When festival promotion includes images of one of our Broken Frontier ‘Six to Watch‘ creators like Shane Melisse (below) it gets extra priority on the posting list. The first guests for Thought Bubble 2023 are announced today in the press release below and there are some exciting names included.
THOUGHT BUBBLE SHARE FIRST GUESTS FOR 2023 COMIC CONVENTION
ACCLAIMED COMIC ART FESTIVAL TO RETURN TO HARROGATE THIS NOVEMBER
Thought Bubble 2022 – Credit: Simon Godsave
THOUGHT BUBBLE FESTIVAL
LEEDS & ACROSS YORKSHIRE
6th – 12th NOVEMBER 2023
THOUGHT BUBBLE COMIC CONVENTION
HARROGATE CONVENTION CENTRE
11th – 12th NOVEMBER 2023
Yorkshire Comic Art festival Thought Bubble Festival have announced the first batch of guests for this November’s convention in Harrogate. A huge two-day celebration of all things comic art, Thought Bubble is one of the key dates in the international comics calendar with hundreds of artists, creatives and industry professionals attending, alongside thousands of fans.
Sharing the first of many guests heading to Harrogate Convention Centre this November, Thought Bubble have shared guests including renowned writer, artist and television producer Jeff Lemire (Essex County Trilogy, Sweet Tooth, The Nobody, Extraordinary X-Men, Moon Knight, Justice League Dark), Multiple Eisner Award winning American cartoonist, screenwriter and animation producer ND Stevenson (Nimona, Lumberjanes, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power), acclaimed Forbes’ 30 Under 30 writer and cartoonist Molly Knox Ostertag (The Owl House, Strong Female Protagonist, The Witch Boy, The Girl From the Sea) and many others.
Now in its sixteenth year, Thought Bubble gathers some of the most influential writers, artists and creators in the world, whilst also celebrating Britain’s own grassroots comics community. Thought Bubble Convention is taking over Harrogate Convention Centre yet again and packing it with panels on everything from classic comics to contemporary offerings as well as invaluable Q&As for budding creators and seasoned aficionados alike and, of course, all the comics, artwork and memorabilia they can muster.
After last year’s success, Thought Bubble are also bringing back their expanded Thought Bubble Festival; a week-long celebration of all things comics will see exhibitions, screenings, workshops, social events and venue-takeover pop ups happening across Leeds and Yorkshire in a build up to the convention itself.
Alongside regular partners LeedsBID, Thought Bubble are set to cover Yorkshire in comic art and showcase the region as an essential stop for artists, writers and fans from around the world. Tickets for Thought Bubble Comic Convention are on sale now with under 12s, carers and over 65s tickets totally free. Tickets give access to all events within the comic convention weekend; panels, workshops, guest signings, as well as the three huge halls of over 400 exhibitors, publishers and much more still to be announced.
Tickets for Thought Bubble Comic Convention are on sale now with under 12s, carers and over 65s tickets totally free. Tickets give access to all events within the comic convention weekend; panels, workshops, guest signings, as well as the three huge halls of over 400 exhibitors, publishers and more, showcasing beautiful artwork from across the world.
Dapo Adeola, Natalie Andrewson, Jeff Lemire, Sonia Leong, Molly Knox Ostertag, ND Stevenson, Zoe Thorogood, John Wagner, Christian Ward
Martha Julian, Thought Bubble Festival Director:
“We’re really settling into our Harrogate home and are so excited to put on another amazing show this November. Our visitors can expect to see everything they know and love about Thought Bubble, but we’re hatching plans to make this year’s festival and convention the biggest and best yet. There’ll be something for comics fans of all ages – we can’t wait to welcome everyone back!”
For full Thought Bubble 2023 programme, guests and events please visit:
“The highlight of the year for comic, animation, games and film fans across Yorkshire and beyond.” – The Big Issue
“So many cool guests! We got up to some really cool stuff” – WhatCulture
“this is a weekend in the comics calendar that is as much about the people attending as their chosen art form and that sense of comics community was evident throughout” – Broken Frontier