.

27 / Screening / The Dark Knight Returns Weds 20 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 2000 (156 min), 15, £8/£6 Jay Oliva’s widely acclaimed and faithful animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s hugely influential graphic novel was released originally in two parts on video. Now you can see both parts as one full-length feature film in an exclusive cinema presentation as part of Fanomenon 2013. It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Don’t miss the brand new documentary about Frank Miller’s masterpiece, also showing as part of this year’s festival.

thursday 21 novemBer 28 / Comics Forum Academic Conference Day 1 Thurs 21 Nov, Leeds Library Portal and Exhibition Space, 0900-1645, All ages, please see below for ticket prices and how to book

24 / Travelling Man, Newcastle Thought Bubble Signing Tour Weds 20 Nov, Travelling Man, 43 Grainger St, Newcastle, NE1 5JE, 1630-1830, all ages, FREE Thought Bubble, along with Travelling Man the UK’s friendliest comic stores - are very pleased to be able to bring a number of guests appearing at this year’s festival to a city near you! Guests at this signing include: Kelly Sue Deconnick, Matt Fraction, and Richard Starkings. Please visit travellingman.com for more details.

Comics Forum hits the small press and underground scenes this year, with two days of talks by experts from around the world! Whether you want to bone up on your comics history, delve into the politics of print culture, or see what’s going on in international comics communities, Comics Forum 2013 is the place to be! Tickets are priced as follows: 1 day (21st or 22nd November): £10 2 days (21st and 22nd November): £20 4 days (2 day Comics Forum pass + 2 day Thought Bubble pass): £35 (this is a saving of £7 on the cost of the tickets if bought separately) Please visit comicsforum.org for full details and to book tickets.

29 / Cartoon Workshop with Matt Dyson Thurs 21 Nov, Keighley Library, 13151415, selected schools, 6-10 year olds, FREE Amazing Cats & Super Dogs! Join Comic Artist Matt Dyson (creator of “Moo & Keo” and the “Today Let’s...” series) as he guides the group through the process of creating and drawing a new superhero team based around our favourite furry friends! 30 / Screening / British Short Film Competition 2013 Part 1 Thurs 21 Nov, Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, Leeds, 1400 (100 min), 12a, £6/£5 This year’s crop of British films have been as varied and magnificent as ever including The Phone Call, featuring a shy call centre worker who has an encounter which will change her life forever, Sea View, a subtle piece about a teenage girl trying to navigate her way through a brief encounter with an older man and the charming and melancholic The Parachutist about a German soldier from WWII who parachutes into 2013 and must find his way home. Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Little Favour, a slick action thriller and the competition is rounded off with the darkly comic Pussy Cat, a film about sex, marriage and cats. 31 / Screening / British Short Film Competition 2013 Part 2 Thurs 21 Nov, Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, Leeds, 1600 (100 min), 12a, £6/£5 This year’s crop of British films have been as varied and magnificent as ever including The Phone Call, featuring a shy call centre worker who has an encounter which will change her life forever, Sea View, a subtle piece about a teenage girl trying to navigate her way through a brief encounter with an older man and the charming and melancholic The Parachutist about a German soldier from WWII who parachutes into 2013 and must find his way home. Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Little Favour, a slick action thriller and the competition is rounded off with the darkly comic Pussy Cat, a film about sex, marriage and cats. 32 / Travelling Man, Manchester Thought Bubble Signing Tour Thurs 21 Nov, Travelling Man, 4 Dale St, Manchester, M1 1JW, 1630-1830, all ages, FREE Thought Bubble, along with Travelling Man the UK’s friendliest comic stores - are very pleased to be able to bring a number of guests appearing at this year’s festival to a city near you! Guests at this signing include: Kelly Sue Deconnick, Matt Fraction, Ramon Perez, Fiona Staples, and Richard Starkings. Please visit travellingman.com for more details.


2 days (21st and 22nd November): £20 4 days (2 day Comics Forum pass + 2 day Thought Bubble pass): £35 (this is a saving of £7 on the cost of the tickets if bought separately) Please visit comicsforum.org for full details and to book tickets. 37 / Thought Bubble Book Crossing Fri 22 Nov, Various locations across Leeds and Bradford (please see below for details), from 1000, all ages, FREE 33 / Workshop / March of the Robots! Thurs 21 Nov, Travelling Man Lounge, 1st floor, 107 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS1 6DP, 17301900, 12-16, FREE but space is limited, so please sign up beforehand Can you imagine Leeds in the near future? What would it look like if it were run by robots? What would it be called? Who would be in charge? Our super hero illustrator Kristyna Baczynski will be with you to help dream up this future vision, and create your own fantastical story of robots and their wild adventures. This event is free and open to 12-16 year olds, however, space is limited and booking is essential, so please visit marchoftherobots. co.uk/mission4 to sign up. 34 / Workshop / Pints and Pencils Thurs 21 Nov, Fab Cafe, Leeds, LS2 8PL, 1830-2200, 18+ (please bring a valid form of photo ID), FREE Thought Bubble, along with Travelling Man the UK’s friendliest comic stores - are very pleased to be able to invite all attendees of this year’s festival to an informal night of drawing and drinking. Kick back and relax before this year’s convention, and warm up your drawing hand for some fun and games, as we sketch away in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. 35 / Screening / We Are The Best! Thurs 21 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 2030 (102 min), 15, £8/£6 Provocative Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson (Show Me Love, Together) returns with this raucous and ebullient tale of three preteen outcasts who form an all-girl punk band. Based on a graphic novel by Moodysson’s wife Coco and set in early 1980s Stockholm, We are the Best! is a paean to DIY culture and the need for revolt. Neglected or taken for granted at home and school, the three girls react by making themselves unignorable, and when they’re mocked for looking different, they demand centre stage.

friday 22 novemBer 36 / Comics Forum Academic Conference Day 2 Fri 22 Nov, Leeds Library Portal and Exhibition Space, 0900-1645, All ages, please see below for ticket prices and how to book Comics Forum hits the small press and underground scenes this year, with two days of talks by experts from around the world! Whether you want to bone up on your comics history, delve into the politics of print culture, or see what’s going on in international comics communities, Comics Forum 2013 is the place to be! Tickets are priced as follows: 1 day (21st or 22nd November): £10

Thought Bubble is once again teaming up with Diamond Comics, Travelling Man, and Viz Media to give away FREE all-ages graphic novels and comics to everyone in order to achieve our aim to get everyone reading more! Libraries taking part include: Baildon, Bingley, Compton Road, Eccleshill, Holt Park, Keighley, Kippax, Laisterdyke, Leeds Central, Manningham, Moor Allerton, Shipley, Park & Read, Wetherby, Wibsey, Wyke.

guests appearing at this year’s festival to a city near you! Guests at this signing include: Andy Belanger, Becky Cloonan, Ramon Perez, Richard Starkings, and Cameron Stewart. Please visit travellingman.com for more details. 41 / Gosh! Comics, London - Thought Bubble Signing Tour Fri 22 Nov, Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, Soho, London, 1700-1900, all ages, FREE We’ve got two signings with Gosh! Comics as part of this year’s festival, including this one bringing Image Comics’ Brandon Graham, Fiona Staples, and Eric Stephenson to London for a special event! Here’s what the lovely Gosh! folks had to say on the matter:

