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OCT 24: LIANA FINCK “EXCUSE ME” BOOK LAUNCH!

The great events just keep coming, and here’s a HUGE one!

On October 24th, creator LIANA FINCK will be here in-store for a launch event for her new book EXCUSE ME: CARTOONS, COMPLAINTS AND NOTES TO SELF from Random House! Liana will be in-conversation with writer IVY KNIGHT, followed by a chance to get your own copy of her new book signed!

It all starts at 7PM October 24th! It’s gonna be a big one, so get here early! We’ll see you then!

OCT 16: FRANK SANTORO “COMICS AS MUSIC” WORKSHOP!

On Wednesday, October 16 at 7PM The Beguiling welcomes FRANK SANTORO to the store to lead his “Comics as Music” workshop and to celebrate two releases from New York Review Comics: PITTSBURGH and RETURN TO ROMANCE: THE STRANGE LOVE STORIES OF OGDEN WHTNEY, edited by Santoro and Dan Nadel!

Frank Santoro will lead a hands on workshop where he examines the connections between art and music. Santoro postulates that improvisation and orchestration across diverse disciplines are all connected by creative intuition and pattern language. He will also be promoting his new book “Pittsburgh” published by New York Review Comics.

Watch a video about the workshop!
https://vimeo.com/185973194

http://coldheatcomics.blogspot.com/2015/02/notes-for-comics-symposium.html?m=1

We’re super excited to have Frank bring his workshop to the store, and we know you are too! See you there!

AUG 1: GRIMOIRE NOIR LAUNCH WITH ARTIST YANA BOGATCH!

On Thursday, August 1st, The Beguiling welcomes local illustrator Yana Bogatch to the store in celebration of the release of Grimoire Noir, published by First Second!  Yana will be in attendance to speak about the book, her path to publication, answer questions and sign copies of this “brooding gothic fare brimming with style” (Kirkus Reviews)!

It’ll all kick off at 7PM in-store (319 College St)! We can’t wait to see you there!

About the author:
Yana Bogatch is a freelance illustrator/character designer/comic artist currently residing in Toronto, Canada. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Traditional Animation, and a background in music. She is committed to creating an immersive experience with her illustrations / comics, and her ultimate desire is to let the viewer step through the veil and feel like they are there with the characters.

SHIPPING JULY 10TH 2019

BLACK HAMMER JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (OF 5) CVR D LEMIREThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on July 10TH, 2019
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

NEW COMICS

AGE OF X-MAN APOCALYPSE AND X-TRACTS #5 (OF 5) 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 7.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 BLANK VAR 7.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 DITKO HIDDEN GEM VAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 GLEASON VAR

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HEADS UP! No Manga May 24-26 ! Back issue basement is open (buuut)

Yup, it’s just what it says, all of our manga is offsite with us at another exciting year at ANIME NORTH! As such, we won’t have any of our manga available for purchase at the store this weekend but we will have TONS at Anime North so come see us there!

As well, we took all of the tables from our back issue basement to use at the convention, so while our basement is open it’s a little bit worse for wear. We apologize for the mess but it was either close it down or have it operate a little messily so we opted for the latter!

Thanks for all your understanding! May is bananas around here and we appreciate you rolling with it, with us!

MAY 20: The Beguiling is Closed Victoria Day!

In celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday, The Beguiling and Little Island will be closed on Monday May 20th!

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No, we haven’t found a sudden love of the Queen, we’re just all a little beat from TCAF and preparing for Anime North so we decided it might be nice to take advantage of this holiday!

We’ll be open regular hours the rest of the week!

(Art by Walt Kelly from the cover of Pogo Sunday Brunch)

TCAF 2019 Posters Now Available!!!

WOW YES THE TIME IS HERE! Fresh from the printer we now have all three TCAF 2019 posters in stock and for sale!

All three posters by TCAF featured guests Junji Ito, Lorena Alvarez and Seth are now in-stock and available at The Beguiling Books & Art (That’s us! 319 College Street) or at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop at Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street)– Posters are $10 each, or all 3 for $20!! Whatta deal!

Total poster size (with show info and sponsor logos) is 13″ wide by 21.5″ tall. Main poster image area is 13″ x 19″.

All three posters are printed on bright matte stock and they look great!! Come see for yourself, or pick ’em up during TCAF, May 11 & 12 at Toronto Referenced Library!

SHIPPING APRIL 17TH 2019

SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #2 (OF 6) MICHAEL CHO VARThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on April 17th, 2019
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

NEW COMICS

ADVENTURE TIME MARCY & SIMON #4 (OF 6) MAIN (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #3 (OF 5) 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #3 (OF 5) 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 2ND PTG OTTLEY VAR 4.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.HU 2ND PTG COELLO VAR

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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!