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Sunday: Official rally in solidarity after the terror attacks in France / Rassemblement de solidarité après les attaques terroristes en France

This Sunday, there will be a ‘rally in solidarity’ at Nathan Phillips Square, for the cartoonists, journalists, and police, killed in the recent terror attacks in France.  While this is not our event, we feel it is important to pass along the information. Hopefully it will provide catharsis for a community still very much reeling from a devastating attack. Facebook event is here.

NOT AFRAID! Come to stand up for freedom – freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of conscience.

A condolence book will be available on site and officially delivered to the Consulate of France in Toronto

Two minutes of silence will be observed for the French victims of terrorism and hate crimes, killed for being journalists, cartoonists, policemen, Jewish or ordinary citizens.

Don’t hesitate to bring pens, candles, flowers (and music
instruments)

MEME PAS PEUR. Venez défendre les libertés – liberté d’expression, liberté de la presse, liberté de conscience.

Deux minutes de silence seront observées en l’honneur des victimes françaises du terrorisme et de la haine – journalistes, dessinateurs, policiers, juifs ou simples
citoyens.

N’hésitez pas à apporter crayons, bougies, fleurs (et
instruments de musique). Un registre de condoléances sera disponible
sur place.

When: Sunday January 11 @ 2pm
Where: Nathan Philips Square, City Hall (100 Queen Street West)

BEGUILING & LITTLE ISLAND: 2014-2015 BOXING DAY DEALS

Hello! Keeping with tradition we decided to have a Boxing Day Sale again this year! We hope you have/had a great holiday, and we’ll see you at 10am on Friday!

The Beguiling & Little Island Comics
Boxing Day Sales!
Starting Friday, December 26, 10am-7pm
Finishes January 20, 2015.
Different stuff on sale at different times!

Phase 01: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Friday December 26, 10am-7pm (one-day)
@ The Beguiling & Little Island Comics
General sale, 25% off of almost everything, including in-print books, comics, and graphic novels, plus anime, toys, art books, smut, you name it.
- Amazing Door-Crasher Specials, while supplies last (see list below)
– No discount on back issues, ‘wall books’, or variant covers. Please do not come for these items on this day.
– Does not include items released after December 1, 2014

Phase 02: WALL COMICS, BACK ISSUES

Saturday December 27 to Tuesday, December 30
The Beguiling 
- General sale, 20% off regular price on all in-print books, comics, and graphic novels
- Wall books (i.e.: Back Issues $20 or over) 30% off sticker price.
- Back issue bins (i.e.: Back issues under $20) 50% off sticker price.
- Variant Covers (i.e.: Variant Cover Boxes behind 2nd floor cash) 75% off sticker price or $5, whichever is higher.
Little Island Comics will continue to have 20% off all store stock from December 27 through December 30.
– This sale does not continue in any form after December 30.
– Does not include items released after December 1, 2014

Wednesday December 31: NEW COMICS DAY. NO SALES AT ALL.
Thursday, January 1st: Closed

Phase 03: DC DOLLAR COMICS

Friday January 2 to Tuesday January 6
@ The Beguiling

- Our highly-anticipated dollar comics sale! Thousands of issues released 2012-2014 by DC Comics, now just $1 each (with a minimum purchase of 10 comics).
– Will not include items released after December 1, 2014
– All sale items at the discretion of staff, in case certain titles/issues have been misplaced in the sale bins.

Wednesday January 7: NEW COMICS DAY. NO SALES AT ALL.

Phase 04: Image, Dark Horse, Oni, and Indy DOLLAR COMICS

Thursday January 8 to Tuesday January 13, 2015
@ The Beguiling

– Hey! Why don’t you try a great new comic? Or 10? A selection of comics from pubs including Image, Dark Horse, Valiant, Oni, and many more, will now be only a buck each (with minimum purchase of 10 comics).
– Will not include items released after December 1, 2014
– All sale items at the discretion of staff, in case certain titles/issues have been misplaced in the sale bins.

Wednesday January 14: NEW COMICS DAY. NO SALES AT ALL.

Phase 05: MARVEL DOLLAR COMICS

Thursday January 15 to Tuesday January 20, 2015
@ The Beguiling

- Woo-hoo! The big one! Umpteen boxes of Marvel Comics overstock being blown out for $1 each, with a minimum purchase of 10 comics! Run, don’t walk, to the store that day!
– Will not include items released after December 1, 2014
– All sale items at the discretion of staff, in case certain titles/issues have been misplaced in the sale bins.

Alright! That’s the outline! The hardcore details are below!

BOXING DAY SALE PHASE 01
Friday, December 26, 10am-7pm. One Day Only!
@ The Beguiling & Little Island Comics
(Back issue bins, wall books, variants completely unavailable during this time.)

