What It Is!

Hey Daddy-O! Lynda Barry’s spectacular new graphic novel dropped yesterday and it is fan-frick’n tastic, totally worth your time and hard-earned money. It’s a graphic novel, no doubt, but it’s also an inspirational (aspirational?) ‘art instruction’ book too… It’s entirely unique in the medium in our humble opinion, and if you ever wanted to write, or draw, or just create, this is totally the book for you.

What It Is retails for $24.95, and is currently in stock at the store and online.

– Chris

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2008 WRAP-UP


(l to r: Jeremy Tankard, Steve Manale, Mike Cho, Brian McLachlan, Christopher Butcher)

On behalf of The Beguiling I’d like to thank everyone who came out for Free Comic Book Day — and Free Comics For Kids Day — this past weekend. Despite some pretty terrible weather, we still had a great turnout at both events, with hundreds of free comics finding their way to good homes.


(Tara Tallan (left) speaking with a fan)

Because of the torrential downpour on Saturday, our planned outdoor event at The Beguiling had to be moved indoors, and since the store is packed floor-to-ceiling with comics and graphic novels, moving it into The Beguiling wasn’t an option. Luckily, our neighbors at The Central lent us their entire restaurant for the day, as we gave out comics to all comers, young and old. Thanks to Stephen and everyone at The Central for going above and beyond the call of duty in the pursuit of great comics.

I bet ours was the only FCBD event with beer on tap…


(A young reader and his Dad brave the elements for free comics and Owl Magazines.)


(The main library set-up.)


(The never-ending line-up of kids looking for sketches!)

Meanwhile, over at The Palmerston Library, Free Comics For Kids Day was a roaring success. At its busiest point, I counted over 50 kids in the room with about 30-40 parents, and the numbers hovered around the 30-kid mark all day. We figure we had about 300 kids come through in the four-and-a-half hours the event was open, taking part in our crafts and activities, readings, engaging our artist guests, and of course Reading! Reading! Reading! (Comics). It was pretty awesome.

The event was an outgrowth of our Free Comic Book Day events, where we used the momentum generated by the event not only to promote ourselves and the medium, but also the the launches of new comics and related books from some of our favourite artists. The event was a launch/celebration of Jeremy Tankard’s Me Hungry from Candlewick, Steve Manale’s You Crack Me Up from Owlkids, and Mike Cho’s Max Finder Mystery Volume 3 from Owlkids. Even though it was a ‘free’ event the books were for sale, and while we didn’t move a ton I was happy to see that quite a few books made it to good homes.


(Mike Cho sketches for fans.)


(Grumpy Bird author Jeremy Tankard was surprised how many superheroes he drew…)


(Jeremy Tankard reads from his books Grumpy Bird and Me Hungry)

Our Free Comics For Kids Day events also included readings and presentations from our participating authors. Here, Jeremy Tankard is reading from his award-winning picture-book Grumpy Bird. Also making its official debut at this event was his new book, Me Hungry, the story of an adorable cave-boy looking for something to eat.


(Steve Manale draws an old-school Mario.)


(Brian McLachlan teaches kids how to write and draw ‘gag’ comics’)

Owl magazine illustrators and webcomics creators Brian McLachlan and Steve Manale doubled up in a presentation, teaching kids how to write and draw their own gag cartoons. It was a well-attended presentation both times they gave it.


(Mike Cho drew non-stop, all day, and even emptied out one of his markers doing this amazing ‘Venom’ drawing for a young fan. Kids love Venom.)


(Brian McLachlan makes a custom sketch for a young fan.)


(Volunteer Amanda is no worse the wear after a full day of giving away Owl Magazine, Chirp, Simpsons, Tiny Titans, Owly, and many, many more comics.)


(Almost everyone in attendance was drawing up a storm. Here’s our lil’est artist.)

But all good things must eventually come to an end, and so at 5 o’clock we all trudged back out into the rain with our comics safely bagged, waiting to be read at home.

(Actually, the whole staff went for dinner at Central because we were exhausted, and their food is as good as their nature, in our very humble opinion.)

Once again, thanks to everyone who came out for the event, to everyone who spread the word, to our sponsors at The Toronto Public Library, Owl, Penguin Canada, and espescially The Burrow Art Centre, and to our volunteers and staff Amanda, Becca, Dan, Derek, James, Jason, Jerry, Jim, Kai, Kayla, Maggie, Naseem, Parrish, and Zach… and anyone I’m forgetting of course.

