Shipping December 30, 2015

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.

ikebana coverThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on December 30th, 2015.

All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are 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.

Continue reading Shipping December 30, 2015

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!

BEGUILING BOXING DAY SALE PHASE 1: DEC 26-29

The Beguiling, Little Island, and Page & Panel’s

Boxing Day Sale 2015!

Well hello! If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of the folks who eagerly anticipates this mailing, coming as it has for years on Christmas Eve, detailing all of the great special deals we’ll be unveiling on Boxing Day. So, we hope you have (or had) a great holiday, and we’ll see you on the morning of the 26th at 11am.

Boxing Day Sales!

Phase 01: Everything except back issues: Dec 26 – Dec 29
Pages 02: Back issues and wall books: Jan 2 – Jan 5
PLUS: Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, Boxing Day SpecialsDecember 27th through December 31st. Scroll to the bottom for details!

The short version: Only 2 weeks of sales are planned!

So we’re doing something a little different this year! We’ve been doing a long run of sales for the past few years, but this year, your window is a lot tighter, and the discounts are great!

Also, in other years we’ve done deep discounts on single issues in the weeks going into January & February. This year we’ve been discounting some of that same inventory into the space above Little Island, which we call “The Longbox Archipelago.” If you have not checked this out you really owe it to yourself! This space is closed on December 26th, but will be open during Little Island’s regular business hours thereafter. Ask at Little Island’s front desk to be shown in. And as always, keep your eye on the mailing list for further details…!

BOXING DAY 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 generally exempt from sale pricing. Determination of ‘out of print’ is at The Beguiling’s sole discretion. Ask at the counter if you’re unsure.
  • Anything put on hold prior to Boxing Day is entirely exempt to sale pricing.
  • Sales cannot be combined with other specials or sales.
  • “Regular Price” is determined as ‘Whatever the book would sell for not on Boxing Day, whether that’s U.S. Cover Price, Converted Canadian Cover price, Canadian Cover Price, or Sticker Price.
  • Items released in December 2015 or later are not eligible for sale. Determination for eligibility will be made at the cash register, at our sole discretion.

Phase 01: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS, NOT BACK-ISSUES
Dates: Sat Dec 26, 11am-7pm, through Tues Dec 29, 2015
The Beguiling & Little Island Comics
(Back issue bins, wall books, variants completely unavailable during this time.)

  • General sale, 20% off of almost everything, including in-print books, comics, and graphic novels, plus anime, toys, art books, smut, & more. At Little Island & The Beguiling.
  • THE BIG SALE: Beguiling 2ND Floor: 50% OFF ALL HARDCOVERS! You read that right! That includes regular hard covers, absolutes, artist editions, omnibuses, all of it! Some will already have been marked down more than 50% and that will be the price. Second Floor Only!
  • Beguiling & Little Island: 40% off any comics the originally appeared in a Newspaper! From Peanuts to Pogo, The Spirit Archives to Hagar The Horrible, get your classic strip collections!
  • Beguiling: Main Floor Art Books on the back wall, 50% off! Tattoo Books 25% off!
  • Little Island Comics: All Picture Books are Buy 2, Get 1 Free (of equal or lower price).
  • 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 until January 2nd. They will be inaccessible, with other stuff on top of them.
  • Does not include items released after December 1, 2015

BACK ISSUE BINS and WALL BOOKS and VARIANTS will not be browseable at this time. They are not on sale, they aren’t even really FOR sale. We are sorry, but we’re focusing on other product during this part of the sale, and we need the space and attention for other things. Thanks!

