Shipping to The Beguiling This Week

The full list is below, but we did want to point out that we got BUDDHA VOL 7 in stock after an unfortunate mishap, and books like the EXALTED trade paperback, Gabrielle Bell’s LUCKY Vol 2 #1, douglas Wolk’s new book about the comics industry READING COMICS, and much more. Make sure to come in this week, if for nothing else than our signing this Wednesday (read the previous post…).

Shipping for Wednesday July 11th, 2007
(All prices in U.S. Dollars, may not apply to all items.)

DC Comics

100 Bullets #84 2.99
Batman Confidential #7 2.99
Batman Strikes #35 2.25
Cartoon Network Action Pack #15 2.25
Countdown 42 2.99
Dmz #21 2.99
Fables #63 2.99
Friday The 13th Pamelas Tale #1 (of 2) 2.99
Gen 13 #10 2.99
Green Arrow Year One #1 (of 6) 2.99
Green Lantern #21 2.99
Green Lantern #21 2.99
Green Lantern Var Ed #21 2.99
Grifter Midnighter #5 (of 6) 2.99
Jla Classified #40 2.99
Justice Society Of America #7 2.99
Justice Society Of America Var Ed #7 2.99
Shadowpact #15 2.99
Stormwatch Phd #9 2.99
Superman #664 2.99
Superman Confidential #5 2.99

Elric Making Of A Sorcerer TP 19.99
Hellblazer The Red Right Hand TP 14.99
Showcase Presents Batgirl Vol 1 TP 16.99
Uncle Sam And The Freedom Fighters TP 14.99

Dark Horse Comics

Blade Of The Immortal #127 2.99
BPRD Garden Of Souls #5 (of 5) 2.99
Martha Washington Dies (one Shot) 3.50
Star Wars Legacy #14 2.99
Star Wars Rebellion #8 2.99

Image Comics

Alien Pig Farm #4 (of 4) 2.99
Amory Wars #2 (of 5) 2.99
Consumed #1 (of 4) 2.99
Freshmen Vol 2 Eric Basaldua Cvr A #6 (note Price) 3.99
Madman Atomic Comics #3 2.99
Spawn #169 2.95
Witchblade #108 2.99

Jack Kirbys Silver Star HC 34.99
Nightfall GN 12.99
True Story Swear To God Vol 1 TP 14.99

Marvel Comics

Amazing Spider-girl #10 2.99
Anita Blake Vh First Death #1 (of 2) 3.99
Annihilation Conquest Wraith #1 (of 4) 2.99
Blade #11 2.99
Civil War Chronicles #1 4.99
Dark Tower Gunslinger Born Campbell Var #6 (of 7) 3.99
Deadpool Gli Summer Fun Spectacular 3.99
Exiles #96 2.99
Fantastic Five #1 (of 5) 2.99
Hedge Knight 2 Sworn Sword #2 (of 6) 2.99
Marvel Illustrated Man In The Iron Mask #1 (of 6) 2.99
New Avengers #32 2.99
New Excalibur #21 2.99
Nova #4 2.99
Omega Flight #4 CWI (of 5) 2.99
Punisher War Journal #9 CWI 2.99
Red Prophet Tales Of Alvin Maker #9 (of 12) 2.99
Spider-man Loves Mary Jane #20 2.99
Sub-mariner #2 CWI (of 6) 2.99
Ultimate X-men #84 2.99
World War Hulk Gamma Corps #1 (of 4) Wwh 2.99
X-factor #21 2.99

Devil Dinosaur By Jack Kirby Omnibus Hc 29.99
Hulk Visionaries Peter David Vol 4 TP 19.99
Nextwave Agents Of Hate Vol 2 I Kick Your Face Premiere HC 19.99
Squadron Supreme Hyperion Vs Nighthawk TP 10.99
Wonder Man My Fair Super Hero TP 13.99
X-men Phoenix Warsong Premiere HC 19.99

