Thought Bubble 2018 runs 17th – 23rd September!

Thought Bubble Blog Bumper Edition (Hold the Presses) by thoughtbubblefestival

After a slight hiatus on the blog (while I transfered from my Fortress of Solitude to a satellite in geosynchronous orbit above the Earth. Basically, I moved house.) we’re back on track with a special giant-sized edition of TB-related information to blow you away with. So, without much further ado, atomic batteries to power, turbines to speed, let’s roll…

Last weekend saw the first Thought Bubble workshop of 2009 with a manga masterclass hosted by the amazing Yishan Li. A thoroughly good time was had by all over the two days which included the aforementioned tutorial as well as anime screenings at both the Hyde Park Picture House and the Travelling Man (Leeds) Coffee Shop. A big thanks to Yishan for running the masterclass and all the people who turned out to share in the fun and helped make the events so enjoyable, a few pictures from the days can be seen below.

If you would like to keep up-to-date about any of the future Thought Bubble workshops (which will be happening throughout the year up until the festival proper) then you can acheive this extremely worthwhile goal by: checking back to this very blog regularly; signing up to the Thought Bubble mailing list (; following our twitter feed; or joining the Facebook or MySpace groups. These events are a whole heap of fun and well worth checking out!


In related convention news the London Film and Comic Convention is taking place on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of July at Earls Court (travel info can be found here). Entry is £10 before 11am and then £5 thereafter. Tickets can be booked in advance online or on the door on the day with full admission details available here.

The LFCC now has over FIFTY guests attending including Vic Mignogna (Full Metal Alchemist), Spike Spencer (Evangelion), Transformers’ Bumble Bee and many MANY more! The full guest line-up can be browsed at the site.

The convention is also catering for anime fans with a number of events including a £100 top prize for the winner of the cosplay masquerade as well as a number of other events for fans of everything anime.

The LFCC promises to be a great event and a perfect way to get yourself excited for this year’s Thought Bubble Festival, so, if you’re free that weekend, why not check it out!


Also on the horizon for this summer are a couple of Death Note Days taking place at the Leeds and Newcastle Travelling Man stores on the 1st of August and 8th of August respectively. If you’re a fan of Tsugumi Ohba’s magnum opus then be sure to make a note in your diaries now. More details can be found on the flyer below or at the Travelling Man Blog.

That’s all the sequential art related news for the time being, but rest assured the plans for this years TB are continuing apace so it won’t be long before we have some more intriguing information to impart to you. You lucky, lucky people. Finally, in a little bit of blog news, this week will also see the start of a “best of the web” series showcasing some of the finest webcomics which everyone should be following, and acting as a companion piece of sorts to our Friends of Thought Bubble series. Live long and prosper, yo.

– Clark


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