Taking Down Thought Bubble on a Sunday Night in Harrogate…

Last weekend saw the first Thought Bubble comic convention in Harrogate, moving half an hour on the train from Leeds, but it seemed a world away. From all accounts however, it was a success. Some vendors I spoke to reported double their sales at the previous Thought Bubble, others triple. even if there was a […]

Destination Venus, Harrogate's Only Comic Shop, is Inside the Cinema

Coming home from Thought Bubble at Harrogate, I happened to pop by the town's only comic shop – and it was a revelation. Destination Venus as a comic store has been around for years, but in recent years was bought out by Regie Rigby, who uses to write the Fool Britannia column that ran alongside […]

Chip Mosher of ComiXology, on the Hunt for New Originals at Thought Bubble

Last year, Chip Mosher of ComiXology, discovered the mini-comic by Greg Lockard, Tim Fish and Hector Boros, Liebestrasse at Thought Bubble when it was in Leeds. This week, edited by Will Dennis, it was published as an original graphic novel on ComiXology Originals. and had a panel to itself at the show. Thought Bubble is […]

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning at Thought Bubble Harrogate 2019 – in Video

And The Wicked + The Divine balloons made the lack of jelly and ice cream notable...I then decamped to the nearby Hotel Majestic bar, where people were still talking about the gents toilets...“What did you do at the weekend, Tim?” “Oh, I hung around in a men’s toilet with @richjohnston” @bleedingcool @ThoughtBubbleUK #tbf19 — Tim Pilcher @[...]

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Dani Colman's Dice at Thought Bubble That Help You Get… Stuff Done

Dani Colman is a writer and editor based in San Francisco. She has written content for Image Comics' ODY-C, Black Jack Ketchum, and the bestselling Fairlady, and contributed a story to the Eisner-nominated Femme Magnifique from Black Crown/IDW. She'll be featured in the upcoming Iron Circus anthology You Died, and her debut YA graphic novel, […]

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Joe Glass Is Teasing Something Non-Pride at Thought Bubble… If You Can Find Him

Former Bleeding Cool contributor Joe Glass is exhibiting his Pride superhero comic book at Thought Bubble this weekend. But some people are not entirely sure where to find him. And not just because the show is now in Harrogate. Because Glass is exhibiting in the ComiXology Originals Main Hall of Thought Bubble. And not, as […]

From One Side of Thought Bubble Comic Con to Another - Harrogate 2019

From One Side of Thought Bubble Comic Con to Another – Harrogate 2019

I'm currently sitting at the front of the main panel room waiting for the Donny Cates panel to begin at Thought Bubble 2019, in Harrogate. I managed to miss this palatial panel room on the video that runs below… your regular, familiar, from one side of the show to the other, in our patent-pending shaky, […]


Will the Toilets of Thought Bubble Be the Biggest Story of the Weekend?

So I find myself stretched out on a long sofa bench with Tim Pilcher, former editor at DC Vertigo, Humanoids and now publisher of Soaring Penguin Press, and author of comics gossip narrative Comic Book Babylon, as we watch Andy Diggle taking what we consider a more than adequate time to relieve himself. Andy Diggle […]

UK Comics Collective Create The Walking Dead Interactive Event at Thought Bubble

UK Comics Collective is a new group of comic creators and comic fans debuting – and running a series of events – at this year's Thought Bubble Comic Con in Harrogate. I am currently at Wakefield Westgate train station on my way there too. Funded by Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England and Biochemical Society, the […]

Avery Hill Publishing Announce New Graphic Novels From Owen D. Pomery, Charlot Kristensen, Abs Bailey, Zoe Thorogood, Patrick Wray, Katriona Chapman

Avery Hill Publishing, South London graphic novel publisher, has announced a new lineup of titles for 2020 with a video presentation and a bunch of images, titles and creators… just in time for appearing at Thought Bubble this weekend. Go take a look. First the video… can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Avery […]

Vault Comics Makes Official UK Debut at Thought Bubble This Weekend

Vault Comics Makes Official UK Debut at Thought Bubble This Weekend

Have I mentioned I'm going to Thought Bubble in Harrogate this weekend? No? Damn, I was sure I had, Oh well. Some other folk, who are going are US-based comic book publisher Vault Comics in their official capacity. By which I mean their head of Marketing and Sales for the UK and Europe, Tara Ferguson, […]

Glenn Møane to Break Up at Thought Bubble

Glenn Møane to Break Up at Thought Bubble, Over Toxic Masculinity

I once met at Glenn Møane at a party at Thought Bubble when it was in Leeds. And he returns this year, this weekend, even though the show has moved down the road to the slightly snootier Harrogate. And he tells Bleeding Cool that this weekend he will be debuting his latest one-shot The Break-Up, […]

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Ryan Jenkyns' Whiskers McFadden, Remastered for Thought Bubble

It's Thought Bubble this weekend in Harrogate… and Orbital Comics employee Ryan Jenkins will be there with a remastered edition of his original breakout hit Whiskers McFadden #1 with new cover art and a completing of the storyline in the new year, coloured by Joe Exposito. It'll also be up on Comixology soon, for those […]

Spookids is a Very British Stranger Things, for Thought Bubble

Spookids, a Very British Stranger Things, for Thought Bubble

We love to check in with our friend Marc Jackson ahead of Thought Bubble to check in with his latest project. And this year round, that is the launch issue of his new comic book Spookids. Set in the eighties, with nerdy kids messing about, they open a portal to another place, that sees strange […]

Mick McMahon Draws Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles For Thought Bubble

This weekend is Thought Bubble. Bleeding Cool will be lifting its wearing legs from that London, don't you know and travelling far North to Harrogate, which is basically the posher, gentrified side of Winterfell. And this week on Bleeding Cool we will be showing off a lot of what will be waiting for us. Such […]