Other Comics

30 Days Of Night Eben & Stella #3 3.99
Astounding Wolf-man #2 Free Copy 0.00
Begoths Comics #2 (note Price) 3.95
Betty & Veronica Double Digest #153 3.69
Bump #2 (of 4) 3.99
Code #3 2.99
Comics Comics 2.95
Deevee 2007 4.95
Dragonlance Chronicles Vol 3 Kurth Cvr A #2 (of 12) 3.50
Free Nexus #99 Space Opera Act 1 Of 4 Incv 0.00
Guardian Alpha One Shot 2.99
Honor Brigade #4 (of 6) 2.95
India Authentic Indra #3 2.99
Left On Mission #3 (of 5) 3.99
Lost Books Of Eve 2nd Ptg #1 (sep063625) 3.25
Metal Gear Solid Sons Of Liberty #10 3.99
Nexus #99 Space Opera Act 1 Of 4 2.99
Nicolas Cages Voodoo Child Hyrapiet Cover #1 2.99
Nicolas Cages Voodoo Child Templesmith Cover #1 2.99
Ray Harryhausen Presents 20 Million Miles More #1 3.50
Sabrina Vol 2 #86 2.25
Sonic The Hedgehog #177 2.25
Star Trek Next Generation The Space Between #6 (of 6) 3.99
Stephen Colberts Tek Jansen #1 (of 5) 3.99
Stephen Colberts Tek Jansen Cassaday Var Cvr #1 (of 5) PI

Tag Cursed #5 (of 5) 3.99
Tick Comic Con Extravaganza #1 3.95
Xombie Farr Cvr B #3 (of 5) 3.50
Xombie Seeley Cvr A #3 (of 5) 3.50

Other Books

Ashley Woods 48 Nude Girls SC 11.99
Battlestar Galactica Vol 1 Px Ed TP 14.99
Battlestar Galactica Vol 1 Reg Ed TP 14.99
Black Diamond Detective Agency Hc 29.99
Coyote Road Trickster Tales HC 19.99
Enigmatic Abcs Hc 15.99
Full Frontal Nerdity Vol 1 Big Book Of Epic Fail TP 12.99
Hardy Boys Vol 9 To Die Or Not To Die Gn 7.95
Hardy Boys Vol 9 To Die Or Not To Die Hc 12.95
Heartbreak GN 14.95
Marvel Vault Museum In A Book Spiral HC 49.95
Monster Book Of Manga Vol 3 Fairies & Magical Creatures TP 24.95
Nodwick Chronicles Coll Nodwick Vol 6 TP 15.99
Oddly Normal Family Reunion Gn 11.95
Ps238 Vol 4 Not Another Learning Experience TP 15.99
Ramayan 3392 Ad Vol 1 TP 14.99
Rex Libris TP 14.95
Sadhu Vol 1 TP 14.99
Scars And Bars GN 19.95
Spent HC 19.95

New Manga

10 20 & 30 Vol 1 GN 9.99
100 Percent Perfect Girl Vol 2 GN 9.99
Art Of Robotech Shadow Chronicles SC 19.95
Art Of Yasushi Suzuki TP 26.95
Black Sun Silver Moon Vol 2 GN 10.99
Click Vol 2 Gn 9.99
Clubbing 9.99
I Hate You More Than Anyone Vol 1 9.99
Land Of Silver Rain Vol 6 GN 9.99
Naoki Urasawas Monster Vol 9 TP 9.99
Samurai Commando Mission 1549 Vol 1 9.99

– Chris @ The Beguiling

New Comics Delay: Thursday July 5th

For those of you that show up every Wednesday at The Beguiling to get your weekly comics fix: take the day off. Due to Canada Day and the U.S. Independence Day Holidays, new comics have been pushed back to Thursday, July 5th. We apologise for not letting you know about this sooner, but to be honest I just found out this morning… I really gotta pay attention to those shipping updates we get.

Since it’s sort of lame to just post a little paragraph bulletin, I thought that we’d do a once-in-a-year sorta thing and post the complete list of books scheduled to show up at our store Thursday. If we get enough interest maybe I’ll see about assigning it to Parrish to do every week or something. Let me know if you find it useful.

Shipping Thursday July 5th:
(All prices in U.S. Dollars, may not apply to all items.)

