The Beguiling Artstore Welcomes Kate Beaton!

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The Beguiling Artstore is very happy to welcome Kate Beaton as the newest creator whose original art we represent! Beaton has provided us with about a dozen pieces of her original art, including strips from Hark, A Vagrant!, available for sale for the first time!

You can find the selection of Original Artwork for sale at our online art store in the brand new Kate Beaton section, at http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/index.php?cPath=158.

Kate Beaton’s Hark A Vagrant! is an incredible and incredibly popular web comic, and her work has been collected in the New York Times bestselling Hark, A Vagrant from Drawn & Quarterly, and Never Learn Anything From History from Topatoco.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Everything’s here! Many new comics delayed today.

Update: Everything’s here safe and sound!

Several boxes were missing from our new comics shipment this week. If there is a specific new book you are hoping to pick today please call ahead and we can let you know if it arrived. We expect the delayed boxes to arrive later this afternoon or, at worst, tomorrow.

Shipping May 6, 2015

exquisite_corpse_coverThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on May 6th, 2015. 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.

No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.

Please see in-store for details.
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FREE COMICS BOOK DAY! SAT MAY 2, @ The Beguiling, Little Island, and The TCAF Shop!

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Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 2nd, 11am-5pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham St. (Grown-Up Comics)
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst St. (Kids Comics)
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge St. (TCAF Exhibitors)
Special guests at all three stores, TBA!

The Beguiling, Little Island Comics, and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, are all participating in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015, on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, from 11am-5pm. All three comic shops are going to have free comics to give away, both the ones from this year and remainders from previous years as well! We’ll have special guests too! Details TBA.

The Beguiling will be giving away comics intended for an older teen and adult audience, Little Island will be giving away comics for kids and young adult audiences, and Page & Panel will be giving away books where TCAF exhibitors have work in them! You’re welcome to grab between 3-5 books from each location, while supplies last.

cf_cover_finalAs a special note, TCAF and The Beguiling made their own official Free Comic Book Day comic this year. It’s called Comics Festival 2015! It features work (mostly) appearing for the first time in print, by Kate Beaton, Svetlana Chmakova, Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang, Gillian Goerz & Mariko Tamaki, Zac Gorman, Dave Roman, and a cover by Isabelle Arsenault (seen to the right). It’s super great for readers who like good stories, and in particular we wanted to create something that teen girls and boys could enjoy, as those sorts of books tend to be missing from those available at FCBD usually.

112027 cover v2 4C_OK-Proofs.pdfAs an extra special note, The Beguiling overprinted 10,000 copies of Comics Festival with an alternate cover, and is distributing them free to all Toronto Public Library branches for Free Comic Book Day. Neat, huh? Free comics for everyone!

Finally, please remember that this is a holiday designed to get new folks reading comics! If you’re headed out for FCBD, why not bring a friend, a young relative, or someone who’s never read comics before? Get them hooked on the medium!

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 9-10!

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The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2015
Saturday May 9, 9am-5pm, & Sunday May 10, 11am-5pm
@ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
@ The Marriott Bloor Yorkville, 80 Bloor St. E.
http://torontocomics.com/
Free to attend

Presented by Toronto Public Library and The Beguiling

Next weekend, it’s the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2015! Over 400 cartoonists from Canada and around the world are on their way to Toronto to celebrate the very best in comics, graphic novels, bandes dessinées, and manga! A week-long Festival of readings, launches, and art events culminating in a massive, FREE two-day exhibition centeredat Toronto Reference Library, May 9th and 10th!

For more than a decade, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival has showcased the incredible comics art being made here in Canada, and invited the attention of the international cartooning community. The 2015 programme continues to build on those successes, with an increase in programming, a renewed focus on Canadian cartoonists from coast to coast, and a special celebration of Drawn & Quarterly’s 25th Anniversary!

