Thought Bubble fast approaching, anthology on sale now

Thought Bubble Anthology 2013 Cover

The annual Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds takes place next weekend (17th – 24th November) and we’ve already enthused about the fantastic line up of guest here; but don’t forget that even if you can’t attend one of the largest celebrations of comics and animation in the UK, you can pick up a copy of this year’s Thought Bubble Anthology from Image Comics.

Featuring a spectacular roster of creative talent, and with all profits going to the Barnardo’s Charity, the anthology is  available from all good comic ships and features a variety of original tales by incredible industry talent from around the world, plus some shining new stars of the UK comics community.

Curated with the ultimate aim of showcasing the very best that sequential art has to offer, this collection prints the winners of 2012’s Northern Sequential Art Competition, as well as new and original works by Brandon Graham, Cameron Stewart, Ming Doyle, Richard Starkings, Boo Cook, Carlos Ezquerra, Jeffrey Brown, Nicholas Gurewitch (Perry Bible Fellowship), Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Ramon Perez, with a cover by Alice Duke.

The anthology’s full pricing, Diamond ordering, and format details can be found here, along with a trailer featuring previews of the strips contained within.

Special guests attending this year’s festival programme will include Matt Fraction & David Aja (Hawkeye), Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios (Pretty Deadly), and Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon (Daytripper) with a full line-up of over 100 top-name comics creators, and hundreds of independent exhibitors and retailers.

• The Thought Bubble Comic Anthology from Image Comics is available now from all good comic shops and digitally through ComiXology or you can buy a digital edition on the Image Comics web site

Full pricing, Diamond ordering, and format details of the print edition can be found here

• For all the news and information on Thought Bubble visit


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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