Category Archives: Events

NOV 28: ERIC KOSTIUK WILLIAMS “OUR WRETCHED TOWN HALL” LAUNCH!

Get excited! On Wedensday, November 28, ERIC KOSTIUK WILLIAMS will be in-store as we hold a launch event for his new book from Retrofit, OUR WRETCHED TOWN HALL! Eric is one of our favourite local creators so we’re thrilled to be able to celebrate the release of his new book!

Everything will kick off at 7PM in our Gallery Space, where Eric will be exhibiting some new prints just for the launch! Eric will read from Our Wretched Town Hall followed by a conversation with Broken Pencil editor/Beguiling staffer Jonathan Valelly and a Q&A!

In short: it’s gonna be G R E A T.

NOV 16: LORENZ PETER “ON VINYL” & REBECCA ROSEN “FLEM” CONUNDRUM FALL LAUNCH EVENT!

November 16 we’re excited to have two great creators in store to celebrate their new books from CONUNDRUM PRESS!

Local creator LORENZ PETER will be here with his new comic ON VINYL!

REBECCA ROSEN will be joining us all the way from Brussels to launch her new book FLEM!

It’ll all kick off at 7PM in our gallery space with a presentation, Q&A and a chance to get your books signed by the authors!!

About On Vinyl:
On Vinyl is a love letter to vinyl and an exploration of the role nostalgia plays in the decisions we make. When Lenny opens a second-hand record store in Toronto, it’s the realization of a dream, and a welcome break from the chaos at home, where developers—and his landlord—are determined to push him out.
Unfortunately, Lenny’s store isn’t much more stable than his home life. Rent is sky-high, and sales are sporadic. Some days, he’s run off his feet while other days, smashing unwanted records is the only way to pass the time.
When he finds an old press release tucked away in the sleeve of a record, the discovery launches Lenny into his next quest: to track down the long-lost record collection of Hot Walter, an elusive and aging disco DJ, and maybe, just maybe, save the store.

About Lorenz Peter
Lorenz Peter was born in Montreal and grew up in Northern Alberta. In 1990, he left school to pursue cartooning and music. Lorenz has released five full length graphic novels since then: Chaos MissionDark Adaptation (winner of the Doug Wright award for Best Emerging Artist), Side EffectGrey Museum and his newest, On Vinyl. In 1997, Lorenz joined Corpusse, forming a power duo that would influence Toronto’s underground art rock/noise scene for nearly 15 years and record 3 albums together. Lorenz lives in Toronto where he continues to work independently on comics, illustrations, and musical acts Processor and Off World.

About FLEM:
Fictional biography of a disturbed performance artist
Julia Maarten’s a mess: she’s running out of inheritance money, failing out of art school, and haunted by the ghost of her depressed mother. And then there’s the compulsive nose-picking thing…
When Julia meets a group of radical feminist performance artists in a Brussels squat, she is convinced by their political perspective and enchanted by their counter-cultural lifestyle. But has she found her tribe… or lost her mind?
FLEM, by newcomer Rebecca Rosen, takes the reader on a colour-coded journey into the dark heart of the “other” Brussels by way of a damaged young woman’s inflamed nasal canal.
About Rebecca Rosen
Rebecca Rosen is an artist, originally from Montreal, who now makes her home in Brussels. She runs the silkscreening studio l’Appat.

NOV 1: WAVERING LINE 5 RELEASE PARTY!

Join us Thursday, November 1 to celebrate the release of WAVERING LINE 5! Not only will this be your first chance to get a copy of the new issue and meet the creators, but we’ll also be presenting an art show in our gallery with lots of work from the artists!

It all kicks off at 7PM! Come, buy a book, hang out, have a great time!

NOV 2: WAYWARD FINALE PARTY WITH WRITER/CO-CREATOR JIM ZUB!

Wedneday, October 31 sees the release of the final issue of the hit series WAYWARD from Image Comics! When the series began, we held the launch party at The Beguiling so now that it’s wrapping up it only made sense to team up with series co-creator/writer JIM ZUB to throw a big ol WAYWARD FINALE PARTY at the store on Friday, November 2nd!

Join us starting at 6PM for a chance to get your books signed, make mirth and mark the end of Wayward! We’ll also be stocked up on lots of copies of Jim’s other comics such as CHAMPIONS, AVENGERS, RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS and plenty more! Jim will also be bringing his own selection of back issues and variant covers just for this event, and to top it all of we’ll have a PRINT GIVEAWAY!

It’s no secret that we love Jim here at the store so we’re super excited we could welcome him back and send WAYWARD off with the party it deserves!
SEE YOU THERE!

 

Oct 22: LYNN JOHNSTON SIGNING AT THE BEGUILING!

Monday, October 22, The Beguiling is delighted to welcome Canadian comics legend LYNN JOHNSTON to the store to celebrate the recent release of For Better of For Worse: The Complete Library Volume 2 from IDW! Not only was Lynn the first woman *and* first Canadian to receive the prestigious Reuben Award, her influence remains strong in comics to this day, with Raina Telgemeier citing For Better or For Worse as “…the biggest impact on me as far as being a comic artist, writer and storyteller.”

This event will start at 7PM! Come by, meet Lynn Johnston and leave with your very own signed copies of the recently-released hardcover  of For Better or For Worse!

We’ll see you there!!!

 

Oct 27: JOHN MARTZ & BRITT WILSON “EVIE & THE TRUTH ABOUT WITCHES” & “GHOST QUEEN” LAUNCH at LITTLE ISLAND COMICS!

On Saturday, October 27th The Beguiling, Little Island Comics & Koyama Press are beyond pleased to welcome JOHN MARTZ and BRITT WILSON to the store for a fun-for-all-ages celebration of the release of their new books  EVIE AND THE TRUTH ABOUT WITCHES and GHOST QUEEN!

Come on  out Saturday, October 27th at the kid-friendly time of 12-2PM for a fun Halloweentime activity for all! Meet the creators, get your books signed, and lots more fun stuff to come! (I mean, it’s Halloween time, right? What’s Halloween without some CANDY?)

About EVIE AND THE TRUTH ABOUT WITCHES:

“We’ve all read about witches, those pointy hat wearin’, broom ridin’, spell castin’, superlative olfactory organ sportin’, child nappin’ creepies. But Evie wants to be scared, and Evie has found out the truth about witches, and she didn’t find it in a book.”

About GHOST QUEEN:

“Luey, Miri and Phil don’t need a babysitter, but they might need an exorcist. With dad out of town and mom hosting an emergency yoga retreat everything was junk food and scary movies until the ghosts popped up. Now it’s up to the kids to banish the banshees. Britt Wilson presents another rollicking romp in this fun-filled phantasmagorical fantasy.”

See you there!!

Oct 27: JOHN MARTZ & BRITT WILSON “EVIE & THE TRUTH ABOUT WITCHES” & “GHOST QUEEN” LAUNCH at LITTLE ISLAND COMICS!

On Saturday, October 27th The Beguiling, Little Island Comics & Koyama Press are beyond pleased to welcome JOHN MARTZ and BRITT WILSON to the store for a fun-for-all-ages celebration of the release of their new books  EVIE AND THE TRUTH ABOUT WITCHES and GHOST QUEEN!

Come on  out Saturday, October 27th at the kid-friendly time of 12-2PM for a fun Halloweentime activity for all! Meet the creators, get your books signed, and lots more fun stuff to come! (I mean, it’s Halloween time, right? What’s Halloween without some CANDY?)

About EVIE AND THE TRUTH ABOUT WITCHES:

“We’ve all read about witches, those pointy hat wearin’, broom ridin’, spell castin’, superlative olfactory organ sportin’, child nappin’ creepies. But Evie wants to be scared, and Evie has found out the truth about witches, and she didn’t find it in a book.”

About GHOST QUEEN:

“Luey, Miri and Phil don’t need a babysitter, but they might need an exorcist. With dad out of town and mom hosting an emergency yoga retreat everything was junk food and scary movies until the ghosts popped up. Now it’s up to the kids to banish the banshees. Britt Wilson presents another rollicking romp in this fun-filled phantasmagorical fantasy.”

See you there!!

Oct 20: Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings Launch at LITTLE ISLAND COMICS!

Little Island Comics and Owlkids invite you to celebrate the launch of the hilarious new picture book, Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings, from author Naseem Hrab and illustrator Josh Holinaty!

Morning fun includes:
A reading!
Activities for kids!
Books for sale! And Naseem and Josh will be signing copieS!!!

ALSO??? THERE WILL DEFINITELY BE COOKIES.

About the Book:
Ira and Malcolm are best friends: they always make each other laugh, always eat lunch together, and always play together. But one day, a disagreement about whether to play tag or hide-and-seek sees the suddenly über-popular Malcolm run off with a crowd of tag-loving kids—and Ira all alone.

Ira’s tummy hurts, his chin is wibbling, and his eyes are leaking. What’s happening?! Any efforts to cheer him up fall flat. When Malcolm finally returns and asks what’s wrong, Ira tells him: “I had all these feelings…and I didn’t have you.”

The second Ira Crumb book marks the return of an endearing character full of personality, humor, and heart. With lots of laughs and comics-style storytelling, it’s a funny, touching look at how feelings can be confusing, and how processing emotions can take time—and a bit of help from a pretty good friend.

Oct 18: grow: THE ART OF KOYAMORI LAUNCH EVENT!

Thursday, October 18 we’re excited to welcome Koyamori to the store to celebrate the launch of their first collection, grow: The Art of Koyamori!

This event will be a bit of a different setup– Koyamori will be in-store starting at 3PM doing a live-drawing event in our gallery space! We’ll be projecting the artwork onto a screen so you can hang out and watch to your heart’s content before grabbing your very own signed copy of grow!

SEE YOU THEN! This is going to be amazing!

“This is the first art collection by the young Canadian artist/illustrator Koyamori (also known as Maruti_Bitamin). Over the past five years, she has gained attention through regularly sharing her fascinating illustrations on her Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter accounts. This work has been collected in grow and accompanied by a selection of specially created new illustrations.

Using mostly watercolor ink, Koyamori’s highly imaginative but intimate illustrations incorporate colorful natural elements such as plants, creatures, water and stars, and also feature super-cute manga-inspired characters. A reversible dust jacket includes the cover from the Japanese edition on the reverse side. Both covers are new illustrations exclusively drawn for this long-awaited book.”

OCT 11: MICHAEL DEFORGE “BRAT” & PATRICK KYLE “ROAMING FOLIAGE” EVENT!

If you shop at our store you know that this one is kind of a no-brainer for us to be hosting: two of our favourite people in comics releasing their new books from more of our favourite people in comics, and they all happen to be the best in the biz too! How’s that for luck?

Thursday, October 11th  we’re thrilled to have MICHAEL DEFORGE & PATRICK KYLE here to help launch their new books from KOYAMA PRESS, BRAT and ROAMING FOLIAGE! Patrick & Michael will be here! We’ll be here! Koyama will be here! A screen will be pulled down, and images will be projected upon it! It’ll be glorious!

Things will kick off at 7PM! We’ll see you there!