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Lecture: Twelve-Cent Archie: America’s Most Iconic Teenagers in Comics, with Bart Beaty! DEC 8

Twelve-Cent Archie: America’s Most Iconic Teenagers in Comics
Lecture with Bart Beaty
Monday, December 8, 5pm-7pm
@ MLC Gallery, 111 Gerrard Street East, Ground Floor
Free, RSVP Required

12centarchie_tinyComics academic Bart Beaty will speak about his discoveries on comics figure Archie at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, Monday, December 85-7 PM. The event is free of charge and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

Location: MLC Gallery, 111 Gerrard Street East, Ground Floor.

For more information about the event, contact bpostema@ryerson.ca
To RSVP, contact: admin@mlc.ryerson.ca | 416-979-5000 ext. 7668

Beaty’s book Twelve-Cent Archie will be published early next year by Rutger’s University Press. Bart Beaty is a professor at the University of Calgary, in the Department of English. A renowned comics scholar, he has written several books, including Fredric Wertham and Critique of Mass Culture, Unpopular Culture: Transforming the European Comic Book in the 1990s, and Comics Versus Art.

This event is hosted by the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre and sponsored by the English Department and the Faculty of Arts through a Special Events Grant.

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DEC 3: Just The Tips: Book Launch with Chip Zdarsky – NOW AT TCAF SHOP!

Just The Tips: A Sexual Guide from the Creators of Sex Criminals
Book Launch Event, with Chip Zdarsky
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, 6pm-8pm
EVENT MOVED! NOW @ The TCAF Pop-Up Shop,
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.

FREE
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Just in time for the holidays, Chip Zdarsky and The Beguiling Proudly/Ashamedly team to bring you a book launch for the item that will be on all sexy peoples’ wish lists: Just The Tips: A sexual guide by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, authors of Sex Criminals.

What is ‘brimping’? Or ‘Dutch microwaving’? And what is sexy (hint: butt stuff)? All of these questions and many more will be answered in a beautiful little hardcover book for just $12.99. Probably a bunch of questions in there you never thought of, and answers you could’ve done without knowing. Look, it’s a mixed bag, but so’s sex, right? Or is that just for me….?

So, seriously, block out your evening, Wednesday, December 3rd, and come see Chip and get this excellent little slice of heaven, which he will mark-up for you in ways you probably weren’t prepared for. Christmas!

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DEC 3: Just The Tips: Book Launch with Chip Zdarsky – NOW AT TCAF SHOP

Just The Tips: A Sexual Guide from the Creators of Sex Criminals
Book Launch Event, with Chip Zdarsky
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, 6pm-8pm
EVENT MOVED: NOW @ TCAF POP-UP SHOP
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.!
FREE
https://www.facebook.com/events/357957584385193/

Just in time for the holidays, Chip Zdarsky and The Beguiling Proudly/Ashamedly team to bring you a book launch for the item that will be on all sexy peoples’ wish lists: Just The Tips: A sexual guide by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, authors of Sex Criminals.

What is ‘brimping’? Or ‘Dutch microwaving’? And what is sexy (hint: butt stuff)? All of these questions and many more will be answered in a beautiful little hardcover book for just $12.99. Probably a bunch of questions in there you never thought of, and answers you could’ve done without knowing. Look, it’s a mixed bag, but so’s sex, right? Or is that just for me….?

So, seriously, block out your evening, Wednesday, December 3rd, and come see Chip and get this excellent little slice of heaven, which he will mark-up for you in ways you probably weren’t prepared for. Christmas!

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Nathalie Atkinson (Globe & Mail) to interview Jill Lepore at The Secret History Of Wonder Woman Event December 11

nathalie-headshotThe Beguiling is proud to welcome arts writer, film critic, and Globe & Mail columnist Nathalie Atkinson as the special guest interviewer for our event, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, with author Jill Lepore. Atkinson will delve into the incredible revelations in Lepore’s exciting new work of comics history, in what is sure to be an exciting event!

