SDCC ’14: Tula Lotay on Supreme, Thought Bubble, and Career

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Tweetby Zachary Clemente Tula Lotay (aka Lisa Wood) is a comic artist hailing from the UK. Her work includes Elephantmen, Bodies, and the new Image book Supreme: Blue Rose with writer Warren Ellis. She also consults for the well-regarded Travelling Man comic shop and heads the annual comic arts festival Thought Bubble. I was fortunate enough to speak with Tula […]

The Shortlist for The British Comic Awards 2013 Has Been Announced

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TweetThe shortlist for the 2013 British Comic Awards ceremony has been announced, a list compiled by a number of critics, retailers and readers – among them ‘our own’ Zainab Akhtar. Focusing on British comics, obviously, the shortlist collects together a number of self-published and small-press comics. The winners will be announced at Thought Bubble in […]

Thought Bubble Expands to Third Hall, Due to Immense Exhibitor Demand

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TweetSo we move on from SDCC, and towards even brighter things. Thought Bubble has quickly established itself as one of the best conventions in the World, and so much so that this year all exhibitor tables sold out within two hours of going on sale. Obviously that’s good and bad news at the same time, […]

INTERVIEW: Will Morris Comes to 2000AD!

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TweetThe Leeds Thought Bubble Convention is probably the best convention in the world. And, realising this, 2000AD’s editor Tharg decided to launch an annual art competition at the festival – with the winner winning the chance to have their artwork appear in a future issue of the magazine. 2012 saw artist Will Morris win the […]

Thought Bubble 2013′s Guest Line Up So Far – 10 girls, 11 guys

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TweetThought Bubble 2013 have announced a second list of guests for their convention this year, which, I notice, means the convention has a brilliant gender parity. Of the 21 guests so far announced, 10 are female!

Tables for Thought Bubble Sell Out in Two Hours

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TweetA sign that the UK creative scene are eager both for conventions and the opportunity to queue, exhibitor tables for Leeds Thought Bubble Convention went on sale yesterday at 1pm, and had sold out by 3pm. This follows a very recent trend in the UK for conventions to sell out exhibitor tables at an increasingly […]

INTERVIEW: Barry Nugent, live at Thought Bubble!

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TweetAfter his first novel was published in 1999, when Barry Nugent went on to self-publish his second novel Unseen Shadows: Fallen Heroes five years later, he couldn’t have seen what was coming. Ostensibly the first novel in a trilogy (he’s currently working on the second book, which is tentatively scheduled for next year), Fallen Heroes grew […]

INTERVIEW: Woodrow Phoenix, live from Thought Bubble!

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TweetWoodrow Phoenix is one of the two editors who compiled Nelson, a 250-page anthology featuring work from over 50 different writers and artists. The idea of Rob Davis, the Blank Slate-published anthology tells a single tale, as told by a variety of different artists and writers. Amongst the incredible range of creators involved are people […]

On the Scene: Thought Bubble!

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The wonderful thing about Thought Bubble, an annual festival in Leeds that encompasses the academic Comics Forum and a two day comics convention covering all sequential art from Bunny to Batman, is that two people can attend the event and come away with a completely different experience. So while Steve Morris brilliantly scratched the surface, the following is the tale of my adventures as I visited one of the UK’s most popular conventions for the very first time.

Scratching the Surface of Thought Bubble 2012

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TweetThis weekend saw Thought Bubble 2012′s convention, and…. phew, it was busy. I did my best to talk to everybody, but don’t think I managed to get to even half of all the people who were there. It was a brilliant show, and I’ll try to do justice to it with my rundown. Get ready….!

The British Comic Awards 2012: The Results

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TweetThe inaugural British Comic Awards ceremony was held tonight, with founder Adam Cadwell presiding. More details to come tomorrow, but here’s a list of the winners. Congratulations to all, and to all… congratulations!

Thought Bubble is happening right now!

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TweetAre you here? Have you arrived? Leeds’ Thought Bubble Comic Arts Festival has reached the convention stage today, with guests including Kate Beaton, Mark Waid, Jason Aaron, Alison Bechdel, Andy Diggle, Fiona Staples, Kieron Gillen and a whole load of others. Image and 2000AD are also in attendance, along with a deluge of small-press and creator […]

Good Work, Comics: Boy Bands and Shadow Edition

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TweetIt’s getting tougher all the time, as Paul McCartney would’ve likely sung if the Beatles had reunited for a jaded comeback tour in the 1990s. All you want in life is for Stephanie Brown to get just one bit of respect, but time and time again your dreams are shatteringly recoloured at the last moment. And […]

INTERVIEW: The 2012 Thought Bubble Anthology is Here!

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TweetLisa Wood is the founder of Leeds’ Thought Bubble Festival, which is now only ten days away (AIIEEEE indeed, readers), but last year also saw her compile a Thought Bubble Anthology book, with all proceeds going to the children’s charity Barnardo’s. Last year’s anthology, released throughImage, saw creative talent like Mike Carey, Anthony Johnson and […]

INTERVIEW: Thought Bubble’s Clark Burscough explains how to run a festival

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TweetBy Steve Morris The Thought Bubble Convention is considered to be one of the strongest in the UK, emphasising comics ahead of film or television. As a result, creators from all round the World have attended, from David Aja to Frank Quitely, Peter Milligan to Gail Simone. You can also find small-press and self-published creators […]

INTERVIEW: Thought Bubble's Clark Burscough explains how to run a festival

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TweetBy Steve Morris The Thought Bubble Convention is considered to be one of the strongest in the UK, emphasising comics ahead of film or television. As a result, creators from all round the World have attended, from David Aja to Frank Quitely, Peter Milligan to Gail Simone. You can also find small-press and self-published creators […]