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TONIGHT! Choose Your Own Book Launch, with Ryan North & David Malki !

CHOOSE YOUR OWN BOOK LAUNCH:
To Be Or Not To Be VS. This Is How You Die!

The most-funded publishing Kickstarter of all time VS. The sequel to the #1 Amazon bestseller!

TONIGHT: Monday, July 29th, 7pm-10pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto

Featuring authors Ryan North and David Malki !, and artists Gillian Georz, Dara Gold, Chris Jones, John Martz, Kean Soo, Jim Zubkavich, Matt Yantha, and more!

https://www.facebook.com/events/343070072493061/

TORONTO—Which book launch will you choose? The release date of two very highly-anticipated new novels has arrived, and authors Ryan North, David Malki !, and The Beguiling are going to celebrate!

On Monday, July 29th, readers, fans, and media alike are invited to attend the launches of these two books, to be held simultaneously next door to one another, in the CHOOSE YOUR OWN BOOK LAUNCH event!

To Be Or Not To Be became the most-funded Kickstarter publishing project of all time! An interactive choose-your-own-path retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet by New York Times bestselling author Ryan North, it raised more than half a million dollars on Kickstarter and is extensively illustrated by more than 50 top comics artists!

This Is How You Die is the second installment in the bestselling Machine Of Death series! Based on a concept by Ryan North about an incredible machine that tells the user how they will die but which will still leave you surprised when it happens, This Is How You Die is the second short-story collection featuring work by more than two-dozen contributors. Machine of Death became the #1 bestselling book on Amazon.com on the day it launched, proving that indie publishing can beat the big publishing houses.  It’s edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki !

In honour of the spirit of these fine books, we are holding simultaneous book launches where attendees will pit the books against each other to choose their favourite! Both launches will take place at restaurant/bars next to The Beguiling, the event’s host.

 

At the TO BE OR NOT TO BE launch:

  • Meet author Ryan North and illustrators featured in the book!
  • Epic Shakespeare Rap Battle!
  • Hilarious condensed performance of Hamlet by actors from The Classical Theatre Project!
  • Live choose-your-own-path reading of the book!
  • Original art exhibition!
  • Get your copy of To Be or Not To Be! Get it signed!
At the THIS IS HOW YOU DIE launch:
  • Meet author and editor David Malki ! and creators involved in the book!
  • Get your fate foretold by the ACTUAL Machine of Death!  No refunds.  Also, it’s free.
  • Machine Of Death Pictionary-Esque Game! Two teams of artists compete to draw a randomly-drawn death prediction while some else guesses what they’re drawing.  Hilarious!  Fun!  Not nearly as morbid as it sounds!
  • Get your copy of This Is How You Die! Get it signed!
Copies of both books sold at the event! Fabulous prizes to be won by purchasing the books at the event!
So come out on Monday July 29th to The Beguiling and Mirvish Village for one of the biggest and best book launches of the year!
ABOUT: TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Full title: To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure. Received positive coverage from The Guardian UK, CBC, Book Machine, and more. Featuring thousands of possible story paths, and illustrations by more than three dozen artists from Toronto and around the world. Published by Breadpig, distributed by PGW, 764 pages, 100+ illustrations, available for sale at this event.
ABOUT: THIS IS HOW YOU DIE
Full title: This Is How You Die: Stories of the inscrutable, infallible, inescapable Machine of Death. Sequel to the best-selling Machine of Death, it displaced Glenn Beck’s then-new book from the top spot, causing him to go on a tirade about it. 512 pages, published by Grand Central Publishing, distributed in Canada by Hachette, available for sale at this event.
ABOUT: David Malki !
David Malki! is the author of the comic strip Wondermark, co-editor of the Machine of Death fiction anthology series, and creator of Machine of Death: The Game of Creative Assassination. His work appears regularly in The Onion AV Club and other periodicals nationwide. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles and he likes to fly airplanes.
ABOUT: Ryan North
Ryan North is a New York Times bestselling writer living in Toronto, Canada. He is also the creator of the hit webcomic Dinosaur Comics and the Eisner-winning Adventure Time comic book series.

MONDAY! Choose Your Own Book Launch!

