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MAY 30TH: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 SIGNING WITH STUART & KATHRYN IMMONEN!

The Beguiling is thrilled to announce a spectacular, sensational, frankly amazing signing as we welcome powerhouse comics couple STUART & KATHRYN IMMONEN to the store on Wednesday, May 30! Their first public appearance/signing in three years is to celebrate the release of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 from Marvel Comics!
Stuart & Kathryn’s credits almost don’t need to be listed—besides THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Stuart has been the artist on such books as STAR WARS, NEXTWAVE, EMPRESS, and FEAR ITSELF; Kathryn has been the writer on such great titles as RUNAWAYS, SIF: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, AGENT CARTER and PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT. If that weren’t enough, together the Immonens have also created the books RUSSIAN OLIVE TO RED KING, MOVING PICTURES and NEVER AS BAD AS YOU THINK. Their work crosses genres and styles and demonstrates that regardless of the format, they are masterful creators in any form of comics.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 is not only a milestone comics event but also marks the end of Stuart’s run on the title, so it’s the perfect occasion to welcome the Immonens at our new location. For this event The Beguiling will also be donating $5 from the sale of each copy of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 to the Immonens’ chosen charity, Trails Youth Initiative (http://www.trails.ca/programme)! Now THAT is Amazing!
This comic has a cover price of $9.99 US, or roughly $13 CDN, but pre-ordered copies will be sold at $10 CDN. On the day-of, copies of the regular ASM #800 cover will be priced at CAD$12.
Due to the fact that the current run of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN has been selling out on day of release, and the sheer number of special variant covers for this issue, we will be taking pre-orders to help make sure you get the covers you want. While we will be taking pre-orders right up to the event, if you are looking for one of the variant covers please visit our website/see below for details on how to order.
Additional issues of  Amazing Spider-Man will be available the day of release, but cannot be pre-ordered.
Stuart and Kathryn will both be on hand to sign copies of their work, with in-store purchase. Head sketches will be available with the day-of purchase of TPB and HC books as well as on sketch covers of Amazing Spider-Man #800.
 Please note: Stuart will not be doing convention or commission-level sketches, NO EXCEPTIONS.
The signing begins at 5PM. Don’t miss out on your chance to get a signed copy of the hottest issue of the year and support a good cause while you do it!
For all general inquiries, please message mail@beguiling.ca
 Please send all orders to asm800beguiling@gmail.com
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ABOUT PREORDERS
 Pre-orders are now CLOSED– below are the prices on books available day-of!

Regular Covers

MAR180826 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 LEG  $        12.00
FEB188851 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 BAGLEY VAR LEG  $        13.00
MAR188119 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 CASSADAY VAR LEG  $        13.00
FEB188968 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 DODSON VAR LEG  $        13.00
MAR188047 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 FRENZ VAR  $        13.00
FEB188806 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 JR SR VAR LEG  $        13.00
MAR188172 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 LAND VAR LEG  $        13.00
FEB188852 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 MOEBIUS VAR LEG  $        13.00
MAR180828 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 RAMOS CONNECTING VAR  $        13.00
MAR188258 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 CHO VAR LEG  $        13.00
MAR188257  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 BRADSHAW VAR LEG  $        13.00
MAR180831 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 BLANK VAR  $        15.00
MAR180827 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 DELLOTTO VAR  $        P.I 1 in 25
MAR188212 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 MOEBIUS VIRGIN VAR LEG  $     SOLD             OUT 1 in 100
JAN188792 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 DELLOTTO VIRGIN VAR LEG  $     P.I 1 in 200
JAN188791 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 ALEX ROSS VIRGIN VAR LEG  $     SOLD              OUT 1 in 500
MAR180829 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 REMASTERED VAR  $     P.I 1 in 500
MAR180830 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 REMASTERED B&W VAR  $  P.I 1 in 1000

MAY 10: KOYAMA PRESS DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH W FIONA SMYTH & MICHAEL COMEAU

Thursday, May 10th at The Beguiling, starting at 7PM,  we will be launching TWO new books from KOYAMA PRESS, Fiona Smyth’s SOMNAMBULANCE and Michael Comeau’s WINTER’S COSMOS!

