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Pre-order Exclusive - When Big Bears Invade

Sean Tonelli - Friday, February 10, 2017

Pollution, deforestation, pipelines, hunting, crap TV shows, and mediocre music - Canada’s bears have had enough. When Big Bears Invade is an illustrated book featuring beautiful Godzilla and King Kong inspired paintings of Giant Bears destroying major Canadian cities and landmarks.

Alberta writer Alexander Finbow and Manitoba artist Nyco Rudolph join creative forces to reveal the myth behind how the Benevolent Bears came to rule over us all. ‘Why should Canada be deprived of being devastated by giant monsters? Why should Washington, New York, London, Tokyo and Paris always have all the fun? It’s Canada’s turn now.' shouts Alexander as he bangs his fists on to the desk for emphasis. ‘As illustrator, my aim was to create these rich, vibrant, true-to-life Canadian cities on the page. But the real fun began when I summoned these larger-than-life bears to life with pencil and ink to wreak havoc on everything in their path.’ states Nyco, pouring himself a large coffee. Officially on sale in May, we're offering an exclusive 10x8 print of your choice (use the drop down menu to choose a city to see destroyed) if you pre-order the book from our webstore before February 28th. We'll ship it out to you as soon as we have the books delivered by the Manitoba based printers. probably around April 25th. 

The book tells the story of a bunch of kids out looking for adventure in Alberta, who stumble across a giant paw print. Of course the sensible thing to do when seeing signs of a monster is to follow the trail. It soon leads them to Giant Bears preparing to destroy Canada in the most Canadian ways they can. Ever wondered what would happen to Toronto if a Godzilla sized grizzly turned up downtown? Have you laid awake trying to imagine just how black bears would end Montreal? Of course you have, and When Big Bears Invade is the book for you. Told by a very unreliable narrator who swears blind that Vancouver is now under water, the Banff Springs Hotel was trampled into dust by a no longer sleeping Buffalo Mountain, and that Calgary has been literally flipped off the map. The story is told in rhyme, one of the best ways to tell this sort of story, or so the narrator says. Did we mention that she is unreliable?

When Big Bears Invade
will be in all good Canadian bookstores in May. Alexander and Nyco will be embarking on a Canadian tour with dates in Calgary, Banff, Canmore, Toronto, Winnipeg and Saskatoon confirmed so far.