While all eyes are on SDCC this weekend, there are other cons still to come and still to look forward to, particularly here in the UK. As the long summer schedule for American cons start petering out come September, we pick up the baton and run with it, with the ever growing Thought Bubble Comics Arts Festival and the con attached to this week long celebration of comics and comic book art and culture being one of the larger comic centred cons of the year.
And, as in previous years, Thought Bubble are producing their own anthology, courtesy of Image Comics this time round, collecting together original strips form some of the best in the business. This year’s anthology will include work form the likes of Jason Aaron, Jen Bartel (who produced the cover for this year’s anthology and the festival), Cecil Castellucci, Brandon Graham, Jody Houser, Jason Latour, Emi Lenox, Simon Roy, Marley Zarcone, and many more.
Thought Bubble 2017 Anthology #6 (Diamond Code JUN178088) will hit stores on Wednesday, September 20th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is this Monday, July 24th.
Or, if you’re going to the con, on the weekend of Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September in Leeds, pick up your copy there and then. It’s my old university town, so I’ll be there posting for comics.com throughout the weekend, no doubt. Or, until I find an old familiar haunt at least. If last year’s con was anything to go by, that may be sooner rather than later. Either way, come join me on that adventure, why don’t you? First stop: the 2000AD party, Friday night.
See you there!