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IT’S THE TORONTO JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2015, JUNE 11-26!

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The Beguiling and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop are proud to sponsor the 2015 Toronto Japanese Film Festival, taking place June 11th to 26th at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. There’s all kinds of great films being screened this year, and tickets are available now at http://www.ticketweb.ca/snl/EventListings.action?orgId=97962&pl=jccc.

A special thing about the lineup this year? There are six (6!) films screening that are being adapted from manga! This is pretty exciting:

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Tokyo Tribe, adapted from the manga by Santa Inoue.
This manga was partially published by Tokyopop, but it’s now out of print. That hasn’t stopped manga fans from snapping up old copies and loving it, though! And this film adaptation by Sion Sono has been drawing raves! Screening June 12. This screening sponsored in part by The Beguiling. Featuring a short introduction by Christopher Butcher of The Beguiling.

poster2Thermae Romae II, adapted from the manga by Mari Yamazaki.
The complete series of these excellent books are in print in English, in three great omnibus editions! Screens June 23rd. This screening sponsored in part by Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop.

Little Forest, adapted from the manga by Daisuke Igarashi
This particular series hasn’t be translated into English, but Igarashi’s amazing visual tour-de-force manga Children of the Sea is available, and it touches on many of the same themes.

Hot Road, adapted from the manga by Taku Tsumugi
Her Granddaughter, adapted from the manga by Keiko Nishi
Maestro!, adapted from the manga by Akira Saso
Unfortunately these authors don’t have anything in print in English, but all of these manga have been critically acclaimed, as have the films!

So once again, we strongly encourage you to check out some of the many great films screening at this year’s Toronto Japanese Film Festival! Full information on the films, schedule, and tickets can be found at http://jccc.on.ca/torontojff/.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

The Beguiling Artstore Welcomes Kate Beaton!

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The Beguiling Artstore is very happy to welcome Kate Beaton as the newest creator whose original art we represent! Beaton has provided us with about a dozen pieces of her original art, including strips from Hark, A Vagrant!, available for sale for the first time!

You can find the selection of Original Artwork for sale at our online art store in the brand new Kate Beaton section, at http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/index.php?cPath=158.

Kate Beaton’s Hark A Vagrant! is an incredible and incredibly popular web comic, and her work has been collected in the New York Times bestselling Hark, A Vagrant from Drawn & Quarterly, and Never Learn Anything From History from Topatoco.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Nathalie Atkinson (Globe & Mail) to interview Jill Lepore at The Secret History Of Wonder Woman Event December 11

nathalie-headshotThe Beguiling is proud to welcome arts writer, film critic, and Globe & Mail columnist Nathalie Atkinson as the special guest interviewer for our event, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, with author Jill Lepore. Atkinson will delve into the incredible revelations in Lepore’s exciting new work of comics history, in what is sure to be an exciting event!

As a reminder, this event is now Thursday, December 11th, moved from its original date of one day earlier. Full information about the event below!

The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Toronto Book Talk with author Jill Lepore
Interviewed by The Globe & Mail’s Nathalie Atkinson

Thursday, December 11th, 2014, @ 7PM
@ The Merril Collection, 239 College Street (Inside the Lillian H. Smith Library)
Free to attend

Sponsored by The Friends of The  Merril Collection, The Beguiling, and Random House Canada

secrethistoryofwonderwomanThe Beguiling, The Friends of the Merril Collection, and Random House Canada, are proud to present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman in Toronto! Lepore will speak on the book, and be interviewed by The Globe & Mail’s Nathalie Atkinson, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, December 11 in the Merril Collection reading room, on the 3rd floor of the Lillian Smith branch at 7PM.

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Items are now in stock! Pre-Order: MASSIVE X OPENING CEREMONY Apparel Line

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The Beguiling is happy to announce that we will begin carrying limited quantities of the new wave of gachi-muchi manga-inspired clothing produced by MASSIVE X OPENING CEREMONY, featuring the artwork of JIRAIYA. We can only carry a limited number of copies of these awesome pieces of apparel in-store, so we’re accepting pre-orders between RIGHT NOW and this MONDAY, AUGUST 18TH. This is a great way to guarantee you get what you want…!

All orders are for in-store pick-up only. If you need your order shipped, visit the MASSIVE online store.

All apparel is available in sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, and XXL. Prices will be the same as the MASSIVE x OPENING CEREMONY online store but in Canadian funds instead of U.S. funds.

E-mail chris@beguiling.com with your name, e-mail address, phone number, and the name and size of each item you would like. Orders larger than $100 will require a 50% deposit. Check out the full list of items below!

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BEST COUPLE MUSCLE TEE – OCxMASSIVE – $55.00

Jiraiya’s Best Couple are back! His famous gachimuchi lovers Asakichi (朝吉) and Seiji (清次), seen previously on the original Jiraiya Sweatshirt, make their return in the form of a breezy muscle tee.

Soft crewneck T-shirt printed all over. Available in sizes XS-XXXL.

Artwork by Jiraiya (児雷也) for MASSIVE.

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SECONDS and THROUGH THE WOODS on sale Tuesday!

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The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Two of the most-anticipated books of the past few years will be available for sale Tuesday morning at 11am!

Emily Carroll shot to fame online for her amazing webcomics stories, including the multiple-award-winning horror short ‘His Face All Red.’ Now, her first collection Through The Woods sees ‘His Face All Red’ joined by 4 brand new short stories for a chilling new collection! Available in paperback and hard cover. And don’t forget the launch event tomorrow night at 7pm!

And we’re pretty sure our friend Bryan Lee O’Malley needs no introduction… but just in case: Dude wrote the six volume Scott Pilgrim series, which is amazing and was adapted into a feature film and our last few events with this fella have had hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people show up. Seconds is his highly-anticipated follow-up, and while it’s a very different book we’re sure Scott Pilgrim fans, and newcomers to his work, are gonna love it. And if you buy it from us, you get a free ticket to his event at the Bloor on July 30th!

Both of these books are great, both go on sale tomorrow, don’t miss them. :)

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Store closed for Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1st.

21-e1348153641978So we don’t usually close for public holidays, but we’re actually going to take the day off on Tuesday, July 1st. The store will be closed. Happy Canada Day!

Update: New comics will be available on Wednesday July 2nd at 11am, as usual!

This closure comes mostly because it turns out we’re not getting our delivery of new comics from Diamond on Tuesday July 1st (we normally get our deliveries on Tuesdays so that they can be ready for you guys on Wednesdays). Our new comics delivery is arriving SOMETIME on Wednesday July 2nd. Which means pulls won’t be ready until the afternoon at the earliest. If you can come in a little later that day, you may want to. Of course, we’ll work as quickly and diligently as possible to get the books out as fast as possible, but it all depends on when the shipment arrives.

Thanks for your understanding!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Captain Canuck illustration by Kalman Andrasofszky