Renegade Logo Black web.jpgCanadian-based publisher/editor Hope Nicholson has become quite force in comics over the last few years. Her Bedside Press has worked with creators including Margaret Atwood and Trina Robbins projects such as The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, A Minyun Yidn and the reprint of Canada’s legacy hero, Nelvana. She’s worked with a lot of exciting new talents and was also instrumental in putting together Atwood’s Angel Catbird at Dark Horse.

And now she’s teaming with Canadian publisher Renegade​ ​Arts​ ​Entertainment​​ ​for distribution via their​ ​existing​ ​partners:​ ​​Publishers​ ​Group​ ​Canada​​ ​(Canada​ ​-​ ​PGC​ ​is​ ​part​ ​of Raincoast​ ​Books),​ ​​Turnaround​ ​UK​​ ​(Europe)​ ​and​ ​​Diamond​ ​Comic​ ​Distribution​​ ​(Direct​ ​Market).

According to the PR, Bedside​ ​Press​ ​will become​ ​a​ ​Renegade​ ​imprint​ ​while​ ​remaining​ ​editorially​ ​independent​ ​and​ ​under​ ​the​ ​ownership​ ​of​ ​Hope Nicholson.

Bedside’s most recent projects include Gothic Tales of Haunted Love, an anthology of just what the title says by a variety of fresh talent; and Window Horses, a graphic novel by Anne Marie Fleming. 

So, a pretty sweet deal! And much deserved. More in the below PR:


Renegade​ ​Arts​ ​Entertainment​​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Canadian​ ​publisher​ ​based​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Rocky​ ​Mountains​ ​of​ ​Alberta. Focusing​ ​on​ ​comics,​ ​graphic​ ​novels,​ ​illustrated​ ​children’s​ ​books​ ​and​ ​audiobooks,​ ​Renegade’s​ ​stories​ ​are in​ ​diverse​ ​genres​ ​from​ ​diverse​ ​voices.

Bedside​ ​Press​ ​​is​ ​a​ ​Canadian​ ​publisher,​ ​based​ ​in​ ​Winnipeg,​ ​and​ ​known​ ​as​ ​a​ ​publisher​ ​of​ ​graphic​ ​novel and​ ​prose​ ​projects​ ​including​ ​the​ ​best-selling​ ​​The​ ​Secret​ ​Loves​ ​of​ ​Geek​ ​Girls.

Hope​ ​Nicholson​,​ ​owner​ ​of​ ​Bedside​ ​Press:​ ​“I’m​ ​very​ ​excited​ ​that​ ​Renegade​ ​is​ ​taking​ ​this​ ​chance​ ​on​ ​us. As​ ​a​ ​small​ ​publisher,​ ​distribution​ ​to​ ​bookstores​ ​and​ ​libraries​ ​is​ ​essential,​ ​and​ ​I’m​ ​glad​ ​that​ ​we​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to reach​ ​the​ ​audience​ ​for​ ​our​ ​books​ ​worldwide!​ ​Prairie​ ​publishers​ ​supporting​ ​each​ ​other​ ​is​ ​very​ ​important​ ​to me,​ ​and​ ​I’m​ ​looking​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​what​ ​the​ ​next​ ​few​ ​years​ ​brings.​ ​Renegade​ ​has​ ​a​ ​reputation​ ​for​ ​excellence and​ ​I​ ​couldn’t​ ​be​ ​more​ ​pleased​ ​with​ ​this​ ​opportunity.”

Alexander​ ​Finbow,​ ​​EIC​ ​at​ ​Renegade:​ ​“Bedside​ ​Press​ ​has​ ​published​ ​impressive​ ​and​ ​important​ ​books, often​ ​taking​ ​a​ ​chance​ ​on​ ​titles​ ​that​ ​other​ ​publishers​ ​are​ ​too​ ​risk​ ​adverse​ ​to​ ​champion.​ ​Hope​ ​is​ ​committed to​ ​finding​ ​more​ ​great​ ​stories,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​am​ ​really​ ​happy​ ​to​ ​welcome​ ​her​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Renegade​ ​publishing​ ​family​ ​to help​ ​make​ ​Bedside’s​ ​books​ ​available​ ​to​ ​more​ ​readers.”


  1. Asking out of curiosity: is Renegade Arts Entertainment a descendent of Deni Loubert’s Renegade Press? Or are the name similarities just coincidence?

  2. We’re no relation to Renegade Press. Our Renegade was originally born in Brighton, England before relocating to Canada. Founding members were Alan Gran, Tony Luke, Doug Bradley, and myself.

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