REMINDER: Friends of the Merril Collection Flea Market Sep 12

Friends of the Merril SF/Anime Flea Market – Sept. 12th

Merril-Banner-SnippetThe Friends of the Merril Collection present our annual SF/Anime Flea Market, one-stop shopping for your genre bric-a-brac needs. We’ll have books, comics, DVDs, VHS, collectibles, games, costume supplies, you name it!…

The Flea Market will be held on Saturday, September 12th, from 10 AM to 4 PM in the Beeton Auditorium at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (please note the location).

Admission is FREE!! Come and shop!

If you have items you wish to sell, please contact Donald Simmons at for table fees. Space must be reserved in advance.


The Friends of the Merril Collection help support the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation, and Fantasy, a public-access Special Collection located in the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Libraries.

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EVENT: Batman Day! With writers Ray Fawkes & Brenden Fletcher!

Saturday September 26th is BATMAN DAY, and The Beguiling Books & Art and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop are celebrating with two great authors signing in-store!

On Saturday, September 26th, meet Brenden Fletcher, writer of ‘Batgirl,’ ‘Black Canary,’ and ‘Gotham Academy,’ and Ray Fawkes, writer of ‘Gotham by Midnight’ and ‘Batman Eternal,’ at BOTH The Beguiling and Page & Panel!

At Both Stores: We’ll be offering an all-day 10% off sale on all in-stock Batman and Batman-related comic books and graphic novels. Batman Day goodies will be available at both stores.

1:00pm-2:30pm: THE BEGUILING will host Ray Fawkes and Brenden Fletcher at 601 Markham Street! As a special bonus, from 1pm-3pm The Beguiling will be offering an extra 10% off all in-stock Batman comics and graphic novels, for a total discount of 20% off!

3pm-4:30pm: PAGE & PANEL will host Fawkes and Fletcher at 789 Yonge Street! As a special bonus, from 3pm-5pm Page & Panel will be offering an extra 10% off all in-stock Batman comics and graphic novels, for a total discount of 20% off!

So we’ll see you Saturday, September 26th for Batman Day!


Featuring Adrian Alphona, Takeshi Miyazawa, & Ian Herring
Wednesday, September 16th, 4pm-6pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street

20898019Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop and The Beguiling Books & Art are proud to welcome the art team of smash-hit comic series MS. MARVEL to Page & Panel on Wednesday, September 16th, from 4pm-6pm!

This is a very rare event indeed! In addition to Ms. Marvel series artist and character designer Adrian Alphona (Runaways), and series colourist Ian Herring, we’re welcoming Ms. Marvel‘s other regular artist Takeshi Miyazawa all the way from Tokyo, Japan, for this very special event!

Copies of many issues of Ms. Marvel, as well as trade paperbacks, and the newly released hardcover edition will be available for sale at the event…!

This is a slightly early event, starting at 4pm and going to 6pm, so make plans if you gotta! And we’ll see you on the 16th!



Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators
Book Launch & Free Drawing Class with Author/Artist Dave Ross
Friday, August 14th, 2015, 7pm-8:30pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street

9780385346238 (1)Veteran artist David H. Ross comes to Page and Panel: The TCAF Shop to launch his new book: Freehand Figure Drawing For Illustrators! Perfect for the beginner just starting to learn their craft, and the working artist needing to draw figures without the reference point of a model, the book takes you through Ross’ techniques for learning to draw figures quickly, covering topics including posture, motion and the difference between male and female physique.

At 7pm, join us in Toronto Reference Library’s Beeton Auditorium for a FREE drawing class led by David Ross himself, featuring lessons from the new books, alongside a slideshow and Q&A session.

At 8pm, we’re moving to Page & Panel (just across the Atrium) to hang out with Ross, grab a copy of his book and get it signed!

ABOUT DAVID H. ROSS: David H. Ross is a comics veteran who has had numerous works published by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse, as well as other great comic publishers. He has run comics and illustration workshops for many years, and is co-coordinator and instructor of a 3-year Sequential Arts Diploma program at the Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art and Design in Toronto.

Fight Club 2 Scratch & Sniff Bookmarks Now Available! Enter the contest!


Hey folks! We finally got our FIght Club 2 Scratch & Sniff Bookmarks in! They’re now available at the store, and we threw one in each pullfile subscriber’s bin just to make sure the hardcore fans got them.

Once you have the bookmark you can head to and enter a contest to win a bunch of Fight Club 2 swag. Neat, eh?

Oh, and Fight Club 2, issues #1-3 by Chuck Palahniuk &Cameron Stewart, are currently available at the store. As is the disembodied bloody arm, signed by Chuck Palahniuk.

– Chris @ The Beguiling


TONIGHT: Jim Zub signs Skullkickers #100
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Free to attend

Hey! Sorry for the late notice! But we were thinking that since TODAY is the release of THE LAST ISSUE OF SKULLKICKERS, and that SKULLKICKERS #1 was launched at The Beguiling almost five years ago, that it might be nice to mark the occasion!

Skullkickers writer Jim Zub is gonna swing by from 6:30pm-8:30pm to hang out and sign copies of SKULLKICKERS #100, released today. Or Wayward, Figment, Conan/Red Sonja, Samurai Jack, or whatever else you want him to sign.

Come say hi if you can!