Just pop along to any of the libraries participating and pick-up some great comics for free, to take home and read or give to a friend! 38 / Young People’s Comic Award Fri 22 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Sullivan Room, 1300-1500, Selected Schools, FREE The Young People’s Comic Award is run in association with the Leeds Book Awards and Leeds Library and has taken over from the Leeds (Young People’s) Graphic Novel Awards which began in 2010. The shortlist for this award is selected by the British Comic Awards committee, and then judged by young people, and aims to celebrate the best in comics from UK creators aimed at, and suitable for, a young audience. Please visit britishcomicawards.com for full details. 39 / Orbital Comics, London - Thought Bubble Signing Tour Fri 22 Nov, Orbital Comics, Great Newport Street, London, 1600 onwards, all ages, FREE Sean Murphy, artist on Joe The Barbarian, Punk Rock Jesus and The Wake, comes to Orbital for a London exclusive signing ahead of the excellent Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival in Leeds. The signing starts at 4pm, so don’t miss out! Please visit orbitalcomics.com for more details. 40 / Travelling Man, York - Thought Bubble Signing Tour Fri 22 Nov, Travelling Man, 54 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF, 1630-1830, all ages, FREE Thought Bubble, along with Travelling Man the UK’s friendliest comic stores - are very pleased to be able to bring a number of

“Gosh! has doubled in size since we moved from Bloomsbury to Soho a few years ago, and we’ve gotten into the habit of filling the space with brilliant people as well as lovely books. We’ve put on a staggering range of events, counting the likes of Alan Moore, Alison Bechdel, Joe Sacco, Jaime Hernandez, Daniel Clowes and Bryan Lee O’Malley among our esteemed signing table guests. In November, we’re sharing two events with our friends at Thought Bubble: Brandon Graham (Prophet), Fiona Staples (Saga) and Eric Stephenson (Nowhere Men) will be signing for the south-of-Birmingham contingent on Friday the 22nd to Leeds. Then, after the festival, on November 27th between 5-7pm we’ll be having Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon (Daytripper, Umbrella Academy) signing in the the shop! Since you’re around anyway, why not pop in for our Jeffrey Brown talk and Breakdown Press events that same week? Aw, go on...“ Please visit goshlondon.com for more details. 42 / Thought Bubble Pre-Convention Reception Fri 22 Nov, 1871 Bar, Leeds Marriott Hotel, LS1 6ET, 2000 until late, FREE (limited capacity, so please arrive early), 18+ (please bring a valid form of photo ID) A chance for guests, exhibitors and attendees to relax and chat in the lovely surroundings of 1871 bar before our huge Comic Con on Saturday! Please note: capacity is limited for this reception, so please arrive in good time to guarantee entry.


SaturdaY 23rd and SundaY 24th noveMber - Convention eventS All convention events included in the convention ticket - £14 per day or £22 for a weekend pass. Under 12s FREE (must be accompanied by ticket holding adult)

convention duration events 43 / Workshop / Art Heroes @ Thought Bubble 2013 Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Art Heroes Table, The Phoenix Family Area, Royal Armouries Hall, Free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages Art Heroes will be running their Thought Bubble Creating Characters Competition for the second year in a row, so pop by their table in Armouries Hall for a worksheet and return it by the end of the weekend for your chance to win a very special goodie bag! And while you’re there make sure to take a look at Halcyon and Tenderfoot - a great comic for fans of all those superhero films and cartoons. Please visit artheroes.co.uk for more information

maybe pick up some pens and do some drawing yourself, or watch one of our special guests get creative. Bub’s Lounge will be cucumber-like in its coolness. Stop by and relax a while... 46 / Doctor Geof’s Travelling Tea Museum Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Centre of Royal Armouries Hall, Free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages Doctor Geof’s Travelling Tea Museum is a fake museum principally to do with tea. More accurately, the museum is a display of fictional artefacts and erroneous replicas relating to the exploits of a completely-made-up teabased military organisation. Admittance free. Strictly No Tea Duelling. 47 / Firelight Isle Launch Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Paul Duffield’s table, New Dock Hall, Free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages Launching this weekend, a brand new webcomic from Paul Duffield, the artist behind Freakangels. Three years in the making, The Firelight Isle is a tale of coming of age, selfidentity and cultural discovery, set in a fantastical civilisation gripped by a mysterious religion. Sen and Anlil are childhood friends, about to be parted as they undergo the trials of adulthood, and take their first steps on a journey with an uncertain ending! An exclusive printed teaser of The Firelight Isle is available, and Paul Duffield will be sketching and signing at his table in New Dock Hall.

44 / Book Launches @ Thought Bubble 2013 Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Various tables, Allied London Hall, New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries Hall, prices vary, all ages 2012’s Thought Bubble convention saw over 60 books making their debut, and this year there will be even more! To see the titles launching at this year’s festival, please visit thoughtbubblefestival.com/debuting-books or scan the QR code below!

Bub’s Lounge

45 / Bub’s Lounge Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Armouries Square, Free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticketholding adult must be present, all ages

The first episode of the webcomic goes live at firelightisle.com. 48 / Workshop / Hexjibber Colouring-In Art Activities Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Hexjibber Table, Royal Armouries Hall, from 1000-1700, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages Andy “Hexjibber” Sykes is back with giant colouring and quirky activities for all ages! Includes giant-sized activities taken straight from the pages of ‘The Hexjibber Colouring and Activity Book’ and the new ‘Hexjibber Anti-Revision Book’. Free drop-in activity all day Sat and Sun in Royal Armouries Hall! For more Hexjibber fun and activities, please visit hexjibber.com.

49 / Image Comics Portfolio Reviews with Eric Stephenson Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Free with Saturday/ Weekend convention pass, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages This year we are delighted to announce that Image Comics will once again be holding portfolio reviews at Thought Bubble! Because of time constraints, the format for reviews will be as follows: your portfolio must be emailed in advance, if your portfolio is selected, you’ll be called back for a full review by Publisher of Image Comics Eric Stephenson. Please submit your portfolio to portfolioreviews@thoughtbubblefestival.com by 5pm, 11th November. A confirmation email will be sent before the convention specifying times/location for successful applicants. 50 / Workshop / Improper Books: Knight & Dragon art table Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, All day Sat 23/ Sun 24, New Dock Hall, Improper books table. Free for under 12s but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages Become a comic book colourist and help colour B&W versions of Knight & Dragon, by Matt Gibbs and Bevis Musson, and learn tips for creating your very own fairy tale and medieval characters! 51 / Marvel Portfolio Critiques with Stephen Wacker and C B Cebulski Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Free with Saturday/ Weekend convention pass, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages This year we are pleased to announce that once again Marvel Comics will be holding a talent search at Thought Bubble!

Graphic novel overload? Superhero fatigue? With Thought Bubble getting bigger every year, we’ve created Bub’s Lounge - a quiet, calm area to escape the crowds and take some time away from the bustling convention halls.

Because of time constraints, the format for reviews will be as follows: your portfolio must be emailed in advance, then, if your portfolio is selected, you’ll be called back for a full review by senior Marvel editor Stephen Wacker and Marvel talent scout C B Cebulski.

