Category Archives: Events

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.

 

THU JUNE 6: POPNOIR EDITIONS DOUBLE-LAUNCH FOR APOLOGETICA & GHOST WATER KISS!

On Thursday June 6th at 7PM The Beguiling is pleased to welcome creators BEN O’NEIL and JESSICA BROMLEY BARTRAM to the store to celebrate the release of their new books APOLOGETICA & GHOST WATER KISS from Popnoir Editions!

Ben & Jessica will be in-house talking about their books and giving you a chance to get your own copy signed!

It all takes place from 7-9 in our gallery space on June 6th! See ya there!

FRI JUNE 14: NICK MAANDAG “THE FOLLIES OF RICHARD WADSWORTH” LAUNCH!

On Friday, June 14th at 7pm join Nick Maandag at The Beguiling (319 College St) for the launch of his debut book The Follies of Richard Wadsworth! “Maandag showcases his excellent deadpan, cringe-inducing humor in this hilariously unsettling collection of three short stories…This painfully funny book will resonate with anyone coping with arbitrary, pompous authority figures.” –– Publishers Weekly.

The evening will begin with a conversation between Nick and Chester Brown (Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus), followed by a signing!

It’s going to be great!! See you there!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nick Maandag was born in Mississauga, Ontario in 1982. He studied philosophy at Erindale College before moving to Toronto in 2006. His previous comics include Streakers, The Libertarian, and Facility Integrity. He has received nominations for both the Doug Wright and Joe Shuster awards.

SUN JUNE 2: KOYAMA KIDS LAUNCH! AARON LEIGHTON & CHRIS KUZMA “A CHILDREN’S BOOK OF DEMONS” & “LUNCH QUEST”!

We’ve been sitting on this one for a while to drop on you post-TCAF as we keep the amazing comics events in this city going!

On Sunday, June 2nd, Little Island Comics and The Beguiling welcome creators AARON LEIGHTON and CHRIS KUZMA to the store to celebrate the release of their new books A CHILDREN’S BOOK OF DEMONS and LUNCH QUEST from Koyama Press!

This all-ages event will kick off at Noon in The Beguiling’s gallery space with readings, activity sheets for kids, a chance to get your books signed and lots more fun to come for all-ages!

See you there!

SAT MAY 04: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY AT THE BEGUILING!

Oh geez, where does the time go? Saturday May 4th it’s time for another FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

The Beguiling will be celebrating all day with our selection of FCBD titles! This year, not only will we have a full range of new for 2019 FCBD titles but also a number of other from past years available too!

There will be a limit per person on 2019 FCBD titles (posted in-store), as well as a maximum of one copy each per person per title! On FCBD titles from previous years and other giveaways you can take as many titles as you’d like with a maxiumum of one copy each per person as well!

Not only that but we will have a special BEGUILING-only edition of VIZ’s 2019 FCBD title available in store!!  😎

We’ll also be having a sale in our BACK ISSUE BASEMENT to sweeten the deal! See in-store for details on Saturday!

Things will kick off at 11am when we open and we’ll have titles available all day until they sell out.

See you there!

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!