November 25th, 2013


thought bubble comics festival 2013

The UK grows more and more great comics festivals every year, but I'd have to say that Thought Bubble in Leeds beats them all so far.

First of all, congratulations to Garen Ewing, this year's winner of the Young People's Comic Award for The Complete Rainbow Orchid! As a previous winner (for Vern and Lettuce), I got to help British Comics Awards Founder and Committee Chair Adam Cadwell. No one can doubt how much work Garen has put into his painstakingly researched three Rainbow Orchid books, combined now into one volume. Hurrah, Garen!

The cool thing about the Young People's Comic Award is that all the votes come from kids. And it was great having a big room full of them there for the ceremony at Leeds Central Library.
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