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NOV 21: LYNDA BARRY & CHRIS WARE: ON COMICS AT THE WESTON FAMILY LEARNING CENTRE! *ONLINE TIX SOLD OUT/LIMITED QTY STILL AVAILABLE IN-STORE!

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21 @ THE WESTON FAMILY LEARNING CENTRE @ THE AGO!

Lynda Barry and Chris Ware are two of today’s best-known and most innovative comics artists appearing in conversation!

Lynda Barry is an American cartoonist, author, and teacher known for her weekly comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek. A professor of interdisciplinary creativity, she appears to discuss Making Comics, her idiosyncratic curriculum that teaches people how to draw and write their own story. A beautiful and inspiring book whose core teaching is that creativity is vital to processing the world around us. Lynda was also one of the recipients of the 2019 MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant!

Chris Ware is an American cartoonist known for his Acme Novelty Library series and the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories. His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression. He appears to discuss Rusty Brown, a fully interactive, full-color articulation of the time-space interrelationships of three complete consciousnesses in the first half of a single midwestern American day and the tiny piece of human grit about which they involuntarily orbit.

Free tickets to this event will go live FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST at 5:00PM! In addition, a number of tickets are available with the purchase of RUSTY BROWN or pre-purchase of MAKING COMICS at The Beguiling (1 ticket per book purchases, while quantities last)

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

UPDATE 11/02: ONLINE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.  Don’t fret though! There are still a limited quantity of tickets available IN-STORE with the purchase of Rusty Brown or pre-order of Making Comics!

Books available at the event for purchase courtesy of The Beguiling!

E-tickets preferred! Save some paper if you can!

Thursday, November 21, 7PM

Weston Family Learning Centre

AGO

317 Dundas Street West

NOV 13: CONUNDRUM PRESS FALL LINE LAUNCH!

Well HEY look at that!! On Wednesday, November 13th The Beguiling is pleased to welcome FOUR amazing Conundrum Press creators for a Conundrum Fall 2019 launch!

Joining us will be:

ALEXANDER FORBES, artist of THE CURSED HERMIT!

SHERWIN TJIA with his new book PLUMMET!

and HOWARD CHACKOWICZ with the brand-new NOTHING TO SEE HERE!

There will be a presentation from all the creators followed by a chance to get your copies of all their new books signed!

It all happens Wednesday, November 13th at 7PM in-store! See you there!

 

NOV 9: “I AM PERFECTLY DESIGNED” LAUNCH WITH ILLUSTRATOR ANOOSHA SYED @ LITTLE ISLAND COMICS!

The Beguiling & Little Island Comics are beyond thrilled to welcome illustrator Anoosha Syed to the store to celebrate the release of her new children’s book written by QUEER EYE star Karamo Brown & his son Jason Brown, I AM PERFECTLY DESIGNED!

Anoosha will be in-store on Saturday, November 9th from 12-2PM for this kid-friendly launch!! There will be worksheets and activities for the kids as well as presentations, readings and a chance to get your very own copy of I AM PERFECTLY DESIGNED signged by Anoosha!

We can’t wait for this lovely afternoon!! We hope we see you there!

AUG 1: GRIMOIRE NOIR LAUNCH WITH ARTIST YANA BOGATCH!

On Thursday, August 1st, The Beguiling welcomes local illustrator Yana Bogatch to the store in celebration of the release of Grimoire Noir, published by First Second!  Yana will be in attendance to speak about the book, her path to publication, answer questions and sign copies of this “brooding gothic fare brimming with style” (Kirkus Reviews)!

It’ll all kick off at 7PM in-store (319 College St)! We can’t wait to see you there!

About the author:
Yana Bogatch is a freelance illustrator/character designer/comic artist currently residing in Toronto, Canada. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Traditional Animation, and a background in music. She is committed to creating an immersive experience with her illustrations / comics, and her ultimate desire is to let the viewer step through the veil and feel like they are there with the characters.

SHIPPING JULY 10TH 2019

BLACK HAMMER JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (OF 5) CVR D LEMIREThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on July 10TH, 2019
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

NEW COMICS

AGE OF X-MAN APOCALYPSE AND X-TRACTS #5 (OF 5) 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 7.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 BLANK VAR 7.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 DITKO HIDDEN GEM VAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 GLEASON VAR

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HEADS UP! No Manga May 24-26 ! Back issue basement is open (buuut)

Yup, it’s just what it says, all of our manga is offsite with us at another exciting year at ANIME NORTH! As such, we won’t have any of our manga available for purchase at the store this weekend but we will have TONS at Anime North so come see us there!

As well, we took all of the tables from our back issue basement to use at the convention, so while our basement is open it’s a little bit worse for wear. We apologize for the mess but it was either close it down or have it operate a little messily so we opted for the latter!

Thanks for all your understanding! May is bananas around here and we appreciate you rolling with it, with us!

MAY 20: The Beguiling is Closed Victoria Day!

In celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday, The Beguiling and Little Island will be closed on Monday May 20th!

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No, we haven’t found a sudden love of the Queen, we’re just all a little beat from TCAF and preparing for Anime North so we decided it might be nice to take advantage of this holiday!

We’ll be open regular hours the rest of the week!

(Art by Walt Kelly from the cover of Pogo Sunday Brunch)

TCAF 2019 Posters Now Available!!!

WOW YES THE TIME IS HERE! Fresh from the printer we now have all three TCAF 2019 posters in stock and for sale!

All three posters by TCAF featured guests Junji Ito, Lorena Alvarez and Seth are now in-stock and available at The Beguiling Books & Art (That’s us! 319 College Street) or at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop at Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street)– Posters are $10 each, or all 3 for $20!! Whatta deal!

Total poster size (with show info and sponsor logos) is 13″ wide by 21.5″ tall. Main poster image area is 13″ x 19″.

All three posters are printed on bright matte stock and they look great!! Come see for yourself, or pick ’em up during TCAF, May 11 & 12 at Toronto Referenced Library!

SHIPPING APRIL 17TH 2019

SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #2 (OF 6) MICHAEL CHO VARThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on April 17th, 2019
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

NEW COMICS

ADVENTURE TIME MARCY & SIMON #4 (OF 6) MAIN (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #3 (OF 5) 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #3 (OF 5) 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 2ND PTG OTTLEY VAR 4.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.HU 2ND PTG COELLO VAR

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