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Tea-Time Rendezvous: Thought Bubble moves from Leeds to Harrogate for 2019

Thought Bubble has announced major changes for its Festival later this year, moving the event from Leeds to Harrogate – a Yorkshire spa town famous for Betty’s Tea Rooms, RHS Harlow Carr Gardens and renovated Royal Baths development –  and announcing dates in November. The 9th-10th November dates for the Festival weekend bring the much-loved eventContinue reading Tea-Time Rendezvous: Thought Bubble moves from Leeds to Harrogate for 2019

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Paying it Forward: The Road to the Breakthrough Project by Tim Pilcher

Breakthrough project co-ordinator Tim Pilcher talks about the people who helped him find his feet in the comics industry, and how that has led to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival’s innovative new project to develop new comics talent… As reported earlier, Breakthrough is an 18-month mentoring initiative set up by the Lakes International ComicContinue reading Paying it Forward: The Road to the Breakthrough Project by Tim Pilcher

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Lakes Festival’s Breakthrough project aims to find the future of comics

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has launched its ambitious Breakthrough project, which aims to give under-represented individuals a chance to express themselves through the medium of comics. Breakthrough is an 18-month mentoring initiative co-ordinated by writer, publisher and editor Tim Pilcher, set up by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in conjunction with ArtsContinue reading Lakes Festival’s Breakthrough project aims to find the future of comics

Guantánamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani

In Review: Guantánamo Kid

Guantánamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani Jérôme Tubiana and Alexandre Franc SelfMadeHero Life in the insanely oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia may be great, if you are rich and male and Saudi. If you are a teenage Muslim boy from Chad, though, you’re part of the large underclass that carries out many ofContinue reading In Review: Guantánamo Kid

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: “The Hammer” by Simon and Kieran Squires

Comic creator Kieran Squires gave downthetubes a heads up on his new project, The Hammer – an action-packed slams fantasy tale, reinventing Norse mythology with a savagely British sense of adventure and humour. The modest Kickstarter has just gone live and is worth checking out. The Hammer is a four part mini-series tracing the story ofContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: “The Hammer” by Simon and Kieran Squires