It’s been another amazing year for indie comics sensation Tillie Walden, complete with Eisner wins and appearances in the pages of The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. But this Thought Bubble sees one of her most ambitious projects brought a new audience as Avery Hill Publishing are set to release her acclaimed webcomic On A Sunbeam in an epic new print version for the UK. To celebrate this relaunch, we take a look back at our fantastic interview with her when On A Sunbeam first launched in 2016.

Set on a mining colony in the depths of space Kristyna Baczynski’s Retrograde Orbit is a complex and poignant tale of a young alien girl trying to fit into a world that is different to her own. With it’s subtle look at immigration and identity, we caught up with it’s creator to find out more about about what it is like to be an alien in both senses of the word.

Although it’s been available online since the spring, Jon Laight’s epic science fiction superhero adventure Away is making it’s comic convention debut at this weekend’s Thought Bubble 2018. So we thought it would be a perfect chance to catch up with it’s creator to find out more about the tricky act of balancing home life and heroism. 

For her full length graphic novel debut, Follow Me In, Katriona Chapman has expanded the small but poignant world of her Katzine travelogues and turned into something much more epic. Chronicling her travels in Mexico and the breakdown of a relationship along the way, it’s part travelogue, part therapy session and so we caught up with Kat to find out how she managed to balance these two disparate elements of her story so well. 

Having been blown away by the Art Deco noir of Martin Simpson’s The Needleman from Soaring Penguin Press, we knew we had to find out more! However when we caught up with Martin, we were a little bit more gentle with our interrogation than Rasp, the sinister investigator and titular Needleman who uses a long spike to get info out of his victims. And we think we got better answers as a result!

After twisting our brains with psychedleic space adventure Void Trip, writer Ryan O’Sullivan is set to take us to yet another mind expanding world, this time the realm of fears known as the Fearscape. Frustrated writer Henry Henry is given the task of being earth’s saviour after being wrongly identified as our greatest story-teller, and has to enter the Fearscape to take on the world’s biggest fears. Ahead of it’s launch in September we catch up with Ryan to find out more about the terrifying world of the Fearscape and who he would pick as earth’s literary champion!

Madius Comics’s Bun was one of our favourite surprise packages of 2017, so we were thrilled to discover that this tale of a giant rabbit moving to the big city would be getting a full release in time for this year’s Thought Bubble (plus the original 11 page sampler is now available for free on Gumroad!) To celebrate, we visit our interview with writer Mike Sambrook and also get an exclusive first look at the new Bun cover!

With it’s mix of classic old school crime noir and golden age sci-fi silliness, Russell Olson’s Gateway City has been one of our favourite discoveries of the year. With the latest issue in the bag and a new collected edition on the way, we catch up with the man behind it all, to find out why he wanted to mix things up with a whole new way of looking at the world of science fiction and crime noir!

Classic British Comics are going through something of a resurgence this year, with new volumes of Misty, Scream and Roy Of The Rovers, courtesy of 2000 AD publisher Rebellion. Joining these ranks are The Vigilant, a superhero team made up of classic character from the 1970s and brought to you by Transformers legend Simon Furman and Freeway Fighter artist Simon Coleby. We caught up with Simon Furman to find out more about assembling this new super team!

Set in an alternate version of Paris where an inter-dimensional bomb and split the gaps between worlds, Lazlo Cale is a former male escort turned art dealer who has to take on his nemesis and former lover Edgar Allan Poe – if that description (and our glowing review) isn’t enough to pique your interest then we’ve also caught up with writer Andrew Maxwell to find out more about this one of a kind world and his love of the world ‘bawdy’.