Bub’s Lounge is a space where you can do absolutely nothing if you want to - just kick back in a comfy chair and soak up the atmosphere - or if you want to do something there’ll be areas where you can get involved,

Please submit your portfolio to portfolioreviews@thoughtbubblefestival.com by 5pm, 11th November. A confirmation email will be sent before the convention specifying times/location for successful applicants.


of Pop Culture Hound, with assistance from Joe Keatinge, the exhibition highlights some of the city’s well-known residents, including Matt Wagner, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Natalie Nourigat Jeff Parker, Sloane Leong, Paul Guinan, Matt Bors, Shannon Wheeler and more. 52 / Mondo @ Thought Bubble 2013 Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Mondo Booth, Allied London Hall, free with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, price of prints TBA, all ages Mondo - champions of innovative movie poster design - are returning to Thought Bubble! Following their incredibly popular retrospective exhibition at 2012’s festival, they’ll be bringing some exclusive new prints to the show, which will go on sale at their booth at a random time during the convention weekend. To find out as soon as this happens, please follow @mondonews on Twitter, and be sure to keep an eye on their updates over the course of the convention weekend! Utilising the talents of world-class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen-printed posters based on all things film, television and comic properties including Star Wars, The Avengers, DC Comics, Back to the Future, and Universal Monsters. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space hosting regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtaking original artwork and limited edition screen prints. 53 / Workshop / The Phoenix @ Thought Bubble 2013 Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, The Phoenix Family Area, Royal Armouries Hall, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticketholding adult must be present, all ages Voyage through deepest darkest space in a giant cat space ship, battle pirates on the back of prehistoric monsters, or catch up with the recently exhumed for a quick interview… but hang on… this isn’t a delirious dream but a small sample of the adventures The Phoenix weekly story comic takes children on every week! Make sure that you come and see us at this year’s Thought Bubble where you can catch up with some of your favourite Phoenix artists and learn some of their top secret comic creating tips! You can then put that knowledge to good use by entering your own creations to The Phoenix Zoo of Awesomeness. Think Alien Aardvarks, Monster Meerkats or even Ninja Narwhals! Don’t worry, if you can’t think of an amazing animal, The Phoenix boffins have brought along their patented comic-creating device ‘The Wheel of Awesomeness’ to help!

54 / Exhibition / Portland Comics Heaven Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Creative Bubble Exhibition Room, Armouries Square, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticketholding adult must be present, all ages Portland Comics Heaven is a gallery show celebrating the burgeoning comics scene of Portland, Oregon. Curated by Chris Thompson

The show debuts at the Thought Bubble Festival over the convention weekend before taking up residence at the Orbital Gallery in London until the end of the year.

Join our panel to discover the hidden gems and best of the year’s comics that you should be reading, then head into the convention hall to track them down! Moderated by Gosh! Comics / Breakdown Press’ Tom Oldham, and featuring Becky Cloonan, Duncan Fegredo, David Hine, Ales Kot, and Christian Ward.

Please visit orbitalcomics.com for more information 55 / SelfMadeHero Drop-In Portfolio Critique Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, SelfMadeHero Table, New Dock Hall, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages SelfMadeHero is the UK’s finest graphic novel publisher, home to some of the world’s best creators. Their editors will be on hand throughout this year’s Thought Bubble convention to give advice on portfolios, scout for new talent, and hear your pitches! 56 / Vertigo Comics Portfolio Critiques with Will Dennis Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Free with Saturday/ Weekend convention pass, Free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages This year we are pleased to announce that Vertigo Comics will be holding portfolio reviews at Thought Bubble! Because of time constraints, the format for reviews will be as follows: your portfolio must be emailed in advance, then, if your portfolio is selected, you’ll be called back for a full review by Vertigo Comics group editor Will Dennis. Please submit your portfolio to portfolioreviews@thoughtbubblefestival.com by 5pm, 11th November. A confirmation email will be sent before the convention specifying times/ location for successful applicants.

saturday23 novemBer only - convention events 57 / Blank Slate Publishing Panel Martin Steenton Sat 23 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1040-1130, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Catch Blank Slate’s Woodrow Phoenix (Nelson, Rumble Strip) in conversation with some of the creators that make up the publisher’s New British Comics initiative. Featuring Lizz Lunney (Take Away!), Jim Medway (Playing Out), Joe Decie (The Listening Agent, The Accidental Salad) and Donya Todd (Death and the Girls), this is sure to be a conversation that touches on a breadth of subjects from their work to the status of the growing comics scene in the UK and beyond. 58 / Gosh! Comics Presents: The Best Thing I’ve Read All Year Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1050-1140, free entry with Saturday/ Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content

59 / Silence! (Live Podcast) Sat 23 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1140-1230, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Gary Lactus and The Beast Must Die of the mindlessones.com website present a spectacular live recording of their podcast, SILENCE! Expect special guests from this and other universes, songs, limited insight, laughs, tears, anger, disappointment, loss of dignity, helmets and special dancing. Please visit mindlessones.com for more information 60 / Comics 2.0 (Digital Comics) Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1150-1240, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Comics are increasingly being produced and distributed through digital means in the modern day, but what does this mean for the medium? Come along and let our panel of distinguished creators show you how comics are evolving. Moderated by Pop Culture Hound’s Chris Thompson, and featuring Jordie Bellaire, Nathan Fox, Nicholas Gurewitch, Sean Gordon Murphy, and Cameron Stewart. 61 / Workshop / How To Draw (Awesome) Robots Sat 23 Nov, Playful Leeds Table, The Phoenix Family Area, Royal Armouries Hall, 1200-1300 free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages Learn to draw amazing androids and magnificent Mecha! In this workshop, comics artist and giant robot afficionado Neill Cameron (Mo-Bot High, The Pirates of Pangaea, How To Make Awesome Comics) shares


some of his top tips for drawing robots and the gets you started making your own robotic comics adventures. Along the way we’ll learn a little about some basic principles of figuredrawing-without-a-model - an essential skill for all comics artists! - and also quite a lot about the importance of rocket launchers. Please visit playfulleeds.co.uk for more information 62 / 36 Years of 2000 AD Sat 23 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1240-1330, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Come along and celebrate the past year of the galaxy’s greatest comic with some of the mighty Tharg’s best art and script droids, as well as a look ahead to what the future has in store. Guaranteed to be zarjaz! Moderated by Stacey Whittle and Iz McCauliffe, and featuring Simon Davis, Al Ewing, Henry Flint, Si Spurrier, Rob Williams, and Ben Willsher. 63 / Sketching Spotlight Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1250-1440, free entry with Saturday/ Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Come along to our sketching spotlight to see some of the finest artists currently working in the industry drawing live on stage and taking you through their creative process. Feel free to drop-in and out of the session at your leisure. All sketches produced will be auctioned off for charity. Moderated by Peter Doherty, and featuring Meredith Gran, Declan Shalvey, Joe Quinones, and Annie Wu. 64 / Make It Then Tell Everybody Jeffrey Brown Sat 23 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1340-1430, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Jeffrey Brown, award winning author of A Matter Of Life, Incredible Change-Bots, and Vader and Son talks to Dan Berry for Make It Then Tell Everybody, a weekly interview podcast that explores the ins and outs of creating comics and the challenges of developing an audience.

