New from Koyama: Deforge, French, Kyle, Martz, Wilson

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Hey gang! We’ve just received a whole new batch of comics and books from hometown favourites Koyama Press!

First up, it’s their first two kids titles, Britt Wilson’s Cat Dad & The King of Goblins, and John Martz’s A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories.

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Then, Michael DeForge brings us the next installment of his annual one-man anthology, with LOSE #6! It’s darned great!

 

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New to the Koyama Press stable of creators is Beguiling fav Renee French with her graphic novel Baby Bjornstrand .

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Finally, our pal Patrick Kyle has finished his new graphic novel Distance Mover! The collected edition is published by Koyama, and it’s beautiful, and we might even have some of the individual issues left in stock too if you’re curious…

Man, what a great week for comics this has been! :D

– Christopher

 

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OCT30: OSCP Volume 6 Release Event with saicoink!

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OSCP: Open Spaces and Closed Places
Volume 6 Launch Event with author saicoink
Thursday, October 30, @ 6pm (Talk at 7pm)
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street
Presented by The Beguiling!

The Beguiling is proud to present the release of OSCP V6, by saicoink. The long-awaited conclusion to the OSCP series (which we’ve been carrying for a really long time! :D ) will be celebrated with an on-stage talk and signing with the cartoonist.

You may be familiar with saicoink’s work through the volumes carried at The Beguiling, or through her exhibiting at TCAF for years now! We’re really excited for the conclusion of this  shonen-ai (oldschool!) series, with its distinct Suehiro Maruo influences.

Hopefully we see you early on the 30th for our event!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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UPDATE: Event: Chilly Tales!
Book Launch Event October 23rd

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Chilly Tales: Comics From The Canadian Undertundra – Book Launch and Party!
Featuring Cory McCallum, Matt Daley, Mark Connery, Wm Brian MacLean, Marta Chudolinska, Fiona Smyth, Keith Mclean, Noam Sussman, Dakota McFadzean, Robb Mirsky, Shira Haberman, and

Marc Bell.
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, 7PM
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street
Presented by The Beguiling – BOOK NOW IN STOCK!

The Beguiling is proud to present a launch party for CHILLY TALES, an anthology of Canadian independent and underground comic book artists and writers. The event will take place at The Central on October 23rd, featuring a dozen artists from the book!

About Chilly Tales: Featuring previously-unpublished works by a huge range of Canadian cartoonists, this book will not disappoint! The complete roster of artists includes:

Fiona Smyth, Keith McLean, Dakota McFadzean, Somya Singh, Elaine Will, Ian McMurray, Oliver Henry McTavish-Wisder, Ksenia Kozhevnikova, Josh Rosen, Marc Bell, Mark Connery, Josh Holinaty, Jesse Bochner, Jay Moysey, Colin Upton, Jeff Fenwick, Robb Mirsky, Rosena Fung, Angel Chen, Wm Brian MacLean, Shira Haberman, Noam Sussman, Marta Chudolinska, Drue Langlois, Myles Langlois, Jason Bradshaw, Hyein Lee, and Jordan Bursach.

Strap on your snowshoes and get down to The Beguiling. Slap down a mitten full of toonies and get yourself a copy of CHILLY TALES, a veritable Hinterland Who’s Who of Canadian underground art.

Thanks to 11th Dimension Press for supporting this event!

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ART SPIEGELMAN: WHAT THE %@&*! HAPPENED TO COMICS? – TICKETS NOW ON SALE @ THE BEGUILING

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Monday, January 26, 2015 | 7 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema,
506 Bloor St W, Toronto
General $39, Students $29 

This winter, The Koffler Centre of the Arts will present a remarkable evening with Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist/illustrator, comic book legend and author of Maus.

Tickets for this event, which are $39 General Admission, $29 for Students, are now on sale at The Beguiling (in-store only). All tickets purchased at The Beguiling will entitle the purchaser to $10 off the regular price of Spiegelman’s newest book, CO-MIX, an important and gorgeous career retrospective. Valid only at time of ticket purchase. Valid student I.D. required for Student Ticket pricing.

