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TCAF OPENS RETAIL POP-UP SHOP @ TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to introduce

THE TCAF POP-UP SHOP @ TPL

at Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada, M4W 2G8
E-mail: store@torontocomics.com
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

http://torontocomics.com/store

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3 @ 6PM
OPENING NIGHT AND ‘JUST THE TIPS’ BOOK LAUNCH
FEATURING AUTHOR CHIP ZDARSKY (SEX CRIMINALS)

TORONTO, Canada – The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is thrilled to announce the opening of the brand new TCAF Pop-Up Shop @ TPL! Located inside Toronto Reference Library (where TCAF is held annually), The TCAF Shop will offer a taste of the Festival spirit this holiday season–a boutique showcase for the very best comics, graphic novels, and goods by Canadian and international cartoonists! All purchases directly benefit the not-for-profit Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

The TCAF Pop-Up Shop will open with a spectacular event, the book launch for the new comedy sex-advice book Just The Tips, with author Chip Zdarsky (recently profiled in the Globe & Mail!). The event and shop opening will take place December 3rd at 6pm, opening regularly for business the next day. We sincerely hope to see you there!

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ABOUT Just The Tips BOOK LAUNCH

Just in time for the holidays, Chip Zdarsky launches Just The Tips, a humorous sexual advice guide by the creators of Time Magazine’s Best Comic of 2013, Sex Criminals. Recently profiled in The Globe & Mail, Zdarsky will sign copies and present from the book in The TCAF Pop-Up Shop’s first ever in-store event, Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, from 6pm-8pm.

More info at:

http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com/dec-3-just-the-tips-book-launch-with-chip-zdarsky/
https://www.facebook.com/events/357957584385193/

ABOUT TCAF

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) is an annual festival celebrating comic art and its creators, occurring annually in Toronto, Canada. Featuring over 400 artists from 19 countries, and 22,000 attendees across Festival events in 2014, the festival is the premiere showcase for independent comics art in North America. It is a not-for-profit festival, presented by Toronto Public Library and The Beguiling Books & Art. www.torontocomics.com

MEDIA

Please direct all media inquiries to store@torontocomics.com to speak with TCAF Pop-Up Shop runners Miles Baker, Andrew Woodrow-Butcher, and Christopher Butcher.

The Beguiling Books & Art Owner and TCAF Co-Founder Peter Birkemoe can be reached at 416-533-9168.

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EVENT: TCAF Announces Pop-Up Retail Shop @ Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to introduce

THE TCAF POP-UP SHOP @ TPL

at Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada, M4W 2G8
E-mail: store@torontocomics.com
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
http://torontocomics.com/store

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3 @ 6PM
OPENING NIGHT AND ‘JUST THE TIPS’ BOOK LAUNCH
FEATURING AUTHOR CHIP ZDARSKY (SEX CRIMINALS)

TORONTO, Canada – The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is thrilled to announce the opening of the brand new TCAF Pop-Up Shop @ TPL! Located inside Toronto Reference Library (where TCAF is held annually), The TCAF Shop will offer a taste of the Festival spirit this holiday season–a boutique showcase for the very best comics, graphic novels, and goods by Canadian and international cartoonists! All purchases directly benefit the not-for-profit Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

The TCAF Pop-Up Shop will open with a spectacular event, the book launch for the new comedy sex-advice book Just The Tips, with author Chip Zdarsky (recently profiled in the Globe & Mail!). The event and shop opening will take place December 3rd at 6pm, opening regularly for business the next day. We sincerely hope to see you there!

ABOUT Just The Tips BOOK LAUNCH

Just in time for the holidays, Chip Zdarsky launches Just The Tips, a humorous sexual advice guide by the creators of Time Magazine’s Best Comic of 2013, Sex Criminals. Recently profiled in The Globe & Mail, Zdarsky will sign copies and present from the book in The TCAF Pop-Up Shop’s first ever in-store event, Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, from 6pm-8pm.

