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EVENT: A CONVERSATION WITH MIKE DIANA November 5th

The Beguiling is pleased to present, in conjunction with Suspect Video and Horror-Rama, a conversation with underground comics artist Mike Diana!

Underground cartoonist, self publisher of controversial zines full of sexuality and violence, Diana has the distinction of being the first person to receive a criminal conviction in the United States for artistic obscenity. A documentary of Diana’s case entitled “The Trial of Mike Diana” is being made and will be released in the near future.

This event will be held in The Beguiling (319 College) Sunday, November 5th at 6:00pm. Following the conversation will be a chance for a Q&A and signing with the artist.

 

Learn more about Mike Diana over at The Comics Journal: Something of Value

NEW IN THE ART STORE: MAHENDRA SINGH

The Human, Lich and the Lord of Evil

We’ve just added this absolutely breathtaking piece by Mahendra Singh to the art store! This is the original art for an Adventure Time licensed poster issued by the now-defunct Cartoon Network Collective, a parody of Albrecht Dürer’s “The Knight, Death and the Devil”. .One of the last pieces of Adventure Time original art that will ever be available, and absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Follow the link up top to our art store for more information!

THIS ONE SUMMER Original Art Charity Auction for Banned Books Week!

 

To mark Banned Books Week, Jillian Tamaki & The Beguiling are pleased to announce this chance to purchase original art from 2016’s most challenged book in U.S libraries THIS ONE SUMMER, with all proceeds being donated to UNICEF Emergency Fund.
While many pieces from This One Summer are available year-round for sale on our original art store, these pages have never previously been posted for sale, and were chosen specifically by Jillian Tamaki to auction and raise money for the UNICEF Emergency Fund. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!
The auction is live NOW over on EBAY for the next week!
Thanks to Jillian for approaching us about taking part in helping such a great cause!
More on This One Summer & Banned Books Week:
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September 23: Seth Tobocman presents WAR IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD at Church of St. Stephen-in-the-Fields

September 23rd, acclaimed graphic novelist Seth Tobocman will present War in the Neighbourhood, a classic study of anti-gentrification activism in New York, recently re-issued by Ad Astra Comix. At a time when gentrification threatens to change the face of Kensington Market, and other areas of Toronto which have traditionally been home to those on the margins, this story is more important for us than ever. We’ll also hear from some local activists (details to be confirmed).

We’re very excited about this event, and we hope you can join us!

Part of the Faith, Art and Activism festival, an annual collaboration between St Stephen’s, the Trinity College Chaplaincy, and the Student Christian Movement.

We are co-sponsoring this event with St. Stephen-in-the-Fields!

MOTHRA: Kaiju! @ The Revue

KAIJU! At the Revue!
Sponsored by The Beguiling Books & Art!
MOTHRA
Wednesday, August 30, 6:45PM
Tickets $10-$13
Directed by Ishirô Honda

JAPAN 1961 101min. PG

The Beguiling’s monthly anime series goes live-action this month with Toho’s classic Mothra. Amidst a pantheon of fire-breathing dinosaurs, flying lizards and three-headed behemoths – not to mention their various robotic incarnations – who would think that one of the most enduring characters in Toho’s kaiju (“giant monster”) universe would be the colourful, Mother Earth-loving Mothra? We sure think so. Mothra marks a departure in both tone and colour of previous kaiju films. Gone is the dark, metaphorical havoc brought on by Godzilla’s nuclear stomping of Tokyo. While the irradiated subtext is still obvious and Mothra’s wrath ain’t a laughing matter, the film borders on comedic whimsy, as clumsy reporter hero Sen-Chan (Frankie Sakai) comes off as a buffoonish Lou Costello, and the miniature twins (played by the singing duo “The Peanuts”) are downright adorable. No wonder Mothra wants them back.

The Beguiling will be on site with a merch table, plus prizes to raffle off!

Presented in 2K. Dubbed English.

Special event. Admission $13 General, $10 Members, Seniors and Students. All membership benefits welcome.

Advance tickets available  HERE!