65 / Titan Comics Portfolio Reviews with Steve White Sat 23 Nov, Holiday Inn Express Bar, 14001600, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages Titan Senior Editor Steve White will be holding portfolio sessions for a limited time during Thought Bubble’s convention. Have a great comic book in you? Steve is looking for something special: breaking talent, fresh art, and innovative new creators. Titan Comics publishes daring comics both licensed and creator-owned so bring your portfolio along to get feedback from the top editor of the UK’s biggest comics factory! 66 / Decompressed: The Young Avengers After-Party Sat 23 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1445-1535, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content YOUNG AVENGERS’ season ends over the new year with a special couple of issues, created by a host of guest-stars. And they’re all at Thought Bubble, except Emma Vieceli. So we’ve decided to get them in a room to talk craft, comics, magic, love and everything that made 2013 the best 2013 since 2013 BC (The early Middle Egyptian kingdom was amaaaaaazing.) Present will be Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Joe Quinones, Christian Ward, Matt Wilson, Annie Wu, and a cardboard cut-out of Emma Vieceli. Be there or be not there. Those are two options. 67 / Vertigo Comics: Defy Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1450-1540 free entry with Saturday/ Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content

graphic novel, Room For Love, is published by SelfMadeHero. 69 / Image Comics Presents Independence In The UK! Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1550-1640 free entry with Saturday/ Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Some of Image Comics’ best and brightest stars make their home in the United Kingdom, and many more are coming to the UK for this year’s Thought Bubble! Join them for a wideranging discussion about creative freedom in the new age of comics independence and their exciting new projects at Image Comics. Moderated by Publisher of Image Comics Eric Stephenson, and featuring Ming Doyle, Brandon Graham, Antony Johnston, Ales Kot, Fiona Staples, and Richard Starkings. 70 / Marvel: Your Universe Q&A Panel Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1650-1740, free entry with Saturday/ Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Come and ask your favorite Marvel creators and editors any questions about anything you ever wanted to know about Marvel! Moderated by Marvel Comics Editor Stephen Wacker and Marvel Comics Talent Scout CB Cebulski, and featuring David Aja, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Paul Cornell, Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen, Ramon Perez, and Si Spurrier.

Vertigo is coming to Leeds and ready to blow your mind with the next wave of trend-setting comics! From horror to mythic fiction to sci-fi and beyond, join us and see what amazing new ideas are coming your way from the imprint that’s on a mission to defy all your expectations! Moderated by Vertigo Comics Group Editor Will Dennis, and featuring a host of special guests! 68 / How they work: Oscar Zarate, Frederik Peeters and Ilya Sat 23 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1545-1635, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero presents three creators in conversation about their working methods. Oscar Zarate, Frederik Peeters and Ilya discuss how they see a graphic novel project through from concept to completion. Revealing three different approaches to graphic novel creation, this is a must-see for artists, writers and anyone interested in the creative process. Oscar Zarate is the author of The Park and is widely known for his collaborations with Alan Moore, Alexei Sayle and others. Frederik Peeters is the creator of the award-winning science fiction series Aama, which makes its English language debut at Thought Bubble 2013. Ilya is widely known for his work for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and others; his latest

71 / British Comic Awards Prize-Giving Ceremony 2013 Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1800-1900, free entry with Saturday/ Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control content Wondering who’s responsible for the year’s Best Comic? Looking for a New Talent to shake up your bookshelf? Fancy seeing the best and brightest of UK comics all in one place? The second British Comic Awards Ceremony will take place as part of this year’s Thought Bubble Festival, and exhibitors and attendees of the show will be welcome, alongside the nominees and judges of this year’s shortlist. There’ll be a short ceremony – with the presentation of four awards to the winner of each category, as well as the naming of this year’s inductee into the British Comics Hall of Fame. For full information on the British Comic Awards, please visit britishcomicawards.com.


72 / Thought Bubble 2013 Mid-Con Party Sat 23 Nov, Venue TBC, 2000-late, strictly 18+, please bring a valid form of photo ID, free entry with party invite (please see below for details) If you are one of the lucky first 500 people to buy your Thought Bubble convention weekend pass, you will receive a special invite to our Saturday night party! The perfect way to unwind after a hectic day on the con floor - we’ll have the drinks and music flowing until late, so help us celebrate another Thought Bubble in style. Please note: you will need to make sure you have a valid party invite (or guest/press/ exhibitor pass) to gain access. This will be granted in exchange for your numbered weekend ticket or receipt confirmation (or valid ID / payment card of the person who booked), if you are among the first 500 people* to purchase a weekend pass – just come to the ticket desk from 12pm onwards on the Saturday of the convention to collect your party invite.

75 / 2000 AD Portfolio Competition Judging Panel Sun 24 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1050-1140, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Many have tried to make it into the hallowed pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest comic, most have failed, but the winner of this year’s 2000 AD portfolio challenge will be joining the likes of Dave Gibbons, Jock, Mick McMahon, Brian Bolland and Mark Buckingham! This year we have the ultimate prize – the winner of the portfolio session will get the chance to illustrate a Future Shock in 2000 AD! Join the ranks of the biggest names in British comic books by getting a paid strip from Tharg the Mighty! Come along and see which of the portfolio review entries wins this amazing prize as Tharg’s art droids provide live critique on the best of the comics submitted!

If you missed out on being one of the lucky 500, please check the front desk of the convention in New Dock Hall at 4pm on the Saturday of the convention, as a small number of party tickets may still be available.

*tickets bought online before 7/10/12, or bought in person from Travelling Man, etc

sunday 24 novemBer only - convention events 73 / Thought Bubble Comic Art Competition 2013 Prize-Giving Ceremony Sun 24 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1010-1040, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content

74 / Comics For Everyone! Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1040-1130, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content We here at Thought Bubble believe that comics should be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their age, and that great kids comics should be read by everyone! So if you’re a young comic fan, or one who never grew up, and want to hear about some great stories to read, please come along and get the low-down from some of the best creators out there! Moderated by Matt Badham, and featuring Neill Cameron, Nathan Fox, Meredith Gran, Roger Langridge, Hope Larson, and Maris Wicks.

Moderated by Louise Crosby of Leeds’ Laydeez Do Comics, and featuring Gary Erskine, Howard Hardiman, Gillian Hatcher, Mariah Heuhner, Barry Nugent and Fiona Stephenson. 78 / Writers’ Roundtable Sun 24 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1150-1240, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content This year we’ve brought some of the best writers in comics to Leeds, so why not come along for what’s sure to be a fascinating panel talk on the reality of writing for some of comics’ most enduring characters, as well as inventing worlds for creator owned properties. Moderated by Gosh! Comics / Breakdown Press’ Tom Oldham, and featuring Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Robin Furth, Brandon Graham, and Kieron Gillen. 79 / Workshop / How To Draw (Awesome) Robots Sun 24 Nov, Playful Leeds Table, The Phoenix Family Area, Royal Armouries Hall, 1200-1300 free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages

Venue details are being finalised, and will be announced online before the convention - if you have any queries, please ask at the ticket desk when collecting your invite.

This year saw the fourth Thought Bubble Comic Art Competition take place in association with Travelling Man Comic Shops. Entry was open to creators from the UK, who were asked to produce a single page A4 story told in six panels or more. We’ll be announcing the winners live on stage – they’ll get to see their work published in 2014’s Thought Bubble Anthology!

portray the diversity of contemporary culture? This promises to be an engaging discussion on diversity in comics and how the modern story-telling process is evolving.