Of course, extra-special thanks to our artist and author friends who came out and signed and sketched for hours! You made a lot of fans of all ages happy, and you’re all invited back whenever you like (maybe rest up a bit first though…). Here’s where you can find out more about all of our participating artists:

Michael Cho (Transmission-X, Max Finder): http://www.transmission-x.com/ , http://chodrawings.blogspot.com/
Willow Dawson (Violet Miranda): http://www.willowdawson.com/
J. Korim (Neozoic): http://www.jkorim.ca/main.htm
Jessie Lam (Neozoic): http://axl99.net/
Steve Manale (Superslackers, You Crack Me Up): http://www.superslackers.com/
Nick Mandaag (Artist): no website!
Tyrone McCarthy (Corduroy High): http://www.corduroyhigh.com/
Alana McCarthy (Illustrator): http://www.alanaland.com/
Brian McLachlan (Princess Planet): http://www.theprincessplanet.com/, http://www.transmission-x.com/
Tara Tallan (Galaxion): http://www.girlamatic.com/comics/galaxion.php
Jeremy Tankard (Grumpy Bird, Me Hungry): http://www.jeremytankard.com/
Chip Zdarsky (Monster Cops): http://chipzdarsky.livejournal.com/

See you all again next year!
Chris @ The Beguiling

Please join us at The Beguiling for a fun day of givin’ out free comics and getting signatures and sketches from cool artists. We’re going to be going rain-or-shine! Meet awesome creators like:

From 12 noon to 3pm:
J. Korim (Penciler, Atomic Robo FCBD Edition)
Jessie Lam (Colorist, Neozoic)
Tyrone McCarthy (Creator, Corduroy High)
Alana McCarthy (Illustrator)
Tara Talan (Creator, Galaxion)

From 3pm-6pm:
Willow Dawson (Artist, Violet Miranda)
Nick Mandaag (Artist and self-publisher)
Chip Zdarsky (Creator, Monster Cops)

See you there!

– Christopher

REMINDER: FREE COMICS FOR KIDS DAY THIS SATURDAY!

UPDATED: Free Comics For Kids Day Toronto

Saturday May 3rd, 2008. 12noon – 5pm
Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Ave (at Bathurst Subway Station)
Featuring authors Michael Cho, Steven Manale, and Jeremy Tankard.
Plus, now welcoming Brian McLachlan!
FREE!

In conjunction with comics industry holiday FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, The Beguiling is teaming up with The Toronto Public Library, Owlkids, and The Burrow Art Centre to present FREE COMICS FOR KIDS DAY! It’s a mini-convention that will feature all kids of events for kids ages 3 and up!

  • Running from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday May 3rd, 2008!
  • Author presentations by top-notch graphic novel artists and authors, at 1pm and 3pm, including story readings, how-to-draw sessions, and more!
  • Art and craft activites provided by The Burrow Art Centre!
  • FREE COMICS and Owl Magazines for kids under the age of 13! Limit of 3 comics/magazines per person, please.

Who are the fantastic authors participating in the event? Check this out!

Jeremy Tankard is an award-winning illustrator and graphic novelist. His first picture book is Grumpy Bird, published by Scholastic, and it’s become an instant classic! Join Jeremy to celebrate the release of his brand-new picture book Me Hungry! published by Candlewick Press. Me Hungry! is a charming story about a little cave-boy trying to find something to eat while his cave-parents are busy with their daily chores! Visit Jeremy online at http://www.jeremytankard.com/.
(Me Hungry! is recommended for Ages 3+)

Steven Manale is one half of the artistic duo responsible for the awesome Chick and Dee! comics that run monthly in chickaDEE Magazine. Join Steven for the release of the new graphic novel collection of his work You Crack Me Up! from Owlkids, the funniest graphic novel around! Visit Steven online at http://superslackers.com/.
(You Crack Me Up! is recommended for ages 6+)

Michael Cho is the artist of the incredibly popular Max Finder Mystery series, which features mysteries that you and Max solve together! There are three Max Finder Mystery books published by Owlkids! Michael will be conducting a presentation on writing and drawing gag-comics with Owl Magazine illustrator Brian McLachlan. Visit Michael online at http://chodrawings.blogspot.com/, and Brian online at http://adept.wire-fu.com/.
(Max Finder Mystery is recommended for ages 9+)

It’s all going down at The Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Avenue (just west of Bathurst Subway Station) and just around the corner from The Beguiling. And if you’re a more grown-up comic book reader, don’t worry! The Beguiling will be having a more grown-up Free Comic Book Day event as well that day at the same time.

Sponsored by The Toronto Public Library, Owlkids, The Beguiling, The Burrow Art Centre, Penguin Canada, and Scholastic Canada.

