Thought Bubble Plans Mass Book Crossing

The Leeds Thought Bubble festival team have announced this year’s event will run from the 20 – 22 November, with a one day convention event on Saturday 21st at Saviles Hall Leeds, England.

“Throughout this year’s event we will hold workshops, talks, comic related film screenings and a huge book crossing,” says Thought Bubble director Lisa Wood. Book crossing, which began in 2001, is of course the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others (more info on

“In our 2009 book crossing we’ll attempt to turn Leeds in to one massive comic store, by leaving graphic novels all around the city for people to pick up in our goal to promote literacy though sequential art.

Thought Bubble,, which attracted some 1600 fans in 2008, is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to spreading the word of comics and manga though free workshops for children and adults and other comic related activities.

• If anyone is interested in helping, appearing or finding out more about this year’s even contact Lisa via
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John Freeman

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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