Comics Forum to talk courses at Thought Bubble

Comics Forum LogoIn addition to the Comics Forum conference which forms part of this weekend’s Thought Bubble in Leeds this week, the academically-focused  organisation also be running a table at the Thought Bubble convention this coming weekend where team members will be talking to members of the public about courses, books, journals, and anything else related to Comics Studies.

“The table was very well received last year and we spoke to a lot of people who went away interested in the work and material we were talking about,” says Ian Hague.

Comics Forum was established in 2009 as part of Thought Bubble, which takes place at various venues across the city every November. Taking the festival’s emphasis upon the educational value of comics as its starting point, Comics Forum aims to increase the visibility and accessibility of comics scholarship through an academic conference that brings together scholars, artists and fans in a spirit of mutual cooperation and development.

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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