5th Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival and Art Competition 14 – 20 November 2011

The 2nd Northern Sequential Arts Competition is announced. Create a one page comic book story and be in with a chance of seeing your work printed and published in a new comic book alongside some of the biggest names in the industry.

In 2010 Thought Bubble launched its very own national award with the support of Arts Council funding. The Northern Sequential Arts Competition is a new annual prize which is open to all artists and writers living in the UK. Budding artists and writers were invited to create their very own one page comic book story, and all the entries were judged by a leading panel of industry professionals, including 2000 AD Editor Matt Smith, Imagine FX Editor Claire Howlett and Marvel’s Spider-Man Editor Steve Wacker.

6 winning entrants will see their work published this year in a special Thought Bubble anthology which will also include original work from leading international artists and writers including Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy), Andy Diggle (The Losers), Antony Johnston (Daredevil), Mike Carey (Lucifer), plus many more.

The second Northern Sequential Arts Competition has now been announced and Thought Bubble is on the look out for new one page comic book creations. Once again, all entries will be judged by an industry panel including Steve Wacker, editor of Marvel Comics – Spider-Man titles and Matt Smith, editor of 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. As before, the winners will get to see their stories printed alongside the work of established artists and writers in the second Thought Bubble anthology which will also be distributed worldwide. The competition is split into two age groups, 12 – 17 and 18 +, full details on how to enter can be found at http://www.thoughtbubblefestival.com

Quote from Director Lisa Wood, “Following the fantastic success of our very first Northern Sequential Arts Competition in 2010 which attracted entries from all over the UK we are delighted to announce the 2nd edition of the competition. You don’t have to be an experienced illustrator or even good at drawing – we’re looking for new and interesting ideas so if you’ve got a story you want to share then why not enter this fantastic competition and you could be one of the winning entries that’s featured in the next Thought Bubble anthology.”

This year’s festival will also include a massive 2 day comic convention at two of Leeds’ biggest exhibition spaces – Saviles Hall and Royal Armouries Hall. The convention will feature some of the biggest international comic book artists and writers in the world, independent, small press artists and retailers offering something for all comic book fans.

Young people and adults can also get involved in our fantastic programme of free interactive workshops & masterclasses with activity for beginners as well as more experienced writers and artists. The full programme, along with full guest line up and venue details will be announced soon, and tickets for the convention will be going on sale in May! For all the latest news and updates check out http://www.thoughtbubblefestival.com.

Thought Bubble Sequential Arts Festival 14 – 20 November 2011
The comic convention will take place Saturday 19th November & Sunday 20th November 2011 between 10am and 5.30pm at the Royal Armouries and Saviles Hall Leeds, and tickets cost £18.00 for the weekend, or £10 for the day, with under 12’s getting in for free! Tickets will be available to purchase online at http://www.thoughtbubblefestival.com or in person by phone at the City Centre Box Office in Leeds on Millennium Square, tel: 0113 2243801.

Thought Bubble is the UK’s biggest and best sequential arts festival celebrating comic books, graphic novels and associated arts forms.

Each November Leeds plays host to hundreds of sequential arts writers and artists with some of the biggest names in the industry attending the huge weekend long comic convention in Royal Armouries Hall and Saviles Hall, Leeds’s largest conference spaces.

The festival strives to provide creative opportunities for young people and adults with free, interactive workshops and master classes led by industry professionals.

Tickets can be purchased in person at City Centre Box Office (The Carriageworks, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD), over the telephone (0113 224 3801) and online at http://www.thoughtbubblefestival.com and http://www.leedsfilm.com.

Thought Bubble is partnered with the Leeds International Film Festival

Email: thoughtbubbleinfo@gmail.com Tel: 07930 141629

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