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Project Itoh: The Empire Of Corpses – Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

Beguiling Anime @ The Revue Presents:
THE EMPIRE OF CORPES (Canadian Premiere)
Presented in English
Monday, October 31st, @ 7pm (Doors at 6pm)
Tickets: empireofcorpsesrevue.eventbrite.ca

The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue returns for October with a special Hallowe’en treat: The Canadian theatre debut of Project Itoh: The Empire of Corpses!

Adapted from the Sci-Fi Steampunk Adventure Zombie novel, The Empire of Corpses is a perfectly spooky entry to start your Hallowe’en off right! Come by when the doors open at 6pm to see an array of horror graphic novels and manga from sponsors The Beguiling and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop. As always they’ll be a raffle for all attendees for some goodies.

And bonus: immediately following this screening, The Revue presents a free screening of White Zombie (1932), starring Bela Lugosi.

Revue Event Pricing: $13 General, $10 Members, Students and Seniors.

The Empire of Corpses (Shisha No Teikoku) – Canadian Premiere!
Doors open at 6:00PM | Film at 7:00PM
Directed by Ryôtarô Makihara | 120min. | 14A

From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on an award-winning steampunk dystopian novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.

In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a worldwide race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.

 

SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 19TH IS LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY

Local Comic Shop Day
Saturday, November 19th
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street

Come one, come all, to the second annual Local Comic Shop Day, taking place on Saturday, November 19th, 2016. While for the most part, Local Comic Shop Day is a day for exclusive variant covers and toys and stuff from publishers, our stores are working on a few unique and cool items to reinforce what we think are the best parts about local comic shops–connections to creators and great work. That said, we’ll have all the variant covers and toys and stuff too.

Details of our events will be announced in mid-October. If you’re a creator that wants to sign/exhibit/work with us for LCSD hit up Chris Butcher, chris@beguiling.ca.

Here’s the gallery of all the limited edition items that will be available on the day!


AUG168304 LCSD 2016 DOLLFACE FREE PRINT (NET)
AUG168303 LCSD 2016 DOLLFACE #1
AUG168305 LCSD 2016 ROUGH RIDERS NATION #1
AUG168306 LCSD 2016 ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES ONE SHOT
AUG168307 LCSD 2016 BLACK HOOD SEASON 2 #1 (MR)
AUG168310 LCSD 2016 GODKILLER SECRET ITEM
AUG168309 LCSD 2016 GODKILLER DELUXE HC
AUG168312 LCSD 2016 THE FOREVERS SECRET ITEM
AUG168311 LCSD 2016 KIM AND KIM #1
AUG168308 LCSD 2016 DISCIPLES HC VOL 01 (MR)
AUG168313 LCSD 2016 KLAUS HC LOCAL COMIC SHOP EXC
AUG168314 LCSD 2016 WWE LTD ED BUNDLE (C: 0-1-2)
AUG168220 LCSD 2016 SERENITY NO POWER IN THE VERSE #1 VAR
JUL168581 LCSD 2016 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS KILLER FROST
JUL168582 LCSD 2016 DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION HC
JUL168167 LCSD 2016 LOST IN SPACE ANTIMATTER B9 VINIMATE
AUG168221 LCSD 2016 TRANSFORMERS REVOLUTION #1
AUG168150 LCSD 2016 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA HC V1
JUL168777 LCSD 2016 MOONSHINE #1 MILLER B&W EXC
AUG168737 LCSD 2016 LYING CAT STATUE EXC
AUG168302 LCSD 2016 NOW CHAMPIONS #1 NEAL ADAMS VAR (NET)
JUN168830 LCSD 2016 DOCTOR STRANGE OATH EXCLUSIVE HC
AUG168315 LCSD 2016 THE TICK (ONE SHOT)
AUG168317 LCSD 2016 RICK & MORTY #0 TREASURY ED
AUG168316 LCSD 2016 INVADER ZIM #0
AUG168318 LCSD 2016 WARHAMMER 40000 WILL OF IRON #1
AUG168320 LCSD 2016 HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 SEGOVIA VAR
AUG168319 LCSD 2016 BLOODSHOT USA #1 (OF 4) FUSO VAR

OCT 1: BEN MARRA’S AMERICAN BLOOD LAUNCH / SAMURAI COP (1991) SCREENING

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AMERICAN BLOOD – Book Launch and Film Screening
Featuring author Benjamin Marra
Saturday, October 1st, 7pm-10pm
@ Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. (at St. George Ave., 1 block south of Bloor St. W.)
Free to attend. 

