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SAT MAY 6: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
Free comics, great creator signings, and more!

Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 11am-6pm
@ The Beguiling, 319 College Street
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend – Limit 5 Comics Per Person

Update! Page & Panel will now welcome Jay Baruchel (Movies! Captain Canuck!) and Kalman Andrasofszky (Captain Canuck!) signing from 2pm-4pm!

The Beguiling and Page & Panel are happy to announce that they will be participating in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, a day where you can come to either shop and grab a few free comic books, from a special selection of titles that we’ll have available on the day of (list below). And remember, this event is all about introducing new readers to comics, so if you can, bring a friend out, check out the new stores, make a day of it. 🙂

But wait, there’s more! We’re also super lucky to have some great creators who will be signing at both shops on Saturday, doing free sketches for folks and with their own books for sale (and some giveaways too!). Here’s the schedule:

Jason Loo has a new story in the Chapterhouse FCBD book!

The Beguiling

  • 11:00-2:00: Meaghan Carter (Take Off!), Brian McLachlan & Son (Draw Out The Story), Andrew Wheeler (Freelance, Another Castle), and until Jason Loo (Incredible Human-Lizard).
  • 2:00-5:00: The Creators of Toronto Comics Anthology: Steven Andrews, Ally Rom Colthoff, Shawn Daley, and Derrick Chow

Page & Panel: 

  • 11:00-2:00: The Creators of Toronto Comics Anthology: Steven Andrews, Ally Rom Colthoff, Shawn Daley, and Derrick Chow! Plus Danny Zabbal (Life, Death, & Sorcery), and Andrew Sebastian Kwan (GEL).
  • 2:00-5:00: Caitlin Major (Space Pyrates), Kelly Bastow (Moosekleenex) & Luke Humphris (Luke at Sea). Just added: Jenn Woodall!
  • SPECIAL: 2:00-4:00: Update! Jay Baruchel (Movies! Captain Canuck!) and Kalman Andrasofszky (Captain Canuck!) will now be signing the Chapterhouse FCBD special from 2pm-4pm!

See you Saturday, May 6th!

FCBD Header image from Bad Machinery, by John Allison.

Check under the cut to see the list of comics available at both stores for Free Comic Book Day. While supplies last, of course…! This selection may not be available all day…!

Continue reading SAT MAY 6: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

DAVE MCKEAN’S ‘BLACK DOG: THE DREAMS OF PAUL NASH’ MAY 12TH

TCAF and Seneca College present:

BLACK DOG: The Dreams of Paul Nash, by Dave McKean
Friday, May 11th, 2017, Doors at 8:30pm, Performance at 9:00pm

@ The Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St
Tickets: $10. Purchase at tcafblackdog.eventbrite.com

TCAF, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival and Seneca College are proud to present the incredible live performance of BLACK DOG: The Dreams of Paul Nash, by Dave McKean, as part of TCAF 2017. This special multimedia presentation will be performed by McKean, alongside Cellist and Barintone Matthew Sharp and Violinist Clare Haythornthwaite.

Traveling to Canada after its performances in England after being commissioned by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash is a multimedia performance and new graphic novel by illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker and musician Dave McKean. Part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, McKean explores the work of Paul Nash, one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century, whose First World War experiences inspired him to create paintings of disturbing, lasting power.

Doors will open at 8:30pm, with the performance scheduled to begin at 9:00pm. A short Q&A will follow, but there will be no signing at this event. Autograph opportunties will take place at the main Festival on Saturday May 13 and Sunday May 14, see TorontoComics.com for details.

‘I’d like to explore Paul Nash’s role in the birth of modernism and surrealism, and how those movements were actually witnessed by Nash in the dream-/nightmare-like battlefields of the war. He used the landscape that he loved to try to deal with what he’d been through, and to try and find calm and solace beyond.’ Dave McKean

This performance is presented by Seneca College, and by LICAF: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, with special thanks to Dark Horse Comics.

