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Hi! I'm Jarrett Evan Samson, currently the events and social media manager at The Beguiling, along with lots of other things that we all just naturally do. Uh, that's all? Hello.

NOV 12: Dakota McFadzean “TO KNOW YOU’RE ALIVE” DRAWING DEMO/Q&A ON INSTAGRAM!

Virtual events! We did a few, they were lots of fun, so let’s do it again with this amazing one coming your way!

On Thursday, November 12th at 7PM EST,  artist DAKOTA McFADZEAN will be going LIVE on the Beguiling’s Instagram to celebrate the release of TO KNOW YOU’RE ALIVE from the fine folks at Conundrum Press!

To mark the occasion, Dakota will be doing a live drawing demonstration followed by an interview and Q&A hosted by BETH HETLAND of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago! Beth and Dakota will talk, they’ll answer your questions in the Instagram feed, it’ll be a fun time from the safety and comfort of your own home!

We have some more exciting details to come but what more do you need really?! Mark it down in your calendars and see you there!!

NOV 12: Dakota McFadzean “TO KNOW YOU’RE ALIVE” DRAWING DEMO/Q&A ON INSTAGRAM!

Virtual events! We did a few, they were lots of fun, so let’s do it again with this amazing one coming your way!

On Thursday, November 12th at 7PM EST,  artist DAKOTA McFADZEAN will be going LIVE on the Beguiling’s Instagram to celebrate the release of TO KNOW YOU’RE ALIVE from the fine folks at Conundrum Press!

To mark the occasion, Dakota will be doing a live drawing demonstration followed by an interview and Q&A hosted by BETH HETLAND of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago! Beth and Dakota will talk, they’ll answer your questions in the Instagram feed, it’ll be a fun time from the safety and comfort of your own home!

We have some more exciting details to come but what more do you need really?! Mark it down in your calendars and see you there!!

AUG 10: “THE MONTAGUE TWINS” VIRTUAL EVENT WITH CREATORS NATHAN PAGE & DREW SHANNON

Penguin Random House Canada, The Beguiling, and Little Island Comics invite you join us in a virtual Zoom celebration for Ontario creators Nathan Page and Drew Shannon’s new middle-grade mystery series, The Montague Twins! We’ll mark the publication of the first book in this new series, The Witch’s Hand, as writer Anne Thériault interviews them about their historical adventure full of thrills, witchcraft, and sass, before opening it up to your questions!

Additionally, you can enter a raffle to win one of two pages of original art from The Witch’s Hand. Simply donate to Friends of Ruby (minimum donation: $25) and send your e-receipt to YoungReaders@penguinrandomhouse.com (you can black out the amount and your real name, if you wish), and we’ll randomly select two attendees as winners at the end of the virtual event! Friends of Ruby work with LGBTQI2S youth with a focus on mental health, even providing food and shelter.

The Beguiling is so pleased to be serving as the official bookseller of this event! You can buy a copy of the book RIGHT HERE! We’ll also have copies signed by Nathan and Drew available! If you’d like a signed copy, just be sure to mention it in your order notes!

About The Montague Twins:

“Brothers. Detectives. Witches? Meet Pete and Alastair Montague in the first instalment of a new graphic novel series that mashes the Hardy Boys with Brian K. Vaughan’s Paper Girls.

Pete and Alastair Montague are just a couple of mystery-solving twins, living an ordinary life. Or so they thought! After a strange storm erupts on a visit to the beach, they discover there’s more to their detective know-how than they’d previously thought. Their guardian, David Faber, a once prominent professor, has been keeping secrets about their parents. At the same time, three girls go missing after casting a mysterious spell, which sets in motion a chain of events that takes their small town down an unexpected path. With the help of David’s daughter, Charlie, the Twins discover there are forces at work that they never could have imagined, which will impact their lives forever.”

AUG 10: “THE MONTAGUE TWINS” VIRTUAL EVENT WITH CREATORS NATHAN PAGE & DREW SHANNON

Penguin Random House Canada, The Beguiling, and Little Island Comics invite you join us in a virtual Zoom celebration for Ontario creators Nathan Page and Drew Shannon’s new middle-grade mystery series, The Montague Twins! We’ll mark the publication of the first book in this new series, The Witch’s Hand, as writer Anne Thériault interviews them about their historical adventure full of thrills, witchcraft, and sass, before opening it up to your questions!

Additionally, you can enter a raffle to win one of two pages of original art from The Witch’s Hand. Simply donate to Friends of Ruby (minimum donation: $25) and send your e-receipt to YoungReaders@penguinrandomhouse.com (you can black out the amount and your real name, if you wish), and we’ll randomly select two attendees as winners at the end of the virtual event! Friends of Ruby work with LGBTQI2S youth with a focus on mental health, even providing food and shelter.