The Beguiling Presents

CHOOSE YOUR OWN BOOK LAUNCH

To Be Or Not To Be
VS. This Is How You Die!

The most-funded publishing Kickstarter of all time
VS. The sequel to the #1 Amazon bestseller!

Monday, July 29th, 7pm-10pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto

Featuring authors Ryan North and David Malki !, and artists Gillian Georz, Dara Gold, Chris Jones, John Martz, Kean Soo, Jim Zubkavich, Matt Yantha, and more!

www.beguilingbooksandart.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/343070072493061/

TORONTO—Which book launch will you choose? The release date of two very highly-anticipated new novels has almost arrived, and authors Ryan North, David Malki !, and The Beguiling are going to celebrate!On Monday, July 29th, readers, fans, and media alike are invited to attend the launches of these two books, to be held simultaneously next door to one another, in the CHOOSE YOUR OWN BOOK LAUNCH event!To Be Or Not To Be became the most-funded Kickstarter publishing project of all time! An interactive choose-your-own-path retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet by New York Times bestselling author Ryan North, it raised more than half a million dollars on Kickstarter and is extensively illustrated by more than 50 top comics artists!This Is How You Die is the second installment in the bestselling Machine Of Death series! Based on a concept by Ryan North about an incredible machine that tells the user how they will die but which will still leave you surprised when it happens, This Is How You Die is the second short-story collection featuring work by more than two-dozen contributors. Machine of Death became the #1 bestselling book on Amazon.com on the day it launched, proving that indie publishing can beat the big publishing houses.  It’s edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki !

In honour of the spirit of these fine books, we are holding simultaneous book launches where attendees will pit the books against each other to choose their favourite! Both launches will take place at restaurant/bars next to The Beguiling, the event’s host.

At the TO BE OR NOT TO BE launch:

  • Meet author Ryan North and illustrators featured in the book!
  • Epic Shakespeare Rap Battle!
  • Live choose-your-own-path reading of the book!
  • Original art exhibition!
  • Get your copy of To Be or Not To Be! Get it signed!
At the THIS IS HOW YOU DIE launch:
  • Meet author and editor David Malki ! and creators involved in the book!
  • Get your fate foretold by the ACTUAL Machine of Death!  No refunds.  Also, it’s free.
  • Machine Of Death Pictionary-Esque Game! Two teams of artists compete to draw a randomly-drawn death prediction while some else guesses what they’re drawing.  Hilarious!  Fun!  Not nearly as morbid as it sounds!
  • Get your copy of This Is How You Die! Get it signed!
Copies of both books sold at the event! Fabulous prizes to be won by purchasing the books at the event!So come out on Monday July 29th to The Beguiling and Mirvish Village for one of the biggest and best book launches of the year!MEDIA
To Be Or Not To Be author and This Is How You Die editor Ryan North is available for advance media via e-mail. Contact via ryanqnorth@gmail.com.ABOUT: TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Full title: To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure. Received positive coverage from The Guardian UK, CBC, Book Machine, and more. Featuring thousands of possible story paths, and illustrations by more than three dozen artists from Toronto and around the world. Published by Breadpig, distributed by PGW, 764 pages, 100+ illustrations, available for sale at this event.ABOUT: THIS IS HOW YOU DIE
Full title: This Is How You Die: Stories of the inscrutable, infallible, inescapable Machine of Death. Sequel to the best-selling Machine of Death, it displaced Glenn Beck’s then-new book from the top spot, causing him to go on a tirade about it. 512 pages, published by Grand Central Publishing, distributed in Canada by Hachette, available for sale at this event.ABOUT: David Malki !
David Malki! is the author of the comic strip Wondermark, co-editor of the Machine of Death fiction anthology series, and creator of Machine of Death: The Game of Creative Assassination. His work appears regularly in The Onion AV Club and other periodicals nationwide. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles and he likes to fly airplanes.ABOUT: Ryan North
Ryan North is a New York Times bestselling writer living in Toronto, Canada. He is also the creator of the hit webcomic Dinosaur Comics and the Eisner-nominted Adventure Time comic book series.

30% Off BD and Artbook Sale Saturday during WALDER signing!