Visit our sponsor websites:

Owlkids: http://owlkids.com/
Burrow Art Centre: http://www.burrowartcentre.ca/
Toronto Public Library: http://www.tpl.toronto.on.ca/
Penguin Canada: http://www.penguin.ca/
Scholastic Canada: http://www.scholastic.ca/kids/

– Chris

Shipping April 30th, 2008

The following comics, graphic novels, and magazines are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling next week.

It isn’t that “big” of a week, but there are a number of really amazing books! A new Tezuka manga, new John Porcillino GN, Dave Sim’s Glamourpuss, and of course a new volume of “Mary Perkins On Stage!” The 50th issue of Jack Kirby Collector! A new Neil Gaiman graphic novel! All kinds of stuff by local and Canadian creators! All of that and a 50 cent introduction to the DC Universe co-written by Grant Morrison. Something for everyone…!

NEW COMICS
Abyss #4 (Of 4) 2.95
Action Comics #864 2.99
Andrea D #1 (Of 3) 2.99
Archie #584 2.25
Avengers Initiative #12 2.99
Big Amoeba One Shot 4.95
Black Summer #6 2.99
Black Summer #6 (Of 7) Incv Cvr (Net) X
Black Summer #6 Wrap Cvr 2.99
Blue Beetle #26 3.50
Buddha Story Of Enlightenment #2 2.99
Caliber #1 Stanley Lau Full Body Cvr A 1.00
Cartoon Network Block Party #44 2.25
Crawl Space Xxxombies #4 2.99
Daredevil Blood Of The Tarantula 3.99
Dc Universe Zero 0.50
Devi #19 (Res) 2.99
Elephantmen War Toys #3 (Of 3) 2.99
Ex Machina #36 2.99
Friday The 13Th Abuser And The Abused #1 3.50 – Local Talent
Gargoyles Bad Guys #2 3.50
Giant Size Avengers Invaders #1 3.99
Glamourpuss #1 Comics Ed 3.00
Glamourpuss #1 Fashion Ed 3.00
Gold Digger Tangent #4 2.99
Green Lantern #30 2.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Piper #2 (Of 4) 2.99
Hercules #1 Steranko Cvr A 1.00
Hunter #2 5.95
I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates Outerspace #1 0.99
Immortal Iron Fist #14 3.99
Injury Comics #2 4.95
Jack Of Fables #22 2.99
Jsa Classified #37 2.99
Juxtapoz Vol 15 #5 May 2008 4.99
Kabuki Reflections #10 5.99
Legion Of Super Heroes #41 2.99
Local #11 (Of 12) (Res) 2.99 – THE TORONTO ISSUE.
Marvel Adventures Iron Man #12 2.99
Marvel Comics Presents #8 3.99
Marvel Illustrated Moby Dick #3 (Of 6) 2.99
New Avengers #40 Si 2.99
New Battlestar Galactica Season Zero #7 2.99
New Warriors #11 2.99
Noble Causes #33 3.50
Order #10 2.99
Proof #7 2.99
Ramayan 3392 Ad Reloaded Guidebook (Res) 2.99
Secret Invasion #1 (Of 8) 2Nd Ptg Yu Var Si 3.99
Snakewoman Curse Of The 68 #3 (Of 4) 2.99
Star Wars Rebellion #13 Small Victories Part 3 2.99
Tall Tales Of Vishnu Sharma #4 (Of 5) Panchatantra 2.99
Teen Titans #58 2.99
Teen Titans Go #54 2.25
Teen Titans Year One #4 (Of 6) 2.99
Thor Ages Of Thunder 3.99
Ultimate Human #4 (Of 4) 2.99
Ultimate X-Men #93 2.99
Uncle Sam And The Freedom Fighters #8 (Of 8) 2.99
Urban Monsters #3 3.50
Usagi Yojimbo #111 2.99
Wildguard Insider #1 (Of 3) 3.50
Witchblade Devi #1 Basaldua Cvr B 3.99
Witchblade Devi #1 Land Cvr A 3.99
Wonderland #6 3.95
X-Men Legacy #210 Dws 2.99
Youngblood #3 2.99

NEW BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Adam Strange Archives Hc Vol 03 49.99
Adventures Of Tymm Alien Circus #1 (Of 3) 5.95
Age Of Insects Vol 02 Not Human 5.99
Black Panther Tp Little Green Men 10.99
Bprd Tp Vol 08 Killing Ground 17.95
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Omnibus Tp Vol 04 24.95
Complete Dick Tracy Hc Vol 04 29.99
Complete Green Lama Featuring Art Of Mac Raboy Hc 49.95
Dayan Collection Hc Vol 01 Dayans Birthday 9.95
Dayan Collection Hc Vol 02 Thursday Rainy Party 9.95
Dayan Collection Hc Vol 03 White Eurocka 9.95
Dayan Collection Hc Vol 04 Chibikuro Party 9.95
Delayed Replays Gn 7.00
Dondi Tp Vol 02 24.95
Facts I/T Case O/T Departure Of Miss Finch Hc 13.95 – NEW NEIL GAIMAN
Fantastic Four Tp Beginning Of The End 12.99
Frank Frazettas Death Dealer Deluxe Hc 49.99
Green Arrow Year One Hc 24.99
Grunts Tp 14.95


