Thought Bubble 2018 runs 17th – 23rd September!

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Hey you guys! Whole lotta TBF11 news and the return of our series of creator profiles here for you today!

The build-up to this year’s Thought Bubble is well and truly underway now, and we’re now able to start letting a few cats out of their respective bags. Their quantum wavefronts collapse, and we are able to categorically confirm that they exist, and are looking very healthy.

First and foremost – our shiny new website is now LIVE! To get a glimpse of all things Thought Bubble 2011, simply direct your browsers to, where you’ll be able to find guest announcements, information on all this year’s events, and a full listing of 2011’s many, many, exhibitors.

Speaking of guests, we’ve announced this year’s first batch of attendees, and we think they set the tone for 2011’s festival. Namely, uber-awesome, just feast your ocular cavities on this bunch…

Adam Hughes (Catwoman)

Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween)

Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy)

Becky Cloonan (Demo)

Richard Starkings (Elephantmen)

Emma Vieceli (Vampire Academy)

Allison Sohn (Marvel/DC Trading Cards)

Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men)

Jamie McKelvie (Secret Avengers)

Boo Cook (Elephantmen)

Andy Diggle (Astonishing Captain America)

…with many more to be announced as the festival draws closer!


As you may know, each year, we here in the lofty Thought Bubble towers like to throw the spotlight on a selection of independent creators in a series known, unambiguously, as The Small Press and Independent Friends of Thought Bubble. And this year is no exception.

Kicking off 2011’s entries is a creator who has rapidly become one of our very favourites. Almost too rapidly. But I’m sure you’ll see why once you have a look at some of his artwork. Glance southwards and you’ll be able to view a selection of pieces from the inimitable Luke Pearson, producer of the gorgeous cover for upcoming UK anthology Paper Science 4.

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Luke Pearson is an illustrator and comic book artist who graduated with an illustration degree in 2010. His comics can be found in anthologies such as Solipsistic Pop and A Graphic Cosmogony, music newspaper The Stool Pigeon, the self-published Dull Ache as well as scattered across the Internet. His first book Hildafolk was published by Nobrow Press in 2010. You can find all his work at


I really cannot recommend Hildafolk enough, pick it up at your local comic emporium and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Lovely stuff.

That’s about it for now, we’re expecting tickets for this year’s convention to go on sale in the next few weeks, and if you’d like to know the instant that happends then I’d suggest following us on Twitter, or joining our Facebook group. There’ll be another creator profile up same time next week, but until then – be excellent to each other!

– Clark