The Beguiling is so pleased to be serving as the official bookseller of this event! You can buy a copy of the book RIGHT HERE! We’ll also have copies signed by Nathan and Drew available! If you’d like a signed copy, just be sure to mention it in your order notes!

About The Montague Twins:

“Brothers. Detectives. Witches? Meet Pete and Alastair Montague in the first instalment of a new graphic novel series that mashes the Hardy Boys with Brian K. Vaughan’s Paper Girls.

Pete and Alastair Montague are just a couple of mystery-solving twins, living an ordinary life. Or so they thought! After a strange storm erupts on a visit to the beach, they discover there’s more to their detective know-how than they’d previously thought. Their guardian, David Faber, a once prominent professor, has been keeping secrets about their parents. At the same time, three girls go missing after casting a mysterious spell, which sets in motion a chain of events that takes their small town down an unexpected path. With the help of David’s daughter, Charlie, the Twins discover there are forces at work that they never could have imagined, which will impact their lives forever.”

AUG 5: GILLIAN GOERZ “SHIRLEY & JAMILA SAVE THEIR SUMMER” VIRTUAL EVENT!

Virtual launches! We did one, it was fun! Now it’s time to do…more?
Ok!
On August 5th at 6PM EST, join creator GILLIAN GOERZ in conversation with RYAN NORTH as she launches her debut middle grade graphic novel, SHIRLEY & JAMILA SAVE THEIR SUMMER!

We’re giving the keys to the store Instagram over to Gillian & Ryan for this event so they can go LIVE and talk all about the book and whatever else might cross their minds too!

As an added treat, if you order a copy from The Beguiling you’ll get a signed bookplate from Gillian herself! Just make sure to mention BOOKPLATE in your order!
ORDER YOUR COPY RIGHT HERE

AUG 5: GILLIAN GOERZ “SHIRLEY & JAMILA SAVE THEIR SUMMER” VIRTUAL EVENT!

Virtual launches! We did one, it was fun! Now it’s time to do…more?
Ok!
On August 5th at 6PM EST, join creator GILLIAN GOERZ in conversation with RYAN NORTH as she launches her debut middle grade graphic novel, SHIRLEY & JAMILA SAVE THEIR SUMMER!

We’re giving the keys to the store Instagram over to Gillian & Ryan for this event so they can go LIVE and talk all about the book and whatever else might cross their minds too!

As an added treat, if you order a copy from The Beguiling you’ll get a signed bookplate from Gillian herself! Just make sure to mention BOOKPLATE in your order!
ORDER YOUR COPY RIGHT HERE

JULY 29: JOE SACCO “PAYING THE LAND” VIRTUAL EVENT!

The Beguiling is pleased to be the official bookseller for a special virtual launch event with Joe Sacco in celebration of his new book PAYING THE LAND!

Joe Sacco is one of the recognized masters of the form of comics journalism, a sub-genre of both comics and journalism that he was instrumental in pioneering. In his first full-length work of comics journalism in a decade, Paying the Land, Sacco brings his razor sharp intelligence and insight to Canada’s Mackenzie River Valley in the Yukon and the day to day struggles of the Dene people who have inhabited this land for thousands of years. As many lands have experienced in the recent past where the money that follows development is both a blessing and a curse, Sacco travels through the far North and shows us how these conflicts play out on and in the ground and how the Canadian government’s legacy of racism and neglect in this stunning landscape still lingers.

Joe Sacco will discuss Paying the Land and his travels through Canada’s far North with author and storyteller, Richard Van Camp, member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation of the Northwest Territories.

REGISTER TO ATTEND NOW!

From now through August 5, any order on BEGUILINGBOOKS.COM including a copy of PAYING THE LAND will ship free to most locations in Canada! A shipping charge will appear as you check out but will be removed before charging your card.  Additionally, we are getting signed bookplates to go with the book, and if you would like your order to include one all you need to do is put the word BOOKPLATE in the notes when checking out!!

 

JULY 29: JOE SACCO “PAYING THE LAND” VIRTUAL EVENT!

The Beguiling is pleased to be the official bookseller for a special virtual launch event with Joe Sacco in celebration of his new book PAYING THE LAND!

Joe Sacco is one of the recognized masters of the form of comics journalism, a sub-genre of both comics and journalism that he was instrumental in pioneering. In his first full-length work of comics journalism in a decade, Paying the Land, Sacco brings his razor sharp intelligence and insight to Canada’s Mackenzie River Valley in the Yukon and the day to day struggles of the Dene people who have inhabited this land for thousands of years. As many lands have experienced in the recent past where the money that follows development is both a blessing and a curse, Sacco travels through the far North and shows us how these conflicts play out on and in the ground and how the Canadian government’s legacy of racism and neglect in this stunning landscape still lingers.

