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The Beguiling is hiring!

The Beguiling is hiring!

We are currently accepting résumés (electronic only – no paper copies, please!) for two positions. If you have ever dreamed of working at an awesome comic book shop, read on and see if these jobs might be right for you! Please apply no later than Friday, July 31st.

(Please note: If you have previously submitted a resume to The Beguiling, please re-submit electronically for these two openings.)

Position #1: Receiver/Inventory Wrangler

Position Description:

The primary responsibility of this position is to manage the incoming product for our stores, across our retail and warehouse locations. The person in this position will receive boxes from couriers, unpack shipments and reconcile them against publisher invoices, and enter the inventory into our computer systems in a timely fashion. This is a position that requires lots of attention to detail, and the ability to multitask. The person in this position will be required to liaise with booksellers at several locations in order to prioritize their work in a way that aligns with the needs of the business as a whole.

The person in this position may occasionally be assigned regular retail sales/customer service duties. Additional tasks and responsibilities may also be assigned.

Position Requirements/Qualifications

  • retail experience, especially in comics or books
  • heavy lifting
  • familiarity with excel
  • general knowledge of and interest in comics/graphic novels/manga
  • proactive communication skills

In addition, the following are assets

  • -driver’s license
  • -proficiency in (a) language(s) other than English, especially French or Japanese

This position is full-time and available immediately. We are flexible with hours, but the person in this position will be subject to a vacation blackout through April and May each year. Interested applicants should apply via email to Andrew Woodrow-Butcher (andrew@beguiling.com) with a résumé.

Position #2: Library Services Associate

Position Description

The primary responsibility of this position is selling comics, graphic novels, and manga directly to school and public library customers, both in person and via email. This is a people- and product knowledge-focused position that also requires a great amount of attention to detail. The Library Services Associate will be able to assess the suitability of books for different ages, reading levels, and different types of libraries. In addition to working with librarians and educators, the successful applicant will regularly work at Little Island Comics as a bookseller.

Position Requirements/Qualifications

  • retail or sales experience (especially in comics or books) and/or library/education experience
  • heavy lifting
  • familiarity with Microsoft Excel
  • general knowledge of and interest in comics/graphic novels/manga/childrens or YA books
  • proactive communication skills
  • driver’s license

In addition, the following are assets

  • proficiency in (a) language(s) other than English, especially French or Japanese
  • qualifications/degrees in Information Studies, Library Science, Library Technology, Education

This position could be full- or part-time for the majority of the year, but is full-time during November, April, and May, and subject to a complete vacation blackout during April and May. We are flexible with hours, and the position is available immediately. Interested applicants should apply via email to Andrew Woodrow-Butcher (andrew@beguiling.com) with a résumé.

NEW IN THE ART STORE: Marian Churchland (8house) and Brandon Graham (King City)!

The Beguiling is proud to announce that it will begin selling the original comics artwork of

Marian Churchland
(Beast, 8house)

Brandon Graham
(King City, Prophet, Multiple Warheads)

Original Art Sales Begin Today, July 1st
Including the brand-new 8house #1: Arclight, released today
http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com

8houseArclight01-2x3-300July 1st: The Beguiling is proud to officially announce that it is now representing the original comics art sales of acclaimed Canadian comics creator Marian Churchland, and creator and Canadian transplant Brandon Graham in its art store. This announcement happily coincides with the release of the pair’s newest collaborative effort, 8house #1: Arclight, published today by Image Comics, with originals from the issue already available for sale at http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/.

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Brandon Graham is probably best known for his signature graphic novels King City and Multiple Warheads, which he wrote and illustrated, and for his reimagining of the Image comic Prophet, which he wrote and drew along with a top team of international artists. His newest projects, the anthology-series Island (launching later this month) and the open-world speculative-fiction series 8house (debuting today) continue to deliver everything his fans have come to love about his work, and then some!

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Joining Brandon for the debut of 8house today is the supremely talented artist Marian Churchland. Creator of the original graphic novel Beast for Image comic, Churchland has also contributed art to series including Elephantmen, Northlanders, Madame Xanadu, and is also co-creating the upcoming series From Under Mountains, due to debut in September 2015.

Speaking of 8house, Marian Churchland has fully illustrated the first two issues of the series, and has made almost all of the original artwork for the first issue available for sale! In addition, Churchland has provided art from several personal projects, and her work on Vertigo’s Northlanders, and it is all currently available in the art store. Brandon Graham has provided a selection of pages from his projects including King City, Multiple Warheads, Prophet, and more, which are now available for sale.

So head over to http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/ to see all of the available pages by both of these fantastic artists, and look forward to seeing even more in the weeks to come!

The Beguiling would like to thank Robin McConnell of Inkstuds for all of his help getting the art together. Check out his regular podcast at http://www.inkstuds.org/, it’s great, and Chris is on it occasionally.

 

 

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