Filed under: About Thought Bubble, Art by Guests, TBTV, Thought Bubble 2016 | Tags: Comics, Leeds comic con, Leeds comic festival, Leeds Thought Bubble comic festival, Sequential Art, UK Conventions
Last year, as part of Thought Bubble 2015′s convention, we ran our regular Sketching Spotlight event, where 8 brilliant artists came up on stage and had a chat with Peter Doherty about their approach to comics while drawing live for our amazing audience.
Because comic artists are the nicest human beans in the world, 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 huge thank you to all those magnificent people for their time and generosity, and (with your help) we hope to be able to raise a lot of money for a great cause.
You can see a preview of all the pieces below (click to embiggen), with full details of the sketches underneath, as well as a link to the individual items’ listing pages, or for videos of previous years’ Sketching Spotlights, please visit our YouTube channel.
The auction will take place on eBay and will run for 10 days from 10am Monday 25th April until 10am on Thursday 5th May, with bidding/delivery open to fans 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 for a good cause, and find some new homes for some wonderful artwork!
(all artwork A4 in size, full information available on individual item listing pages, live from 10am – Monday 25th April 2016 via http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/thoughtbubblefestival worldwide shipping available)
Individual pieces up for auction include:
Rocket Girl / T-Rex, by Amy Reeder, pencils and ink on paper, November 2015 (sold as a pair)
Zombie, by Ben Templesmith, watercolours and ink on paper, November 2015
Batman, by Doug Braithwaite, ink on paper, November 2015
Tad (Wrenchies), by Farel Dalrymple, watercolours and ink on paper, November 2015
Outer Space, by Isabel Greenberg, ink on paper, November 2015
Mystery Solving Teens, by Kate Beaton, pencils and ink on paper, November 2015
Tara (The Wicked and the Divine), by Tula Lota, ink on paper, November 2015
Marcus (Deadly Class), by Wes Craig, ink on paper, November 2015
Our special thanks to go out to Peter Doherty for all his help and for hosting the Sketching Spotlights, and to Jip and all our technical volunteers for making these sessions possible, as well as the wonderful audiences who attended on the day!