76 / Titan Comics Portfolio Reviews with Steve White Sun 24 Nov, Holiday Inn Express Bar, 11001200, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages Titan Senior Editor Steve White will be holding portfolio sessions for a limited time during Thought Bubble’s convention. Have a great comic book in you? Steve is looking for something special: breaking talent, fresh art, and innovative new creators. Titan Comics publishes daring comics both licensed and creator-owned so bring your portfolio along to get feedback from the top editor of the UK’s biggest comics factory! 77 / Laydeez Do Comics Presents: Diversity In Comics Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1140-1230, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Comics increasingly serve to hold a mirror to society, and reflect the community they’re created in, be that global or local, which leads to the question, how accurately do comics

Learn to draw amazing androids and magnificent Mecha! In this workshop, comics artist and giant robot afficionado Neill Cameron (Mo-Bot High, The Pirates of Pangaea, How To Make Awesome Comics) shares some of his top tips for drawing robots and the gets you started making your own robotic comics adventures. Along the way we’ll learn a little about some basic principles of figure-drawing-without-a-model - an essential skill for all comics artists! - and also quite a lot about the importance of rocket launchers. Please visit playfulleeds.co.uk for more information 80 / Great Beast, A Year In Review Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1240-1330, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Join the founders of Great Beast, and some of the talented creators they’ve worked with


over the last year, to celebrate the UK’s best independent comics! 2013 has been a busy one for the Beast, and 2014 looks set to be even busier, so come along to this panel discussion to find out what it takes to bring such a hotbed of talent together, and what the future has in store! 81 / Sketching Spotlight Sun 24 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1250-1440, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Come along to our sketching spotlight to see some of the finest artists currently working in the industry drawing live on stage and taking you through their creative process. Feel free to drop-in and out of the session at your leisure. All sketches produced will be auctioned off for charity. Moderated by Peter Doherty, and featuring Gabriel Ba, Ming Doyle, Fabio Moon, and Fiona Staples.

try, but can small press titles also deliver the spectacle and excitement we’ve come to expect from these events? To celebrate the release of THE HEAVENLY CHORD, an indie comics crossover between the worlds of Afterlife Inc. and 7STRING, join creators Jon Lock and Nich Angell as they discuss the story behind their latest collaboration and the reality of delivering blockbuster storytelling on a small press scale.

Thought Bubble’s massive cosplay event is back! Whether you’re in costume or not, come along and experience a cavalcade of crazy characters as we decide who’s best dressed enough to impress our judges! Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, along with a judges’ choice award. Costumes must be hand-made, or altered by at least 50% to have a chance of winning the competition, but all cosplayers are welcome to attend the masquerade.

85 / Dreams of a Low Carbon Future James McKay Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1540-1630, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Meet scientists and engineers from the University of Leeds who are launching ‘Dreams of a Low Carbon Future’, a graphic novel created in collaboration with comic artists, writers and schoolchildren.

Neil Gibson’s first graphic novel, Twisted Dark, has been the number 1 downloaded comic on Kindle for most of 2013, but it almost didn’t happen. If it wasn’t for a chance encounter at a Vancouver comic store involving a Wolverine plushie, Neil would probably still be working as a management consultant. Comic books helped Neil, and he’s here to reveal how they can help you too! In this varied panel, Neil will show you how comics can make you smarter, help you communicate better and how they can help your business make more money. Not only that - we all know that comics can be awesome fun. This talk is not to be missed and all attendees of the panel will receive free comics (yay!). 83 / 7STRING vs Afterlife Inc. in ‘The Heavenly Chord’ Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1440-1530, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content DC vs. Marvel. Avengers vs. X-Men. Big name crossovers are a staple of the comics indus-

Jeffrey Brown, author of Vader and Son, and many more wonderful books, will be appearing at this signing. Please visit travellingman.com for more details.

84 / Cosplay Masquerade Sun 24 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1450-1700, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control content

Hosted by Heroes Alliance, please visit heroesallianceuk.com

82 / 5 Ways That Comics Can Help You At Work And Study Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1340-1430, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content

city near you!

We explore the important issues facing our society today – such as what could happen if we don’t adapt to climate change, and what could utopia actually look like if we somehow get everything right? Moderated by Paul Gravett. 86 / From Stands to Screen Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1640-1730, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content Our annual talk on the transition of comics to the big & small screen with the creators who have worked on transferring stories from paper to celluloid. An engaging discussion on the ongoing evolution of the on-screen revolution and the titles that have inspired it. Moderated by John Mosby, and featuring CB Cebulski, Will Dennis, Justin Ishmael, Hope Larson, and Mike Molcher.

tuesday 26 novemBer 87 / Travelling Man, Manchester Thought Bubble Signing Tour Tues 26 Nov, Travelling Man, 4 Dale St, Manchester, M1 1JW, 1200-1400, all ages, FREE Thought Bubble, along with Travelling Man the UK’s friendliest comic stores - are very pleased to be able to bring a number of guests appearing at this year’s festival to a

88 / Travelling Man, York - Thought Bubble Signing Tour Tues 26 Nov, Travelling Man, 54 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF, 1630-1830, all ages, FREE Thought Bubble, along with Travelling Man the UK’s friendliest comic stores - are very pleased to be able to bring a number of guests appearing at this year’s festival to a city near you! Jeffrey Brown, author of Vader and Son, and many more wonderful books, will be appearing at this signing. Please visit travellingman.com for more details.

wednesday 27 novemBer 89 / Gosh! Comics Presents - Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon Signing Weds 27 Nov, Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, Soho, London, 1700-1900, all ages, FREE We’ve got two signings with Gosh! Comics as part of this year’s festival, including this one bringing the brilliant Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba to London for a special event! Here’s what the lovely Gosh! folks had to say on the matter: “Gosh! has doubled in size since we moved from Bloomsbury to Soho a few years ago, and we’ve gotten into the habit of filling the space with brilliant people as well as lovely books. We’ve put on a staggering range of events, counting the likes of Alan Moore, Alison Bechdel, Joe Sacco, Jaime Hernandez, Daniel Clowes and Bryan Lee O’Malley among our esteemed signing table guests. In November, we’re sharing two events with our friends at Thought Bubble: Brandon Graham (Prophet), Fiona Staples (Saga) and Eric Stephenson (Nowhere Men) will be signing for the south-of-Birmingham contingent on Friday the 22nd to Leeds. Then, after the festival, on November 27th between 5-7pm we’ll be having Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon (Daytripper, Umbrella Academy) signing in the the shop! Since you’re around anyway, why not pop in for our Jeffrey Brown talk and Breakdown Press events that same week? Aw, go on…” Please visit goshlondon.com for more details.


