APR 28: Jeff Lemire: Roughnecks and Redemption

Jeff Lemire: Roughnecks and Redemption
Book Launch for the new graphic novel
Friday, April 28, 2017, 7pm-8pm
@ Toronto Reference Library, Appel Salon
Free to attend, tickets required

Presented by Toronto Public Library and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

From the bestselling graphic novelist and TCAF Featured Guest Jeff Lemire, author of Essex County, Underwater Welder, and Royal City, comes Roughneck, a story about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family. Jeff Lemire will be interviewed on stage about his new graphic novel and career, in a special presentation in partnership with TCAF: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

Tickets will be made available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jeff-lemire-roughnecks-and-redemption-tickets-31456721902 starting April 7th at 9am. Event is free to attend.


Ticket Holders: Limit two tickets per valid email address. Doors open at 6 pm. Please join us for a cash bar reception starting at 6 pm. As most Appel Salon events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend you arrive early.

Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the Appel Salon can accommodate seating for 458 in the main room. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Additional overflow seating as well as standing room is available in the adjoining room.

Accessibility: Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at salonprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca. Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.

Toronto Public Library is committed to the protection of your privacy and will never sell, rent, trade, or disclose your personal information, including your e-mail address, to a third party without your consent or where not explicitly authorized by the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.56.

March 30: Humber College Graphic Novel Event

Hey there! This isn’t our event but we thought we’d let you know about it!

Humber College Graphic Novel Event
Featuring Ryan North, Teva Harrison, and Rosena Fung
Thursday, March 30th, 1pm-3pm
@ Humber College North Campus, LRC Building, 3rd Floor Atrium
203 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke

The Graphic Novel Event will be held on March 30th, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Learning Commons located on the 3rd floor of the Learning Resource Centre at the North Humber Campus.

Acclaimed graphic novelists Ryan North (Romeo and/or Juliet: A Choosable-Path Adventure), Teva Harrison (In-Between Days), and Rosena Fung (comics in the Globe and Mail, The Boston Globe, and more) will be available to interact with the audience, answer questions, and show examples of their work.

For more information Franc Jamieson 416.675.6622×7658 or franc.jamieson@humber.ca

CONTEST: Win passes to an advance screening of WILSON!

It’s coming! The long-awaited film adaptation based on Dan Clowes’ graphic novel WILSON hits theatres next week, March 24th! Here’s what the film is all about:

Woody Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.

But WHAT if you wanna see it at a special advance screening on Monday, March 20th? Well we’ve teamed up with Fox Searchlight to give away seven passes good for two admissions each! Keep reading for details on how you can win.


To enter to win one of 7 double passes to see a special March 20th Advance screening of WILSON, starring Woody Harrelson,  all you 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 beguilingbooksandart.com), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “PEOPLE PERSON” in the subject line, to  beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Friday, March 17th, at 11am.  We’ll draw and e-mail the winners that day.


  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “PEOPLE PERSON” and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Friday, March 17th, 2017, 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.
  7. Film is restricted to persons 18 years of age and older. Anyone can enter but not everyone can actually use the tickets if they win, so maybe only enter if you’re over 18? Thanks.

Good luck to all entrants!

Wilson opens in Theatres everywhere March 24th.


Uniqlo X The Beguiling in #UniqloMeetsToronto

The Beguiling is proud to team with international fashion retailer Uniqlo to present a unique selection of comics, graphic novels, and merchandise, featuring Toronto creators and works set in and around our fair city at their Toronto Flagship location at The Eaton Centre.

The display and sale is part of Uniqlo’s #UniqloMeetsToronto spotlight on local retailers, and The Beguiling is featured alongside fellow indie retailers Soundscapes, Gravity Pope, and BYOB.

The display will continue through May, and a selection of graphic novels will be rotated through the space during that time. Of course, you’re always welcome to visit us at 319 College Street to see all the greatest graphic novels that Toronto has to offer. 🙂

Our thanks to Uniqlo for setting up this unique retail ‘pop-in.’