Thought Bubble Festival celebrates successful move to Harrogate

Thought Bubble Festival 2019. Image: Thought Bubble

Thought Bubble Festival 2019. Image: Thought Bubble

Thought Bubble organisers have thanked everyone who came to their Comic Con and Festival in Harrogate.

“We’ve had an amazing weekend in Harrogate and you’ve all made it so special,” the team declared on Twitter. “We love you all!”

Thought Bubble Festival 2019. Image: Thought Bubble

Thought Bubble Festival 2019. Image: Thought Bubble

Thought Bubble Festival 2019. Image: Thought Bubble

Thought Bubble Festival 2019. Image: Thought Bubble

The hugely popular annual Festival moved from Leeds to Harrogate this year and despite appalling weather earlier in the week, causing misery for thousands whose homes and businesses were flooded in other parts of the North. Resulting public transport issues meant some were not able to get to the event, but hundreds did.

2000 AD hosted its annual Art Competition at the event, won by Robin Henley, chosen by Leah Moore, Mike Dowling and Frazer Irving. Robin will now get paid work with the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.

“I’m so glad I ignored my doubts and took a chance,” she says, “as it was an incredible event to be part of.”

“The Ticket” by Robin Henley

“So good to see so many friendly faces,” commented Lakes International Comic Art Festival co-host Ian Loxam. “The con appeared well run and organised and all sellers we spoke too seemed very happy. Good work.”

Publisher Iron Circus seems to have underestimated the popularity of its books - almost selling out after just one day! Publisher Iron Circus seems to have underestimated the popularity of its books – almost selling out after just one day!

“Thought Bubble is such a towering success,” enthused Politics.co.uk editor Ian Dunt. “It’s a pleasure to be among such an upbeat, diverse collection of comics nerds. A perfect counterpoint to the toxic fandom you see online.

Here’s just a few of our favourite, many, many, social media posts, largely via the #TBF19 tag on Twitter from the successful weekend…

Thought Bubble is online at www.thoughtbubblefestival.com

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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