Category Archives: Events

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)!
Go click ‘attending’ on fb and make us feel Good:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1907479012901207/

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!

Saturday November 18: Local Comic Shop Day @ The Beguiling and Page & Panel

It’s that time once again, as Local Comic Shop Day returns to brighten our store shelves with variants comics and special edition graphic novels.  The fun happens on Saturday, November 17th, from open to close at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, and The Beguiling.

What’s involved? Well, like we said, mostly just limited edition versions of existing work, and for the most part we won’t know until next week sometime how many of each item we’ll be getting. Here’s the full list of items:

LCSD 2017 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK HARD COVER
LCSD 2017 ANIMOSITY THE RISE HARD COVER
LCSD 2017 BATMAN HUSH 15TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION HARD COVER
LCSD 2017 BLACK HARD COVER
LCSD 2017 CALEXIT BANDANA
LCSD 2017 CAPTAIN AMERICA #695 SAMNEE VARIANT
LCSD 2017 COMIXTRIBE “THE BLACK BAG” w. SINK #1
LCSD 2017 JUSTICE LEAGUE VS SUICIDE SQUAD #1 (OF 6)
LCSD 2017 MAESTROS #1
LCSD 2017 OPTIMUS PRIME FIRST STRIKE #1
LCSD 2017 PLANET HULK HARD COVER
LCSD 2017 RICK & MORTY TREASURY EDITION
LCSD 2017 ROBOTECH KERSCHL SUPER PACK
LCSD 2017 SABAN POWER RANGERS BLIND BOX
LCSD 2017 SECRET WEAPONS DELUXE EDITION
LCSD 2017 SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN & LEGION OF EVIL #1
LCSD 2017 STAR WARS ADVENTURES #1
LCSD 2017 TALES FROM JOHNNY WANDER
LCSD 2017 WWE ROYAL RUMBLE PRINT
LCSD 2017 YOUNG TERRORISTS HC
You can see more info and images about each book at the Local Comic Shop Day website.
Otherwise, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for shopping with and otherwise supporting us and other comic shops year-round…!
– The Beguiling Staff

November 8: THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #26 ‘zine issue’ in-store signing!

Join us for the first event in our newly-expanded Beguiling as we celebrate the launch of the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s SPECIAL ZINE ISSUE with an in-store signing!

This issue brings together an amazing amount of talent in one book including series creators Ryan North & Erica Henderson, Chip Zdarsky, Michael Cho, Carla Speed McNeil, GARFIELD creator Jim Davis (WHAT) and many many more!

Creators Ryan North, Chip Zdarsky , Michael Cho and MAYBE MORE?? (or Maybe No More) will all be on hand from 6:00-7:30 Wednesday. November 8th to sign copies of the book (plus you can pick up more of their comics and get them to sign those too!)

See you then! 😘

EVENT: A CONVERSATION WITH MIKE DIANA November 5th

The Beguiling is pleased to present, in conjunction with Suspect Video and Horror-Rama, a conversation with underground comics artist Mike Diana!

Underground cartoonist, self publisher of controversial zines full of sexuality and violence, Diana has the distinction of being the first person to receive a criminal conviction in the United States for artistic obscenity. A documentary of Diana’s case entitled “The Trial of Mike Diana” is being made and will be released in the near future.

This event will be held in The Beguiling (319 College) Sunday, November 5th at 6:00pm. Following the conversation will be a chance for a Q&A and signing with the artist.
Learn more about Mike Diana over at The Comics Journal: Something of Value

 

OCT 11: Queen Street Book Launch w/ Emmanuelle Chateauneuf

Queen Street Book Launch
With author Emmanuelle Chateuneuf
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, 6pm-8pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street
Free to Attend!

Page & Panel is proud to host the launch of the new book QUEEN STREET from Emmanuelle Chateauneuf and Chapterhouse Press. Emmanuelle will be in store on the book’s release day, signing and sketching for fans! Hope to see you there!

