Project Itoh: The Empire Of Corpses – Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

Beguiling Anime @ The Revue Presents:
THE EMPIRE OF CORPES (Canadian Premiere)
Presented in English
Monday, October 31st, @ 7pm (Doors at 6pm)
Tickets: empireofcorpsesrevue.eventbrite.ca

The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue returns for October with a special Hallowe’en treat: The Canadian theatre debut of Project Itoh: The Empire of Corpses!

Adapted from the Sci-Fi Steampunk Adventure Zombie novel, The Empire of Corpses is a perfectly spooky entry to start your Hallowe’en off right! Come by when the doors open at 6pm to see an array of horror graphic novels and manga from sponsors The Beguiling and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop. As always they’ll be a raffle for all attendees for some goodies.

And bonus: immediately following this screening, The Revue presents a free screening of White Zombie (1932), starring Bela Lugosi.

Revue Event Pricing: $13 General, $10 Members, Students and Seniors.

The Empire of Corpses (Shisha No Teikoku) – Canadian Premiere!
Doors open at 6:00PM | Film at 7:00PM
Directed by Ryôtarô Makihara | 120min. | 14A

From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on an award-winning steampunk dystopian novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.

In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a worldwide race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.

 

SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 19TH IS LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY

Local Comic Shop Day
Saturday, November 19th
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street

Come one, come all, to the second annual Local Comic Shop Day, taking place on Saturday, November 19th, 2016. While for the most part, Local Comic Shop Day is a day for exclusive variant covers and toys and stuff from publishers, our stores are working on a few unique and cool items to reinforce what we think are the best parts about local comic shops–connections to creators and great work. That said, we’ll have all the variant covers and toys and stuff too.

Details of our events will be announced in mid-October. If you’re a creator that wants to sign/exhibit/work with us for LCSD hit up Chris Butcher, chris@beguiling.ca.

Here’s the gallery of all the limited edition items that will be available on the day!


AUG168304 LCSD 2016 DOLLFACE FREE PRINT (NET)
AUG168303 LCSD 2016 DOLLFACE #1
AUG168305 LCSD 2016 ROUGH RIDERS NATION #1
AUG168306 LCSD 2016 ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES ONE SHOT
AUG168307 LCSD 2016 BLACK HOOD SEASON 2 #1 (MR)
AUG168310 LCSD 2016 GODKILLER SECRET ITEM
AUG168309 LCSD 2016 GODKILLER DELUXE HC
AUG168312 LCSD 2016 THE FOREVERS SECRET ITEM
AUG168311 LCSD 2016 KIM AND KIM #1
AUG168308 LCSD 2016 DISCIPLES HC VOL 01 (MR)
AUG168313 LCSD 2016 KLAUS HC LOCAL COMIC SHOP EXC
AUG168314 LCSD 2016 WWE LTD ED BUNDLE (C: 0-1-2)
AUG168220 LCSD 2016 SERENITY NO POWER IN THE VERSE #1 VAR
JUL168581 LCSD 2016 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS KILLER FROST
JUL168582 LCSD 2016 DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION HC
JUL168167 LCSD 2016 LOST IN SPACE ANTIMATTER B9 VINIMATE
AUG168221 LCSD 2016 TRANSFORMERS REVOLUTION #1
AUG168150 LCSD 2016 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA HC V1
JUL168777 LCSD 2016 MOONSHINE #1 MILLER B&W EXC
AUG168737 LCSD 2016 LYING CAT STATUE EXC
AUG168302 LCSD 2016 NOW CHAMPIONS #1 NEAL ADAMS VAR (NET)
JUN168830 LCSD 2016 DOCTOR STRANGE OATH EXCLUSIVE HC
AUG168315 LCSD 2016 THE TICK (ONE SHOT)
AUG168317 LCSD 2016 RICK & MORTY #0 TREASURY ED
AUG168316 LCSD 2016 INVADER ZIM #0
AUG168318 LCSD 2016 WARHAMMER 40000 WILL OF IRON #1
AUG168320 LCSD 2016 HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 SEGOVIA VAR
AUG168319 LCSD 2016 BLOODSHOT USA #1 (OF 4) FUSO VAR

OCT 1: BEN MARRA’S AMERICAN BLOOD LAUNCH / SAMURAI COP (1991) SCREENING

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AMERICAN BLOOD – Book Launch and Film Screening
Featuring author Benjamin Marra
Saturday, October 1st, 7pm-10pm
@ Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. (at St. George Ave., 1 block south of Bloor St. W.)
Free to attend. 

Presented by The Beguiling Books & Art and Suspect Video

Born from the crucible of 1980s trash culture and exploitation entertainment and focused like a laser through the prism of Marra’s brain comes this nasty brew of revenge, power, and passion.

American Blood is the new collection from Ben Marra, the definitive assembling of Marra’s most underground (and hardest to find) comics. Containing his provocative debut works including “Gangsta Rap Posse,” “The Naked Heroes,” “Lincoln Washington,” “Ripper,” and “The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd,” the new collection is perhaps more timely than ever as the lines blur ever greater between satire and reality.

