Hope Nicholson Shuts Down Bedside Press
Bedside Press has posted a statement that the independent comic publisher will be shutting down. Earlier this week, owner and comic creator Hope Nicholson admitted that the person in 2018 article about sexual assault was her. While she disagreed with calling it assault, she admitted that the events were largely accurate.
Nicholson’s admission received backlash as it took autonomy from the victim away who kept her anonymous in the original article. Her follow up Tweets and statements centered it all around her.
Subsequently, she deleted her personal Twitter account leaving just the publisher’s account which has Tweeted out subsequent statements including the news of the closing. Some creators who were being published through the company had already announced they were pulling their publications before the announcement.
You can read the full statement below.