Some of the participating artists and exhibitors in TCAF 2015 include:

Sam Alden – Penelope Bagieu – Lynda Barry – Kate Beaton – Andy Belanger – Marc Bell – Sandra Bell-Lundy – Ruben Bolling – Boulet – Chester Brown – Nina Bunjevac – Charles Burns – Becky Cloonan – Conundrum Press – Jordan Crane – Eleanor Davis – Etienne Davodeau – Michael Deforge – Julie Delporte – Julie Doucet – Drawn & Quarterly – Hunt Emmerson – Fantagraphics Books – Ray Fawkes – Jess Fink – Matthew Forsythe – Pascal Girard – Gurihiru – Simon Hanselmann – Dustin Harbin – Matt & Jenni Holm – Kathryn Immonen – Stuart Immonen – Jeph Jacques – Keith Jones – Aya Kanno – Karl Kerschl – Killoffer – Koyama Press – Lucy Knisley – Blaise Larmee – Kate Leth – Ed Luce – Jason Lutes – MASSIVE – Lorenzo Mattotti – Scott McCloud – Ken Niimura – Anders Nilsen – Ryan North – Sydney Padua – John Porcellino – Editions Pow Pow – Ethan Rilly – Jon Rosenberg – Jim Rugg – Seth – R. Sikoryak – Noelle Stevenson – Cameron Stewart – Barbara Stok – Gengoroh Tagame – Babs Tarr – Mariko Tamaki – Jillian Tamaki – Raina Telgemeier – Tin Can Forest – Wowee Zonk – Chip Zdarsky – Jim Zub

…and more than 400 more cartoonists! Plus lots of programming both days:

  • D&Q 25th Anniversary Programming Area, featuring some of the biggest cartoonists in the business in conversation with each other!
  • Two full days of panels, interviews, and readings!
  • Gallery shows featuring Lorenzo Mattotti’s Hansel & Gretel and an amazing show, Comics in Glass, from Finland!
  • This year’s Comics vs. Games exhibition, featuring 20 different indy game makers from around the world!
  • Much, much more!

Tons of guests, exhibitors, programming and events are now online at http://torontocomics.com! Hope to see you there!

TCAF 2015 poster by Pascal Blanchet. On sale now at The Beguiling.

Venue change for Jillian Tamaki Launch: Revival

Due to INCREDIBLE demand, we’re moving our launch event for Jillian Tamaki’s SuperMutant Magic Academy to REVIVAL BAR, 783 College Street! You may remember Revival from numerous past Beguiling events, including our Battling Boy Launch, and our Tsunami Relief Event. Thanks to Revival for stepping in for this event late! We’re expecting a great crowd, don’t miss out!

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SuperMutant Magic Academy Book Launch
with author Jillian Tamaki, interviewed by Anna Fitzpatrick
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 @ 6:30pm
@ Revival Bar, 783 College Street
Free To Attend
https://www.facebook.com/events/1583560678597190/

Jillian Tamaki’s SuperMutant Magic Academy hits stores everywhere on Tuesday April 28th, and we are T-H-R-I-L-L-E-D to present the official launch-day event here in Toronto! Jillian Tamaki will be on hand, giving a talk about her work, reading from SuperMutant Magic Academy, and signing books. This is a great opportunity to ask vital questions about variant strains of Dungeons & Dragons, characters’ fates, transgressive performance art, and more.

Join us for this special event, where Jillian will present from the book and be interviewed on stage by Anna Fitzpatrick, writer for The Hairpin, Rookie, and more, at Revival Bar, 783 College Street (at Shaw).

SuperMutant Magic Academy will be on sale at the event. Jillian’s books (with writer Mariko Tamaki) ‘Skim’ and ‘This One Summer’ are available in store now!

About SuperMutant Magic Academy:
SuperMutant Magic Academy paints a teenage world that is moody and ennui-filled but also wry and irreverent: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. Wendy, Marsha, Cheddar, Frances, and the other students will be your guides through the D&D games, performance art, unrequited crushes, andspell class tests that are the staples of life at the Academy.

Special thanks to Drawn & Quarterly for helping us set up this event!

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