I Am White Ninja 14.95

Klassic Komics Klub Hc 14.95
Legacy Tp Paintings & Drawings Of Frank Frazetta 29.95
Leonard Starrs Mary Perkins On Stage Tp Vol 04 24.95
Magic Pickle Gn 9.99
Mystery In Space Tp Vol 02 17.99
Off Hb Marvel Univ A To Z Prem Hc Vol 02 24.99
Punisher Prem Hc Circle Of Blood 19.99
Punisher Prem Hc Circle Of Blood Dm Var Ed Vol 11 19.99
Remembrance Things Past Pt 3 Tp Vol 01 Swann In Lo 10.95
Showcase Challengers Of The Unknown Tp Vol 02 16.99
Sonic The Hedgehog Select Tp Vol 01 11.95
Speed Racer Racer X Tp Origins Collection Tp 19.99
Star Wars Legacy Of The Force Mmpb Sacrifice 7.99
Starslip Crisis Vol 01 14.99
Super Larry Gn 14.95
Superman Batman Hc Vol 06 Torment 19.99
Tales O/T Fear Agent Tp 14.95
Testament Tp Life & Art Of Frank Frazetta 29.95
Thor By J Michael Straczynski Prem Hc Vol 01 19.99
Thoreau At Walden Hc 16.99
Witchblade Takeru Manga Tp Vol 01 19.99
X-Men Hc Messiah Complex 39.99

NEW MAGAZINES
Alter Ego #77 6.95
Back Issue #28 6.95
Doctor Who Special #19 11.99
Giant Robot #53 4.99
Kirby Five Oh 50 Years Of King Of Comics Tp 19.95 – Jack Kirby Collector #50
Otaku Usa Magazine May Jun 2008 9.99
Wizard Magazine #200 Platinum 200 Greatest Char Cv 5.99
Wizard Magazine #200 Platinum Marvel Jam Cvr 5.99

NEW MANGA
Air Gear Gn Vol 08 10.95
Alive Gn Vol 04 10.95
Aoi House Omnibus Tp 10.99
Aventura Gn Vol 02 10.95
Cy Believers Gn Vol 01 10.99
Do Whatever You Want Gn Vol 02 (Of 6) 9.99
Gon Vol 04 5.99
Honey Senior Darling Junior Gn Vol 02 (Of 2) 9.99
Love The Way You Love Side A Tp 11.95
Operation Liberate Men Gn Vol 03 9.99
Romance Papa Gn Vol 02 (Of 8) 9.99
Tezuka Dororo Gn Vol 01 13.95
Vampire Kisses Gn Vol 01 Blood Relatives (Of 3) 7.99

These will be amongst the many comics available for Free Comic Book Day at The Beguiling, Saturday May 3rd 2008.
Fcbd 2008 Imaginary #1 (Net) PI
Fcbd 2008 Nascar Heroes #5 All Star Special (Net) PI

The Art Of SKIM, Now On Display At The Beguiling

Depression, love, sexual identity, crushes, manipulative peers–teen life in all its dramatic complexities is explored in the touching, literary graphic novel SKIM. The Beguiling proud to be exhibiting some of the process work from the creation of this great graphic novel by cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, and published by Groundwood Press.

“Skim is an unusually strong graphic novel–rich in visuals and observations, and rewarding of repeated readings.”Publishers Weekly

This small exhibit follows the completion of the graphic novel a page at a time, from Mariko’s initial script through to Jillian’s thumbnails, pencils, inks, and finished art. This is a unique and insightful examination of collaboration and artistic process between two first-time graphic novelists, and best of all the art is lovely!

We encourage you all to come in and check it out, and to entice you we’d like to present to you some images from the exhibit.

– Christopher

Shipping This Week: April 23, 2008

Here’s what’s showing up at the store this week!

