Along with an incredible line up of guests, this year’s Thought Bubble Festival will also see the release of another special comics anthology, with all profits going to Barnardo’s, one of the largest children’s charities in the UK.
Hip Flask meets Dredd in this year’s Thought Bubble anthology. Story by Richard Starkings, art by Boo Cook
Hold onto your butts: the Chloe Noonan/Ellerbisms crossover becomes a reality in this year’s Thought Bubble anthology. Art: Marc Ellerby
The collection of new short stories, published in partnership with Image Comics, features work by some of the best in the business, including the first ever team-up of Elephantmen and Judge Dredd, with contributions from Rafael Albuquerque, Gabriel Ba, Jeffrey Brown, Clark Burscough, Adam Caldwell, Boo Cook, Rufus Dayglo, Ming Doyle, Marc Ellerby, Brandon Graham, Adi Granov, Tom Humberstone, Tamsin Isles, Fábio Moon, Ramón Pérez and Richard Starkings.
This collection will also print the winners of 2012’s Thought Bubble Comic Art Competition.
As with 2012’s well received anthology, 2013’s edition comprises an innovative, ‘Wednesday Comics’ newspaper style printing, on high quality paper stock, with 32 pages of original content.
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.