SELFMADEHERO AT LEEDS' THOUGHT BUBBLE 2013
SelfMadeHero, the UK’s leading independent graphic novel publisher, is preparing to burst into this year’s Thought Bubble, Leeds’ Comic Art Festival, with a whole army of creators and new graphic novels for the centrepiece convention weekend on 23rd and 24th November. It will also see the official launch of the new sci-fi epic from Frederik Peeters, Aama Vol1 : The Smell of Warm Dust.
The SelfMadeHero graphic novelists who are taking part include:
Kate Brown, award-winning creator of Fish + Chocolate, a collection of three interlinked stories about motherhood.
INJ Culbard, best known for his definitive adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic horror tales, including At The Mountains of Madness and The Shadow Out of Time.
Rob Davis, author of the acclaimed graphic novel adaptation of Don Quixote and co-editor of the British Comic Award-winning anthology, Nelson.
Glyn Dillon, author and illustrator of the internationally acclaimed The Nao of Brown. He is amongst the nominees for the British Comic Awards.
ILYA, creator of the newly published life-affirming anti-romance, Room For Love, about the relationship between a middle-aged novelist and a teenage runaway.
Frederick Peeters, who will be officially launching his new sci-fi adventure, Aama. His other works for SelfMadeHero include Pachyderme and Sandcastle.
Mark Stafford, artist on the lively adaption of Victor Hugo’s satire, The Man Who Laughs, which is nominated in the ‘Best Book’ category at the British Comic Awards.
Oscar Zarate, writer and artist, who has just released his latest book, The Park, which tells of the dramatic consequences of one random incident on Hampstead Heath.
All these authors will be signing copies of their books throughout the weekend.
Paul Gravett will host a panel discussion featuring ILYA, Oscar Zarate and Frederik Peeters, focussing on the working processes of these three graphic novelists (Saturday 23rd Nov, 15:45).
Thought Bubble Leeds’ Comic Arts Festival runs 17th to 24th November. For full details check out: www.thoughtbubblefestival.com