GROUND RULES

  • Bring your own bags! Save the environment!
  • We reserve the right to refuse sale of any item to any customer for any reason.  We probably won’t do this, but this is a straightforward disclaimer in case there’s any dispute about what is or isn’t on sale.
  • Out-of-print items (books/comics/etc.) are exempt from sale pricing. Determin

#TCAFshop holiday hours and photos!

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Hey there! Maybe you haven’t been following TCAF on twitter or instagram (@torontocomics), so maybe you don’t know that the TCAF Shop @ Toronto Reference Library is awesome, and getting new and unique product in every day? Here’s a little bit of info to catch you up!

The Basics

The #TCAFshop is located at 789 Yonge Street, inside Toronto Reference Library. You can enter from Yonge Street, or from the library, and it’s open the same hours as the library!

Holiday Hours

The TCAFshop @ TPL currently keeps the same hours as Toronto Reference Library. As such, it will observe all of the holiday closures that Toronto Public Library is undergoing.

The TCAFshop will be open from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and closed on Thursday, December 25, Friday, December 26 and Sunday, December 28. It will be open as usual on Saturday, December 27, 9:00am-5:00pm. It will be open 9:00am-1:00pm on New Year’s Eve, and closed on New Year’s Day.

New Product & Unique Product Lines

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The TCAFshop has a tonnnn of cool merch in stock right now, making great gifts or stocking stuffers! Tintin and Peanuts you  may have already known about, but Monday saw the arrival of cool/cute Moomin and Studio Ghibli (Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service) material!

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But that’s not all! The TCAF shop is also carrying a well-curated selection of magazines! Two very important issues this month too, with Taddle Creek featuring a new story by Michel Rabagliati (Paul Joins The Scouts) and The Walrus featuring the beginning of a new serial by Seth (Palookaville)!

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The TCAFshop also carries a great selection of stationary, and literary-themed totes and shirts! Just a few of the many items in stock now displayed above, and new material coming in all the time!

Oh, and of course they carry graphic novels and books too, but since you’re already visiting The Beguiling, you’re probably very well-served on that front. Still, feel free to come by and check that out too. ;)

Alright! That’s it for now! Thanks for reading!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

 

 

HOLIDAY HOURS – THE BEGUILING & LITTLE ISLAND

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Hello there! Just a quick note about our hours over the next few weeks, as we take a little time off to celebrate the holidays.

Monday December 22nd – 11-7
Tuesday 23rd – 11-7

Wednesday 24  11-5pm  (New comics day!)
Little Island will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve
Thursday 25th – CLOSED

Friday 26th – 10-6 (Boxing Day)

Saturday  27 – 11-7
Sunday 28 – 12-6

Monday 29th – 11-7

Tuesday 30th – 11-7
Wednesday 31  11-6 (New comics day!)
Little Island will close at 3pm on New Year’s Eve
Thursday January 1st – CLOSED
Friday January 2nd – 11-9 (Back to normal!)
Thanks for reading! As always you can call the store at 416-533-9168 to see if we’re open.
Happy Holidays!
- Chris @ The Beguiling

TCAF OPENS RETAIL POP-UP SHOP @ TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to introduce

THE TCAF POP-UP SHOP @ TPL

at Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada, M4W 2G8
E-mail: store@torontocomics.com
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

http://torontocomics.com/store

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3 @ 6PM
OPENING NIGHT AND ‘JUST THE TIPS’ BOOK LAUNCH
FEATURING AUTHOR CHIP ZDARSKY (SEX CRIMINALS)

TORONTO, Canada – The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is thrilled to announce the opening of the brand new TCAF Pop-Up Shop @ TPL! Located inside Toronto Reference Library (where TCAF is held annually), The TCAF Shop will offer a taste of the Festival spirit this holiday season–a boutique showcase for the very best comics, graphic novels, and goods by Canadian and international cartoonists! All purchases directly benefit the not-for-profit Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

The TCAF Pop-Up Shop will open with a spectacular event, the book launch for the new comedy sex-advice book Just The Tips, with author Chip Zdarsky (recently profiled in the Globe & Mail!). The event and shop opening will take place December 3rd at 6pm, opening regularly for business the next day. We sincerely hope to see you there!

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ABOUT Just The Tips BOOK LAUNCH

Just in time for the holidays, Chip Zdarsky launches Just The Tips, a humorous sexual advice guide by the creators of Time Magazine’s Best Comic of 2013, Sex Criminals. Recently profiled in The Globe & Mail, Zdarsky will sign copies and present from the book in The TCAF Pop-Up Shop’s first ever in-store event, Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, from 6pm-8pm.

