SHOPLIFTER Book Launch and Event
Featuring author Michael Cho
Wednesday, September 3rd, 6PM
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street
Please join The Beguiling and Random House Canada for the official launch of Michael Cho’s SHOPLIFTER, a new graphic novel. Author Michael Cho will be in attendance at the event and read from the work.
“Michael Cho’s Shoplifter, his first graphic novel, is a joy to behold—so beautiful it will make all other cartoonists weep with envy.”
—Seth, author of Palookaville
Corinna Park used to have big plans. Studying English literature in college, she imagined writing a successful novel and leading the idealized life of an author. But she’s been working at the same advertising agency for the past five years and the only thing she’s written is … copy. Corinna knows there must be more to life, but and she faces the same question as does everyone in her generation: how to find it? Here is the brilliant debut graphic novel about a young woman’s search for happiness and self-fulfillment in the big city.
Michael Cho signs BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013, 6:30-9pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
The Beguiling is pleased to welcome acclaimed Toronto illustrator Michael Cho to the store, signing his story in the new BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 anthology. Cho will be in-store on Wednesday, September 4th, from 6:30pm to close, signing and even sketching for fans!
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE is the next iteration of the critically-acclaimed, highly-influential series of black and white stories featuring The Caped Crusader, and written and illustrated by some of the biggest names in contemporary comics. BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1 features a plethora of comics talent, including Michael Cho illustrating a story by Friend-Of-The-Beguiling Chip Kidd! The issue also features contributions from Neal Adams, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, John Arcudi, Howard Mackie, Sean Murphy, and Chris Samnee, with a cover by Marc Silvestri.
Michael Cho is a fantastic Toronto illustrator and comics creator. His most recent major work is Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes, a collection of paintings depicting the gentle urban decay of Toronto published by Drawn & Quarterly. His illustration clients include The New York Times, National Post, Boston Globe, Washington Post, the Village Voice, Billboard, Scientific American, Boston Magazine, Toronto Life, Random House, Penguin Classics, Marvel and DC Comics.