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Tuesday November 8th, 2011

Posted at 3:15pm

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Burlesque superstar Roxi D’Lite is up to no good and she wants to bare it all with Windsor.  The St. Clair College grad, also known by her real name Dayna Renaud, will have her stage persona, Roxi D’Lite, featured as a comic book villain in the upcoming release of The Goon.

To mark the occasion, Roxi will be signing copies of The Goon on November 9th at Rogue’s Gallery Comics located at 327 Chatham Street West.  She will also be  performing on November 12th for the official release party Boom Boom Burlesque at the Boom Boom Room located Downtown at 315 Ouellette Avenue.  Tickets for that event are available online.

In the Goon, Roxi is portrayed as a drinking, smoking, stripper, hell bent on swindling a Depression-era dust bowl out of every last penny. That doesn’t sit well with the town’s anti-hero, The Goon. Except this titular powerhouse may not be able to resist the feminine wiles of Roxi D’Lite.

The globetrotting Windsorite will be immortalized in one of the comic industry’s most popular books by multiple Eisner Award-winning artist Eric Powell. The Goon is distributed by Dark Horse Comics, the same company behind the successful franchises Sin City and Hellboy. The Goon is also being developed into a feature film by Academy Award-winning director David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club).

Boom Boom Burlesque will be the official release party of The Goon and will have a carnival theme to coincide with The Goon’s dark aesthetic. The show will feature performances by award-winning acrobatic burlesque super-duo Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey as well as magic by Canada’s leading mentalist Dr. Mysterion.

Born and raised in Windsor, Roxi D’Lite has become one of the world’s premier burlesque performers. In 2010 she became the only Canadian to be crowned Queen of Burlesque by the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. She recently starred in her first feature film The Burlesque Assassins set to be released in January 2012 and she currently has a documentary-style TV series in development.

Eric Powell is a multiple award-winning artist from Nashville, TN who has contributed work on such titles as Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Avengers. He is most known for his self-published series, The Goon which has netted him five Will Eisner Awards – the comic industry’s equivalent to the Academy Awards.

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