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2018 Preview: Coming in HOT

Sean Tonelli - Monday, February 19, 2018

Whew. 2017 was a whirlwind and 2018 shows no signs of slowing down. We are releasing what will undoubtedly be some of the best work in our 9 year history. Don’t believe me? Well, let me show you.

Available now:

DUST SHIP GLORY by Elaine M. Will

Elaine M. Will's four-part adaptation of Andreas Schroeder's 1986 novel Dustship Glory tells the story of Damanus ‘Tom’ Sukanen, a Finnish immigrant farmer who came to Canada during the economic Depression of the 1930s. Haunted by his past and devastated by the economic slump and drought conditions that laid waste to the Canadian prairies in the 1930s, Sukanen responded by building a full-sized ship in his farmyard, hundreds of miles from the sea. The complete graphic novel, Dust-Ship Glory, is now available. Will is the Xeric Award-winning Canadian author and cartoonist behind the critically acclaimed mental health drama graphic novel, Look Straight Ahead.

You can pick up a copy of Dust-Ship Glory here.

MARCH 2018

HOPE One Shot by (W) Lovern Kindzierski (A/CA) John Bolton

Writer Lovern Kindzierski and artist John Bolton return to the world of Shame. This new one shot picks up where Shame left off, but that shouldn’t stop newcomers from joining the fun. Lovern set’s the story up perfectly for diehards and newbies alike. Shame is dead, her demon father blasted back to hell. Hope, newly born into the body of a young woman, stumbles from the battle scarred castle still filled with Shame's malevolent servants. The evil queen may have been defeated, but her dark forces are determined to stamp out Hope's return to the world. This one shot story continues the acclaimed Shame series, following the ultimate story of mother-daughter conflict. In Shops: Mar 21, 2018

If you still need convincing, check out this preview here.

APRIL 2018

SHARKASAURUS by (W) Spencer Estabrooks (A) Jethro Morales

Who doesn’t want to see a kaiju eating a bunch of religious zealots? If that sounds like something you might be interested in, then April 25th is going to be a big day for you. Faith and facts collide on a Creationist themed golf course when the daughter of a widowed creationist falls for the adopted son of a gay paleontologist.  Unbeknownst to the lovers a prehistoric dino-shark has emerged from hibernation leaving a trail of death and destruction. Will the creationist and paleontologist settle their ideological differences or will Sharkasaurus devour them all? In Shops: Apr 25, 2018.

You can pre-order the book here and receive a limited edition print by artist Nyco Rudolph.

MAY 2018

Frank by Ben Rankel

A lost love, a murder, and a mountain that walks. A historical mystery set in the tragedy of the Frank Slide, one of Canada’s deadliest natural disasters. Eve Lee is in a self-destructive spiral—her big plans for a new life in Frank have not at all turned out how she had planned. As Eve hits the bottom she’s forced to confront her expectations when her former lover disappears under questionable circumstances. But is there something sinister at play or is she simply being obsessive and self-centred? And will she be able to put her past behind her before she finds herself buried under it?

You can pre-order the book here


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Celebrate Burns Night with Robbie Burns Witch Hunter

Sean Tonelli - Thursday, January 18, 2018

It's one of our favorite times of the year. That's right, January 25th is Burns Supper! Or Burns Night or Robert Burns day, or Robbie Burns Day or whatever vernacular you wish to call it. Either way, it's a big deal.

Celebrate the birthday of one of the world's greatest poets (and witch hunters) with Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter.  The TRIPLE AWARD WINNING GRAPHIC NOVEL, 2015 Scottish Independent Book Alliance, Awards Best Graphic Novel/Best Writer/Best Newcomer. The story asks what if the events of the narrative poem Tam o' Shanter, Burns' most famous work, were actually based on something that happened to Burns himself. 

Two visionary writers from Edinburgh, Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby, have created a new depiction of the nation's most loved poet, based on the epic character of the famous narrative poem Tam o'Shanter.  Tiernen Trevallion, one of the UK's most promising new comic artists, provides the artwork.

Pick up a PRINT or DIGITAL COPY be clicking HERE 

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Renegade's Christmas Guide 2017

Sean Tonelli - Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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Renegade Arts Entertainment is pleased to announce a new partnership with Bedside Press

Sean Tonelli - Thursday, November 09, 2017

Renegade Arts Entertainment is pleased to announce a new partnership with Bedside Press.

Under this new agreement, Renegade Arts Entertainment will represent Bedside Press for book trade distribution through their existing partners: Publishers Group Canada (Canada - PGC is part of Raincoast Books), Turnaround UK (Europe) and Diamond Comic Distribution (Direct Market) beginning January 1, 2018 and additional distributors as they are added. Effectively, Bedside Press will become a Renegade imprint while remaining editorially independent and under the ownership of Hope Nicholson.

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.”

Bedside Press Backlist Catalogue:

  • -Nelvana of the Northern Lights by Adrian Dingle

  • -Brok Windsor by Jon Stables

  • -The Secret Loves of Geek Girls: Redux by Margaret Atwood, Tini Howard, Trina Robbins & more

  • -Fashion In Action by John K Snyder III

  • -A Bunch of Jews (and other stuff) by Trina Robbins

  • -Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time by Cherie Dimaline, Gwen Benaway, David Robertson & more

  • -Enough Space for Everyone Else by Megan Kearney, Kristen Gudsnuk, Rosalarian & more

Upcoming 2018 titles:

  • -Gothic Tales of Haunted Love by Cecil Castellucci, Colleen Coover, Scott Chantler & more

  • -Window Horses by Ann Marie Fleming

  • -Maiden, Mother, Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes by Gwen Benaway & more

Ordering Info:


Contact your wholesaler or order directly through Raincoast Books

Phone: 1-800-663-5714 Email: customerservice@raincoast.com

Europe/Africa: Contact Turnaround UK

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8829 3002

Email: customercare@turnaround-uk.com

Direct Market Stores contact your Diamond Comic Distribution rep or use the online retailer system to order.


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