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SAVE THE DATE: Wayward #1 Launch Party! With Jim Zub & Friends – August 27

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WAYWARD #1 – Launch Party
Featuring author Jim Zub, and cover artists Kalman Androsofzky, Alina Urusov, Adam Warren, & Chip Zdarsky
Wednesday, August 27th, 6pm-8pm (Presentation at 7pm)
@Guu Sakabar, 559 Bloor Street W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6
Free to attend (but you are encourage to buy a drink or some food)
Bring Cash to buy stuff, rather than cards, please!

Presented by The Beguiling

WAYWARD is the new series from Image Comics, Toronto’s-own Jim Zub, and Yokohama-based artist Steven Cummings! Set in Tokyo, Japan, the series focuses on a young woman new to Tokyo, trying to reconnect with her mother and, you know, fighting traditional Japanese monsters and demons and stuff.

The Beguiling is throwing a big ‘ole party to celebrate, at Toronto’s GUU (our favourite Japanese pub–or Izakaya), and we’d love for you to come out! Copies of the book will be available for sale (including a bunch of variants), and the artists will be on hand too!

Look for even more info soon!

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SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY AUGUST 25TH – KAZU KIBUISHI IN-STORE FOR AMULET V6

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Kazu Kibuishi in-store event for Amulet v6 Launch
At Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, around the corner from The Beguiling
5pm-ish
Free to attend.

The long-awaited Amulet v6 is coming… Kazu Kibuishi will be in store to sign copies and celebrate! Don’t miss out.

- Chris @ The Beguiling

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JULY 15: THROUGH THE WOODS Book Launch & Discussion with Emily Carroll!

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THROUGH THE WOODS Book Launch Event
Featuring author Emily Carroll. Hosted by Sam Maggs.
Tuesday, July 15th, 7pm-9pm
@ The Lillian H. Smith Library Auditorium,  239 College St, Toronto
FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/721116617949145/

through-the-woods--1000pxThe Beguiling & Simon & Schuster Canada will welcome Emily Carroll to Toronto on Tuesday, July 15th, to celebrate the release of her new comics collection Through The Woods.

In this special event, Emily Carroll will present from Through The Woods to the assembled audience. A spirited interview with journalist and writer Sam Maggs (The Mary Sue, The National Post) will follow. The event will take place at The Lillian H. Smith Library, home of The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, in their large auditorium. Through The Woods will be released for sale on Tuesday, July 15th, and be available for purchase at the event.

ABOUT THROUGH THE WOODS & EMILY CARROLL

Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time.

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut. 

More info on Emily Carroll and her work can be found at http://www.emcarroll.com/

ABOUT SAM MAGGS

Voted “Awesome Geek Feminist of 2013,” Sam is (among other things) a writer and editor for geek girl culture website The Mary Sue, and a games journalist for the National Post. Sometimes you can catch her on MTV Canada, or on her two-lady Let’s Play YouTube channel, “the c_ntrollers.” Sam mostly loves Stargate, Victorian fiction, Pacific Rim, BioWare games, Carol Danvers, and Jeff Goldblum. 

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Save The Date: Michael Cho’s SHOPLIFTER Launch Sep 3

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SHOPLIFTER Book Launch and Event
Featuring author Michael Cho
Wednesday, September 3rd, 7PM
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street

Please join The Beguiling and Random House Canada for the official launch of Michael Cho’s SHOPLIFTER, a new graphic novel. Author Michael Cho will be in attendance at the event and read from the work.

Michael Cho’s Shoplifter, his first graphic novel, is a joy to behold—so beautiful it will make all other cartoonists weep with envy.”
—Seth, author of Palookaville

About SHOPLIFTER:

Corinna Park used to have big plans.  Studying English literature in college, she imagined writing a successful novel and leading the idealized life of an author. But she’s been working at the same advertising agency for the past five years and the only thing she’s written is … copy. Corinna knows there must be more to life, but and she faces the same question as does everyone in her generation: how to find it? Here is the brilliant debut graphic novel about a young woman’s search for happiness and self-fulfillment in the big city.

