UPDATED: Free Comics For Kids Day Toronto

Saturday May 3rd, 2008. 12noon – 5pm
Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Ave (at Bathurst Subway Station)
Featuring authors Michael Cho, Steven Manale, and Jeremy Tankard.
Plus, now welcoming Brian McLachlan!

In conjunction with comics industry holiday FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, The Beguiling is teaming up with The Toronto Public Library, Owlkids, and The Burrow Art Centre to present FREE COMICS FOR KIDS DAY! It’s a mini-convention that will feature all kids of events for kids ages 3 and up!

  • Running from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday May 3rd, 2008!
  • Author presentations by top-notch graphic novel artists and authors, at 1pm and 3pm, including story readings, how-to-draw sessions, and more!
  • Art and craft activites provided by The Burrow Art Centre!
  • FREE COMICS and Owl Magazines for kids under the age of 13! Limit of 3 comics/magazines per person, please.

Who are the fantastic authors participating in the event? Check this out!

Jeremy Tankard is an award-winning illustrator and graphic novelist. His first picture book is Grumpy Bird, published by Scholastic, and it’s become an instant classic! Join Jeremy to celebrate the release of his brand-new picture book Me Hungry! published by Candlewick Press. Me Hungry! is a charming story about a little cave-boy trying to find something to eat while his cave-parents are busy with their daily chores! Visit Jeremy online at
(Me Hungry! is recommended for Ages 3+)

Steven Manale is one half of the artistic duo responsible for the awesome Chick and Dee! comics that run monthly in chickaDEE Magazine. Join Steven for the release of the new graphic novel collection of his work You Crack Me Up! from Owlkids, the funniest graphic novel around! Visit Steven online at
(You Crack Me Up! is recommended for ages 6+)

Michael Cho is the artist of the incredibly popular Max Finder Mystery series, which features mysteries that you and Max solve together! There are three Max Finder Mystery books published by Owlkids! Michael will be conducting a presentation on writing and drawing gag-comics with Owl Magazine illustrator Brian McLachlan. Visit Michael online at, and Brian online at
(Max Finder Mystery is recommended for ages 9+)

It’s all going down at The Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Avenue (just west of Bathurst Subway Station) and just around the corner from The Beguiling. And if you’re a more grown-up comic book reader, don’t worry! The Beguiling will be having a more grown-up Free Comic Book Day event as well that day at the same time.

Sponsored by The Toronto Public Library, Owlkids, The Beguiling, The Burrow Art Centre, Penguin Canada, and Scholastic Canada.

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Burrow Art Centre:
Toronto Public Library:
Penguin Canada:
Scholastic Canada:

– Chris