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THOUGHT BUBBLE 2015 FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHTS: SIGNING TOUR by thoughtbubblefestival
27/10/2015, 3:24 pm
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We’re now less than two weeks away from the start of this year’s Thought Bubble, and we’re continuing our highlights from 2015’s programme, to make sure you get the most out of the festival week!

Taking place from 9th – 15th November at venues across Leeds and beyond, 2015’s celebration of comics comprises a huge range of events for fans of all ages, and includes free art & writing based workshops for young people & adults, talks & masterclasses lead by industry professionals, a programme of sequential art related film screenings, & our massive two-day comics convention on 14th & 15th November!

The full festival programme can be found on this page, with full information on events available by clicking their titles.

Details of books making their début at this year’s Thought Bubble can be found on this page, so have a browse and see some of the amazing titles you’ll be able to seek out at 2015’s convention!

With the convention now under 20 days away, don’t forget to check out all the guests and exhibitors who’ll be joining us, and make sure to get your tickets (although more will be available on the door).

We can’t wait to welcome everyone to Leeds in November, and to make sure you can get the most out of our programme this year, we’re running some spotlights on selected Bubbly events here on the blog!

Today we’re looking at the signing tour taking place as part of 2015’s festival, bringing some Thought Bubble guests to a comic shop near you during the festival week, and after our convention!

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Wednesday 11th November

Travelling Man Signing Tour 2015 – York

Travelling Man, 54 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7LF, 1630-1830, All Ages, FREE

Travelling Man, Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Finalist 2015, has firmly established itself as the place to go in the North of England for all kinds of comics goodness with its awesome vibe and friendly staff.

Working with Thought Bubble since the very beginning, our signings this year are as good as it gets!

In York we have Kurtis Wiebe, writer of the incredible Rat Queens, alongside Richard Starkings, author of the epically-cool Elephantmen!

Please visit travellingman.com for more information.

Big Bang Presents Jason Latour Signing

Big Bang Comics, Sandyford Rd, Dublin, Ireland, 18:00-20:00, All Ages, FREE

Big Bang Comics is a two time Eisner Nominated Store in Dublin, Ireland and the winner of numerous retail and industry awards. The store’s been responsible for curating and running the Dublin International Comic Expo (D.I.C.E) and constantly runs innovative events, workshops and signings all year round.

Jason Latour is an American comic book artist and writer known for his work for Image, Dark Horse, Marvel and DC comics. Probably best known to the contemporary audience for writing Spider-Gwen for Marvel and Southern Bastards, his standout creator-owned series which he draws at Image with Jason Aaron.

Jason is scheduled to sign at Big Bang Comics, Dublin on 11th of November in association with Thought Bubble and Travelling Man.

Orbital Comics Presents Kate Leth Signing

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JA, 18:00-19:00, All Ages, FREE

Orbital Comics, in conjunction with The Big Bang, is proud to sponsor creator Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Power Up, Patsy Walker Hellcat) at this year’s Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds.

As a store with our own team of Valkyries (bewarethevalkyries.com), it’s a real pleasure to welcome Head Valkyrie Kate for a series of events ahead of the show. On Wednesday, November 11 from 6pm, we’ll have Kate signing for her fans, then afterwards from 7:30pm we’ll be recording a live episode of our shop podcast Orbital In Conversation with Kate Leth and host Chris Thompson.

After a run of popular guests including Chuck Palahniuk, Skottie Young, Rachael Stott & Mark Buckingham, we’re really excited to have such podcast royalty joining us!

Founded in early 2002, Orbital Comics has quickly become Central London’s favourite comic shop, stocking everything the modern comic enthusiast could possibly desire – from weekly shipments of imported comic books, tons of hard to find back-issues, small press releases, graphic novels and all the latest collected editions available. Orbital regularly hosts signings and events featuring the current legends of comics. Our gallery has shown an unparalleled series of exhibitions, which often present a chance to pick up some original artwork and a real piece of comic book history.

Check out our redesigned website for news on upcoming events and to see some of the shining lights of the medium who we’ve been honoured to host over the last few years at orbitalcomics.com

Thursday 12th November

Travelling Man Signing Tour – Newcastle

Travelling Man, 43 Grainger St, City Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JE, 1630-1830, All Ages, FREE

Travelling Man, Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Finalist 2015, has firmly established itself as the place to go in the North of England for all kinds of comics goodness with its awesome vibe and friendly staff.

Working with Thought Bubble since the very beginning, our signings this year are as good as it gets! In Newcastle we have Kurtis Wiebe writer of the incredible Rat Queens, Emi Lenox artist of Plutona, Ray Fawkes writer of Gotham By Midnight, alongside Richard Starkings, author of the epically-cool Elephantmen.

