New In The Art Store: Farel Dalrymple!


We’re happy to announce that we’ve added a selection of gorgeous new pages by Farel Dalrymple to the art store! The centerpiece is clearly the beautiful 3-page story, drawn by Farel and written by Grant Morrison, which appears in the Prometheus Eternal comic book (now available in store, by the way).

The new pieces are:

  • Prometheus Eternal 3 page set
  • It Will All Hurt #3 Cover
  • Wuarter Moon – Cat Comic
  • Palefire Graphic Novel Cover Art
  • Thought Bubble Anthology Comics Page
  • a beautiful Sherwood drawing, from Wrenchies

Go check out the new pages, and all of the marvelous art now available!

Thanks to Farel and YOU for checking it out!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

New Original Art by Mahendra Singh available in the art store, from Adventure Time: Enchiridion

The Beguiling is proud to announce that we now have available for sale ALL NEW original art by incredible artist Mahendra Singh! This time, the pieces come from the just-released ADVENTURE TIME: THE ENCHIRIDION & MARCY’S SUPER SECRET SCRAPBOOK (but mostly the Enchiridion parts).

You can find his work at:

Singh’s art is more evocative of the history of the Adventure Time universe in this book, and so the pages are as unique and strange as they are beautiful. I mean, check this out:

9475a 9474a

Mahendra Singh has a very unique illustration style that closely resembles traditional engraving. His beautiful images are created by using dip pens with English or German nibs on Denril paper, a special type of vellum which never cracks/stretches/warps. The whole page is then treated with Krylon Spray Fix afterwards to further protect it. All of this combines to create a slightly textured, unique, and truly compelling work of original art. You can see some of the texture in this image:


It’s really cool stuff!

Check it out.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

NOV 4: EVENT: Official Book Launch for VOYAGEUR! With Nick Marinkovich

VOYAGEUR! Graphic Novel Launch
With Nick Marinkovich and Jeff Sturge
Wednesday, November 4th, 6pm-9pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street (Venue may change)
Free to attend

GUE_BL_TheVoyageur_CoverCome one, come all, to the official launch of VOYAGEUR, the brand new graphic novel illustrated by Toronto’s own Nick Marinkovich (KENK, Marvel’s When The Hulk Attacks, Underworld, Nightwolf, Impaler), and written and conceived by documentary filmmaker/screenwriter Jeff Sturge (Mayday, Storming Juno, Cold Blood). This party will feature the official debut of the book, there’ll be snacks, and a presentation from the book by the two co-creators! It’s going to be a great time, and a great chance to look into the creative process of graphic novel production and collaboration.  Check out the preview art below!

Our thanks to Publisher Guernica Editions for supporting the launch!


Ireland, the 17th Century. 15 year old Fintan O’Neill is no hero, but he’s doing his best to get by as one of the poorest kids in Ballypole. When his older cousin Rutari, a trouble soldier, arrives in town Fintan’s world is thrown upside down, infused with fiolence, vice, and excitement. Compelling characters drive a fast-paced story set in the 17th century that addresses themes of alienation, a young boy’s coming of age and the strange new world before him. Marinkovich’s signature ink-rendered, photo-based artwork has been heavily stylized to achieve a haunting look. Every detail of this novel has been accurately recreated from over two years of meticulous research.


OCT 27: EVENT: ‘This One Summer’ with Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki

This isn’t our event but it’s great! Check it out!

This One Summer, and Other Cool Things
With Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 4pm-6pm
@ D.G. Ivey Library, New College, 20 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto
Free to attend

This One Summer CoverTo inaugurate the D.G. Ivey Library graphic novel collection, WGSI has invited Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki to come discuss their new graphic novel, This One Summer.  To talk about the novel, and other things, we have a panel of University of Toronto faculty members, Judy Han, from Geography, Naomi Morgenstern from English, and Sarah Trimble from WGSI who will ask questions of the authors, and then open the floor to the audience! Please join us for what promises to be a very fun and thoughtful event.   The event is open to the public, and meant to encourage faculty and students to make use of the D.G. Ivey Library graphic novel collection.