Door Crashers @ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Pricing Valid December 26 through December 29, 2015.
ONE COPY PER BOOK, PER CUSTOMER

First Floor Books & Discounts:

  • Art Books on the back wall, 50% off! Tattoo Books 25% off! Newspaper strip collections 40% off!
  • Worn Fashion Journal – Was $29.95, NOW: $8
  • Adrian Tomine’s Shortcomings, either HC or SC: Was $18.85-$22.95, NOW $10ea!
  • Scott McLeod’s The Sculptor HC Signed Bookplate Edition: Reg: $34.50, NOW $15!
  • Paul Pope’s 100% HC: Was $45.99, NOW: $20
  • Jesse Reklaw’s Couch Tag – Was $37.50, NOW: $20
  • Frederik Peeter’s Koma – Reg $39.95, NOW: $20
  • SPECIAL! Frank King’s Walt & Skeezix Volumes 1-5 SET: Was $200,NOW $100 (only 2 sets available!)
  • Juxtapoz: All issues NOW $3!

Second Floor Books:

  • Beguiling 2ND Floor: 50% OFF ALL HARDCOVERS! Some will already have been marked down more than 50% and that will be the price. Second Floor Only!
  • SPECIAL: UDON Entertainment Art Books & Graphic Novels: Buy 1, get 1 free! Does not combine with other discounts.
  • SPECIAL: Grant Morrison’s Zenith Vol 1 & 2
    – Was $28.99ea, NOW: Both for $20! 
  • Alan Moore’s UNEARTHING Ltd. Ed. HC, reg $99, NOW $20
  • Batman: Harley and Ivy: Was $18.99, NOW $5
    – The Paul Dini & Bruce Timm classic, for only five bucks!
  • Dave McKean’s Pictures that Tick TP, reg: $27.50, NOW: $10
  • Diggle & Jock’s SNAPSHOT: Normally $17.50, NOW $10
    – A great mini-series by the creators of The Losers that flew under the radar for a lot of people.
  • Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man TP NOW $5ea
    – The original ultimate trades! Not the “Ultimate Comics ___” or Ultimate-Edition versions. Volumes will be clearly marked in store.
  • SPIKE: Into the Light, Was $24,95, NOW $5
  • Ed Brisson’s Comeback: Was $14.99, NOW $5
    – Another great, missed series! Sci-fi Crime Noir from Canada’s Ed Brisson, published by Image Comics. Great read!
  • Black Kiss 2, Was $21.99, NOW $10
    – Not really that available in Canada, thanks to some very disturbing sex! Thanks, Howard Chaykin!
  • Wasteland (Oni Series): Various softcover volumes, NOW $5ea
    – A great sci-fi series that ended this year, we’re keeping the HCs in stock, so we’re clearing out the TPs.
  • Blue Estate Complete HC, was $39.99, NOW $15
  • Morning Glories HC Editions: Were $49.99ea, NOW $10
  • Mnemovore HC: Was $33.50, NOW, $10
  • Rocketeer HC, various IDW Volumes, were $24.95ea NOW, $5
  • Joe Hill’s The Cape: 1969: Was $30.50, NOW $5!
  • Fairest HC: In All The Land: Was $31.99, NOW $10
  • Special: $10 UDON Entertainment Art Books: Choose from UDON’S ART OF CAPCOM VOLUME 2, DARKSTALKERS GRAPHIC FILE, EYES OF BAYONETTA, STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN, RESIDENT EVIL 5, ROBOT 5,
    HATSUNE MIKU GRAPHICS 1 & 2

All this, plus even more can’t-miss specials in store! Runs Dec 26-29.

December 30 (Weds): New Comic Book Day!
December 31 (Thurs): Open 11am-4pm for NYE!
January 1 (Friday): Closed

Phase 02: WALL COMICS, BACK ISSUES

Dates: Sat Jan 2, 11am-7pm, through Tues Jan 5, 2016
@ The Beguiling:
– 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.
– This sale does not continue in any form after January 5th, 2016.
– Does not include items released after December 1, 2015
@ Little Island: Select spot sales may continue. See in-store for details.

Alright that’s it for The Beguiling and Little Island!

Boxing Day @ Page & Panel!

December 27th to December 31st
@ Page & Panel, The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge St.

