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In-Stock: Robert Crumb – Sketchbooks 1982-2011

Good news! Volumes 7-12 are now available at The Beguiling!

From Tashen’s website:

This six-book boxed set is the first collection of Robert Crumb sketches to be printed from the original art since the hard-bound, slipcased, seven volume series issued by the German publisher Zweitausendeins between 1981 and 1997. Unlike the Zweitausendeins edition, which included every doodle ever made by the preeminent underground artist, our best-of edition has been personally edited by the notoriously picky artist to include only what he considers his finest work, including hundreds of late period drawings not published in previous sketchbook collections. Robert Crumb requested that the books representing the second half of his career be published first due to fan demand for new Crumb material (Volumes 7-12 cover the period 1982-2011, and the forthcoming Volumes 1-6 will cover the period 1964-1981).

In the last 20 years Crumb’s artistic output has slowed considerably, making new works more rare and highly prized. This collection of over 600 unseen drawings created between 1982 and 2011 makes this a must-have collectible for every Crumb fan.

This 6 book set comes in a handsome slipcase, for the reasonable price of $1000. Definitely worth a look!

New In Stock: Howard Pyle American Master Rediscovered

The Beguiling is excited to have in stock HOWARD PYLE: AMERICAN MASTER REDISCOVERED. We’re been waiting for a while to have such an extensive book about one of the United States’ most widely respected authors and illustrators. This retrospective – which features numerous engaging essays and high-quality image reproductions – is only $45! Come on by and pick it up!

Announce: Tomi Ungerer Book Signing at Little Island Comics

Special Appearance and Book Signing with Tomi Ungerer

Saturday, September 8th, 2012 @ 2PM
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst St.
Free to attend!

The Beguiling is extremely proud to announce an event at Little Island Comics with Tomi Ungerer. He is in town for the screening of Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story, a documentary about his fascinating work and life, as part of TIFF (Screening Times and Locations). We have not been this excited about an artist profile since Crumb (1994). I watched it last night, and it is an compelling and engaging introduction to the man and his diverse body of work. While perhaps most known for his children’s work (The Three Robbers, Moon Man, etc.), his social and erotic images are as powerful as anything you find in our shop.

 

The event is taking place around the corner at Little Island Comics. For more information, please refer to the Little Island Comics website. See you September 8th!

Check out the film’s trailer:

Shipping July 25th, 2012

The following comics and graphic novels are scheduled to ship The Beguiling Books and Art on Wednesday July 25th, 2012. All Prices listed in U.S. Funds. Variant prices are generally accurate, but in any dispute between web price and in-store price we will defer to in-store price.

Click here for the complete list: http://beguiling.com/120725shipping.txt

CORRECTION: Aragones Groo The Wanderer Artist Edition Hard Cover will retail for $125.

Shipping June 27, 2012

The following comics and graphic novels are scheduled to ship The Beguiling Books and Art on Wednesday June 27th, 2012. All Prices listed in U.S. Funds. Variant prices are generally accurate, but in any dispute between web price and in-store price we will defer to in-store price.

Click here for the list: http://beguiling.com/120627shipping.txt

The Beguiling Recommends:
APR121232  The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century #3 2009   9.95
The third and final chapter in Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s next League story! With the first two chapters getting progressively darker and more terrible, I can only imagine this is going to be a gut-wrenching read, but one that I’m certainly looking forward to.

APR120988  Birdseye Bristoe HC   19.95

A rare thing this week, a completely original hardcover graphic novel in a delightful, full-colour hard cover. Dan Zettwoch is an amazing talent, Beguiling customers might know him from the “Leon Beyond” strips and mini-comics he’s been doing with Kevin Huizenga, or from his outstanding flood-themed story in the last little Drawn & Quarterly Showcase. This book is sweet looking, a note-book-looking story exploring the intersection of comics and diagrams, set in a fading small town. This might be amazing, but it’s at least going to be really interesting.

APR121306  Drops Of God GN Vol 04 14.95
Diamond is shipping us the fourth volume of Agi and Okimoto’s Drops of God this week, the amazing manga exploration of being a wine expert. I feel terrible that I haven’t started reading it yet, it’s seemingly everything I want in a manga… :-/

APR120439  Fatale TP Vol 01 Death Chases Me 14.99
Despite our best orders and huge numbers at that, we weren’t able to keep every issue of Brubaker and Phillip’s excellent new horror/noir series FATALE in stock at the same time, and I feel like some of you may have switched to ‘waiting for the trade’ on the series. Well, wait no more, the collection of issues 1-5 is out this week, as is the #6 which begins the second story arc.

APR120010  Fatima The Blood Spinners #1 (of 4) Hernandez Cvr 3.99
It’s not every day that Gilbert Hernandez starts a new mini-series (though he is pretty prolific), and Fatima: The Blood Spinner, sound crazy: A one-woman war on drugs where the drugs turn you into weird zombie people sort of. Neat.

FEB120281  Get Jiro HC 24.99
Food-writer-cum-television-celebrity Anthony Bourdain has been a vocal comics fan for a very long time, and it turns out his very first graphic novel work is coming out from DC/Vertigo on Wednesday! Langdon Foss is a great illustrator illustrator too, very much in the vein of the talented Seth Fisher, although I don’t know much about co-writer Joel Rose. Anyway, I’m really looking forward to this one.

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This is an amazing comic, full stop. Don’t miss out on it.

JAN121412  Gothic Lolita Bible #42 33.00
The latest issue of Gothic & Lolita Bible finally ambles over from Japan, sorry it’s been taking so long… it’s kind of outside of our control. FWIW, we’ve also gotten a bunch of back-issues in lately as well. Feel free to check’em out, located on the second floor.
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APR121261 Bakuman TP Vol 11 9.99
APR120881 Bart Simpson Comics #72 2.99
APR120189 Batman Incorporated #2 2.99
JAN120442 Berkeley Breathed Outland Comp Coll HC 39.99
APR121177 Courtney Crumrin Ongoing #3 3.99
APR120659 Dorothy And Wizard In Oz #8 (of 8) 3.99
APR120536 Fatale #6 3.5
FEB128208 Hit-girl #1 (of 5) 2.99
APR120752 I Feel Sick #1 3.95
APR120753 I Feel Sick #2 3.95
MAR121193 Lovely Horrible Stuff HC 14.95
APR120545 Manhattan Projects #4 3.5
APR120553 Prophet #26 2.99
APR120606 Spider-men #2 (of 5) 3.99
APR120349 Star Trek Tng Doctor Who Assimilation #2 3.99
APR120591 Wolverine And X-men #12 Avx 3.99


Shipping June 20th, 2012

The following comics and graphic novels are scheduled to ship The Beguiling Books and Art on Wednesday June 20th, 2012. All Prices listed in U.S. Funds. Variant prices are generally accurate, but in any dispute between web price and in-store price we will defer to in-store price.

Click here for the list: http://beguiling.com/120620shipping.txt

Edit: Bit of a computer error with our shipping list this week, we got two extra items not on the text list:

BIRDS OF PREY #10
DAREDEVIL #14 ASM 50TH ANNIV MCGUINNESS VAR

– Chris @ The Beguiling