After another fabulous weekend at the Thought Bubble Festival we took the luxury of a further night’s stay over in Harrogate and started our journey back home the following morning with the intention of stopping off in Leeds to visit Tula Lotay (aka Thought Bubble’s founding organiser Lisa Wood)’s new solo exhibition, Shadow Self at the Corn Exchange in Leeds town centre.
Bedecked with red velvet curtains from floor to ceiling and hung with huge reproductions of Lotay’s latest stunning alternative film poster artwork and comic art covers, it was a clear marker to how far her career has progressed.
There was a page from her new Comixology exclusive Barnstormers (written by Scott Snyder), a cover for the (hopefully) upcoming Oubliette (written by Brenden Fletcher and scheduled by AMC), variant covers for Image’s The Walking Dead, prints of Wonder Woman as well as alternative posters for Black Mirror’s celebrated “San Junipero” episode, Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone, Kubrick’s The Shining, my personal favourites Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Villeneuve’s film Arrival, and more.
So impressive to see her beautiful artwork as such a scale, a real worthwhile detour and a perfect coda to a great weekend.
A whole bunch of her sketchbooks, prints and posters (including some of those above) are available for purchase from her online store here.