Shipping November 27, 2014

CompleteFarSideThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on November 27th, 2014. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price. The US dollar is worth $1.12 to 1 Canadian dollar, however, we will still be selling a majority of this week’s new product at the US cover price. Please see in-store for details. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.

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EVENT: Fred Van Lente, Writer of Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited, In-Store Nov 28

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Writer Fred Van Lente – Autograph Session
Featuring the Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited App
Friday, November 28, 4pm-6pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Free to attend

The Beguiling and Gameloft are happy to welcome Fred Van Lente, Marvel Comics & Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited Game Writer, to the shop for a special event! Van Lente will be on hand to sign copies of his books from 4pm-6pm! As a special bonus, the folks from game studio Gameloft will have demo units of the Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited game available to try, which, not-at-all-coincidentally, Fred Van Lente wrote the script for! It’s gonna be a unique event for us, and we’re looking forward to it!

About the author:
Fred Van Lente is the author the Marvel Comics titles Marvel Zombies 3 (and on), Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Power Man and Iron Fist, and much more. His current series include Archer & Armstrong for Valiant, and Howtoons for Image. He has also created the historical comics series’ Action Philosophers and Comic Book Comics, both self-published.

Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited is available now for Android and iDevices.

Events this week! Image Comics signing, Jon Klassen @ Little Island

We’ve got two great events at The Beguiling and Little Island Comics this week! Check it out!

Tuesday, November 18

klassen-coverJON KLASSEN IN STORE!
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
5pm – 7pm
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto

We’re delighted to host renowned illustrator Jon Klassen at Little Island Comics on Tuesday, November 18th from 5pm until 7pm. Jon will be giving a short presentation about his work, followed by a book signing.

Jon Klassen has won the Governor General’s Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Caldecott Medal for his awesome illustrations. The creator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, he has also collaborated with Lemony Snicket (The Dark) and with Mac Barnett on his most recent work, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. We’re so proud and excited to welcome him to Little Island!

Wednesday, November 19

intersect01_cover_web_1Image Mega-Signing! Featuring Intersect #1
With Intersect creator Ray Fawkes, Sex Criminals’ Chip Zdarsky, and Wayward & Skullkickers’ Jim Zub

Weds, November 19th, 6pm-8pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Free

The Beguiling is proud to announce that on Wednesday, November 19th, we will be hosting a signing featuring three great Toronto cartoonists being published by Image Comics, and in celebration of the brand new Intersect #1, written and illustrated by Ray Fawkes! Ray will be on hand for the event, and will be joined by his friends and colleagues Chip Zdarsky, artist of Sex Criminals, and Jim Zub, writer of Wayward and Skullkickers.

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Shipping November 19, 2014

CompleteZapThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on November 19th, 2014. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price. The US dollar is worth $1.13 to 1 Canadian dollar, however, we will still be selling a majority of this week’s new product at the US cover price. Please see in-store for details. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.

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Shipping November 12, 2014

arseneschrauwenThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on November 12th, 2014. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price. The US dollar is worth $1.13 to 1 Canadian dollar, however, we will still be selling a majority of this week’s new product at the US cover price. Please see in-store for details. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.

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NOV 18: Jon Klassen @ Little Island Comics

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JON KLASSEN IN STORE!
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
5pm – 7pm
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto

We’re delighted to host renowned illustrator Jon Klassen at Little Island Comics on Tuesday, November 18th from 5pm until 7pm. Jon will be giving a short presentation about his work, followed by a book signing.

Jon Klassen has won the Governor General’s Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Caldecott Medal for his awesome illustrations. The creator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, he has also collaborated with Lemony Snicket (The Dark) and with Mac Barnett on his most recent work, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. We’re so proud and excited to welcome him to Little Island!

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The Beguiling @ Inspire! Toronto International Book Festival, November 14, 15, 16

The Beguiling is a proud supporter of the first-ever Toronto International Book Fair, INSPIRE, to be held next weekend, November 14, 15, and 16. The Festival will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, on Front St.

The Beguiling will be exhibiting with both English and French-language materials, will be hosting two programs, and will feature nearly a dozen comics authors signing at their booth across the three day event.

