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Thought Bubble - The UK's Largest Comic Art Festival

Thought Bubble - The UK's Largest Comic Art Festival
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17 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018

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Victoria Gardens

The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AH

Thought Bubble Festival is the UK’s largest event of its kind – an annual celebration of comic art in all its forms, including everything from superhero comics to independent and small-press artists and writers. Our aim is to cater to long-time comic book fans and those who have never picked up a graphic novel before!

Thought Bubble formed in 2007 as a non-profit-making organisation dedicated to promoting comics and graphic novels as an important national and international cultural art-form. Now in its 12th year, the festival takes place over a full week, with a jam-packed programme of events at a variety of venues across Leeds City Centre.

2018’s festival will run from 17th - 23rd September (with selected satellite and fringe events before and after these dates), and will include free art and writing workshops for young people and adults, a two-day academic conference, and talks and masterclasses led by industry professionals.

Our huge two-day comic con will take place on 22nd and 23rd September. There will be an incredible line-up of leading artists and writers, and over 400 tables showcasing the best in comic art, with creator appearances, publisher presence, and retailers. The weekend will also feature portfolio viewings and competitions, as well as a huge cosplay parade. This promises to be one of the best events of its kind in the UK, as we’re celebrating comics in style!

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Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.

Free for carers (attending in support of a standard convention ticket holder) Free for under 12s (all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who will need a standard convention ticket) Free for over 65s (please bring a valid form of ID, and visit our ticket desk when arriving at the convention)  

  • Family friendly
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  • Social
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