Please visit travellingman.com for more information

Orbital Comics Presents Noelle Stevenson Signing

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JA, 1730 – 1900, All Ages, FREE

It’s time to earn your badges as Orbital Comics, in conjunction with Thought Bubble Festival, bring the phenomenal Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) to the UK for exclusive appearances in London and Leeds.

Like everyone else we were wowed by Noelle’s wondrous vision of how comics could be and wanted to do our part in getting her over. So, on Thursday, November 12 from 5.30pm, Noelle will be signing and greeting fans at Orbital – then from 7:30pm she’ll be hosting one of our famous Orbital Director’s Commentary nights looking at Lumberjanes Volume 2. We’ve had great success with these nights so far; welcoming Jasons Aaron & Latour, Becky Cloonan, Chip Zdarsky and many more to share stories from behind-the-scenes of their work.

To pick up tickets for this part of the event, please go to orbitalcomics.com

Friday 13th November

Travelling Man Signing Tour – Leeds

Travelling Man, 32 Central Road, Leeds, LS1 6DE, 1630-1830, All Ages, FREE

Travelling Man, Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Finalist 2015, has firmly established itself as the place to go in the North of England for all kinds of comics goodness with its awesome vibe and friendly staff.

Working with Thought Bubble since the very beginning, our signings this year are as good as it gets! In Leeds we are incredibly excited to have Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of hip-hop legends Run-DMC and founder of Darryl Makes Comics. We also have Thought Bubble’s very own Tula Lotay, who has worked with DMC on his new superheroine LAK6, and is the artist for Warren Ellis’ Supreme Blue Rose.

Please visit travellingman.com for more information

Travelling Man Signing Tour – Manchester

Travelling Man, 4 Dale St, Manchester M1 1JW, 1630-1830, All Ages, FREE

Travelling Man, Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Finalist 2015, has firmly established itself as the place to go in the North of England for all kinds of comics goodness with its awesome vibe and friendly staff.

Working with Thought Bubble since the very beginning, our signings this year are as good as it gets! In Manchester we have Noelle Stevenson creator of the outstanding Nimona, Kurtis Wiebe writer of Rat Queens, Emi Lenox artist of Plutona, Ray Fawkes writer of Gotham By Midnight and Matt Kindt creator of Mind MGMT.

Please visit travellingman.com for more information

Gosh! Comics Presents Rick Remender, Farel Dalrymple, and Jerome Opeña

Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, Soho, London, 18:00-19:00, All Ages, FREE

Can’t make it to Thought Bubble and based in/near London? All is not lost! You can come meet Rick Remender, Faryl Dalrymple & Jerome Opena for a signing at Gosh! Comics on Friday the 13th November, 6-7pm!

These excellent gents will be signing any of their books, and we may even have some exclusive prints available on the night. Come down and see us at Gosh! Comics.

More details at goshlondon.com

Wednesday 18th November

Big Bang Presents Kate Leth Signing

Big Bang Comics, Sandyford Rd, Dublin, Ireland, 18:00-20:00, All Ages, Free

Big Bang Comics is a two time Eisner Nominated Store in Dublin, Ireland and the winner of numerous retail and industry awards.

The store’s been responsible for curating and running the Dublin International Comic Expo (D.I.C.E) and constantly runs innovative events, workshops and signings all year round.

Kate Leth is a Canadian comic book creator, known for works such as Adventure Time: Seeing Red, Bravest Warriors and Edward Scissorhands. Kate’s current and soon to be released projects are Hellcat for Marvel and Vampirella for Dynamite.

Kate will be signing at Big Bang Comics Dublin on November 18th in association with Orbital Comics in London and Thought Bubble.

Saturday 21st November

Big Bang Presents Sean Gordon Murphy and Tana Ford Signing

Big Bang Comics, Sandyford Rd, Dublin, Ireland, 14:00-16:00, All Ages, Free

Big Bang Comics is a two time Eisner Nominated Store in Dublin, Ireland and the winner of numerous retail and industry awards.

The store’s been responsible for curating and running the Dublin International Comic Expo (D.I.C.E) and constantly runs innovative events, workshops and signings all year round.

Sean Gordon Murphy is an American Comic Book artist and writer best known for his work on the Wake, American Vampire Survival of the Fittest, and his numerous creator owned series Punk Rock Jesus, Chrononauts with Mark Millar and Tokyo Ghost with Rick Remender.

Sean will be signing with Tana Ford in Big Bang Comics, Dublin on Saturday 21st of November in association with Thought Bubble.


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