Joe Sacco will discuss Paying the Land and his travels through Canada’s far North with author and storyteller, Richard Van Camp, member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation of the Northwest Territories.

REGISTER TO ATTEND NOW!

From now through August 5, any order on BEGUILINGBOOKS.COM including a copy of PAYING THE LAND will ship free to most locations in Canada! A shipping charge will appear as you check out but will be removed before charging your card.  Additionally, we are getting signed bookplates to go with the book, and if you would like your order to include one all you need to do is put the word BOOKPLATE in the notes when checking out!!

 

MAGICIAN A NOW AVAILABLE FROM BDP PRESS!

After a successful Kickstarter and only mild delays in the grand scheme of pandemics, we are thrilled to announce that the first title from BDP Press, MAGICIAN A by Natsuko Ishitsuyo, is now officially for sale!

With art heavily influenced by Ishitsuyo’s time studying art in the Czech Republic, the six stories collected in Magician A focus on young women discovering and playing with their own sexuality. The feelings in these stories are universal, but Ishitsuyo’s approach is not for the squeamish.

The translation was spearheaded and executed by Eisner Award winning translator Jocelyne Allen– you might be familiar with her translations of Juniji Ito (Fragments of HorrorSmashedShiverFrankenstein), Kabi Nagata (My Lesbian Experience with LonelinessMy Solo Exchange Diary), Riyoko Ikeda (Claudine!Rose of Versailles), Yuhki Kamatani (Our Dreams at Dusk), Fumi Yoshinaga (What Did You Eat Yesterday?) and Asumiko Nakamura (ClassmatesMaiden Railways) to name just a few!
On top of that, The Beguiling’s own Penny Clark served as editor on the book!

If you lice in Canada, you can buy a copy for yourself RIGHT HERE ON OUR NEW WEBSTORE!

International customers (including USA): please email us at orders@beguiling.ca with your full mailing address and we will send you a paypal invoice!

Now that the book’s here, why not go check out how it all started by reading Jocelyne’s story of discovering Magician A on her brainvsbook blog!

ABOUT BDP:

Publisher Peter Birkemoe is the owner and operator of the world-famous Beguiling comic store in Toronto, Canada, and co-founder of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. After years of supporting comic artists behind the scenes through his work as a bookseller, he’s made the decision that it’s time to again dip his toes into the world of publishing, with a focus on books both in English and in translation that aren’t finding a publisher elsewhere, in part because they are a little bit dirty. Dirty books need a home, too! 

MAGICIAN A NOW AVAILABLE FROM BDP PRESS!

After a successful Kickstarter and only mild delays in the grand scheme of pandemics, we are thrilled to announce that the first title from BDP Press, MAGICIAN A by Natsuko Ishitsuyo, is now officially for sale!

With art heavily influenced by Ishitsuyo’s time studying art in the Czech Republic, the six stories collected in Magician A focus on young women discovering and playing with their own sexuality. The feelings in these stories are universal, but Ishitsuyo’s approach is not for the squeamish.

The translation was spearheaded and executed by Eisner Award winning translator Jocelyne Allen– you might be familiar with her translations of Juniji Ito (Fragments of HorrorSmashedShiverFrankenstein), Kabi Nagata (My Lesbian Experience with LonelinessMy Solo Exchange Diary), Riyoko Ikeda (Claudine!Rose of Versailles), Yuhki Kamatani (Our Dreams at Dusk), Fumi Yoshinaga (What Did You Eat Yesterday?) and Asumiko Nakamura (ClassmatesMaiden Railways) to name just a few!
On top of that, The Beguiling’s own Penny Clark served as editor on the book!

If you lice in Canada, you can buy a copy for yourself RIGHT HERE ON OUR NEW WEBSTORE!

International customers (including USA): please email us at orders@beguiling.ca with your full mailing address and we will send you a paypal invoice!

Now that the book’s here, why not go check out how it all started by reading Jocelyne’s story of discovering Magician A on her brainvsbook blog!

ABOUT BDP:

Publisher Peter Birkemoe is the owner and operator of the world-famous Beguiling comic store in Toronto, Canada, and co-founder of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. After years of supporting comic artists behind the scenes through his work as a bookseller, he’s made the decision that it’s time to again dip his toes into the world of publishing, with a focus on books both in English and in translation that aren’t finding a publisher elsewhere, in part because they are a little bit dirty. Dirty books need a home, too!