Category Archives: Events

AUG 18: SCOTT PILGRIM’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY FILM SCREENING, WITH CREATOR BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY!

The Scott Pilgrim 15th Anniversary Film Screening!

Come one, come all, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of Scott Pilgrim Volume 1, with this special film screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World at the Royal Cinema on August 18th at 6PM!

Series creator Bryan Lee O’Malley will be on hand to introduce the film, and you better believe there’ll be prizes too!!

MORE TO COME too so watch and wait for the next exciting plans for this day!!!

AUG 11: JORDAN REGINALD AELICK “DON’T FRET” GALLERY OPENING!

Don’t Fret: You’re Only Dreaming

Jordan Reginald Aelick

“While we sleep we dream. What a strange realm of existence it is. The clarity of these times can rival our daily lives, others lost in a confused fog, forever forgotten. Exploring the world of dreams and reality, Fret Aujir continues his unwanted journey throughout the land of the Feurlin’s where the greedy Reginald Oilslick continues his corporate reign. Every chapter alternates between being a dream inside of Fret’s head followed by his ongoing daily life, starting with a dream chapter. Over the course of two and a half years of daily panel comic practice the paintings in this series were made to be used as the cover image for each chapter’s printed zine, one panel per page. Between 30 and 90 copies of each chapter were printed. Upon completion of chapters 1-4 and 5-8 they were compiled in a larger zine, four panels per page. All twelve chapter’s were then collected and assembled into a hardbound book, hand made (except for printing which was done by a Xerox machine at Net Plaza) in an edition of 50.”

The Beguiling will be displaying Jordan’s art in our gallery for the month of August, with an opening event on Sunday, August 11th starting at 6PM!

 

AUG 5: HAPPINESS COMIX #5 LAUNCH W SCREENING OF MATTHEW THURBER’S “FLEEGIX”!

Whoah, yes!! This one has been germinating for a long while now and we’re so excited to finally tell you about it!

On Monday, August 5th at 7PM, The Beguiling welcomes editor LEAH WISHNIA and contributor MATTHEW THURBER to the store to celebrate the long-awaited release of HAPPINESS COMIX #5! After a 5-year hiatus, the legendary anthology series returns with an incredible roster of artists and we’re so excited to mark the occasion! Leah will be giving a performance incorporating readings and live music, and there will be readings from some other special guests! (To be announced soon, so check back!)

As if that wasn’t enough, to close out the evening Matthew Thurber will be screening his feature film FLEEGIX in 16mm!

This is going to be one for the ages, so come on out and cement a Fond Memory for future times!

More about HAPPINESS COMIX: 

http://happinesscomix.net/

More about FLEEGIX:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1209343473/fleegix

 

JULY 27: COMIC SHOP LADIES NIGHT AT THE BEGUILING!

Come join us for some summer fun at The Beguiling! Bring your friends for a warm-but-chill evening of comics, coloring, door prizes, snacks, drinks, and a room full of your comics-loving peers.

Time: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7pm – 10pm
Location: The Beguiling Books & Art
319 College St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T1S2
(On College Between Spadina & Augusta)
Cost: FREE!

Comic Shop Ladies Night is back with another summer event! This is a ladies only event* where you can embrace your geeky side, discover new comics, share your opinions on movies, TV shows and video games, and cozy in from the cold with some comics! So put on your favorite Geek Tie attire (whether it’s a floofy dress or your favorite jeans) and come spend the evening with other nerdy ladies in a casual environment, surrounded by comics and merch.

For our July event, we will be returning to The Beguiling and every hour we’ll also be giving away amazing door prizes, but you have to be there to win, so be there is what we’re saying! We’ve got comics, games, a nerdy photo booth, and of course our popular table for the best colouring book action in town, so bring your pencils and imagination.

We’re trying something a little different with our Muskoka beer sponsorship this time — instead of an in-store tasting, we’ll be doing giveaways!

Don’t forget to invite your friends and RSVP to get yourself on the guest list and to get your name entered for the door prizes.