NEW COMICS
Army Of Darkness Xena Why Not #2 (of 4) 3.50
Atomic Rocket Group 66 #1 4.95
Avengers Invaders Sketchbook (bundle Of 25) 6.25
Bart Simpson Comics #41 2.99
Batman #675 2.99
Birds Of Prey #117 2.99
Checkmate #25 2.99
Conan Legacy Frazetta Covers #2 (of 8) God In The Bowl 5.99
Countdown To Final Crisis 1 2.99
Darkness Vs Eva #2 (of 4) 3.50
Death Of The New Gods #8 (of 8) 3.50
Dragonlance Chronicles Vol 3 Roberts Cvr A #10 (of 12) 3.50
Dynamo 5 #12 3.50
Everybodys Dead #2 3.99
Fables #72 2.99
Fall Of Cthulhu #11 Cvr A 3.99
Fall Of Cthulhu #11 Cvr B 3.99
Fallen Angel IDW #26 3.99
Godland #22 2.99
Gold Digger #95 2.99
Gold Digger Peebo Tales Special #3 3.50
Gold Digger Sourcebook #16 3.95
Hack Slash Series #11 Mckelvie Cvr B 3.50
Hack Slash Series #11 Seeley Cvr A 3.50
Hulk #3 2.99
Hulk #3 Finch Var
Hulk Vs Hercules When Titans Collide 3.99
India Authentic #12 Andhaka 2.99
Iron Man Hulk Sampler (bundle Of 25) 6.25
Justice League Of America #20 2.99
Mac Bolan The Executioner Devils Tools #1 (of 5) 3.99
Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #35 2.99
Marvel Illustrated Picture Dorian Gray #5 (of 6) 2.99
Mice Templar #4 2.99
Mighty Avengers #12 Si 2.99
Ms Marvel #26 Sii 2.99
Neozoic #4 2.95
New Exiles #5 2.99
Northlanders #5 2.99
Number Of The Beast #2 (of 6) 2.99
Number Of The Beast #2 (of 6) Var Ed
Pigsty O/t Caribbean #1 4.95
Power Pack Day One #2 (of 4) 2.99
Return O/t Gremlins #2 (of 3) 2.99
Sadhu Wheel Of Destiny #1 (of 5) 2.99
Scooby Doo #131 2.25
Secret History The Authority Hawksmoor #2 (of 6) 2.99
Secret Invasion #1 (of 8) Blank Con Cover Var Si 3.99
Shadowpact #24 2.99
Sheena Trail O/t Mapinguari Stone Cvr A One Shot 5.50
She-hulk 2 #28 2.99
Simpsons Classics #16 3.99
Sonic X #32 2.25
Spawn #177 2.95
Spawn Godslayer #8 2.99
Spirit #16 2.99
St Tng Intelligence Gathering #4 (of 5) 3.99
Star Trek New Frontier #2 3.99
Star Wars Dark Times #10 2.99
Star Wars Knights Of Old Republic #27 Vector Part 3 2.99
Star Wars Legacy #22 2.99
Super Friends #2 2.25
Superman Batman #47 2.99
Supernatural Rising Son #1 (of 6) 2.99
Supernatural Rising Son #1 (of 6) Var Ed
Tales Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #45 3.25
Thor #8 2.99
Transformers Spotlight Grimlock 3.99
Ultimate Fantastic Four #53 2.99
Ultimate Spider-man #121 2.99
Uncanny X-men #497 Dws 2.99
Witchblade #117 Ross Cvr B 2.99
Witchblade #117 Sejic Cvr A 2.99
Wolverine First Class #2 2.99
Wormwood Calamari Rising #4 3.99
Wormwood Calamari Rising #4 10 Copy Templesmith Incv
X-force #3 Dws 2.99
X-men First Class Vol 2 #11 2.99
Young Avengers Presents #4 (of 6) 2.99

