Thought Bubble announces 2013 dates, first guests

Thought Bubble 2013 icon by Alice Duke
Thought Bubble 2013 icon by Alice Duke

Leeds-based Thought Bubble has just announced that this year’s festival will run from 17th – 24th November, in conjunction with the 27th Leeds International Film Festival, and the comics convention, a regular feature of the event, will take place on the 23rd & 24th November.

The team will be making announcements coming soon regarding table registration and ticket sales for the convention, but in the meantime they have our first wave of guests confirmed, including…

– Rafael Alburquerque (American Vampire);
– Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, Casanova);
– Andy Belanger (Swamp Thing, Black Church);
– Becky Cloonan (Batman, Wolves, The Mire);
– Ming Doyle (Mara, Jennifer’s Body)
– Fábio Moon (Casanova, Daytripper);
– Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus);
– Ramón Pérez (Wolverine and The X-Men);
– Emma Rios (Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly);
– Annie Wu (Hawkeye, The Venture Bros)

You can see more details on their official website,, and they’ll have many, many more guests to announce as the festival draws closer, so keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook to find out as soon as they add new names to the list.

This year’s festival icon has been provided by Alice Duke, and the ThoughtBubble team should hopefully have a blog post soon about her process for creating it. “We love it,” they say, “and the sci-fi vibe that it’s giving to this year’s proceedings is out of this world. Literally!”

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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