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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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November ’16 deadline for the Creators for Creators grant offering $30K in funding

The deadline for applying for a grant to the Creators for Creators organisation is fast approaching – a project whose backers include Britain’s Charlie Adlard and Kieron Gillen aiming to offer $30,000 in support to a single cartoonist or writer/artist duo in order to support the creation of a new and original work. Creators for Creators – which has supportContinue reading November ’16 deadline for the Creators for Creators grant offering $30K in funding

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Thought Bubble 2015 Programme Announced

The team behind Thought Bubble, the annual and hugely-popular comics festival held in Leeds, have lined up a terrific week of comics celebration, bringing some of the best creators in the world to the city. The programme for this year’s festival is now live and contains full details of all the events taking place over the festivalContinue reading Thought Bubble 2015 Programme Announced

Lakes Festival Focus: An Interview with Comic Writer Kieron Gillen

Last year, in partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, downthetubes brought you a number of interviews with creators attending the event – and we’re delighted to be able to run a series in the run up to their eagerly anticipated 2015 event in October, continuing the series with an interview with award-winning comics writer KieronContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus: An Interview with Comic Writer Kieron Gillen

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2014 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced

The 2015 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. The nominees include Wicked + Divine, written by Kieron Gillen, with art by Jamie McKelvie – and numerous winners of the recently-announced Eisner Awards, including Fiona Staples for SagaContinue reading 2014 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced