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WEDNESDAY: Life, Death, and Sorcery #1 Comic Signing

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LIFE, DEATH, AND SORCERY #1
Book Launch & Signing with Danny Zabbal
Wednesday, May 29th, 5pm-8pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge St.
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Join us at Page & Panel for the launch of the first issue of LIFE, DEATH AND SORCERY, the latest monthly release from Canadian publisher Chapterhouse Comics (also known for Captain Canuck and The Human-Lizard). Series creator Danny Zabbal will be here for a special signing until 8pm. Stop by, say hello, grab a copy, and enjoy!

About LIFE, DEATH AND SORCERY: Follow the story of Amelia, Coco and Winnie, three sisters that run away from home and embark on an amazing adventure. Drama, humor, and magic await in what Bleeding Cool calls “legitimately one of the best books of the year!”

 

 

DC Rebirth #1 Midnight Launch This Tuesday at 11:45pm

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DC Rebirth #1 Midnight Launch
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street

@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street
Free

Hey there! The DC Universe is REBIRTHING and you’re invited! We’re not gonna spoil it for you, but it sounds like the EIGHTY PAGE REBIRTH #1 is absolutely insane, and it’s only $3 for the first week (Canadian Cover Price thereafter), so if you are or were a DC fan you’re probably gonna want to check this out.

But wait! We’ll be having a 25% off sale on all in-print DC Comics and Graphic Novels, and a 52% off sale on DC Comics in the Back Issue Bins at The Beguiling (52%, get it?) (Does Not Include “Wall Books”).

And honestly, with the internet the way it is, if you don’t come pick up DC Rebirth #1 when it goes on sale at our store(s) at midnight someone will probably spoil it for you. Heck, 50/50 someone already has. Hurry to the shop this Tuesday night!

– @ PAGE & PANEL and THE BEGUILING
– DOORS at 11:45PM TUESDAY
– 25% OFF IN-PRINT DC COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
– 52% OFF DC BACK-ISSUES AT THE BEGUILING

DC Rebirth #1 Midnight Launch This Tuesday at 11:45pm

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DC Rebirth #1 Midnight Launch
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street

@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street
Free

Hey there! The DC Universe is REBIRTHING and you’re invited! We’re not gonna spoil it for you, but it sounds like the EIGHTY PAGE REBIRTH #1 is absolutely insane, and it’s only $3 for the first week (Canadian Cover Price thereafter), so if you are or were a DC fan you’re probably gonna want to check this out.

But wait! We’ll be having a 25% off sale on all in-print DC Comics and Graphic Novels, and a 52% off sale on DC Comics in the Back Issue Bins at The Beguiling (52%, get it?) (Does Not Include “Wall Books”).

And honestly, with the internet the way it is, if you don’t come pick up DC Rebirth #1 when it goes on sale at our store(s) at midnight someone will probably spoil it for you. Heck, 50/50 someone already has. Hurry to the shop this Tuesday night!

– @ PAGE & PANEL and THE BEGUILING
– DOORS at 11:45PM TUESDAY
– 25% OFF IN-PRINT DC COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
– 52% OFF DC BACK-ISSUES AT THE BEGUILING

The Beguiling Proudly Supports The Toronto Japanese Film Festival, June 9-23

The Toronto Japanese Film Festival
June 9th-23rd, 2016
@ The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court
PARASYTE Screening June 18th, 7pm
More info at: http://jccc.on.ca/tjff/

Now in its fifth year, the Toronto Japanese Film Festival showcases the finest Japanese films that have been recognized for excellence by Japanese audiences and critics, international film festival audiences and the Japanese Film Academy. Held annually at The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, the Festival will screen two dozen films this June.

The Beguiling will be presenting the screening of PARASYTE, based on the manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki and currently published by Kodansha Comics. That screening takes place on Saturday, June 18th, 2016, at 7pm @ The Japanese Canadian Cultural Center.

But wait there’s more! We’ll be organizing a free ticket give-away the first week of June EXCLUSIVE to our mailing list, so sign up today in the upper right corner of this site!

Even more! The Beguiling will also be coming on board to present the second Parasyte movie on July 21st! Stay tuned for details!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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Page & Panel: Comic Shop Ladies Night June 18th

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Comic Shop Ladies Night
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street. 7pm-11pm

Comic Shop Ladies Night is a quarterly social, community building and networking event, and their June event will take place at Page & Panel!

We invite all female-identifying comic book fans to come out and share you love of comics, games, shows, books, movies & pop culture! We look forward to seeing old faces and new ones, catching up on projects and pursuits, and relaxing together with awesome nerdy women!

