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EVENT: Richard McGuire, author of HERE, in Toronto @ U of T

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We’re quite happy to announce that Richard McGuire, graphic novelist and creator of one of 2014’s greatest books, “HERE”, will be in Toronto on Thursday, February 12th, as part of the Daniels Fora, in a program called @home: Architecture Inside Out, in an event by The University of Toronto and Random House Canada.

Tickets to the event are free, and must be acquired via Eventbrite in order to attend. You can get’em here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/home-architecture-inside-out-tickets-15403644716

Daniels Fora – @home: Architecture Inside Out
Thursday, February 12, 2015 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West

Free (Tickets Required)

On Thursday, February 12th graphic novelist Richard McGuire, author of the acclaimed book HERE will join Danielle Aubert, co-creator of the book: Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Lafayette, Detroit, to discuss the architecture of domesticity, depictions of the home, and how they frame our understanding of the changing ways that our private and public lives play out in the space of the city. Part of the Daniels Fora series, the event — @home: Architecture Inside Out — will explore how the architecture and urbanism that we inhabit is not just the setting for but the narrative subject of human life.

Richard Sommer, Dean and Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, and Associate Professor Robert Levit, director of the Daniels Faculty’s Master of Architecture program will moderate.

While conceptions of domestic life and our everyday experiences have been an established focus of modern literature, modern architecture and urbanism have, with few exceptions, remained steadfastly committed to an abstract and conceptual aesthetic. Nevertheless, the sometimes-idiosyncratic way that we occupy our homes and other domesticated spaces can not only inform representations of the built environment, but also influence the way in which we design buildings and cities.

Architects are just beginning to imagine buildings and cities by populating them with people, ephemera, and stories that were deliberately absent a generation ago. Drawing directly on modes of visual description associated with photography, comics, graphic novels, film, painting and historical modes of architecture, the most pioneering work in this area can be found at the boundaries of conventional architectural drawings, narrative description, storytelling, and an expanding repertoire of other media (including digital models, computational language, net-based sound and image archives).

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EVENT: Richard McGuire, author of HERE, in Toronto FEB 12

herecover

We’re quite happy to announce that Richard McGuire, graphic novelist and creator of one of 2014’s greatest books, “HERE”, will be in Toronto on Thursday, February 12th, as part of the Daniels Fora, in a program called @home: Architecture Inside Out, in an event by The University of Toronto and Random House Canada.

Tickets to the event are free, and must be acquired via Eventbrite in order to attend. You can get’em here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/home-architecture-inside-out-tickets-15403644716

Daniels Fora – @home: Architecture Inside Out
Thursday, February 12, 2015 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West

Free (Tickets Required)

On Thursday, February 12th graphic novelist Richard McGuire, author of the acclaimed book HERE will join Danielle Aubert, co-creator of the book: Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Lafayette, Detroit, to discuss the architecture of domesticity, depictions of the home, and how they frame our understanding of the changing ways that our private and public lives play out in the space of the city. Part of the Daniels Fora series, the event — @home: Architecture Inside Out — will explore how the architecture and urbanism that we inhabit is not just the setting for but the narrative subject of human life.

Richard Sommer, Dean and Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, and Associate Professor Robert Levit, director of the Daniels Faculty’s Master of Architecture program will moderate.

While conceptions of domestic life and our everyday experiences have been an established focus of modern literature, modern architecture and urbanism have, with few exceptions, remained steadfastly committed to an abstract and conceptual aesthetic. Nevertheless, the sometimes-idiosyncratic way that we occupy our homes and other domesticated spaces can not only inform representations of the built environment, but also influence the way in which we design buildings and cities.

Architects are just beginning to imagine buildings and cities by populating them with people, ephemera, and stories that were deliberately absent a generation ago. Drawing directly on modes of visual description associated with photography, comics, graphic novels, film, painting and historical modes of architecture, the most pioneering work in this area can be found at the boundaries of conventional architectural drawings, narrative description, storytelling, and an expanding repertoire of other media (including digital models, computational language, net-based sound and image archives).

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JAN 10: LUMBERJANES WRITER GRACE ELLIS SIGNING!

The Beguiling & Little Island Comics proudly present

A signing with LUMBERJANES writer Grace Ellis!
Saturday, January 10th, 2015, 2pm-4pm
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
Free to attend

The Beguiling and Little Island Comics cordially invite you to meet Grace Ellis, writer and co-creator of The Lumberjanes, one of our bestselling titles and one of the greatest new series of 2014! Ellis will be on hand to sign copies of The Lumberjanes at Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst, on Saturday, January 10th, at 2pm. Copies of The Lumberjanes are currently available for sale at Little Island Comics.

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What’s The Lumberjanes all about?

Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp…defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake.

We sincerely love this series, and we’re thrilled to welcome Grace Ellis to Toronto! Hooray!

– Chris

JAN 10: LUMBERJANES WRITER GRACE ELLIS IN-STORE!

The Beguiling & Little Island Comics proudly present

A signing with LUMBERJANES writer Grace Ellis!
Saturday, January 10th, 2015, 2pm-4pm
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
Free to attend

The Beguiling and Little Island Comics cordially invite you to meet Grace Ellis, writer and co-creator of The Lumberjanes, one of our bestselling titles and one of the greatest new series of 2014! Ellis will be on hand to sign copies of The Lumberjanes at Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst, on Saturday, January 10th, at 2pm. Copies of The Lumberjanes are currently available for sale at Little Island Comics.

lumberjanes_a

What’s The Lumberjanes all about?

Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp…defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake.

We sincerely love this series, and we’re thrilled to welcome Grace Ellis to Toronto! Hooray!

– Chris

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
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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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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tipsPREVIEW2-2-1726f

tipsPREVIEW2-3-4c944

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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