Page & Panel is having its first-ever Boxing Day sale this year! Page & Panel matches the opening dates of Toronto Reference Library, in general, so it will NOT be open on Boxing Day (December 26th). It’ll open up on the 27th though, and the sale runs the 27th through the 31st.
  • General Sale, 20% off almost all in-stock items at the shop!
  • 30% off all 2016 Calendars and Organizers! Includes Moleskin, Tintin, Moomin, and even the BRAND NEW KATE BEATON 2016 PONY TEA TOWEL! WOW!
  • 30% off all SHFiguarts Super Mario Bros. Figures
  • SPECIAL: 25% off Secret Loves of Geek Girls, this Christmas season’s bestselling book at Page & Panel!
  • Word Balloon Academy Sketchbooks – $5!
  • MASSIVE: Special sale on the Green JIRAIYA “PRIEST” SWEATSHIRT. Now only $40 (regularly $100), but only sizes L and XL left in stock.
  • Does not include items release on or after December 1st, 2015.

HAPPY BOXING DAY!

The Beguiling, Little Island, and Page & Panel’s

Boxing Day Sale 2015!

Well hello! If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of the folks who eagerly anticipates this mailing, coming as it has for years on Christmas Eve, detailing all of the great special deals we’ll be unveiling on Boxing Day. So, we hope you have (or had) a great holiday, and we’ll see you on the morning of the 26th at 11am.

Boxing Day Sales!

Phase 01: Everything except back issues: Dec 26 – Dec 29
Pages 02: Back issues and wall books: Jan 2 – Jan 5
PLUS: Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, Boxing Day SpecialsDecember 27th through December 31st. Scroll to the bottom for details!

The short version: Only 2 weeks of sales are planned!

So we’re doing something a little different this year! We’ve been doing a long run of sales for the past few years, but this year, your window is a lot tighter, and the discounts are great!

Also, in other years we’ve done deep discounts on single issues in the weeks going into January & February. This year we’ve been discounting some of that same inventory into the space above Little Island, which we call “The Longbox Archipelago.” If you have not checked this out you really owe it to yourself! This space is closed on December 26th, but will be open during Little Island’s regular business hours thereafter. Ask at Little Island’s front desk to be shown in. And as always, keep your eye on the mailing list for further details…!

BOXING DAY 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 generally exempt from sale pricing. Determination of ‘out of print’ is at The Beguiling’s sole discretion. Ask at the counter if you’re unsure.
  • Anything put on hold prior to Boxing Day is entirely exempt to sale pricing.
  • Sales cannot be combined with other specials or sales.
  • “Regular Price” is determined as ‘Whatever the book would sell for not on Boxing Day, whether that’s U.S. Cover Price, Converted Canadian Cover price, Canadian Cover Price, or Sticker Price.
  • Items released in December 2015 or later are not eligible for sale. Determination for eligibility will be made at the cash register, at our sole discretion.

Phase 01: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS, NOT BACK-ISSUES
Dates: Sat Dec 26, 11am-7pm, through Tues Dec 29, 2015
The Beguiling & Little Island Comics
(Back issue bins, wall books, variants completely unavailable during this time.)

  • General sale, 20% off of almost everything, including in-print books, comics, and graphic novels, plus anime, toys, art books, smut, & more. At Little Island & The Beguiling.
  • THE BIG SALE: Beguiling 2ND Floor: 50% OFF ALL HARDCOVERS! You read that right! That includes regular hard covers, absolutes, artist editions, omnibuses, all of it! Some will already have been marked down more than 50% and that will be the price. Second Floor Only!
  • Beguiling & Little Island: 40% off any comics the originally appeared in a Newspaper! From Peanuts to Pogo, The Spirit Archives to Hagar The Horrible, get your classic strip collections!
  • Beguiling: Main Floor Art Books on the back wall, 50% off! Tattoo Books 25% off!
  • Little Island Comics: All Picture Books are Buy 2, Get 1 Free (of equal or lower price).
  • 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 until January 2nd. They will be inaccessible, with other stuff on top of them.
  • Does not include items released after December 1, 2015

BACK ISSUE BINS and WALL BOOKS and VARIANTS will not be browseable at this time. They are not on sale, they aren’t even really FOR sale. We are sorry, but we’re focusing on other product during this part of the sale, and we need the space and attention for other things. Thanks!

