LOCAL COMIC SHOP WEEKEND SALES!

LCSD Specials Added
Come one, come all, to the second annual Local Comic Shop Day, taking place on Saturday, November 19th, 2016! Local Comic Shop Day is a day to get out and explore comic book stores in your city, and publishers have created special products available only at the participating stores.
To help make up for the LCSD product allocations, we’re adding some special discounts:

(Saturday and Sunday)
1 All items currently discounted in our bargain rooms above Little Island Comics are now half price, that means comics are not 50 cents but 25 cents, and all of the books, previously $1 – $5, are now half that.

2 On the second floor of The Beguiling, all of our regular backissues (for the purposes of this sale, any single issue comics priced below $20 and bearing a date prior to 2016) are half price. Any $20 or over are 25% off, excluding the few boxes of recent arrivals.

3 On the main floor of The Beguiling it is liquidation time for the back wall artbook section. All of our artbooks on this wall, are 30% off, (buy 4 or more and get half off). While technically not part of that section, the applies also to the adults-only section adjacent to it. Any books on animation on the main floor are also included.

DEC 7: Tokyo Godfathers – Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

Tokyo Godfathers (New Digital Print)
Beguiling Anime @ The Revue
Wednesday, December 7th, 7pm
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/anime-at-the-revue-tokyo-godfathers-on-the-big-screen-tickets-29427486404

TOKYO GODFATHERS ON THE BIG SCREEN! The Revue’s monthly anime series, sponsored by The Beguiling, returns with a screening of the acclaimed TOKYO GODFATHERS (2003), in a brand new digital print!

About the film: From the award winning anime director Satoshi Kon, the visionary behind PERFECT BLUE and MILLENIUM ACTRESS, and the legendary anime studio Madhouse, the creative force behind X, VAMPIRE HUNTER D and NINJA SCROLL, TOKYO GODFATHERS tells the story of three homeless people who discover an abandoned baby and join together to reunite mother and child.

Running time 92 min. Rated 14A

A prize will be raffled courtesy of The Beguiling and the TCAF Shop!

Screening at 7PM – doors open at 6PM!

THURSDAY! Come see Walter Scott Launch WENDY’S REVENGE @ PAGE & PANEL

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WENDY’S REVENGE! Book launch with Walter Scott
Thursday, November 17th, 7pm-9pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street (Inside Toronto Reference Library, enter off of Yonge). 
Free to attend

“Scott takes a snarky scene report, and subtly shades it into an affecting character study — how’s that for art?”
— Sean Rogers, The Globe and Mail

wendyWendy’s back and as flustered as ever in Wendy’s Revenge from Koyama Press, the sequel to Walter Scott’s hit art-world satire Wendy. One of our best selling books of the past few years, Wendy’s art school travails struck a hell of a chord here in Toronto, and now we’ve got a whole-nother book of great comics to read and enjoy!

Walter Scott will be on hand to present from the book and sign copies for fans on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop!

Wendy’s Revenge is now available at The Beguiling and Page & Panel!

ABOUT

Kahnawake-born, Montreal/Toronto-based Walter Scott is the current artist in residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario. His work is featured in the 2016 Biennale de Montréal at the Musée d’art contemporain. His work has been exhibited across Canada and Wendy has been serialized on Random House Canada’s literary digital magazine Hazlitt. The eponymous first volume of Wendy was released in 2014 and was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel.

SATURDAY IS LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY!

Local Comic Shop Day
Saturday, November 19th
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street

Please note: Due to severe product allocations and problems with Diamond we will be scaling back our official Local Comic Shop Day event to The Beguiling. All LCSD specialty items will be made available there only. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Come one, come all, to the second annual Local Comic Shop Day, taking place on Saturday, November 19th, 2016! Local Comic Shop Day is a day to get out and explore comic book stores in your city, and publishers have created special products available only at the participating stores.

The list of items that will be available at The Beguiling include exclusive variant edition comics, book, and merchandise, including:

LCSD 2016 ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES ONE SHOT
LCSD 2016 BLACK HOOD SEASON 2 #1 (MR)
LCSD 2016 BLOODSHOT USA #1 (OF 4) CVR K FUSO VAR
LCSD 2016 DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION HC
LCSD 2016 DOCTOR STRANGE OATH EXCLUSIVE HC
LCSD 2016 DOLLFACE FREE PRINT (NET)
LCSD 2016 HARBINGER RENEGADE #1 CVR K SEGOVIA VAR
LCSD 2016 INVADER ZIM #0
LCSD 2016 KLAUS HC LOCAL COMIC SHOP EXC (C: 0-1-2)
LCSD 2016 LYING CAT STATUE EXC (Net)
LCSD 2016 MOONSHINE #1 MILLER B&W EXC
LCSD 2016 NOW CHAMPIONS #1 NEAL ADAMS VAR (NET)
LCSD 2016 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA HC BOOK 01
LCSD 2016 RICK & MORTY #2 TREASURY ED (C: 1-0-0)
LCSD 2016 SERENITY NO POWER IN THE VERSE #1 (OF 6)
LCSD 2016 TRANSFORMERS REVOLUTION #1
LCSD 2016 WWE LTD ED BUNDLE (C: 0-1-2)

The prices of all items will be determined in-store at The Beguiling on Saturday, November 19th. All items are likely to be limited to one per person.

