Friends of Thought Bubble


Would you like to support Thought Bubble’s work in the community?

Then you should join Friends of Thought Bubble; our inclusive member's programme!

As a Friend of Thought Bubble you will be making a vital contribution to our festival; at the heart of which is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to sequential art and storytelling. Now in our second decade of working towards this goal, each year we push even harder to create a safe, diverse and inclusive environment for everybody and to spread our love of comics to a wide and diverse audience.

Outside of our centrepiece convention, and associated signing events around the country, our work in education – with a focus on creative arts and writing – reaches hundreds of adults and young people across Leeds and Bradford. From workshops to book crossings, commissions to exhibitions; our aim is always to inspire, diversify, grow and nurture our local comics community.

With your help we can continue, and expand, this important work within our community.


Who You Help

As a patron of the festival, your friendship will enable us to continue our educational and outreach programme which includes:

  • Free workshops for schools and young people’s services

  • Library events and book donations

  • Bub’s Lounge –  our safe, quiet space for people with anxiety issues and autism

  • Rainbow Age LGBTQ* reading group events

  • Project work with organisations such as Leeds Specialist Autism services, Sensory Leeds and Leeds Refugee Forum.


One weekend pass to the convention on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November

  • One ticket to the renowned mid-con party (valid for over 18s only)

  • An exclusive, limited edition art-print

  • A thank you in our festival guide

  • An exclusive print of this year’s festival image

  • A Thought Bubble tote bag

  • A selection of surprise Thought Bubble goodies

  • The official Thought Bubble T-shirt, designed with our friends at The Illustrated Mind

  • Special gold-coloured convention wristband

  • A Travelling Man Super Card Go! – our partner comic book store’s loyalty card for all Travelling Man stores in Leeds, Manchester, York and Newcastle.

Become a friend of thought bubble

You can buy your friends of Thought Bubble membership through the Tickets page. Thank you for your patronage!

Our friend scheme is managed manually which means you may not receive a confirmation email right away. If you do not receive a confirmation within a couple of days please feel free to get in touch at