Alexander Finbow & Nyco Rudolph -- Book LaunchWednesday May 24 2017 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
Winnipeg launch of When Big Bears Invade (Renegade Arts Entertainment).
When Big Bears Invade could quite possibly be the greatest Canadian book ever published. Author Alexander Finbow answers the often asked question of just what will happen when Canada’s bears decide they’ve had enough of humanity’s wanton destruction of their country. Their response involves giant sized retribution as Canada’s most beloved cities and resources are laid to waste by vengeful behemoth bears using the best of Canada against itself. This possibly true story is brought to life by beautiful illustrations from Winnipeg illustrator Nyco Rudolph, the only man in Canada with the imagination vivid enough to translate this terrifying tale of apocalyptic doom, via curling and poutine, to life.
The launch will include a live performance of the book, a no holds barred Q&A with the creators, signing, sketching, and exclusive merchandise.
Author Alexander Finbow currently calls Canmore, Alberta home. His career began in movies as an actor, then director and screenwriter before moving into the slightly more serene space of publishing. When Big Bears Invade represents Alexander’s first rhyming book, and is solely responsible for his inability to speak any sentence without slipping into rhyme.
Winnipeg artist and illustrator Nyco Rudolph began his career designing album covers and posters, before creating his own line of inspired original artworks, quite often featuring dinosaurs, bears and gangsters. Nyco is currently working on his first solo graphic novel: When Bears Invade.
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Children, children. Gather round your grandmother, and I will tell you of the time before the benevolent bears showed humanity how to live in harmony with the world. A time when humans ran amok, threatening to destroy the very world we all share so happily now. A time when the Big Bears made sure humanity paid attention to their message. And it happened here, in our very own Canada.' Manitoba artist Nyco Rudolph and Alberta writer Alexander Finbow join creative forces to reveal the myth behind how the Benevolent Bears came to rule over us all. An illustrated children's book for adults featuring beautiful Godzilla and King Kong inspired paintings of Giant Bears attacking major Canadian cities and landmarks. Includes Grizzly Bear Colossuses attacking the CN Tower, Spirit Bears surfing the Tsunami into Vancouver, a huge Bearnado ripping into Winnipeg, giant bear cubs playing jump rope with the Eastern Gateway pipeline, Polar Bear Behemoths dropping a glacier on to the oil sands, and the Giant Bears delivering a very Canadian wall to keep the Americans out. At least that's what Granny says really happened.