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Kaare Andrews @ The Beguiling, This Wednesday, May 28!

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The Beguiling Welcomes
KAARE ANDREWS IN-STORE
Wednesday, May 28, 6pm-7pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto
Free To Attend

Spider-Man_Reign_Vol_1_2_TextlessSpecial last-minute announcement! Renowned superhero artist and author Kaare Andrews will be making a last-minute stop at The Beguiling to sign books and meet fans on Wednesday, May 28th, from 6pm-7pm. Kaare Andrews is the artist of series including Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes and Xenogenesis, Spider-Man: Reign, and Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Year One among other series.

Kaare is in town to promote his new film “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero” which is screening across Canada on Thursday, May 29th, at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at cineplex.com/events, and the full press release is under the cut.

Sorry for the last-minute notice, but we hope to see you there!

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Event: TAAFI & TCAF Present Bill Plympton’s CHEATIN’! June 14

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CHEATIN’ (Film Screening)
Directed by Bill Plympton
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 @ 6:45pm
@ George Brown College Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, Queen’s Quay & Lower Sherbourne
Tickets at http://taafi.com/festival/events/?id=138

TCAF is proud to partner with TAAFI, The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, to present a screening of CHEATIN’, Directed by legendary animator Bill Plympton. The Screening will take place Saturday, June 14th, at 6:45pm. Tickets are available at http://taafi.com/festival/events/?id=138. TAAFI 2014 takes place June 13-16, on Toronto’s Waterfront at Corus Quay & George Brown – Waterfront Campus. For more information on TAAFI, visit http://taafi.com/.

ABOUT CHEATIN’

In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming “other” woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell out an untimely fate. With only the help of a disgraced magician and his forbidden “soul machine”, Ella takes the form of Jake’s numerous lovers, desperately fighting through the malfunction and deceit as they try to reclaim their destiny.

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July 15th: “Through The Woods” book launch with Emily Carroll

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THROUGH THE WOODS Book Launch Event
Featuring author Emily Carroll. Hosted by Sam Maggs.
Tuesday, July 15th, 7pm-9pm
@ The Lillian H. Smith Library Auditorium,  239 College St, Toronto
FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/721116617949145/

The Beguiling & Simon & Schuster Canada will welcome Emily Carroll to Toronto on Tuesday, July 15th, to celebrate the release of her new comics collection Through The Woods.

In this special event, Emily Carroll will present from Through The Woods to the assembled audience. A spirited interview with journalist and writer Sam Maggs (The Mary Sue, The National Post) will follow. The event will take place at The Lillian H. Smith Library, home of The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, in their large auditorium.

ABOUT THROUGH THE WOODS & EMILY CARROLL

Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time.

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut. 

More info on Emily Carroll and her work can be found at http://www.emcarroll.com/

ABOUT SAM MAGGS

Voted “Awesome Geek Feminist of 2013,” Sam is (among other things) a writer and editor for geek girl culture website The Mary Sue, and a games journalist for the National Post. Sometimes you can catch her on MTV Canada, or on her two-lady Let’s Play YouTube channel, “the c_ntrollers.” Sam mostly loves Stargate, Victorian fiction, Pacific Rim, BioWare games, Carol Danvers, and Jeff Goldblum. 

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EVENT: July 30th “Seconds” Book Launch w/ Bryan Lee O’Malley

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SECONDS Book Launch Event
Featuring author Bryan Lee O’Malley
Wednesday, July 30th, Doors 8:30, Event 9pm
@ The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Admission $10/door or FREE with Advance Purchase of SECONDS at The Beguiling
Pre-purchase of SECONDS begin Monday, June 23rd.

One and all! Please welcome Bryan Lee O’Malley, author of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, as he celebrates the release of his new graphic novel SECONDS in Toronto! O’Malley will be interviewed on stage at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema about SECONDS, the massive success of Scott Pilgrim, and the transition between the two.

