Thought Bubble have announced that their week-long festival celebrating comic art and culture is returning to Leeds & Yorkshire between 6th – 12th of November. Teaming up once again with partners LeedsBID, Thought Bubble Festival 2023 will present a week of talks, workshops, exhibitions, public art installations, film screenings, venue takeovers and much more.
The first festival announcement includes events such as Vice Press presents: Batman (1989) in partnership with Everyman, which sees the renowned printmakers bringing an exclusive selection of limited edition art posters and prints alongside a special screening of the film; the official UK Launch Party of radical new comic publishing house DSTLRY who aim to create a more sustainable and equitable future for creators, and an informative and empowering talk as part of Leeds Arts University’s Creative Networks series with the multiple Eisner Award-winning ND Stevenson and Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Molly Knox Ostertag.
Elsewhere, the festival will also be taking over the newly renovated Hyde Park Picture House, the Thought Bubble Art Trail will make a welcome return to share large-format artwork across Leeds, Dapo Adeola will be hosting a family-friendly library workshop, and there’ll be more exhibitions, signings and social events shared in the full festival programme in the coming months.
The week-long Thought Bubble Festival leads up to the internationally acclaimed Thought Bubble Convention. Now in its sixteenth year, the festival is taking over Harrogate Convention Centre over 11th – 12th of November to gather together some of the most influential writers, artists and creators in the world, whilst also celebrating Britain’s own grassroots comics community. Alongside iconic guests including Jeff Lemire, Jock, Zoe Thorogood, Jason Aaron and Explodikid, Thought Bubble 2023 will be packed with panels on everything from classic comics to contemporary offerings as well as invaluable Q&As for budding creators and seasoned aficionados alike and, of course, more artwork and memorabilia than you can imagine.