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MAY 30TH: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 SIGNING WITH STUART & KATHRYN IMMONEN!

The Beguiling is thrilled to announce a spectacular, sensational, frankly amazing signing as we welcome powerhouse comics couple STUART & KATHRYN IMMONEN to the store on Wednesday, May 30! Their first public appearance/signing in three years is to celebrate the release of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 from Marvel Comics!
Stuart & Kathryn’s credits almost don’t need to be listed—besides THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Stuart has been the artist on such books as STAR WARS, NEXTWAVE, EMPRESS, and FEAR ITSELF; Kathryn has been the writer on such great titles as RUNAWAYS, SIF: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, AGENT CARTER and PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT. If that weren’t enough, together the Immonens have also created the books RUSSIAN OLIVE TO RED KING, MOVING PICTURES and NEVER AS BAD AS YOU THINK. Their work crosses genres and styles and demonstrates that regardless of the format, they are masterful creators in any form of comics.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 is not only a milestone comics event but also marks the end of Stuart’s run on the title, so it’s the perfect occasion to welcome the Immonens at our new location. For this event The Beguiling will also be donating $5 from the sale of each copy of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 to the Immonens’ chosen charity, Trails Youth Initiative (http://www.trails.ca/programme)! Now THAT is Amazing!
This comic has a cover price of $9.99 US, or roughly $13 CDN, but pre-ordered copies will be sold at $10 CDN. On the day-of, copies of the regular ASM #800 cover will be priced at CAD$12.
Due to the fact that the current run of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN has been selling out on day of release, and the sheer number of special variant covers for this issue, we will be taking pre-orders to help make sure you get the covers you want. While we will be taking pre-orders right up to the event, if you are looking for one of the variant covers please visit our website/see below for details on how to order.
Additional issues of  Amazing Spider-Man will be available the day of release, but cannot be pre-ordered.
Stuart and Kathryn will both be on hand to sign copies of their work, with in-store purchase. Head sketches will be available with the day-of purchase of TPB and HC books as well as on sketch covers of Amazing Spider-Man #800.
 Please note: Stuart will not be doing convention or commission-level sketches, NO EXCEPTIONS.
The signing begins at 5PM. Don’t miss out on your chance to get a signed copy of the hottest issue of the year and support a good cause while you do it!
For all general inquiries, please message mail@beguiling.ca
 Please send all orders to asm800beguiling@gmail.com
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ABOUT PREORDERS
The following books can be preordered at these prices until May 5th at 6PM. Visa, Mastercard or Paypal accepted.
All prices in Canadian funds, does not include sales tax (13% for orders within Canada or shipped out)
To order, please email asm800beguiling@gmail.com

Regular Covers

MAR180826 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 LEG  $        10.00
FEB188851 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 BAGLEY VAR LEG  $        12.00
MAR188119 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 CASSADAY VAR LEG  $        12.00
FEB188968 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 DODSON VAR LEG  $        12.00
MAR188047 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 FRENZ VAR  $        12.00
FEB188806 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 JR SR VAR LEG  $        12.00
MAR188172 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 LAND VAR LEG  $        12.00
FEB188852 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 MOEBIUS VAR LEG  $        12.00
MAR180828 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 RAMOS CONNECTING VAR  $        12.00
MAR188258 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 CHO VAR LEG  $        12.00
Set of all 10 $     100.00
MAR180831 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 BLANK VAR  $        13.00
MAR180827 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 DELLOTTO VAR  $        65.00 1 in 25
MAR188212 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 MOEBIUS VIRGIN VAR LEG  $     120.00 1 in 100
JAN188792 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 DELLOTTO VIRGIN VAR LEG  $     300.00 1 in 200
JAN188791 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 ALEX ROSS VIRGIN VAR LEG  $     500.00 1 in 500
MAR180829 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 REMASTERED VAR  $     450.00 1 in 500
MAR180830 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 REMASTERED B&W VAR  $  1,200.00 1 in 1000

MAY 30TH: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 SIGNING WITH STUART & KATHRYN IMMONEN!

