Posts Tagged ‘Thought Bubble’

Look at all this amazing queer stuff!

Queer comics (and the whole super-set of LGBTQ goodness) are a perennial topic for us, not least because I won’t shut up about them, and we’ve done an annual round-up episode on the podcast for the last couple of years:

So I was on the lookout for queer content at Thought Bubble this year, and delightfully, just so many of the books at the show seemed to be somewhere in the LGBTQ ballpark.

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Tab Kimpton (of Discord Comics) put together a “Thought Bubble Rainbow Road” this year, highlighting LGBTQ comics, creators and merch. Chatting to him (more of that on the podcast), he put the proportion somewhere a nose over eleven percent.

I didn’t scratch the surface of that, but here’s a quick round-up of what I found.

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Podcast 64 – Thought Bubble 2016

ConSequential Podcast 64 - Thought Bubble 2016

It’s that time of year again, so Roger and Dave are at Thought Bubble with special guests the people who could be lured back to their hotel room with cheap wine and a cocked eyebrow Dave Barker and Hester Wells (from heirloom-comic.com), and Clarrie Maguire (of ProblemChimp.com – specialist bookkeeping for all your starving artist needs).

They’re all drinking chocolate-flavoured British wine (as distinct from English wine, people on Twitter get very huffy if you confuse the two. So, what was the best of day one? Read On…

Thought Bubble 2016 – our hot picks and odd excitements

Here at Consequential dot net, Thought Bubble is our absolute favourite festival occurring between Halloween and the Beaujolais Nouveau.

Seriously though, it’s  probably the best comics event in the UK, and it’s a great time to:

  1. discover some amazing new comics.
  2. dance like several hundred people are watching, but are all just too lovely and welcoming to even form an opinion about that thing you’re doing with your hands.

We love the ol’ T’Bubz, and here’s a selection of things we’re looking out for, including some old favourites and interesting debuts.

The Nameless City - Faith Erin Hicks & Jordie Bellaire

The Nameless City – Faith Erin Hicks & Jordie Bellaire

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Thought Bubble 2015 – what we’re excited about

Thought Bubble! It’s Brit-nerd new year! Or something!

9781473326965_MULP_02_CoverLook, it’s a big old mess of just all the comics and the comics people, and the fun and the dancing, and probably too much beer, and the podcasting, and the new things, and the cosplay and the shiny, and yeah. It’s pretty great.

It’s also a cracking time to stumble on new stuff. But we try to go prepared. We’re like the boy scouts of spending far too much money on comics, with a throbbing hangover.

Last year, we had a few bits of advice on how to get the best out of comics shows, and this year we’ve picked out some things we might just consider buying.

So here’s a few titles and publishers you should check out at T’Bubz

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Thought Bubble 2014 – Roger’s comics haul

This weekend, as has probably be annoyingly obvious from our Twitter account, we went to Thought Bubble. It was aces.

If you spent the weekend hiding under a rock, or just muted the hashtag because you didn’t want to hear about my hangover, Thought Bubble is a fantastic comics con in Leeds. It’s been growing like crazy, and is now a brain-buggeringly vast opportunity to discover new comics, talk to comics creators, and make a right old tit of yourself on a dancefloor.

Roger's Thought Bubble swag

Roger’s haul o’ comics

Here’s a quick run-down on what we bought, what we liked, what we missed, and possibly some other things as well.

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Three reasons we’re going to Thought Bubble

Thought Bubble ticketMy tickets for Thought Bubble arrived today. It’s five months away, but I’m already childishly excited. Heck, I booked tickets as soon as I saw they’d been released.

Why?

The short answer: because it kicks enough arse to win a mid-to-heavyweight, quantitatively-measured arse kicking contest. Really: a lot of arse is getting kicked here. Non-trivial amounts.

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