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May 16

HOPE NICHOLSON SIGNS BOOKS AT LEGENDS COMICS & BOOKS

HOPE GEEK GIRLS LEGENDS COMICS is proud to present Hope Nicholson, Canadian Writer, Editor, Publisher and Film Producer greeting readers and signing her books on MAY 19 from 3pm to 6pm.

For those who still think comics are for guys only, Hope demonstrates the true diversity of creators and the audience today.

Through her Winnipeg company Bedside Press, Hope released “The Secret Loves of Geek Girls”, an anthology of women writers and cartoonists exploring a realm once held sacred by men. Authors include stalwarts like Trina Robbins and Roberta Gregory, new stars like Mariko Tamaki and renowned writers new to comics creation, like Margaret Atwood. Hope is a consulting editor on the upcoming Margaret Atwood graphic novel series “Angel Catbird” (September 2016)

Also appearing at the signing is Victoria writer/artist Renee Nault who is currently adapting “The Handmaid’s Tale” as a graphic novel.

Hope Nicholson was Associate Producer of the documentary LOST HEROES, currently on the CBC Documentary Channel. The film is a history of Canadian comic books and their creators from the 1940’s to today. Hope further archived the early era of the “Canadian Whites” by editing and publishing hardcover collections of the classic Canadian Comics “Nelvana of the Northern Lights” and “Brok Windsor.” Her next reprint collection is “Fashion In Action”, the famous 1980s comic.

As owner of the Winnipeg based publisher Bedside Press, Hope focuses on niche comic and sci-fi/fantasy books, including the indigenous comics anthology “Moonshot,” and “Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time” (Summer 2016) a prose anthology of indigenous LGBT sci-fi stories

Hope is writing a book on feminist comic book history for Quirk Books.

Hope is organizing the Prairie Comics Festival in summer 2017, and hosts events as part of Geek Girls Social Nights in Winnipeg.

Apr 28

SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2016 IS CANADIAN AUTHORS FOR INDIES DAY!

ROAD NARROWS AS YOU GOOn Authors for Indies Day, Canadian authors show appreciation for independent bookstores by volunteering as guest booksellers.

This year on April 30, authors will be chatting with customers, recommending books, and helping everyone appreciate the importance of indie bookstores to our communities and our cultural lives.
LEGENDS will be hosting LEE HENDERSON.

LEE has published two award-winning books with Penguin Canada — the story collection The Broken Record Technique and the novel The Man Game, which won the BC Book Prize and the Vancouver Book Prize in 2009. Regularly published in The Walrus and Border Crossings magazine, LEE has ALSO curated exhibitions of contemporary art and experimental music.

His most recent novel is THE ROAD NARROWS AS YOU GO, the story of Wendy Ashbubble who travels from B.C. to San Francisco in the 1980’s to join the underground comix scene. LEE himself draws her comic STRAYS, excerpted throughout the novel. Sean Rogers wrote in The Globe and Mail “Henderson has contributed his own, outsized, rambunctious myth to the annals of comics, and of our literature.”

LEE is an Associate Professor and Director of Professional Writing Minor in the Writing Department at the University of Victoria. He teaches a class in writing comics.

LEE is a great consumer and raconteur of comics and is sure to enhance this celebration of the people who bring you the books you love to read.

http://www.authorsforindies.com/

Nov 14

Legends Christmas 2015 News!

Gareth and Bronwyn have written a kid’s book! It’s an all-new, full-colour, hardcover book called The Perogy Cat and it comes with a miniature CD single featuring Barenaked Ladies’ own Ed Robertson’s brand new song “The Perogy Cat Theme Song” as well as him doing a dramatic reading of the book. The first 500 copies come with a bonus white vinyl seven inch single (an olde-timey record) with two versions of The Perogy Cat Theme Song!
Here’s a handy PayPal link to reserve your very own copy.
PayPal Link
It’ll be available the second week of December, just in time for our Christmas rush!

Nov 14

In Legends Comics & Books News:

We LOVE our customers. Thank you for 23 years of fun times. Legends Comics November 7, 1992 – November 2015. I think we have a few more years left in us!

Mar 12

And here it is, the fourth volume of PROPHET, just in time for Simon Roy to affix his personal artistic signature when he visits us Saturday March 14 from 3pm to 6pm. A good time assured to be had by all.

Prophet_Vol4-1

Mar 6

SIMON ROY SIGNS HIS NEWEST BOOK RELEASES

LEGENDS COMICS & BOOKS presents Victoria author/illustrator Simon Roy signing his new graphic novel TIGER LUNG, as well as the fourth volume of his hit series PROPHET. Simon is a groundbreaking creator of sophisticated science fiction, He has received multiple nominations and the highest award from the industry, and has become one of the most notable practitioners in the medium.

Saturday March 14, 2015 between 3pm and 5pm.

at LEGENDS COMICS & BOOKS
633 Johnson Street
Victoria BC V8W 1M7
(250) 388 – 3696
SIMON ROY ART mammoths awakening

SIMON ROY ART pike attack

SIMON ROY ART tiger-lung

Apr 4

SIMON ROY BOOK SIGNING

Jan's Atomic Heart

We are really looking forward to hosting the awesome Simon Roy signing his literartful anthology JAN’S ATOMIC HEART, Sat Apr 5 from 2pm to 5pm. The man is a Canadian treasure and a big hit with his Eisner-nominated series PROPHET.

Dec 10

AT LAST —- THE NEW INSTALLMENT OF DARWYN’S COOKE’S “PARKER”

The wait is over! Darwyn Cooke’s newest adaptation of the Richard Stark “Parker” novels arrives in the store this week. Canada’s foremost author/artist brings us his vision of “Slayground,” the fourteenth entry in the classic crime series. The whole thing is an intense chase set in an abandoned amusement park, a spectacular premise for Cooke’s stylization. Perfect for the crime fan’s Christmas.
slayground

Apr 19

SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FRIENDS WHO ARE EISNER AWARD NOMINEES 2013

Best Continuing Series
Prophet, by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy (Image)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
King City, by Brandon Graham (TokyoPop/Image)

Best Writer
Brandon Graham, Multiple Warheads, Prophet (Image)

Best Coloring
Brandon Graham, Multiple Warheads (Image)

Best Cover Artist
Brandon Graham, King City, Multiple Warheads, Elephantmen #43 (Image)

Oct 8

PACIFIC COMICS ART FESTIVAL

Explore the unique storytelling medium that has become the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Marian Churchland (“Beast”), Brandon Graham (“King City”) and Simon Roy (“Prophet”), three breakout local artist-writers published by California’s Image Comics, the leading publisher of creator-owned material, discuss the special aspects of creating sequential stories as well as how they got their start in the business. Then they join veteran DC and Marvel artist Ken Steacy and autobio/graphic novelist Joan Steacy, along with members of Vancouver’s Cloudscape Comics Society (who have just released their anthology, “Giants Of Main Street”) for a Meet The Creators workshop of one-on-one meetings about their comics and work presented by attendees. Saturday Oct 13, 2012 on the Lansdowne Campus of Camosun College. Details at www.victoriawritersfestival.com

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