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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!

Aaron Costain “ENTROPY” book launch & art show with special guest Zach Worton!

On Thursday, April 26th The Beguiling is pleased to welcome local artist AARON COSTAIN to launch his debut graphic novel from Secret Acres, ENTROPY!
“Aaron Costain’s Entropy follows a golem with a surprisingly modern sensibility, and an even more modern sense of style, as he backtracks through millennia to understand his own creation. Entropy takes place at the intersection of the world’s cultures. Mythologies and religions cross-pollinate, bleed into one another, and form a new soul from synthesis – or they will if our epic hero can outrun man-eating giants, a duplicitous raven, a mute doppelgänger, an angel and one very manipulative, slave-driving cat. Entropy delivers an all-time adventure.”
 
To coincide with the launch we will also be presenting a selection of pages from ENTROPY in our gallery space, available for purchase!
 
AND AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH, ZACH WORTON will also be on-hand for the event as a very special guest! We will also be displaying a selection of work from Zach Worton in our gallery space! WOW!
 
This event starts at 7PM! Free to attend and open to all!

April 26th: Aaron Costain ENTROPY book launch & art show with special guest Zach Worton!

On Thursday, April 26th The Beguiling is pleased to welcome local artist AARON COSTAIN to launch his debut graphic novel from Secret Acres, ENTROPY!
“Aaron Costain’s Entropy follows a golem with a surprisingly modern sensibility, and an even more modern sense of style, as he backtracks through millennia to understand his own creation. Entropy takes place at the intersection of the world’s cultures. Mythologies and religions cross-pollinate, bleed into one another, and form a new soul from synthesis – or they will if our epic hero can outrun man-eating giants, a duplicitous raven, a mute doppelgänger, an angel and one very manipulative, slave-driving cat. Entropy delivers an all-time adventure.”
 
To coincide with the launch we will also be presenting a selection of pages from ENTROPY in our gallery space, available for purchase!
 
AND AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH, ZACH WORTON will also be on-hand for the event as a very special guest! We will also be displaying a selection of work from Zach Worton in our gallery space! WOW!
 
This event starts at 7PM! Free to attend and open to all!

MARCH 7TH: IMAGE COMICS Double Launch for FIREBUG & GIDEON FALLS with JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS & JEFF LEMIRE!

Wednesday March 7th sees the release of two great new titles from Image Comics, so we’re welcoming creators from both of them to the store for a double-signing to end all double-signings!!*

JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS will be here signing copies of the FIREBUG trade paperback, collecting the entirety of the series first serialized in the ISLAND anthology!

JEFF LEMIRE will also be here!!! Jeff will be signing copies of GIDEON FALLS #1, his brand-new ongoing series with artist Andrea Sorrentino!

Both creators will be here from 6-8PM Wednesday, March 7th so head on down here, pick up your copies and get them signed or regret it eternally! **

 

About FIREBUG:

“A volcano goddess named Keegan is loose in the world, and the prophecies are unclear whether her coming will bring humanity’s destruction or its salvation.

In the shadow of a sacred volcano, from which Keegan derives her powers, lies the ancient city of Azar. To unravel the mysteries of her past, Keegan and her friends must get to Azar before it is overrun by a horde of forest monsters. Meanwhile, the nefarious Cult of the Goddess has plans to summon forces as old as time to extinguish Keegan’s flame permanently. ”

About GIDEON FALLS:

“A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith.”

 

*this will not end  future double-signings.

** you’ll get over it. Eventually.

March 9: Eleanor Davis “Why Art?” Book Launch

We’re really starting off this year strong with our in-store events and now we have another amazing launch set for March!

Friday, March 9th we welcome artist Eleanor Davis to our new in-house event space in support of her new book Why Art? from Fantagraphics Books!

Eleanor Davis will be doing a performance of Why Art? starting at 7:30, followed by a Q&A with Beguiling owner Peter Birkemoe and a chance to get your copies signed!

February 8: Tommi Parrish “The Lie and How We Told It” Book Launch!

The Beguiling is thrilled to announce that on Thursday February 8th we’ll be welcoming Tommi Parrish in-store to launch their brand-new book from Fantagraphics, THE LIE AND HOW WE TOLD IT!

Tommi will be doing a reading from their work, followed by an informal Q&A conducted by artist Ginette Lapalme!

We’ll start things up at 7PM at The Beguiling Books & Art in our newly-expanded space (319 College St)!
Go click ‘attending’ on fb and make us feel Good:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1907479012901207/

This event is FREE TO ATTEND and open to all-ages! See you then!

 

THE DINOSAUR COMICS/BEGUILING HOLIDAY PARTY 2017 with special guests NICHOLAS GUREWITCH & ERICA HENDERSON!

DEC 11: THE DINOSAUR COMICS / BEGUILING HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA 2017!

Yeah, just like we said, it’s The Dinosaur Comics & The Beguiling Holiday Party 2017!