TORONTO! Do you like Bande Desinee, those marvelous French comics? Do you like Art books? Do you want a 30% discount on all of our awesome BD and Art Books on Saturday, July 27th? Sure you do!

This Saturday, July 27th, at 4pm, The Beguiling will welcome French BD author WALDER to the store for a signing event! Saturday from 3PM to 6PM, if you buy any of Walder’s books at regular price, you will get a 30% discount on all in-print Bande Desinee and Art books (French or otherwise) in the store! Plus, of course, Walder will be on hand to sign and perhaps sketch in the book you’ve purchased.

This is a Boxing Day level of sale, so we hope to see you tomorrow!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Walder in-store signing 
Saturday, July 27th, 4pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Free

The Beguiling is proud to welcome French graphic novelist and concept designer “Walder” to Toronto, for a special signing event, or dédicace.

Walder is a popular illustration blogger, who has worked in animation and illustration on projects including the WAKFU tv series. He is the author of the recently released graphic album Otakuland, published by Delcourt. Walder will be celebrating the recent release of his new artbook, Walder The Art. This innovative artist mixes French graphic album and BD techniques with a strong Japanese manga and anime influence, and we think many of our regular customers will be fans of this work.

We should have copies of his work in stock in the next week or two, and we’ll update this blog post and make another posting when they are available.

This will be a very fun event, we hope you can make it!

More of Walder’s work:

http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=4923931

http://walderworld.blogspot.ca/

SIGNING: The Beguiling welcomes WALDER July 27

Walder – in-store signing at The Beguiling
Saturday, July 27th, 4pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Free

The Beguiling is proud to welcome French graphic novelist and concept designer “Walder” to Toronto, for a special signing event, or dédicace.

Walder is a popular illustration blogger, who has worked in animation and illustration on projects including the WAKFU tv series. He is the author of the recently released graphic album Otakuland, published by Delcourt. Walder will be celebrating the recent release of his new artbook, Walder The Art. This innovative artist mixes French graphic album and BD techniques with a strong Japanese manga and anime influence, and we think many of our regular customers will be fans of this work.

We should have copies of his work in stock in the next week or two, and we’ll update this blog post and make another posting when they are available.

This will be a very fun event, we hope you can make it!

More of Walder’s work:

http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=4923931

http://walderworld.blogspot.ca/

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Event: Friends of the Merril Collection SF / Anime Flea Market – Sept. 14th

Friends of the Merril Collection SF / Anime Flea Market –
Saturday, Sept. 14th, 10am-4pm
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street,
Beeton Auditorium
Free

The Friends of the Merril Collection present our annual SF/Anime Flea Market, one-stop shopping for your genre bric-a-brac needs. We’ll have books, comics, DVDs, VHS, collectibles, games, costume supplies, you name it! The Flea Market will be held on Saturday, September 14th, from 10 AM to 4 PM in the Beeton Auditorium at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (please note the location).

If you have items you wish to sell, please contact Donald Simmons at dfs.engineer@gmail.com for table fees. Space must be reserved in advance.

The Friends of the Merril Collection help support the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation, and Fantasy, a public-access Special Collection located in the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Libraries. Check out the Friends at www.thefriendsofthemerril.org

– Chris

Choose Your Own Book Launch! Ryan North’s To Be Or Not To Be VS. This Is How You Die!

The Beguiling Presents

CHOOSE YOUR OWN BOOK LAUNCH

To Be Or Not To Be
VS. This Is How You Die!

The most-funded publishing Kickstarter of all time
VS. The sequel to the #1 Amazon bestseller!

Monday, July 29th, 7pm-10pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto

Featuring authors Ryan North and David Malki !, and artists Gillian Georz, Dara Gold, Chris Jones, John Martz, Kean Soo, Jim Zubkavich, Matt Yantha, and more!

www.beguilingbooksandart.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/343070072493061/