DC Comics
Action Comics #851 2.99
Action Comics 3d Var #851 3.99
All New Atom #13 (cd) 2.99
All Star Superman #8 2.99
American Virgin #16 2.99
Black Canary #1 (of 4) 2.99
Countdown 43 2.99
Danger Girl Body Shots #4 (of 4) 2.99
Detective Comics #834 2.99
Exterminators #19 2.99
Faker #1 (of 6) 2.99
Jonah Hex #21 2.99
Justice League Unlimited #35 2.25
Looney Tunes #152 2.25
Midnighter #9 2.99
Nightwing #134 2.99
Outsiders #49 2.99
Scalped #7 2.99
Supergirl #19 2.99
Supernatural Origins #3 2.99
Welcome To Tranquility #8 2.99
Y The Last Man #57 2.99

Amazing Transformations Of Jimmy Olsen TP 14.99
Batman Ego And Other Tales Hc 24.99
Gen 13 Best Of A Bad Lot TP 14.99
Outsiders Vol 6 Pay As You Go TP 14.99
Silverfish HC 24.99 – New graphic novel from Stray Bullets creator David Lapham!

Dark Horse
City Of Others #3 (of 4) 2.99
Who Wants To Be A Superhero Feedback (one Shot) 3.50

Usagi Yojimbo Vol 21 Mother Of Mountains TP 15.95

Image
Astounding Wolf-man #2 2.99
Astounding Wolf-man Directors Cut #1 3.99
City Of Heroes #20 2.99
Creature From The Depths (one Shot) 3.99
Dynamo 5 #5 3.50
True Story Swear To God Image Ed #7 (note Price) 3.50
Ward O/t State #3 (of 3) 3.50

Collected Normalman TP 19.99
Girls & Goddesses Pin Up Art Of Joseph Michael Linsner HC 29.99
Invincible Vol 8 My Favorite Martian TP 14.99

Marvel Comics
Captain America #25 Directors Cut 4.99
Daredevil Battlin Jack Murdock #2 (of 4) 3.99
Dark Tower Gunslinger Born #6 (of 7) 3.99
Dark Tower Gunslinger Born Jae Lee Sketch Var #6 (of 7) 3.99
Fallen Son Death Of Captain America Iron Man 2.99
Fantastic Four And Power Pack #1 (of 4) 2.99
Irredeemable Ant-man #10 Wwh 2.99
Loners #4 (of 6) 2.99
Marvel Adventures Spider-man #29 2.99
Marvel Two-in-one #1 4.99
Marvel Zombies Army Of Darkness #5 (of 5) 2.99
Ms Marvel #17 CWI 2.99
New Avengers Transformers #1 (of 4) 2.99
New Warriors #2 CWI 2.99
Punisher #49 2.99
Punisher Presents Barracuda Max #5 (of 5) 3.99
Runaways #27 2.99
Thor #1 2.99
Ultimate Power #6 (of 9) 2.99
Uncanny X-men #488 2.99

Anita Blake Vh Guilty Pleasures Vol 1 HC Dm Ed 19.99
Anita Blake Vh Guilty Pleasures Vol 1 HC Ed 19.99
Captain America War & Remembrance TP New Ptg 24.99
Essential Defenders Vol 3 TP 16.99
Invaders Classic Vol 1 TP 24.99
Ptolus City By The Spire Vol 1 TP 14.99
Union Jack London Falling TP 10.99

Other Comics
Black Diamond #2 (of 6) 2.95
Devi #12 2.99
Garth Ennis Chronicles Of Wormwood #5 (of 6) 3.99
Garth Ennis Chronicles Of Wormwood Wrap Cvr #5 (of 6) 3.99
Gd Sourcebook Off Handbook To The Gd Universe #7 3.95
Genesis Five #3 2.99
Gi Joe Americas Elite #25 3.50
Gold Digger #87 2.99
Into The Dust #1 2.99
Joe & Max #3 2.99
Plague O/t Living Dead #3 (of 6) 2.50
Ps238 #24 2.99
Seekers #2 2.99
Simpsons Super Spectacular #5 2.99
Star Trek Klingons Blood Will Tell #3 3.99
Strangers In Paradise Cover A Katchoo #90 2.99
Syncopated Comics Vol 3 15.00
Transformers Spotlight Galvatron 3.99
Transformers Spotlight Target 2006 #4 3.99
Uncle Scrooge #367 7.99
Uptight #1 2.50
Walt Disneys Comics & Stories #682 7.99
Warren Ellis Black Gas 2 #2 3.99

