From Thursday to Sunday the Thought Bubble Sequential Arts Festival is happening in Leeds. The festival features exhibitions, talks, a 24 hour comic challenge, workshops, film showings, parties, and the launch of Bryan Talbot’s new graphic novel Granville: Mon Amour.

There will also be the presentation of the first ever Leeds Graphic Novel Award, as part of the Leeds Book Awards. The award is for graphic novels aimed at readers between the ages of 11 and 14, and the winner is chosen by children from a number of schools in the Leeds area.

Click here to see the full list of the (very deserving) nominees.

The one day comicon event happens on Saturday, and features comics creators like John Romita Jr. (Kick Ass), Tony Harris (Ex Machina), Becky Cloonan (Demo), Paul Cornell (Action Comics), Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy), and many, many more.

Sunday is the Thought Bubble Bizarre Fair, featuring small press creators, comics jams, workshops, and French lessons

You can check the Thought Bubble website for full lists of events and guests.


Matthew Murray can’t stop travelling. When he does manage to sit down somewhere he reads a lot of zines and comics, yet he always wants more.


  1. You ever notice that whenever a comic-con press release goes out it always has horrendous address/location information?

    There will always be a street address but usually no city and definitely no state or country information.

    Here we have the Leeds comicon, but I’ll have to do some googling to locate the state or even if it’s in the U.S. or in another country. You’d think that if an event wants as much business as possible it will make it as easy as possible for patrons to *FIND* it.