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TICKET GIVEAWAY: HIGH LIFE (In Theatres April 19!)

The fine folks at Elevation Pictures & Taro PR have once again been kind enough to supply us with some complimentary passes to give away to you, our amazing customers!

This time, we have three sets of double passes to see the highly anticipated new film from director Claire Denis, HIGH LIFE!
To enter, send an email to beguilingcontests@gmail.com with the subject line SPACE IS THE PLACE and we’ll randomly choose three winners by April 17 to receive a complimentary double pass to see High Life during its theatrical run starting April 19!
We can’t wait to see this one– in fact, we’re so excited we’re having a staff party to go see it! Enter the contest, get your friend and who knows– you might just see some *beguiling* faces in the crowd!
Thanks again to Taro PR and Elevation Pictures, the best folks in the biz!
GOOD LUCK!

APRIL 24: ASCENDER #1 SIGNING WITH WRITER JEFF LEMIRE!

Geez, April just keeps getting better and better! Mark your calendars, because we have another AMAZING event signing coming your way!

On Wednesday, April 24 The Beguiling is ecstatic to welcome comics superstar JEFF LEMIRE to the store to celebrate the release of the brand-new ASCENDER #1 from Image Comics!

“Powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE and DUSTIN NGUYEN launch an all-new sequel series to DESCENDER with the launch of ASCENDER! Set ten years after the conclusion of DESCENDER’s storyline, magic has taken the place of machinery and the rules are very different indeed… Mila, the daughter of Andy and Effie from DESCENDER, spends her days exploring the lonely wilds of the planet Sampson and trying to stay out of the clutches of the evil disciples of the all-powerful vampire witch known only as Mother. But, like her parents, Mila doesn’t like to play by the rules, and when a certain robot pal of her dad’s shows up, nothing will ever be the same! With all the scope and heart of the sci-fi classic DESCENDER, LEMIRE and NGUYEN reunite to take readers on an unforgettable fantasy quest!”

Jeff will be in-store from 3-4:30PM signing copies of the brand-new issue for you, the fans! We’re so excited to welcome Jeff back to the shop and we bet you are too so we’ll see you there!!

 

APR 25: EMILY CARROLL “WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE CASTLE” BOOK LAUNCH!

EXCITING TIMES!

On April 25, The Beguiling is ecstatic to welcome back artist EMILY CARROLL to the store to celebrate her brand-new book WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE CASTLE from the fine folks at Koyama Press!

Emily will be in-store 7-9PM! We’ll announce details of the event closer to the date but you can count on getting your very own brand-new signed copy of the book! You can definitely count on this being a not-to-miss event– our previous in-store event with Emily, for the launch of the graphic adaptation of “Speak”, remains the talk of those who attended and we’re thrilled to have Emily back to discuss her nuanced, haunting, beautiful new book!

MAR 17: THE WIND PLAYS TRICKS BOOK LAUNCH at Little ISLAND With ILLUSTRATOR CHARLENE CHUA!

On Sunday, March 17th Little Island & The Beguiling are pleased to welcome Hamilton artist Charlene Chua to the store to help mark the release of her book with writer Virginia Howard, THE WIND PLAYS TRICKS!

This all-ages friendly event will include some light refreshments, a chance for kids to draw along with the artist, a Q&A and to get your brand new copies of The Wind Plays Tricks signed!

It all starts at 1PM and winds up around 3! Come on out and bring the whole family!

TICKET GIVEAWAY: REIMAGINING MYTHS & LEGENDS WITH AUTHOR MARLON JAMES MARCH 03!

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than winning some tickets to an amazing event for your sweetheart?!
Curious Minds Weekend is coming up this March 1- 3 and
Man Booker Prize winner MARLON JAMES will be there in support of his new novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf!

Originally from Jamaica and now based in the United States, Marlon James is one of the world’s most electrifying authors. In 2015, he won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings. Now he returns with Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the stunning first installment of his Dark Star trilogy that is being hailed as an “African Game of Thrones.” At this Canadian debut, James will introduce Toronto readers to the unforgettable story of Tracker, a mercenary scouring the ancient cities of Africa on a hunt for a missing child. As he unveils this epic fictional universe, James will discuss how he created a new kind of contemporary mythology—a work of prodigious imagination that is quickly becoming the year’s most talked-about novel.