Other Books
30 Days Of Night Spreading The Disease TP (nov068383) 19.99
Damned Vol 1 Three Days Dead TP 14.95
Doris Danger Seeks Where Urban Monsters Creep & Stomp TP 11.95
Forever Nuts The Early Years Of Mutt & Jeff Hc 24.95
Girly Vol 2 TP 11.95
Golden Age Dr Fate Archives Vol 1 Hc 75.00
Judge Dredd Complete Case Files Vol 8 TP 29.99
Milton Caniff Terry & Pirates & Steve Canyon Meanwhile Hc 34.95
Neil Gaiman Interworld HC 16.99
Neil Gaiman M Is For Magic HC 16.99
Stacked Decks Art & History Of Erotic Play Cards HC 24.95
Tmnt The Collected Movie Books TP 16.00
Wahoo Morris Book One TP 9.99

Magazines
Following Cerebus #10 3.95
Juxtapoz July 2007 Vol 14 #7 4.99
Shaun The Sheep Comic #4 4.99

New Manga
Agent Boo Vol 3 Novel (of 3) 4.99
Aoi House In Love Vol 1 GN 9.99
Avril Lavignes Make 5 Wishes Vol 2 GN 12.95
Battle O/t Bands GN 9.99
Bird Kiss Vol 4 GN (of 5) 9.99
Btx Vol 13 GN (of 16) 9.99
Cipher Vol 8 9.99
Dot Hack Sign Another Birth Vol 4 Novel (of 4) 7.99
Dragon Head Vol 7 GN (of 10) 9.99
Earthlight Vol 2 Gn 9.99
Elemental Gelade Vol 4 GN (of 11) 9.99
Free Runners Vol 1 GN 9.99
Gatcha Gacha Vol 5 GN (of 6) 9.99
Get Backers Vol 19 GN (of 37) 9.99
Grosse Adventures Vol 3 Trouble Twilight Cave Novel (of 3) 4.99
Gunsmith Cats Burst Vol 2 TP 10.95
Hannah Montana Cinemanga Vol 1 (of 3) 7.99
Hannah Montana Cinemanga Vol 2 (of 3) 7.99
He Is My Master Vol 1 GN 9.99
Hellsing Vol 8 TP 13.95
High School Musical Cinemanga Gn 7.99
Hollow Fields Vol 1 Gn 9.99
Jing King Of Bandits Twilight Tales Vol 7 GN (of 7) 9.99
Kedamono Damono Vol 2 GN (of 2) 9.99
King Of Hell Vol 16 GN (of 21) 9.99
Kingdom Hearts II Vol 1 GN (of 5) 9.99
Last Fantasy Vol 5 GN (of 5) 9.99
Last Uniform Vol 1 GN 11.99
Lights Out Vol 7 GN (of 9) 9.99
Lupin III Worlds Most Wanted Vol 9 GN (of 17) 9.99
Magical X Miracle Vol 5 GN (of 6) 9.99
Me & My Brothers Vol 1 GN (of 5) 9.99
Metamo Kiss Vol 2 GN (of 3) 9.99
Miki Falls Vol 2 Summer GN (pp #764) 7.99
Million Tears Vol 1 GN (of 2) 9.99
Mobile Suit Gundam Ecole Du Ciel Vol 6 GN (of 8) 9.99
Moonlight Meow Vol 1 GN 9.99
My Hime Vol 3 GN (of 5) 9.99
Naruto Vol 15 TP (c: 1-0-2) (pp #765) 7.95
Never Give Up Vol 5 GN (of 13) 9.99
Oath To Love & Passion Vol 1 Gn 9.99
Peppermint Vol 4 GN (of 4) 9.99
Queens Vol 3 GN (of 5) 9.99
Recast Vol 3 GN (of 6) 9.99
Rising Stars Of Manga Vol 7 GN (of 7) 9.99
Rose Hip Zero Vol 3 GN (of 5) 9.99
Rozen Maiden Vol 5 GN (of 7) 9.99
Samurai Deeper Kyo Vol 23 GN (of 38) 9.99
Satisfaction Guaranteed Vol 4 GN (of 9) 9.99
Sesame Street Cinemanga Vol 3 Elmo First Day Of School Gn 3.99
Strawberry Marshmallow Vol 4 GN (of 5) 9.99
Tetragrammaton Vol 1 GN 11.99
Tezukas Buddha Vol 8 Jetavana SC 14.95
Time Guardian Vol 2 9.99
Trinity Blood Vol 3 GN (of 7) 9.99
Ultra Cute Vol 7 GN (of 9) 9.99
Venus Versus Virus Vol 1 Gn 9.99
Vs (versus) Vol 6 9.99
War Angels Vol 1 GN (of 3) 9.99
Zero Vol 3 GN 9.95