Yes, really, the Dinosaur Comics, Beguiling, Perry Bible Fellowship, A Little Death, Unbelievable Squirrel Girl, And Other Things Too Holiday Extravaganza 2017!

Featuring Ryan North, Erica Henderson and special guest Nicholas Gurewitch!

Monday December 11, 2017,  7pm-11pm

@ No One Writes to the Colonel, 460 College St Toronto ON

FREE TO ATTEND

The Beguiling is proud to once again welcome one and all to our annual Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party! As we said last year, and still sadly relevant: things might be tough right now, but that makes getting together with friends, comics, and some secret Santa-ing even more important.  This year Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics and writer of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl will be joined by:

  • NICHOLAS GUREWITCH, creator of PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP debuting copies of his BRAND-NEW book Notes on a Case of Melancholia, Or: A Little Death!
  • ERICA HENDERSON, the unbelievably talented artist of THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL!
  • More TBA?!? Yes, probably! We like surprises!

If you’ve never been before, Ryan and pals will be getting together and signing/mingling with folks, we’ll ask them some fun questions in front of an audience, and there’ll be books there for you to buy and get signed too (courtesy of The Beguiling). Plus, returning for ANOTHER great year is the popular SECRET SANTA trade at the event! Read on for details!

HEY EVERYONE! WHY NOT JOIN IN FOR OUR SECRET SANTA?

We’re holding a SECRET SANTA at this event! Everyone is welcome to participate, but no one has to if they don’t want to because choice is important!

If you would like to participate:

  • Please bring a wrapped gift with a monetary value of about $5-$10. Don’t go nuts, but find something cool.
  • Go to the book sales table and trade your gift for a numbered ticket.
  • At 8:30pm, we’ll call out the numbers, and when your number is called you’ll have your choice of the available gifts!
  • Please mark on the outside of the gift if your item contains food and especially if it contains common allergens including peanuts, gluten, etc., so that people with allergies will be able to make an informed Secret Santa Selection.
  • (Psst- The Beguiling will be open late that day so you can pop over and grab a last minute gift or two!)

Thanks to Ryan, Nicholas,  Erica and No One Writes to the Colonel for helping to make this another amazing event!

Doors at 6 and event starts at 7, wrapping up around 11 (but feel free to keep partying!)

SEE YOU THERE!

Saturday November 18: Local Comic Shop Day @ The Beguiling and Page & Panel

It’s that time once again, as Local Comic Shop Day returns to brighten our store shelves with variants comics and special edition graphic novels.  The fun happens on Saturday, November 17th, from open to close at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, and The Beguiling.

What’s involved? Well, like we said, mostly just limited edition versions of existing work, and for the most part we won’t know until next week sometime how many of each item we’ll be getting. Here’s the full list of items:

LCSD 2017 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK HARD COVER
LCSD 2017 ANIMOSITY THE RISE HARD COVER
LCSD 2017 BATMAN HUSH 15TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION HARD COVER
LCSD 2017 BLACK HARD COVER
LCSD 2017 CALEXIT BANDANA
LCSD 2017 CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 SAMNEE VARIANT
LCSD 2017 COMIXTRIBE “THE BLACK BAG” w. SINK #1
LCSD 2017 JUSTICE LEAGUE VS SUICIDE SQUAD #1 (OF 6)
LCSD 2017 MAESTROS #1
LCSD 2017 OPTIMUS PRIME FIRST STRIKE #1
LCSD 2017 PLANET HULK HARD COVER
LCSD 2017 RICK & MORTY TREASURY EDITION
LCSD 2017 ROBOTECH KERSCHL SUPER PACK
LCSD 2017 SABAN POWER RANGERS BLIND BOX
LCSD 2017 SECRET WEAPONS DELUXE EDITION
LCSD 2017 SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN & LEGION OF EVIL #1
LCSD 2017 STAR WARS ADVENTURES #1
LCSD 2017 TALES FROM JOHNNY WANDER
LCSD 2017 WWE ROYAL RUMBLE PRINT
LCSD 2017 YOUNG TERRORISTS HC
You can see more info and images about each book at the Local Comic Shop Day website.
Otherwise, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for shopping with and otherwise supporting us and other comic shops year-round…!
– The Beguiling Staff

November 8: THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #26 ‘zine issue’ in-store signing!

Join us for the first event in our newly-expanded Beguiling as we celebrate the launch of the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s SPECIAL ZINE ISSUE with an in-store signing!

This issue brings together an amazing amount of talent in one book including series creators Ryan North & Erica Henderson, Chip Zdarsky, Michael Cho, Carla Speed McNeil, GARFIELD creator Jim Davis (WHAT) and many many more!

Creators Ryan North, Chip Zdarsky , Michael Cho and MAYBE MORE?? (or Maybe No More) will all be on hand from 6:00-7:30 Wednesday. November 8th to sign copies of the book (plus you can pick up more of their comics and get them to sign those too!)

See you then! 😘