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THIS SUNDAY: The Comic Book History of Beer Book Launch & Author Talk!


EVENT: The Comic Book History of Beer Book Launch
With author Jonathan Hennessey!
Sunday, October 4th, 5pm-7pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge St. (Enter from Yonge St. doors)
Free to attend

Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop is thrilled to welcome Jonathan Hennessy, writer and researcher of the brand new graphic novel THE COMIC BOOK STORY OF BEER for the official Toronto Book Launch! Join Jonathan at Page & Panel on Sunday, October 4th, at 5pm, for a talk and signing!

This book has been getting RAVE reviews from NPR, Huffington Post, Food Republic and more, and it’s a fascinating subject too! Hopefully you can make it out for the event.

Please note, unfortunately no beer will be served on the premises. But! An official ‘after party’ will happen just down the street (location TBC) where we can all enjoy the fruits of the labours of the fine brewers who inspired this book’s creation.

The Comic Book Story of Beer is now available for sale at The Beguiling and Page & Panel.


Ghibli Screening: When Marnie Was There

Hey folks! We thought you might be interested to learn that The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (Don Mills & Eglinton) is screening Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There on Thursday, September 24th. It’s a rare screening, and only ten bucks!

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
September Movie Night:
When Marnie Was There
Thursday September 24, 2015 @7 pm
Tickets: $8 (JCCC Members) $10 (General)

Sushi will be on sale before the screening!

Omoide-no-Marnie_poster_small1This newest feature from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli is a sweeping story of friendship, mystery and discovery that delivers stirring emotions and breathtaking animation as only Ghibli can.

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection. As the days go by, Anna begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Based on the young adult novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), Marnie is filled with moonlit seascapes, a glowing orchestral score, and powerful dramatic portrayals that build to a stormy climax.

Directions and more info at



Do you like cheap comics?

Well we’re going to hook you up.

We’ve just opened up two of our storage rooms and filled them to the brim with super cheap comics and graphic novels. Featuring work from the 1970s through this very year, there are dozens of long boxes of single issue comics to pour over all priced at 50 cents each.  We are adding more long boxes and replenishing sold items pretty much every day too.

We also have more than two-dozen long boxes worth of trade paperback and hardcover graphic novels, of all genres, publishers, shapes and sizes, priced at between $1 and $5 each.

Come and check it out–ask at the front counter of The Beguiling or Little Island Comics for the full details!

SEP 15: CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD! Greg Pak & Takeshi Miyazawa In-Store Signing

Takeshi Miyzawa & Greg Pak In-Store Signing
The Team behind Code Monkey Save World, The Princess Who Saved Herself, and More!
Tuesday, September 15th, 5pm-7pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto (@ Bathurst TTC)
Free to attend

codemonkeyThe Beguiling is proud to welcome writer Greg Pak and artist Takeshi Miyazawa to Toronto! These two fellas are the incredible team behind the comic adaptations of Jonathan Coulton’s Code Monkey Save World and The Princess Who Saved Herself,  as well as numerous books for Marvel comics, Dynamite Entertainment, and more! Both of the brand-new Coulton books will be available for sale at the event for the first time, as will a huge assortment of other titles by the pair!


Greg Pak is the New York-based writer of the just-announced “Totally Awesome Hulk” starring the character he created, Amadeus Cho! He has had lengthy runs on Hulk, Hercules, and more for Marvel Comics, and recently announced his new creator-owned series Kingsway West for Dark Horse Comics!


Takeshi Miyazawa is Canadian but has been working and drawing comics in Tokyo, Japan for the past 5 years! He is the new main artist on Ms. Marvel (with Adrian Alphona), and has worked on numerous series including Runaways, Turok, Amadeus Cho, and more. Takeshi will also be signing the next day at Page & Panel. :)

Thanks to Takeshi and Greg for taking the time out to come see us in Toronto! Much appreciated. :)

Chris @ The Beguiling




Terror Assaulter: One Man War On Terror
Book Launch featuring creator Ben Marra
Wednesday, October 21st, 7pm-9pm
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street

The Beguiling will be welcoming cartoonist Benjamin Marra as Toronto’s newest resident, with this special event celebrating the release of his newest work. TERROR ASSAULTER: ONE MAN WAR ON TERROR “brilliantly satirizes America’s obsession with justice and disinterest in consequences” in this new collected volume from Fantagraphics. Marra will be reading and presenting from his work, and the presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A and signing.

See you on October 21st at The Central!

Our thanks to Fantagraphics for helping to set up this event!

11887977_10155906045990447_9153300679376883811_nCartoonist Benjamin Marra brilliantly satirizes America’s obsession with justice — and disinterest in consequences — via a highly stylized, hyper- masculine style that gushes with violence, sex, and international intrigue, battering down the boundaries between psychedelia, political commentary, and aggressive expressionism. Terror Assaulter must defeat Terror at all costs, as long as it leaves time for steamy dates with hot chicks. The man’s codename is O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror) and he is the world’s greatest protector, and a villain’s worst nightmare. This is a hilarious satire of American foreign policy over the last decade, neocon philosophy, the state of American masculinity and sexuality, and male power fantasy in escapist entertainment.

(Pat)Labour Day Hours 2015

Monday, September 7th, is Labour Day here in Toronto (possibly elsewhere as well, but we have not verified that)! We will be celebrating the occasion by working slightly  less than normal.

The Beguiling and Little Island will be open  from 12pm-6pm.

