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WEDNESDAY: Life, Death, and Sorcery #1 Comic Signing


Book Launch & Signing with Danny Zabbal
Wednesday, May 29th, 5pm-8pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge St.

Join us at Page & Panel for the launch of the first issue of LIFE, DEATH AND SORCERY, the latest monthly release from Canadian publisher Chapterhouse Comics (also known for Captain Canuck and The Human-Lizard). Series creator Danny Zabbal will be here for a special signing until 8pm. Stop by, say hello, grab a copy, and enjoy!

About LIFE, DEATH AND SORCERY: Follow the story of Amelia, Coco and Winnie, three sisters that run away from home and embark on an amazing adventure. Drama, humor, and magic await in what Bleeding Cool calls “legitimately one of the best books of the year!”



AKIRA: The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue June 2nd


Thursday, June 2nd, 2016. 7pm
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave.
Tickets available at Eventbrite and at the door

One of the best-known examples of contemporary Japanese animation, this cyberpunk adventure takes place in the post-apocalyptic city of Neo-Tokyo. A teen-age boy is exposed to a mysterious energy source and develops telekinetic powers that place him at the center of a conflict that may destroy the world.

Doors open at 6:30. Come early and check out Page & Panel’s merch table, and be sure to grab a raffle ticket on your way in – our sponsors have fantastic prizes to give away!

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

Tickets available at


Saturday, May 7th, 2016
The Beguiling, 601 Markham St., 12pm-6pm
Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst St., 12pm-6pm
Page & Panel, 789 Yonge St., 9am-5pm
w/ Special Creator Signing @ P&P

Come one, come all to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016! All three stores are going to be participating in the event this year and each will be offering a different selection of the available comics! In addition, all three stores will be offering  a sale of 10% off all in-print comics and graphic novels all day Saturday! 

At The Beguiling and Little Island Comics, the event will start at 12pm. The Beguiling will be set-up out in front of the store, and they’ll mostly be offering comics for grown-ups and bestsellers at the shop. Little Island will be set up inside the store, and will be offering all-ages friendly books. The rain-out location for the event is inside Litttle Island for all titles. There will be a limit on the number of titles at each store, TBD on the day of the event!

At Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, the event will start at the store’s open at 9am! They’ll They’ll have a broad selection of titles based on TCAF exhibitors and creator owned books. IN ADDITION, Page & Panel will welcome Dylan Burnett, artist of the new Boom Studios book WEAVERS #1 for an in-store signing from 9am until at least noon! Come meet Dylan, buy a copy of WEAVERS #1, get it signed, get a sketch!

Here’s a list of books that may be available at each store:

loveandrocketsAt The Beguiling: Archie #1, BOOM Studios Summer Blast, Dark Horse Serenity Hellboy Aliens, Suicide Squad #1, Camp Midnight, ROM: Space Knight, Avengers/Civil War II, Valiant 4001AD Special, MOONCOP!, Lady Mechanika, We Can Never Go Home / Young Terrorists, CBLDF: Defend Comics!, Bruce Lee Dragon Rises, Love & Rockets, Grant Morrison’s Avatarex: Destroyer of Darkness, Attack On Titan, Captain America, The Tick, 2000AD Special, MARCH, Street Fighter V Special, Z2 Comics Lab, and ONE PUNCH MAN!!!. Plus comics from previous editions of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Limit 5 Books Per Person. 

dreamjumperAt Little Island: Archie, Bongo Comics (Simpsons!), Boom Studios Summer Blast, Bob’s Burgers, Camp Midnight, ROM, Perfect Square Pokemon, Sonic The Hedgehog, CBLDF: Defend Comics! Legend of Korra/How To Train Your Fragon, DC Superhero Girls, SCIENCE COMICS! (First Second), Dream Jumper (Graphix), Strawberry Shortcake, Captain America, Hilda & The Stone Forest, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, Sanjay & Craig / Harvey Beaks, MARCH, Spongebob Squarepants, One Punch Man / My Hero Academia, Z2 Comics Lab, Plus comics from previous editions of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Limit 5 Books Per Person. 

