EVENT: Kean Soo Launches MARCH GRAND PRIX at Little Island

MARCH GRAND PRIX Book Launch Event
With author Kean Soo!
Saturday, August 15th, 2015, 1pm-3pm
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
Free to attend


61qxFxeU9aL._SX325_BO1,204,203,200_Little Island Comics is thrilled to welcome author Kean Soo, creator of the Jellaby series of graphic novels, to launch his brand new all-ages graphic novel MARCH GRAND PRIX: THE FAST AND THE FURRIEST!

March Hare wants to be the fastest and furriest racecar driver around. But first, this rabbit racer will have to prove his skill at the speedway, on the streets, and in the desert. With pedal-to-the-metal illustrations and full-throttle action, March is sure to be a winner!

Kean Soo will be visiting Little Island Comics on Saturday, August 15th, and you’re invited to join him to celebrate the release of the new graphic novel! Kean will be drawing and signing for fans in what is sure to be a hoot! ūüėÄ

See you there!

EVENT: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl v1 Launch! Featuring Ryan North!

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Volume 1: Squirrel Power
Book Launch & Party with Ryan North
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015, 6pm-8pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend


The unlikely, unusual, unbeatable Squirrel Girl has been rocking comic book shops since its first issue premiered earlier this year, and now a great big book of her amazing adventures will make its debut on Wednesday, August 19th! To celebrate, we’re inviting series writer Ryan North to swing by Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop that day for a party, and you’re invited!

  • Squirrel Girl Volume 1 will be available that day, featuring issues #1-4 plus the first-ever appearance of Squirrel Girl!
  • Issues 5, 6, 7, and 8 will also be available!
  • Light refreshments!
  • Party Atmosphere!
  • Surprises?

We’ll see you on Wednesday, August 19th in store at Page & Panel!


EVENT: Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators w/ Dave Ross – Book Launch & Free Drawing Class!

Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators
Book Launch & Free Drawing Class with Author/Artist Dave Ross
Friday, August 14th, 2015, 7pm-8:30pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street

9780385346238 (1)Veteran artist David H. Ross comes to Page and Panel: The TCAF Shop to launch his new book: Freehand Figure Drawing For Illustrators! Perfect for the beginner just starting to learn their craft, and the working artist needing to draw figures without the reference point of a model, the book takes you through Ross’ techniques for learning to draw figures quickly, covering topics including posture, motion and the difference between male and female physique.

At 7pm, join us in Toronto Reference Library’s Beeton Auditorium for a FREE drawing class led by David Ross himself, featuring lessons from the new books, alongside a slideshow and Q&A session.

At 8pm, we’re moving to Page & Panel (just across the Atrium) to hang out with Ross, grab a copy of his book and get it signed!

ABOUT DAVID H. ROSS: David H. Ross is a comics veteran who has had numerous works published by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse, as well as other great comic publishers. He has run comics and illustration workshops for many years, and is co-coordinator and instructor of a 3-year Sequential Arts Diploma program at the Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art and Design in Toronto.




From Thursday July 23rd through  Saturday August 1st

The Beguiling and Little Island Comics are happy to announce a special sale! Starting today, Thursday July 23rd, and continuing through Saturday August 1st, all manga published by Yen Press are “Buy 2, Get the 3rd volume Free*!” This affects all manga volumes that Yen publishes, from the newly-released AWKARD by Svetlana Chmakova, to hits like¬†Yotsuba, Kingdom Hearts, Sword Art Online¬†and¬†Spice and Wolf!¬†We’re pretty excited to be able to offer this to you, and we hope you’re able to take advantage of it!


* Fine Print & Rules:

  • Yen Press novels and/or ‘light novels’ are not part of this special. Only manga.
  • Yen Press art books are not part of this special. Only manga.
  • The free manga must¬†always be the one with the lowest regular price, as listed in our database. e.g.: If a customer is purchasing three manga, and two are priced at $13.99 and one is $12.99, the $12.99 manga will be the one that is free.
  • Please note that printed Canadian cover prices have changed dramatically over the past several years on Yen Press books. The printed price may not reflect the price in our system, and our system price is the exact, current Canadian cover price as charged by Yen Press, so that’s the price we’ll be using. Please ask ahead of time if you’re unsure.
  • Special pricing begins Thursday, July 23rd, and ends Saturday, August 1st (inclusive).
  • We reserve the right to refuse sale of any item.
  • Sales cannot be combined with other specials or sales.
  • No putting anything on hold.
  • No raincheques.

EVENT: Ladies Night @ Page & Panel, Saturday July 25th 7pm


Ladies Night
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop
789 Yonge Street, inside Toronto Reference Library
Saturday, July 25th, 7pm to 9pm
Special Event RSVP on Facebook

PPlogo2Comic Shop Ladies Night is a quarterly social, community building and networking event. We are so excited to have our summer Ladies Night at Page & Panel!

We invite all ladies to come out and share your love of comics, games, shows, books, movies & pop culture! We look forward to seeing old faces and new ones, catching up on projects and pursuits, and relaxing together with awesome nerdy women!

Page & Panel is located on the first floor of the Toronto Reference Library. Enter off of Yonge Street, just north of the main library entrance.

Note from The Beguiling:¬†Hey folks! We’ve been asked a bunch about hosting a Ladies Night event at The Beguiling, following on some of the great events that have been happening at comic shops around North America. Well our pals over at Page & Panel are working with the Ladies Night Social Group to host just such an event this Saturday evening! We hope that some of the many folks who’ve been hoping for such an event with us will swing by P&P, which is an absolutely great space for an event like this thanks to it being accessible, with access to washrooms and centrally located at Yonge & Bloor.

Shipping July 22nd, 2015

Power_Up_1The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on July 22nd, 2015.

All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are listed this week. In the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price.

(Sorry it’s up late!)

Continue reading Shipping July 22nd, 2015

EVENT! VALOR Book Launch & Creator Signing, Sunday July 19!

Valor Launch Party
with many creators in attendance!
Sunday, July 19th, 12pm-2pm
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/817402001707519/

valorcoverTORONTO! Join the creators of VALOR, the brand-new comics anthology about courageous heroines in this special launch event!

Pick up a copy of your own (HC and SC available!) and meet the authors, artists and editors who bring you 200+ pages of kick-butt adventures!

VALOR Creators at the event will include Megan Kearney (Beauty and the Beast), Katie and Shaggy Shanahan (Silly Kingdom), and Meaghan Carter (Take Off), as well as editors Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon (Namesake).

An amazing book that was previewed (and sold-out!) at TCAF. Don’t miss this event!

–¬†Chris @ The Beguiling