NEW BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Avengers TP Kree Skrull War New Ptg 24.99
Batman Chronicles TP Vol 05 14.99
Best Of Write Now TP Vol 01 19.95
Bizarre New World Population Explosion GN 6.95
Cartooning SC Ultimate Character Design Book 19.95
Classics Illustrated Deluxe HC Vol 02 Tales Brothers Grimm 17.95
Classics Illustrated Deluxe TP Vol 02 Tales Brothers Grimm 13.95
Complete Terry And The Pirates HC Vol 03 1939-1940 49.99
Daredevil TP Vol 02 Hell To Pay 15.99
Dead At 17 TP Compendium Ed 24.95
Deadpool Classic TP Vol 1 29.99
Deadpool Vs Marvel Universe TP 24.99
Demon Prince Children Of Gaia GN Vol 02 11.99
Drawing The New Adventure Cartoons SC 19.95
Invincible Iron Man Omnibus HC Vol 01 Granov Var 99.99
Invincible Summer An Anthology TP #2 14.00
Iznogoud GN Vol 01 Wicked Wiles Of Iznogoud 11.95
Jonah Hex TP Vol 04 Only The Good Die Young 12.99
JSA HC Vol 02 Thy Kingdom Come Part 1 19.99
Largo Winch GN Vol 01 The Heir 19.95
Living With The Dead TP 9.95
Love On The Racks HC History Amer Romance Comics 37.46
Love The Way You Love Side A TP 11.95
Making Stuff And Doing Things 12.00
Metronome HC 13.95
Modern Masters SC Vol 16 Mike Allred 14.95
Path GN Comx Ed 12.95
Queen & Country Definitive Edition TP Vol 02 19.95
Scared To Death GN Vol 01 Vampire From The Marshes (c: 0-1- 11.95
Simpsons Comics TP Dollars To Donuts 14.95
Simpsons Library Of Wisdom Book Of Moe HC 9.95
Simpsons Library Of Wisdom Flanders Book Of Faith HC 9.95
Slowpoke One Nation Oh My God SC 13.95
Team Zero TP 17.99
Warhammer 40k Blood & Thunder TP 16.99
Welcome To The Dahl House TP 7.00
X-men TP Emperor Vulcan 13.99
X-O Manowar Birth HC 24.95

NEW MAGAZINES
Dr Who Magazine #394 7.99
Piq Magazine May 2008 6.99
Rough Stuff #8 6.95
Video Watchdog #138 7.95
Wizard Anime Insider #56 Death Note Cvr 4.99

NEW MANGA
After School Nightmare GN Vol 07 10.99
Ai Revolution GN Vol 03 10.99
Black Sun Silver Moon GN Vol 05 10.99
Dark Wraith Of Shannara GN 13.95
Dorothea Vol 01 12.99
I Hate You More Than Anyone Vol 04 9.99
Kagetora GN Vol 09 10.95
Nephilim GN 10.95
Pastel GN Vol 10 10.95
Say Please GN 12.95
Seduce Me After The Show Gn 12.95
Thirsty For Love GN 12.95
Train Plus Train GN Vol 06 10.99

UPDATED: Free Comics For Kids Day Saturday May 3rd

ANNOUNCE: Free Comics For Kids Day Toronto

Saturday May 3rd, 2008. 12noon – 5pm
Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Ave (at Bathurst Subway Station)
Featuring authors Michael Cho, Steven Manale, and Jeremy Tankard
FREE!

In conjunction with comics industry holiday FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, The Beguiling is teaming up with The Toronto Public Library, Owlkids, and The Burrow Art Centre to present FREE COMICS FOR KIDS DAY! It’s a mini-convention that will feature all kids of events for kids ages 3 and up!

  • Running from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday May 3rd, 2008!
  • Author presentations by top-notch graphic novel artists and authors, at 1pm and 3pm, including story readings, how-to-draw sessions, and more!
  • Art and craft activites provided by The Burrow Art Centre!
  • FREE COMICS and Owl Magazines for kids under the age of 13! Limit of 3 comics/magazines per person, please.

Who are the fantastic authors participating in the event? Check this out!

Jeremy Tankard is an award-winning illustrator and graphic novelist. His first picture book is Grumpy Bird, published by Scholastic, and it’s become an instant classic! Join Jeremy to celebrate the release of his brand-new picture book Me Hungry!, about a little cave-boy trying to find something to eat while his parents are busy with their daily chores! (Ages 3+)

Steven Manale is one half of the artistic duo responsible for the awesome Chick and Dee! comics that run monthly in chickaDEE Magazine. Join Steven for the release of the new graphic novel collection of his work You Crack Me Up! from Owlkids, the funniest graphic novel around! (Ages 6+)

Michael Cho is the artist of the incredibly popular Max Finder Mystery series, which features mysteries that you and Max solve together! There are three Max Finder Mystery books published by Owlkids! (Ages 9+)

It’s all going down at The Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Avenue (just west of Bathurst Subway Station) and just around the corner from The Beguiling. And if you’re a more grown-up comic book reader, don’t worry! The Beguiling will be having a more grown-up Free Comic Book Day event as well that day at the same time.

Sponsored by Owlkids, The Beguiling, and Burrow Art Centre, and with assistance from Penguin Canada, Scholastic Canada, and The Toronto Public Library.

Visit our sponsor websites:

Owlkids: http://owlkids.com/
Burrow Art Centre: http://www.burrowartcentre.ca/
Toronto Public Library: http://www.tpl.toronto.on.ca/
Penguin Canada: http://www.penguin.ca/
Scholastic Canada: http://www.scholastic.ca/kids/

– Chris
Note: Due to previous commitments, previously announced guest Kean Soo will be unable to attend this event.