“A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made.” – Neil Gaiman

Book sale and signing to follow

In conversation with Craig OffmanThe Globe and Mail‘s Arts Editor

“Reimagining Myths and Legends” is happening Sunday, March 3 at 5PM and Hot Docs have been kind enough to supply us with 6 sets of tickets to this amazing event! To enter, send an email to beguilingcontests@gmail.com with the subject line “MYTHS” and we’ll pick 6 winners next Thursday, February 21!

Thanks again to Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema for the tickets and GOOD LUCK!

APR 03: Michael DeForge LEAVING RICHARD’S VALLEY LAUNCH!

On Wednesday, April 3rd at 7PM join Michael DeForge for a reading and book signing to launch Leaving Richard’s Valley, his new graphic novel from Drawn & Quarterly!
Leaving Richard’s Valley documents a group of forest creatures attempting to survive in the big city after being forced out of their cultish community– what unfolds is an entertaining meditation on the meaning of community and the many forms it takes.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael DeForge was born in 1987 and has written eight books including Ant Colony, First Year Healthy, Big Kids, and Sticks Angelica. He has been a celebrity judge for the Midland Buttertart Festival. He is currently on a treadmill.
 
This event is, as always, FREE to attend!

FEB 2: DEFEND THE 11 FUNDRAISER SHOW

FEBRUARY 2
It’s a benefit show at The Beguiling in support of the #DefendThe11 fundraiser!
Hooded Fang, Brigitte Bardon’t, Moul D and “t.b.a” will play music! Help defend members of the comics community who had the courage to speak out against a sexual predator!

Learn more about the cause here:
https://www.gofundme.com/SPX-Support-The-11

Doors at 7
First band 7:30
Done by 10:00
NO LATECOMERS admitted!

FEB 6: DAREDEVIL #1 SIGNING WITH WRITER CHIP ZDARSKY!

Daredevil #1 comes out February 6th! It’s being written by a certain wonderful man named CHIP ZDARSKY. How wonderful is Chip? Well, he decided ‘why not go to the Beguiling Books & Art (located at 319 College St) and sign copies of Daredevil #1 the day it comes out?’ So that’s exactly what he’s going to do! Yes, Chip Zdarsky of SEX CRIMINALS, INVADERS, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN and many, many more amazing comics will be here, signing for you! Chip will be signing copies of Daredevil in-store from 5:30-8PM on Wednesday, February 6th! (He’ll also sign other things for you as well, provided you bought something for him to sign in-store). We’re excited! You’re excited! It’s a win-win scenario! See you then!

OLA Librarians & Educators Mixer at The Beguiling!

Save the Date Fri Feb 1st from 7-9pm for a special informal evening social for Librarians and Educators at the Beguiling!

Finish off OLA by learning about the Beguiling Library Services, doing some graphic novel shopping for your school or library (20% Educator/Librarian discount available) while perusing the recently re-opened Little Island kids comics shop (the first of its kind!), plus get more information on the upcoming Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) Librarian and Educator Day Friday May 10th — and learn how to apply for the American Librarian Association Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grant for Libraries (valued at $6000 USD) — now open to Canadian Libraries and Schools! Applications close Feb 8th. Also, meet some fellow librarians and educators. And, did we mention…? There WILL be door prizes!
More details TBA – stay tuned and follow The Beguiling and the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics Roundtable @libcomix http://www.ala.org/rt/gncrt/

Event Details:
Friday February 1, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm at The Beguiling 319 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2

Agenda is open and designed to encourage people to stop in whenever they are able; please pop in to say hello, do some shopping, and meet some fellow library workers and educators.
This event is open to ALL – attendees do not need an OLA badge to attend and bringing friends and family from teaching, librarianship etc. is encouraged
No RSVP needed! Looking forward to seeing you there!

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.