Door Crashers @ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Pricing Valid December 26 through December 29, 2015.
ONE COPY PER BOOK, PER CUSTOMER

First Floor Books & Discounts:

  • Art Books on the back wall, 50% off! Tattoo Books 25% off! Newspaper strip collections 40% off!
  • Worn Fashion Journal – Was $29.95, NOW: $8
  • Adrian Tomine’s Shortcomings, either HC or SC: Was $18.85-$22.95, NOW $10ea!
  • Scott McLeod’s The Sculptor HC Signed Bookplate Edition: Reg: $34.50, NOW $15!
  • Paul Pope’s 100% HC: Was $45.99, NOW: $20
  • Jesse Reklaw’s Couch Tag – Was $37.50, NOW: $20
  • Frederik Peeter’s Koma – Reg $39.95, NOW: $20
  • SPECIAL! Frank King’s Walt & Skeezix Volumes 1-5 SET: Was $200,NOW $100 (only 2 sets available!)
  • Juxtapoz: All issues NOW $3!

Second Floor Books:

  • Beguiling 2ND Floor: 50% OFF ALL HARDCOVERS! Some will already have been marked down more than 50% and that will be the price. Second Floor Only!
  • SPECIAL: UDON Entertainment Art Books & Graphic Novels: Buy 1, get 1 free! Does not combine with other discounts.
  • SPECIAL: Grant Morrison’s Zenith Vol 1 & 2
    – Was $28.99ea, NOW: Both for $20! 
  • Alan Moore’s UNEARTHING Ltd. Ed. HC, reg $99, NOW $20
  • Batman: Harley and Ivy: Was $18.99, NOW $5
    – The Paul Dini & Bruce Timm classic, for only five bucks!
  • Dave McKean’s Pictures that Tick TP, reg: $27.50, NOW: $10
  • Diggle & Jock’s SNAPSHOT: Normally $17.50, NOW $10
    – A great mini-series by the creators of The Losers that flew under the radar for a lot of people.
  • Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man TP NOW $5ea
    – The original ultimate trades! Not the “Ultimate Comics ___” or Ultimate-Edition versions. Volumes will be clearly marked in store.
  • SPIKE: Into the Light, Was $24,95, NOW $5
  • Ed Brisson’s Comeback: Was $14.99, NOW $5
    – Another great, missed series! Sci-fi Crime Noir from Canada’s Ed Brisson, published by Image Comics. Great read!
  • Black Kiss 2, Was $21.99, NOW $10
    – Not really that available in Canada, thanks to some very disturbing sex! Thanks, Howard Chaykin!
  • Wasteland (Oni Series): Various softcover volumes, NOW $5ea
    – A great sci-fi series that ended this year, we’re keeping the HCs in stock, so we’re clearing out the TPs.
  • Blue Estate Complete HC, was $39.99, NOW $15
  • Morning Glories HC Editions: Were $49.99ea, NOW $10
  • Mnemovore HC: Was $33.50, NOW, $10
  • Rocketeer HC, various IDW Volumes, were $24.95ea NOW, $5
  • Joe Hill’s The Cape: 1969: Was $30.50, NOW $5!
  • Fairest HC: In All The Land: Was $31.99, NOW $10
  • Special: $10 UDON Entertainment Art Books: Choose from UDON’S ART OF CAPCOM VOLUME 2, DARKSTALKERS GRAPHIC FILE, EYES OF BAYONETTA, STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN, RESIDENT EVIL 5, ROBOT 5,
    HATSUNE MIKU GRAPHICS 1 & 2

All this, plus even more can’t-miss specials in store! Runs Dec 26-29.

December 30 (Weds): New Comic Book Day!
December 31 (Thurs): Open 11am-4pm for NYE!
January 1 (Friday): Closed

Phase 02: WALL COMICS, BACK ISSUES

Dates: Sat Jan 2, 11am-7pm, through Tues Jan 5, 2016
@ The Beguiling:
– 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.
– This sale does not continue in any form after January 5th, 2016.
– Does not include items released after December 1, 2015
@ Little Island: Select spot sales may continue. See in-store for details.

