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Thought Bubble Guests Pre-Festival Signing Tour Dates Announced

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With less than two weeks away from the start of this year’s Thought Bubble Festival, the organisers have just announced a signing tour taking place as part of 2015’s Festival, bringing some Thought Bubble guests to a comic shop near you during the Festival week, and after the convention.

Taking place from 9th – 15th November at venues across Leeds and beyond, 2015’s celebration of comics comprises a huge range of events for fans of all ages, and includes free art and writing based workshops for young people & adults, talks & masterclasses lead by industry professionals, a programme of sequential art related film screenings, and a massive two-day comics convention on 14th – 15th November.

With the convention now under 20 days away, don’t forget to check out all the guests and exhibitors who’ll be there, and make sure to get your tickets (although more will be available on the door).

The signing events announced are as follows…

Wednesday 11th November

Kurtis Wiebe
Kurtis Wiebe

• Travelling Man Signing Tour 2015 – York
Travelling Man, 54 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7LF, 1630-1830, All Ages, FREE

Travelling Man, Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Finalist 2015, has firmly established itself as the place to go in the North of England for all kinds of comics goodness with its awesome vibe and friendly staff.

Working with Thought Bubble since the very beginning, their signings this year are as good as it gets. In York they have Kurtis Wiebe, writer of the incredible Rat Queens, alongside Richard Starkings, author of the epically-cool Elephantmen.

Please visit travellingman.com for more information.

• Big Bang Presents Jason Latour Signing
Big Bang Comics, Sandyford Rd, Dublin, Ireland, 18:00-20:00, All Ages, FREE

Big Bang Comics is a two time Eisner Nominated Store in Dublin, Ireland and the winner of numerous retail and industry awards. The store’s been responsible for curating and running the Dublin International Comic Expo (D.I.C.E) and constantly runs innovative events, workshops and signings all year round.

Jason Latour is an American comic book artist and writer known for his work for Image, Dark Horse, Marvel and DC comics. He’s probably best known to the contemporary audience for writing Spider-Gwen for Marvel and Southern Bastards, his standout creator-owned series which he draws at Image with Jason Aaron.

Jason is scheduled to sign at Big Bang Comics, Dublin on 11th of November in association with Thought Bubble and Travelling Man.

Kate Leth
Kate Leth

• Orbital Comics Presents Kate Leth Signing
Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JA, 18:00-19:00, All Ages, FREE

Orbital Comics, in conjunction with The Big Bang, is proud to sponsor creator Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Power Up, Patsy Walker Hellcat) at this year’s Thought Bubble.

As a store with their own team of Valkyries (bewarethevalkyries.com), they say it’s a real pleasure to welcome Head Valkyrie Kate for a series of events ahead of the show. On Wednesday, November 11 from 6pm, they’ll have Kate signing for her fans, then afterwards from 7:30pm they’ll be recording a live episode of our shop podcast Orbital In Conversation with Kate Leth and host Chris Thompson.

After a run of popular guests including Chuck Palahniuk, Skottie Young, Rachael Stott and Mark Buckingham, they’re really excited to have such podcast royalty joining us!

Founded in early 2002, Orbital Comics has quickly become Central London’s favourite comic shop, stocking everything the modern comic enthusiast could possibly desire – from weekly shipments of imported comic books, tons of hard to find back-issues, small press releases, graphic novels and all the latest collected editions available. Orbital regularly hosts signings and events featuring the current legends of comics. Our gallery has shown an unparalleled series of exhibitions, which often present a chance to pick up some original artwork and a real piece of comic book history.

Check out our redesigned website for news on upcoming events and to see some of the shining lights of the medium who we’ve been honoured to host over the last few years at orbitalcomics.com

Thursday 12th November

• Travelling Man Signing Tour – Newcastle
Travelling Man, 43 Grainger St, City Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JE, 1630-1830, All Ages, FREE

In Newcastle on this day will be Kurtis Wiebe and Richard Starkings.

Please visit travellingman.com for more information

Noelle Stevenson
Noelle Stevenson

• Orbital Comics Presents Noelle Stevenson Signing
Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JA, 1730 – 1900, All Ages, FREE

It’s time to earn your badges as Orbital Comics, in conjunction with Thought Bubble Festival, bring the phenomenal Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) to the UK for exclusive appearances in London and Leeds.

Like everyone else the team at Orbital were wowed by Noelle’s wondrous vision of how comics could be and wanted to do our part in getting her over. So, on Thursday, November 12 from 5.30pm, Noelle will be signing and greeting fans at Orbital – then from 7.30pm she’ll be hosting one of the famous Orbital Director’s Commentary nights, looking at Lumberjanes Volume 2. The store has had great success with these nights so far; welcoming Jasons Aaron and Latour, Becky Cloonan, Chip Zdarsky and many more to share stories from behind-the-scenes of their work.

To pick up tickets for this part of the event, please go to orbitalcomics.com

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Friday 13th November

Travelling Man Signing Tour – Leeds
Travelling Man, 32 Central Road, Leeds, LS1 6DE, 1630-1830, All Ages, FREE

Signings today include Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of hip-hop legends Run-DMC and founder of Darryl Makes Comics, and Thought Bubble’s very own Tula Lotay, who has worked with DMC on his new superheroine LAK6, and is the artist for Warren Ellis’ Supreme Blue Rose.

Please visit travellingman.com for more information

Matt Kindt
Matt Kindt

• Travelling Man Signing Tour – Manchester
Travelling Man, 4 Dale St, Manchester M1 1JW, 1630-1830, All Ages, FREE

In Manchester will be Noelle Stevenson, Kurtis Wiebe, Emi Lenox artist of Plutona, Ray Fawkes writer of Gotham By Midnight and Matt Kindt creator of Mind MGMT.

Please visit travellingman.com for more information

Rick Rememder
Rick Rememder

• Gosh! Comics Presents Rick Remender, Farel Dalrymple, and Jerome Opeña
Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, Soho, London, 18:00-19:00, All Ages, FREE

Can’t make it to Thought Bubble and based in/near London? All is not lost! You can come meet Rick Remender, Faryl Dalrymple and Jerome Opena for a signing at Gosh! Comics on Friday the 13th November, 6-7pm!

These excellent gents will be signing any of their books, and the store may even have some exclusive prints available on the night.

More details at goshlondon.com

Wednesday 18th November

Big Bang Presents Kate Leth Signing
Big Bang Comics, Sandyford Rd, Dublin, Ireland, 18:00-20:00, All Ages, Free

Kate will be signing at Big Bang Comics Dublin in association with Orbital Comics in London and Thought Bubble.

Saturday 21st November

Sean Gordon Murphy
Sean Gordon Murphy

• Big Bang Presents Sean Gordon Murphy and Tana Ford Signing
Big Bang Comics, Sandyford Rd, Dublin, Ireland, 14:00-16:00, All Ages, Free

Sean Gordon Murphy is an American Comic Book artist and writer best known for his work on the Wake, American Vampire Survival of the Fittest, and his numerous creator owned series Punk Rock Jesus, Chrononauts with Mark Millar and Tokyo Ghost with Rick Remender.

Sean will be signing with Tana Ford in Big Bang Comics, Dublin on Saturday 21st of November in association with Thought Bubble.

• The full Thought Bubble Festival programme can be found on this page, with full information on events available by clicking their titles.

• Details of books making their début at this year’s Thought Bubble can be found on this page, so have a browse and see some of the amazing titles you’ll be able to seek out at 2015’s convention

 

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. 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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