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Thought Bubble 2012 – Mega Update! by thoughtbubblefestival
17/08/2012, 10:40 am
Filed under: About Thought Bubble, News, Programme 2012, Thought Bubble 2012

Hey you guys!

This year’s Thought Bubble Festival is now a mere 86 days away, which is a trifling 7,439,400 seconds! Hurrah! It’ll just fly by. Because of this we’ve released a whole batch of information about upcoming events, and who’s going to be at TBF12, so much so that we reckon it requires a recap!


Northern Sequential Art Competition 2012

The Northern Sequential Arts Competition is now open to all residents of the UK, with £200 worth of graphic novels up for grabs, and the chance to see your artwork printed in our next comic anthology to be won! All entries will also be displayed in a special exhibition at Leeds Library from 1st – 30th November 2012.

Deadline for entries is October 1st 2012, full competition information and entry guidelines can be found online at

2000 AD Portfolio Competition 2012

This year we’ve teamed up with the galaxy’s greatest comic, 2000 AD, to give one of you the chance to win paid work illustrating one of Tharg the Mighty’s Future Shocks! In order to enter, you’ll need to illustrate a sample script from 2000 AD and bring it along to the Thought Bubble convention on Saturday November 17th to be reviewed by the 2000 AD creatives in attendance.

Full details for the competition and the sample script can be found online at

Thought Bubble Anthology 2012

The Image Comics solicits are out for this November’s new releases, which means details for our new charity anthology are now out in the open!

This year’s comic includes work from (deep breath), Warren Ellis, Richard Starkings, Gail Simone, Ivan Brandon, Skottie Young, Dave Johnson, Sean Phillips, Fiona Staples, Tony Harris, Barry Kitson, Boo Cook, Emma Vieceli, Leigh Gallagher, and many MANY more!

The anthology itself will be a big old A3 beast, printed on some lovely heavy paper, with 32 pages of original content, and will be in shops from 7TH NOVEMBER 2012. All profits from its sale will go to the Barnardos Charity.

More details can be found at (scroll down).

Thought Bubble Convention 2012 Updates

We’ve updated the exhibitors pages, so check out the wealth of talent that’ll be showing their wares at this year’s convention, with Saviles Hall exhibitors up at and Armouries Hall exhibitors up at so much awesome!

We’ve also updated the guests pages, with over 70 top names confirmed as attending this year’s festival, and still more to announce as November creeps ever closer! Check out the lovely lot we’ve announced so far at

Hotel rooms at this year’s official partner – Leeds Marriott – are filling up fast, so be sure to book soon if you want to be at the heart of all the bubbly action this November. Full details can be found on our website at

Tickets are on sale for this year’s convention, both online at and in Travelling Man comic shops across the North of England. The first 500 weekend passes pre-booked guarantee access to our most excellent after-party, and there’s still some of these available, so get yours quick!

That’s all for now, we’ll be back soon with this year’s full festival programme, EXCITEMENT!