American Blood will launch at a special event presented by The Beguiling and Suspect Video, featuring an audio/visual presentation by Ben Marra and a moderated Q&A. The launch will also include a free screening of the trash-cinema classic SAMURAI COP (1991). following the Q&A. Marra’s American Blood will be available for purchase at the event, as will a selection of his back catalogue and original artwork by Marra.

ABOUT BEN MARRA

creator03913-_ql80_ttd_BENJAMIN MARRA received a B.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University; studied in Florence, Italy; and earned his M.F.A. degree in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York Toronto, where he draws comics.

 

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CONTEST: Win Passes to The Fancy Video Game Party!

Do you like Video Games and cool parties? If you answered “no” I guess you can skip to the next section. If you answered “YES!” though, have we got a treat for you! The Third Annual Hand Eye Society Ball, a.k.a. The Fancy Video Game Party, is THIS SATURDAY, September 24th, from 8pm to 1am, at The Masonic Temple (888 Yonge Street). If you want to guarantee yourself a ticket, we HIGHLY recommend going over and purchasing one right away–it’s an evening of video games, 19+ fun times, and a great building. However, if you’re feeling lucky, read on to enter the contest…

WIN 1 OF 2 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO THE 2016 HAND EYE SOCIETY BALL

To enter to win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets to the September 24th, 8pm, Fancy Video Game Party, all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-left corner of beguilingbooksandart.com), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “MSPACMAN” in the subject line, to  beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Friday, September 23rd, 2016, at 11am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners early that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “MSPACMAN” and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com
  2. All Entrants MUST be 19 years of age or older, as this event is licensed for alcohol sales.
  3. 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.)
  4. Entries must be received before Friday, September 23rd, 2016, at11am.
  5. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  6. One entry per person/phone number.
  7. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck to all entrants!

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THE HAND EYE SOCIETY BALL – A Fancy Videogame Party
Saturday, Sept 24 20168pm-1am
@ The Masonic Temple – 888 Yonge St. at Davenport (Bloor/Yonge Station), Toronto
Tickets now available.
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his is a 19+ event. Please bring ID! ***

Event: Jean-Louis Tripp at Alliance Française

BD Author Jean-Louis Tripp Lecture
(French Language Event)
@ L’Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Road (North of Bloor)
September 28th, 2016, @ 7:00pm
Free to attend

Jean-Louis Tripp published his first comics strips at 19 years old in Métal Hurlant. His first album, Le Bœuf n’était pas mode (in collaboration with Marc Barcelo) was published in 1978, then was the Futuropolis’s period, from 1982 to 1985. At the same time, he started the publication of Jacques Gallard’s adventures (4 volumes) Parfum d’Afrique, Soviet Zigzag (Angoulême 1987’s media award) Zoulou Blues (Angoulême 1988’s public award) et Afrikaans Baazart. In 1989, he stopped his comics production in order to engage himself in different artistic activities : painting, sculpture, furnitures and mosaic fresco. He came back to drawing though his books for children (Milan), illustration (Flammarion, Presse Pocket, Milan, Elle, Autrement) and storyboards. In 2002, he drew an adaptation of Tronchet’s movie, le Nouveau Jean-Claude, and the adaptation in comics Pizza Warrior (Drugstore). In 2003, he went to Quebec to teach comics at Quebec University and drew Paroles d’Anges (Glénat). He lives in Montréal and, from 2006 to 2014, co-created Magasin général with Régis Loisel (Editions Casterman). Since 2015, he has shared his time between Les Corbières and Montréal.

The meeting will be followed by the screening of the documentary ‘Loisel & Tripp, traits complices,’ by Patrick Foch and Adeline Le Guellaud, 2010 (54 min).

DASH SHAW @ BEGUILING & TIFF SEP 13 – MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA

Dash Shaw Signing @ The Beguiling
For “Cosplayers” and “My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea”
Tuesday, September 13th, @ 6:30pm
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Tickets for TIFF screening here.
Signing is free!

9781606999486-cosplayersThe Beguiling is proud to welcome our long-time pal Dash Shaw, creator of the graphic novels Cosplayers, New School, Body World, and so many more for a very special signing at the shop! See Dash is in town because one of his comics has been turned into a film, and it’s screening at The Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF, from September 11th through the 16th! Hooray!

Here’s where it gets super interesting: The film is screening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (around the corner) on Tuesday, September 13, at 4:00pm. So Dash is gonna come by a do a little signing and meet and greet at The Beguiling afterwards, at 6:30pm! Go see the movie (tickets available here) and then come get your books signed, or pick up his new one COSPLAYERS, or just say hi to a great guy who makes great comics (my favourite is BodyWorld, but they’re all good).

The film sounds really great too, check out the synopsis below!

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Directed by Dash Shaw
USA, 2016, 75m
U.S. Premiere
No matter your age, part of you never outgrows high school, for better or worse. Dash Shaw, known for such celebrated graphic novels as Cosplayers and New School, brings his subjective, dreamlike sense of narrative; his empathy for outsiders and their desire to connect; and his rich, expressive drawing style to his first animated feature. Packed with action but seen from the inside out, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea is about friends overcoming their differences and having each other’s backs in times of crisis, and its marvelously complex characters are voiced by Jason Schwartman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon,  Alex Karpovsky and John Cameron Mitchell. w/ Synopsis courtesy Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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