More info at:

http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com/dec-3-just-the-tips-book-launch-with-chip-zdarsky/
https://www.facebook.com/events/357957584385193/

ABOUT TCAF

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) is an annual festival celebrating comic art and its creators, occurring annually in Toronto, Canada. Featuring over 400 artists from 19 countries, and 22,000 attendees across Festival events in 2014, the festival is the premiere showcase for independent comics art in North America. It is a not-for-profit festival, presented by Toronto Public Library and The Beguiling Books & Art. www.torontocomics.com

MEDIA

Please direct all media inquiries to store@torontocomics.com to speak with TCAF Pop-Up Shop runners Miles Baker, Andrew Woodrow-Butcher, and Christopher Butcher.

The Beguiling Books & Art Owner and TCAF Co-Founder Peter Birkemoe can be reached at 416-533-9168.

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Event: Jason Loo ‘Pitiful Human-Lizard’ Talk
@ U of T

Jason Loo Talk – The Pitiful Human Lizard
Tuesday, December 2nd, 4pm-5pm
@ U of T, MC102, The Mechanical Engineering Building, 5 King’s College Road
Andrew Lesk talk on Loo’s work @ 3:15pm, same place
Free, Open to the Public

humanlizardHead over to U of T Tuesday, for a discussion by and about Jason Loo, creator of The Pitiful Human Lizard. This is a free event, and all are welcome.  For more info contact Andrew Lesk,  andrew.lesk@utoronto.ca.

Jason Loo is a Writer/Artist/Letterer/Layout in comic book publishing, most recently the force behind The Pitiful Human-Lizard. He illustrates children’s books, magazines, newspapers, and graphic fiction, and has been featured in web, print, and radio and television.

Shop The Neighbourhood November 29th – 20% Off Comics & Graphic Novels Sale!

The Beguiling is proud to be participating in The Yellow Pages’ SHOP THE NEIGHBOURHOOD promotion on Saturday, November 29th, 2014.

As part of the promotion, we will be having a special, one-day sale, where we will be offering a 20% discount off of the regular price of all in-print comic books and graphic novels, with the exception of items released in November, 2014! Pretty good, eh? Sale prices are in-store only, no rain-cheques.

Thanks,

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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Now in stock! Exclusive Kate Beaton 2015 Tea Towel!

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The Toronto Comic Art Festival and Kate Beaton have teamed to create an amazing new item, the Kate Beaton 2015 Red Riding Hood Tea Towel! Featuring an original illustration with Little Red Riding Hood, this unique item is as practical as it is lovely. Available in-store at The Beguiling for $18. Proceeds go to supporting The Toronto Comic Art Festival.

UPDATE: We are shipping this item! Because these are less than 100g and will fit in a letter-sized envelope, we can ship these out lettermail. No tracking information, but very inexpensive shipping.

Canada $22 CDN – (includes shipping and HST)
US $20 USD – (includes shipping)
International $24 CDN – (includes shipping)

Orders accepted via PayPal. Pay the amount listed to mail@beguiling.com, include shipping address and any further details in the comments field.

If you require faster shipping or shipping with tracking numbers, you can email mail@beguiling.com for details, but please be aware that shipping from and within Canada is VERY expensive, usually $20+ per package.

Thanks!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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The Beguiling & friends featured in Air Canada enRoute edition magazine

If you’re taking a trip between Montreal and Toronto over the next month, keep an eye out for the November issue of Air Canada’s enRoute edition magazine, which features a lovely double page spread featuring comics culture in Toronto and Montreal.

The Beguiling quite happily represents for Toronto, and our friends at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly, Librairie Planète BD, and Débédé rep Montreal comics. A great primer for folks looking to explore the more literary side of comics.

