Shipping April 16th, 2014

The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, April 16th, 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 $1.10 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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EVENT: CHIP ZDARSKY SIGNS SEX CRIMINALS

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SEX CRIMINALS: THE COLLECTED EDITION SIGNING
Featuring artist Chip Zdarsky
Wednesday, April 16, 6pm-8pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Stree
Free To Attend, Not At A Sex Club

So, here’s the deal. Sex Criminals is the bestselling comic at The Beguiling right now, because it’s EXCELLENT. We’ve sold lots of copies of every issue, we’re still selling the first issue for people who are discovering the series late! Well, now there’s a collected edition (“trade paperback”) of the first five issues coming out, so if you’re one of the very few people who haven’t read it, now’s your opportunity to come pick and up. It’s only $9.99. And as a special treat, you can get your copy signed by series artist and co-creator and our pal Chip Zdarsky.

It’ll be new comics day, and it’ll be a MADHOUSE, but what the heck, right?

We’re all going for drinks after too, you can ask Chip secrets.

See you there!

- Chris @ The Beguiling

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Shipping April 9, 2014

The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, April 9th, 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 $1.10 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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Shipping April 2nd, 2014

The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, April 2nd, 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 $1.10 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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Free Comic Book Day 2014 @ The Beguiling and Little Island Comics!

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Free Comic Book Day 2014
Saturday, May 3rd, 12pm-6pm
Teen/Adult Comics @ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Kids Comics @ Little Island Comics, 752 Bathurst Street
Free to attend

save-the-date-120x240The Beguiling and Little Island Comics are proud to be participating in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014, happening Saturday, May 3rd, from noon to 6. For those of you who aren’t familiar, we’ll be giving out specially created comic books, free, all day, usually in front of The Beguiling and in the event space at Little Island.

AT THE BEGUILING: This year, The Beguiling is proud to welcome two of the creators that are doing official Free Comic Book Day Books, Ed Piskor, creator of Hip Hop Family Tree, and Tom Scioli, writer/artist of GI Joe vs. Transformers. Both creators will be signing and sketching their FCBD books for fans from 12pm-6pm (with a few breaks in there), and copies of both of their books will also be available for sale.  The Beguiling will also have a great selection of other FCBD books for teens and adults on hand!

AT LITTLE ISLAND COMICS: Meanwhile, over at Little Island Comics, they will be having their own Free Comic Book Day event for the younger set! Little Island will be welcoming special guest author Eric Orchard, whose book Maddy Kettle is featured in and on the front cover of Top Shelf Kids Club 2014! Eric’s final signing schedule is TBA. All of the kid-oriented FCBD books this year will be available at Little Island Comics.

We’re hoping to add even more great comic book creators to this outstanding line-up, so please pay attention to The Beguiling and Little Island blogs for more info! See you on Free Comic Book Day!

 

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New Gay Manga from Tagame in stock!

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Good news, fans of hardcore gay manga! We’ve just gotten Gengoroh Tagame’s two newest English-language manga, Endless Game and Gunji. For those of you that enjoyed (loved) last year’s The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, but were flummoxed by not understanding the Japanese dialogue in our other Japanese Tagame releases, you’re in luck! You’ll now know exactly why those terrible, sexy things are happening to those poor, lucky men.

Speaking of which, The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame and our exclusive print, “Tornado” are still available in store.

- Chris

 

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Contest: QUAI D’ORSAY, film based on the graphic novel by Abel Lanzac and Christophe Blain!

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The Beguiling and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival are proud to join with French film festival CINEFRANCO to present a screening of Quai d’Orsay,  based on the graphic novel by TCAF Featured Guests Abel Lanzac and Christophe Blain. The film, about the fast-baced, coniving, and hilarious world of international diplomacy, is adapted from the bestselling French graphic albums, which will be released in North America at TCAF under the title Weapons of Mass Diplomacy. We are of course thrilled to present this very special screening, and we encourage all of our customers and friends to encourage this screening ahead of Blain and Lanzac’s rare North American appearance at TCAF, May 10th and 11th. The Cinefranco website is http://cinefranco.com

About Quai d’Orsay:

Arthur Vlaminck, a young graduate from the prestigious National School of Administration, thinks he has hit the jackpot with his new job as the speechwriter of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, the exuberant Alexandre Taillard de Worms. Little does he know that he is stepping into the hellish maze of diplomacy filled with armies of advisors, assistants, a well-attuned to power Chief of staff … and all of them pulling dirty tricks on each other.

Bertrand Tavernier delivers a crazy, fast-paced comedy deriving its rhythm from the script lines, the theatrical gestures and the nervous way he shoots the film in split screens and tracking shots. We never get tired of watching Thierry Lhermitte flail around, slam doors and make everybody’s life miserable. Raphaël Personnaz and Niels Arestrup, to name a few actors, follow his brilliant footsteps.

Screening Saturday, April 5, at 6:15pm at The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street. Tickets available at cinefranco.com.

Contest: Win Passes to see Quai d’Orsay and a rare advance copy of the English-language Weapons of Mass Diplomacy graphic novel!

To enter to win one of two prize packages, which include two tickets to the April 5th screening of Quai d’Orsay and one advance copy of Weapons of Mass Diplomacy, 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 site), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “ISAACTHEPIRATE” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, March 31st, at 11:00am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners by noon on that day. Film screens Saturday, April 5th, at 6:15pm.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “ISAACTHEPIRATE”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. 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.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday, March 31st, 2014, at 11:00am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck!

- Chris @ The Beguiling

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Shipping March 26, 2014

The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, March 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 US dollar is worth $1.12 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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CONTEST: Win passes to see JODOROWSKY’S DUNE!

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JODOROWSKY’S DUNE: This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (EL TOPO) adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger. Jodorowsky enlisted an elite group of artistic mercenaries, including French comic book artist Moebius, who illustrated the storyboards; screenwriter Dan O’Bannon (DARK STAR, ALIEN); artist H.R. Giger (ALIEN); and sci-fi paperback illustrator Chris Foss. The film was never made.

(As an aside: Many of the ideas that Jodorowski developed for this project ended up heavily informing his comics careeer, which came out of the ashes of DUNE. We have quite a few different Jodorowsky books in stock at The Beguiling now!)

A hit at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, JODOROWSKY’s DUNE is now returning to the TIFF Bell Lightbox for a limited run beginning April 4th… and we’ve got five run-of-engagement double passes to see it! Want to win one? Keep reading to find out how.

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CONTEST: JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

To Enter to win one of five double passes to see “Jodorowsky’s Dune”,  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 site), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “ELTOPO” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, March 31st, at11:00am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners by noon on that day. Film opens on Friday, April 4th.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “ELTOPO”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. 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.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday, March 31st, 2014, at 11:00am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck!

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HELLBOY DAY @ THE BEGUILING – w/ Tonci Zonjic, Lobster Johnson Artist (BOOK SALE UPDATE!!!)

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HELLBOY DAY @ THE BEGUILING
w/ Tonci Zonjic, Lobster Johnson Artist
Saturday, March 22nd. 2pm-4pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
FREE

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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!

DAMN(ED) HOT DEALS!

In honour of Hellboy Day, we’ve put some great Hellboy-related books on sale (plus one that’s similar but different). Get ready to save some money on your favourite new holiday!

  • Hellboy The Art of The Movie……….$2!!!
  • Assorted Hellboy Novels………………$2!!!
  • The Art of Sin City……………………….$3!!!
  • The Art of Hellboy……………………….$5!!!
  • Hellboy Vol. 1 Seed of Destruction….$5!!!

These deals are as hot as the fiery pits from whence Hellboy came.

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