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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.

June 30: LORELEI QUEEN OF THE WHOLE ENTIRE UNIVERSE Launch Event!

Come one, come all! On Sunday, June 30th  the Beguiling & Little Island Comics welcome David Missio and his comics making class to the shop for an event to celebrate Lorelei: Queen of the Whole Entire Universe!
Lorelei developed out of David’s work with youth in the TDSB through Story Planet and the JCC after school programme where he has been teaching cartooning and story-making workshops.
Drawing with all of the students, has now drawn David to bring Lorelei Queen of the Whole Entire Universe with him to help spark ideas and give kids a place to publish their work. It’s an open source shared universe that spans the cosmos!
Art from the year will be on display, a collection will be available in print and refreshments will be served as we celebrate the first art and stories for “Lorelei: Queen of the Whole Entire Universe”!
As if that wasn’t enough, there will be  a comics-making workshop led by one of our favourites, Georgia Webber, writer/artist of Dumb!
It all begins Sunday, June 30th at 1PM! See you there!

June 30: LORELEI QUEEN OF THE WHOLE ENTIRE UNIVERSE Launch Event!

Come one, come all! On Sunday, June 30th  the Beguiling & Little Island Comics welcome David Missio and his comics making class to the shop for an event to celebrate Lorelei: Queen of the Whole Entire Universe!
Lorelei developed out of David’s work with youth in the TDSB through Story Planet and the JCC after school programme where he has been teaching cartooning and story-making workshops.
Drawing with all of the students, has now drawn David to bring Lorelei Queen of the Whole Entire Universe with him to help spark ideas and give kids a place to publish their work. It’s an open source shared universe that spans the cosmos!
Art from the year will be on display, a collection will be available in print and refreshments will be served as we celebrate the first art and stories for “Lorelei: Queen of the Whole Entire Universe”!
As if that wasn’t enough, there will be  a comics-making workshop led by one of our favourites, Georgia Webber, writer/artist of Dumb!
It all begins Sunday, June 30th at 1PM! See you there!

HEADS UP! No Manga May 24-26 ! Back issue basement is open (buuut)

Yup, it’s just what it says, all of our manga is offsite with us at another exciting year at ANIME NORTH! As such, we won’t have any of our manga available for purchase at the store this weekend but we will have TONS at Anime North so come see us there!

As well, we took all of the tables from our back issue basement to use at the convention, so while our basement is open it’s a little bit worse for wear. We apologize for the mess but it was either close it down or have it operate a little messily so we opted for the latter!

Thanks for all your understanding! May is bananas around here and we appreciate you rolling with it, with us!

WED JUNE 26: THE STRUCTURE IS ROTTEN, COMRADE LAUNCH WITH AUTHOR VIKEN BERBERIAN!

The amazing June events keep on coming, and this one is no exception!!

On Wednesday, June 26th The Beguiling welcomes author  VIKEN BERBERIAN to the store in celebration of the release of his new book (with artist Yann Kebbi) THE STRUCTURE IS ROTTEN, COMRADE from Fantagraphics!

 

 

 

 

 

Viken will be in attendance to talk about the book, answer questions and sign your very own copy of The Structure Is Rotten,  Comrade!!

It all starts at 7PM here in our gallery space! See you then!

Thanks so much to Fantagraphics for all they do and all they did to help arrange this!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Viken Berberian is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Review of Books,and The Believer. His novels include The Cyclist  and Das Kapital: A Novel of Love and Money Markets. He lives in Armenia.

 

WED JUNE 26: THE STRUCTURE IS ROTTEN, COMRADE LAUNCH WITH AUTHOR VIKEN BERBERIAN!

The amazing June events keep on coming, and this one is no exception!!

On Wednesday, June 26th The Beguiling welcomes author  VIKEN BERBERIAN to the store in celebration of the release of his new book (with artist Yann Kebbi) THE STRUCTURE IS ROTTEN, COMRADE from Fantagraphics!

 

 

 

 

 

Viken will be in attendance to talk about the book, answer questions and sign your very own copy of The Structure Is Rotten,  Comrade!!

It all starts at 7PM here in our gallery space! See you then!

Thanks so much to Fantagraphics for all they do and all they did to help arrange this!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Viken Berberian is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Review of Books,and The Believer. His novels include The Cyclist  and Das Kapital: A Novel of Love and Money Markets. He lives in Armenia.

 

THU JUNE 6: POPNOIR EDITIONS DOUBLE-LAUNCH FOR APOLOGETICA & GHOST WATER KISS!

On Thursday June 6th at 7PM The Beguiling is pleased to welcome creators BEN O’NEIL and JESSICA BROMLEY BARTRAM to the store to celebrate the release of their new books APOLOGETICA & GHOST WATER KISS from Popnoir Editions!

Ben & Jessica will be in-house talking about their books and giving you a chance to get your own copy signed!

It all takes place from 7-9 in our gallery space on June 6th! See ya there!

FRI JUNE 14: NICK MAANDAG “THE FOLLIES OF RICHARD WADSWORTH” LAUNCH!

On Friday, June 14th at 7pm join Nick Maandag at The Beguiling (319 College St) for the launch of his debut book The Follies of Richard Wadsworth! “Maandag showcases his excellent deadpan, cringe-inducing humor in this hilariously unsettling collection of three short stories…This painfully funny book will resonate with anyone coping with arbitrary, pompous authority figures.” –– Publishers Weekly.

The evening will begin with a conversation between Nick and Chester Brown (Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus), followed by a signing!

It’s going to be great!! See you there!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nick Maandag was born in Mississauga, Ontario in 1982. He studied philosophy at Erindale College before moving to Toronto in 2006. His previous comics include Streakers, The Libertarian, and Facility Integrity. He has received nominations for both the Doug Wright and Joe Shuster awards.

FRI JUNE 14: NICK MAANDAG “THE FOLLIES OF RICHARD WADSWORTH” LAUNCH!

On Friday, June 14th at 7pm join Nick Maandag at The Beguiling (319 College St) for the launch of his debut book The Follies of Richard Wadsworth! “Maandag showcases his excellent deadpan, cringe-inducing humor in this hilariously unsettling collection of three short stories…This painfully funny book will resonate with anyone coping with arbitrary, pompous authority figures.” –– Publishers Weekly.

The evening will begin with a conversation between Nick and Chester Brown (Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus), followed by a signing!

It’s going to be great!! See you there!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nick Maandag was born in Mississauga, Ontario in 1982. He studied philosophy at Erindale College before moving to Toronto in 2006. His previous comics include Streakers, The Libertarian, and Facility Integrity. He has received nominations for both the Doug Wright and Joe Shuster awards.

SUN JUNE 2: KOYAMA KIDS LAUNCH! AARON LEIGHTON & CHRIS KUZMA “A CHILDREN’S BOOK OF DEMONS” & “LUNCH QUEST”!

We’ve been sitting on this one for a while to drop on you post-TCAF as we keep the amazing comics events in this city going!

On Sunday, June 2nd, Little Island Comics and The Beguiling welcome creators AARON LEIGHTON and CHRIS KUZMA to the store to celebrate the release of their new books A CHILDREN’S BOOK OF DEMONS and LUNCH QUEST from Koyama Press!

This all-ages event will kick off at Noon in The Beguiling’s gallery space with readings, activity sheets for kids, a chance to get your books signed and lots more fun to come for all-ages!

See you there!