About SOMNAMBULANCE:

Collecting a career in comics from 1983-2017 by a joyous, feminist contemporary of Julie Doucet, Seth and Chester Brown.  

A comics collection by Canadian cartoonist, painter, and illustrator Fiona Smyth. Over thirty years of comics that feature Fiona’s world of sexy ladies, precocious girls, and vindictive goddesses is revealed in all its feminist glory. This is recommended reading for sleepwalkers on a female planet.

FIONA SMYTH is a Toronto based painter, educator, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her feminist artwork has exhibited internationally. Fiona collaborated with writer and sex educator Cory Silverberg on the kids’ series What Makes A Baby in 2013, and Sex Is A Funny Word in 2015, published by Seven Stories Press.”

About WINTER’S COSMOS:

“Collage and comics combine in this fotonovela about the psychology of space travel and the limits of exploration.

In the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Silent Running, this genre-bending photo and comics hybrid presents the final years of a mission to seed a planet in a distant constellation and the failings of both human and artificial psyches in the face of the vastness of space.

MICHAEL COMEAU works on the wall, the print sheet and the page. Creating window displays and paste-up murals utilizing generations of street posters he created for parties, gigs, etc. His comic trilogy Hellberta won the Doug Wright award for experimental comics in 2012.”

More event details TBA, but as this event is the appetizer to TCAF’s 12-course meal we’re looking to make it kind of a BIG DEAL. We hope to see you there!

Page & Panel: Aaron Blabey “THE BAD GUYS” EVENT at Toronto Reference Library

On April 22nd at 2PM, Meet Aaron Blabey, Australian author of the bestselling “The Bad Guys” series! Buckle up for the biggest, baddest, most fun-filled event ever – with book signings, giveaways, and a one-of-a-kind experience that lets kids create a custom story with the author!

For children aged 6 – 12 with their parents/caregivers. Tickets are free and available now AT THIS LINK!

Presented in partnership with Scholastic and Toronto Public Library!

April 26th: Aaron Costain ENTROPY book launch & art show with special guest Zach Worton!

On Thursday, April 26th The Beguiling is pleased to welcome local artist AARON COSTAIN to launch his debut graphic novel from Secret Acres, ENTROPY!
“Aaron Costain’s Entropy follows a golem with a surprisingly modern sensibility, and an even more modern sense of style, as he backtracks through millennia to understand his own creation. Entropy takes place at the intersection of the world’s cultures. Mythologies and religions cross-pollinate, bleed into one another, and form a new soul from synthesis – or they will if our epic hero can outrun man-eating giants, a duplicitous raven, a mute doppelgänger, an angel and one very manipulative, slave-driving cat. Entropy delivers an all-time adventure.”
 
To coincide with the launch we will also be presenting a selection of pages from ENTROPY in our gallery space, available for purchase!
 
AND AS IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH, ZACH WORTON will also be on-hand for the event as a very special guest! We will also be displaying a selection of work from Zach Worton in our gallery space! WOW!
 
This event starts at 7PM! Free to attend and open to all!

MARCH 7TH: IMAGE COMICS Double Launch for FIREBUG & GIDEON FALLS with JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS & JEFF LEMIRE!

Wednesday March 7th sees the release of two great new titles from Image Comics, so we’re welcoming creators from both of them to the store for a double-signing to end all double-signings!!*

JOHNNIE CHRISTMAS will be here signing copies of the FIREBUG trade paperback, collecting the entirety of the series first serialized in the ISLAND anthology!

JEFF LEMIRE will also be here!!! Jeff will be signing copies of GIDEON FALLS #1, his brand-new ongoing series with artist Andrea Sorrentino!

Both creators will be here from 6-8PM Wednesday, March 7th so head on down here, pick up your copies and get them signed or regret it eternally! **

 

About FIREBUG:

“A volcano goddess named Keegan is loose in the world, and the prophecies are unclear whether her coming will bring humanity’s destruction or its salvation.

