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Wednesday: WAYWARD #1 Launch Party! With Jim Zub & Friends

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Featuring author Jim Zub, and cover artists Kalman Andrasofszky, Alina Urusov, Adam Warren, & Chip Zdarsky

Wednesday, August 27th, 6pm-8pm (Presentation at 7pm)
@Guu Sakabar, 559 Bloor Street W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6
Free to attend (but you are encouraged to buy a drink or some food)
Bring Cash to buy stuff, rather than cards, please!
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Presented by The Beguiling

WAYWARD is the new series from Image Comics, Toronto’s-own Jim Zub, and Yokohama-based artist Steven Cummings! Set in Tokyo, Japan, the series focuses on a young woman new to Tokyo, trying to reconnect with her mother and, you know, fighting traditional Japanese monsters and demons and stuff. WAYWARD #1 debuts everywhere on Wednesday, August 27th…

But if you’re in TORONTO!? The Beguiling is throwing a big ‘ole party to celebrate, at Toronto’s GUU SAKABAR (our favourite Japanese pub–or Izakaya), and we’d love for you to come out! The event will be on release-day, Wednesday August 27th, from 6pm-8pm. The event is free to attend and there’ll even be Japanese snacks on hand!

Wayward #1 will be available for sale at the event, including all four of the standard covers and ALL of the rare/exclusive variants too! It’ll probably be the only place in the world to get every variant of Wayward #1 in one place! Also available, the rare Japanese-doujinshi edition of Wayward #1, and a special postcard set!

Wayward writer Jim Zub will be on hand at the event, as will variant cover artists Kalman Andrasofszky, Alina Urusov, Adam Warren, & Chip Zdarsky! Zub will be making a short presentation at 7pm too, but the part starts at 6pm. Come in, grab a beer (or other refreshment) with the writer and artists, pick up your copy of Wayward #1, and sample some of the great food available at Guu!

Hope to see you this Wednesday night!

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Two great all-ages events this weekend! Kazu Kibuishi for Amulet Book 6, and Nicolas Bannister from France!

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Hey Toronto Comics Fans! I hope you’re excited for two very rare and important in-store signings this weekend over at our sister store, Little Island!

First, on Saturday, all the way from France comes cartoonist Nicolas Bannister, author of The Elsewhere Chronicles, Tim & Tum, and contributor to numerous anthologies including FLIGHT. Bannister has also created a number of cool tribute images which have become very popular online, and you may find yourself already familiar with his work! Bannister will be signing and sketching for fans from 12pm to 4pm. More info on Facebook.

Then, Monday evening, Kazu Kibuishi will be launching AMULET BOOK SIX: ESCAPE FROM LUCIEN at Little Island Comics and Toronto Public Library, Palmerston Branch. The events kick-off at 6pm at Palmerston, and continue at 7:30pm at Little Island. Details at Facebook.

Hope to see you there!

- Chris @ The Beguiling

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‘Seth’s Dominion’ Competes at Ottawa International Animation Festival

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Hey there! We just got word from The NFB that Seth’s Dominion, the hybrid film/animation documentary about Seth that’s been in the works for the past few years, is set to screen at The Ottawa International Animation Festival, September 17-21, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It’ll be in official competition, woo-hoo! The full press release about the NFB at the OIAF is under the cut below.

Congrats to Seth and the filmmakers, we’re all really excited to see how this one turned out.

- Chris @ The Beguiling

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Wednesday: ‘The People Inside’ launch! Free 5″ x 7″ mini-prints!

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THE PEOPLE INSIDE Launch Event!
With author Ray Fawkes, and interviewer Jeff Lemire
Wednesday August 13th, 7pm-9pm
The Lillian H. Smith Auditorium, 239 College St., in association with The Friends of The Merril Collection
FREE

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The Beguiling is proud to present a special event, celebrating the release of Ray Fawkes‘ new graphic novel THE PEOPLE INSIDE! In much the same vein as Fawkes‘ amazing and award-winning ONE SOULTHE PEOPLE INSIDE tells the story of 24 different people in a way that only the medium of comics can! Compelling, intertwining narratives and formalist experimentation meld to create a graphic novel that absolutely shouldn’t be missed.

