Tattoos are all the rage these days! And so are books! For the past little while The Beguiling’s been beefing up our selection of tattoo books, and we’re happy to say we’ve added four new books to the shelves:
- Wabori, Traditional Japanese Tattoo (Kingyo)
- Ukiyo-E Master Series Volume 11: Eastern Shadows (Shinbaku)
- Graveyard Shift by Jesse Gordon (Scorpion Front Publishing)
- The Great Unknown by Eli Falconette (Scorpion Front Publishing)
Each of these books is thick with really stunning pictures of tattoos and tattoo art, and they’re available on the main floor. Come check them out!
HELLBOY DAY @ THE BEGUILING
w/ Tonci Zonjic, Lobster Johnson Artist
Saturday, March 22nd. 2pm-4pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
The Beguiling is proud to welcome Tonci Zonjic, artist of the Hellboy title LOBSTER JOHNSON, for a special signing at the store in honour of HELLBOY DAY, March 22nd!
Tonci Zonjic will be signing and sketching from 2pm-4pm on the second floor of The Beguiling. In honour of this event (and Hellboy Day!) we will be offering specials on Hellboy comics and graphic novels all day! See in-store for details.
Our thanks to Mr. Zonjic and Dark Horse Comics for helping set up this event!
Superheroes in Crisis by historian Jeffrey K. Johnson is the second book in the Comics Studies Monograph Series from RIT Press, and we’ve got’em in stock!
From the publisher:
As the founding fathers of the superhero comic books, Superman and Batman have defined a genre of American mythology from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The author describes how the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight dealt with their midlife crises brought on by the cultural and social changes of the 1960s and 1970s. Johnson describes how the superheroes’ problems and adaptations mirror much of American societal changes during that time.
We’re also re-stocked on the first book in this series, Barbara Postema’s Narrative Structure in Comics. Both books are available for $34.95.
(We were just passed info about a potentially very interesting event!)
Back to the Drawing Board: Graphic Novels on Film
Monday March 31, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
@ The Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave
$12 Ticket ($6 for Students and Toronto Jewish Film Society subscribers)
Waltz with Bashir, American Splendor, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Sin City, Persepolis and more.
Graphic Novels are Hollywood’s favourite resource for adaptations. Learn about the technologies and trends that launched our generation’s most troublesome genre.
The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price. The US dollar is worth $1.11 to 1 Canadian dollar, however, we will still be selling a majority of this week’s new product at the US cover price. Please see in-store for details. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.
We here at The Beguiling have long been fans of Becky Cloonan, and we’ve been particularly excited by her self-published projects of the last few years! The Mire, Wolves, and Demeter all debuted at TCAF, and we’ve been honoured to carry all three here in the store. Now, these three books are being collected with additional material in an all new, gorgeous, and very limited edition hardcover.
Becky Cloonan’s By Chance or Providence will include The Mire, Wolves, and Demeter, feature a canvas hardcover with gold foil blocking on the spine and cover, a bonus sketchbook and illustration section, and a gorgeous dust jacket. We are offering it for pre-order now through March 31st at the price of $20.00, no deposit is required. The in-store price will be $22.
If you would like to pre-order a copy of this book, e-mail your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll be contacted to confirm your pre-order, and then again when the book is available. We are expecting copies in Mid-April. (You can also add it to your existing pullfile, if you have one.)
Our congratulations to Becky on this fantastic new edition!
- Chris @ The Beguiling
P.S.: We have a selection of Becky’s original artwork available for sale, and it’s great! Check out http://www.beguiling.com/artproductlist.asp?ID=68.
The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price. The Canadian dollar is currently worth 0.90 cents US, however, we will still be selling a majority of this week’s new product at the US cover price. Please see in-store for details. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.
Diane Obomsawin’s ON LOVING WOMEN
Book Launch and Interview, Author in attendance
Friday March 7th, 9:00pm, @ The Henhouse
Part of the ‘Coven’ Reading Series
Featuring Damian Rogers, Alex Tigchelaar
Co-Sponsored by Drawn & Quarterly and The Beguiling
Have you had a chance to read Diane Obomsawin’s brilliant new book On Loving Women? A perfect collection of annecdotes, short stories, and reflections on lesbian attraction and relationships throughout the author’s life. We’re very happy to be welcoming this fine author to Toronto, and partnering with our good friend Alex Tigchelaar and her “Coven” event at The Henhouse, to celebrate this book.
On Loving Women is available now at The Beguiling, and will be for sale at the event on the evening of. Hope to see you there!
EDIT: The folks at Coven have done a wonderful write-up of the event and Diane Obomsawin’s work! Check it out under the cut:
“What body part would you be willing to cut off for $500,000?”
We’ve gotten our hands on some double passes for the opening night screening in Toronto of the South By Southwest Film Fest Midnighters Audience Award and Fantasia New Flesh Best First Feature Award winner CHEAP THRILLS starring Pat Healy, Sara Paxton, Ethan Embry, and David Koechner.
The film opens in Toronto this Friday, February 21st at the Royal, the first screening is at 9pm, and we are told that there will be a live Skype Q&A with star Pat Healy following the screening!
We have 2 double passes for both the Fri, Feb 21st 9pm screening at the Royal to give away.
It sounds like a pretty legit film and we think it’s something you’re gonna wanna see.
To Enter to win a double pass to see CHEAP THRILLS:
All you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this page!), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “BODYPARTS” to email@example.com before Wednesday, February 19th at 11:59pm. We’ll e-mail the winners by noon on Thursday, February 20th.
RULES & REGULATIONS:
- Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “BODYPARTS”, and must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
- Entries must be received before Friday, February 7th, 2014, at 11:59pm.
- Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
- One entry per person/phone number.
- No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.
The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price. The Canadian dollar is currently worth 0.90 cents US, however, we will still be selling a majority of this week’s new product at the US cover price. Please see in-store for details. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.