ABOUT QUEEN STREET VOLUME ONE: 

Meet Aimee– an overworked junior partner at a prestigious law firm in Manila, Philippines. One storybook romance, four back-to-back flights, and nine years later, in the small of mind but big in spirit town, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, she now lives; still overworked. But as a lower class serial-full-timer and mother to her only child, Melodie– an intelligent and eccentric seven-year-old, whose big personality is only rivaled by her even bigger imagination. Join them and a cast of unlikely characters just as confused and lost, as they stumble blindly for twelve consecutive hours through the beautifully disastrous comedy of Life. Don’t miss this breakout semi-autobiographical slice of life tale from Emmanuelle Chateauneuf, depicting the modern world as seen through the eyes of a woman and a girl, navigating the meanings of family and purpose in the complexities of simply being alive.

Written and Illustrated by Emmanuelle Chateauneuf
96 pages, 6/8 | Black & White

EVENT: Chihiro Takeuchi Book Signing & Art Demonstration

Chihiro Takeuchi Book Signing & Art Demonstration
For her first English-Language Picture Book “Can You Find My Robot’s Arm” from 
Monday, October 2nd, 2017, 6pm-8pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend
Chihiro Takeuchi is a renowned paper cut artist living in Osaka, Japan. In 2015 and 2016, Chihiro was part of a select group of artists to exhibit at the prestigious Bologna Book Fair. She has created several books in Japanese, “Can You Find My Robot’s Arm?” is her first children’s picture book in English.
 
In addition to the private workshop that Chihiro is producing for Toronto Public Library, Chihiro will be doing a signing and in-store demonstration of her artistic paper-cut process at Page & Panel on Monday, October 2nd, from 6pm-8pm. All-ages are welcome to attend. Copies of her book “Can You Find My Robot’s Arm?” will be available for sale. 🙂
 
See you there!

Double Book Launch: Stephanie Cooke & Emmanuelle Chateauneuf at Page & Panel!

Join us for a Meet and Great with comics creators Stephanie Cooke & Emmanuelle Chateauneuf as they launch new comics and books at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop!

Stephanie Cooke is the Editor in Chief of Rogues Portal and host of the Comicsbound and The Missfits podcast She is also a writer and contributor to The Secret Loves of Geek Girls and is formerly of JoBlo.com, Talking Comics, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd and more. Geek quiz mistress and crazy cat lady (or Khatleesi).

Stephanie Cooke is a Toronto based writer and editor. Her writing credits include “Huck” (Millarworld Annual), “Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls), “Behind Enemy Linens” (BLOCKED Anthology), “Home and Country” (Toronto Comics Anthology), “Lord of the LiveJournals” (Secret Loves of Geek Girls Redux) and more.

Emmanuelle Chateauneuf is making her graphic novel debut QUEEN STREET, through Chapterhouse Books. Her previous work has appeared in The Feathertale Review, Captain Canuck, her online comic strip series, ‘The Daily Comics’.

About the Books

MILLARWORLD ANNUAL 2017
The MILLARWORLD ANNUAL is back! After an international hunt for the world’s best new comic book talent, a fresh crop of creators are taking on MARK MILLAR’S hit characters. With stories from HUCK to SUPERIOR, EMPRESS to NEMESIS, the second ANNUAL is an instant collector’s item.

QUEEN STREET
Meet Aimee– an overworked junior partner at a prestigious law firm in Manila, Philippines. One storybook romance, four back-to-back flights, and nine years later, in the small of mind but big in spirit town, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, she now lives; still overworked. But as a lower class serial-full-timer and mother to her only child, Melodie– an intelligent and eccentric seven-year-old, whose big personality is only rivaled by her even bigger imagination. Join them and a cast of unlikely characters just as confused and lost, as they stumble blindly for twelve consecutive hours through the beautifully disastrous comedy of Life. Don’t miss this breakout semi-autobiographical slice of life tale from Emmanuelle Chateauneuf, depicting the modern world as seen through the eyes of a woman and a girl, navigating the meanings of family and purpose in the complexities of simply being alive.

SUMMER WARS: Anime @ The Revue Sept 26th!

Anime @ The Revue! SUMMER WARS (Sama Wozu)
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
JAPAN 2010 114min. STC
A modern-day anime classic! Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job – passing himself off as Natsuki’s boyfriend for four days during her grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration. But when Kenji solves a 2,056 digit math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world where millions of people and governments interact through their avatars, handling everything from online shopping and traffic control to national defense and nuclear launch codes.

Join us at 6:15PM! We’ll have merch on sale, and prizes courtesy The Beguiling and TCAF Shop!

