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logo - thoughtbubble 2014The Thought Bubble Sequential Arts Festival doesn’t just consist of the massive two-day comics convention, held at the Royal Armories, Leeds, over the weekend of 15th–16th November – it officially also runs the week before, comprising of an incredible calendar of events including art exhibitions, screenings, talks and seminars, as well as a collection of signings by a whole cavalcade of international prestige talent being held in comic book shops, up and down the UK.

Organisers have released details of these signings, held in partnership with Travelling Man comic stores, Gosh! Comics, and Orbital Comics and it really is a ‘who’s who’ of renowned artists and writers of contemporary comics – Becky Cloonan and Babs Tarr will be part of the team representing the new Batgirl/Gotham Academy books for DC Comics; Jason Aaron, Jason LatourJeff Lemire, Scott Snyder, Tim Sale and more join the ladies on the tour to fly the flag for the American contingent of the tour; Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie will be hosting a ‘launch party’ (read: solid excuse for a well deserved piss-up) to celebrate the resounding success of The Wicked + The Divine; and, Richard Starkings will travelling hard to meet and greet the legion of Elephantman fans at a couple of the locations.


Here’s the full line-up, courtesy of Thought Bubble:

Wednesday 12th November: Travelling Man Signing Tour, Manchester

Travelling Man, 4 Dale St, Manchester, M1 1JW, 1630-1830, All Ages, FREE

In Manchester we have the creative teams behind the super-hot Batgirl and Gotham Academy; Becky Cloonan, Babs Tarr, Brenden Fletcher and Cameron Stewart, alongside Richard Starkings, author of the epically-cool Elephantmen.

Please visit travellingman.com for more information.

Thursday 13th November: Travelling Man Signing Tour, Newcastle

Travelling Man, 43 Grainger St, Newcastle, NE1 5JE, 1630-1830, All Ages, FREE

Up in the north east at our Newcastle store we have Jason Aaron and Jason Latour, the creative team behind the brilliant and bloodied Southern Bastards, and Richard Starkings, author of the weird and wonderful Elephantmen.

An exclusive bookplate is available free with Southern Bastards Vol 1. Just ask in-store!

Please visit travellingman.com for more details.

Friday 14th November: Travelling Man Signing Tour, York

Travelling Man, 54 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF, 1630-1830, all ages, FREE

In the ancient city of York we will have comics giants Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), and Tony Harris (Starman/Ex Machina) for your signing and sketching pleasure.

Please visit travellingman.com for more details.

Friday 14th November: Gosh! Comics Present Jeff Lemire & Scott Snyder Signing

Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, Soho, London, 1700 – 1900, all ages, FREE

Gosh! Comics: “In November, we’re teaming up with our friends at Thought Bubble for two huge events: Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Sweet Tooth, Trillium) and Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman) will be in the shop, signing for the south-of-Birmingham contingent on Friday 14th November between 5-7pm.

Then, after the festival, on November 21st between 5-7pm we’ll be having Brandon Graham (Prophet) signing followed by a live recording of Comics Podcast Inkstuds hosted by Robin McConnell from 7.30pm with very special guests! That same week why not pop in for our Wicked and Divine Launch party with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie on November 12th? Aw, go on!”

Please visit goshlondon.com for more information.

Wednesday 19th November: Jason Aaron & Jason Latour Signing at Orbital Comics

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport St, London, WC2H 7JA, 1700 – 1900, free entry, all ages

As part of this year’s Thought Bubble Festival, those southern bastards Orbital Comics will be hosting those other southern bastards, Jasons Aaron and Latour, for a London-exclusive signing on Wednesday November 19. Hot on the heels of their work on Thor, Wolverine & The X-Men, The Winter Soldier, Men Of Wrath and the aforementioned Southern Bastards, this is sure to be another busy event with two incredibly popular creators.

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