EVENT: A CONVERSATION WITH MIKE DIANA November 5th

The Beguiling is pleased to present, in conjunction with Suspect Video and Horror-Rama, a conversation with underground comics artist Mike Diana!

Underground cartoonist, self publisher of controversial zines full of sexuality and violence, Diana has the distinction of being the first person to receive a criminal conviction in the United States for artistic obscenity. A documentary of Diana’s case entitled “The Trial of Mike Diana” is being made and will be released in the near future.

This event will be held in The Beguiling (319 College) Sunday, November 5th at 6:00pm. Following the conversation will be a chance for a Q&A and signing with the artist.
Learn more about Mike Diana over at The Comics Journal: Something of Value

 

NEW IN THE ART STORE: MAHENDRA SINGH

The Human, Lich and the Lord of Evil

We’ve just added this absolutely breathtaking piece by Mahendra Singh to the art store! This is the original art for an Adventure Time licensed poster issued by the now-defunct Cartoon Network Collective, a parody of Albrecht Dürer’s “The Knight, Death and the Devil”. .One of the last pieces of Adventure Time original art that will ever be available, and absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Follow the link up top to our art store for more information!

Weekend Sale – Mexico Earthquake Fundraiser

Regular Beguiling customers already know how enthused we are about contributing the vintage comics that are on display in the extraordinary “Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters” exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

In the course of the show’s otherwise festive opening week, GDT has asked everyone to consider making a donation in support of earthquake relief in his native Mexico. (In September, the country was devastated by several powerful earthquakes.)

We already have a lot to be thankful about this Thanksgiving, and we’ll be showing our gratitude to GDT and the AGO for their ongoing support by running an in-store fundraiser. This Thanksgiving long weekend, The Beguiling will donate 100% of the sticker price of any one graphic novel purchased Sunday or Monday (Oct 8-9) to Ambulante, Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal’s crowdfunding campaign, and to UNICEF’s relief efforts in Mexico.

That’s right: We’ll be donating the entire value of a (1) graphic novel of your choice purchased on either day to charity. If you’ve been eyeing a new read, now’s the time. Drop by on Sunday or Monday and join us in supporting Mexico earthquake relief!

Not in Toronto this weekend? Donate directly to the campaigns here:

The Beguiling will be open Thanksgiving Sunday from noon to 6pm and holiday Monday from 11am-7pm.

TERMS: Limit one book per customer. Must be a book published prior to September 15, 2017. In store only, on Sunday October 8 and Monday October 9, 2017.

OCT 11: Queen Street Book Launch w/ Emmanuelle Chateauneuf

Queen Street Book Launch
With author Emmanuelle Chateuneuf
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, 6pm-8pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street
Free to Attend!

Page & Panel is proud to host the launch of the new book QUEEN STREET from Emmanuelle Chateauneuf and Chapterhouse Press. Emmanuelle will be in store on the book’s release day, signing and sketching for fans! Hope to see you there!

ABOUT QUEEN STREET VOLUME ONE: 

Meet Aimee– an overworked junior partner at a prestigious law firm in Manila, Philippines. One storybook romance, four back-to-back flights, and nine years later, in the small of mind but big in spirit town, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, she now lives; still overworked. But as a lower class serial-full-timer and mother to her only child, Melodie– an intelligent and eccentric seven-year-old, whose big personality is only rivaled by her even bigger imagination. Join them and a cast of unlikely characters just as confused and lost, as they stumble blindly for twelve consecutive hours through the beautifully disastrous comedy of Life. Don’t miss this breakout semi-autobiographical slice of life tale from Emmanuelle Chateauneuf, depicting the modern world as seen through the eyes of a woman and a girl, navigating the meanings of family and purpose in the complexities of simply being alive.

Written and Illustrated by Emmanuelle Chateauneuf
96 pages, 6/8 | Black & White

KAIJU! @ The Revue: SHIN GODZILLA OCT 17th

Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen-Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.

Directed by Hideaki Anno, creator or Neon Genesis Evangelion, Shin Godzilla took home SEVEN awards at the 40th Japan Academy Prize, including Best Picture!

The Beguiling will have an awesome merch table on display, and a prize will be raffled off to a lucky winner!

SEE YOU THERE Click here to buy tickets: http://bit.ly/ShinGodzillaOct17

EVENT: Chihiro Takeuchi Book Signing & Art Demonstration

Chihiro Takeuchi Book Signing & Art Demonstration
For her first English-Language Picture Book “Can You Find My Robot’s Arm” from 
Monday, October 2nd, 2017, 6pm-8pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend
Chihiro Takeuchi is a renowned paper cut artist living in Osaka, Japan. In 2015 and 2016, Chihiro was part of a select group of artists to exhibit at the prestigious Bologna Book Fair. She has created several books in Japanese, “Can You Find My Robot’s Arm?” is her first children’s picture book in English.
 
In addition to the private workshop that Chihiro is producing for Toronto Public Library, Chihiro will be doing a signing and in-store demonstration of her artistic paper-cut process at Page & Panel on Monday, October 2nd, from 6pm-8pm. All-ages are welcome to attend. Copies of her book “Can You Find My Robot’s Arm?” will be available for sale. 🙂
 
See you there!