When Image Comics do Thought Bubble – an annual Sequential Arts Festival held in Leeds, West Yorkshire, with a comic convention held at the Royal Armouries, this weekend (14th/15th November) – they usually don’t do things by halves… And this year is no exception!
They are planning to fully roll out the big guns with appearances from some of the most creative forces working in comics today, including Charlie Adlard, Kieron Gillan, Jamie McKelvie, Sean Phillips, Brendan Graham, Ales Kot, Emma Rios, Matteo Scalera, Jock and also the team behind the publishers latest smash hit, the wonderfully gothic Wytches, written by Scott Snyder and with art by Jeff Lemire. (Our review of Issue #1 gave the book quite the thumbs-up…)
One of the highlights of the exclusive list for this years Festival will be a variant of issue #2 of the boo which, at only a fiver, is quite the steal. They’ll take more than a few to hand but don’t be too surprised if stocks begin to run low at some point. Beg yours as soon as you arrive!
We will be attending both days of the convention – and doing our best to get some interview time with some of the names listed above. Not promising anything, mind: they all do look look like they’ve all got quite the full schedule…
IMAGE COMICS AT THOUGHT BUBBLE 2014
Image Comics panels, signings, and a WYTCHES variant for sale
Image Comics is pleased to announce that there will be a Thought Bubble WYTCHES #2 variant featuring artwork by Jeff Lemire for sale at Table 45-47 on Nov. 15 – 16 for 5 GBP.
A WYTCHES signing with series writer Scott Snyder and variant cover artist Jeff Lemire will be held at Tables 45-47 on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Scott Snyder will sign with series artist Jock on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 3 – 4 p.m at Tables 45-47.
On Saturday, Nov. 15th Image Comics will host the following panels:
- I is for Inspiration: The artists of Image Comics (Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 2:30 – 3:20)
Some of the best and brightest artists working with Image Comics live and work in the UK and Europe. Many of them are coming to Thought Bubble! Join Charlie Adlard, Jamie McKelvie, Sean Phillips, Emma Ríos, Matteo Scalera—and moderator Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics—for a conversation about creative freedom in the new age of comics independence and their exciting new projects at Image Comics.
- I is for Innovation: The writers of Image Comics (Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 3:30 – 4:20)
A wave of writers from the UK and Europe changed the comics industry forever. What’s next in comics? This year’s Thought Bubble hosts a wide-ranging discussion on storytelling, freedom, evolution, and more, featuring bestselling writers Kieron Gillen, Brandon Graham, Antony Johnston, Ales Kot, Scott Snyder, and Richard Starkings. Moderated by Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics.
Note: Both panels are free entry with Saturday/Weekend convention pass, all ages, but please note: Thought Bubble does not control panel content