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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 21: LYNDA BARRY & CHRIS WARE: ON COMICS AT THE WESTON FAMILY LEARNING CENTRE! *ONLINE TIX SOLD OUT/LIMITED QTY STILL AVAILABLE IN-STORE!

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21 @ THE WESTON FAMILY LEARNING CENTRE @ THE AGO!

Lynda Barry and Chris Ware are two of today’s best-known and most innovative comics artists appearing in conversation!

Lynda Barry is an American cartoonist, author, and teacher known for her weekly comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek. A professor of interdisciplinary creativity, she appears to discuss Making Comics, her idiosyncratic curriculum that teaches people how to draw and write their own story. A beautiful and inspiring book whose core teaching is that creativity is vital to processing the world around us. Lynda was also one of the recipients of the 2019 MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant!

Chris Ware is an American cartoonist known for his Acme Novelty Library series and the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories. His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression. He appears to discuss Rusty Brown, a fully interactive, full-color articulation of the time-space interrelationships of three complete consciousnesses in the first half of a single midwestern American day and the tiny piece of human grit about which they involuntarily orbit.

Free tickets to this event will go live FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST at 5:00PM! In addition, a number of tickets are available with the purchase of RUSTY BROWN or pre-purchase of MAKING COMICS at The Beguiling (1 ticket per book purchases, while quantities last)

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

UPDATE 11/02: ONLINE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.  Don’t fret though! There are still a limited quantity of tickets available IN-STORE with the purchase of Rusty Brown or pre-order of Making Comics!

Books available at the event for purchase courtesy of The Beguiling!

E-tickets preferred! Save some paper if you can!

Thursday, November 21, 7PM

Weston Family Learning Centre

AGO

317 Dundas Street West

NOV 21: LYNDA BARRY & CHRIS WARE: ON COMICS at the WESTON FAMILY LEARNING CENTRE!*ONLINE TIX SOLD OUT/LIMITED QTY STILL AVAILABLE IN-STORE!

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21 @ THE WESTON FAMILY LEARNING CENTRE @ THE AGO!

Lynda Barry and Chris Ware are two of today’s best-known and most innovative comics artists appearing in conversation!

Lynda Barry is an American cartoonist, author, and teacher known for her weekly comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek. A professor of interdisciplinary creativity, she appears to discuss Making Comics, her idiosyncratic curriculum that teaches people how to draw and write their own story. A beautiful and inspiring book whose core teaching is that creativity is vital to processing the world around us. Lynda was also one of the recipients of the 2019 MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant!

Chris Ware is an American cartoonist known for his Acme Novelty Library series and the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories. His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression. He appears to discuss Rusty Brown, a fully interactive, full-color articulation of the time-space interrelationships of three complete consciousnesses in the first half of a single midwestern American day and the tiny piece of human grit about which they involuntarily orbit.

Free tickets to this event will go live FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST at 5:00PM! In addition, a number of tickets are available with the purchase of RUSTY BROWN or pre-purchase of MAKING COMICS at The Beguiling (1 ticket per book purchases, while quantities last)

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

UPDATE 11/02: ONLINE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.  Don’t fret though! There are still a limited quantity of tickets available IN-STORE with the purchase of Rusty Brown or pre-order of Making Comics!

Books available at the event for purchase courtesy of The Beguiling!

E-tickets preferred! Save some paper if you can!

Thursday, November 21, 7PM

Weston Family Learning Centre

AGO

317 Dundas Street West

NOV 22: DAKWÄKÃDA WARRIORS LAUNCH WITH CREATOR COLE PAULS!

The Beguiling is thrilled to welcome one of our favourite creators to the store for the launch of their first book!

On Friday, November 22 COLE PAULS will be in-store to celebrate the recent release of their debut book DAKWÄKÃDA WARRIORS!

Cole will be in-conversation with another one of our favourite creators, ERIC KOSTIUK WILLIAMS for what is sure to be an amazing conversation, followed by a signing!

It’s FREE to attend and kicks off in-store at 7PM on November 22! We can’t wait!

Learn some more about Cole over here at the CBC!!

NOV 22: DAKWÄKÃDA WARRIORS LAUNCH WITH CREATOR COLE PAULS!

The Beguiling is thrilled to welcome one of our favourite creators to the store for the launch of their first book!

On Friday, November 22 COLE PAULS will be in-store to celebrate the recent release of their debut book DAKWÄKÃDA WARRIORS!

Cole will be in-conversation with another one of our favourite creators, ERIC KOSTIUK WILLIAMS for what is sure to be an amazing conversation, followed by a signing!

