THOUGHT BUBBLE FORTNIGHT 2021! With Thought Bubble looming there are, of course, scores of fantastically talented exhibitors to investigate in Harrogate this coming weekend, and many comics debuting there you will not have seen before (we’ve reviewed a large number of them here). We have a dozen or so creators, though, that we would like to give a special push to. There’s a strong presence at Thought Bubble this year from artists who have been part of our ‘Six Small Press Creators to Watch’ programme over the years. Indeed from nearly every year we have been running the initiative since 2015! We’ve provided Hall and Table details below plus info on what they’ll have available and links to previous coverage. Give them some special attention at TB! They’re a super talented bunch and they deserve your support.
Big Brown Eyes Collective
The collective of sisters Karis Lambert, Freya Lambert and 2016 BF ‘Six to Watch’ artist Emily Rose Dixon have published a number of anthologies of their own work and that of other artists including Beginnings, Habitat, Barriers and BLOOM.
Find them at Table 97B
Recently interviewed at Broken Frontier about his new Glorious Wrestling Alliance Ultimate Championship Edition from Graphic Universe, Josh will be at TB with that new GWA colour volume plus other Carp Publishing Endeavours books including the Death Machine & Gravy Train Stay Indoors minicomic, the entire run of Ioan Morris’s Biggol and Lukasz Kowalczuk’s Only Wrestling is Real.
Find Josh at Table 12A with Ioan Morris
Pigeon, aka Kamila Król, will have her much acclaimed Rusalka Part 1, the Slavic Mythology art book, as well as some stickers and remaining Baba Yaga t-shirts with her.
Find Pigeon at Table 85B
Sabba will have copies of her Myriad Editions graphic memoir The Roles We Play, one of the most important releases of 2021, alongside prints, Xmas cards, zines and a possible surprise or two!
Find Sabba at Table 69A
Shane will have his new collection Road Knight, They’re Coming Down the Stairs, The Knight and True Made Up Stories, as well as prints tote bags and t-shirts.
Find Shane at Table 27B
ComiXology Originals Hall
Groundbreaking visual poet Peony has no less than three new comics at Thought Bubble this year including Eke it Out and Swallow it Whole, Three Comics and Nottingham to London.
Find Peony at Table 41
Comics activist and organiser Joe will have his new flip format comic Split (with Matthew Dooley) plus Neurotic Fiction, Leftovers, Like Tweet Match Repeat and the last handful of issues of Stutter.
Next door to Joe will be the WIP Comics group he oversees with lots of anthologies and a bunch of other people’s books (including some debuts).
Find Joe at Table 155 and WIP Comics at 156
Mereida will have some of her boundary-pushing experimental work on offer including our Thought Bubble ‘Comic of the Festival’ Naglalamay, Throwing Pennies and minicomic The Old Mimoid.
Find Mereida at Table 156B
Norm will have prints, buttons, and the last remaining self-published copies of the sensational The Junction before the new hardcover version from Titan Comics next year.
Find Norm at Table 147B
Abstract comics artist extraordinaire Olivia will her comics Escapades, Present.Tense and Systems available, as well as some prints.
Find Olivia at Table 115B
Kate-mia is the creator behind the spooky, Gothic, coming-of-age fantasy comic A Dark Forest. You can read more about that project in this interview with her a few years back at BF.
Find Kate-mia at Table 28A
Olivia is the artist behind the beautifully illustrated but often poignant minicomics like Kolf and That One October.
Find Olivia at Table 36B
Special mention in Redshirt Hall!
Not a Broken Frontier ‘Six to Watch’-er but a Broken Frontier team member! Jenny will be at TB with her lauded breakout graphic novel Biscuits (assorted) from Myriad Editions and usual assortment of zines.
Find Jenny at Table 15
For full exhibitor details visit the Thought Bubble site here.