This presentation is part of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, a citywide celebration of comics, graphic novels, and their authors. For more information and full festival programme, visit torontocomics.com.

MAY 12: TCAF KICK-OFF! Celebrating 25 Years of Image Comics!

TCAF Kick-Off: Celebrate 25 Years of Image Comics!
Friday, May 12th, Doors at 6pm, Event from 6:30pm-8:00pm
at Toronto Reference Library, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
Free tickets required! See ticket link below!

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival returns for it’s 9th year to Toronto Reference Library, with a star-studded kick-off event! Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of premiere U.S. comic book publisher Image Comics, the event will see an amazing panel discussion about the history, impact, and future of Image by some of their most famous cartoonists. Featuring Governeor General’s Award nominee Jeff Lemire (Secret Path, Royal City), Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Sana Takeda (Monstress), Emma Rios (Island), Brandon Graham (Island, King City), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Kaptara), and more to be announced, in a rollicking discussion of where Image Comics has come from and where it’s going in the future! A signing will follow.

Tickets are required to attend. Tickets will be made available for FREE on Eventbrite starting Monday, April 17th, at 11:00am. Ticket link: https://tcaf2017.eventbrite.com. Limit 2 per person.

APR 28: Jeff Lemire launches ROUGHNECK @ TPL

Jeff Lemire: Roughnecks and Redemption
Book Launch for the new graphic novel
Friday, April 28, 2017, 7pm-8pm
@ Toronto Reference Library, Appel Salon
Free to attend, tickets required

Presented by Toronto Public Library and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

From the bestselling graphic novelist and TCAF Featured Guest Jeff Lemire, author of Essex County, Underwater Welder, and Royal City, comes Roughneck, a story about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family. Jeff Lemire will be interviewed on stage about his new graphic novel and career, in a special presentation in partnership with TCAF: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

Tickets will be made available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jeff-lemire-roughnecks-and-redemption-tickets-31456721902 starting April 7th at 9am. Event is free to attend.

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Ticket Holders: Limit two tickets per valid email address. Doors open at 6 pm. Please join us for a cash bar reception starting at 6 pm. As most Appel Salon events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend you arrive early.

Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the Appel Salon can accommodate seating for 458 in the main room. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Additional overflow seating as well as standing room is available in the adjoining room.

Accessibility: Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at salonprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca. Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.

Toronto Public Library is committed to the protection of your privacy and will never sell, rent, trade, or disclose your personal information, including your e-mail address, to a third party without your consent or where not explicitly authorized by the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.56.

Uniqlo X The Beguiling in #UniqloMeetsToronto

The Beguiling is proud to team with international fashion retailer Uniqlo to present a unique selection of comics, graphic novels, and merchandise, featuring Toronto creators and works set in and around our fair city at their Toronto Flagship location at The Eaton Centre.

The display and sale is part of Uniqlo’s #UniqloMeetsToronto spotlight on local retailers, and The Beguiling is featured alongside fellow indie retailers Soundscapes, Gravity Pope, and BYOB.

The display will continue through May, and a selection of graphic novels will be rotated through the space during that time. Of course, you’re always welcome to visit us at 319 College Street to see all the greatest graphic novels that Toronto has to offer. 🙂

Our thanks to Uniqlo for setting up this unique retail ‘pop-in.’

NEW SAMMY HARKHAM ARTWORK IN THE ART STORE

Fresh from his appearance at The Beguiling last week, we’re happy to say we have a great selection of new artwork by Sammy Harkham in The Beguiling’s Original Art Store!

You can see all of Sammy’s artwork here:
http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/index.php?cPath=39

And you can see the new pieces in the “General” section here:
http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/index.php?cPath=39_111

The recently added pages include:

Kramers Ergot #5 – Alexander the Greatest Page 01, 02
Crickets #2 – Title Page
Crickets #4 – Page 20, 33, 36, 39
Crickets #5 – Pages 15, 18, 32
Elisha – Pages 01, 02

Sammy Harkham is best known as editor and contributor to the groundbreaking Kramers Ergot series of comics anthologies, as well as for his self-published series Crickets, which is also pretty-darned excellent.  Head over and check out all of his artwork now!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

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New in the Art Store: Jason Lutes’ BERLIN Book One & Two

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The Beguiling has long represented art sales for Jason Lutes, the incredibly talented creator of the series BERLIN, published by Drawn & Quarterly. He was one of our very first clients in fact!

