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Thought Bubble 2017 Festival Spotlights: Signing Tour by thoughtbubblefestival

We’re less than 2 weeks away from the start of 2017’s Thought Bubble, and our convention’s return to Leeds City Centre, and we’re continuing with our selected highlights from this year’s programme here on the blog – helping you get the most out of the festival week, and beyond!

Taking place from 18th to 24th September at venues across Leeds (and beyond), 2017’s Thought Bubble will be a celebration of all comics has to offer – comprising a huge range of events for fans of all ages, and will include free art & writing based workshops for young people & adults, talks & masterclasses lead by industry professionals, free exhibitions, & our massive two-day comic convention on 23rd and 24th September in the heart of Leeds City Centre!

The full festival programme can be found on this page, with full information on events available by clicking their titles, and a map of venues for this year’s festival can be found here. We’ve also got a digital version of this year’s festival guide up online here, with provisional convention floor plans available here, and free print copies of all of these will be available at our events for attendees.

Don’t forget to check out all the guests and exhibitors who’ll be joining us for this year’s convention, and make sure to get your convention tickets (although more will be available on the door)!

We’ve also updated our visitor’s guide for the festival, including travel advice for getting to/around Leeds, which can be found here.

Today we’re looking at 2017’s signing tour – bringing guests of the festival to a comic shop near you, both during the festival week and following this year’s Thought Bubble!




Travelling Man Signing Tour:  Charlie Adlard in Manchester

Fri 22nd Sept,  4 Dale St, Manchester M1 1JW, 12:00-14:00, All Ages, Free

Now in its 2​6​​th year, Travelling Man 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.

As a proud sponsor of Thought Bubble from its inception, each year we host amazing events with some of the greatest names in comics. This year is no exception!

Charlie Adlard is one of the grooviest gentlemen in comics, and the magnificent artist on The Walking Dead which continues to absorb and astound legions of comic fans the world over.

Come along to this event to meet Charlie ahead of Thought Bubble’s convention!


Travelling Man Signing Tour:  Brian K. Vaughan in York

Fri 22nd Sept, 74 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF, 16:30-18:00, All Ages, Free

Brian K Vaughan has revolutionised comics with his work on such titles as Runaways, Y the Last Man, Saga, Paper Girls, and many more.

Come along to this event to say hi to a master of the medium ahead of Thought Bubble’s convention!


Travelling Man Signing Tour:  Katie Skelly in Leeds

Fri 22nd Sept, 32 Central Road, Leeds LS1 6DE, 18:00-20:00, All Ages, Free

Katie Skelly’s My Pretty Vampire is a helter-skelter trip through the altered states/tastes of vampiric hunger and desire. Combining stark, unsettling colours and an elegant shojo style, it’s without doubt one of our books of the year.

Join us for the My Pretty Vampire signing at Travelling Man Leeds with Katie Skelly. Exclusive Bookplate available!


Thought Bubble + Gosh! Comics Present…James Stokoe and Marley Zarcone Signing

Fri 22 Sept, Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DR, 18:00-19:00. All Ages, Free

Join your friends at Gosh! Comics in Soho, London, for a signing with the super talented creators James Stokoe (Aliens: Dead Orbit, Orc Stain) and Marley Zarcone (Shade the Changing Girl).

Please visit for more information.


Travelling Man Signing Tour:  The Redlands and Savage Town tour

Travelling Man Manchester 30th Sept 12:00 to 14:00, Travelling Man Leeds 30th Sept 16:00 to 18:00, Travelling Man Newcastle 1st Oct 12:00 to 14:00, Travelling Man York 1st Oct 16:00 to 18:00, All ages, Free

With Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire, Vanesa R. Del Rey and Philip Barrett.

We are super-excited to host these magnificent creators who have delivered two epics for Image Comics. Redlands is a beautiful horror tale centred around three witches settling some scores in the Florida back-waters and Savage Town is a wee tale about a gangster set in a Limerick City with a blood stain on every page!


We’ll be back tomorrow with another festival spotlight, but in the meantime, don’t forget that you can get live updates on all the current Thought Bubble action, please follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook!


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