Shipping April 16th, 2008

The following books should be showing up at The Beguiling next week, barring any shortages… I’m personally pretty excited about the complete collection of Speed Racer (Mach Go Go Go!) manga coming out this week, but there are tons of great books. Check it out.

NEW COMICS
100 Bullets #90 2.99
76 #3 (Of 8) 2.99
Amazing Spider-Man #557 2.99
Annihilation Conquest #6 (Of 6) 3.99
Archie & Friends #118 2.25
Army Of Darkness #8 Long Road Home 3.50
Avengers Classic #11 2.99
Avengers Initiative #11 2.99
Bad Planet #5 (Of 12) 2.99
Badger Saves The World #5 (Of 5) 3.99
Bat Lash #5 (Of 6) 2.99
Batman And The Outsiders #6 2.99
Batman Strikes #44 2.25
Brave And The Bold #12 2.99
Captain Action #0 Gulacy Cvr 1.99
Captain Action #0 Sparacio Cvr 1.99
Captain America #37 2.99
Captain Marvel #5 (Of 5) Sii 2.99
Catwoman #78 2.99
Countdown To Final Crisis 2 2.99
Cthulhu Tales #1 Cvr A 3.99
Cthulhu Tales #1 Cvr B 3.99
Damned Prodigal Sons #1 (Of 3) 3.50
Darkness #3 Keown Cvr A 2.99
Darkness #3 Sejic Cvr B 2.99
Dc Wildstorm Dreamwar #1 (Of 6) 2.99
Dc Wildstorm Dreamwar #1 (Of 6) Var Ed 10.00
Deadworld Frozen Over #2 (Of 4) 3.99
Dmz #30 2.99
Doctor Who #3 3.99
Doctor Who #3 10 Copy Incv (Net) 10.00
Econauts One Shot 6.99
Fear Agent #20 Hatchet Job (Pt 4 Of 5) 2.99
Flash #239 2.99
Ghost Rider #22 2.99
Goblin Chronicles #2 (Of 3) Cvr A 3.50
Goblin Chronicles #2 (Of 3) Cvr B 3.50
Gotham Underground #7 (Of 9) 2.99
Grendel Behold The Devil #6 (Of 8) 3.50
Grimm Fairy Tales #26 2.99
Hellblazer #243 2.99
Hero By Night Ongoing #3 3.99
Incredible Hercules #116 2.99
Infinite Horizon #3 (Of 6) 2.99
Iron Man #28 3.99
Iron Man Legacy Of Doom #1 (Of 4) 2.99
Jim Butchers Dresden Files #1 (Of 4) Welcome To Th 3.99
Knights Of The Dinner Table #138 4.99
Legion Of Super Heroes In The 31St Century #13 2.25
Lone Ranger #11 2.99
Lone Ranger Cassaday Virgin Cvr Incv #11 2.99
Marvel Adventures Avengers #23 2.99
Marvel Illustrated Iliad #5 (Of 8) 2.99
Noble Causes #32 3.50
Perhapanauts #1 3.50
Pigeons From Hell #1 2.99
Powers Annual 2008 4.95
Programme #10 (Of 12) 2.99
Red Sonja #32 2.99
Rex Mundi Dh Ed #11 2.99
Robin #173 2.99
Sabrina Vol 2 #93 2.25
Salvation Run #6 (Of 7) 2.99
Simpsons Comics #141 2.99
Star Trek Year Four Enterprise Experiment #1 3.99
Suicide Squad Raise The Flag #8 (Of 8) 2.99
Superman #675 (Note Price) 3.99
Superman #675 Var Ed (Note Price) 10.00
Sword #7 2.99
Tangent Supermans Reign #2 (Of 12) 2.99
Uncle SCrooge #374 7.99
Walt Disneys Comics & Stories #689 7.99
War Is Hell First Flight Phantom Eagle Max #2 (Of 3.99
Willow Creek #1 (Of 5) 2.99
Wolverine Origins #24 2.99
Wonderlost #2 5.99
World Of Warcraft #6 2.99
World War Hulk Aftersmash Warbound #5 (Of 5) 2.99
Worlds Of Dungeons & Dragons #1 Seeley Cvr A 5.50
X-Factor #30 Dws 2.99
X-Men Divided We Stand #1 (Of 2) Dws 3.99

