The Friday Night Before Thought Bubble In Harrogate, In Pictures

Thought Bubble, the Yorkshire Comic Con now in Harrogate opened about an hour ago. But it really began last night, as comic book creators set up their tables and then hit the town. And Bleeding Cool hit the streets to capture what we could, as the drizzle stopped drizzling and local taverns were filled with comic creators. Not exclusively mind, a charity lunch at the Majestic Hotel extended its hours, and I met Jan who owns the Coldharbour Brewery in town, and knew the comic convention was in town because a0 her daughter-in-law was cosplaying there today, and b) they'd had a booking there tonight. More on that to come. The night really began with the Broken Frontier Drink & Draw session over at Major Tom's Social, as cartoonists ate, drank, and drew based on themes suggested by guests, with prizes provided by Avery Hill. And while Ronald Wimberly did his best to get a young barman to make cocktails of various descriptions.

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Ronald Wimberly holding court at Drink & Draw, photo by Rich Johnston
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Thought Bubble Collectors Edition from Major Tom's Social photo by Rich Johnston

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Then on to The Clubhouse, which ComiXology Originals courtesy of Chip Mosher had taken over for the night with a free bar and everyone from James Tynion IV to the White Noise boys to Sarah Gordon to John & Leah Moore-Reppion to Ryan Hughes, to Jock to Martin Simmonds to Mike Perkins to Alison Samson holding court.

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James Tynion IV is a scary monster on the streets of Harrogate – photo by Rich Johnston

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From there it was back to the Majestic with Ollie and Will

 

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And all the while, people were setting up shop at the Harrogate Convention Centre. I managed to sneak in there for a little look around, mid set-up – and here is how it was looking around half-way through.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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