Industry Night: Last Wednesday of Every Month

The Beguiling Presents: Comics Industry Night! Yep, the last Wednesday of every month The Beguiling sponsors a comics-creator get-together at The Victory Cafe, running from 7PM to 10PM. The Vic is at 581 Markham Street, a few doors south of The Beguiling.

This month, we’re pleased to welcome three great comics creators who will be giving short presentations from their work:

Ted May is stopping by on his way from the recent MoCCA festival, with fresh copies of his Injury Comics from Buenaventura Press, It Lives from Sparkplug Books, and his comic Neruda. More at http://buenaventurapress.com.

Mardou is also stopping by on her way back from MoCCA, and she’s got some pretty interesting looking comics, including Manhole, Washing Machine, and the Whores of Mensa Anthology. More at http://whoresofmensa.com.

And Last but not Least, Liana K and the creators of Toronto’s own Ed & Red’s Comic Strip #2 will be on hand with copies of their new issue for attendees, and to talk about their upcoming work. More at http://edthesock.com.

Hope to see you out tonight!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Lots of Upcoming Events

Hey there folks, we’ve got lots of upcoming events! Here’s a quick rundown:

May 30th: Industry Night at The Vic: The Beguiling welcomes Toronto’s comics, illustration, publishing, and arts communities to get together and socialise, the last Wednesday of every month on the second floor of The Victory Cafe. This month, we’re celebrating the successful launch of COMICS FESTIVAL 2007, a book given away on free comic book day promoting Canadian cartoonists and the forthcoming Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Industry Night @ The Vic runs from 7PM-10PM, at The Victory Cafe, 581 Markham Street (just south of the store). FREE, 18+

June 9th: MAX FINDER SIGNING w/ Liam O’Donnell & Michael Cho: Come meet the creators of The Max Finder Mysteries, Liam O’Donnell and Michael Cho, as they read from the books and sketch for fans. This is a wonderful all-ages reading, and illustrator Michael Cho was a big hit at our recent free comic book day event. Saturday June 9th, 2PM-4PM, @ The Beguiling. FREE

June 9th: James A. Owen Reading @ Harbourfront: Three award-winning fantasy writers for young adult readers together on stage for the first time-a fantasy-fueled afternoon that’s out of this world. James A. Owen, creator of the Starchild graphic novels and the new illustrated novel “Here, There Be Dragons” will be reading alongside other YA fantasy authors. Saturday, June 9th, 1:30PM, Harbourfront Centre, Enwave Theatre. Tickets: $10

June 8th-10th: Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon: The biggest comics-oriented show in town, the Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon features headline guests Matt Wagner, Terry Moore, Darwyn Cooke, and many more. Find out more at http://www.torontocomicon.com. Also, at the Toronto Comicon, visit the Women of Comics event! Featuring headline guests Cecil Castelucci, Tara McPherson, Gail Simone, and tons more. More info at http://www.womenofcomics.com.

…more to come.