The Beguiling is thrilled to announce a spectacular, sensational, frankly amazing signing as we welcome powerhouse comics couple STUART & KATHRYN IMMONEN to the store on Wednesday, May 30! Their first public appearance/signing in three years is to celebrate the release of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 from Marvel Comics!
Stuart & Kathryn’s credits almost don’t need to be listed—besides THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Stuart has been the artist on such books as STAR WARS, NEXTWAVE, EMPRESS, and FEAR ITSELF; Kathryn has been the writer on such great titles as RUNAWAYS, SIF: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, AGENT CARTER and PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT. If that weren’t enough, together the Immonens have also created the books RUSSIAN OLIVE TO RED KING, MOVING PICTURES and NEVER AS BAD AS YOU THINK. Their work crosses genres and styles and demonstrates that regardless of the format, they are masterful creators in any form of comics.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 is not only a milestone comics event but also marks the end of Stuart’s run on the title, so it’s the perfect occasion to welcome the Immonens at our new location. For this event The Beguiling will also be donating $5 from the sale of each copy of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 to the Immonens’ chosen charity, Trails Youth Initiative (http://www.trails.ca/programme)! Now THAT is Amazing!
This comic has a cover price of $9.99 US, or roughly $13 CDN, but pre-ordered copies will be sold at $10 CDN. On the day-of, copies of the regular ASM #800 cover will be priced at CAD$12.
Due to the fact that the current run of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN has been selling out on day of release, and the sheer number of special variant covers for this issue, we will be taking pre-orders to help make sure you get the covers you want. While we will be taking pre-orders right up to the event, if you are looking for one of the variant covers please visit our website/see below for details on how to order.
Additional issues of  Amazing Spider-Man will be available the day of release, but cannot be pre-ordered.
Stuart and Kathryn will both be on hand to sign copies of their work, with in-store purchase. Head sketches will be available with the day-of purchase of TPB and HC books as well as on sketch covers of Amazing Spider-Man #800.
 Please note: Stuart will not be doing convention or commission-level sketches, NO EXCEPTIONS.
The signing begins at 5PM. Don’t miss out on your chance to get a signed copy of the hottest issue of the year and support a good cause while you do it!
For all general inquiries, please message mail@beguiling.ca
 Please send all orders to asm800beguiling@gmail.com
————————————————————————————-
ABOUT PREORDERS
The following books can be preordered at these prices until May 5th at 6PM. Visa, Mastercard or Paypal accepted.
All prices in Canadian funds, does not include sales tax (13% for orders within Canada or shipped out)
To order, please email asm800beguiling@gmail.com

Regular Covers

MAR180826 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 LEG  $        10.00
FEB188851 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 BAGLEY VAR LEG  $        12.00
MAR188119 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 CASSADAY VAR LEG  $        12.00
FEB188968 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 DODSON VAR LEG  $        12.00
MAR188047 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 FRENZ VAR  $        12.00
FEB188806 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 JR SR VAR LEG  $        12.00
MAR188172 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 LAND VAR LEG  $        12.00
FEB188852 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 MOEBIUS VAR LEG  $        12.00
MAR180828 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 RAMOS CONNECTING VAR  $        12.00
MAR188258 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 CHO VAR LEG  $        12.00
Set of all 10 $     100.00
MAR180831 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 BLANK VAR  $        13.00
MAR180827 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 DELLOTTO VAR  $        65.00 1 in 25
MAR188212 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 MOEBIUS VIRGIN VAR LEG  $     120.00 1 in 100
JAN188792 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 DELLOTTO VIRGIN VAR LEG  $     300.00 1 in 200
JAN188791 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 ALEX ROSS VIRGIN VAR LEG  $     500.00 1 in 500
MAR180829 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 REMASTERED VAR  $     450.00 1 in 500
MAR180830 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 REMASTERED B&W VAR  $  1,200.00 1 in 1000

MAY 10: KOYAMA PRESS DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH W FIONA SMYTH & MICHAEL COMEAU

Thursday, May 10th at The Beguiling, starting at 7PM,  we will be launching TWO new books from KOYAMA PRESS, Fiona Smyth’s SOMNAMBULANCE and Michael Comeau’s WINTER’S COSMOS!

About SOMNAMBULANCE:

Collecting a career in comics from 1983-2017 by a joyous, feminist contemporary of Julie Doucet, Seth and Chester Brown.  