Joining author Ray Fawkes will be acclaimed writer and graphic novelist Jeff Lemire (Trillium, Essex County), who will interview his friend and colleague Fawkes on this new graphic novel. Lemire also recently celebrated an important book release, as the graphic novel of his science fiction epic Trillium made its way to comic book stores on August 6th!

BONUS: As a special thank-you to fans who come out to this event, The Beguiling will be giving away free, exclusive 5″ x 7″ mini-prints from both Ray Fawkes’ THE PEOPLE INSIDE and Jeff Lemire’s TRILLIUM. The images for these prints are below. Thanks to Ray and Jeff for helping us make this happen!

Presented by The Beguiling, with thanks to The Friends of The Merril Collection and Oni Press.

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Announce: Nicolas Bannister @ Little Island Sept 23!

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Creator Appearance: Bannister
Saturday, August 23, 2014, 12PM until 4PM
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Free to attend!

We’re delighted to announce that Bannister, known for his work on The Elsewhere Chronicles (Les enfants d’ailleurs) and Tib & Tumtum (Tib et Tatoum), will be in the store meeting fans and signing copies of his books on Saturday, August 23rd! Please join us!

From the ElseWhere Chronicles website:
Bannister has been creating graphic novels since the was 17. Starting in 2002, he gave up “normal” jobs for a life of pencils and pens. His work has appeared in Flight Explorer (Villard Books/Random House) and several editions of the Flight anthology, and he is also the artist for the series Félicité Bonaventure (Éditions Soleil) and Zombie Love Story (Éditions La Boîte Aluminium). He blogs on his LiveJournal and his website is here (it’s still in the works).

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Amulet Volume 6: Toronto Launch & Signing with Kazu Kibuishi!

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Kazu Kibuishi: Amulet Book Six
with Little Island Comics and Toronto Public Library
Monday, August 25th 2014

6pm-7pm @ Toronto Public Library, Palmerston Branch (560 Palmerston Avenue, just North of Bloor)
Talk and Painting Demonstration with Kazu Kibuishi

7:30pm @ Little Island Comics (742 Bathurst, just South of Bloor)
Book Signing with Kazu Kibuishi

Books will be available for purchase at both venues.

The long-awaited sixth volume of the Amulet series will be released next month! Join us as we welcome Kazu Kibuishi on Monday, August 25th for the launch of Amulet Book Six: Escape from Lucien!

The evening’s festivities begin at the Palmerston Branch of Toronto Public Library, where Kazu will give a talk about the Amulet books and demonstrate some of the painting techniques he uses to create the art for Amulet. Admission to the talk is free, and copies of the book will be available for sale on site. Please note that seating is limited, and admission to the talk is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Then, at 7:30, the celebration moves down the street to Little Island Comics, where Kazu will be autographing copies of the new book for fans. Please join us for either or both of these events!

Can’t wait for Amulet Book Six? Why not pre-order your copy from Little Island Comics today? Pre-order a copy (or copies!) of Amulet Book Six from Little Island Comics before Monday, August 25th, and you’ll get an exclusive mini-print of Amulet art when you pick up the book. You can pick up pre-ordered copies at the Launch with Kazu Kibuishi, or whenever it’s convenient for you. Head in to Little Island Comics or The Beguiling to pre-order today!

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THE PEOPLE INSIDE Launch Event!