44 Book Launches @ Thought Bubble 2013 Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Various tables, Allied London Hall, New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries Hall, prices vary, all ages 45 Bub’s Lounge Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Armouries Square, Free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages 46 Doctor Geof’s Travelling Tea Museum Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Centre of Royal Armouries Hall, Free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult

14 Screening Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns Mon 18 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 2100 (79 min), 15, £8/£6

15 Cartoon Workshop with Matt Dyson Tues 19 Nov, Eccleshill Library, 1315-1415, selected schools, 6-10 year olds, FREE

43 Workshop Art Heroes @ Thought Bubble 2013 Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Art Heroes Table, The Phoenix Family Area, Royal Armouries Hall, Free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages

42 Thought Bubble Pre-Convention Reception Fri 22 Nov, 1871 Bar, Leeds Marriott Hotel, LS1 6ET, 2000 until late, FREE (limited capacity, so please arrive early), 18+ (please bring a valid form of photo ID)

41 Gosh! Comics, London - Thought Bubble Signing Tour Fri 22 Nov, Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, Soho, London, 1700-1900, all ages, FREE

40 Travelling Man, York - Thought Bubble Signing Tour Fri 22 Nov, Travelling Man, 54 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF, 1630-1830, all ages, FREE

39 Orbital Comics, London - Thought Bubble Signing Tour Fri 22 Nov, Orbital Comics, Great Newport Street, London, 1600 onwards, all ages, FREE

38 Young People’s Comic Award Fri 22 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Sullivan Room, 1300-1500, Selected Schools, FREE

37 Thought Bubble Book Crossing Fri 22 Nov, Various locations across Leeds and Bradford (please see below for details), from 1000, all ages, FREE

36 Comics Forum Academic Conference Day 2 Fri 22 Nov, Leeds Library Portal and Exhibition Space, 0900-1645, All ages, Please visit comicsforum.org for full details and to book tickets

35 Screening We Are The Best! Thurs 21 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 2030 (102 min), 15, £8/£6

74 Comics For Everyone! Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square,

73 Thought Bubble Comic Art Competition 2013 Prize-Giving Ceremony Sun 24 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1010-1040, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

72 Thought Bubble 2013 Mid-Con Party Sat 23 Nov, Venue TBC, 2000-late, strictly 18+, please bring a valid form of photo ID, free entry with party invite (please see below for details)

71 British Comic Awards Prize-Giving Ceremony 2013 Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1800-1900, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

70 Marvel: Your Universe Q&A Panel Sat 23 Nov, Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1650-1740, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

69 Image Comics Presents - Independence In The UK! Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1550-1640 free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

68 How they work: Oscar Zarate, Frederik Peeters and Ilya Sat 23 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1545-1635, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

67 Vertigo Comics: Defy Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1450-1540 free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

66 Decompressed: The Young Avengers After-Party Sat 23 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1445-1535, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

65 Titan Comics Portfolio Reviews with Steve White Sat 23 Nov, Holiday Inn Express Bar, 1400-1600, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

64 Make It Then Tell Everybody - Jeffrey Brown Sat 23 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1340-1430, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

63 Sketching Spotlight Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1250-1440, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

62 36 Years of 2000 AD Sat 23 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1240-1330, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

Included with the price of a con ticket

comic con events

34 Workshop Pints and Pencils Thurs 21 Nov, Fab Cafe, Leeds, LS2 8PL, 1830-2200, 18+ (please bring a valid form of photo ID), FREE

young peoples activities 61 Workshop How To Draw (Awesome) Robots Sat 23 Nov, Playful Leeds Table, The Phoenix Family Area, Royal Armouries Hall, 1200-1300 free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages

screenings

33 Workshop March of the Robots! Thurs 21 Nov, Travelling Man Lounge, 1st floor, 107 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS1 6DP, 1730-1900, 12-16, FREE but space is limited, so please sign up beforehand

free events

13 Screening Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury Mon 18 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Hall, 2030 (98 min), 12a, £8/£6

12 Screening World Animation Award 2013 Part 1 Mon 18 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Hall, 1800 (100 min), 12a, £6/£5

11 Screening The Dark Knight Returns Mon Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1800 (156 min), 15, £8/£6

10 Workshop Drink Squash and Draw Mon 18 Nov, Leeds Central Library Exhibition Space, 17001900, young people and families, FREE

09 Cartoon Workshop with Matt Dyson Mon 18 Nov, Keighley Library, 1315-1415, selected schools, 6-10 year olds, FREE

08 Screening After School Midnighters Mon 18 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1400 (95 min), PG, £8/£6

07 Screening Obscure Pleasures: Walerian Borowczyk Sun 17 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1600 (75 min), 12a, £8/£6

06 Barbara ‘Basha’ Baranowska: Film Poster Design Talk Sun 17 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Albert Room, 1430, all ages, FREE

05 Screening Walerian Borowczyk: Animated Shorts Sun 17 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1400 (100 min), 12a, £8/£6

04 Screening Antboy Sun 17 Nov, Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, Leeds, 1130 (77 min), PG, £8/£6

03 Screening Fanomenon Anime Day 2013 Sun 17 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Hall, from 1100, film ratings vary, £25/£20/FREE with LIFF27 Pass

02 Thought Bubble Comic Art Competition Exhibition 1-30 Nov, Leeds Central Library, opening times vary, suitable for all ages, FREE

01 Core Mix Exhibition 1-30 Nov, Cuvée Wine Bar, Granary Wharf, Leeds, opening times vary, suitable for all ages, FREE

all-ages events are free for under-12s

thought bubble overview


32 Travelling Man, Manchester - Thought Bubble Signing Tour Thurs 21 Nov, Travelling Man, 4 Dale St, Manchester, M1 1JW, 1630-1830, all ages, FREE

31 Screening British Short Film Competition 2013 Part 2 Thurs 21 Nov, Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, Leeds, 1600 (100 min), 12a, £6/£5

30 Screening British Short Film Competition 2013 Part 1 Thurs 21 Nov, Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, Leeds, 1400 (100 min), 12a, £6/£5

29 Cartoon Workshop with Matt Dyson Thurs 21 Nov, Keighley Library, 1315-1415, selected schools, 6-10 year olds, FREE

28 Comics Forum Academic Conference Day 1 Thurs 21 Nov, Leeds Library Portal and Exhibition Space, 0900-1645, All ages, Please visit comicsforum.org for full details and to book tickets

27 Screening The Dark Knight Returns Weds 20 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 2000 (156 min), 15, £8/£6

26 Screening Masterpiece: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns Weds 20 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1800 (79 min), 15, £8/£6

25 Workshop Vampire Knitting Weds 20 Nov, Leeds Library Art Reading Room, 1730-1930, families and young people, FREE

24 Travelling Man, Newcastle - Thought Bubble Signing Tour Weds 20 Nov, Travelling Man, 43 Grainger St, Newcastle, NE1 5JE, 1630-1830, all ages, FREE

23 Screening HK: Forbidden Hero Weds 20 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1600 (90 min), 18, £8/£6

22 Screening World Animation Award 2013 Part 3 Tues 19 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Hall, 2030 (100 min), 12a, £6/£5

21 Screening Santa Sangre Tues 19 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 2030 (123 min), 18, £8/£6

20 Screening Resurrection of a Bastard Tues 19 Nov, Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, Leeds, 2030 (89 min), 18, £8/£6

19 Screening World Animation Award 2013 Part 2 Tues 19 Nov, Leeds Town Hall, Victoria Hall, 1830 (100 min), 12a, £6/£5

18 Screening We Are The Best! Tues 19 Nov, Everyman Cinema, Albion Street, Leeds, 1800 (102 min), 15, £8/£6

17 Workshop Voodoo Crochet Tues 19 Nov, Leeds Library Art Reading Room, 1730-1930, families and young people, FREE

16 Cartoon Workshop with Matt Dyson Tues 19 Nov, Leeds Central Library Exhibition Space, 17001900, selected schools, 6-10 year olds, FREE

60 Comics 2.0 (Digital Comics) Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1150-1240, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

59 Silence! (Live Podcast) Sat 23 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1140-1230, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

