Dragon Ball Chōgashū – Ultra Complete Artbook
Over 400 illustrations from across the series!
We’ve just received a TON of brand new Japanese anime, manga, and game art books here at The Beguiling! Everything from classic releases to very recently released collections! They’re located on the second floor, on the new rack and near to the Japanese Art Book Shelves! Anime, Manga, and Art fans should set aside a few hours to come dig through our shelves soon!
Yukio Hirai Art Works Pixel Works (Hobby Japan)
(Artist of Lucky Star)
Range Murata Doujinsi: “Spiritual Spiral”
(Rare Dojin by the character designer of Last Exile)
Attack on Titan – Drawing For Animation Volume 1 (Shingeki no Kyojin)
(Includes animation works, illustrations, and more.)
Shin Megami Tensei IV – Birth Of Art Book
(Part of the PERSONA Universe!)
COMPTIQ Magazine – December 2013
(New manga magazine featuring Hatsune Miku! Includes free gifts and more!)
Gachaman Crowds Kinako Design Works
Puella Magi Madoka Magica – The Illustrated Book
(Featuring new illustrations by 55 top Japanese illustrators!)
Blazblue Chronophantasma Material Collection
Mode Creamy Mami – 30th Anniversary Gakken Mook
(Includes free Creamy Mami I.D. holder and shopping bag!)Find Kei Artworks
(Popular artist of Hatsune Miku!)
Takehito Harada Art Works II
(Disgaea Character Designer and Lead Artist!)
Newly “in stock” and “back in stock,” it’s all manner of Japanese homoerotic manga-themed goods from our friends at MASSIVE!
Shown above by our two spokes-bears, the JIRAIYA BEACH TOWEL measures an impressive 30″ x 58″, and features a gorgeous illustration by G-MEN artist Jiraiya playing off the Coppertone commercials, in an amazing high-resolution print. As a special bonus, the purchase of the Jiraiya Beach Towel will also include a cute MASSIVE branded reusable shopping bag, for free (while supplies last!)
Jiraiya Beach Towel + Bag: $85
Also, back in stock just in time for the holidays, it’s the GENGOROH TAGAME “ROPE BOUND” T-SHIRT! Originally making its debut at TCAF 2013, this tastefully cropped t-shirt features a gorgeous illustration by Gengoroh Tagame, from his manga collection The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame. It is available in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL, in both red and white. Surely someone on your shopping list could use a copy of this fabulous t-shirt.
Gengoroh Tagame ‘Rope Bound’ T-Shirt: $40
Also, as a reminder, we still have a small number of Gengoroh Tagame’s “TORNADO” prints from TCAF available. They’re $10 each, and can be purchased in-store or by e-mailing email@example.com.
- Chris @ The Beguiling
The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013. 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. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.
Jim Zub will be at Ryerson University on Monday, rapping about the nature of “All Ages” comic books. If you’re off work at 4, we recommend dropping by to check out what will surely be an informative event.
Can’t make it? Don’t stress! Zub will be at The Beguiling December 7th.
- Chris @ The Beguiling
Tonight! THE SPECTRAL ENGINE
Featuring author Ray Fawkes
Wednesday, November 20th, 6pm-9pm
@ The Central, 603 Markham St.
The Spectral Engine is the unearthly entity that brings together thirteen historically documented ghost stories to tell a timeless narrative of life, death, and redemption.
The Beguiling and McClelland & Stewart invite you to join critically acclaimed DC Comics writer and graphic novelist Ray Fawkes to launch his newest book!
“To glimpse the Spectral Engine is to face the moment of your own death. In Ray Fawkes’ stunning new book, the Spectral Engine is the unearthly entity that brings together thirteen historically documented ghost stories–from across the country and throughout the centuries–to tell a timeless narrative of life, death and redemption.”
Hope to see you there!
- Chris @ The Beguiling
The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013. 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. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.
The Beguiling Presents:
SAMURAI JACK #1—EXCLUSIVE SIGNING!
Featuring series writer Jim Zub
12pm-3pm, Saturday, December 7th, 2013
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
FREE TO ATTEND
“Writer Jim Zub and artist Andy Suriano work in perfect harmony to deliver a comic that captures the distinct tone of the series to the point where you might wonder if this is secretly a lost script from Tartakovsky himself.” - IGN Comics
SAMURAI JACK IS BACK! The beloved animated series has returned in a new monthly-comic book series written by Toronto’s own Jim Zub, and it’s already drawing rave reviews! In fact, the first issue has already completely sold out and is going to a second printing!
Now, what you might not know is that The Beguiling has commissioned an EXCLUSIVE cover to this first issue, by none other than Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky, available only at our store! So on December 7th, make your way down to The Beguiling to meet Jim Zub himself, and pick up a copy of The Beguiling’s EXCLUSIVE Samurai Jack #1 first printing cover!
Jim Zub will be signing and sketching Samurai Jack #1 and all of his various comics issues on the second floor of The Beguiling from 12pm to 3pm. Jim is also the writer and creator of the series’ Skullkickers and Makeshift Miracle, the writer of the monthly Pathfinder comics series, and recently wrote Shadowman #11, among other works!
Samurai Jack #1 – Beguiling Edition will be on sale for the special price of $3.99 at this event.
The University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies is offering a graphic novel course this fall, and if you’re looking for an academic approach to writing about–or creating–comics, it might just be for you! Here’s the description:
Using Scott McCloud’s brilliant and visionary Understanding Comics as a guiding text, we will explore what makes the comic book medium so popular and unique. A variety of examples and genres will be studied such as Herge’s Tintin, Art Spiegelman’s Maus, and Alan Moore’s V For Vendetta. The medium of comics possesses magic and masterpieces all of its own; veteran enthusiasts and those desiring to explore a new cultural field are welcome to join us in its study. Work will consist of either analytical writing or creating one’s own comics.
We like the professor Koom Kankesan and this seems like a pretty solid course, all told. Registration is open now!
- Chris @ The Beguiling
In Conversation With Jim Rugg
Thursday, November 14th, 4pm-5pm
@ University of Toronto
Mechanical Engineering Building, Room MC102
5 King’s College Road, North of College, East of St. George
Free, open to everyone
Join Professor Andrew Lesk as he converses with Jim Rugg, author of the graphic novel Afrodisiac at The University of Toronto.
Jim Rugg is a comic book artist, illustrator, and designer living in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the co-creator of SUPERMAG, Afrodisiac, Street Angel, The PLAIN Janes, and USApe. His work has appeared from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, New York Magazine, VH1, McSweeney’s, Smirnoff, Converse, and Capcom.
The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. 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. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.