It’s FREE to attend and kicks off in-store at 7PM on November 22! We can’t wait!

Learn some more about Cole over here at the CBC!!

NOV 13: CONUNDRUM PRESS FALL LINE LAUNCH!

Well HEY look at that!! On Wednesday, November 13th The Beguiling is pleased to welcome FOUR amazing Conundrum Press creators for a Conundrum Fall 2019 launch!

Joining us will be:

ALEXANDER FORBES, artist of THE CURSED HERMIT!

SHERWIN TJIA with his new book PLUMMET!

and HOWARD CHACKOWICZ with the brand-new NOTHING TO SEE HERE!

There will be a presentation from all the creators followed by a chance to get your copies of all their new books signed!

It all happens Wednesday, November 13th at 7PM in-store! See you there!

 

NOV 13: CONUNDRUM PRESS FALL LINE LAUNCH!

Well HEY look at that!! On Wednesday, November 13th The Beguiling is pleased to welcome FOUR amazing Conundrum Press creators for a Conundrum Fall 2019 launch!

Joining us will be:

ALEXANDER FORBES, artist of THE CURSED HERMIT!

SHERWIN TJIA with his new book PLUMMET!

and HOWARD CHACKOWICZ with the brand-new NOTHING TO SEE HERE!

There will be a presentation from all the creators followed by a chance to get your copies of all their new books signed!

It all happens Wednesday, November 13th at 7PM in-store! See you there!

 

NOV 9: “I AM PERFECTLY DESIGNED” LAUNCH WITH ILLUSTRATOR ANOOSHA SYED @ LITTLE ISLAND COMICS!

The Beguiling & Little Island Comics are beyond thrilled to welcome illustrator Anoosha Syed to the store to celebrate the release of her new children’s book written by QUEER EYE star Karamo Brown & his son Jason Brown, I AM PERFECTLY DESIGNED!

Anoosha will be in-store on Saturday, November 9th from 12-2PM for this kid-friendly launch!! There will be worksheets and activities for the kids as well as presentations, readings and a chance to get your very own copy of I AM PERFECTLY DESIGNED signged by Anoosha!

We can’t wait for this lovely afternoon!! We hope we see you there!

NOV 9: “I AM PERFECTLY DESIGNED” LAUNCH WITH ILLUSTRATOR ANOOSHA SYED @ LITTLE ISLAND COMICS!

The Beguiling & Little Island Comics are beyond thrilled to welcome illustrator Anoosha Syed to the store to celebrate the release of her new children’s book written by QUEER EYE star Karamo Brown & his son Jason Brown, I AM PERFECTLY DESIGNED!

Anoosha will be in-store on Saturday, November 9th from 12-2PM for this kid-friendly launch!! There will be worksheets and activities for the kids as well as presentations, readings and a chance to get your very own copy of I AM PERFECTLY DESIGNED signged by Anoosha!

We can’t wait for this lovely afternoon!! We hope we see you there!

UPDATE: NO POWER AT THE BEGUILING THURS OCT 25, 9-5! BUT WE’RE STILL OPEN FOR NEW COMICS!

UPDATE: Last minute, they changed the days on us from tuesday and wednesday to thursday, so now WE WILL BE WITHOUIT POWER THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 FROM 9-5! We will have power restored before our event with LIANA FINCK at 7PM, and if somehow we don’t we’ll be running the event via generator power! NO ONE IS STOPPING THE BEGUILING.

 

 

From the world of Weird News: On Tuesday, October 22 & Wednesday, October 23rd, we’re going to be without power as our building’s system is updated.  Geez Louise.

Now, if this were Monday? We’d probably just close. Thursday? Oh, we’d close. Friday…maybe we’d close. But these are NEW COMICS days! The day we receive ’em and the day we put ’em out for you, our loyal customers! We can’t just close up!

So, with that in mind and in true Beguiling spirit: We’re not closing! We’re renting a generator and keeping the store open to receive product and get the new comics into your eager hands!

That being said, we can’t run the store at full power- we have to redirect and focus our energy on new product. As a result, ONLY the first room of The Beguiling will be open on Tuesday the 22nd and Wednesday the 23rd. Little Island comics, manga (excluding new releases), wall books, our gallery and the back issue basement will be closed. We also won’t be checking our overstock for supplies, books or manga. To be clear: Only new comics, new manga and the shelf stock in our first room will be open to shoppers!
For our pull file customers: Rest assured we’ll be here and your file will be ready as usual! We take getting you your new comics as seriously as you do!
We’ll be back at full power literally and figuratively on Thursday, October 24 for our EXCUSE ME event with superstar cartoonist Liana Finck!
And that’s that!