*This event is inclusive to all women, including those that identify as cisgender, transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary. Thank you to our wonderful community for supporting our intentions to build this event as a safe(r) space! We couldn’t do it without you. ♥

Accessibility: This location is accessible, but we regret that the washrooms are not.

JULY 17: KAGAN MCLEOD LIVE DRAWING DEMONSTRATION/ DRAW PEOPLE EVERY DAY LAUNCH!

On Wednesday, July 17th at 7PM we’re thrilled to welcome artist KAGAN MCLEOD to the store to celebrate the release of his new book DRAW PEOPLE EVERY DAY from Watson-Guptill!

To mark the occasion, Kagan will be holding an in-store live drawing demonstration!!! We’ll have lots of copies of his new book to get signed as well to make the evening even better!

Everything kicks off at 7PM! We’ll see you there!!

JULY 4: OLD GROWTH PRESS LAUNCH EVENT!

OLD GROWTH PRESS PRESENTS…

Our second summer launch! Join us at the Beguiling as we present to you the work of Misbah Ahmed (Five Minutes in Karachi), Natalie Mark 麥月明 (From Yesterday) and Riley J. Piñeros (What They Don’t Know).

We will be hosting a zine-making workshop led by Rabeea Syed (https://rabeeasyed.com/) before the launch begins. This workshop is FREE of charge and all materials will be provided. Feel free to bring in a current project or make something brand new!

All three books as well as our artists’ other work will be available for sale (both cash and credit accepted). We will also be having a raffle to win all three of the publications, so arrive early to be sure you get a ticket!

More details to come! Stay tuned.

Old Growth Press acknowledges that it is based in Tkaronto, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. Tkaronto and the surrounding area is still home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. By acknowledging the past, present, and future Indigenous persons living on this land, we aim to aid in the continued effort of decolonization across this land known as Canada.

Location:
The Beguiling
319 College Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 1S2

Accessibility: the Beguiling’s main floor, where our event will be held, is an accessible space, however there is no automatic button to open the door from the street. There are gender neutral washrooms available on the main floor. This will be a dry space; no alcohol will be served. If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please contact us at oldgrowthpress@gmail.com.

June 30: LORELEI QUEEN OF THE WHOLE ENTIRE UNIVERSE Launch Event!

Come one, come all! On Sunday, June 30th  the Beguiling & Little Island Comics welcome David Missio and his comics making class to the shop for an event to celebrate Lorelei: Queen of the Whole Entire Universe!
Lorelei developed out of David’s work with youth in the TDSB through Story Planet and the JCC after school programme where he has been teaching cartooning and story-making workshops.
Drawing with all of the students, has now drawn David to bring Lorelei Queen of the Whole Entire Universe with him to help spark ideas and give kids a place to publish their work. It’s an open source shared universe that spans the cosmos!
Art from the year will be on display, a collection will be available in print and refreshments will be served as we celebrate the first art and stories for “Lorelei: Queen of the Whole Entire Universe”!
As if that wasn’t enough, there will be  a comics-making workshop led by one of our favourites, Georgia Webber, writer/artist of Dumb!
It all begins Sunday, June 30th at 1PM! See you there!

WED JUNE 26: THE STRUCTURE IS ROTTEN, COMRADE LAUNCH WITH AUTHOR VIKEN BERBERIAN!

The amazing June events keep on coming, and this one is no exception!!

On Wednesday, June 26th The Beguiling welcomes author  VIKEN BERBERIAN to the store in celebration of the release of his new book (with artist Yann Kebbi) THE STRUCTURE IS ROTTEN, COMRADE from Fantagraphics!

 

 

 

 

 

Viken will be in attendance to talk about the book, answer questions and sign your very own copy of The Structure Is Rotten,  Comrade!!

It all starts at 7PM here in our gallery space! See you then!

Thanks so much to Fantagraphics for all they do and all they did to help arrange this!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Viken Berberian is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Review of Books,and The Believer. His novels include The Cyclist  and Das Kapital: A Novel of Love and Money Markets. He lives in Armenia.