AUG 13: Eric Orchard Launches Bera, The One-Headed Troll @ Little Island


Bera The One-Headed Troll: Book Launch!
With creator Eric Orchard!
Saturday, August 13th at 12 noon
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
Free to attend

Little Island Comics is happy to welcome Eric Orchard to the shop for the launch of his new young-readers graphic novel Bera The One-Headed Troll! Eric is one of our favourite Canadian comic creators, and one we were lucky enough to host for a celebration of his previous book, Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch, and at long last he’s got a new book for us to celebrate!

Fans old and new are welcome to come to the launch, which will feature a presentation by Eric as well as drawing activities for kids. We will also have some of Eric’s Maddy Kettle art on display, showing off just what his lush artwork looks like before it’s printed as a book!

We’ll see you on August 13th at noon!

CONTEST: Win tickets to see ‘LIFE, ANIMATED’ at Hot Docs July 22nd

This looks like a hell of a tear-jerker, huh? Really lovely animation though, and we’ve got 8 (eight!) pairs of tickets for the Friday, July 22nd, 6:30pm screening of this film to give away, as co-presenters with Hot Docs!


To enter to win one of 8 pairs of tickets to the July 22nd, 6:30pm screening of LIFE, ANIMATED, all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-left corner of, and send an email with your name, phone number, and “JAFAR” in the subject line, to before Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, at 11am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners early that day.


  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “JAFAR” and must be sent to
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, at 11am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck to all entrants!

AUG 4: Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo – Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo – Screening
The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue
Thursday, August 4th, 6pm-10pm
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvailles
Tickets Now On Sale

ONE NIGHT ONLY! The Beguiling’s popular monthly anime series at the Revue Cinema returns in August for a screening of Evangelion 3.33: You Can [Not] Redo. Doors open at 6:00PM – come early to meet fellow anime fans and check out The Beguiling’s awesome merch table. Prizes will be raffled before the screening courtesy of sponsors Beguiling Books & Art / Page and Panel. Cosplay encouraged!

Spoileriffic description of the movie under the cut:

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JULY 30: Midnight Magic! Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Release Party!

Midnight Magic! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Release Party!
Saturday, July 30th, 2016. 11:30pm-12:30am
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend, Tickets Required
Tickets available July 7th, 9am: Click Here

Presented by Toronto Public Library, with Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop

Celebrate the release of the eighth story and Harry Potter’s birthday! Countdown to midnight with magical activities and live entertainment. Witches, wizards and muggles are welcome, and magical attire is encouraged! Free the house elves by bringing a pair of new, unworn socks to donate to local homeless shelters.

Borrow the book or purchase your own copy from Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop while supplies last!

Enter a draw for a chance to win prizes. Light refreshments will be served.

Ages 9 and up. Free tickets available on July 7th at 9 a.m. Limit two tickets per library customer.

More information:

For inquiries, please call 416-393-7131.


FIOR – Manuele Fior Exhibition Closes Thursday!

The very last exhibition from this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) closes on Thursday! But hosts the Istituto Italiano di Cultura are throwing a reception this Wednesday night!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496 Huron St, Toronto
Free admission
Infoline: 416-921-3802 ext. 221

You’re invited to a closing reception for the exhibition FIOR. Join us for a last tour with food, drinks, and music! The Fior exhibition that opened on May 13, 2016 at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, features 30 original illustrations from Italian and French newspapers, and 12 original illustrations from graphic novel “5000 KM per second” (2016, Fantagraphics) by Italian comic artist and illustrator Manuele Fior.

Born in Cesena in 1975. After getting a degree in architecture (Venice, 2000), he moved to Berlin, where he worked until 2005 as a cartoonist, illustrator and architect. In 1994 he won the first prize at “Bienal do Juvenes Criadores do Mediteraneo,” Lisbon – comics. His collaboration with the German Avant-Verlag publisher Began in 2001 with the Plaque magazine, Which brings together a wide range of Italian authors, among them Mattotti, Igort, and Giandelli. Since then he began an intense work on comic short stories written by his brother Daniel, which appeared in Black, Bile Noire, Stripburger, Forresten, and Osmosa. He published the graphic novels Cinq Mille Kilomètres Par Seconde – Atrabile 2010 (Fauve d’Or – Meilleur Album – Festival International de Angoulême in 2011, Grand Guinigi Prize – Author Unico, Lucca 2010), Mademoiselle Else – Delcourt 2009 (Prix de la ville de Genève 2009), Icarus – Atrabile 2006 (Prix A. Micheluzzi Meilleur Dessin, Comicon 2006), Les Gens Le Dimanche – Atrabile 2004.
He collaborates with his illustrations for The New Yorker, Le Monde, Vanity Fair, Feltrinelli, Einaudi, La Repubblica, Il Sole 24 Ore, Edizioni EL, Fabbri, International, Il Manifesto, Rolling Stone Magazine, Les Inrocks, Nathan, Bayard, Far East Festival.
Manuele lives in Paris.