– Chris

We’re Closed for Victoria Day, Monday May 21

Just a quick note to all of our wonderful customers. We’re going to be closed on Monday, May 21st in observance of Victoria Day. We don’t normally close for “Holidays” but we voted and decided we all needed a day off. So! Please delay your travels until Tuesday, May 22nd at 11am when we’ll be open, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, thanks to our day of rest.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

“Canada to India
Australia to Cornwall
Singapore to Hong Kong
From the west to the east
From the rich to the poor
Victoria loved them all
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, toria
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria”
– “Victoria,” by The Kinks

REMINDER: Scott McCloud this Sunday!

SCOTT McCLOUD IN TORONTO
Understanding, Reinventing, and Making Comics

Sunday, May 6th, 7PM
OISE Theatre, 252 Bloor St. West
(At Bloor St. W. and St. George Subway Station)
Tickets: $10 in Advance, $15 at the door
Available at The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street

In association with The Toronto Comic Arts Festival Aug. 18-19, and The Beguiling Books & Art 20th Anniversary

TORONTO, Ontario – The Varsity, Canada’s largest student newspaper, is proud to present SCOTT MCCLOUD, the author of UNDERSTANDING COMICS, in the exclusive Canadian presentation of his world-renowned visual lecture Understanding, Reinventing, and Making Comics. McCloud’s presentation on comics, storytelling and web technology has packed lecture halls at Harvard University, MIT, The Smithsonian, Microsoft, IBM, and Pixar. Now, McCloud brings his expertise to Toronto on Sunday May 6th.

MAKING COMICS,
McCloud’s third exploration of the emerging graphic novel medium (written in graphic novel form, of course) was recently published by Harper Collins to wide acclaim. In a truly unique move to the world of publishing, McCloud and his entire family (wife Ivy, and daughters Winter and Sky) have embarked on the Making Comics 50 State Tour, celebrating the release of the volume in all 50 U.S. states (with a special stop in Toronto!). Featuring daily blog updates of the tour by the entire McCloud clan and a whirlwind of press coverage, the tour has been a phenomenal success.

THE EVENT:
Scott McCloud: Understanding, Reinventing, and Making Comics visual lecture presentation will be held Sunday, May 6th at The OISE Theatre, 252 Bloor St. West (at St. George Subway Station). The doors to the event will open at 7pm, with McCloud taking the stage roughly 30 minutes later.

Tickets are $10 per person, available in person at The Beguiling Books & Art, 601 Markham Street, Toronto. Tickets are available via phone at The Beguiling, 416-533-9168, Monday-Friday 11am-7pm. Advance ticket prices valid until and on Saturday May 5th, 2007. All tickets are for general admission seating. This event is appropriate for all ages.

Please note: This event is strictly limited to only 450 tickets, available on a first-come, first-served basis. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

Reminder: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on SATURDAY

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY @ THE BEGUILING (Updated)
Featuring a bunch of great comics creators!
Saturday, May 5th, 12Noon-6pm
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street (Just around the corner from Bloor & Bathurst)
FREE!

For the third year in a row, The Beguiling is proud to present it’s own special contribution to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Just come by the store on Saturday May 5th between noon and 6pm, and receive free comics! Choose up to 5 comics per person, from dozens of different publishers! The whole event will occur in front of the store (if the weather holds…) and will feature over a dozen local comics creators who will be signing books and sketching for fans throughout the day! The schedule of appearances includes:

All Day!
Roxanne Bielskis (Torontoist.com, Poverty)
Michael Cho (Max Finder)
Jason Kieffer (Downtown Toronto, BlogTo.com)
Cameron Stewart (The Other Side)
Zach Worton (Corpse)
Jim Zubkavich (Makeshift Miracle, UDON Comics)

Noon-3PM Only:
John Martz (Drawn.ca)
Brian McLachlan (Princess Planet)
Jim Munroe (Therefore, Repent!, No Media Kings)
Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics)
Kean Soo (Jellaby)

3PM-6PM Only:
Ray Fawkes (Apocalipstix)
J. Torres (Teen Titans GO!, Legion of Super-Heroes)
Howie Shia (Comics Festival 2007!)
Chip Zdarsky, author of PRISON FUNNIES, MONSTER COPS, and without whose valuable assistance, COMICS FESTIVAL! 2007 would not have been possible.

