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AUG 5: HAPPINESS COMIX #5 LAUNCH W SCREENING OF MATTHEW THURBER’S “FLEEGIX”!

Whoah, yes!! This one has been germinating for a long while now and we’re so excited to finally tell you about it!

On Monday, August 5th at 7PM, The Beguiling welcomes editor LEAH WISHNIA and contributor MATTHEW THURBER to the store to celebrate the long-awaited release of HAPPINESS COMIX #5! After a 5-year hiatus, the legendary anthology series returns with an incredible roster of artists and we’re so excited to mark the occasion! Leah will be giving a performance incorporating readings and live music, and there will be readings from some other special guests! (To be announced soon, so check back!)

As if that wasn’t enough, to close out the evening Matthew Thurber will be screening his feature film FLEEGIX in 16mm!

This is going to be one for the ages, so come on out and cement a Fond Memory for future times!

More about HAPPINESS COMIX: 

http://happinesscomix.net/

More about FLEEGIX:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1209343473/fleegix

AUG 11: JORDAN REGINALD AELICK “DON’T FRET” GALLERY OPENING!

Don’t Fret: You’re Only Dreaming

Jordan Reginald Aelick

“While we sleep we dream. What a strange realm of existence it is. The clarity of these times can rival our daily lives, others lost in a confused fog, forever forgotten. Exploring the world of dreams and reality, Fret Aujir continues his unwanted journey throughout the land of the Feurlin’s where the greedy Reginald Oilslick continues his corporate reign. Every chapter alternates between being a dream inside of Fret’s head followed by his ongoing daily life, starting with a dream chapter. Over the course of two and a half years of daily panel comic practice the paintings in this series were made to be used as the cover image for each chapter’s printed zine, one panel per page. Between 30 and 90 copies of each chapter were printed. Upon completion of chapters 1-4 and 5-8 they were compiled in a larger zine, four panels per page. All twelve chapter’s were then collected and assembled into a hardbound book, hand made (except for printing which was done by a Xerox machine at Net Plaza) in an edition of 50.”

The Beguiling will be displaying Jordan’s art in our gallery for the month of August, with an opening event on Sunday, August 11th starting at 6PM!

 

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!