TORONTO—Which book launch will you choose? The release date of two very highly-anticipated new novels has almost arrived, and authors Ryan North, David Malki !, and The Beguiling are going to celebrate!On Monday, July 29th, readers, fans, and media alike are invited to attend the launches of these two books, to be held simultaneously next door to one another, in the CHOOSE YOUR OWN BOOK LAUNCH event!To Be Or Not To Be became the most-funded Kickstarter publishing project of all time! An interactive choose-your-own-path retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet by New York Times bestselling author Ryan North, it raised more than half a million dollars on Kickstarter and is extensively illustrated by more than 50 top comics artists!This Is How You Die is the second installment in the bestselling Machine Of Death series! Based on a concept by Ryan North about an incredible machine that tells the user how they will die but which will still leave you surprised when it happens, This Is How You Die is the second short-story collection featuring work by more than two-dozen contributors. Machine of Death became the #1 bestselling book on Amazon.com on the day it launched, proving that indie publishing can beat the big publishing houses.  It’s edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki !

In honour of the spirit of these fine books, we are holding simultaneous book launches where attendees will pit the books against each other to choose their favourite! Both launches will take place at restaurant/bars next to The Beguiling, the event’s host.

At the TO BE OR NOT TO BE launch:

  • Meet author Ryan North and illustrators featured in the book!
  • Epic Shakespeare Rap Battle!
  • Live choose-your-own-path reading of the book!
  • Original art exhibition!
  • Get your copy of To Be or Not To Be! Get it signed!
At the THIS IS HOW YOU DIE launch:
  • Meet author and editor David Malki ! and creators involved in the book!
  • Get your fate foretold by the ACTUAL Machine of Death!  No refunds.  Also, it’s free.
  • Machine Of Death Pictionary-Esque Game! Two teams of artists compete to draw a randomly-drawn death prediction while some else guesses what they’re drawing.  Hilarious!  Fun!  Not nearly as morbid as it sounds!
  • Get your copy of This Is How You Die! Get it signed!
Copies of both books sold at the event! Fabulous prizes to be won by purchasing the books at the event!So come out on Monday July 29th to The Beguiling and Mirvish Village for one of the biggest and best book launches of the year!MEDIA
To Be Or Not To Be author and This Is How You Die editor Ryan North is available for advance media via e-mail. Contact via ryanqnorth@gmail.com.ABOUT: TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Full title: To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure. Received positive coverage from The Guardian UK, CBC, Book Machine, and more. Featuring thousands of possible story paths, and illustrations by more than three dozen artists from Toronto and around the world. Published by Breadpig, distributed by PGW, 764 pages, 100+ illustrations, available for sale at this event.ABOUT: THIS IS HOW YOU DIE
Full title: This Is How You Die: Stories of the inscrutable, infallible, inescapable Machine of Death. Sequel to the best-selling Machine of Death, it displaced Glenn Beck’s then-new book from the top spot, causing him to go on a tirade about it. 512 pages, published by Grand Central Publishing, distributed in Canada by Hachette, available for sale at this event.ABOUT: David Malki !
David Malki! is the author of the comic strip Wondermark, co-editor of the Machine of Death fiction anthology series, and creator of Machine of Death: The Game of Creative Assassination. His work appears regularly in The Onion AV Club and other periodicals nationwide. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles and he likes to fly airplanes.ABOUT: Ryan North
Ryan North is a New York Times bestselling writer living in Toronto, Canada. He is also the creator of the hit webcomic Dinosaur Comics and the Eisner-nominted Adventure Time comic book series.

Presenting: AXE COP @ TAAFI!

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Axe Cop Premiere and Skype Q&A
w Ethan and Malachai Nicolle from Los Angeles
(Moderated by Mike Valiquette of Canadian Animation Resources)
Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 10:00am
TIFF Bell Lightbox, TIFF Cinema 2
http://taafi.com/festival/films/shorts/?id=94
Tickets $15.

axe_cop_1200pxThe Beguiling Books & Art and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival are proud to partner with TAAFI, The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, for the premiere of AXE COP, based on the graphic novel by Ethan and Malachai Nicolle.

Developed as a webcomic between 29-year-old Ethan Nicolle and his 5-year-old brother, Malachai, AXE COP has evolved into a world-wide phenomena. Fox TV just picked it up as a late-night cartoon and it premieres on the Saturday night of TAAFI! TAAFI will show that first episode, followed by a live Skype interview with Ethan and Malachai from L.A. lead by Mike Valiquette (Canadian Animation Resources).

