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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!

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Check out LoundOnPlanetX.com 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)

MAY 4: Teva Harrison’s IN-BETWEEN DAYS BOOK LAUNCH

In-Between Days Book Launch
With author Teva Harrison and host Rachel Giese
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, @ 7PM
@ Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto
Free to attend

Please join us in celebrating the launch of Teva Harrison’s new memoir In-Between Days.  You may have seen excerpts from this important work in The Walrus over the past year or so, an unique mix of prose, poetry, and comics. Teva will be in attendance presenting from the book, and will be interviewed on stage by co-host Rachel Giese. The Beguling will be in attendance at this event as the official booksellers, and we hope to see you at this event.

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ABOUT IN-BETWEEN DAYS

Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings: a lifelong vegetarian, Teva agrees to use experimental drugs that have been tested on animals. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal.

Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.

Buy TCAF Goods Online from The TCAF Shop!

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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 http://page-panel.myshopify.com/ to see the materials that are available now, and look for a bunch of updates as we get closer to the Festival!

Sincerely,

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 SIGNS “SOUTHERN CROSS” @ THE BEGUILING SATURDAY MARCH 12

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

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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DAN CLOWES IN TORONTO MONDAY NIGHT! TIX AVAILABLE!

12d79188-dd8a-4be7-8c82-4b09dcb2425fThe Beguiling and Toronto Public Library are proud to present Daniel Clowes In Conversation with Seth, this Monday, February 29th, 2016, at Toronto Reference Library in the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon. The event will start at 7:00pm, doors are are 6pm.

Tickets for the event are sold out through Toronto Public Library. HOWEVER, if you want to see this event, you can buy a voucher good for one copy of PATIENCE and one free ticket admitting you to the event until Monday at 4:00pm at The Beguiling, and until Monday at 6:00pm at Page & Panel, while supplies last. Your voucher can be exchanged for admission and a copy of the book at the entrance to the event.

Ticket holders for this event must arrive before 6:50pm, as at that time all tickets become invalid and it becomes rush seating/general audiences seating. We recommend arriving right as the doors open at 6pm.

Advance physical copies of PATIENCE will also be made available for sale at this event (its official release date is not until March), and Clowes and Seth will both be signing for fans following the event.

Our thanks to Fantagraphics, Daniel Clowes, Seth, and Toronto Public Library for their support of this event.

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ABOUT PATIENCE:

Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest and most ambitious book yet in a storied career that includes multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, a PEN Award, and an Academy Award nomination.

Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.

ABOUT DANIEL CLOWES:

Daniel Clowes was born in Chicago, Il. on April 14, 1961. He attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY from which he graduated with a BFA degree in 1984.

He began his career as an “alternative” or “underground” cartoonist in 1985 with the short-lived comic book series Lloyd Llewellyn, a feature loosely based around the adventures of a private detective which, in its gleeful embrace of the detritus of post-war pop culture (1950s science fiction, bad detective fiction, Russ Meyer movies, EC comics, etc) predated many of the popular art trends of subsequent decades. He ended the series in 1987, anxious to move forward with different types of storytelling.

In 1989, he created the seminal comic book series, Eightball, which has since housed almost his entire body of work. Eightball’s consistent evolution has been remarkable, continually setting new standards for comic art for 17 years. The first among many stories to gain notice were the darkly comic Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, and his savage take on the comics industry, Pussey!. These were followed in the mid-90s by the breakthrough hit Ghost World, the dark, complex magnum opus, David Boring, and an acclaimed short story collection, CaricatureEightball has earned the artist a large following and amassed multiple Harvey, Eisner and Ignatz Comics Awards (the Oscars, Golden Globes, and ISP awards of the comics industry), more than any other cartoonist during the past 20 years. His most recent issue of Eightball features The Death Ray, a dazzling tale of deranged teen superheroics, and stands among the very best work of his career, as he continues to expand in both form and content the parameters of his comic book universe.

In 2001, the adaptation of his graphic novel Ghost World, based on a script by Clowes and director Terry Zwigoff, was released to great acclaim, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and winning the Independent Sprit award, among many others. Their second collaboration, Art School Confidential, written by Clowes and starring John Malkovich and Jim Broadbent, was released in 2006.

Clowes was the first cartoonist to be selected for Esquire’s annual fiction issue in 1998. In 1995 he created the much-praised animated video for the Ramones’ “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up.” He designed the packaging for Coca-Cola’s OK Soda, and created the poster illustration for Todd Solondz’s Happiness. His work has appeared in The New Yorker,TimeNewsweek and many other magazines.

He lives in Oakland, California with his wife Erika and son Charles, and their beagle Ella. His most recent books are Ice Haven (Pantheon), Wilson (Drawn & Quarterly), Mister Wonderful (Pantheon), which compiles his 20-episode strip in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and The Death Ray (Drawn & Quarterly), which reprints the story from Eightball#23 in hardcover format.

In 2011 Clowes received the PEN Literary Award for Graphic Literature.

New in the Art Store: Jason Lutes’ BERLIN Book One & Two

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The Beguiling has long represented art sales for Jason Lutes, the incredibly talented creator of the series BERLIN, published by Drawn & Quarterly. He was one of our very first clients in fact!

Today we’re happy to announce that Lutes has provided us with all of the remaining original artwork for Berlin Book One (issues #1-#8 of the regular series) and Berlin Book Two (issues #9-#16), and it is all now available for sale on The Beguiling Art Store.

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In addition, we have a very rare piece of promotional art for the series, two strips that ran in Nickelodeon Magazine, and most of the original artwork for Berlin #19.

So please head over to our Original Art store, and check out some of the hundreds of pages of beautiful artwork that Jason Lutes has created over the past two decades.

– Christopher

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NOW SHIPPING THE EXCLUSIVE 2016 KATE BEATON “PONY” TEA TOWEL!

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Hey there everyone!

Due to popular request, we are now shipping our exclusive 2016 Kate Beaton Tea Towel to customers in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.! As you can see from the picture above, this 100% cotton tea towel features the titular Pony from Beaton’s bestselling children’s book The Princess & The Pony from Scholastic!

Because these are less than 100g and will fit in a letter-sized envelope, we can ship these out lettermail. No tracking information is available, but luckily shipping is very inexpensive!

Prices are:
Within Canada: $20.16 CDN Funds – (includes shipping & HST)
Within the U.S.: $18.00 US Dollars – (includes shipping & HST)
United Kingdom: $26.00 CDN Funds – (includes shipping & HST)

Orders are accepted only via PayPal. Please pay the amount listed to contact@torontocomics.com, including your shipping address and any further details in the comments field.

Supplies are limited, and we will update this page when we run out. Thanks!

 

New Books on December 30th this year! Shipping December 30th!

UPDATE: Due to a shipping error, we were shipped some Marvel titles early, that are not allowed to go on sale until January 6th. At Diamond’s request, we will be holding them and not selling them until the 6th. Those titles are:

Amazing Spider-Man #6
Howard The Duck #3
Nova #3
Oni-Wan and Anakin #1
Rocket Raccoon and Groot #1
Spider-Man 2099 #5
Spidey #2

Sorry for any confusion/hassle.

9781632361950-450x675Hey there! For the first time in a VERY long time, we’re getting new books on the Wednesday between Christmas and New Years! Here’s a complete list of what to expect on Wednesday, December 30th, the last Wednesday of the year!

Also: Hiroki Samura, the creator of Blade of the Immortal, launched his brand new series this week! It’s got a real Tarantino feel, if that’s your thing. Check it out…!

Continue reading New Books on December 30th this year! Shipping December 30th!