In the shadow of a sacred volcano, from which Keegan derives her powers, lies the ancient city of Azar. To unravel the mysteries of her past, Keegan and her friends must get to Azar before it is overrun by a horde of forest monsters. Meanwhile, the nefarious Cult of the Goddess has plans to summon forces as old as time to extinguish Keegan’s flame permanently. ”

About GIDEON FALLS:

“A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith.”

 

*this will not end  future double-signings.

** you’ll get over it. Eventually.

March 9: Eleanor Davis “Why Art?” Book Launch

We’re really starting off this year strong with our in-store events and now we have another amazing launch set for March!

Friday, March 9th we welcome artist Eleanor Davis to our new in-house event space in support of her new book Why Art? from Fantagraphics Books!

Eleanor Davis will be doing a performance of Why Art? starting at 7:30, followed by a Q&A with Beguiling owner Peter Birkemoe and a chance to get your copies signed!

February 8: Tommi Parrish “The Lie and How We Told It” Book Launch!

The Beguiling is thrilled to announce that on Thursday February 8th we’ll be welcoming Tommi Parrish in-store to launch their brand-new book from Fantagraphics, THE LIE AND HOW WE TOLD IT!

Tommi will be doing a reading from their work, followed by an informal Q&A conducted by artist Ginette Lapalme!

We’ll start things up at 7PM at The Beguiling Books & Art in our newly-expanded space (319 College St)!
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This event is FREE TO ATTEND and open to all-ages! See you then!

 

THE DINOSAUR COMICS/BEGUILING HOLIDAY PARTY 2017 with special guests NICHOLAS GUREWITCH & ERICA HENDERSON!

DEC 11: THE DINOSAUR COMICS / BEGUILING HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA 2017!

Yeah, just like we said, it’s The Dinosaur Comics & The Beguiling Holiday Party 2017!

Yes, really, the Dinosaur Comics, Beguiling, Perry Bible Fellowship, A Little Death, Unbelievable Squirrel Girl, And Other Things Too Holiday Extravaganza 2017!

Featuring Ryan North, Erica Henderson and special guest Nicholas Gurewitch!

Monday December 11, 2017,  7pm-11pm

@ No One Writes to the Colonel, 460 College St Toronto ON

FREE TO ATTEND

The Beguiling is proud to once again welcome one and all to our annual Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party! As we said last year, and still sadly relevant: things might be tough right now, but that makes getting together with friends, comics, and some secret Santa-ing even more important.  This year Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics and writer of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl will be joined by:

  • NICHOLAS GUREWITCH, creator of PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP debuting copies of his BRAND-NEW book Notes on a Case of Melancholia, Or: A Little Death!
  • ERICA HENDERSON, the unbelievably talented artist of THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL!
  • More TBA?!? Yes, probably! We like surprises!

If you’ve never been before, Ryan and pals will be getting together and signing/mingling with folks, we’ll ask them some fun questions in front of an audience, and there’ll be books there for you to buy and get signed too (courtesy of The Beguiling). Plus, returning for ANOTHER great year is the popular SECRET SANTA trade at the event! Read on for details!

HEY EVERYONE! WHY NOT JOIN IN FOR OUR SECRET SANTA?

We’re holding a SECRET SANTA at this event! Everyone is welcome to participate, but no one has to if they don’t want to because choice is important!

If you would like to participate:

  • Please bring a wrapped gift with a monetary value of about $5-$10. Don’t go nuts, but find something cool.
  • Go to the book sales table and trade your gift for a numbered ticket.
  • At 8:30pm, we’ll call out the numbers, and when your number is called you’ll have your choice of the available gifts!
  • Please mark on the outside of the gift if your item contains food and especially if it contains common allergens including peanuts, gluten, etc., so that people with allergies will be able to make an informed Secret Santa Selection.
  • (Psst- The Beguiling will be open late that day so you can pop over and grab a last minute gift or two!)

Thanks to Ryan, Nicholas,  Erica and No One Writes to the Colonel for helping to make this another amazing event!

Doors at 6 and event starts at 7, wrapping up around 11 (but feel free to keep partying!)

SEE YOU THERE!