Shipping March 19, 2014

The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, March 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 $1.11 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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Amazing Spider-Man #1 Variant Information + Pre-order Discount

Amazing-Spider-Man-1Hi folks, we’ve had a lot of inquiries about the variant editions for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #1 this April. People like Spider-Man, and they like Spider-Man variants, and so we just wanted to do a little post clarifying rarity, availability, and pricing on these books.

If you’re interested in pre-ordering some of the rare variants for this series, or are just curious what’s coming out with regards to this title, click “Keep Reading” for all of the details!

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CONTEST: Win Passes to see “The Art of the Graphic Novel” at Pages Festival + Conference!

The Beguiling Books & Art is happy to support the graphic novel programming at the 2014 Pages Festival + Conference, a new literary conference in the city of Toronto. The Festival will be held this week, March 13th-15th, at the Tranzac and Randolph Academy.

There will be a plethora of interesting talks, readings, and presentations at the event, including two graphic novel presentations! Here’s one:

An Evening with Seth and Friends: the Art of the Graphic Novel
With Seth, Fiona Smyth and Michael DeForge, hosted by Jeet Heer.
Sat. March 15, 9 pm, Festival Event, Randolph Theatre
http://www.pagesfestival.com/program.html#Seth_and_Friends
Jeet Heer, hosts a special evening on the graphic novel with Seth, Fiona Smyth and Michael DeForge presenting their work on screen, followed by a lively conversation.

Tickets for this and all events can be purchased online at Eventbrite.

However, if you’re feeling lucky and you want to try your hand at winning one of 5 double-passes to the Saturday night event, keep reading…!

CONTEST:
To Enter to win a double pass to see The Art of the Graphic Novel: An Evening with Seth and Friends:

All you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this page!), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “GRAPHICPAGES” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Friday, March 14th, at 11:00am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners by noon on that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “GRAPHICPAGES”, 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 14th, at 11:00am.
  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, etc.

For more information on all of the graphic novel and art-related events at The Pages Festival + Conference UNBOUND, click ‘Continue Reading’!

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Event: Bitstrips – Democratizing Comics, April 30 (TCAF)

Bitstrips: Democratizing Comics
Wed Apr 30, 2014, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT161478&R=EVT161478

Presented by The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Jacob Blackstock discusses his immensely popular app Bitstrips, which people around the world use to express themselves through the comic book medium. Presentation followed by a moderated Q&A with The Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s Christopher Butcher. Part of the “Monthly MeetUp” series hosted by the Toronto Reference Library’s Digital Innovation Hub. No registration required.

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Shipping March 12th, 2014

The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, March 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 $1.11 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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NEW IN STOCK: Tattoo Books Galore!

grave1Tattoos are all the rage these days! And so are books! For the past little while The Beguiling’s been beefing up our selection of tattoo books, and we’re happy to say we’ve added four new books to the shelves:

  • Wabori, Traditional Japanese Tattoo (Kingyo)
  • Ukiyo-E Master Series Volume 11: Eastern Shadows (Shinbaku)
  • Graveyard Shift by Jesse Gordon (Scorpion Front Publishing)
  • The Great Unknown by Eli Falconette (Scorpion Front Publishing)

Each of these books is thick with really stunning pictures of tattoos and tattoo art, and they’re available on the main floor. Come check them out!

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NEW IN STOCK: New Comics Academia!

Superheroes in Crisis by historian Jeffrey K. Johnson is the second book in the Comics Studies Monograph Series from RIT Press, and we’ve got’em in stock!

From the publisher:

Superheroes in Crisis_SMAs the founding fathers of the superhero comic books, Superman and Batman have defined a genre of American mythology from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The author describes how the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight dealt with their midlife crises brought on by the cultural and social changes of the 1960s and 1970s. Johnson describes how the superheroes’ problems and adaptations mirror much of American societal changes during that time.

We’re also re-stocked on the first book in this series, Barbara Postema’s Narrative Structure in Comics. Both books are available for $34.95.

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Event: Graphic Novels on Film

(We were just passed info about a potentially very interesting event!)

Back to the Drawing Board: Graphic Novels on Film
Monday March 31, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
@ The Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave
$12 Ticket ($6 for Students and Toronto Jewish Film Society subscribers)

http://www.mnjcc.org/arts-culture/film/film-studies/334-back-to-the-drawing-board-graphic-novels-on-film

Waltz with Bashir, American Splendor, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Sin City, Persepolis and more.
Graphic Novels are Hollywood’s favourite resource for adaptations. Learn about the technologies and trends that launched our generation’s most troublesome genre.

With David Levine
Info:esthera@mnjcc.org
(416) 924-6211 x 606

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Shipping March 5, 2014

The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, March 5th, 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 $1.11 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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Becky Cloonan’s BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE – Now Available For Pre-Order!

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We here at The Beguiling have long been fans of Becky Cloonan, and we’ve been particularly excited by her self-published projects of the last few years! The Mire, Wolves, and Demeter all debuted at TCAF, and we’ve been honoured to carry all three here in the store. Now, these three books are being collected with additional material in an all new, gorgeous, and very limited edition hardcover.

Becky Cloonan’s By Chance or Providence will include  The Mire, Wolves, and Demeter, feature a canvas hardcover with gold foil blocking on the spine and cover, a bonus sketchbook and illustration section, and a gorgeous dust jacket. We are offering it for pre-order now through March 31st at the price of $20.00, no deposit is required. The in-store price will be $22.

If you would like to pre-order a copy of this book, e-mail your name and phone number to chris@beguiling.com. You’ll be contacted to confirm your pre-order, and then again when the book is available. We are expecting copies in Mid-April. (You can also add it to your existing pullfile, if you have one.)

Our congratulations to Becky on this fantastic new edition!

- Chris @ The Beguiling

P.S.: We have a selection of Becky’s original artwork available for sale, and it’s great! Check out http://www.beguiling.com/artproductlist.asp?ID=68.

 

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