Page & Panel is located on the first floor of the Toronto Reference Library. Enter off of Yonge Street, just north of the main library entrance.

Note from The Beguiling: Hey folks! We’ve been asked a bunch about hosting a Ladies Night event at The Beguiling, following on some of the great events that have been happening at comic shops around North America. Well our pals over at Page & Panel are working with the Ladies Night Social Group to host just such an event! We hope that some of the many folks who’ve been hoping for such an event with us will swing by P&P, which is an absolutely great space for an event like this thanks to it being accessible, with access to washrooms and centrally located at Yonge & Bloor.

TCAF IS THIS WEEKEND!!!

Hey, have you heard?

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TCAF Poster by Kate Beaton

TCAF 2016 is happening this weekend! The main exhibition is on Saturday May 14th and Sunday May 15th, but we have events starting as early as tomorrow night!

We have over 400 cartoonists coming from more than 20 countries around the world. There are nearly 200 events, programs, panels, workshops, talks, film screenings, and gallery shows.

AND IT’S ALL FOR FREE!

The BEST way to stay on top of it all is to download the Guidebook App to your smartphone or tablet, (or check out the web view) and build your perfect TCAF weekend.

Thanks to TCAF sponsor Seneca College for supporting our programming, allowing us to make things like multi-track scheduling a reality for everybody. It makes planning out your TCAF so much easier.

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SATURDAY MAY 7TH! CREATOR SIGNING, SALE, AND MORE!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
The Beguiling, 601 Markham St., 12pm-6pm
Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst St., 12pm-6pm
Page & Panel, 789 Yonge St., 9am-5pm
w/ Special Creator Signing @ P&P

Come one, come all to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016! All three stores are going to be participating in the event this year and each will be offering a different selection of the available comics! In addition, all three stores will be offering  a sale of 10% off all in-print comics and graphic novels all day Saturday! 

At The Beguiling and Little Island Comics, the event will start at 12pm. The Beguiling will be set-up out in front of the store, and they’ll mostly be offering comics for grown-ups and bestsellers at the shop. Little Island will be set up inside the store, and will be offering all-ages friendly books. The rain-out location for the event is inside Litttle Island for all titles. There will be a limit on the number of titles at each store, TBD on the day of the event!

At Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, the event will start at the store’s open at 9am! They’ll They’ll have a broad selection of titles based on TCAF exhibitors and creator owned books. IN ADDITION, Page & Panel will welcome Dylan Burnett, artist of the new Boom Studios book WEAVERS #1 for an in-store signing from 9am until at least noon! Come meet Dylan, buy a copy of WEAVERS #1, get it signed, get a sketch!

Here’s a list of books that may be available at each store:

loveandrocketsAt The Beguiling: Archie #1, BOOM Studios Summer Blast, Dark Horse Serenity Hellboy Aliens, Suicide Squad #1, Camp Midnight, ROM: Space Knight, Avengers/Civil War II, Valiant 4001AD Special, MOONCOP!, Lady Mechanika, We Can Never Go Home / Young Terrorists, CBLDF: Defend Comics!, Bruce Lee Dragon Rises, Love & Rockets, Grant Morrison’s Avatarex: Destroyer of Darkness, Attack On Titan, Captain America, The Tick, 2000AD Special, MARCH, Street Fighter V Special, Z2 Comics Lab, and ONE PUNCH MAN!!!. Plus comics from previous editions of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Limit 5 Books Per Person. 

dreamjumperAt Little Island: Archie, Bongo Comics (Simpsons!), Boom Studios Summer Blast, Bob’s Burgers, Camp Midnight, ROM, Perfect Square Pokemon, Sonic The Hedgehog, CBLDF: Defend Comics! Legend of Korra/How To Train Your Fragon, DC Superhero Girls, SCIENCE COMICS! (First Second), Dream Jumper (Graphix), Strawberry Shortcake, Captain America, Hilda & The Stone Forest, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, Sanjay & Craig / Harvey Beaks, MARCH, Spongebob Squarepants, One Punch Man / My Hero Academia, Z2 Comics Lab, Plus comics from previous editions of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Limit 5 Books Per Person. 

sciencecomicsAt Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop: Archie, Bongo Comics, Boom Studios Summer Blast, Serenity/Hellboy/Aliens, DC Comics Gold, Bob’s Burgers, Camp Midnight, ROM Space Knight, Avengers, Doctor Who, Valiant 4001 AD, VIZ Perfect Square Pokemon, Sonic The Hedgehog, Lady Mechanika, We Can Never Go Home / Young Terrorists, CBLDF: Defend Comics, Legend of Korra/How To Train Your Dragon, DC Super Hero Girls, MOONCOP!, Grumpy Cat, Love & Rockets, Science Comics, Grant Morrison’s Avatarex, Graphix: Dream Jumper, Attack on Titan Anthology, Captain America, The Tick, Hilda & The Stone Forest, Junior Braves of the Apocalupse, MARCH, Street Fighter V Special, Spongebob, VIZ One Punch Man, Z2 Comics Lab. Plus comics from previous editions of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Limit 5 Books Per Person. 

