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Panel Show

Date: 21 Sept - 10 Nov

Time: Tue to Sat 10:00-16:00, Sun 11:00-15:00

Location: Sunnybank Mills Gallery, 83-85 Town St, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5UJ

Event Type: Exhibition

Age Range: All Ages

Cost: Free Entry

Panel Show is seven-week exhibition showcasing the incredible world of comic books, graphic novels and sequential art. The show features original artwork by around 40 acclaimed artists. It also explores some of the processes they use to develop their finished pages, including pencils, inked pages, thumbnails, layouts and concept designs. 

Artists contributing work include Una (Becoming Unbecoming), Jade Sarson (For the Love of God Marie!), Dean Ormston (Black Hammer), Tillie Walden (On A Sunbeam), Paul Trevillion (Roy of the Rovers), Jacky Fleming (The Trouble With Women), Mawil (Kinderland), Darryl Cunningham (Science Tales, Billionaires), Luke Pearson (Hilda), Steve Beaumont (How to Draw Graphic Novels), Jonathan Edwards (21st Century Tank Girl) and many more.

It has been co-curated by Si Smith (How To Disappear Completely) and Dick Bonham (LittleMighty).


The History of Thought Bubble: The Yorkshire Comic Art Festival

Date: 14 Oct - 15 Nov

Time: Opening Times Vary

Location: Room 800, Leeds Central Library, Calverley St, Leeds LS1 3AB

Event Type: Exhibition

Age Range: All Ages

Cost: Free Entry

With Thought Bubble Comic Art Festival now in its 13th year, join us for an exhibition of the festival's journey from a small event in the basement of Leeds Town Hall, to a huge comic con welcoming thousands of visitors from around the world. 

The exhibition will include past festival images, illustrations, comic pages by some amazing world-renowned creators, as well as photos and memories submitted by the festival's fans!



The Comic and Concept Art Exhibition

Date: 28 Oct - 21 Dec

Time: See leedsgallery.com for Opening Times

Location: The Gallery at 164, Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds LS9 8AG

Event Type: Exhibition

Age Range: All Ages

Cost: Free Entry

Stories of People, Places and Things - A collaboration between The Gallery at 164, Thought Bubble Festival and Leeds Arts University, this exhibition is a documentation of life on Quarry Hill, through the eyes of the Comic and Concept Art students of Leeds Arts University.

A snapshot of the wonderful characters and stories that occupy the places, spaces and environments, and who work, live, visit, stay, and experience this vibrant quarter of the city every day.


Comic Art Workshop

Date: 30 Oct

Time: 14:00-15:30

Location: Harrogate Library, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 1EG

Event Type: Workshop

Age Range: 8-13 years old

Cost: £2

Join Regie from Harrogate’s Destination Venus comic shop for an afternoon of comic art.

A great opportunity to pick up hints and tips on how to create amazing comics.


Doctor Geof's Fantastical Tea Museum

Date: 31 Oct - 12 Nov

Time: Mon to Sat 10:00-16:00, Sun 11:00-16:00

Location: The Harrogate Tea Rooms, Westminster Arcade, HG1 2RN

Event Type: Exhibition

Age Range: All Ages

Cost: Free Entry

Humorous comic creator Doctor Geof (Cats with Tanks, Fetishman, The Steampunk Literary Review) has used his great love of tea to create a nonsensical museum from a fictional tea-obsessed world that runs parallel to our own.

At 14:00 on Sunday 3 November, Geof's latest satirical endeavour, Queen Faketoria, played by Brendan McCoy, will be offering a Grand Opening of The Harrogate Tea Rooms.