Page & Panel will be open from 12pm-5pm.

That’s PLENTY of time to come in and buy some comics. No need to rush!!!


EVENT: Batman Day! With writers Ray Fawkes & Brenden Fletcher!

Saturday September 26th is BATMAN DAY, and The Beguiling Books & Art and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop are celebrating with two great authors signing in-store!

On Saturday, September 26th, meet Brenden Fletcher, writer of ‘Batgirl,’ ‘Black Canary,’ and ‘Gotham Academy,’ and Ray Fawkes, writer of ‘Gotham by Midnight’ and ‘Batman Eternal,’ at BOTH The Beguiling and Page & Panel!

At Both Stores: We’ll be offering an all-day 10% off sale on all in-stock Batman and Batman-related comic books and graphic novels. Batman Day goodies will be available at both stores.

1:00pm-2:30pm: THE BEGUILING will host Ray Fawkes and Brenden Fletcher at 601 Markham Street! As a special bonus, from 1pm-3pm The Beguiling will be offering an extra 10% off all in-stock Batman comics and graphic novels, for a total discount of 20% off!

3pm-4:30pm: PAGE & PANEL will host Fawkes and Fletcher at 789 Yonge Street! As a special bonus, from 3pm-5pm Page & Panel will be offering an extra 10% off all in-stock Batman comics and graphic novels, for a total discount of 20% off!

So we’ll see you Saturday, September 26th for Batman Day!


Featuring Adrian Alphona, Takeshi Miyazawa, & Ian Herring
Wednesday, September 16th, 4pm-6pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street

20898019Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop and The Beguiling Books & Art are proud to welcome the art team of smash-hit comic series MS. MARVEL to Page & Panel on Wednesday, September 16th, from 4pm-6pm!

This is a very rare event indeed! In addition to Ms. Marvel series artist and character designer Adrian Alphona (Runaways), and series colourist Ian Herring, we’re welcoming Ms. Marvel‘s other regular artist Takeshi Miyazawa all the way from Tokyo, Japan, for this very special event!

Copies of many issues of Ms. Marvel, as well as trade paperbacks, and the newly released hardcover edition will be available for sale at the event…!

This is a slightly early event, starting at 4pm and going to 6pm, so make plans if you gotta! And we’ll see you on the 16th!


EVENT: Ladies Night @ Page & Panel, Saturday July 25th 7pm


Ladies Night
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop
789 Yonge Street, inside Toronto Reference Library
Saturday, July 25th, 7pm to 9pm
Special Event RSVP on Facebook

PPlogo2Comic Shop Ladies Night is a quarterly social, community building and networking event. We are so excited to have our summer Ladies Night at Page & Panel!

We invite all ladies to come out and share your love of comics, games, shows, books, movies & pop culture! We look forward to seeing old faces and new ones, catching up on projects and pursuits, and relaxing together with awesome nerdy women!

Page & Panel is located on the first floor of the Toronto Reference Library. Enter off of Yonge Street, just north of the main library entrance.

Note from The Beguiling: Hey folks! We’ve been asked a bunch about hosting a Ladies Night event at The Beguiling, following on some of the great events that have been happening at comic shops around North America. Well our pals over at Page & Panel are working with the Ladies Night Social Group to host just such an event this Saturday evening! We hope that some of the many folks who’ve been hoping for such an event with us will swing by P&P, which is an absolutely great space for an event like this thanks to it being accessible, with access to washrooms and centrally located at Yonge & Bloor.


The Beguiling is proud to announce that it will begin selling the original comics artwork of

Marian Churchland
(Beast, 8house)

Brandon Graham
(King City, Prophet, Multiple Warheads)

Original Art Sales Begin Today, July 1st
Including the brand-new 8house #1: Arclight, released today

8houseArclight01-2x3-300July 1st: The Beguiling is proud to officially announce that it is now representing the original comics art sales of acclaimed Canadian comics creator Marian Churchland, and creator and Canadian transplant Brandon Graham in its art store. This announcement happily coincides with the release of the pair’s newest collaborative effort, 8house #1: Arclight, published today by Image Comics, with originals from the issue already available for sale at


Brandon Graham is probably best known for his signature graphic novels King City and Multiple Warheads, which he wrote and illustrated, and for his reimagining of the Image comic Prophet, which he wrote and drew along with a top team of international artists. His newest projects, the anthology-series Island (launching later this month) and the open-world speculative-fiction series 8house (debuting today) continue to deliver everything his fans have come to love about his work, and then some!


Joining Brandon for the debut of 8house today is the supremely talented artist Marian Churchland. Creator of the original graphic novel Beast for Image comic, Churchland has also contributed art to series including Elephantmen, Northlanders, Madame Xanadu, and is also co-creating the upcoming series From Under Mountains, due to debut in September 2015.

Speaking of 8house, Marian Churchland has fully illustrated the first two issues of the series, and has made almost all of the original artwork for the first issue available for sale! In addition, Churchland has provided art from several personal projects, and her work on Vertigo’s Northlanders, and it is all currently available in the art store. Brandon Graham has provided a selection of pages from his projects including King City, Multiple Warheads, Prophet, and more, which are now available for sale.

So head over to to see all of the available pages by both of these fantastic artists, and look forward to seeing even more in the weeks to come!

The Beguiling would like to thank Robin McConnell of Inkstuds for all of his help getting the art together. Check out his regular podcast at, it’s great, and Chris is on it occasionally.