Thanks to the folks at enRoute edition for the attention. We’ve got easy-to-read JPGs linked below, just in case you aren’t taking a flight this month.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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NOV 19: Image Comics In-Store Signing Event! Featuring Ray Fawkes’ Intersect #1, Jim Zub’s Wayward, and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals

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Image Mega-Signing! Featuring Intersect #1
With Intersect creator Ray Fawkes, Sex Criminals’ Chip Zdarsky, and Wayward & Skullkickers’ Jim Zub

Wednesday, November 19th, 6pm-8pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Free

The Beguiling is proud to announce that on Wednesday, November 19th, we will be hosting a signing featuring three great Toronto cartoonists being published by Image Comics, and in celebration of the brand new Intersect #1, written and illustrated by Ray Fawkes! Ray will be on hand for the event, and will be joined by his friends and colleagues Chip Zdarsky, artist of Sex Criminals, and Jim Zub, writer of Wayward and Skullkickers.

Special giveaways and treats await at the event! We’ll see you all there on the 19th.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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Save the Date: Aisha Franz in Toronto November 5

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Aisha Franz in Toronto
Launching her new graphic novel Earthling 
In conversation with Ginette Lapalme
Wednesday, November 5th, 7pm

@ The Central, 603 Markham
Free

This event is made possible in part by the generous support of the Goethe-Institut Toronto. Presented by The Beguiling and Drawn & Quarterly

AISHAFRANZself-portrait_500pxOn Wednesday November 5th, at 7pm, join Drawn & Quarterly and The Beguiling for the launch of Aisha Franz’s debut graphic novel, Earthling! Aisha Franz will be presenting a slideshow about her work and in conversation with Ginette Lapalme.

Earthling details a few short days in the life of two sisters and their single mother, exploring the loneliness of everyday life in the suburbs as these women struggle to come to terms with what the world expects of them. Franz presents a narrative rich with surrealist twists and turns, where the peas on the dinner plate and the ads on television can both literally and figuratively speak to the most private strife and deepest hopes in a person’s life. Drawn in deep gray pencil,Earthling is an atmospheric and haunting account of the inevitability of losing the dream worlds of childhood.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Goethe-Institut Toronto.

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Comics Course: Words and Pictures: Appreciating the Graphic Novel

Hello folks! Looking for a great way ‘in’ to the medium of comics and graphic novels? Check out this course being offered by The University of Toronto between February and April, 2015. Open to everyone, it’s a good primer on the medium, its symbols, and how it all comes together to create something unique and new.

2981 Words and Pictures: Appreciating the Graphic Novel
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Using Scott McCloud’s brilliant and visionary Understanding Comics as a guiding text, we will explore what makes the comic book medium so popular and unique. A variety of examples and genres will be studied such as Herge’s Tintin, Art Spiegelman’s Maus, and Alan Moore’s V For Vendetta. The medium of comics possesses magic and masterpieces all of its own; veteran enthusiasts and those desiring to explore a new cultural field are welcome to join us in its study. Work will consist of either analytical writing or creating one’s own comics.

Find out more at The University of Toronto Website.

Shoplifter Launch Wednesday Night @ 6pm with Michael Cho!

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SHOPLIFTER Book Launch and Event
Featuring author Michael Cho
Wednesday, September 3rd, Event at 6PM! 
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street

Please join The Beguiling and Random House Canada for the official launch of Michael Cho’s SHOPLIFTER, a new graphic novel. Author Michael Cho will be in attendance at the event and read from the work.

Michael Cho’s Shoplifter, his first graphic novel, is a joy to behold—so beautiful it will make all other cartoonists weep with envy.”
—Seth, author of Palookaville

About SHOPLIFTER:

Corinna Park used to have big plans.  Studying English literature in college, she imagined writing a successful novel and leading the idealized life of an author. But she’s been working at the same advertising agency for the past five years and the only thing she’s written is … copy. Corinna knows there must be more to life, but and she faces the same question as does everyone in her generation: how to find it? Here is the brilliant debut graphic novel about a young woman’s search for happiness and self-fulfillment in the big city.
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