As a reminder, this event is now Thursday, December 11th, moved from its original date of one day earlier. Full information about the event below!

The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Toronto Book Talk with author Jill Lepore
Interviewed by The Globe & Mail’s Nathalie Atkinson

Thursday, December 11th, 2014, @ 7PM
@ The Merril Collection, 239 College Street (Inside the Lillian H. Smith Library)
Free to attend

Sponsored by The Friends of The  Merril Collection, The Beguiling, and Random House Canada

secrethistoryofwonderwomanThe Beguiling, The Friends of the Merril Collection, and Random House Canada, are proud to present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman in Toronto! Lepore will speak on the book, and be interviewed by The Globe & Mail’s Nathalie Atkinson, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, December 11 in the Merril Collection reading room, on the 3rd floor of the Lillian Smith branch at 7PM.

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EVENT: Fred Van Lente, Writer of Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited, In-Store Nov 28

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Writer Fred Van Lente – Autograph Session
Featuring the Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited App
Friday, November 28, 4pm-6pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Free to attend

The Beguiling and Gameloft are happy to welcome Fred Van Lente, Marvel Comics & Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited Game Writer, to the shop for a special event! Van Lente will be on hand to sign copies of his books from 4pm-6pm! As a special bonus, the folks from game studio Gameloft will have demo units of the Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited game available to try, which, not-at-all-coincidentally, Fred Van Lente wrote the script for! It’s gonna be a unique event for us, and we’re looking forward to it!

About the author:
Fred Van Lente is the author the Marvel Comics titles Marvel Zombies 3 (and on), Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Power Man and Iron Fist, and much more. His current series include Archer & Armstrong for Valiant, and Howtoons for Image. He has also created the historical comics series’ Action Philosophers and Comic Book Comics, both self-published.

Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited is available now for Android and iDevices.

Events this week! Image Comics signing, Jon Klassen @ Little Island

We’ve got two great events at The Beguiling and Little Island Comics this week! Check it out!

Tuesday, November 18

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
5pm – 7pm
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto

We’re delighted to host renowned illustrator Jon Klassen at Little Island Comics on Tuesday, November 18th from 5pm until 7pm. Jon will be giving a short presentation about his work, followed by a book signing.

Jon Klassen has won the Governor General’s Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Caldecott Medal for his awesome illustrations. The creator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, he has also collaborated with Lemony Snicket (The Dark) and with Mac Barnett on his most recent work, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. We’re so proud and excited to welcome him to Little Island!

Wednesday, November 19

intersect01_cover_web_1Image Mega-Signing! Featuring Intersect #1
With Intersect creator Ray Fawkes, Sex Criminals’ Chip Zdarsky, and Wayward & Skullkickers’ Jim Zub

Weds, November 19th, 6pm-8pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Free

The Beguiling is proud to announce that on Wednesday, November 19th, we will be hosting a signing featuring three great Toronto cartoonists being published by Image Comics, and in celebration of the brand new Intersect #1, written and illustrated by Ray Fawkes! Ray will be on hand for the event, and will be joined by his friends and colleagues Chip Zdarsky, artist of Sex Criminals, and Jim Zub, writer of Wayward and Skullkickers.

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NOV 18: Jon Klassen @ Little Island Comics

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JON KLASSEN IN STORE!
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
5pm – 7pm
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto

We’re delighted to host renowned illustrator Jon Klassen at Little Island Comics on Tuesday, November 18th from 5pm until 7pm. Jon will be giving a short presentation about his work, followed by a book signing.

Jon Klassen has won the Governor General’s Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Caldecott Medal for his awesome illustrations. The creator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, he has also collaborated with Lemony Snicket (The Dark) and with Mac Barnett on his most recent work, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. We’re so proud and excited to welcome him to Little Island!

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The Beguiling @ Inspire! Toronto International Book Festival, November 14, 15, 16

The Beguiling is a proud supporter of the first-ever Toronto International Book Fair, INSPIRE, to be held next weekend, November 14, 15, and 16. The Festival will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, on Front St.

