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Win tickets to see FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH

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three-robbersOne of our most successful events of the past year was definitely the visit by acclaimed children’s book author/illustrator… and erotic artist… Tomi Ungerer, in support of the new biopic on his work and his life. We’ve heard a pretty common refrain of regret from folks who missed theses screenings last year, and so we’re quite happy that the work is returning for an engagement at the Bloor this weekend! We’re giving away tickets to the opening night, Friday August 30th with entry info below, but even if you’re not the contesting type we hope you’ll go check out this amazing film!

About “Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story”

FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH is a fascinating journey into the life of an uncompromising artist. From his award-winning children’s books to his provocative and iconic anti-war illustrations from the 60s and 70s, Tomi Ungerer’s work has always had a clever, biting edge balanced with a playful fearlessness. But as much as Ungerer was heralded for his creativity, his outspokenness made him a target of controversy. This became even more evident when Ungerer began to illustrate erotic books late in his career, a move that outraged fans of his earlier work and blacklisted his publications from most major libraries, schools and bookstores. Forced to re-invent himself, Ungerer retreated to Nova Scotia and then to Ireland to refuel his creative energies, only recently finding renewed success. In English and French, with English subtitles.

Screening dates and times:

All screenings at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West). Tickets $11, $8 for Bloor Hot Docs Cinema members.

Friday, August 30 – 9:00 p.m. *Skype Q&A with Director
Saturday, August 31 – 9:15 p.m. *Skype Q&A with Director
Sunday, September 1 – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, September 2 – 8:45 p.m.
Thursday, September 5 – 8:45 p.m.

*Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://bloorcinema.com or at the door on the day of the screening (subject to availability).

Enter to win one five pairs of tickets to see FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY on Friday, August 30th!

So OF COURSE you want to see this amazing film! All you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this page!), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “THE THREE ROBBERS” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Thursday, August 29th, at 11am. We will draw the winners at that time, and e-mail the winners. Tickets can be picked up at the box-office on the 30th.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “THE THREE ROBBERS”, and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of beguiling dot com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Thursday August 29th, at 11am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per household/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Alright! Hope you win and even if you don’t, we hope you get a chance to take in this excellent show!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

EVENT: The Cage & In Love With Art – Double Book Launch

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Double Book Launch: In Love with Art and The Cage
An on-stage interview with Françoise Mouly and Sean Rogers
Moderated by Jeet Heer
Friday, September 13, 2013
Revival, 783 College Street
Doors at 7pm. Event Starts Promptly at 7:30 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/events/155536951313485/?fref=ts
Free

Do you feel the comics you read just aren’t smart enough? Tired of people in tights and zombie apocalypses? Do we have the books for you! On Friday, September 13, Coach House Books and The Beguiling invite you to one of the most most rarefied of comics events to hit Toronto. These are comics so smart, they should come with Cliff’s Notes

This fall, Coach House Books launches two new books: In Love with Art and The Cage. Jeet Heer’s book In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly’s Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman looks at the woman who’s gone (until now) unappreciated as an architect of the modern comics revolution. Françoise Mouly, co-editor of RAW, art director of The New Yorker and wife of Art Spiegelman has been quietly changing comics art since the 1980s, and Heer’s new book looks at her triumphs and long relationship with the creator of Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers. The Cage by the late Martin Vaughn-James is a reprint of a lost cult classic of Canadian graphic novels. First published in 1975, the enigmatic comic returns to print after decades, with a new introduction (and appreciation) by Seth.

On September 13, author Jeet Heer will conduct an on-stage conversation with comic book force of nature Françoise Mouly about her decades-long relationship with Art Spiegelman, their work with RAW and Mouly’s overhaul of The New Yorker and creation of TOON Books. Heer will also speak with comics’ writer Sean Rogers (The Walrus, Globe and Mail) about the legacy of The Cage. And this will all be followed by a discussion of the changing face of comics as a more intellectual undertaking. Signings by Heer and Mouly will follow the on-stage discussion.

EVENT: KEVIN KELLER creator DAN PARENT – In-Store August 23!

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Creator Appearance: Dan Parent
Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
23 August 2013, 7:30pm to 9pm
RSVP on Facebook

FREE

We’re proud and delighted to announce that Dan Parent will be meeting fans and signing books at Little Island Comics on Friday, August 23rd from 7:30pm until 9pm!

Known for bringing more diversity and inclusion to Riverdale than ever before, Dan Parent has been making Archie comics since 1987. When he introduced Archie Comics’ first out gay character Kevin Keller in 2010, that issue became the first in the 70-year history of Archie to completely sell through. And here at Little Island we know first-hand how much Archie fans young and old love Kevin Keller!

We hope you’ll join us on August 23rd to meet Dan Parent. And keep your eye on Little Island’s Facebook page, or follow them on twitter – @littleislandcmx – for details on other upcoming events.

Choose Your Own Book Launch Photos!

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Thanks to everyone who came out to Choose Your Own Book Launch! To Be or Not to Be Vs This is How You Die! I think it’s safe to say that may have been the best book launch  we’ve ever held, or at least top five.

The amazing Paul Hillier took a ton of photos that we’ve posted on the Beguiling Events Group on Facebook — so you should totally check those out and then join the Beguiling Events Group!

Special thanks to our authors Ryan North and David Malki !, and artists Gillian Georz, Dara Gold, Chris Jones, John Martz, Kean Soo, Jim Zubkavich, and Matt Yantha.

Additional thanks to the Classical Theatre Project, Malabar, and our wonderful venues, Butler’s Pantry and Southern Accent.

And stay tuned for more event announcements — we’ve got some really exciting things planned for the Fall.

BY CROM! Book Launch August 2nd

(This isn’t our event, but it looks fun! Might be right up your alley. Check it out!)

BY CROM! BOOK LAUNCH
Friday, August 2, 2013, 8:00pm – 11:30pm
@ Bento Miso, 862 Richmond Street West, Suite 300, Coworking
Tickets $10/$20

Know, O friend, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of your great city of Toronto, there was an Age undreamed of, when great warriors stalked the kingdoms of the earth, ate and drank of the finest fare, and celebrated their conquests together.

In that ancient tradition, please join us to celebrate the release of Rachel Kahn’s By Crom!, a comic book of spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian.

With cromulent finger foods, a seductive cash bar, a limited edition event poster at the door, and all the thematic entertainment you could dream of, it will be a night filled only with what is best in life. We recommend you bring a camera, and your best Arnie impression.

Standard admission includes a free signed event poster at the door and one drink ticket.

Tickets available at https://bentomiso.com/events/by-crom-book-launch

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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