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The Beguiling will be exhibiting with author signings and English-language comics material at booth 219 in the Marketplace. We will also be exhibiting with a selection of French-language material in the International Pavilion, Booth FP16.

Programs

The Beguiling Presents: The New Small Press
Friday, November 14th, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Spark Stage
We tend to look an author’s career in terms of “progress”, of ‘breaking in’, working with larger houses, and seeking wide distribution. Why then in comics do many professionally published creators still prefer to work with small houses, or to self-publish and self-distribute selections of their work? Meet with acclaimed creators and publishing reps at the forefront of The New Small Press, and experience their ingenuity, creativity, and their art-oriented approach to publishing.
Featuring Kate Beaton (Hark, A Vagrant!), Michael DeForge (Lose, Ant Colony), and Anne Koyama, Publisher of Koyama Press. Hosted by Christopher Butcher.

The Beguiling Presents: Comedy…? What’s Funny in Funnybooks.
Sunday, November 16, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Spark Stage
Join comic creators as they discuss the ins and outs of writing comedy–a genre that the medium of comics does very well, but surprisingly, not very often!
Featuring Kate Beaton (Hark, A Vagrant), Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, Squirrel Girl), and Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals). Hosted by Christopher Butcher.

Signing Schedule

The following signings will take place at The Beguiling’s main booth, 219, in the marketplace.

Friday November 14th (Show hours, 10am-8pm)
11am-5pm: Dakota McFadzean (Other Stories…) and Joe Ollmann (Happy Stories About Well-Adjusted People)
5pm-6pm: Kate Beaton (Hark, A Vagrant) and Michael DeForge (LOSE)

Saturday November 15 (Show hours, 10am-8pm)
11am-2pm: Noel Tuazon (Family Ties), J. Torres (Bigfoot Boy)
2pm-5pm: Chris Leung & Sondang Sianipar (The Mis-Adventures of Mal & Lot), J. Torres (The Adventures of Bigfoot Boy)

Sunday November 16 (Show hours, 10am-6pm)
11am-3pm: Jason Loo (Pitiful Human Lizard), Eric Kim (Nitro Battlers)
3pm-5pm: Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics).

We’ll see you next weekend at INSPIRE! The Toronto International Book Festival!

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The Beguiling & friends featured in Air Canada enRoute edition magazine

If you’re taking a trip between Montreal and Toronto over the next month, keep an eye out for the November issue of Air Canada’s enRoute edition magazine, which features a lovely double page spread featuring comics culture in Toronto and Montreal.

The Beguiling quite happily represents for Toronto, and our friends at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly, Librairie Planète BD, and Débédé rep Montreal comics. A great primer for folks looking to explore the more literary side of comics.

Thanks to the folks at enRoute edition for the attention. We’ve got easy-to-read JPGs linked below, just in case you aren’t taking a flight this month.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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Event: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, with Jill Lepore! Dec 11

“The Secret History of Wonder Woman is as racy, as improbable, as awesomely righteous, and as filled with curious devices as an episode of the comic book itself. In the nexus of feminism and popular culture, Jill Lepore has found a revelatory chapter of American history. I will never look at Wonder Woman’s bracelets the same way again.”
- Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Toronto Book Talk with author Jill Lepore
Interviewed by The Globe & Mail’s Nathalie Atkinson

Thursday, December 11th, 2014, @ 7PM
@ The Merril Collection, 239 College Street (Inside the Lillian H. Smith Library)
Free to attend

Sponsored by The Friends of The  Merril Collection, The Beguiling, and Random House Canada

The Beguiling, The Friends of the Merril Collection, and Random House Canada, are proud to present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman in Toronto! Lepore will speak on the book, and be interviewed by The Globe & Mail’s Nathalie Atkinson, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, December 11 in the Merril Collection reading room, on the 3rd floor of the Lillian Smith branch at 7PM.

For those not in the know, Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman is shaping up to be one of the fall’s biggest non-fiction releases, a scintillating and expertly-researched look behind the scenes of the creation of one of North America’s most important modern mythologies! Brilliantly excerpted in The New Yorker, the book is already a must-read for fans of the character as superhero, as feminist icon, and as a gateway to the social mores of the early 20th century. This is sure to be an amazing and entertaining talk!

The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore, is currently available for purchase in-store at The Beguiling.

More about the book below!

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