sciencecomicsAt Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop: Archie, Bongo Comics, Boom Studios Summer Blast, Serenity/Hellboy/Aliens, DC Comics Gold, Bob’s Burgers, Camp Midnight, ROM Space Knight, Avengers, Doctor Who, Valiant 4001 AD, VIZ Perfect Square Pokemon, Sonic The Hedgehog, Lady Mechanika, We Can Never Go Home / Young Terrorists, CBLDF: Defend Comics, Legend of Korra/How To Train Your Dragon, DC Super Hero Girls, MOONCOP!, Grumpy Cat, Love & Rockets, Science Comics, Grant Morrison’s Avatarex, Graphix: Dream Jumper, Attack on Titan Anthology, Captain America, The Tick, Hilda & The Stone Forest, Junior Braves of the Apocalupse, MARCH, Street Fighter V Special, Spongebob, VIZ One Punch Man, Z2 Comics Lab. Plus comics from previous editions of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Limit 5 Books Per Person. 

Alright! So we’ll see you this Saturday, May 7th, at Page & Panel, The Beguiling, and Little Island Comics for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!


(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Dylan Burnett

What’s to Love: From The Godfather to The Sopranos, organized crime stories have always fascinated us. Weavers is a macabre story with a twist on the familiar drama of dons, capos, and made men, mixing in supernatural elements that only writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Cry Havoc) can think up. It’s perfect for fans of Day Men or Scalped!

What It Is: Sid, a young man with nothing going for himself, becomes an unlikely new addition to The Weavers, a brutal, East Coast crime family whose members are bound to loyalty thanks to the supernatural spider inside each one of them, granting them powerful—and often grotesque—abilities. Once he realizes what he’s capable of, Sid sets out to pursue his own secret agenda, counter to the group’s objectives. But he doesn’t have much time—the longer the spider is inside him, the more loyal he becomes to The Weavers…
32pgs, FC (1 of 6) US$3.99

Loud on Planet X with a super limited postcard by Jesse Jacobs or Michael DeForge

Drop by the store to get a very-rare-available-nowhere-else postcard with exclusive art by Michael DeForge or Jesse Jacobs that ALSO holds a download code for the new indie rhythm shooter game Loud on Planet X!


Check out for details about the game.

We have postcards with codes for Android, iOS, Steam, and PlayStation4 and the first few customers also get a poster with the art from one of the postcards!

Card with mobile download $5.49
Card with PC or PlayStation download $7.99

(These are the same prices for the game download alone but this way you also get some cool rare artwork)

Buy TCAF Goods Online from The TCAF Shop!


In March 2015, we made it official that TCAF’s new festival shop, Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, would become a permanent addition to Toronto’s retail and comics landscape. Celebrating our first full year as a store we’ve grown tremendously, offering a uniquely curated look at the comics, graphic novels, art, and sundries, that are available today. Today we announce that we’re going online, offering international shipping–but only on the merchandise and materials we make ourselves, and with our artist partners!

pony_square_largeLaunching the store is the brand-new PONY Enamel Pin by Kate Beaton, produced in association with comic shops Strange Adventures and The Beguiling! Featuring a super cute farting pony drawn by Kate Beaton, this is the first of many new items we hope to debut in the coming weeks.

This enamel pin is currently available in-store at The Beguiling, Little Island Comics, Page & Panel, all Strange Adventures stores, and online at the new TCAF Shop store too! All stores are selling this item for $7.99 CDN.

Kate Beaton’s Pony Enamel Pin joins some of the great t-shirts, bags, and booklets we’ve designed over the years. And best of all, like everything bought from The TCAF Shop, all proceeds go to supporting the Festival and ensuring it has a healthy future ahead of it. Our thanks to Kate and all of the artists that have worked with us over the years!

So head over to to see the materials that are available now, and look for a bunch of updates as we get closer to the Festival!


The TCAF Staff

P.S.: We have lots more in store than on the website, and TCAF’s Festival Posters will continue to be sold exclusively online from The Beguiling Original Art Store.


Andy Belanger, artist & co-creator of SOUTHERN CROSS
In-Store Signing 
THIS SATURDAY, March 12, 1pm-3pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street

This Saturday, come meet Andy Belanger, co-creator of the hit Image Comics sci-fi series SOUTHERN CROSS, in-store at The Beguiling! He’ll be signing copies of Southern Cross and all of his work from 1pm to 3pm in store.

SOUTHERN CROSS is a great, atomspheric, intense comic series, the first trade paperback is now available, you should absolutely be reading it anyway, so why not come grab a trade and meet the guy drawing it all at the same time?

See you Saturday!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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