Tamaki_Mariko_portrait-smallMariko Tamaki is a writer and performer. Her work includes the novella Cver Me, creative non-fiction collections True Lies and Fake ID, comics Emiko Superstar (with Steve Rolston) and Skim (with Jillian Tamaki), and the young adult novel (You) Set Me On Fire. Her most recent book, This One Summer (with Jillian Tamaki), won a Governor General’s Award in 2014. Her debut as a screenwriter/actor, Happy 16th Birthday Kevin, premiered at the Inside Out Festival in Toronto in May 2013. Mariko’s stories have been broadcast on national radio and she has appeared on stages, in various incarnations of herself, across North America.

tamaki_Jillian-smallJillian Tamaki is a Calgary-raised cartoonist and illustrator currently based in Toronto. She is the co-creator of This One Summer with her cousin, Mariko Tamaki, which won a Governor General’s Award in 2014. Their previous collaboration, Skim, was nominated for a Governor General’s Award in 2008. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design, Jillian has been illustrating and writing for magazines, newspapers, books, television, and other venues for over 10 years. She has produced two books of personal work, in addition to many minicomics, and her webcomic strip, SuperMutant Magic Academy, will be collected by Drawn & Quarterly in 2015.

Oct 6: Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War: Special Event at Toronto Reference Library


When Boys and Girls are Used in War
Special Talk at Toronto Reference Library
Tuesday, October 6th, 7pm-8:30pm
Atrium @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend. Tickets at Eventbrite.

Toronto Public Library presents Children’s Rights Advocate Michel Chikwanine as he shares his storyand how he and others are working toward ending the use of children in war. Michel Chikwanine was kidnapped by Congolese rebels and forced into warfare at the age of five. Child Soldier is the new graphic novel about his abduction, escape and life as a student and peace activist in Canada. With guest Jessica Dee Humphreys, co-author of Child Soldier, Claudia Davila, artist of Child Soldier, and a special introduction by humanitarian Lt. Gen (ret) Roméo Dallaire.

Q&A to follow. Books available for purchase courtesy of Page & Panel beginning at6pm. Cash or credit. This presentation is in partnership with Kids Can Press and Citizen Kid.

Ticket Holders: Doors open at 6 pm. As this event is free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. Ticket holder lineups for sold out events begin as early as 4pm.

Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the Atrium can accommodate seating for 400. Seating for ticket holders is on a first come, first served basis. Additional overflow seating, as well as standing room is available on the balconies of the other floors of Toronto Reference Library.

Oct 28: Craig Thompson talks Space Dumplins in Toronto!


Craig Thompson’s Space Dumplins
Presentation and Signing
Wednesday 28 October 2015, 5:45pm to 8pm
@ PALMERSTON LIBRARY, 560 Palmerston Ave
Free to Attend

Presented by Little Island Comics

Little Island Comics is proud to welcome Craig Thompson, author of the new all ages graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS, to Toronto for a special event!

Craig will be presenting from Space Dumplins, his new graphic novel (published by the good folks at Scholastic Canada) on Wednesday, October 28th, at Palmerston Library! Craig will also be signing and sketching for fans, and it’s gonna be a fun event. While the new book is intended for a younger audience, fans of all ages are welcome to attend this free event.

Our thanks to Scholastic Canada, Toronto Public Library, and Drawn & Quarterly for helping us put this event together.

For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can’t just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad is in big, BIG trouble. With her father’s life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.

Visionary graphic novel creator Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) brings all of his wit, warmth, and humor to create a brilliantly drawn story for all ages. Set in a distant yet familiar future, Space Dumplins weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.

CONTEST: Win passes to see BORUTO: THE MOVIE


Boruto_movie_27x39_smallHey there! The good folks at Cineplex and Eleven Arts have hooked us up with passes to see BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE on Saturday, October 10th, at 12:55pm! It’s a special screening and it’s SOLD OUT and don’t you want to see how Naruto’s (and Sasuke’s and Sakura’s) kids’ turn out in the future? Of course you do!


To enter to win one of 3 pairs of tickets to see the exclusive, Saturday October 10th, 12:55pm screening of BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE, all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-left corner of this website,, and send an email with your name, phone number, and “BOLT BORUTO” to before Monday, October 5th, at 11am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners sometime on that day.


  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “BOLT BORUTO”, and must be sent to
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday, October 5th, at 11am.
  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 on Cineplex’s screenings of BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE, visit

Good luck to all entrants!

– Chris @ The Beguiling