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Kate Beaton’s DRAW! Silkscreen Print



Now in stock, these very handsome DRAW! silkscreen prints, by Ms. Kate Beaton. 2 colour hand-pulled silkscreen, measuring 18 inches x 25 inches, on some really surprisingly lovely paper. Previously only available at the ThoughtBubble show in England. $30, located in the poster rack on the first floor.

– Chris @ The Beguiling

The Beguiling: Year In Review

As we continue the celebration of The Beguiling’s 25th year in existence, we thought we’d take a second to look back at what we feel has been an amazing year for comics and graphic novels in the city, and a banner year for us at The Beguiling, Little Island, and TCAF.

What follows is a list of our special events held throughout 2012. There are 50 of them, which is a big number, but frankly it felt a lot busier than that when I think back on it. (Also, if you want to get invited to or otherwise be made aware of these events, make sure to sign up for our mailing list! Sign up is in the upper-right corner of this page.)

Of course there’s always stuff going on at The Beguiling and Little Island that wouldn’t be listed here–great creators like Jeff Lemire, Jim Zub, Matt Fraction, Kelly-Sue Deconnick, Mo Willems, Seth, Chester Brown, Dave Lapp, and dozens more fine folks stopped by the stores to sign their books this year without an ‘official’ event. Little Island also runs comics making classes and crafts every Saturday, and none of those are included either.  But this is the stuff that we made a big deal of, and that our customers seemed to make a big deal out of too…!

January and February

2012-02-11-AdventureTimeJanuary started out with a month long rotating series of Boxing Day sales at The Beguiling and Little Island… We only do one real sale a year, so we try to make it a doozy. We found our feet and started doing events in February, and our February 11th event for Adventure Time ended up being one of the biggest of the year! We also made the initial announcements for TCAF 2012…

Jan 30  – Welcomed Marco Rudy to the Beguiling Art Store
Feb 11 – Adventure Time #1 Signing with Ryan North & Steve Wolfhard
Feb 19 – Jinchalo, Comics Class, My Name Is Elizabeth Launch with Matt Forsythe
Feb 29 – Bill Everett Archives v1 launch with Blake Bell


2012-03-14-BECKY_CLOONANThe amazing Studio Ghibli film retrospective ran this month at TIFF, and we had our biggest mailing list contest of all time, giving away passes to The Hunger Games movie premiere.

This month also marked the passing of a legend in the comics industry, Jean Giraud (Moebius).

Mar 14 – Crossed Day
Mar 14 – Conan signing with Becky Cloonan
Mar 31 – Mal & Lot Comics Making Party, with Chris Leung and Sondang Sianipar

Continue reading The Beguiling: Year In Review

December 26 – New Comics AND Boxing Day

Bit of a strange year this year, as Boxing Day falls on a Wednesday and so we get a (small) New Comics Day, AND we get The Beguiling’s annual Boxing Day sale.

New Comics on sale Wednesday, December 26th:

Crossed: Badlands #20

Dark Horse
Eerie Presents: El Cid HC
Star Wars Omnibus: Clone Wars V3 TP: The Republic Falls

BOOM! Studios
Deathmatch #1

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #4
Justice League #15
Aquaman #15

The Shadow Special #1

Mara #1
Hip Flask: Ourborous

Avenging Spider-Man #15.1
Amazing Spider-Man #700

(The previously scheduled “TMNT: History of the Foot Clan” from IDW won’t be arriving because of shipping delays.)

As for our Boxing Day sale… well, as always we announce the sale information first to our mailing list. If you want to find out the deal (or the deals), make sure you subscribe! Subscription box up in the top right corner of this website.

Merry Christmas!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

Abominable Charles Christopher HC 2 – Now In Stock


Just in time for the holidays, we’re quite happy to let you know that The Beguiling is stocking copies of Karl Kerschl’s hit comic The Abominable Charles Christopher! Volume 1 (shown left) is available in softcover, and the just-released volume 2 (shown right) is available as a limited edition HC, wrapped in an embossed, faux suede treatment. The HC collects all of the comics from years three and four of the series, along with additional chapter illustrations and a bonus collection of character sketches and biographies at the end of the book.

– Chris @ The Beguiling