Focus on: Hope Nicholson, publisher of Bedside Press

Throughout the month of March, True North North Country Comics features female comic book creators and supporters to celebrate International Women’s Day.


Today the spotlight shines on Hope Nicholson.


Hope is the publisher of the Eisner-nominated Bedside Press, dedicated to promoting important history and uplifting new voices in a variety of genres and formats. The focus is primarily on comic books and graphic novels that are accessible, interesting, and entertaining.

Hope has been featured on this site numerous times: 

Bedside Press publisher reveals 12 graphics novel projects in development from 2018 to 2021 – September 15, 2018

Geek Media In Canada at SDCC 2018 pt 2 – August 8, 2018

Geek Media In Canada at SDCC 2018 pt 1 – August 7, 2018

Small Press Publishers Unite! for a panel session at TCAF 2018 – May 18, 2018

Interview with Hope Nicholson – October 5, 2017

In addition to publishing, Hope has been a creative force in the industry. As a comic historian, she has brought to light forgotten heroes of yesterday. In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen, Hope uncovered vintage art, publication details and more by revealing successful but largely unknown characters of the past. In Nelvana of the Northern Lights, Bedside Press collected the works of Adrian Dingle to showcase the 1941 superheroine protector of Canada’s Northern Lands.

More recently, Hope has been in the spotlight with Hitblog: Comics That Caught Fire written by Megan Kearney.  Both Hope and Megan (to be featured in an upcoming focus) made waves at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con with signings, panel events and parties.

Today Hope is often seen in the press such as The Hollywood Reporter promoting the upcoming publication Work For A Million — the graphic novel adaptation of Eve Zaremba’s classic pulp detective novel that features the first out lesbian PI.

And if want to know what it’s like spend a day in Hope’s shoes as a small press publisher, you’re invited to read her recent blog on the subject.

It’s not an exaggeration to say Hope is very busy as she continues her publishing efforts to promote new voices in the comic book field.



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