NEW IN THE ART STORE: Marian Churchland (8house) and Brandon Graham (King City)!

The Beguiling is proud to announce that it will begin selling the original comics artwork of

Marian Churchland
(Beast, 8house)

Brandon Graham
(King City, Prophet, Multiple Warheads)

Original Art Sales Begin Today, July 1st
Including the brand-new 8house #1: Arclight, released today

8houseArclight01-2x3-300July 1st: The Beguiling is proud to officially announce that it is now representing the original comics art sales of acclaimed Canadian comics creator Marian Churchland, and creator and Canadian transplant Brandon Graham in its art store. This announcement happily coincides with the release of the pair’s newest collaborative effort, 8house #1: Arclight, published today by Image Comics, with originals from the issue already available for sale at


Brandon Graham is probably best known for his signature graphic novels King City and Multiple Warheads, which he wrote and illustrated, and for his reimagining of the Image comic Prophet, which he wrote and drew along with a top team of international artists. His newest projects, the anthology-series Island (launching later this month) and the open-world speculative-fiction series 8house (debuting today) continue to deliver everything his fans have come to love about his work, and then some!


Joining Brandon for the debut of 8house today is the supremely talented artist Marian Churchland. Creator of the original graphic novel Beast for Image comic, Churchland has also contributed art to series including Elephantmen, Northlanders, Madame Xanadu, and is also co-creating the upcoming series From Under Mountains, due to debut in September 2015.

Speaking of 8house, Marian Churchland has fully illustrated the first two issues of the series, and has made almost all of the original artwork for the first issue available for sale! In addition, Churchland has provided art from several personal projects, and her work on Vertigo’s Northlanders, and it is all currently available in the art store. Brandon Graham has provided a selection of pages from his projects including King City, Multiple Warheads, Prophet, and more, which are now available for sale.

So head over to to see all of the available pages by both of these fantastic artists, and look forward to seeing even more in the weeks to come!

The Beguiling would like to thank Robin McConnell of Inkstuds for all of his help getting the art together. Check out his regular podcast at, it’s great, and Chris is on it occasionally.




Hey there!

we stand on guard for theWe’re open on Canada Day because new comics JUST DON’T SLEEP. We wanted to do something a little bit special to celebrate, and for one day only, the new comic WE STAND ON GUARD #1 will be $2.99 (regularly $3.75).

WE STAND ON GUARD is a brand new series about America invading Canada (gasp!) written by Brian K. Vaughn, co-creator of Saga (you’ve all heard of Saga, right?) and illustrated by Steve Skroce (of Doc Frankenstein and The Matrix). The first issue weighs in at a whopping 40 (forty) pages of art and story, twice what you’d get in a Marvel or DC book, and for only three dollars!

So yeah, stop by, say hello, pick up WE STAND ON GUARD #1 for three bucks (as well as all of the other great new comics and graphic novels this week). We’re open 11am-9pm this Wednesday.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

P.S.: Page & Panel will be open too from 12-6, and offering the same special. Little Island is closed. :)

Canada Day Hours!

This year Canada Day falls on a Wednesday… Wednesday July 1st to be exact! Because Canada Day isn’t celebrated south of the border, comics will still be released on July 1st as per usual, and so, we’ll be open regular hours 11am to 9pm.



PPlogo2Also: Little Island Comics will be closed on Canada Day, and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop will be open from 12pm-6pm. If you haven’t been by yet, it’s a great opportunity to check out the shop…!


Kate Beaton launches The Princess and The Pony at Little Island, July 4th!


The Princess & The Pony Launch Party
With Author Kate Beaton
Saturday July 4th, 12pm-2pm
@ Little Island COmics, 742 Bathurst Street

Hey lovers of great books! Kate Beaton, creator of Hark, A Vagrant!, has created her very first picture book! It’s called The Princess and the Pony, and our friends at Scholastic are publishing it, and Little Island Comics is throwing a party for the release!

Join Kate Beaton and the staff of Little Island on Saturday July 4th, from 12pm to 2pm for a Princess and Pony Party! Meet Kate! Take part in great activities! Have just the BEST Time!

See you there!

Thanks to Scholastic and Kate for setting this up…!


Toronto Comics Anthology v2 Launch: June 18


Toronto Comics Anthology Volume 2 Launch
Thursday, June 18th, 2015, 6pm-8:30pm
@ Page & Panel, The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend

Toronto! Come one come all to the official book launch of The Toronto Comics Anthology Volume 2! 19 stories, 33 creators, and a ton of fresh angles on the city we call home!

Come on out to celebrate this incredible array of homegrown talent, and meet the up-and-coming artists and writers making comics in Toronto–some of them for the very first time!

This event will include the following creators from Toronto Comics Anthology 2 in attendance:

Adam Gorham, Sam Noir, Chris Yao, Oliver Ho, Todd Sullivan, Ally Rom Colthoff, Aaron Feldman, David Oxley, and Mark Foo!

So come down to Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop on Thursday, June 18th! Support a local anthology, meet a ton of creators, and check out the shop!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

P.S.: Here’s some sample art from the book:

It’s the Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2015!


The Beguiling and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop are proud to sponsor the 2015 Toronto Japanese Film Festival, taking place June 11th to 26th at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. There’s all kinds of great films being screened this year, and tickets are available now at

A special thing about the lineup this year? There are six (6!) films screening that are being adapted from manga! This is pretty exciting:


Tokyo Tribe, adapted from the manga by Santa Inoue.
This manga was partially published by Tokyopop, but it’s now out of print. That hasn’t stopped manga fans from snapping up old copies and loving it, though! And this film adaptation by Sion Sono has been drawing raves! Screening June 12. This screening sponsored in part by The Beguiling. Featuring a short introduction by Christopher Butcher of The Beguiling.

poster2Thermae Romae II, adapted from the manga by Mari Yamazaki.
The complete series of these excellent books are in print in English, in three great omnibus editions! Screens June 23rd. This screening sponsored in part by Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop.

Little Forest, adapted from the manga by Daisuke Igarashi
This particular series hasn’t be translated into English, but Igarashi’s amazing visual tour-de-force manga Children of the Sea is available, and it touches on many of the same themes.

Hot Road, adapted from the manga by Taku Tsumugi
Her Granddaughter, adapted from the manga by Keiko Nishi
Maestro!, adapted from the manga by Akira Saso
Unfortunately these authors don’t have anything in print in English, but all of these manga have been critically acclaimed, as have the films!

So once again, we strongly encourage you to check out some of the many great films screening at this year’s Toronto Japanese Film Festival! Full information on the films, schedule, and tickets can be found at

– Chris @ The Beguiling