Admission to this event will be ticketed. Tickets are $10 each at the door or FREE with the Advance Purchase of SECONDS.

SECONDS is officially on sale beginning July 15th. Pre-purchase your copy at The Beguiling, including a FREE event ticket, beginning June 23rd.

ABOUT SECONDS:

The highly anticipated new stand-alone, full-colour graphic novel from Bryan Lee O’Malley, author and artist of the hugely bestselling (and Toronto-set) Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series.
Seconds is a complex and novelistic stand-alone story about a young restaurant owner named Katie who, after being visited by a magical apparition, is given a second chance at love and to undo her wrongs. Fans new and old will love O’Malley’s bold and quirky style infused with his subtle, playful humour.
In Seconds, Bryan Lee O’Malley plays the angst of youth against the fabric of larger epics. In doing so, he enriches both. At long last, dear reader, one can dream of heroes and monsters and battles beyond this earth while contemplating the virtues of ‘having a thing’ in the grocery pantry. A great ride!”
—Guillermo del Toro“Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds is adorable, haunting, funny, and beautiful. A perfect recipe for a great graphic novel.”
—Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics

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EVENT: 100 Crushes Book Launch

(Hey Beguilingers! This isn’t ‘our’ event, but we strongly recommend it, the book 100 Crushes, and publisher Koyama Press, as being worth your time & money, go check it out!)

100 Crushes Book Launch in Conjunction with Generations of Queer Exhibit

Koyama Press is pleased to announce that on 15 June 2014 from 2 to 5PM Elisha Lim will be launching their debut graphic memoir 100 Crushes at Onsite [at] OCAD U in conjunction with their exhibition Generations of Queer.

Toronto-based artist Lim’s work celebrates the dignity and power of being neither straight, nor white, nor cis-gendered. In 2011 they also successfully advocated for Canadian gay media to adopt the gender neutral pronoun “they.” 100 Crushes compiles five years of queer comics by Lim, including excerpts from Sissy, The Illustrated Gentleman, Queer Child in the Eighties, and their cult series 100 Butches, as well as new work. It’s an absorbing documentary that travels through Toronto, Berlin, Singapore, and beyond in the form of interviews, memoirs, and gossip from an international queer vanguard.

Lim’s work is included in OCAD U’s Generations of Queer exhibition which presents vital and compelling narratives through the works of four Toronto-based artists. Influenced by age, background, current context and health, each of these artists has different stories to tell.

Join us for an afternoon of art, readings and community as we celebrate the launch of this groundbreaking book.

100 Crushes Book Launch in Conjunction with Generations of Queer Exhibit
15 June 2014 | 2-5PM | FREE
Onsite [at] OCAD U 230 Richmond St. W Toronto, ON
Visit the Onsite [at] OCAD U gallery site for more details: www.ocadu.ca/onsite

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Contest: The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji by Takashi Miike

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TJFF-2014_Poster_13x20_Web-665x1024The Beguiling and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival are proud to partner with The Toronto Japanese Film Festival, taking place June 12-27, 2014.

The Beguiling and TCAF will be partnering to present The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji, the new action/comedy by Director Takashi Miike. The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji is based on the (sadly untranslated) manga by Noburo Takasashi, and full to the brim withaction, bawdy comedy, and incredibly garish yakuza fashion. It looks like a hoot.

The Toronto Japanese Film Festival has provided 5 pairs of tickets each to The Beguiling & TCAF to attend the exclusive, one-night only, June 13th screening of The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji for us to give away! We are giving them to people signed up to our mailing list, so sign up in the upper-right-corner of this page! Details below!

WIN ONE OF 5 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO SEE: THE MOLE SONG: UNDERCOVER AGENT REIJI

To enter to win one of five pairs of tickets to see The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji on June 13th at 7:00pm, all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this site), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “ICHI” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, June 2nd, at 11:00am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “ICHI”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday, June 2nd, at 11:00am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.
  7. Sole screening on Friday, June 13th, at 7:00pm. Please don’t enter if you know you can’t attend, thanks! :)

Good luck!

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