Thought Bubble 2018 runs 17th – 23rd September!

Friends of Thought Bubble: Captain’s Blog by thoughtbubblefestival

Hello Thought Bubblers! There are only 193 days left until the start of this year’s festival, that’s a mere 4,632 hours! Time is flying. Literally. Today we have for you some exciting news of guests for this year’s convention, as well as another entry into our rapidly growing list of Small-Press and Independent Friends of Thought Bubble (or FRIENDS Inc). Don’t waste another precious second considering this sentence, simply scroll down and enjoy the ride. However, please remain seated until we’ve come to a complete stop.

This week’s Friend of Thought Bubble is the splendid Kristyna Baczynski, a local artist of wide reknown whose work is just marvelous, as proved by its winning one of our competitions in days of yore (2008). Further examples of this excellentitude can be seen below. Proof, if proof be need be, that there are some mad skills in effect.

Kristyna Baczynski makes pictures.

Pictures in sequence.

Pictures that move.

Pictures that stay put.

Kriss-Tenn-Er Bah-Chin-Skee

Kristyna self-publishes ‘zines and comics as well as creating throngs of illustrated wrongs which can be found in all sorts of places including poster designs, music videos, fancy books and bespoke prints.

Contributing and collaborating whenever she can –

Kristyna’s work is regularly featured in Nib-Lit comics paper, and appears in the very recently released (and amazing) Solipsistic Pop vol 2 – an anthology which contains her ‘Sapling’ comic. She planted a Sycamore tree the day it was completed.

Whilst drawing she listens endlessly to Kate Bush, Kiss and Costello.

Whilst dining she enjoys sweet potatoes, satay broad beans and strawberry laces.

Work and witticisms can be found on her blog.


Info on some early professional guest confirmations now! We have high hopes that the line-up for this year’s convention will be our biggest, best and most diverse yet, and these names seem to suggest that this will be the case…

First up is Paul Duffield, currently illustrating Warren Ellis’ webcomic Freakangels to widespread acclaim (and rightly so, the art’s freaking beautiful)!

Next is Richard Starkings, legendary letterer, founder of Comicraft, and creator of the brilliant Hip Flask and Elephantmen!

Last, but by no means least, is Tony Harris, artist on Eisner award-winning  series Starman and Ex Machina!

We’ll be announcing many, many more names as we approach the festival dates, so be sure to check back regular, like. You know you want to!

I’m off to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, byeeee!

– Clark