Get A Discount! To receive a 10% discount on TAAFI Passes, use the code BEGUILINGTAAFI2013 at checkout!

Thanks to the folks at TAAFI for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing event! If you want to get caught up on all of the great AXE COP comics and graphic novels, copies of all books are currently in stock at The Beguiling!

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ABOUT:
TAAFI is Toronto’s first and foremost international animation festival, developed to celebrate the many forms of animation from around the world, supporting and nurturing the community that creates this art form. July 26-28 Corus Quay & TIFF Bell Lightbox. More info at http://taafi.com/festival/.

It’s the Little Island Picture Book Sale! June 22nd to July 6th

sendakIt’s true that Little Island Comics is North America’s only comic shop just for kids. But in addition to the all the best comic books, did you know that we also carry a wide range of picture books and board books? Well, we do! You can find all kinds of illustrated stories at Little Island, for everyone from infants to young adults. And if you haven’t had a chance to browse our picture-book selection lately, we’re about to give you an excellent reason to do just that!

From this Saturday, June 22nd until Saturday July 6th, 2013, Little Island Comics is having its first ever picture book sale! For two weeks, customers will receive discounts off of our expertly curated selection of picture books, and the more you buy, the more you’ll save!

Buy one picture book* at 10% off.
Buy two picture books and get 20% off.
Buy three or more picture books and get 30% off!!!
Plus even deeper discounts on selected titles, as marked! Hooray!

All of our picture books and board books are included in this sale, including everything from classics by Dr. Seuss and Maurice Sendak to new works from Jeremy Tankard and Neil Gaiman! Start your summer off with amazing deals on amazing stories!

*Yes, there’s a blurry line between picture books and comics. We’ll have helpful signage and distinct displays to help you figure out what’s on sale!

Wednesday Double-Header: DeForge&Kyle + Comeau

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A VERY CASUAL BOOK LAUNCH
Featuring Lose #4, New Comics #1, Very Casual
By Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle
Wednesday, June 19th, 7PM-8:30PM
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street

PRISON GIRLS DETERRED LAUNCH
By Michael Comeau
Wednesday June 19th, 9pm-12
Eyesore Cinema 801 Queen St. W

$5 cover, includes book

Hey Toronto! You get two amazing alt-comix events on the same evening, aren’t you incredibly fortunate to live in this amazing City? Woo hoo!

First up, it’s the previously announced launch for Patrick Kyle’s NEW COMICS #1 and Michael DeForge’s LOSE #5 and VERY CASUAL trade paperback collection. The two artists will be at The Central, signing books and what not, and Chris from The Beguiling will interview them about process and comics creation.

Then! 30 minutes after that ends and 2.5km directly south, it’s PRISON GIRLS DETERRED LAUNCH, the new book from Doug Wright Award winning cartoonist Michael Comeau. $5 cover gets you a copy of the book and admission to the event, which includes a performance by Comeau’s new band New Horizzzons.

Awwwwesome

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REMINDER: Michael DeForge & Patrick Kyle BOOK LAUNCH JUNE 19

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Michael Deforge Debuting LOSE #5 and VERY CASUAL
Patrick Kyle Debuting NEW COMICS #1
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013, 7pm-9pm
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/175576765941499/

Presented by Koyama Press, The Beguiling, and TCAF

All are invited to the official Toronto launch of new work by hometown heroes Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle! The boys will be forced on stage to discuss these new works and their impressive young careers with TCAF’s Christopher Butcher. Books New And Old available at the event!

VERY CASUAL: New from Mr. Michael DeForge after a very successful preview at TCAF. VERY CASUAL is an important new collection of DeForge’s short works, including the Doug Wright Award-winning SPOTTING DEER–it is basically impossible to get everything DeForge does, so get this handy and attractively designed compilation! $15

LOSE #5: The latest installment of Deforge’s one-man anthology, featuring 3 awesome self-contained short and more, you basically absolutely need this, come get it. $8

NEW COMICS #1: 3 all new stories by Patrick Kyle (Black Mass, Distance Mover). Awesome stuff. $8

These works as well as a selection of previous releases by these fine gentlemen will be available for sale at this event. We hope to see you there!