58 Gosh! Comics Presents: The Best Thing I’ve Read All Year Sat 23 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1050-1140, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

57 Blank Slate Publishing Panel - Martin Steenton Sat 23 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1040-1130, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

56 Vertigo Comics Portfolio Critiques with Will Dennis Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Free with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, Free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticketholding adult must be present, all ages

55 SelfMadeHero Drop-In Portfolio Critique Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, SelfMadeHero Table, New Dock Hall, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages

54 Exhibition Portland Comics Heaven Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Creative Bubble Exhibition Room, Armouries Square, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages

53 Workshop The Phoenix @ Thought Bubble 2013 Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, The Phoenix Family Area, Royal Armouries Hall, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages

52 Mondo @ Thought Bubble 2013 Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Mondo Booth, Allied London Hall, free with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, price of prints TBA, all ages

51 Marvel Portfolio Critiques with Stephen Wacker and C B Cebulski Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Free with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticketholding adult must be present, all ages

50 Workshop Improper Books: Knight & Dragon art table Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, New Dock Hall, Improper books table. Free for under 12s but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages

49 Image Comics Portfolio Reviews with Eric Stephenson Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Free with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticketholding adult must be present, all ages

48 Workshop Hexjibber Colouring-In Art Activities Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Hexjibber Table, Royal Armouries Hall, from 1000-1700, free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages

47 Firelight Isle Launch Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov, Paul Duffield’s table, New Dock Hall, Free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages

must be present, all ages

89 Gosh! Comics Presents - Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon Signing Weds 27 Nov, Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, Soho, London, 1700-1900, all ages, FREE

88 Travelling Man, York - Thought Bubble Signing Tour Tues 26 Nov, Travelling Man, 54 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF, 1630-1830, all ages, FREE

87 Travelling Man, Manchester - Thought Bubble Signing Tour Tues 26 Nov, Travelling Man, 4 Dale St, Manchester, M1 1JW, 1200-1400, all ages, FREE

86 From Stands to Screen Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1640-1730, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

85 Dreams of a Low Carbon Future - James McKay Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1540-1630, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

84 Cosplay Masquerade Sun 24 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1450-1700, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

83 7STRING vs Afterlife Inc. in ‘The Heavenly Chord’ Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1440-1530, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

82 5 Ways That Comics Can Help You At Work And Study Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1340-1430, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

81 Sketching Spotlight Sun 24 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1250-1440, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

80 Great Beast, A Year In Review Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1240-1330, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

79 Workshop How To Draw (Awesome) Robots Sun 24 Nov, Playful Leeds Table, The Phoenix Family Area, Royal Armouries Hall, 1200-1300 free for under 12s, but an accompanying ticket-holding adult must be present, all ages

78 Writers’ Roundtable Sun 24 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1150-1240, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

77 Laydeez Do Comics Presents: Diversity In Comics Sun 24 Nov, Speech Bubble Panel Area, Armouries Square, 1140-1230, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

76 Titan Comics Portfolio Reviews with Steve White Sun 24 Nov, Holiday Inn Express Bar, 1100-1200, free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

75 2000 AD Portfolio Competition Judging Panel Sun 24 Nov, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 1050-1140, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages

1040-1130, free entry with Sunday/Weekend convention pass, all ages


new doCK hall floor plan


new doCK hall floor plan 177 - 180

2000 AD 2000 AD TABLE A 1045-1215 Simon Davis - Both Days 1220-1350 Emma Beeby - Both Days 1530-1700 Ben Willsher - Both Days 2000 AD TABLE B 1045-1215 Jon Davis-Hunt - Both Days 1220-1350 Gordon Rennie - Both Days 1355-1525 Henry Flint - Saturday Only 1530-1700 Al Ewing - Both Days 14 Accent UK 161 Aces Weekly 41 Adam Bolton & Ryan Taylor 155 Adam Cadwell / Great Beast Comics 86B Adam Murphy 38 Adi Granov 22 Ales Kot 84A Andrew Scaife 154 Andrew Tunney & Mark Penman 168 Andrew Wildman 138 Anna Fitzpatrick 174 Antony Johnston 137 Art V Cancer / Raid71 144 Bad Machinery 101-102 Blank Slate Books 30 Boo Cook 33 Brandon Graham 43 Break A Lead 146 Breakdown Press 70 Brogan Coral 162 Broken Record & Miss Jennie 79B Con Chrisoulis 8 Craftjam 74 Craig Collins 89 Cristian Ortiz 121 Cy Dethan 80A Daisy Hillyard Illustration 142 Dan Berry 135 Darkmook Paper Miniatures 119 Dave Stokes & Marc Laming 181 Dave Taylor 23 David Hine 61 David O’Connell 57 Day & Night 118 Dean Beattie 171 Decadence Comics 21 Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire 130-132 Destination Venus 37 Dijana Granov 82A Dinobot Illustration 7 Disconnnected Press 24 Doug Braithwaite 149 Douglas Noble 42 Dumpy Little Robot 26 Duncan Fegredo & Sean Phillips 87 Eat, Sleep, Sniff 34 Emma Rios

81A 46 58 19 27 141 28 59 126-127 62 175 39 47 66 169 49 123 55 77B 11-13 159 15-18 51-53 85B 78A 117 65 82B 80B 107 83A 64 173 158 160 172 113 147 115 6 148 79B 35 25 150 143 5 157 45 124 108 99 156 9-10 163 36 86A

EmmaInky Epigamics Eponymous Eric Stephenson (1000-1130 both days) Nick Spencer (1200-1330 both days) Essential Sequential Felt Mistress Fiona Staples Footloose Comics Forbidden Planet Ltd Fruitcake Press Gary Erskine Geof Darrow Girl in the Rain Graham Pearce Grant Perkins Gronk Comics Gunnerkrigg Court Hellbound Media Howard Hardiman Ian Edginton Illustrated Mind Image Comics Improper Books Isabel Greenberg Jack Devereaux Jack Lawrence Jack Teagle & Donya Todd Jaime Huxtable James Chapman James Harvey & Cherry Robin James Lawrence James Stayte & Mark Pearce Jess Bradley Joe List John McCrea John-Paul Bove Jon Lock Comics Kate Brown & Paul Duffield Kate Hutchinson Kate Mia White illustrations Katie Green & Edward Ross Kellie Doodles Kelly Sue DeConnick Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie Kill Shakespeare Kristyna Baczynski Lee Stevenson & Adam Williams Lizz Lunney & Joe Decie Lloyd and the Bear Luke Surl Lydia Wysocki/Newcastle Science Comic ManMountainDesigns Marc Ellerby / Great Beast Comics Markosia Enterprises Matt Dyson Matt Fraction & David Aja Michael Lomon