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With author Ray Fawkes, and interviewer Jeff Lemire
Wednesday August 13th, 7pm-9pm
The Lillian H. Smith Auditorium, 239 College St., in association with The Friends of The Merril Collection
FREE


The Beguiling is proud to present a special event, celebrating the release of Ray Fawkes‘ new graphic novel THE PEOPLE INSIDE! In much the same vein as Fawkes‘ amazing ONE SOULTHE PEOPLE INSIDE tells the story of 24 different people in a way that only the medium of comics can! Compelling, intertwining narratives and formalist experimentation meld to create a graphic novel that absolutely shouldn’t be missed.

Joining author Ray Fawkes will be acclaimed writer and graphic novelist Jeff Lemire (Trillium, Essex County), who will interview his friend and colleague Fawkes on this new graphic novel.

Presented by The Beguiling, with thanks to The Friends of The Merril Collection and Oni Press.

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SECONDS event this Wednesday! Get a free 5″ x 7″ mini-print at the event!

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SECONDS Book Launch Event
Featuring author Bryan Lee O’Malley
Wednesday, July 30th, Doors 8:30, Event 9pm
@ The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Admission $10/door or FREE with Advance Purchase of SECONDS at The Beguiling

One and all! Please welcome Bryan Lee O’Malley, author of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, as he celebrates the release of his new graphic novel SECONDS in Toronto! O’Malley will be interviewed on stage at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema about SECONDS, the massive success of Scott Pilgrim, and the transition between the two.

Admission to this event will be ticketed. Tickets are $10 each at the door or FREE with the Advance Purchase of SECONDS at The Beguiling.

BONUS: All attendees of this event will received a free 5″ x 7″ mini-print featuring the cast of SECONDS, illustrated by Bryan Lee O’Malley!

ABOUT SECONDS:

The highly anticipated new stand-alone, full-colour graphic novel from Bryan Lee O’Malley, author and artist of the hugely bestselling (and Toronto-set) Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series.
Seconds is a complex and novelistic stand-alone story about a young restaurant owner named Katie who, after being visited by a magical apparition, is given a second chance at love and to undo her wrongs. Fans new and old will love O’Malley’s bold and quirky style infused with his subtle, playful humour.
In Seconds, Bryan Lee O’Malley plays the angst of youth against the fabric of larger epics. In doing so, he enriches both. At long last, dear reader, one can dream of heroes and monsters and battles beyond this earth while contemplating the virtues of ‘having a thing’ in the grocery pantry. A great ride!”
—Guillermo del Toro
“Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds is adorable, haunting, funny, and beautiful. A perfect recipe for a great graphic novel.”
—Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics

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SAVE THE DATE: Wayward #1 Launch Party! With Jim Zub & Friends – August 27

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WAYWARD #1 – Launch Party
Featuring author Jim Zub, and cover artists Kalman Andrasofszky, Alina Urusov, Adam Warren, & Chip Zdarsky
Wednesday, August 27th, 6pm-8pm (Presentation at 7pm)
@Guu Sakabar, 559 Bloor Street W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6
Free to attend (but you are encourage to buy a drink or some food)
Bring Cash to buy stuff, rather than cards, please!

Presented by The Beguiling

WAYWARD is the new series from Image Comics, Toronto’s-own Jim Zub, and Yokohama-based artist Steven Cummings! Set in Tokyo, Japan, the series focuses on a young woman new to Tokyo, trying to reconnect with her mother and, you know, fighting traditional Japanese monsters and demons and stuff.

The Beguiling is throwing a big ‘ole party to celebrate, at Toronto’s GUU (our favourite Japanese pub–or Izakaya), and we’d love for you to come out! Copies of the book will be available for sale (including a bunch of variants), and the artists will be on hand too!

Look for even more info soon!

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SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY AUGUST 25TH – KAZU KIBUISHI IN-STORE FOR AMULET V6

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Kazu Kibuishi in-store event for Amulet v6 Launch
At Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, around the corner from The Beguiling
5pm-ish
Free to attend.

The long-awaited Amulet v6 is coming… Kazu Kibuishi will be in store to sign copies and celebrate! Don’t miss out.

- Chris @ The Beguiling

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