Alright that’s it for The Beguiling and Little Island!

Boxing Day @ Page & Panel!

December 27th to December 31st
@ Page & Panel, The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge St.

Page & Panel is having its first-ever Boxing Day sale this year! Page & Panel matches the opening dates of Toronto Reference Library, in general, so it will NOT be open on Boxing Day (December 26th). It’ll open up on the 27th though, and the sale runs the 27th through the 31st.
  • General Sale, 20% off almost all in-stock items at the shop!
  • 30% off all 2016 Calendars and Organizers! Includes Moleskin, Tintin, Moomin, and even the BRAND NEW KATE BEATON 2016 PONY TEA TOWEL! WOW!
  • 30% off all SHFiguarts Super Mario Bros. Figures
  • SPECIAL: 25% off Secret Loves of Geek Girls, this Christmas season’s bestselling book at Page & Panel!
  • Word Balloon Academy Sketchbooks – $5!
  • MASSIVE: Special sale on the Green JIRAIYA “PRIEST” SWEATSHIRT. Now only $40 (regularly $100), but only sizes L and XL left in stock.
  • Does not include items release on or after December 1st, 2015.

NOW AVAILABLE: Kate Beaton’s 2016 “Fat Pony” Tea Towels!

Hey there! The Beguiling, Little Island, and Page & Panel got together with our good friend Kate Beaton to do a brand new Tea Towel for 2016! Following on the great success of the Little Red Riding Hood Tea Towel from last year, this year’s Calendar Tea Towel features the titular Pony from Beaton’s bestselling children’s book The Princess & The Pony from Scholastic!

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The Tea Towel is 100% cotton and runs $18 plus tax. It’s available now at all three shops. Thanks, Kate!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

It’s 3 days ‘til Christmas, here are some great gift suggestions!

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or: Wouldn’t you like a few good comics gifts suggestions?

It’s actually fewer than 7 shopping days until Christmas, not to rush you or anything, but we figured that you might want a few very cool, very unique gift suggestions courtesy of The Beguiling. We’ve come up with this list of hard-to-find items that are perfect for the hard-to-buy-for folks on your list, and better still, might just express a little bit of your own personality to the recipient as well.
So without any further ado…

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Item #1:
KAPTARA VOLUME 1, $13.50, by Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod
The short version: Awesome Comic, Toronto Creators, Just released!

Launched this year, the brand new fantasy/adventure/comedy series KAPTARA comes to the world from Image Comics and Toronto’s own Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod. An outstanding take on the beloved toys of our youth, from one of the folks who brought you Sex Criminals, Howard The Duck, and more. Oh, and it just came out, so there’s almost no chance anyone you buy it for will already have it.

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ITEM #2:
HELLBERTA, $20, by Michael Comeau
The short version: Limited edition art comix for your friends who grew up reading X-Men.

Toronto-based zine and printmaker Michael Comeau presents a very unauthorized satire, as Weapon X returns to Canada to fight Stephen Harper. An incredible pastiche of politics, religion, comics, and exploitation films, so good it won a fancy award. New edition now available.

ITEM #3:
Regular Recommendation, Any Budget, Various
The short version: Let us pick the perfect gift

Hey, we here at The Beguiling are TRAINED BOOKSELLERS. We’ve been doing this thing for a very long time, and we’ve gotten pretty good at it! Tell us about the recipient of this gift, and we’ll pick out something perfect for them.

ITEM #4:
Bargain Recommendation, ANY Budget, Various
The Short Version: Let us pick the perfect inexpensive gift

We’ve got a big move on the horizon, and we’ve been pulling all sorts of crazy overstock out of the depths of the store and offering it at fantastic prices. Whether you need to look like you spent way more than you did, or just need to stretch your budget to make it count, we can find something great. Help us by helping you.

