Category Archives: Events

OCT 10: GORD HILL THE ANTIFA COMIC BOOK LAUNCH EVENT!

On Wednesday, October 10th,  The Beguiling is honoured to welcome GORD HILL, creator of THE 500 YEARS OF RESISTANCE COMIC BOOK and THE ANTI-CAPITALIST RESISTANCE COMIC BOOK to the store to celebrate the launch of THE ANTIFA COMIC BOOK from Arsenal Pulp Press!

Things will kick off at 7PM! More exact details are coming soon but there will definitely be a chance to meet Gord Hill, get your book signed and plenty more! This is going to be an AMAZING event!

Our thanks to Arsenal Pulp for making this possible!

SEPTEMBER 22: POW POW PRESS AT THE BEGUILING!

The fourth and final volume of the Almost Summer series will be available in bookstores on September 13th and Pow Pow Press will be celebrating its release with a book launch in Toronto! Join us at The Beguiling on September 22nd for an evening with the Pow Pow crew. Sophie Bédard will be there, alongside Michel Hellman (Nunavik), Cathon (Vampire Cousins) and publisher Luc Bossé!

“Almost Summer strikes a perfect balance between drama and comedy, chronicling the daily life of a group of teenagers. In this final chapter, Anthony is looking for an apartment while Michelle is looking for a prom dress. Matthew is trying to make sense of his own feelings while Emily is trying to assert herself. High school is almost over. But you know what they say: it’s not over till it’s over. And even then, it’s not really the end.”

This event will kick off at 7PM! There’ll be a presentation and talk along with a Q&A and a chance to get your books signed! See you there!

MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS TICKET GIVEAWAY!

MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS
TICKET GIVEAWAY!
ELEVEN ARTS has been kind enough to supply us with one double pass to attend a screening of MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS, in theatres July 28 & 29!

“The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels “alone”. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life. Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home in the chaos. She then encounters an orphaned baby who is “alone”. Maquia raises this boy “Ariel”, with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two lonely people who can only find solace in each other.”To enter, send an email to beguilingcontests@gmail.com with the subject line “BLOOMED” and you’ll be entered in our raffle! One winner will be chosen July 20th, and can pick which screening they would like to attend!

For more info on the movie, go check out the Eleven Arts website! GOOD LUCK!

SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD SCREENING AT CORKTOWN COMMON PARK JULY 12!

We’re co-presenting a screening of a film obviously very near-and-dear to our hearts, Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Brian Lee O’Malley’s SCOTT PILGRIM!

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD captures the Annex neighbourhood at a time when Honest Ed’s was still standing and Lee’s Palace still featured its original mural (not to mention a little place called THE BEGUILING!).

Keeping the laughs coming, POLE is an absurdist slapstick comedy about a turf war between two postering professionals who happen to be working the same beat at the same time near Dupont station. OK-TV is a parodical short about some recognizable Toronto figures: Toronto City Councillors, cyclists, police officers, and crosswalk guards play their part in the city’s daily “news” coverage.

Films @ Sundown (9:15pm)
Eats & Treats @ 7pm by Buster’s Sea Cove, Sweet Ride, & popcorn at the festival canteen
Free yoga class @7pm by YOGAthletix

Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
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Accessible venue
Films are screened with captioning
More info at TOpictureshow.com

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (Edgar Wright, 2010)
With short films
POLE (Peter Pasyk, 2014)
OK-TV (Chris Deacon, 2012)

AARON MANCZYK DOUBLE LAUNCH FOR ASCEND & LOVE YOU BAE JULY 12

Thursday, July 12th at 7PM join us at The Beguiling to celebrate the launch of two new releases from legendary* Toronto artist Aaron Manczyk, ASCEND and LOVE YOU BAE!

Not only will there be a smorgasbord of new books from Aaron to buy but also a visual feast of Aaron’s original artwork in our gallery space!

Aaron’s body of work has always contained a range of humour and emotion that rejects any throughline, from 80s action-movie indulgence to subtle, refined storytelling, and his two new books show that beautifully, showcasing two sides of Manczyk’s consistently great work.

Everything kicks off at 7PM at The Beguiling on July 12th! See you there, and bring your appetites!

*citation needed

GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS signing with creator Danielle Corsetto July 5!

The Beguiling is happy to announce that on Thursday, July 5th, Danielle Corsetto, creator of the legendary comic GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS, will be joining us in our events space for a signing to celebrate the release of THE COMPLETE GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS from Iron Circus Comics!

Danielle will be on hand Thursday, July 5th from 5PM until 8PM signing books for fans, and The Beguiling will have copies of the brand-new collection available for purchase! WOW!

SEE YOU THERE!! We’re very excited!!

About Girls With Slingshots:

Danielle Corsetto’s Girls with Slingshots debuted in September of 2004, and ran for over 10 years, winning a Reuben Award, publishing thousands of strips, and gaining thousands upon thousands of loyal readers. By the time of the comic’s grand finale in March of 2015, GwS was one of the biggest names in online comics, with countless fans visiting daily to read about the lives, loves and adventures of Hazel, Jamie, and their friends.
As the strip’s popularity grew, TEN softcover collections were compiled. But after ten years of printing and reprinting, half of the volumes are sold out or hard to find. So, now that GwS has seen its last update, it’s time to send this legend of a comic strip off in the collection it deserves.
(‘about’ section by Iron Circus Comics)

Georgia Webber “Dumb” launch event!

Thursday June 14th at 7PM, The Beguiling welcomes creator Georgia Webber in-store to help launch her new book DUMB from Fantagraphics! This event will also serve as the opening of a show of the art from Dumb in The Beguiling’s Gallery Space!

Georgia will be doing a performance/reading from her work and we’ll also have an onstage interview, a chance to ask Georgia some questions and, of course, get your copy of Dumb signed!

Kilgore Books FALL 2018 Launch with 4 Great Artists!

Saturday June 9th we’re welcoming four great Kilgore Books artists to the store in support of their new titles!
What titles, you say? Glad you asked! They’re..

TINDERELLA by M.S HARKNESS!

TOMMY TIME by TOM VAN DEUSEN!

MONKEY CHEF by MIKE FREIHEIT!

LAWNS by ALEX NALL!

All four creators will be at The Beguiling from 6-8PM in our events space to do some readings and sign some books!

This is gonna be F U N ! See you there!

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