A comics collection by Canadian cartoonist, painter, and illustrator Fiona Smyth. Over thirty years of comics that feature Fiona’s world of sexy ladies, precocious girls, and vindictive goddesses is revealed in all its feminist glory. This is recommended reading for sleepwalkers on a female planet.

FIONA SMYTH is a Toronto based painter, educator, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her feminist artwork has exhibited internationally. Fiona collaborated with writer and sex educator Cory Silverberg on the kids’ series What Makes A Baby in 2013, and Sex Is A Funny Word in 2015, published by Seven Stories Press.”

About WINTER’S COSMOS:

“Collage and comics combine in this fotonovela about the psychology of space travel and the limits of exploration.

In the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Silent Running, this genre-bending photo and comics hybrid presents the final years of a mission to seed a planet in a distant constellation and the failings of both human and artificial psyches in the face of the vastness of space.

MICHAEL COMEAU works on the wall, the print sheet and the page. Creating window displays and paste-up murals utilizing generations of street posters he created for parties, gigs, etc. His comic trilogy Hellberta won the Doug Wright award for experimental comics in 2012.”

More event details TBA, but as this event is the appetizer to TCAF’s 12-course meal we’re looking to make it kind of a BIG DEAL. We hope to see you there!

MAY 10: KOYAMA PRESS DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH W FIONA SMYTH & MICHAEL COMEAU

Thursday, May 10th at The Beguiling, starting at 7PM,  we are pleased to launch not one but TWO new books from KOYAMA PRESS, Fiona Smyth’s SOMNAMBULANCE and Michael Comeau’s WINTER’S COSMOS!

About SOMNAMBULANCE:

Collecting a career in comics from 1983-2017 by a joyous, feminist contemporary of Julie Doucet, Seth and Chester Brown.  

A comics collection by Canadian cartoonist, painter, and illustrator Fiona Smyth. Over thirty years of comics that feature Fiona’s world of sexy ladies, precocious girls, and vindictive goddesses is revealed in all its feminist glory. This is recommended reading for sleepwalkers on a female planet.

FIONA SMYTH is a Toronto based painter, educator, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her feminist artwork has exhibited internationally. Fiona collaborated with writer and sex educator Cory Silverberg on the kids’ series What Makes A Baby in 2013, and Sex Is A Funny Word in 2015, published by Seven Stories Press.”

About WINTER’S COSMOS:

“Collage and comics combine in this fotonovela about the psychology of space travel and the limits of exploration.

In the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Silent Running, this genre-bending photo and comics hybrid presents the final years of a mission to seed a planet in a distant constellation and the failings of both human and artificial psyches in the face of the vastness of space.

MICHAEL COMEAU works on the wall, the print sheet and the page. Creating window displays and paste-up murals utilizing generations of street posters he created for parties, gigs, etc. His comic trilogy Hellberta won the Doug Wright award for experimental comics in 2012.”

More event details TBA, but as this event is sort of a soft open for TCAF that weekend, we’re looking to make it kind of a BIG DEAL. We hope to see you there!

MAY 10: KOYAMA PRESS DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH W FIONA SMYTH & MICHAEL COMEAU

Thursday, May 10th at The Beguiling, starting at 7PM,  we are pleased to launch not one but TWO new books from KOYAMA PRESS, Fiona Smyth’s SOMNAMBULANCE and Michael Comeau’s WINTER’S COSMOS!

About SOMNAMBULANCE:

Collecting a career in comics from 1983-2017 by a joyous, feminist contemporary of Julie Doucet, Seth and Chester Brown.  

A comics collection by Canadian cartoonist, painter, and illustrator Fiona Smyth. Over thirty years of comics that feature Fiona’s world of sexy ladies, precocious girls, and vindictive goddesses is revealed in all its feminist glory. This is recommended reading for sleepwalkers on a female planet.

FIONA SMYTH is a Toronto based painter, educator, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her feminist artwork has exhibited internationally. Fiona collaborated with writer and sex educator Cory Silverberg on the kids’ series What Makes A Baby in 2013, and Sex Is A Funny Word in 2015, published by Seven Stories Press.”

About WINTER’S COSMOS:

“Collage and comics combine in this fotonovela about the psychology of space travel and the limits of exploration.

In the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Silent Running, this genre-bending photo and comics hybrid presents the final years of a mission to seed a planet in a distant constellation and the failings of both human and artificial psyches in the face of the vastness of space.

