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Thought Bubble 2013 – Charity Sketch Auction by thoughtbubblefestival

Hello! Welcome to 2013 and the run-up to this November’s Thought Bubble Festival!

Sorry, getting ahead of myself there – how are you?! Been a while hasn’t it? Is that a new jumper? Christmas present? Lovely.

Ok, social niceties adhered to, let’s get down to some biznis… We’re well under way finalising the initial round of details for this year’s Thought Bubble Festival, so in our next update expect firm details as to such interesting things as:






In the meantime, just know that we’re racking our brainiums, taking feedback into account, and generally rubbing our temples to try and figure out all the ways we can make 2013’s Thought Bubble our biggest and best ever! Yay!


Right now, and much closer to home, we’ve got details of our inaugural Charity Sketch Auction! Last year, at Thought Bubble 2012’s convention, we ran a sketching spotlight event, where 8 wonderful artists came up on stage and had a chat with Peter Doherty about their craft while drawing live for our awesome audience. Because comic artists are a uniformly wonderful class of human being, they all agreed to let us auction off the sketches they produced, and donate all the proceeds to The Barnardo’s Charity. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all those wonderful ladies and gents for this kindness, and we hope to be able to raise a lot of money for a great cause.

You can see a preview of all the pieces in the gallery below (click to embiggen), and a full list of the sketches that will be up for auction can be found underneath. The auction is now live, and full details for each item can be found on our ebay channel at and will run for 10 days until 9am on Thursday 24th January, with bidding open to people worldwide. We’d really appreciate it if as many as you could spread the word as possible, so we can raise a whole bunch of money, and find some new homes for some wonderful artwork!

Sketches up for auction (all approximately A4 in size) include:

Spider-Man & The Incredible HulkScott C (watercolours)

Agent 355 (Y The Last Man)Pia Guerra (Ink and Pencils)

BatmanJock (Ink and Pencils)

The Incredible HulkJason Latour (Ink and Pencils)

Swamp ThingYanick Paquette (Ink and Pencils)

Leonardo (TMNT)David Petersen (watercolours)

Pretty DeadlyEmma Rios (Ink and Pencils)

Iron RexPaolo Rivera (Ink and Pencils)

— click the links above to be taken to that individual item’s listing page —

There’s some amazing art up for grabs, so be sure to check out, and put in your bid! Special thanks to Peter Doherty for all his help, and Jip and all our technical volunteers for making this possible.

We’ll be back soon with the first round of 2013 festival updates, but for live up-to-the-minute news, follow us on twitter (@thoughtbubbleuk), or like us on Facebook.