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Monstrosity 2 Signing TONIGHT at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop!

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MONSTROSITY II: Launch Event & Signing
Featuring J. Bone, Matt Daley, Brian Enivou, Adam Gorham, Eric Kim, Jason Loo, Nimit Malavia, Phil McClorey, and Katie Shannahan!
TONIGHT! Wednesday, March 18th, 5pm-7pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge St.
FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/924401500991869/

Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop is proud to present a the launch and book signing event for MONSTROSITY II! Featuring nearly a dozen creators of this Toronto-centric anthology in attendance, this is going to be a spectacular book signing event!

Featuring Monstrosity II Creators In Attendance: J. Bone! Matt Daley! Brian Enivou! Adam Gorham! Eric Kim! Jason Loo! Nimit Malavia! Phil McClorey! and Katie Shannahan! PLUS! Noel Tuazon and Brian McLachlan have just been added…!

MONSTROSITY II is the follow up to last years indie anthology sensation. This volume continues the monster/horror theme of the original but this time adds a distinct sci-fi twist while holding onto all the things fans loved about the first book. Genetic abominations, robot gladiators, alien experimentation, intergalactic STD’s and a whole lot more!

Monstrosity II has over 20 heart stopping tales created by more then 40 of indie comic’s greatest young talents. Action, adventure, alien worlds, demons and devils, science fiction and fantasy all grace the pages of Monstrosity II!

So come by the all-new TCAF Shop on Wednesday March 18th, and check out this great new graphic anthology!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Cover image by James Stokoe

MAR 16: Cecil Castellucci in Toronto!

Cecil Castellucci in Toronto!
Writer of Sensation Comics Feat. Wonder Woman, Plain Janes, Odd Duck, and More!
Monday, March 16th, 2015
11:00am @ Barbara Frum Librarary
20 Covington Road (Bathurst & Lawrence)

6:30pm @ Maria A. Shchuka Library
1745 Eglinton Avenue West (Eglinton & Davenport)

FREE!

JanesInLove (1)Our good friend Cecil Castellucci is visiting Toronto this Monday! Cecil will be on hand to talk about her new book Stone in the Sky, a sequel to her hit Tin Star. 

Cecil is also the author of many great comics and graphic novel projects, including The Plain Janes, Janes in Love, Geektastic, Odd Duck, Year of the Beasts, and is currently serializing a Wonder Woman story in Sensation Comics!

Cecil will be at two events, one at 11am, and one at 6:30pm, so we hope you can make it out to say hi!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

MAR 18: Monstrosity II Book Launch & Signing

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MONSTROSITY II: Launch Event & Signing
Featuring J. Bone, Matt Daley, Brian Enivou, Adam Gorham, Eric Kim, Jason Loo, Nimit Malavia, Phil McClorey, and Katie Shannahan!
Wednesday, March 18th, 5pm-7pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge St.
FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/924401500991869/

Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop is proud to present a the launch and book signing event for MONSTROSITY II! Featuring nearly a dozen creators of this Toronto-centric anthology in attendance, this is going to be a spectacular book signing event!

Featuring Monstrosity II Creators In Attendance: J. Bone! Matt Daley! Brian Enivou! Adam Gorham! Eric Kim! Jason Loo! Nimit Malavia! Phil McClorey! and Katie Shannahan!

MONSTROSITY II is the follow up to last years indie anthology sensation. This volume continues the monster/horror theme of the original but this time adds a distinct sci-fi twist while holding onto all the things fans loved about the first book. Genetic abominations, robot gladiators, alien experimentation, intergalactic STD’s and a whole lot more!

Monstrosity II has over 20 heart stopping tales created by more then 40 of indie comic’s greatest young talents. Action, adventure, alien worlds, demons and devils, science fiction and fantasy all grace the pages of Monstrosity II!

So come by the all-new TCAF Shop on Wednesday March 18th, and check out this great new graphic anthology!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Cover image by James Stokoe

MARCH 11: HOWARD THE ▯UCK SIGNING WITH CHIP ZDARSKY

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HOWARD THE ▯UCK
Chip Zdarsky signs Sex Criminals v2 & Howard The Duck #1
Wednesday, March 11, 6pm-8pm
@ No One Writes To The Colonel, 460 College St (at Bathurst)
Free To Attend

Presented by The Beguiling

TORONTO! We have great news for you! The one and only Chip Zdarsky, artist and co-creator of Sex Criminals, writer and co-creator of the forthcoming Kaptara, and star of our dreams, will be teaming with us from The Beguiling to do an event of sub-epic proportions, in celebration of his epic new HOWARD THE DUCK #1 and the long-awaited SEX CRIMINALS VOLUME 2!

htd_zdThe event takes place Wednesday March 11th, just down the street from The Beguiling at No One Writes To The Colonel (College & Bathurst). Chip Zdarsky will be doing a short presentation, having a drink or two, and signing your copies of HOWARD THE DUCK and SEX CRIMINALS and whatever else you bring! The Beguiling will ALSO be involved in the presentation, having three to six drinks, and will have ALL of the Howard The Duck #1 covers (including variants) on hand for your purchasing pleasure. Plus more-or-less every issue of Sex Criminals, the Sex Criminals trade paperbacks, and maybe some treasured-Zdarsky-rarities too!

So join us Wednesday March 11th at 6pm for a fun evening in a charming new venue!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

ANNOUNCING: MARCH 4: DESCENDER #1 / ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #1 SIGNING! WITH JEFF LEMIRE & RAMON PEREZ

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Descender #1 & All-New Hawkeye #1 Signing Event
With Jeff Lemire & Ramon Perez
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, 5pm-7pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Free to attend!

Wednesday, March 4th, is the release date for TWO NEW comics from our good friend Jeff Lemire, and he’s going to drop by The Beguiling with pal Ramon Perez for a signing!