MICHAEL COMEAU works on the wall, the print sheet and the page. Creating window displays and paste-up murals utilizing generations of street posters he created for parties, gigs, etc. His comic trilogy Hellberta won the Doug Wright award for experimental comics in 2012.”

More event details TBA, but as this event is sort of a soft open for TCAF that weekend, we’re looking to make it kind of a BIG DEAL. We hope to see you there!

Page & Panel: Aaron Blabey “THE BAD GUYS” EVENT at Toronto Reference Library

On April 22nd at 2PM, Meet Aaron Blabey, Australian author of the bestselling “The Bad Guys” series! Buckle up for the biggest, baddest, most fun-filled event ever – with book signings, giveaways, and a one-of-a-kind experience that lets kids create a custom story with the author!

For children aged 6 – 12 with their parents/caregivers. Tickets are free and available now AT THIS LINK!

Presented in partnership with Scholastic and Toronto Public Library!

Aaron Costain “ENTROPY” book launch & art show with special guest Zach Worton!

On Thursday, April 26th The Beguiling is pleased to welcome local artist AARON COSTAIN to launch his debut graphic novel from Secret Acres, ENTROPY!
“Aaron Costain’s Entropy follows a golem with a surprisingly modern sensibility, and an even more modern sense of style, as he backtracks through millennia to understand his own creation. Entropy takes place at the intersection of the world’s cultures. Mythologies and religions cross-pollinate, bleed into one another, and form a new soul from synthesis – or they will if our epic hero can outrun man-eating giants, a duplicitous raven, a mute doppelgänger, an angel and one very manipulative, slave-driving cat. Entropy delivers an all-time adventure.”
 
To coincide with the launch we will also be presenting a selection of pages from ENTROPY in our gallery space, available for purchase!
 
AND AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH, ZACH WORTON will also be on-hand for the event as a very special guest! We will also be displaying a selection of work from Zach Worton in our gallery space! WOW!
 
This event starts at 7PM! Free to attend and open to all!

April 26th: Aaron Costain ENTROPY book launch & art show with special guest Zach Worton!

On Thursday, April 26th The Beguiling is pleased to welcome local artist AARON COSTAIN to launch his debut graphic novel from Secret Acres, ENTROPY!
“Aaron Costain’s Entropy follows a golem with a surprisingly modern sensibility, and an even more modern sense of style, as he backtracks through millennia to understand his own creation. Entropy takes place at the intersection of the world’s cultures. Mythologies and religions cross-pollinate, bleed into one another, and form a new soul from synthesis – or they will if our epic hero can outrun man-eating giants, a duplicitous raven, a mute doppelgänger, an angel and one very manipulative, slave-driving cat. Entropy delivers an all-time adventure.”
 
To coincide with the launch we will also be presenting a selection of pages from ENTROPY in our gallery space, available for purchase!
 
AND AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH, ZACH WORTON will also be on-hand for the event as a very special guest! We will also be displaying a selection of work from Zach Worton in our gallery space! WOW!
 
This event starts at 7PM! Free to attend and open to all!

Page & Panel: Aaron Blabey “THE BAD GUYS” EVENT at Toronto Reference Library

On April 22nd at 2PM, Meet Aaron Blabey, Australian author of the bestselling “The Bad Guys” series! Buckle up for the biggest, baddest, most fun-filled event ever – with book signings, giveaways, and a one-of-a-kind experience that lets kids create a custom story with the author!

For children aged 6 – 12 with their parents/caregivers. Tickets are free and available now AT THIS LINK!

Presented in partnership with Scholastic and Toronto Public Library!

NEW IN THE ART STORE: TOMMI PARRISH & SHINTARO KAGO!

We’ve added a bunch of new original art to our art store from two amazing & very disparate artists!

First, we have a selection of pages from three of Tommi Parrish’s newest releases, allowing the incredible range of their work to be on full display! This includes many pages from  from their debut book for Fantagraphics, The Lie and How We Told It!

Next, we have  a selection of affordably-priced works by renowned ero guro artist Shintaro Kago! Kago’s gorgeously realized horror artwork is not for the faint of heart but his surprisingly lighthearted (and off-kilter) sense of humour shines throughout this selection of pieces.

Head over to our art store to check out both of these artists and take some of their work home!