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CONTEST: Win tickets to see MISS HOKUSAI screening at TIFF

Film Distributor GKIDS is partnering with TIFF Bell Lightbox for a special screening run of the acclaimed animated film MISS HOKUSAI, which recently had it’s Canadian premiere at The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. This beautifully animated coming-of-age tale tells the remarkable story of the young woman behind one of Japan’s most famous artists.

“As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, the artist’s daughter O-Ei toils inside his studio, creating masterful portraits and erotic sketches that — sold under her father’s name — are coveted by aristocrats and journeyman printmakers alike. Shy and reserved in public, in the studio O-Ei is brash and uninhibited, but despite this fiercely independent spirit she struggles under the domineering influence of her father and is ridiculed for lacking the life experience that she is attempting to portray in her art. A sumptuously animated coming-of-age tale, Miss Hokusai tells the remarkable story of the young woman behind one of history’s most famous artists.”


To enter to win one of 3 pairs of tickets good for the run of engagement of MISS HOKUSAI at TIFF, beginning October 28th, all you all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-left corner of, and send an email with your name, phone number, and “GREAT WAVES” in the subject line, to before Monday, October 24th, 2016, at 11am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners that day.


  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “GREAT WAVES” and must be sent to
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday, October 24th, 2016, at 11am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck to all entrants! And yes, you can absolutely enter this contest AND the Empire Of Corpses contest, and winning either doesn’t prohibit you from winning the other. 



Dash Shaw Signing @ The Beguiling
For “Cosplayers” and “My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea”
Tuesday, September 13th, @ 6:30pm
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Tickets for TIFF screening here.
Signing is free!

9781606999486-cosplayersThe Beguiling is proud to welcome our long-time pal Dash Shaw, creator of the graphic novels Cosplayers, New School, Body World, and so many more for a very special signing at the shop! See Dash is in town because one of his comics has been turned into a film, and it’s screening at The Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF, from September 11th through the 16th! Hooray!

Here’s where it gets super interesting: The film is screening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (around the corner) on Tuesday, September 13, at 4:00pm. So Dash is gonna come by a do a little signing and meet and greet at The Beguiling afterwards, at 6:30pm! Go see the movie (tickets available here) and then come get your books signed, or pick up his new one COSPLAYERS, or just say hi to a great guy who makes great comics (my favourite is BodyWorld, but they’re all good).

The film sounds really great too, check out the synopsis below!

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Directed by Dash Shaw
USA, 2016, 75m
U.S. Premiere
No matter your age, part of you never outgrows high school, for better or worse. Dash Shaw, known for such celebrated graphic novels as Cosplayers and New School, brings his subjective, dreamlike sense of narrative; his empathy for outsiders and their desire to connect; and his rich, expressive drawing style to his first animated feature. Packed with action but seen from the inside out, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea is about friends overcoming their differences and having each other’s backs in times of crisis, and its marvelously complex characters are voiced by Jason Schwartman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Susan Sarandon,  Alex Karpovsky and John Cameron Mitchell. w/ Synopsis courtesy Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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The Secret Path – New from Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire

Hey there folks!

We don’t normally run full press releases here on the blog, but we also know something special when we see it. Today it was announced that Gord Downie (The Tragically Hip) and Jeff Lemire (Essex County) are spearheading a new multimedia project called The Secret Path. A new album, a graphic novel, and an animated film special converge to tell the story of Chanie Wenjack, and indigenous boy who died running away from a residential school fifty years ago. This is an important project that will be talked about for years to come.

We’re working with the publisher to ensure we’ll have a substantial number of copies of The Secret Path graphic novel available on release day, October 18th, at both The Beguiling and Page & Panel.  We’re hoping to put something together with Jeff too (though he may be a little busy!). If you would like to pre-order a copy of The Secret Path, e-mail us at with your name, phone number, and e-mail address.

Anyway, please click the ‘read more’ and find out about this incredible new project.

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