The Beguiling Presents: Industry Night @ The Vic

The Beguiling presents: Industry Night @ The Vic
Celebrating the release of Elk’s Run with artist Noel Tuazon, and Nick Cardy: Comic Strips, with editor Sean Menard
Thursday, April 26th at 7PM
The Victory Cafe, 581 Markham Street
(Near West of Bathurst and South of Bloor)
FREE


Elk’s Run: Nominated for seven Harvey Awards, this groundbreaking series has finally been collected by New York publishing entity Random House/Villard.

The town of Elk’s Run’s fanatical survivalist founders have sealed it off from the rest of the world, transforming it into a twisted hybrid of Mayberry and the Branch Davidian compound.
When a fatal accident leads to a revenge lynching and a series of murders, the town’s teenagers try to escape only to have their own parents hunt them down. The ensuing cat-and-mouse game involves a mine fire, a stockpile of napalm and a rash of terrorist plans.

In cooperation with Random House of Canada, artist Noel Tuazon will be on hand to discuss the genesis of Elk’s Run via an audo/visual presentation, and sign copies of this wonderful new collection.

“Damn fine comic making”
Brian Michael Bendis

“Really, really good”
Warren Ellis



Nick Cardy: Comic Strips: Nick Cardy has been a dynamic artistic force within the comic book industry for over 60 years. Beginning in 1939 with the Eisner/Iger shop through a number of important newspaper strips, a 25 year association with DC Comics and an extensive stint in advertising (TV Guide), magazines (Crazy, National Lampoon) and numerous movie posters (Star Wars, The Bad News Bears), 85 year old Nick Cardy continues to delight his ever-growing legion of fans with a multitude of commissions and special projects to this day.

While his work at DC has been often lauded, Cardy’s short, but bright career in newspaper strips has received minimal attention.

Nick Cardy: Comic Strips reviews Cardy’s entire strip catalogue beginning with Lady Luck (1942) through Batman (1972) and includes an archive of previously unpublished artwork.
Frecklebean Press editor/publisher Sean Menard has put together the definitive look at Cardy’s diverse newspaper strip work including his refreshing interpretation of Tarzan.

Come on our and support local Toronto comic authors, network with illustrators, artists, and more, and maybe even have a pint or two.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

SCOTT MCCLOUD IN TORONTO

The Varsity – University of Toronto presents

SCOTT McCLOUD IN TORONTO
Understanding, Reinventing, and Making Comics

Sunday, May 6th, 7PM
OISE Theatre, 252 Bloor St. West
(At Bloor St. W. and St. George Subway Station)
Tickets: $10 in Advance, $15 at the door
Available at The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street

In association with The Toronto Comic Arts Festival Aug. 18-19, and The Beguiling Books & Art 20th Anniversary

WWW.TORONTOCOMICS.COM

TORONTO, Ontario – The Varsity, Canada’s largest student newspaper, is proud to present SCOTT MCCLOUD, the author of UNDERSTANDING COMICS, in the exclusive Canadian presentation of his world-renowned visual lecture Understanding, Reinventing, and Making Comics. McCloud’s presentation on comics, storytelling and web technology has packed lecture halls at Harvard University, MIT, The Smithsonian, Microsoft, IBM, and Pixar. Now, McCloud brings his expertise to Toronto on Sunday May 6th.

MAKING COMICS,
McCloud’s third exploration of the emerging graphic novel medium (written in graphic novel form, of course) was recently published by Harper Collins to wide acclaim. In a truly unique move to the world of publishing, McCloud and his entire family (wife Ivy, and daughters Winter and Sky) have embarked on the Making Comics 50 State Tour, celebrating the release of the volume in all 50 U.S. states (with a special stop in Toronto!). Featuring daily blog updates of the tour by the entire McCloud clan and a whirlwind of press coverage, the tour has been a phenomenal success.

“We couldn’t be happier to help in bringing Scott McCloud to Toronto” said Peter Birkemoe, owner of The Beguiling and co-sponsor of the event. “At a conservative guess, we’ve sold thousands of copies of McCloud’s books, with his newest really appealing to the burgeoning segment of the population—young and old—interested in creating their own graphic novels.”