ITEM #5:
ChristmasdaysChristmas Days & The Juggler of our Lady, $14-95-$23.00, Various
The short version: Nothing says Christmas like a book about Christmas

If you want to give the gift of Christmas, at Christmas, we highly recommend these two excellent books. First up, Christmas Days is a beautiful illustrated guide to how the holiday was celebrated in Canada, courtesy of Derek McCormack and Seth. One of my personal fav X-Mas books, goes well with David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs. And if you want something a little less wry, check out The Juggler of Our Lady, by R.O. Blechman. A 1952 retelling of a medieval legend, this proto-graphic-novel is somewhat unknown, but comes with an incredible pedigree thanks to introductions by Jules Feiffer and Maurice Sendak.

Anders Nilsen artwork for D&Q 2006 Holiday Card, Pen & Ink, $350.
Anders Nilsen artwork for D&Q 2006 Holiday Card, Pen & Ink, $350.

ITEM #6:
Original art from a bunch of great artists, $100 and up, Various
The Short Version: A one-of-a-kind item for a comic art fan

The Beguiling represents the original art sales of a few dozen artists. While it’s probably too late to ship art to you, if you buy art from our site you CAN pick it up in store and gift it for the holidays! We have everything from TCAF Posters for $10, all the way up to gorgeous original works by Kate Beaton, Marc Bell, Jeffrey Brown, Marian Churchland, Farel Dalrymple, Becky Cloonan, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Ray Fawkes, Anders Nilsen, Sammy Harkham, Brandon Graham… the list goes on! Head over to http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/ and select PICK UP IN STORE when checking out as your shipping options! Items can be ready for pick-up in-store in 2-3 business days.

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ITEM #7:
Dan Clowes’ PATIENCE Voucher, $40, Dan Clowes
The Short version: If you’ve got a PATIENT giftee, get them the promise of future fun.

SO! This March, The Beguiling will be hosting Dan Clowes in an exclusive speaking engagement as he’s on tour for PATIENCE, his new graphic novel. The book isn’t released until the week AFTER our event, but if you want to get a voucher for an early copy of the book (available at our event) AND a ticket to his event, we can hook you up. Just know that you’re getting a VOUCHER, and not the actual book or ticket yet, because they won’t be released until like March.

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ITEM #8:
Other Peoples’ Suggestions, Various, Various
The Short Version: We have more-or-less everything on every best-of-the-year list. 
So, you don’t HAVE to take our word for it. There are tons of best-of-the-year lists being released right now in comics, and The Beguiling has one of the deepest and broadest selections of comics in North America! Minis, floppies, trades, graphic novels, hard covers, manga, and much more–if you read someone talking about it, there’s a very good chance we have it in store. For example, the Drawn & Quarterly 25th Anniversary Book makes an excellent gift…! :)

See you in store!
Header image: “Palefire Cover” by Farel Dalrymple, $800. Link

PSA: Joann Sfar’s new film: THE LADY IN THE CAR WITH GLASSES AND A GUN

Hey there! Just a quick note that the fantastically talented comics creator Joann Sfar (The Rabbi’s Cat) has just directed his third film, and it’s getting a rare theatrical screening in Toronto. So starting today, head over to Carlton Magic Lantern Cinemas (Carlton and Yonge) and check it out. Here’s a trailer, and a little bit about the film:

“Based on Sébastien Japrisot’s (One Deadly Summer, A Very Long Engagement) 1966 award-winning novel by the same title, Joann Sfar’s old-school stylized thriller Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun opens in Toronto for a theatrical run on December 18th at the Carlton Cinema. 

“The film is a stylish psychological thriller about a beautiful secretary who steals her boss’ sports car to go joyriding. She ends up in a seaside town she swears she’s never been to, but everyone knows her name somehow. When a body turns up in the truck of the car, she is suddenly the lead suspect in a murder she knows nothing about. Is she going insane?”
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P.S.: We actually ran a contest for free passes for this film on our mailing list! Why not subscribe and get access to all of our contests? Sign-up is in the upper left corner.
– Chris @ The Beguiling