Alright! So we’ll see you this Saturday, May 7th, at Page & Panel, The Beguiling, and Little Island Comics for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

ABOUT WEAVERS #1

WEAVERS #1
(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Dylan Burnett

What’s to Love: From The Godfather to The Sopranos, organized crime stories have always fascinated us. Weavers is a macabre story with a twist on the familiar drama of dons, capos, and made men, mixing in supernatural elements that only writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Cry Havoc) can think up. It’s perfect for fans of Day Men or Scalped!

What It Is: Sid, a young man with nothing going for himself, becomes an unlikely new addition to The Weavers, a brutal, East Coast crime family whose members are bound to loyalty thanks to the supernatural spider inside each one of them, granting them powerful—and often grotesque—abilities. Once he realizes what he’s capable of, Sid sets out to pursue his own secret agenda, counter to the group’s objectives. But he doesn’t have much time—the longer the spider is inside him, the more loyal he becomes to The Weavers…
32pgs, FC (1 of 6) US$3.99

Event: SPIRITED AWAY Screening! Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

Spirited Away Film Screening
Thursday, May 5th, 2016, @ 7PM
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Rocesvalles Ave, Toronto
Tickets on sale now.

The Beguiling is proud to continue sponsoring The Revue Cinema’s monthly anime screenings, with a special screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY! An absolutely incredible film, packed with rich details that deserves to be seen on the big screen. Page & Panel will be on hand at the screening selling anime-related goodies, and there’ll be prizes too!  See you there!

SPIRITED AWAY
Japan, 2001, 125min. Eng. dub
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters — shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so — and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, SPIRITED AWAY cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.

Digital print (2K) courtesy GKids Inc.

 

SAVE THE DATE: Kramers Ergot 9 In-Store Signing

Kramers Ergot 9 In-Store Signing
With Editor Sammy Harkham & Friends
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
(Final location TBD)

Good news everyone! Our good friend Sammy Harkham is bringing the tour for the release of the brand new KRAMERS ERGOT 9 to Toronto on Tuesday, June 14th! We’ve been fortunate to work on a number of great Kramers events with Sammy over the years, including volume 4, volume 6, and volume 7, not to mention lots of great visits to Toronto for TCAF.

For this tour-stop, the final list of participating cartoonists is still coming together but is currently scheduled to include Andy Burkholder, Michael DeForge, Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, Patrick Kyle, and John Pham. We think more cartoonists will be joining too, keep your eyes peeled for updates.

The utterly gorgeous Kramers Ergot 9 is now available at The Beguiling, and it is so much nicer than any sort of digital photo can capture, come see it in person a.s.a.p.

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EVENT: JOYRIDE #1 LAUNCH WITH CREATORS MARCUS TO, IRMA KNIIVILA, NIMIT MALAVIA

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JOYRIDE #1 LAUNCH AND SIGNING
with Marcus To, Irma Kniivila, and Nimit Malavia
Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 5pm-7pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend

Come one, come all, to the launch of the new mini-series JOYRIDE, illustrated by Toronto’s own Marcus To! Previous of the hacktivist minis, and soon to be regular pencil artist on Nightwing for DC Rebirth, JOYRIDE is a far-future sci-fi series about a group of rebellious young people that bring try to bring down an oppressive government, and all involved getting more than they bargained for!

Marcus To will be signing at Page & Panel on April 21st, the day after the book’s release, and he’ll be joined by Toronto artist and Joyride series colourist Irma Kniivila, AND the first issue’s variant cover artist Nimit Malavia (that’s their cover up-top). It’s gonna be a great signing and a lot of fun, and we hope you’ll come by and check it out!

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ABOUT JOYRIDE #1:

In the future, Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the dumb World Government Alliance watching over them, training children to join the militarized Allied Youth and eliminating all resistance with a giant ray gun. Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first and leaps before she looks, and when she gets a strange message from outside the barricades of SafeSky, she jacks a spaceship and punches through the stratosphere with an unlikely crew of teens who are totally not ready for what they’re about to find.