“McCloud’s books speak to more than just fans of comics,” said Christopher Butcher, the co-founder of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. “McCloud’s theories on comics—storytelling, narrative, and technology—have broad applications in the fields of graphic design, writing, and interactive multimedia. Understanding Comics and Making Comics have bolstered the claim that combining words and pictures to convey information are universal, and that comics and graphic novels as a medium really are for everyone.”

THE EVENT:
Scott McCloud: Understanding, Reinventing, and Making Comics visual lecture presentation will be held Sunday, May 6th at The OISE Theatre, 252 Bloor St. West (at St. George Subway Station). The doors to the event will open at 7pm, with McCloud taking the stage roughly 30 minutes later.

Tickets are $10 per person, available in person at The Beguiling Books & Art, 601 Markham Street, Toronto. Tickets are available via phone at The Beguiling, 416-533-9168, Monday-Friday 11am-7pm. Advance ticket prices valid until and on Saturday May 5th, 2007. All tickets are for general admission seating. This event is appropriate for all ages.

Please note: This event is strictly limited to only 450 tickets, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

THE BOOKS:
Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics, and Making Comics are published by HarperCollins Canada, and are currently in stock at The Beguiling. Copies of all books will be for sale at the event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Scott McCloud is the award-winning creator of Zot!, Understanding Comics, and Reinventing Comics. His books are available in sixteen languages. Sin City creator Frank Miller called him “just about the smartest guy in comics.” He has given Visual Lectures on Comics and Technology at destinations as diverse as Harvard University, Electronic Arts, The Smithsonian, Microsoft, SXSW, and Pixar.

The Making Comics 50 State Tour began in New York City in September 2006, and will end in Hawaii in August 2007. The official tour blog is online at http://community.livejournal.com/mccloudtour.

MEDIA QUERIES:
For queries regarding the event, contact Christopher Butcher, manager of The Beguiling, 416-533-9168 or via email at: chris@beguiling.com.

This event is made possible with generous support of The Varsity – University of Toronto, HarperCollins Canada, The Beguiling Books & Art, and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, August 18-19 2007 www.torontocomics.com

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY @ THE BEGUILING

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY @ THE BEGUILING (Updated)
Featuring a bunch of great comics creators!
Saturday, May 5th, 12Noon-6pm
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street (Just around the corner from Bloor & Bathurst)
FREE!

For the third year in a row, The Beguiling is proud to present it’s own special contribution to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Just come by the store on Saturday May 5th between noon and 6pm, and receive free comics! Choose up to 5 comics per person, from dozens of different publishers! The whole event will occur in front of the store (if the weather holds…) and will feature over a dozen local comics creators who will be signing books and sketching for fans throughout the day! The schedule of appearances includes:

All Day!
Roxanne Bielskis (Torontoist.com, Poverty)
Michael Cho (Max Finder)
Jason Kieffer (Downtown Toronto, BlogTo.com)
Cameron Stewart (The Other Side)
Zach Worton (Corpse)
Jim Zubkavich (Makeshift Miracle, UDON Comics)

Noon-3PM Only:
John Martz (Drawn.ca)
Brian McLachlan (Princess Planet)
Jim Munroe (Therefore, Repent!, No Media Kings)
Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics)
Kean Soo (Jellaby)

3PM-6PM Only:
Ray Fawkes (Apocalipstix)
J. Torres (Teen Titans GO!, Legion of Super-Heroes)
Howie Shia (Comics Festival 2007!)
Chip Zdarsky, author of PRISON FUNNIES, MONSTER COPS, and without whose valuable assistance, COMICS FESTIVAL! 2007 would not have been possible.

In addition, we’ll be giving away copies of COMICS FESTIVAL 2007, a brand new comic that features new comic strips from pretty-much everyone attending our Free Comic Book Day event, as well as new material from Darwyn Cooke, Hope Larson, Bryan Lee O’Malley, and many more creators!

For more on Comics Festival, check out http://comics212.net/2007/03/06/comics-festival-2007-final-line-up/.