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DASH SHAW @ BEGUILING & TIFF SEP 13 – MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA

Dash Shaw Signing @ The Beguiling
For “Cosplayers” and “My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea”
Tuesday, September 13th, @ 6:30pm
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Tickets for TIFF screening here.
Signing is free!

9781606999486-cosplayersThe Beguiling is proud to welcome our long-time pal Dash Shaw, creator of the graphic novels Cosplayers, New School, Body World, and so many more for a very special signing at the shop! See Dash is in town because one of his comics has been turned into a film, and it’s screening at The Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF, from September 11th through the 16th! Hooray!

Here’s where it gets super interesting: The film is screening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (around the corner) on Tuesday, September 13, at 4:00pm. So Dash is gonna come by a do a little signing and meet and greet at The Beguiling afterwards, at 6:30pm! Go see the movie (tickets available here) and then come get your books signed, or pick up his new one COSPLAYERS, or just say hi to a great guy who makes great comics (my favourite is BodyWorld, but they’re all good).

The film sounds really great too, check out the synopsis below!

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Directed by Dash Shaw
USA, 2016, 75m
U.S. Premiere
No matter your age, part of you never outgrows high school, for better or worse. Dash Shaw, known for such celebrated graphic novels as Cosplayers and New School, brings his subjective, dreamlike sense of narrative; his empathy for outsiders and their desire to connect; and his rich, expressive drawing style to his first animated feature. Packed with action but seen from the inside out, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea is about friends overcoming their differences and having each other’s backs in times of crisis, and its marvelously complex characters are voiced by Jason Schwartman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon,  Alex Karpovsky and John Cameron Mitchell. w/ Synopsis courtesy Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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The Secret Path – New from Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire

Hey there folks!

We don’t normally run full press releases here on the blog, but we also know something special when we see it. Today it was announced that Gord Downie (The Tragically Hip) and Jeff Lemire (Essex County) are spearheading a new multimedia project called The Secret Path. A new album, a graphic novel, and an animated film special converge to tell the story of Chanie Wenjack, and indigenous boy who died running away from a residential school fifty years ago. This is an important project that will be talked about for years to come.

We’re working with the publisher to ensure we’ll have a substantial number of copies of The Secret Path graphic novel available on release day, October 18th, at both The Beguiling and Page & Panel.  We’re hoping to put something together with Jeff too (though he may be a little busy!). If you would like to pre-order a copy of The Secret Path, e-mail us at mail@beguiling.com with your name, phone number, and e-mail address.

Anyway, please click the ‘read more’ and find out about this incredible new project.

Continue reading The Secret Path – New from Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire

OCT28: Jessica Campbell talks HOT OR NOT: 20TH CENTURY MALE ARTISTS

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Jessica Campbell talks HOT OR NOT: 20th Century Male Artists
Friday, October 28th, 7pm-9pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street (Final Location TBD)
Free to attend

“These men should be judged on their artistic merit, not their hotness. What Ms. Campbell has done here is disgraceful.”
— Jillian Tamaki, co-author of Skim and This One Summer and author of SuperMutant Magic Academy

Come one, come all, to an amazing event for Jessica Campbell’s new book release from Koyama Press, Hot Or Not: 20th Century Male Artists. While the history of 20th-century art is filled-to-overflowing with dudes, no one has ever judged the most important thing: Are these guys fuckable or not? Luckily, Jessica Campbell is up to the task, and Hot Or Not is now the definitive resource for male artist boneability, a necessary addition to the critical cannon.

Come out for a fun, at least slightly tongue-in-cheek evening as Jessica walks us through the book and its creation. Final location is to be determined, but there’ll be drinks and fun, and you might even want to come dressed as your favourite artist, I mean, Hallowe’en will be a few days later.

Picasso? More like Picasso-so. See you on the 28th.

ABOUT:

HOT OR NOT: 20th Century Male Artists, is published by Koyama Press and available now at The Beguiling and Page & Panel, among other great stores. It features a scratch-off cover so you can see the wieners of the fellas depicted on it.

JESSICA CAMPBELL is from Victoria, BC and is an enthusiast of jokes, painting and comics. She completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was the recipient of the Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship, and also a comics instructor. She has exhibited work in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Greece.

DASH SHAW @ THE BEGUILING & TIFF SEP 13 – MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA

Dash Shaw Signing @ The Beguiling
For “Cosplayers” and “My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea”
Tuesday, September 13th, @ 6:30pm
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Tickets for TIFF screening here.
Signing is free!

9781606999486-cosplayersThe Beguiling is proud to welcome our long-time pal Dash Shaw, creator of the graphic novels Cosplayers, New School, Body World, and so many more for a very special signing at the shop! See Dash is in town because one of his comics has been turned into a film, and it’s screening at The Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF, from September 11th through the 16th! Hooray!

Here’s where it gets super interesting: The film is screening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (around the corner) on Tuesday, September 13, at 4:00pm. So Dash is gonna come by a do a little signing and meet and greet at The Beguiling afterwards, at 6:30pm! Go see the movie (tickets available here) and then come get your books signed, or pick up his new one COSPLAYERS, or just say hi to a great guy who makes great comics (my favourite is BodyWorld, but they’re all good).

The film sounds really great too, check out the synopsis below!

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Directed by Dash Shaw
USA, 2016, 75m
U.S. Premiere
No matter your age, part of you never outgrows high school, for better or worse. Dash Shaw, known for such celebrated graphic novels as Cosplayers and New School, brings his subjective, dreamlike sense of narrative; his empathy for outsiders and their desire to connect; and his rich, expressive drawing style to his first animated feature. Packed with action but seen from the inside out, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea is about friends overcoming their differences and having each other’s backs in times of crisis, and its marvelously complex characters are voiced by Jason Schwartman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon,  Alex Karpovsky and John Cameron Mitchell. w/ Synopsis courtesy Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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CLOSED FOR CIVIC HOLIDAY

Heads up! The Beguiling is going to be closed on Monday August 1st, 2016 for Civic Holiday.

We hope that everyone enjoys a fun and festive holiday season with their loved ones, and we’ll see you when we open again on Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 for Regular Business Day.

Keep it Cool, Toronto!