Today we’re happy to announce that Lutes has provided us with all of the remaining original artwork for Berlin Book One (issues #1-#8 of the regular series) and Berlin Book Two (issues #9-#16), and it is all now available for sale on The Beguiling Art Store.

http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/index.php?cPath=31

In addition, we have a very rare piece of promotional art for the series, two strips that ran in Nickelodeon Magazine, and most of the original artwork for Berlin #19.

So please head over to our Original Art store, and check out some of the hundreds of pages of beautiful artwork that Jason Lutes has created over the past two decades.

– Christopher

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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: http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/index.php?cPath=165

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:

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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:

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It’s really cool stuff!

Check it out.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

WELCOMING MARIAN CHURCHLAND & BRANDON GRAHAM TO THE ART STORE!

The Beguiling is proud to announce that it will begin selling the original comics artwork of

Marian Churchland
(Beast, 8house)

Brandon Graham
(King City, Prophet, Multiple Warheads)

Original Art Sales Begin Today, July 1st
Including the brand-new 8house #1: Arclight, released today
http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com

8houseArclight01-2x3-300July 1st: The Beguiling is proud to officially announce that it is now representing the original comics art sales of acclaimed Canadian comics creator Marian Churchland, and creator and Canadian transplant Brandon Graham in its art store. This announcement happily coincides with the release of the pair’s newest collaborative effort, 8house #1: Arclight, published today by Image Comics, with originals from the issue already available for sale at http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/.

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Brandon Graham is probably best known for his signature graphic novels King City and Multiple Warheads, which he wrote and illustrated, and for his reimagining of the Image comic Prophet, which he wrote and drew along with a top team of international artists. His newest projects, the anthology-series Island (launching later this month) and the open-world speculative-fiction series 8house (debuting today) continue to deliver everything his fans have come to love about his work, and then some!

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Joining Brandon for the debut of 8house today is the supremely talented artist Marian Churchland. Creator of the original graphic novel Beast for Image comic, Churchland has also contributed art to series including Elephantmen, Northlanders, Madame Xanadu, and is also co-creating the upcoming series From Under Mountains, due to debut in September 2015.

Speaking of 8house, Marian Churchland has fully illustrated the first two issues of the series, and has made almost all of the original artwork for the first issue available for sale! In addition, Churchland has provided art from several personal projects, and her work on Vertigo’s Northlanders, and it is all currently available in the art store. Brandon Graham has provided a selection of pages from his projects including King City, Multiple Warheads, Prophet, and more, which are now available for sale.

So head over to http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/ to see all of the available pages by both of these fantastic artists, and look forward to seeing even more in the weeks to come!

The Beguiling would like to thank Robin McConnell of Inkstuds for all of his help getting the art together. Check out his regular podcast at http://www.inkstuds.org/, it’s great, and Chris is on it occasionally.

 

 

The Beguiling Artstore Welcomes Kate Beaton!

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The Beguiling Artstore is very happy to welcome Kate Beaton as the newest creator whose original art we represent! Beaton has provided us with about a dozen pieces of her original art, including strips from Hark, A Vagrant!, available for sale for the first time!

You can find the selection of Original Artwork for sale at our online art store in the brand new Kate Beaton section, at http://store.beguilingoriginalart.com/index.php?cPath=158.

Kate Beaton’s Hark A Vagrant! is an incredible and incredibly popular web comic, and her work has been collected in the New York Times bestselling Hark, A Vagrant from Drawn & Quarterly, and Never Learn Anything From History from Topatoco.

– Chris @ The Beguiling