Hope Nicholson

Hope Nicholson is the owner of Winnipeg-based publisher Bedside Press, which focuses on publishing new and old stories from all cultures and walks of life. A historian of comics, she’s worked to bring attention to 1940s Canadian comic book history as a producer on the film Lost Heroes and the publisher of 1940s Canadian comic book collections including Nelvana of the Northern Lights. She was also the curator of anthologies for Dark Horse comics including The Secret Loves of Geek Girls and was responsible for putting together the NYT #1 best-selling Angel Catbird trilogy by Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas, & Tamra Bonvillain. She is the editor of Moonshot vol. 1 & 2 from AH Comics, an Indigenous comics anthology series, and the author of the The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen by Quirk Books which shines light on female characters forgotten by comics history. In addition to publishing, editing, writing, and producing she also organizes comic book related social events in Winnipeg including the Prairie Comic Arts Festival. She has been named as one of the Top 30 under 30 female entrepreneurs in Canada by Flare Magazine (but she is no longer under 30).