Graphic Novels & Anime @ Keep Toronto Reading

The Beguiling and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival are once again proud to partner with Toronto Public Library for Keep Toronto Reading Month, a month-long celebration of reading and library services. For more on Keep Toronto Reading, please visit

This year The Beguiling is participating in three programs as part of the month of events. We hope you’ll be able to make it out to some of them:

Graphically Speaking
Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
@ North York Central Library

Ever wondered how to publish your comics online? Top Toronto graphic novelists discuss web comics, from developing an idea to publishing and distribution.

• Kate Beaton (History Comics)
• Willow Dawson (100 Mile House)
• Emily Horne (A Softer World)
• Brian McLachlan (The Princess Planet)
• Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics)

• Moderated by Christopher Butcher (, The Beguiling)

Graphically Speaking for Kids Saturday, April 25, 2009 2:00pm – 3:30pm North York Central Library, Room 1

Julie Faulkner from Udon Entertainment (Street Fighter comics) leads a workshop where kids learn the basics of creating comics. For kids ages 9 to 12. To register, call 416-395-5630 – or drop in on the day of.

Anime Bash: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:00pm – 5:00pm North York Central Library, Auditorium

Come in costume and cosplay with other fans. World-class costume designer Jacqueline M. Ward gives tips to designing jaw-dropping costumes. Then catch a screening of acclaimed anime film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Film synopsis:
When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to “leap” backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn’t as simple as it seems, and eventually, will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.

– Chris @ The Beguiling