While we’re sorry that all three stores can no longer participate, we hope you’ll still visit all three shops this week to see the sorts of stuff that are truly important at comic shops, like great titles, signed books by authors, and rare and out of print books sources from around the world.

Here’s the gallery of many of the limited edition items which will be available.

Nov 16: Photography Opening at Alliance Francaise – Jean-Baptiste Le Mercier

This is not our event, but may be of interest – Chris

Jean Baptiste Le Mercier Photo Exhibition
@ Alliance Francaise, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016, @ 5PM
Free to attend

2016-11-16grande1TIFF is one of the world’s most important film festivals and many French talents attend. These include filmakers, actors and producers, all of whom were subjects for photographer Jean-Baptiste Le Mercier. Through a gallery of portraits, his exhibit recounts intense meetings at the festival.

Jean-Baptiste Le Mercier has lived in Toronto for several years. As a portraitist he works not only in his studio, but also on location in the spirit of the documentary, where he can capture the interactions between the subjects photographed and their environment.

Exhibit from November 16th to December 16th as part of the European Union Film Festival (EUFF).

http://www.jean-baptistelemercier.com/

NOV 24: OFF PANEL: A TCAF Print Show & Pop Up Shop!

OFF PANEL: a TCAF-curated comic illustration print show
November 24 to December 5, 2016
@ Nuvango Gallery, 639 Queen St. W., Toronto (at Bathurst)
Vernissage Opening November 24th, 2016 (7-11pm)
FREE TO ATTEND

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival and Nuvango Gallery are proud to present OFF PANEL, a curated comic and illustration print show featuring over 40 exhibitors  of TCAF. Come out to support your favourite comic artists and to bring new artwork into your home!

In addition to the print show, Page & Panel: the TCAF Shop will be hosting a pop-up holiday shop over the duration of the show. Browse through a selection of premium books and comics-related goods alongside your gallery-viewing. The show will exhibit in the lounge/annex space of Nuvango Gallery (2nd floor), the Flagship Shop for art & lifestyle brand manufacturer Nuvango, located at 639 Queen St. W., from Thursday, November 24th through December 5th, 2016.

A special opening night party will take place on Thursday, November 24th, from 7pm to 11pm at the Nuvango Gallery, with many participating artists from the show in attendance. The event is open to the public. In addition, learn more about comics x illustration from the artists themselves at the panel event and workshop, held each Saturday for the duration of the show. Please bring your friends and join us to get the first pick of the best of comics illustration for the holidays!

For media inquiries or information, contact media@torontocomics.com.

Special events in the gallery, all free to attend and open to the public:

  • Opening Night Party (with cash bar) Thursday, November 24th, 7-11pm
    Artist Roundtable: Comics vs. Illustration Saturday, November 26th, 1-4pm
    Zine-Making Workshop Saturday, December 3rd, 1-4pm

Participating Artists:

Kalman AndrasofszkySanya AnwarWai AuHeidi BertonAmrit BrarMichael ChoMatthew DaleyClaudia DávilaDirchanskyJulie DoucetVictoria Grace ElliottEst EmMatthew ForsytheMaiji/Mary HuangLeslie HungJesse JacobsJames JeanJiraiyaCathy G. JohnsonKelly KKonami KanataKarl KerschlEric KimKoyamoriChris KuzmaJenn LivJohn MartzKris MukaiAn NguyenArlin OrtizYuko OtaRamón K PérezSean PhillipsSethRichie PopePunimeltRonnie RitchieAnuj ShresthaGengoroh TagameMaurice VellekoopKat VerhoevenMary VerhoevenJenn WoodallLis XuChip ZdarskyAmei Zhao

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TONIGHT! Friday Oct 28: Jessica Campbell talks HOT OR NOT: 20TH CENTURY MALE ARTISTS

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Jessica Campbell talks HOT OR NOT: 20th Century Male Artists
Friday, October 28th, 6pm-8pm
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street (Next to the Beguiling)
Free to attend

“These men should be judged on their artistic merit, not their hotness. What Ms. Campbell has done here is disgraceful.”
— Jillian Tamaki, co-author of Skim and This One Summer and author of SuperMutant Magic Academy

Come one, come all, to an amazing event for Jessica Campbell’s new book release from Koyama Press, Hot Or Not: 20th Century Male Artists. While the history of 20th-century art is filled-to-overflowing with dudes, no one has ever judged the most important thing: Are these guys fuckable or not? Luckily, Jessica Campbell is up to the task, and Hot Or Not is now the definitive resource for male artist boneability, a necessary addition to the critical cannon.

Come out for a fun, at least slightly tongue-in-cheek evening as Jessica walks us through the book and its creation. Final location is to be determined, but there’ll be drinks and fun, and you might even want to come dressed as your favourite artist, I mean, Hallowe’en will be a few days later.

Picasso? More like Picasso-so. See you on the 28th.

ABOUT:

HOT OR NOT: 20th Century Male Artists, is published by Koyama Press and available now at The Beguiling and Page & Panel, among other great stores. It features a scratch-off cover so you can see the wieners of the fellas depicted on it.

JESSICA CAMPBELL is from Victoria, BC and is an enthusiast of jokes, painting and comics. She completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was the recipient of the Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship, and also a comics instructor. She has exhibited work in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Greece.