20 83B 164-165 69 139 114 100 91-96 56 98 109 44

Ming Doyle Myousa Naniiebim Neil Slorance Newspaper Club Nichangell comix Nobrow OK Comics Orang Utan Comics Orful Comics P M Buchan & Jack Fallows Penny Blackfeather Comics & Mike Medaglia 151 People I Know 40 Peter Doherty 77A Phatcomics 153 Philippa Rice 71 PinkAppleJam 97 Rachael Smith & Drew Askew 110 Raygun Roads 63 Red Fox Comix 88 Renaldho Pelle 31-32 Richard Starkings 133 Richy K. Chandler 84B Rob Jackson 48 Robert Deas 176 Roller Grrrls 166 Rufus Dayglo 29 Sean Gordon Murphy 103-106 Self Made Hero 1-4 Sheffield Space Centre 79A Sho-saka 54 Sloth Comics 167 Spandex & The O Men 68 Steevbishop & Bunny Comic & Frozen Reality Studio 81B Stephanie Jayne Design 120 Stephen Downey 67 Stephen Mooney 72 Subversive Comics 125 T Pub 112 Terry Wiley / IDCM 116 The Phoenix 73 The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel 170 Things in Panels 111 This Means Waugh 122 Time Bomb Comics 152 Tiny Kitten Teeth 128-129 Titan Comics 145 Tom Humberstone & Julia Scheele 85A Tomatito Press 182-194 Travelling Man 75-76 & 90 Twilight Zone 50 Vampire Vixens of the Wehrmacht & UniVerse 134 Van Nim, Zarina Liew & Sally Jane Thompson 136 Water Closet Press 60 Zak Simmonds-Hurn, Chris Gould & Matthew Allen Smith

NEW DOCK HALL FOYER: Cosplay Registration, Heroes Alliance Cosplay Portrait


roYal arMourieS hall floor plan Royal Armouries Hall is just across the square from New Dock Hall and is the access point to the Bury Theatre where various panels and cosplay will be held.

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Andy Belanger angelKat Entertainment Annie Wu Arcadia Art Heroes Bad Science Comic Becky Cloonan Break a Lead Cameron Stewart Cinebook Comics Forum Curious Pastimes Daniel Bell Comics David B Cooper and Michael Davidson Dean Ormston Dilraj Mann Ethan Nicolle Fabio Moon Fiona Stephenson Fiver Arts Freaktown Comics Frozen Sloth Futurequake Gabriel Ba Geek Fluff & Lani Irving Genki Gear Hexjibber Hope Larson

91 71 20 2 37 44 3 76 48 19 29 23 86 12 80 7 31 79 24 32 94 73 84 51-52 & 63-64 21

Ian McQue & Alisdair Wood JAKe Joe Quinones & Maris Wicks John Lees & Sam Read Jonny Padbury Kel Winser, Illustrator Kit Jo Yuki Kristian Donaldson Laura Howell Lee Garbett Mariah Huehner Mark Buckingham Martin Kirby Meredith Gran Mike Hartigan Mike Jackson & Elblondino Mindstain Comics Mister Hope Nathan Fox Ned Hartley Never Ever After & Sarah Graley Nicholas Gurewitch Perilous Idol Publications Playful Leeds Rafael Albuquerque

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Ramon Perez Robert Ball & Warwick Johnson-Cadwell Rogue Screen Print Ryuuza Simon Gurr & Paula Knight Sonesh Joshi Square Eyed Stories T’sao Wei Teahermit Comics & Amanda Elanor Tribble

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The Astral Gypsy Ltd & Al Davidson The Common Swings The Elemals by Josh Clarke The Island of Doctor Geof The Phoenix Top Notch TwobyTwo comics University of Leeds Yishan Li

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26 - SIGNING TABLE A Monty Nero & Mike Dowling - Both Days Paul Cornell - Both Days Robin Furth - Sunday Only Andy Diggle - Both Days

1045 - 1215 1220 - 1350 1355 - 1525 1530 - 1700

27 - SIGNING TABLE B Rob Williams - Both Days Laurence Campbell - Both Days Frank Barbiere - Both Days Kate Beaton - Both Days

1045 - 1215 1220 - 1350 1355 - 1525 1530 - 1700

28 - SIGNING TABLE C Bambos Georgiou & Mychailo Kazybrid - Both Days Christian Ward - Both Days John Reppion & Leah Moore - Saturday Only Frazer Irving - Both Days

1045 - 1215 1220 - 1350 1355 - 1525 1530 - 1700

74 - SIGNING TABLE D John Higgins - Sunday Only Marcus & Julian Sedgwick - Sunday Only Si Spurrier - Both Days Robin Furth - Saturday Only


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93

78

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115 116

94

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127 78

Lou Scannon Loubylashes handmade 49 Magipunk Webcomic 4 Matt Hemsworth 125 Matthew Walkden 136 Mike Mitchell 139-141 Mondo 6-10 Mother’s Basement 56 Mse Events 46 Myriad Editions 89 Nick Brokenshire 98 Nikki stu comics 83 Obscure Reference Comics 137 Olly Moss 71 PandaFunkTeam 58 PaperDragonRPG 111 Paul Rainey 124 Paulina Vassileva 132 Piddley Pix 63 pinkjellyo 100 Professor Elemental Comics 123 Ragadabah 122 Razarhawk 11-13 Resurrection Comics 15-16 Ricochet 97 River of spuds 133 Robin French

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109 110

73 74

107 108 114 113

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81 80 79

67

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72

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52

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2 Tone Comics 5 Reel Film A J Poyiadgi A Little Lost Actuality Press Adam Vian Alan Campbell Art 113 Alex Brady 114 Alex Hahn Publishing 64 Alien Apple Studios ltd 108 Amai Studio 50 Animesoc 35 Avery Hill Publishing 84 AYUpublishing 14 Bakenekoya 26 Bang Bang Comics 131 Beep Club 116 Beyond The Bunker 34 Borderline Press 88 Cakes and Comics 120 Captain Jihad! 19-20 Cazbounces Books 130 Cherry and Cinnamon 31 Christeeny 27 Clockwork Watch 28 Clockwork Watch Films 119 Craigs Comic Land 66 David Baldeon 92 David Hitchcock 85 Denize Jaques 25 DesPop 70 DOT Comics 2 Dr Zorz and the Manotaur 142 Drew Millward Live Art 43 Duncan Goodyer 82 EdieOP 30 Elysia 54 Evk Illustration 77 Faye Stacey Illustration 61-62 Forbidden planet

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Robot Zombie Comics 112 Roger Langridge 23-24 Romantically Apocalyptic 118 Sicker Than Thou 91 Skinner Creative 115 Space Babe 113 39 Stiffs & The Pride 36 Team Girl Comic 103 Tenbandits 129 The Comix Reader 106 The Dessinators 96 The GeeBees Comic 107 The House of Murky Depths 21-22 The Mindless Ones 17-18 The Whatnot Tree 1 Tower Games 80 Victor van Velzen 3 Wizards Keep Publishing 44 Writing Maps & Treehouse Press 73 YF Studio 90 Yoke Comics 48 Zoom Rockman


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2000 AD Comic Competition Want to be the next great artist to draw Judge Dredd? Then take this opportunity to have your art seen by one of the world's best known publishers by entering the 2000 AD portfolio challenge! This year we have the ultimate prize – the winner of the portfolio session will get the chance to illustrate a Future Shock in 2000 AD! Join the ranks of the biggest names in British comic books by getting a paid strip from Tharg the Mighty! Budding artists should view the free sample script at thoughtbubblefestival.com, draw their own version of it, and bring their efforts to the portfolio sessions being held at the 2000 AD table at the Thought Bubble Comic Con on Saturday 23rd November. The six best efforts chosen by Tharg himself will then go before the searing eyes of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and its art droids! Entries must be submitted in person at the Thought Bubble Convention, Saturday 23rd November, at the 2000 AD table in New Dock Hall.


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