[ENGLISH] Thought Bubble tells us: Tickets on sale now for the North of England’s largest comic book celebration. Featuring a huge one day comic book convention at Saviles Hall, Leeds’ largest convention space on Saturday 21st November – with leading artists and writers from around the world and 100’s of exhibitors from across the UK.
The third annual Thought Bubble sequential-art festival will take place this year from the 19th – 22nd November at a variety of venues across Leeds. The festival celebrates comic books, manga, anime and graphic novels in all their different guises, including everything from superheroes to independent small-press, and aims to cater to both long-time comic book fans as well as those who have never picked up a graphic novel before.
The main goal of the Thought Bubble Festival is to promote literacy and creativity. Over 4 days we will be hosting art and writing based workshops and masterclasses for young-people and adults, as well as panels and talks by industry professionals. We will also present, in partnership with Leeds International Film Festival, a programme of sequential-art related film screenings with premiers, previews, anime and cutting edge comic based documentaries.
This year’s festival will also feature our 2nd book- crossing event in partnership with 6 comic based publishers. Hundred’s of free comics and graphic novels will be placed across Leeds in venues, such as cafes and restaurants, information points, community centres and retail outlets. A special card will tell the person that has picked it up they can read it and take it home, pass it on to friends or colleagues or simply leave it where they found it for the next person.
The centrepiece to the festival is a special one-day convention at Saviles hall on Saturday 21st which the gives fans and audiences the opportunity to meet some of their favourite comic book creators for sketching and signing sessions, and also browse a huge selection of memorabilia on sale – provided by some of the best exhibitors and dealers from across the country – all of which spans over 160 display tables. Our convention will also include live art installations, portfolio critiques, panel discussions and masterclasses. The convention is viewed by many in the comics community as one of the best events of its kind in the UK, with Mark Millar (writer/creator of Wanted and Kick-Ass) calling it “the best con in the world”.
Big name guests from the comic book and movie industry confirmed for this year’s Thought Bubble so far include Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, Batman & Robin), Paul Cornell (Doctor Who), Andy Diggle (The Losers, Hellblazer), Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy), Adi Granov (Iron Man), Yishan Li (Yishan Studio How To Draw Manga Books) Charlie adlard (The Walking Dead) and Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man) with many more scheduled to appear throughout the festival period.
Entry to the Thought Bubble Convention is priced at £8 and under 12’s get in free and cosplayers get in half price. Tickets are available at Travelling Man Comic Shop Leeds and City Centre Box office on Millennium Square or call 0113 2243801. Online tickets can also be purchased through www.thoughtbubblefestival.com and www.leedsfilm.com
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For more information about this year’s festival please contact Lisa Wood at 0113 2436461 or via firstname.lastname@example.org