Presented by The Beguiling Books & Art and Suspect Video

Born from the crucible of 1980s trash culture and exploitation entertainment and focused like a laser through the prism of Marra’s brain comes this nasty brew of revenge, power, and passion.

American Blood is the new collection from Ben Marra, the definitive assembling of Marra’s most underground (and hardest to find) comics. Containing his provocative debut works including “Gangsta Rap Posse,” “The Naked Heroes,” “Lincoln Washington,” “Ripper,” and “The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd,” the new collection is perhaps more timely than ever as the lines blur ever greater between satire and reality.

American Blood will launch at a special event presented by The Beguiling and Suspect Video, featuring an audio/visual presentation by Ben Marra and a moderated Q&A. The launch will also include a free screening of the trash-cinema classic SAMURAI COP (1991). following the Q&A. Marra’s American Blood will be available for purchase at the event, as will a selection of his back catalogue and original artwork by Marra.

ABOUT BEN MARRA

creator03913-_ql80_ttd_BENJAMIN MARRA received a B.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University; studied in Florence, Italy; and earned his M.F.A. degree in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, where he draws comics and is a designer for MLB Advanced Media.

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OCT 1: BEN MARRA’S AMERICAN BLOOD LAUNCH / SAMURAI COP (1991) SCREENING

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AMERICAN BLOOD – Book Launch and Film Screening
Featuring author Benjamin Marra
Saturday, October 1st, 7pm-10pm
@ Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. (at St. George Ave., 1 block south of Bloor St. W.)
Free to attend. 

Presented by The Beguiling Books & Art and Suspect Video

Born from the crucible of 1980s trash culture and exploitation entertainment and focused like a laser through the prism of Marra’s brain comes this nasty brew of revenge, power, and passion.

American Blood is the new collection from Ben Marra, the definitive assembling of Marra’s most underground (and hardest to find) comics. Containing his provocative debut works including “Gangsta Rap Posse,” “The Naked Heroes,” “Lincoln Washington,” “Ripper,” and “The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd,” the new collection is perhaps more timely than ever as the lines blur ever greater between satire and reality.

American Blood will launch at a special event presented by The Beguiling and Suspect Video, featuring an audio/visual presentation by Ben Marra and a moderated Q&A. The launch will also include a free screening of the trash-cinema classic SAMURAI COP (1991). following the Q&A. Marra’s American Blood will be available for purchase at the event, as will a selection of his back catalogue and original artwork by Marra.

ABOUT BEN MARRA

creator03913-_ql80_ttd_BENJAMIN MARRA received a B.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University; studied in Florence, Italy; and earned his M.F.A. degree in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York Toronto, where he draws comics.

 

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Event: Jean-Louis Tripp at Alliance Française

BD Author Jean-Louis Tripp Lecture
(French Language Event)
@ L’Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Road (North of Bloor)
September 28th, 2016, @ 7:00pm
Free to attend

Jean-Louis Tripp published his first comics strips at 19 years old in Métal Hurlant. His first album, Le Bœuf n’était pas mode (in collaboration with Marc Barcelo) was published in 1978, then was the Futuropolis’s period, from 1982 to 1985. At the same time, he started the publication of Jacques Gallard’s adventures (4 volumes) Parfum d’Afrique, Soviet Zigzag (Angoulême 1987’s media award) Zoulou Blues (Angoulême 1988’s public award) et Afrikaans Baazart. In 1989, he stopped his comics production in order to engage himself in different artistic activities : painting, sculpture, furnitures and mosaic fresco. He came back to drawing though his books for children (Milan), illustration (Flammarion, Presse Pocket, Milan, Elle, Autrement) and storyboards. In 2002, he drew an adaptation of Tronchet’s movie, le Nouveau Jean-Claude, and the adaptation in comics Pizza Warrior (Drugstore). In 2003, he went to Quebec to teach comics at Quebec University and drew Paroles d’Anges (Glénat). He lives in Montréal and, from 2006 to 2014, co-created Magasin général with Régis Loisel (Editions Casterman). Since 2015, he has shared his time between Les Corbières and Montréal.

The meeting will be followed by the screening of the documentary ‘Loisel & Tripp, traits complices,’ by Patrick Foch and Adeline Le Guellaud, 2010 (54 min).

