SUN JUNE 2: KOYAMA KIDS LAUNCH! AARON LEIGHTON & CHRIS KUZMA “A CHILDREN’S BOOK OF DEMONS” & “LUNCH QUEST”!

We’ve been sitting on this one for a while to drop on you post-TCAF as we keep the amazing comics events in this city going!

On Sunday, June 2nd, Little Island Comics and The Beguiling welcome creators AARON LEIGHTON and CHRIS KUZMA to the store to celebrate the release of their new books A CHILDREN’S BOOK OF DEMONS and LUNCH QUEST from Koyama Press!

This all-ages event will kick off at Noon in The Beguiling’s gallery space with readings, activity sheets for kids, a chance to get your books signed and lots more fun to come for all-ages!

See you there!

MAY 20: The Beguiling is Closed Victoria Day!

In celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday, The Beguiling and Little Island will be closed on Monday May 20th!

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No, we haven’t found a sudden love of the Queen, we’re just all a little beat from TCAF and preparing for Anime North so we decided it might be nice to take advantage of this holiday!

We’ll be open regular hours the rest of the week!

(Art by Walt Kelly from the cover of Pogo Sunday Brunch)

SHIPPING MAY 8TH 2019

ESCAPSE FROM BITCH MOUNTAIN TPThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on May 8th, 2019
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT 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.

NEW COMICS

AFTERBURN CROSSFIRE #1 (OF 4) 3.95
AGE OF CONAN BELIT #3 (OF 5) 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN APOCALYPSE AND X-TRACTS #3 (OF 5) 3.99
ALIENS RESISTANCE #4 CVR A DE LA TORRE 3.99
ALIENS RESISTANCE #4 CVR B JONES 3.99

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SAT MAY 04: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY AT THE BEGUILING!

Oh geez, where does the time go? Saturday May 4th it’s time for another FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

The Beguiling will be celebrating all day with our selection of FCBD titles! This year, not only will we have a full range of new for 2019 FCBD titles but also a number of other from past years available too!

There will be a limit per person on 2019 FCBD titles (posted in-store), as well as a maximum of one copy each per person per title! On FCBD titles from previous years and other giveaways you can take as many titles as you’d like with a maxiumum of one copy each per person as well!

Not only that but we will have a special BEGUILING-only edition of VIZ’s 2019 FCBD title available in store!!  😎

We’ll also be having a sale in our BACK ISSUE BASEMENT to sweeten the deal! See in-store for details on Saturday!

Things will kick off at 11am when we open and we’ll have titles available all day until they sell out.

See you there!

MAY DAY AT THE BEGUILING

The Beguiling – May Day 
This Wednesday, May 1st  isn’t just  New Comic Book Day– it’s also International Workers’ Day, popularly known as May Day. And there’s so much going on that day in the city, to resist and to voice opposition to the many attacks on civil society from our current governments!
It’s hard to know how a small business like ours can participate in labour actions, especially when both staff and proprietors are fully on-side with the cause! We put our heads together and came up with a few ideas for May Day, and are thinking about other ways  we might show our support in the future too. For now, this is what we came up with!

What do we want? Protest Signs! When do we want them? Some time after 11am!

In solidarity with the rage and resistance we all have, The Beguiling will be offering its gallery space as a free sign-making station (from 11am until things peter out), perfect for stopping by and adding that last bit of flare to your messaging before heading over to Queen’s Park or City Hall.
Bristol board, paint, and other sign-making supplies will be available (courtesy of The Beguiling and Gwartzman’s) for you to use, but BYOStick! In addition,  members of Toronto’s comics community will be on hand to help you out with design, lettering, kerning, etc., to make sure your message looks sharp! Come by! Make a sign! No purchase necessary!

Putting Our Proceeds Where Our Protest Is!

We’re also having a one-day drive to raise funds for four of our favourite charities. 100% of money spent in the shop on May Day on comic back issues will be donated to the following organizations (purchase definitely necessary!):
Whether you want to pick up some 50-cent favourites or spend several hundred dollars on an old Weird Science – all of that cash will go directly to these organizations which are fighting the good fight every day of the year!
 
May Day Reads
The Beguiling carries books to inspire resistance and liberation all year round! We’ve gathered lots of these May Day-themed reads together in one spot – check out the display this week at the shop!
Bonus Contest: Sing for a Discount!
It’s a little-known tradition here at the shop that anyone shopping on May Day who can sing a full verse of The Internationale” – in any language – gets 10% off their purchase of regularly priced, in-stock books and/or comics. This deal is redeemable directly with Peter only, and is available at his sole discretion! Ask in person for more details, and the opportunity to serenade us with the international workers’ anthem!
Thanks very much, and see you on Wednesday!

SHIPPING MAY 1ST 2019

DCEASED #1 (OF 6) VAR EDThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on May 1st, 2019
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT 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.

NEW COMICS

2000 AD VILLAINS TAKEOVER SPECIAL ONESHOT (NET) 0.5
ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #10 (OF 12) 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN PRISONER X #3 (OF 5) 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18 2ND PTG RAMOS VAR 3.99

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TCAF 2019 Posters Now Available!!!

WOW YES THE TIME IS HERE! Fresh from the printer we now have all three TCAF 2019 posters in stock and for sale!

All three posters by TCAF featured guests Junji Ito, Lorena Alvarez and Seth are now in-stock and available at The Beguiling Books & Art (That’s us! 319 College Street) or at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop at Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street)– Posters are $10 each, or all 3 for $20!! Whatta deal!

Total poster size (with show info and sponsor logos) is 13″ wide by 21.5″ tall. Main poster image area is 13″ x 19″.

All three posters are printed on bright matte stock and they look great!! Come see for yourself, or pick ’em up during TCAF, May 11 & 12 at Toronto Referenced Library!

SHIPPING APRIL 24TH 2019

ASCENDER #1The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on April 24th, 2019
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT 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.

NEW COMICS

ACHILLES INC #1 (MR) 3.99
ACTION COMICS #1010 3.99
ACTION COMICS #1010 VAR ED 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN X-TREMISTS #3 (OF 5) 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20 3.99

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SHIPPING APRIL 17TH 2019

SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #2 (OF 6) MICHAEL CHO VARThe following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on April 17th, 2019
All prices are listed in U.S. funds, and will be adjusted for the Canadian exchange rate in store. Variant prices are NOT 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.

NEW COMICS

ADVENTURE TIME MARCY & SIMON #4 (OF 6) MAIN (C: 1-0-0) 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #3 (OF 5) 3.99
AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #3 (OF 5) 3.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 2ND PTG OTTLEY VAR 4.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.HU 2ND PTG COELLO VAR

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