Thought Bubble 2018 runs 17th – 23rd September!

Thought Bubble 2017 Festival Spotlights: Zarjaz! Exhibition by thoughtbubblefestival

Hey gang!

We’re now just 2 weeks away from the start of 2017’s Thought Bubble, and our return to Leeds City Centre, and as the festival gets ever closer, we’re marking the run-up to this year’s events by cherry-picking some selected highlights from this year’s programme here on the blog – helping you get the most out of the festival week!




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, in the first of our series of festival highlights, we’re looking at the free Zarjaz! exhibition, open now, celebrating 40 years of the galaxy’s greatest comic – 2000 AD!




Presented in association with Vice Press, and free to view at The Gallery at Munro House for the whole of September, the exhibition brings together a host of amazing artists to create some spectacular original tribute art to celebrate 40 years of 2000 AD.

Artists involved include: Charlie Adlard, David Aja, Mark Chilcott, Michael Cho, Mike Collins, Boo Cook, Rufus Dayglo, Nick Derington, Tom Eglington, Jason Edmiston, Brett Ewins, Carlos Ezquerra, Glenn Fabry, Matt Ferguson, Florey, Tom Foster, Godmachine, Matt Griffin, John Higgins, Dan Hipp, Jock, Clint Langley, Tula Lotay, Jake Lynch, John McCrea, Mick McMahon, Tom J Newell, John Pearson, Luke Preece, Raid71, Arthur Ranson, Alex Roland, Henrik Sahlstrom, Greg Staples, Chris Weston, and Kei Zama.

Ahead of this year’s Thought Bubble Comic Convention, on Friday 22nd September from 7pm onwards, Vice Press and 2000 AD will be hosting a special Thought Bubble Exhibition Event at The Gallery at Munro House, which will be followed by The 2000 AD Juve Cube – a riotous night of celebration featuring Live music, DJs and live art from super-star VIP droids featured in the accompanying exhibition.

Full information on the exhibition and Juve Cube event can be found here, including previews of the exhibition pieces, all of which are available for purchase from the gallery.


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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What is Thought Bubble? by thoughtbubblefestival

Thought Bubble is a new and exciting annual celebration of sequential art, an artform that brings together the incredible universe of comics and graphic novels, featuring everything from mainstream superheroes to homemade small press. Thought Bubble will be launched as part of the 21st Leeds International Film Festival and will take place 9 – 11 November 2007 with a line-up that includes comic and graphic novel inspired film screenings, workshops led by industry professionals and lectures and seminars by some of the most inspiring and innovative names working in sequential art. Keep watching this space for more announcements and exclusive updates!

Find out more at the offical website 

Thought Bubble presents its very first Comic Con in the crypt of Leeds Town Hall on Saturday 10th November 2007, from 10am – 5.30pm. Specialist dealers from around the UK will be here in Leeds offering a huge range of comics, graphic novels and merchandise for the biggest comic event in the North of England! We’ve also lined up some very special guests who will be attending the Thought Bubble Comic Con throughout the day to sign autographsand meet fans. Check out the guest page to see who’s confirmed, and
don’t forget to keep coming back as we’ll be announcing more guests in the coming weeks. We’ll have a guest schedule up online soon.
Tickets are £3.50 advance and £4 on the door. Children under 12 FREE. To buy tickets on line via Leeds City Council go to 

You can also buy your advance tickets from branches of

Travelling Man 0113 2427227 and City Centre Box Office (Millennium Square) or buy phone 0113 2243801.