As part of Leeds “Light Night” event this month, the Thought Bubble Festival team have organised a special free event encouraging everyone to come along and draw to your heart’s content.
On Friday 9th October, Thought Bubble will take part in Light Night Leeds to encourage everyone to get creative.
Light Night is a national programme of events covering the whole of the UK when, for one night, a city stays up so that its attractions and symbols are seen in a new light.
Six major UK cities – as well as Leeds, the others are Kircaldy, Birmingham, Dundee, Nottingham and Perth – will offer their residents and visitors the opportunity to experience their city from a fresh perspective.
Organisers say it’s a chance for everyone to come together and celebrate the city, focusing on their shared culture, history and identity. Spectators get to see the unusual for free in a familiar environment and “lose themselves” in the city, which is transformed into a stage for the night.
As part of Leeds Light Night event, Thought Bubble are holding a live art installation at Travelling Man Leeds on their store front window. Lees residents and visitors are invited to pop along and draw something, and there will also be freebies, snacks and drinks for all.
The finished art will be displayed at the Travelling Man Leeds Coffee Bar.
• Draw, Draw Draw! is on Friday 9th October, 5.30pm to 10pm, FREE. Travelling Man Leeds, 32 Central Rd, LS1 6DE, 0113 2436461.
• Thought Bubble: The Leeds Sequential Art Festival takes place 19 – 22 November 2009, offering a huge one day comic book convention Saturday 21st November 2009 at Saviles Hall Leeds. If you would like to book a table at this event or if you have any questions, please email email@example.com. For more information visit www.thoughtbubblefestival.com
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.