All posts by Jarrett Samson

Oct 22: LYNN JOHNSTON SIGNING AT THE BEGUILING!

Monday, October 22, The Beguiling is delighted to welcome Canadian comics legend LYNN JOHNSTON to the store to celebrate the recent release of For Better of For Worse: The Complete Library Volume 2 from IDW! Not only was Lynn the first woman *and* first Canadian to receive the prestigious Reuben Award, her influence remains strong in comics to this day, with Raina Telgemeier citing For Better or For Worse as “…the biggest impact on me as far as being a comic artist, writer and storyteller.”

This event will start at 7PM! Come by, meet Lynn Johnston and leave with your very own signed copies of the recently-released hardcover  of For Better or For Worse!

We’ll see you there!!!

 

Oct 27: JOHN MARTZ & BRITT WILSON “EVIE & THE TRUTH ABOUT WITCHES” & “GHOST QUEEN” LAUNCH at LITTLE ISLAND COMICS!

On Saturday, October 27th The Beguiling, Little Island Comics & Koyama Press are beyond pleased to welcome JOHN MARTZ and BRITT WILSON to the store for a fun-for-all-ages celebration of the release of their new books  EVIE AND THE TRUTH ABOUT WITCHES and GHOST QUEEN!

Come on  out Saturday, October 27th at the kid-friendly time of 12-2PM for a fun Halloweentime activity for all! Meet the creators, get your books signed, and lots more fun stuff to come! (I mean, it’s Halloween time, right? What’s Halloween without some CANDY?)

About EVIE AND THE TRUTH ABOUT WITCHES:

“We’ve all read about witches, those pointy hat wearin’, broom ridin’, spell castin’, superlative olfactory organ sportin’, child nappin’ creepies. But Evie wants to be scared, and Evie has found out the truth about witches, and she didn’t find it in a book.”

About GHOST QUEEN:

“Luey, Miri and Phil don’t need a babysitter, but they might need an exorcist. With dad out of town and mom hosting an emergency yoga retreat everything was junk food and scary movies until the ghosts popped up. Now it’s up to the kids to banish the banshees. Britt Wilson presents another rollicking romp in this fun-filled phantasmagorical fantasy.”

See you there!!

Oct 27: JOHN MARTZ & BRITT WILSON “EVIE & THE TRUTH ABOUT WITCHES” & “GHOST QUEEN” LAUNCH at LITTLE ISLAND COMICS!

On Saturday, October 27th The Beguiling, Little Island Comics & Koyama Press are beyond pleased to welcome JOHN MARTZ and BRITT WILSON to the store for a fun-for-all-ages celebration of the release of their new books  EVIE AND THE TRUTH ABOUT WITCHES and GHOST QUEEN!

Come on  out Saturday, October 27th at the kid-friendly time of 12-2PM for a fun Halloweentime activity for all! Meet the creators, get your books signed, and lots more fun stuff to come! (I mean, it’s Halloween time, right? What’s Halloween without some CANDY?)

About EVIE AND THE TRUTH ABOUT WITCHES:

“We’ve all read about witches, those pointy hat wearin’, broom ridin’, spell castin’, superlative olfactory organ sportin’, child nappin’ creepies. But Evie wants to be scared, and Evie has found out the truth about witches, and she didn’t find it in a book.”

About GHOST QUEEN:

“Luey, Miri and Phil don’t need a babysitter, but they might need an exorcist. With dad out of town and mom hosting an emergency yoga retreat everything was junk food and scary movies until the ghosts popped up. Now it’s up to the kids to banish the banshees. Britt Wilson presents another rollicking romp in this fun-filled phantasmagorical fantasy.”

See you there!!

Oct 20: Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings Launch at LITTLE ISLAND COMICS!

Little Island Comics and Owlkids invite you to celebrate the launch of the hilarious new picture book, Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings, from author Naseem Hrab and illustrator Josh Holinaty!

Morning fun includes:
A reading!
Activities for kids!
Books for sale! And Naseem and Josh will be signing copieS!!!

ALSO??? THERE WILL DEFINITELY BE COOKIES.

About the Book:
Ira and Malcolm are best friends: they always make each other laugh, always eat lunch together, and always play together. But one day, a disagreement about whether to play tag or hide-and-seek sees the suddenly über-popular Malcolm run off with a crowd of tag-loving kids—and Ira all alone.

