New from Koyama: Deforge, French, Kyle, Martz, Wilson


Hey gang! We’ve just received a whole new batch of comics and books from hometown favourites Koyama Press!

First up, it’s their first two kids titles, Britt Wilson’s Cat Dad & The King of Goblins, and John Martz’s A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories.



Then, Michael DeForge brings us the next installment of his annual one-man anthology, with LOSE #6! It’s darned great!



New to the Koyama Press stable of creators is Beguiling fav Renee French with her graphic novel Baby Bjornstrand .


Finally, our pal Patrick Kyle has finished his new graphic novel Distance Mover! The collected edition is published by Koyama, and it’s beautiful, and we might even have some of the individual issues left in stock too if you’re curious…

Man, what a great week for comics this has been! :D

– Christopher



OCT30: OSCP Volume 6 Release Event with saicoink!


OSCP: Open Spaces and Closed Places
Volume 6 Launch Event with author saicoink
Thursday, October 30, @ 6pm (Talk at 7pm)
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street
Presented by The Beguiling!

The Beguiling is proud to present the release of OSCP V6, by saicoink. The long-awaited conclusion to the OSCP series (which we’ve been carrying for a really long time! :D ) will be celebrated with an on-stage talk and signing with the cartoonist.

You may be familiar with saicoink’s work through the volumes carried at The Beguiling, or through her exhibiting at TCAF for years now! We’re really excited for the conclusion of this  shonen-ai (oldschool!) series, with its distinct Suehiro Maruo influences.

Hopefully we see you early on the 30th for our event!

– Chris @ The Beguiling




TONIGHT! John Porcellino launch & film screening! 9:15PM


A Night with John Porcellino + King Cat Comix
Book Launch & Film Screening
Presented by The Beguiling, D&Q,  and Hot Docs Bloor Cinema

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, @ 9:15PM
@ Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W.
$$: Standard Bloor Cinema Admission

Come one, come all, to celebrate the King Cat himself, John Porcellino. John will be in town to launch his new graphic novel The Hospital Suite from Drawn & Quarterly, and to be fetted in the new documentary about his life, ‘Root Hog or Die.’

The evening will feature a slideshow presentation from the book by John, a screening of the film, a moderated Q&A, and a book signing too! It’s gonna be a great night. Tickets are available through Hot Docs Bloor Cinema, or at the door.

This is going to be an amazing evening, don’t miss out!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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Mirvish Village Sidewalk Sale Sep 20-21, Feat: The Beguiling & Little Island

Mirvish Village Sidewalk Sale Poster

Mirvish VIllage Sidewalk Sale
Featuring The Beguiling & Little Island
Saturday Sept 20 & Sun Sept 21, 10am-4pm
601 Markham Street and environs….

The Beguiling & Little Island will be participating in the Mirvish Village Sidewalk Sale! It’s taking place Saturday September 20th and Sunday September 21st, from 10am to 4pm each day. We’ll have a bunch of special deals on all manner of product, so swing by and say hello!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Event: Chilly Tales!
Book Launch Event October 23rd


Chilly Tales: Comics From The Canadian Undertundra
Book Launch and Party!
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, 7PM
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street
Presented by The Beguiling

The Beguiling is proud to present a launch party for CHILLY TALES, an anthology of Canadian independent and underground comic book artists and writers. The event will take place at The Central on October 23rd, featuring some of the many artists featured in the book!

About Chilly Tales: Featuring previously-unpublished works by a huge range of Canadian cartoonists, this book will not disappoint! The complete roster of artists includes:

Fiona Smyth, Keith McLean, Dakota McFadzean, Somya Singh, Elaine Will, Ian McMurray, Oliver Henry McTavish-Wisder, Ksenia Kozhevnikova, Josh Rosen, Marc Bell, Mark Connery, Josh Holinaty, Jesse Bochner, Jay Moysey, Colin Upton, Jeff Fenwick, Robb Mirsky, Rosena Fung, Angel Chen, Wm Brian MacLean, Shira Haberman, Noam Sussman, Marta Chudolinska, Drue Langlois, Myles Langlois, Jason Bradshaw, Hyein Lee, and Jordan Bursach.

Strap on your snowshoes and get to your nearest comic book store. Slap down a mitten full of toonies and get yourself a copy of CHILLY TALES, a veritable Hinterland Who’s Who of Canadian underground art.

Thanks to 11th Dimension Press for supporting this event!


Event: Aaron Manczyk’s PANTHOR #1 Launch October 9


panthor_cover_1800PANTHOR #1 Book Launch 
Featuring author Aaron Manczyk
Thursday, October 9, 2014
@ The Central, 603 Markham St.
Presented by The Beguiling

From the author of “Cumlung” and “Strokes of Genius” comes his latest and greatest creation: PANTHOR. He’s a mercenary, and some bad men need him to do a an even worse job. He’ll do it, but on HIS terms. And there’ll be a whole lot of nude killing. Really, really nude.

Look, this is going to be a book launch, but there might also be wrestling? At least arm wrestling. And an interview. And PANTHOR.

You were warned.

– Chris @ The Beguiling




comix-spiegelmanArt Spiegelman: What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?
Monday, January 26, 2015 | 7 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema,
506 Bloor St W, Toronto
General $39, Students $29 

This winter, The Koffler Centre of the Arts will present a remarkable evening with Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist/illustrator, comic book legend and author of Maus.

Tickets for this event, which are $39 General Admission, $29 for Students, are now on sale at The Beguiling (in-store only). All tickets purchased at The Beguiling will entitle the purchaser to $10 off the regular price of Spiegelman’s newest book, CO-MIX, an important and gorgeous career retrospective. Valid only at time of ticket purchase. Valid student I.D. required for Student Ticket pricing.

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Shipping September 10, 2014

teendogThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on September 10th, 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 $1.09 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.

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Saturday: “Super Red Riding Hood” Launch at Little Island Comics!

Little Island Comics is delighted to announce the book launch for Claudia Dávila’s new picture book, Super Red Riding Hood! It’s a story about a girl who isn’t (very) frightened as she treks through the deep dark woods, thanks to her red (superhero) cape. To find out how she deals with the wolfy villain, come to the launch!

Come for book readings, one at noon and one at 1pm, plus crafts and activities. We hope to see you there!

BOOK LAUNCH: Super Red Riding Hood
Saturday, September 6th
12pm – 2pm
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Super Red Riding Hood