More info at:

http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com/dec-3-just-the-tips-book-launch-with-chip-zdarsky/
https://www.facebook.com/events/357957584385193/

ABOUT TCAF

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) is an annual festival celebrating comic art and its creators, occurring annually in Toronto, Canada. Featuring over 400 artists from 19 countries, and 22,000 attendees across Festival events in 2014, the festival is the premiere showcase for independent comics art in North America. It is a not-for-profit festival, presented by Toronto Public Library and The Beguiling Books & Art. www.torontocomics.com

MEDIA

Please direct all media inquiries to store@torontocomics.com to speak with TCAF Pop-Up Shop runners Miles Baker, Andrew Woodrow-Butcher, and Christopher Butcher.

The Beguiling Books & Art Owner and TCAF Co-Founder Peter Birkemoe can be reached at 416-533-9168.

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EVENT: TCAF Announces Pop-Up Retail Shop @ Toronto Reference Library

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to introduce

THE TCAF POP-UP SHOP @ TPL

at Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada, M4W 2G8
E-mail: store@torontocomics.com
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
http://torontocomics.com/store

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3 @ 6PM
OPENING NIGHT AND ‘JUST THE TIPS’ BOOK LAUNCH
FEATURING AUTHOR CHIP ZDARSKY (SEX CRIMINALS)

TORONTO, Canada – The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is thrilled to announce the opening of the brand new TCAF Pop-Up Shop @ TPL! Located inside Toronto Reference Library (where TCAF is held annually), The TCAF Shop will offer a taste of the Festival spirit this holiday season–a boutique showcase for the very best comics, graphic novels, and goods by Canadian and international cartoonists! All purchases directly benefit the not-for-profit Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

The TCAF Pop-Up Shop will open with a spectacular event, the book launch for the new comedy sex-advice book Just The Tips, with author Chip Zdarsky (recently profiled in the Globe & Mail!). The event and shop opening will take place December 3rd at 6pm, opening regularly for business the next day. We sincerely hope to see you there!

ABOUT Just The Tips BOOK LAUNCH

Just in time for the holidays, Chip Zdarsky launches Just The Tips, a humorous sexual advice guide by the creators of Time Magazine’s Best Comic of 2013, Sex Criminals. Recently profiled in The Globe & Mail, Zdarsky will sign copies and present from the book in The TCAF Pop-Up Shop’s first ever in-store event, Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, from 6pm-8pm.

More info at:

http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com/dec-3-just-the-tips-book-launch-with-chip-zdarsky/
https://www.facebook.com/events/357957584385193/

ABOUT TCAF

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) is an annual festival celebrating comic art and its creators, occurring annually in Toronto, Canada. Featuring over 400 artists from 19 countries, and 22,000 attendees across Festival events in 2014, the festival is the premiere showcase for independent comics art in North America. It is a not-for-profit festival, presented by Toronto Public Library and The Beguiling Books & Art. www.torontocomics.com

MEDIA

Please direct all media inquiries to store@torontocomics.com to speak with TCAF Pop-Up Shop runners Miles Baker, Andrew Woodrow-Butcher, and Christopher Butcher.

The Beguiling Books & Art Owner and TCAF Co-Founder Peter Birkemoe can be reached at 416-533-9168.

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Event: Jason Loo ‘Pitiful Human-Lizard’ Talk
@ U of T

Jason Loo Talk – The Pitiful Human Lizard
Tuesday, December 2nd, 4pm-5pm
@ U of T, MC102, The Mechanical Engineering Building, 5 King’s College Road
Andrew Lesk talk on Loo’s work @ 3:15pm, same place
Free, Open to the Public

humanlizardHead over to U of T Tuesday, for a discussion by and about Jason Loo, creator of The Pitiful Human Lizard. This is a free event, and all are welcome.  For more info contact Andrew Lesk,  andrew.lesk@utoronto.ca.

Jason Loo is a Writer/Artist/Letterer/Layout in comic book publishing, most recently the force behind The Pitiful Human-Lizard. He illustrates children’s books, magazines, newspapers, and graphic fiction, and has been featured in web, print, and radio and television.

Shop The Neighbourhood November 29th – 20% Off Comics & Graphic Novels Sale!

The Beguiling is proud to be participating in The Yellow Pages’ SHOP THE NEIGHBOURHOOD promotion on Saturday, November 29th, 2014.

As part of the promotion, we will be having a special, one-day sale, where we will be offering a 20% discount off of the regular price of all in-print comic books and graphic novels, with the exception of items released in November, 2014! Pretty good, eh? Sale prices are in-store only, no rain-cheques.

Thanks,

– Chris @ The Beguiling