Tickets $10 – $13, available on Eventbrite, http://bit.ly/2vGYnjG

SEP10: I KILL GIANTS SIGNING W/ JOE KELLY & KEN NIIMURA #TIFF17

JOE KELLY & KEN NIIMURA SIGNING!
The ‘I Kill Giants’ Team in Toronto for #TIFF17
Sunday, September 10th, 5pm-6:30pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
Free to attend

I KILL GIANTS is the brand new #TIFF17 debuting film based on the graphic novel from the Man Of Action Entertainment imprint of Image Comics, and by the creative team of Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura. Tickets are still available for several screenings at the TIFF website.

Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop and The Beguiling are proud to welcome Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura to a special signing event at Page & Panel on Sunday, September 10th, from 5pm-6:30pm. Copies of the I Kill Giants Graphic Novel, and other work by the creators, will be available for sale! As well, a special limited edition I Kill Giants print by Niimura has been produced!

In addition to their collaboration on I Kill Giants, both Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura are known for a number of other huge comics properties, including Joe Kelly’s beloved runs on Deadpool, JLA, and Uncanny X-Men, and Ken Niimura’s graphic novel Henshin and his work on Gotham Academy.

Both creators will be signing copies of all of their work. We are enforcing a limit of five signed items per person.

Tell your friends!

About Man of Action Entertainment/Joe Kelly

Man of Action Entertainment is the bi-coastal writers’ collective behind comic’s largest franchise characters as well as original characters published by their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. The four met while working on Marvel and DC most prized franchises from Superman to X-Men and realized that they were stronger together. Their original creations include Ben 10, the $4.5 billion boys’ action franchise for which they’re also executive producing the new iteration, and Generator Rex, both for Cartoon Network. Dentsu handpicked them to create/write/executive produce the all new Mega Man  series that debuts on Cartoon Network next year. Man of Action launched Disney XD’s Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel’s Avengers Assemble as EXP/writers. Man of Action also created the characters and team Big Hero 6, featured in Disney/Marvel’s Academy Award®-winning feature and the only comic book IP to win that award.

In comics, Kelly’s Eisner-nominated I Kill Giants (illustrated by Ken Niimura) received numerous awards and accolades domestically and internationally including the “International Manga Award” in 2012 and was named the one of the “Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens” by the Young Adult Library Services Association upon its release. Now I Kill Giants is in post-production as a feature film with a script by Kelly and produced by Kelly, Man of Action Entertainment, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures, XYZ Films and UMedia. Kelly’s legendary Superman story, Action Comics #775: “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?” was turned into a hit DC Universe 2012 animated film, Superman vs. The Elite, scripted by Kelly. He’s long been credited with revising and revitalizing Deadpool and his creative thumbprint informed the characters, villains and origin story featured in the mega-hit film franchise.

Kelly’s  recent comic book projects  include the dark irreverent comedy, Bad DogFour Eyes, the genre-splicing revenge tale about dragon-fighting in depression-era Manhattan, and BANG!TANGO, a crime noir thriller that is violent, sexy, and perverse while simultaneously an examination of violence, sex, and perversion. Kelly also launched the New York Times Bestseller Spider-Man/Deadpool for Marvel. His MOA/Image series, Kid Savage, debuted in May and was Image’s FCBD selection in 2017.and his Kickstarter-funded short film, Poughkeepsie, debuts this year. Man of Action are the creator/producer/writers of current and upcoming live-action feature films and TV series based on their original comic books and graphic novels including I Kill Giants, Officer Downe, Kafka, The Crusades and The Great Unknown.

If you want to know more about Man of Action, you can follow them at their not-so-secret headquarters Online:  www.ManOfAction.TV Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/ManOfActionEnt

Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ManOfActionEnt and @JoeKellyMOA

ABOUT KEN NIIMURA

At the crossroads of Japanese, European and American comics, Ken Niimura has developed a dynamic, vibrant and humorous style of his own.

His breakthrough in the industry came with the publication of the acclaimed graphic novel, “I Kill Giants,” earning co-creators illustrator Niimura and writer Joe Kelly nominations for the prestigious Eisner Award and won the International Manga Award in 2012. “I Kill Giants” is now a soon-to-be released feature film.

Niimura is also the author of the short story collection “Henshin,” published originally in Japan by Shogakukan. His new series, “Umami,” is scheduled to launch this fall.