All posts by Chris @ The Beguiling

Hi, I’m Christopher Butcher. I’m currently the Manager of Toronto’s The Beguiling Books & Art, widely considered one of the best comic book stores in the world. I am also the co-founder and Festival Director of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, an annual event promoting Canadian graphic novels and their authors. We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary on May 11th and 12th 2013, we hope you’ll come visit.

Terry Gilliam Contest Details Announced

Terry Gilliam Contest Details Announced

We’ve announced the details for the Terry Gilliam contest on our mailing list! You’ve got until 5PM today to sign up (with a valid e-mail address) and to enter the contest. You can do so in that little box at the top of the window. All new subscribers will be sent a copy of the contest rules, so don’t worry that you’ve missed anything.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Terry Gilliam in Toronto this Saturday

Terry Gilliam in Toronto
Saturday, October 7th @ 5PM
TICKETED EVENT

Can you keep a secret? Cartoonist, director, and author Terry Gilliam will be doing a very small, very exclusive event with us at The Beguiling. You WILL need a ticket to attend this event. How do you get one? You MUST be on our mailing list to receive the instructions on how to get a ticket. Sign up at the top of this page.

Cameron Stewart Signing October 7th

Cameron Stewart Signs THE OTHER SIDE #1
Saturday, October 7th from 2PM-4PM
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
FREE

[Please note, the signing time has been changed to 2PM for Cameron’s signing due to a conflict with another event we’ll be sponsoring. If you have posted the signing information anywhere, please post this correction. Thanks!]

The Beguiling is proud to welcome Toronto native Cameron Stewart to the store, to sign the first issue of his new Vertigo series THE OTHER SIDE! An epic and surreal exploration of America’s most haunting war, Cameron Stewart provides some of the most visceral and impressive art of his career on this title. Best known for his work on Catwoman and Seven Soldiers of Victory: Guardian, this is a departure for Cameron and we’re really excited about the new series. THE OTHER SIDE #1 will be released on October 4th from DC/Vertigo, and the signing will occur that weekend, on Saturday October 7th from 2PM-4PM.

Welcome to The Beguiling Blog

Hi there, welcome to our blog.

We’ve integrated Blogger’s automated update service into our frontpage in order to bring you event news, sales info, and maybe even reviews, in a more timely and frequent fashion. There’s even a feed at http://www.beguiling.com/atom.xml for you to integrate into your newsreaders and things.

In case you’re just joining us, The Beguiling Books & Art was founded in 1987 in Toronto, Canada. Showcasing the largest selection of alternative, underground and avant-garde graphic story telling in the country (not to mention manga, BD, superheroes, ‘the new mainstream’, and much more…), The Beguiling has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Among the many accolades afforded the store, the most prestigious was the first-ever Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award for excellence in retailing. The Beguiling has also sponsored many book signings, conventions and poetry/prose readings with legendary and current comics creators such as Robert Crumb, Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman, and others. In 2003, The Beguiling hosted it’s first itteration of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, bringing alternative and independent comics creators from around the world to Toronto to celebrate the best of comic art. The next will follow in August 2007, and more information can be found at http://www.torontocomics.com/tcaf.

Thanks for reading!

– Chris @ The Beguiling