For more info visit: http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com/art-spiegelman-what-the-happened-to-comics-tickets-now-on-sale-the-beguiling/

 

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Art Spiegelman: What the %@&*! Happened to Comics? – Tickets now on sale @ The Beguiling

Art Spiegelman: What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?
Monday, January 26, 2015 | 7 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St W, Toronto
General $39, Students $29 

This winter, The Koffler Centre of the Arts will present a remarkable evening with Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist/illustrator, comic book legend and author of Maus.

Tickets for this event, which are $39 General Admission, $29 for Students, are now on sale at The Beguiling (in-store only). All tickets purchased at The Beguiling will entitle the purchaser to $10 off the regular price of Spiegelman’s newest book, CO-MIX, an important and gorgeous career retrospective. Valid only at time of ticket purchase. Valid student I.D. required for Student Ticket pricing.

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About This Event:
Art Spiegelman’s comics are best known for their shifting cartoon styles and sometimes controversial contents. In his talk What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?, Spiegelman takes his audience on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics, all the while explaining the value of this medium and why it should not be ignored. In our post-literate culture the importance of the comic is on the rise, for “comics echo the way the brain works. People think in iconographic images, not in holograms, and people think in bursts of language, not in paragraphs.” Presented by The Koffler Centre kofflerarts.org.

About Art Spiegelman in Toronto:
This December, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will pay homage to Art Spiegelman with an exhibition highlighting the breadth of his career. Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective opens at the AGO on December 20, 2014, and runs to March 14, 2015. Embracing the belief that comics are a medium for personal expression, Spiegelman once noted, “Spiegel means mirror in German, so what sounds like one more Jewish name co-mixes languages to form a sentence: Art mirrors man.” Spiegelman has drawn inspiration from a wide range of sources in his work including politics, the Holocaust, Cubism and hard-boiled detective fiction. Maus, a two-volume graphic novel  that recounts his parents’ life in Nazi-occupied Poland and later at Auschwitz, was the first and only work of its genre to win the Pulitzer Prize, in 1992. The AGO’s presentation of Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective will display original manuscripts of Maus, rarely seen due to their fragility. The exhibition also features 300 works on paper ranging from trading cards to magazine covers. For more information, please visit ago.net.

About Art Spiegelman:
Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto the bookshelves. As part of the underground comix subculture of the 60s and 70s, Spiegelman created Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids; in 1980 he founded RAW, the acclaimed avant-garde comics magazine; and in 1992 won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative Maus – which portrayed Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. Maus II continued the remarkable story of his parents’ survival of the Nazi regime and their lives later in America. In 2004, Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers was selected by The New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2004; in 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People; and in 2006 was named to the Art Director’s Club Hall of Fame. He was made an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 2007, and in 2008 played himself on an episode of The Simpsons.

Spiegelman won the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2011, marking only the third time an American has received the honor. The honor also included a retrospective exhibition of his artwork, shown in the Pompidou Center and traveled to the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Jewish Museum in NYC, and the last stop at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Shipping September 10, 2014

teendogThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on September 10th, 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 $1.09 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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Shoplifter Launch Wednesday Night @ 6pm with Michael Cho!

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SHOPLIFTER Book Launch and Event
Featuring author Michael Cho
Wednesday, September 3rd, Event at 6PM! 
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street

Please join The Beguiling and Random House Canada for the official launch of Michael Cho’s SHOPLIFTER, a new graphic novel. Author Michael Cho will be in attendance at the event and read from the work.

Michael Cho’s Shoplifter, his first graphic novel, is a joy to behold—so beautiful it will make all other cartoonists weep with envy.”
—Seth, author of Palookaville

About SHOPLIFTER:

Corinna Park used to have big plans.  Studying English literature in college, she imagined writing a successful novel and leading the idealized life of an author. But she’s been working at the same advertising agency for the past five years and the only thing she’s written is … copy. Corinna knows there must be more to life, but and she faces the same question as does everyone in her generation: how to find it? Here is the brilliant debut graphic novel about a young woman’s search for happiness and self-fulfillment in the big city.
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Shipping September 3, 2014

comics-the-wrenchiesThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on September 3rd, 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 $1.09 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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