American comic book publisher Image Comics is taking an exciting step forward as its creators exhibit their books at the Thought Bubble convention in Leeds, England.

Official information is below:

[quote]A healthy contingent of Image Comics creators will be attending the annual Thought Bubble comic book convention in Leeds, England, taking place on November 17-18 at the Clarence Dock. The convention is part of the Leeds Comic Book Festival, which starts on November 11.The convention will be host to Image Comics signings, portfolio reviews, and a panel at the convention.

In addition, the British retailer Travelling Man will be stocking and selling Image Comics at the convention, including debut titles, exclusives, and the official THOUGHT BUBBLE anthology.

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Appearing at Thought Bubble are eighteen Image Comics creators who are guests of the show:

Charlie Adlard (artist – THE WALKING DEAD, ROCK BOTTOM)
Jordie Bellaire (colorist – THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, NOWHERE MEN, MARA)
Ian Churchill (covers – NO PLACE LIKE HOME)
Boo Cook (artist – ELEPHANTMEN)
Andy Diggle (writer – SNAPSHOT)
David Hine & Doug Braithwaite (STORM DOGS)
Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (PHONOGRAM)
Giannis Milonogiannis (PROPHET)
Phil Noto (artist – THE INFINITE HORIZON, CREATOR-OWNED HEROES)
Sean Phillips (artist – FATALE) 
Emma Rios (artist – PRETTY DEADLY), 
Nick Spencer (writer – BEDLAM, MORNING GLORIES, THIEF OF THIEVES)
Fiona Staples (artist – SAGA)
Eric Stephenson (writer/creator – NOWHERE MEN, Image Comics Publisher)
Angelo Tirotto and Richard Jordan (NO PLACE LIKE HOME)

Sean Phillips, Charlie Adlard, Fiona Staples, Kieron Gillen/Jamie McKelvie, Boo Cook, Ian Churchill, Angelo Tirotto/Richard Jordan, & Doug Braithwaite/David Hine will have tables at the Image Comics tables (#31-40 in New Dock Hall).

Image will also be holding signings on Saturday and Sunday:

Saturday 11/17
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Eric Stephenson
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Nick Spencer
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Giannis Milonogiannis

Sunday 11/18
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eric Stephenson
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Nick Spencer
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Giannis Milonogiannis

In addition, Thought Bubble attendees will get a rare chance to have their portfolios reviewed by Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. The portfolio reviews will take place in the Alea Downstairs Area.

Saturday 11/17
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sunday 11/18
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Because of time constraints, artists must email their portfolios in advance. Artists whose portfolios are selected, will be called back for a full review by Publisher of Image Comics, Eric Stephenson. Please submit your portfolio to martha@thoughtbubblefestival.com by 11th November 2012.

The Image Comics panel will take place on Saturday, November 17 in Bury Theatre, within the Royal Amouries.

Independence in the UK!
Some of Image Comics’ best and brightest stars make their home in the United Kingdom. Join them for a wide-ranging discussion with Image Publisher Eric Stephenson about creative freedom in the new age of comics independence and their exciting new projects at Image Comics.
Panelists: Jordie Bellaire, Giannis Milonogiannis, Charlie Adlard, and Ian Churchill (subject to change)
Moderator: Eric Stephenson
Date: 11/17/2012 Saturday
Time: 11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Bury Theatre

The new Image comics debuting at the convention are
THOUGHT BUBBLE ANTHOLOGY 2012, benefiting the charity Barnardos, including work by Kate Beaton, Warren Ellis, Gail Simone, Fiona Staples, Sean Phillips, Tony Harris, and more
STORM DOGS  #1 by David Hine and Doug Braithwaite
ROCK BOTTOM HC by Joe Casey and Charlie Adlard
NOWHERE MEN  #1 by Eric Stephenson, Nate Bellegarde, and Jordie Bellaire, featuring an exclusive Thought Bubble variant cover, limited to 500

For more information about Travelling Man, visit travellingman.com.

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