NOV17: WENDY’S REVENGE! Book launch with Walter Scott

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WENDY’S REVENGE! Book launch with Walter Scott
Thursday, November 17th, 7pm-9pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham (Final Location TBD)
Free to attend

“Scott takes a snarky scene report, and subtly shades it into an affecting character study — how’s that for art?”
— Sean Rogers, The Globe and Mail

wendyWendy’s back and as flustered as ever in Wendy’s Revenge from Koyama Press, the sequel to Walter Scott’s hit art-world satire Wendy. One of our best selling books of the past few years, Wendy’s art school travails struck a hell of a chord here in Toronto, and now we’ve got a whole-nother book of great comics to read and enjoy!

Walter Scott will be on hand to present from the book and sign copies for fans on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 here in Toronto. The final venue is still being worked out, but for now we’re planning on somewhere with a stage and drinks and a fun time, so mark your calendars!

Wendy’s Revenge will be available at the end of October, or the begininning of November, and we’ve just restocked the first volume so come grab yourself a copy!

ABOUT

 

WALTER SCOTT is an artist from Montréal, QC. His work has been exhibited across Canada and Wendy has been serialized on Random House Canada’s literary digital magazine Hazlitt. The eponymous first volume of Wendy was released in 2014 and was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel.

OCT13: Sarah Glidden launches ROLLING BLACKOUTS @ TRL

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Sarah Glidden presents from Rolling Blackouts
Thursday, October 13th, 2016, 7pm-8:30pm
@ Toronto Reference Library, Atrium, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend
Book sales provided by Page & Panel

sarah-glidden-150x185Join cartoonist Sarah Glidden as she discusses her latest graphic nonfiction tour de force: Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. In Rolling Blackouts, Glidden interweaves the experiences of displaced people, the legacy of the War in Iraq, and the origin of the ongoing refugee crisis. Observing and documenting the work of the two journalists she’s shadowing and the former Marine who’s accompanying and assisting them, Glidden’s reportage illustrates a complex situation with pastel-hued clarity and nuance.

Glidden is the author of How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, which has been translated into five languages. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Nib, Ha’aretz, and The Jewish Quarterly, as well as the Best American Comics anthology.

Please note that this event is held in the Atrium of Toronto Reference Library and no tickets are required.

Biography:

Sarah Glidden’s debut book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less landed on several best of the year lists, including Entertainment Weekly, earned a YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teen distinction; and won an Ignatz Award. Her comics has appeared in The Guardian, The Nib, Ha’aretz, and The Jewish Quarterly. A graduate of Boston University, she now lives in Seattle.

SEP14: “A Gentleman and a Scholar” Prose Book Launch @ Page & Panel

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A Gentleman and a Scholar Book Launch
With author Rebecca Diem
Wednesday, September 14th, 6pm-8pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
Free to attend
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Are you ready for another adventure?

13612289_1003270963126987_5498018340127494475_nJoin local author Rebecca Diem at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop to celebrate the launch of hew new prose book Tales of the Captain Duke: A Gentleman and a Scholar!

Signed copies of all three books in the Tales of the Captain Duke will be available, as well as prints of the cover art and other goodies.

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In the thrilling third installment of the Tales of the Captain Duke, Clara and the Captain must seek out new allies to help their friends as the crew recovers from a terrible setback. From the towering heights of mechanical innovation to the darkest of London’s alleyways, our fearless airship pirates search for the truth behind the plot that threatens their crew…

Local author Rebecca Diem is a writer, music lover and nerd. She loves the steampunk genre for its ability to disrupt and re-imagine both history and the future. Somewhere between reading Virginia Woolf and Neil Gaiman she began to write her own stories.

OCT14: Sam Maggs Launches WONDER WOMEN @ Page & Panel

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WONDER WOMEN Book Launch & Party!
Featuring author Sam Maggs
Friday, October 14th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
@ The Pilot Bar, 22 Cumberland Street
Free to attend
Presented by Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop,
and Penguin Random House Canada

maggs-sam_wonder-woman_credit-ashley-walkerPage & Panel is excited to welcome our friend, the incredible write Sam Maggs back to Toronto, for the debut of her new book! Sam is the author of The Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy and contributor to The Secret Loves of Geek Girls anthology, both of which were launched right here at Page & Panel! Well now we’re thrilled to be hosting the launch party for the brand new Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History, and you’re invited!

The launch party will take place on the second floor of The Pilot Bar, 22 Cumberland Street, starting at 6:30pm. Much like our launch for Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy, the party should be a lot of fun and will even feature Sam saying a few words about the book! Sam will be on hand all night to sign for and meet fans too!

Here’s a little bit about Wonder Women: 

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of…

  • Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man?
  • Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite into orbit?
  • Huang Daopo, the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China—centuries before the cotton gin?

Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations—all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future.

See you on Friday, October 14th!