The first release is DESCENDER #1, from Lemire and artist Dustin Nguyen, published by Image Comics. An epic cosmic odyssey, for folks who loved his series TRILLIUM… or folks that just love awesome new Image Comics #1s. :)

All-New_Hawkeye_Vol_1_1_TextlessBut, also? ALL-NEW HAWKEYE #1! The Toronto team of Lemire and Ramon Perez are relaunching Hawkeye, following the awesome run by Matt Fraction and co. Ramon Perez will join Lemire to do a signing here in store!

So we hope to see you here at the shop on Wednesday May 4th, between 5pm and 7pm, for the big event! Thanks to Jeff and Ramon for coming out!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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Junko Mizuno in Toronto this week!

Hey folks! One of our favourite manga-ka and visual artists, Junko Mizuno, is in Toronto this week for a big show at Narwhal Gallery, and there’s a burlesque after party too! We’re huge fans of Junko from way back, and while this isn’t our event we wanted to make absolutely sure you knew about it! See you there!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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Ambrosial Affair – Gallery & Reception
With Junko Mizuno
Saturday, February 21st, 3pm-6pm
@ Narwhal Gallery, 2104 Dundas St. West
(Show runs Feb 21 to March 15)
http://narwhalcontemporary.com/exhibitions/current-exhibition/junko-mizuno/

Narwhal welcomes Japanese artist Junko Mizuno for Ambrosial Affair, her third Canadian exhibition. As the second body of work in her Food Obsession series, Mizuno takes us on an erotic, psychedelic journey through her world of delightfully dark food fetishes. The exhibition features 20 new pieces of work featuring Mizuno’s voluptuous females appeasing their appetite for all things edible.

JUNKO MIZUNO BURLESQUE AFTERPARTY:
The opening will be followed by a Junko Mizuno inspired Burlesque AfterParty hosted by Red Herring at the Revue Cinema. More information and RSVP. TICKETS: $15 in Advance (and VIP) or $20 at the door. Purchase here

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Bart Beaty in Toronto for 12 CENT ARCHIE, Feb 13

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Twelve-Cent Archie 
Book Talk by author Bart Beaty
Friday, February 13, 2015
Doors @ 6pm, Talk @ 6:30pm
@ The Central, 603 Markham St.
Free to attend

Have you heard about the new book Twelve-Cent Archie? Sure you have, it’s been featured on Canada AM, in The Toronto Star, and many more places besides! Well the book is out and in-store now, and author Bart Beaty is making a special trip to Toronto to celebrate the release! Bart will be giving a special talk (different than the one at Ryerson from a month or two back) about the book and the Golden Age of Archie Comics in the 1960s, and it’s sure to be a lot of fun for comics fans of all kinds.

Bart will be on hand from 6pm to sign books and chat with the audience, before giving his talk at 6:30pm. Twelve-Cent Archie by Bart Beaty is available now at The Beguiling, and will also be available at the event.

 

EVENT: Richard McGuire, author of HERE, in Toronto FEB 12

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We’re quite happy to announce that Richard McGuire, graphic novelist and creator of one of 2014’s greatest books, “HERE”, will be in Toronto on Thursday, February 12th, as part of the Daniels Fora, in a program called @home: Architecture Inside Out, in an event by The University of Toronto and Random House Canada.

Tickets to the event are free, and must be acquired via Eventbrite in order to attend. You can get’em here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/home-architecture-inside-out-tickets-15403644716

Daniels Fora – @home: Architecture Inside Out
Thursday, February 12, 2015 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West

Free (Tickets Required)

On Thursday, February 12th graphic novelist Richard McGuire, author of the acclaimed book HERE will join Danielle Aubert, co-creator of the book: Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Lafayette, Detroit, to discuss the architecture of domesticity, depictions of the home, and how they frame our understanding of the changing ways that our private and public lives play out in the space of the city. Part of the Daniels Fora series, the event — @home: Architecture Inside Out — will explore how the architecture and urbanism that we inhabit is not just the setting for but the narrative subject of human life.

Richard Sommer, Dean and Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, and Associate Professor Robert Levit, director of the Daniels Faculty’s Master of Architecture program will moderate.

While conceptions of domestic life and our everyday experiences have been an established focus of modern literature, modern architecture and urbanism have, with few exceptions, remained steadfastly committed to an abstract and conceptual aesthetic. Nevertheless, the sometimes-idiosyncratic way that we occupy our homes and other domesticated spaces can not only inform representations of the built environment, but also influence the way in which we design buildings and cities.

Architects are just beginning to imagine buildings and cities by populating them with people, ephemera, and stories that were deliberately absent a generation ago. Drawing directly on modes of visual description associated with photography, comics, graphic novels, film, painting and historical modes of architecture, the most pioneering work in this area can be found at the boundaries of conventional architectural drawings, narrative description, storytelling, and an expanding repertoire of other media (including digital models, computational language, net-based sound and image archives).

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JAN 10: LUMBERJANES WRITER GRACE ELLIS SIGNING!

The Beguiling & Little Island Comics proudly present

A signing with LUMBERJANES writer Grace Ellis!
Saturday, January 10th, 2015, 2pm-4pm
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
Free to attend

The Beguiling and Little Island Comics cordially invite you to meet Grace Ellis, writer and co-creator of The Lumberjanes, one of our bestselling titles and one of the greatest new series of 2014! Ellis will be on hand to sign copies of The Lumberjanes at Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst, on Saturday, January 10th, at 2pm. Copies of The Lumberjanes are currently available for sale at Little Island Comics.

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What’s The Lumberjanes all about?

Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp…defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake.

We sincerely love this series, and we’re thrilled to welcome Grace Ellis to Toronto! Hooray!

– Chris