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MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS TICKET GIVEAWAY!

MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS
TICKET GIVEAWAY!
ELEVEN ARTS has been kind enough to supply us with one double pass to attend a screening of MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS, in theatres July 28 & 29!

“The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels “alone”. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life. Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home in the chaos. She then encounters an orphaned baby who is “alone”. Maquia raises this boy “Ariel”, with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two lonely people who can only find solace in each other.”To enter, send an email to beguilingcontests@gmail.com with the subject line “BLOOMED” and you’ll be entered in our raffle! One winner will be chosen July 20th, and can pick which screening they would like to attend!

For more info on the movie, go check out the Eleven Arts website! GOOD LUCK!

SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD SCREENING AT CORKTOWN COMMON PARK JULY 12!

We’re co-presenting a screening of a film obviously very near-and-dear to our hearts, Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Brian Lee O’Malley’s SCOTT PILGRIM!

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD captures the Annex neighbourhood at a time when Honest Ed’s was still standing and Lee’s Palace still featured its original mural (not to mention a little place called THE BEGUILING!).

Keeping the laughs coming, POLE is an absurdist slapstick comedy about a turf war between two postering professionals who happen to be working the same beat at the same time near Dupont station. OK-TV is a parodical short about some recognizable Toronto figures: Toronto City Councillors, cyclists, police officers, and crosswalk guards play their part in the city’s daily “news” coverage.

Films @ Sundown (9:15pm)
Eats & Treats @ 7pm by Buster’s Sea Cove, Sweet Ride, & popcorn at the festival canteen
Free yoga class @7pm by YOGAthletix

Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
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Accessible venue
Films are screened with captioning
More info at TOpictureshow.com

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (Edgar Wright, 2010)
With short films
POLE (Peter Pasyk, 2014)
OK-TV (Chris Deacon, 2012)

AARON MANCZYK DOUBLE LAUNCH FOR ASCEND & LOVE YOU BAE JULY 12

Thursday, July 12th at 7PM join us at The Beguiling to celebrate the launch of two new releases from legendary* Toronto artist Aaron Manczyk, ASCEND and LOVE YOU BAE!

Not only will there be a smorgasbord of new books from Aaron to buy but also a visual feast of Aaron’s original artwork in our gallery space!

Aaron’s body of work has always contained a range of humour and emotion that rejects any throughline, from 80s action-movie indulgence to subtle, refined storytelling, and his two new books show that beautifully, showcasing two sides of Manczyk’s consistently great work.

Everything kicks off at 7PM at The Beguiling on July 12th! See you there, and bring your appetites!

*citation needed

GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS signing with creator Danielle Corsetto July 5!

The Beguiling is happy to announce that on Thursday, July 5th, Danielle Corsetto, creator of the legendary comic GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS, will be joining us in our events space for a signing to celebrate the release of THE COMPLETE GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS from Iron Circus Comics!

Danielle will be on hand Thursday, July 5th from 5PM until 8PM signing books for fans, and The Beguiling will have copies of the brand-new collection available for purchase! WOW!

SEE YOU THERE!! We’re very excited!!

About Girls With Slingshots:

Danielle Corsetto’s Girls with Slingshots debuted in September of 2004, and ran for over 10 years, winning a Reuben Award, publishing thousands of strips, and gaining thousands upon thousands of loyal readers. By the time of the comic’s grand finale in March of 2015, GwS was one of the biggest names in online comics, with countless fans visiting daily to read about the lives, loves and adventures of Hazel, Jamie, and their friends.
As the strip’s popularity grew, TEN softcover collections were compiled. But after ten years of printing and reprinting, half of the volumes are sold out or hard to find. So, now that GwS has seen its last update, it’s time to send this legend of a comic strip off in the collection it deserves.
(‘about’ section by Iron Circus Comics)

Georgia Webber “Dumb” launch event!

Thursday June 14th at 7PM, The Beguiling welcomes creator Georgia Webber in-store to help launch her new book DUMB from Fantagraphics! This event will also serve as the opening of a show of the art from Dumb in The Beguiling’s Gallery Space!

Georgia will be doing a performance/reading from her work and we’ll also have an onstage interview, a chance to ask Georgia some questions and, of course, get your copy of Dumb signed!

Kilgore Books FALL 2018 Launch with 4 Great Artists!

Saturday June 9th we’re welcoming four great Kilgore Books artists to the store in support of their new titles!
What titles, you say? Glad you asked! They’re..

TINDERELLA by M.S HARKNESS!

TOMMY TIME by TOM VAN DEUSEN!

MONKEY CHEF by MIKE FREIHEIT!

LAWNS by ALEX NALL!

All four creators will be at The Beguiling from 6-8PM in our events space to do some readings and sign some books!

This is gonna be F U N ! See you there!

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
 Pre-orders are now CLOSED– below are the prices on books available day-of!

Regular Covers

MAR180826 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 LEG  $        12.00
FEB188851 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 BAGLEY VAR LEG  $        13.00
MAR188119 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 CASSADAY VAR LEG  $        13.00
FEB188968 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 DODSON VAR LEG  $        13.00
MAR188047 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 FRENZ VAR  $        13.00
FEB188806 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 JR SR VAR LEG  $        13.00
MAR188172 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 LAND VAR LEG  $        13.00
FEB188852 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 MOEBIUS VAR LEG  $        13.00
MAR180828 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 RAMOS CONNECTING VAR  $        13.00
MAR188258 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 CHO VAR LEG  $        13.00
MAR188257  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 BRADSHAW VAR LEG  $        13.00
MAR180831 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 BLANK VAR  $        15.00
MAR180827 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 DELLOTTO VAR  $        P.I 1 in 25
MAR188212 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 MOEBIUS VIRGIN VAR LEG  $     SOLD             OUT 1 in 100
JAN188792 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 DELLOTTO VIRGIN VAR LEG  $     P.I 1 in 200
JAN188791 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 ALEX ROSS VIRGIN VAR LEG  $     SOLD              OUT 1 in 500
MAR180829 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 REMASTERED VAR  $     P.I 1 in 500
MAR180830 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 REMASTERED B&W VAR  $  P.I 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!

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!