NEW BOOKS and GRAPHIC NOVELS
Amory Wars TP 01 Second Stage Turbine Blade 14.99
Anime Figurines Tokyos Top 100 Anime Figurines SC 15.00
Complete Peanuts HC Vol 09 1967-1968 28.95
Faker TP 14.99
Green Arrow Year One HC 24.99
Hall Of Best Knowledge SC 19.99
Hellboy Library Ed HC Vol 01 Seed Of Destruction & 49.95
Howard The Duck TP Media Duckling 11.99
Hunters Moon TP 14.99
In The Small HC 19.99
In The Small SC 12.99
Invincible Iron Man Omnibus HC Vol 01 99.99
Invincible Iron Man Omnibus HC Vol 01 Granov Var 99.99
Invincible Iron Man Omnibus HC Vol 01 Movie Var 99.99
– Please note that due to a Diamond shortage, we won’t be receiving our full order of Iron Man Omnibus this week, and it will be filled next week. So if we’re “sold out” when you come in, don’t worry, we’ll have more the following week.
Japanese Tattoo Design Handbook SC Vol 01 15.00
Jessica Farm Gn 14.95
Marvel Adventures Avengers TP Vol 05 Digest 7.99
Mmw Captain Marvel HC Vol 03 54.99
Mmw Captain Marvel HC Vol 03 Var Ed 95 54.99
Nixons Pals Gn 12.99
Noble Causes Archives TP Vol 01 19.99
Punisher War Journal Prem HC Vol 03 Hunter Hunted 19.99
Ramayan 3392 Ad TP Vol 02 Reloaded 14.99
Red Sonja Travels TP 19.99
Sadhu TP Vol 02 Silent Ones 14.99
Showcase Presents Legion Of Super Heroes TP Vol 02 16.99
Strange Girl TP Vol 04 Golden Lights 13.99
Stupid Comics Phoenix Ed Gn 9.99
Un-Men TP Vol 01 Get Your Freak On 9.99
Waldos Hawaiian Holiday Gn 19.95
Warhammer TP Forge Of War 14.99
We Love Cosplay Girls More Live Animation Heroines 19.95
Wildstorm Armageddon TP 17.99
Wordless Books Original Graphic Novels HC 35.00

NEW MAGAZINES
Comics Journal #289 11.95
Mad Magazine #489 4.99
Shojo Beat May 08 5.99
Spider-Man Iron Man Hulk Magazine 6.99
Toyfare #130 Indiana Jones Cvr 4.99
Wizard Anime Insider #56 Death Note Cvr 4.99

NEW MANGA
Cipher Vol 11 9.99
Dragon Eye Gn Vol 04 10.95
Drifting Classroom TP Vol 11 9.99 – In stock now. Last volume! AWESOME!
Hana Kimi Gn Vol 23 9.99 – In stock now.
Inubaka Crazy For Dogs TP Vol 08 9.99
Kaze No Hana TP Vol 01 10.99
Kieli TP Vol 01 10.99
Magical Jxr Gn Vol 02 11.95
Manga Great Figures In History Gn Leonardo Da Vinc 14.95
Manga Great Figures In History Gn Mother Teresa 14.95
Manga Great Figures In History Gn Nelson Mandela ( 14.95
Manga Literary Classics Gn 20000 Leagues Under Sea 14.95
Manga Literary Classics Gn Daddy Long Legs 14.95
Manga Literary Classics Gn Prince & Pauper 14.95
Naoki Urasawas Monster TP Vol 14 9.99 – In stock now.
Naruto Collector Magazine #5 9.99
School Rumble Gn Vol 09 10.95
Speed Racer Mach Go Go Go Box Set 39.95 – This might be the most awesome manga this week…! Well, only because we got Drifting Classroom last week…
Spiral Bonds Of Reasoning TP Vol 03 10.99
Street Fighter Iii Manga TP Vol 02 Ryu Final 12.95
Variante Vol 03 12.99
Wallflower Gn Vol 15 10.95

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
– These comics will be among many available at Free Comic Book Day, May 3rd:
Fcbd 2008 All Star Superman #1 (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Amelia Rules Comics And Stories (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Antarctic Press TP (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Arcana Studio Presents (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Archie Comics Jughead (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Archie Comics Sonic The Hedgehog #1 (Net FREE
Fcbd 2008 Atomic Robo Neozoic And Friends (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Balloons Pack Of 20 (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Bongo Comics Free-For-All (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Broken Trinity (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 EC Sampler (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Gegika – A D&Q Manga Sampler (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Graphic Classics Special (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Graphic Classics Special (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Hellboy Bprd (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Impact University Vol 4 (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Kid Houdini And The Silver Dollar Misfit FREE
Fcbd 2008 Marvel Adventures Iron Man (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Maximum Ride Vol 1 (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Shonen Jump Sampler (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Stranded (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Transformers Animated (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 Wizard How To Draw Sampler (Net) FREE
Fcbd 2008 X-Men (Net) FREE