Thought Bubble 2013 includes an exciting programme of film screenings, run in conjunction with the 27th annual Leeds International Film Festival. This year’s festival includes a showing of the new digital print of Akira celebrating the seminal anime’s 25th anniversary, a double bill of The Dark Knight Returns animated feature and a making-of documentary about the comic’s conception, and a retrospective of works by the renowned Polish animator Walerian Borowczyk. Leeds International Film Festival runs from 6th – 21st November at venues across the city.
The second British Comics Awards ceremony will take place on 23rd November as part of this year’s Thought Bubble Festival, celebrating the best of the year’s stories told by writers, artists and illustrators in the UK. The judging panel for this year’s event includes Gareth David (lyricist and singer in the band Los Campesinos!), Lenny Henry (actor, writer and comedian), Stephen L Holland (co-owner and manager of Page 45 comic shop), Jamillah Knowles (writer and broadcaster), Graham Linehan (comedy writer and director), Josie Long (comedian, writer and actress) and Sarah McIntyre (cartoonist and children’s book illustrator).
The shortlists for the awards, announced earlier this year, can be viewed online and showcase what a wealth of comics talent there is currently making their home in the British isles.
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