The Beguiling will be exhibiting with both English and French-language materials, will be hosting two programs, and will feature nearly a dozen comics authors signing at their booth across the three day event.

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The Beguiling will be exhibiting with author signings and English-language comics material at booth 219 in the Marketplace. We will also be exhibiting with a selection of French-language material in the International Pavilion, Booth FP16.

Programs

The Beguiling Presents: The New Small Press
Friday, November 14th, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Spark Stage
We tend to look an author’s career in terms of “progress”, of ‘breaking in’, working with larger houses, and seeking wide distribution. Why then in comics do many professionally published creators still prefer to work with small houses, or to self-publish and self-distribute selections of their work? Meet with acclaimed creators and publishing reps at the forefront of The New Small Press, and experience their ingenuity, creativity, and their art-oriented approach to publishing.
Featuring Kate Beaton (Hark, A Vagrant!), Michael DeForge (Lose, Ant Colony), and Anne Koyama, Publisher of Koyama Press. Hosted by Christopher Butcher.

The Beguiling Presents: Comedy…? What’s Funny in Funnybooks.
Sunday, November 16, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Spark Stage
Join comic creators as they discuss the ins and outs of writing comedy–a genre that the medium of comics does very well, but surprisingly, not very often!
Featuring Kate Beaton (Hark, A Vagrant), Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, Squirrel Girl), and Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals). Hosted by Christopher Butcher.

Signing Schedule

The following signings will take place at The Beguiling’s main booth, 219, in the marketplace.

Friday November 14th (Show hours, 10am-8pm)
11am-5pm: Dakota McFadzean (Other Stories…) and Joe Ollmann (Happy Stories About Well-Adjusted People)
5pm-6pm: Kate Beaton (Hark, A Vagrant) and Michael DeForge (LOSE)

Saturday November 15 (Show hours, 10am-8pm)
11am-2pm: Noel Tuazon (Family Ties), J. Torres (Bigfoot Boy)
2pm-5pm: Chris Leung & Sondang Sianipar (The Mis-Adventures of Mal & Lot), J. Torres (The Adventures of Bigfoot Boy)

Sunday November 16 (Show hours, 10am-6pm)
11am-3pm: Jason Loo (Pitiful Human Lizard), Eric Kim (Nitro Battlers)
3pm-5pm: Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics).

We’ll see you next weekend at INSPIRE! The Toronto International Book Festival!

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Event: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, with Jill Lepore! Dec 11

“The Secret History of Wonder Woman is as racy, as improbable, as awesomely righteous, and as filled with curious devices as an episode of the comic book itself. In the nexus of feminism and popular culture, Jill Lepore has found a revelatory chapter of American history. I will never look at Wonder Woman’s bracelets the same way again.”
- Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Toronto Book Talk with author Jill Lepore
Interviewed by The Globe & Mail’s Nathalie Atkinson

Thursday, December 11th, 2014, @ 7PM
@ The Merril Collection, 239 College Street (Inside the Lillian H. Smith Library)
Free to attend

Sponsored by The Friends of The  Merril Collection, The Beguiling, and Random House Canada

The Beguiling, The Friends of the Merril Collection, and Random House Canada, are proud to present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman in Toronto! Lepore will speak on the book, and be interviewed by The Globe & Mail’s Nathalie Atkinson, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, December 11 in the Merril Collection reading room, on the 3rd floor of the Lillian Smith branch at 7PM.

For those not in the know, Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman is shaping up to be one of the fall’s biggest non-fiction releases, a scintillating and expertly-researched look behind the scenes of the creation of one of North America’s most important modern mythologies! Brilliantly excerpted in The New Yorker, the book is already a must-read for fans of the character as superhero, as feminist icon, and as a gateway to the social mores of the early 20th century. This is sure to be an amazing and entertaining talk!

The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore, is currently available for purchase in-store at The Beguiling.

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