Ira’s tummy hurts, his chin is wibbling, and his eyes are leaking. What’s happening?! Any efforts to cheer him up fall flat. When Malcolm finally returns and asks what’s wrong, Ira tells him: “I had all these feelings…and I didn’t have you.”

The second Ira Crumb book marks the return of an endearing character full of personality, humor, and heart. With lots of laughs and comics-style storytelling, it’s a funny, touching look at how feelings can be confusing, and how processing emotions can take time—and a bit of help from a pretty good friend.

Oct 18: grow: THE ART OF KOYAMORI LAUNCH EVENT!

Thursday, October 18 we’re excited to welcome Koyamori to the store to celebrate the launch of their first collection, grow: The Art of Koyamori!

This event will be a bit of a different setup– Koyamori will be in-store starting at 3PM doing a live-drawing event in our gallery space! We’ll be projecting the artwork onto a screen so you can hang out and watch to your heart’s content before grabbing your very own signed copy of grow!

SEE YOU THEN! This is going to be amazing!

“This is the first art collection by the young Canadian artist/illustrator Koyamori (also known as Maruti_Bitamin). Over the past five years, she has gained attention through regularly sharing her fascinating illustrations on her Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter accounts. This work has been collected in grow and accompanied by a selection of specially created new illustrations.

Using mostly watercolor ink, Koyamori’s highly imaginative but intimate illustrations incorporate colorful natural elements such as plants, creatures, water and stars, and also feature super-cute manga-inspired characters. A reversible dust jacket includes the cover from the Japanese edition on the reverse side. Both covers are new illustrations exclusively drawn for this long-awaited book.”

MANDY Giveaway Round 2! Passes & PINS!

Wow! Our MANDY giveaway was such a hit that TARO PR & ELEVATION PICTURES have given us a SECOND round of two single passes to see Mandy in theatres as well as an extra special second part to the prize: a super limited edition pin of Mandy’s title treatment!

“Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.”

To enter, send an email to beguilingcontests@gmail.com with the subject line “MORE MANDY” and we’ll select two winners by September 28! Each winner will receive one pass to see Mandy and one of the amazing pins!

Our EXTRA-SPECIAL thanks again to Elevation & Taro for being the best! GOOD LUCK!

OCT 11: MICHAEL DEFORGE “BRAT” & PATRICK KYLE “ROAMING FOLIAGE” EVENT!

If you shop at our store you know that this one is kind of a no-brainer for us to be hosting: two of our favourite people in comics releasing their new books from more of our favourite people in comics, and they all happen to be the best in the biz too! How’s that for luck?

Thursday, October 11th  we’re thrilled to have MICHAEL DEFORGE & PATRICK KYLE here to help launch their new books from KOYAMA PRESS, BRAT and ROAMING FOLIAGE! Patrick & Michael will be here! We’ll be here! Koyama will be here! A screen will be pulled down, and images will be projected upon it! It’ll be glorious!

Things will kick off at 7PM! We’ll see you there!

 

OCT 10: GORD HILL THE ANTIFA COMIC BOOK LAUNCH EVENT!

On Wednesday, October 10th,  The Beguiling is honoured to welcome GORD HILL, creator of THE 500 YEARS OF RESISTANCE COMIC BOOK and THE ANTI-CAPITALIST RESISTANCE COMIC BOOK to the store to celebrate the launch of THE ANTIFA COMIC BOOK from Arsenal Pulp Press!

Things will kick off at 7PM! More exact details are coming soon but there will definitely be a chance to meet Gord Hill, get your book signed and plenty more! This is going to be an AMAZING event!

Our thanks to Arsenal Pulp for making this possible!

MANDY TICKET GIVEAWAY!

In Theatres September 14th!
Our friends at TARO PR & ELEVATION PICTURES have hooked us up again with two double-passes to see MANDY starring Nicolas Cage during its theatrical run starting September 14!

“Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.”

To enter, send an email to beguilingcontests@gmail.com with the subject line “OH MANDY” and we’ll select two winners by September 14th!

Our thanks again to Elevation & Taro for giving us another set of tickets to pass on to you! They’re terrific!