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DEC 14: WE FOUND A HAT! Picture Book Event with Jon Klassen and Friends!

WE FOUND A HAT! Picture Book Event!
With Jon Klassen, Matt Forsythe, John Martz, and special moderator Kyo Maclear
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, 6pm-8pm
@ Toronto Reference Library, 3rd floor Hinton Theatre
Free to attend!

Presented by Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop and Candlewick Press / Penguin Random House Canada, with thanks to Toronto Public Library

Do you like amazing picture books or know someone who does? Or have you ever wanted to MAKE kids picture books but never knew how or where to start? Well then, have we got an event for you!

On Wednesday, December 14th join the staff of Page & Panel as they celebrate the release of We Found A Hat, with author Jon Klassen! To truly celebrate this release, we’ve invited some of Jon’s friends and fellow picturebook creators to join him, and Matt Forsythe (My Name is Elizabeth), John Martz (Burt’s Way Home), and Kyo Maclear (The Wish Tree) will join Jon at the event!

At 6pm, Jon, John, and Matt will take turns presenting from their newest books in a reading/presentation for all ages of attendees. Kids and families welcome.

At 7pm, we’ll take a short break to reset our stage, and then at approximately 7:10pm all four authors will take the stage to discuss how they create their works, and answer audience questions about picture books in a discussion moderated by Kyo Maclear.

Then at 8pm, all four authors will sign copies of their work! The signing may be moved downstairs to page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, just in case we run a little long.

Our thanks to all of the authors for participating, and Penguin Random House and Toronto Public Library, for their help in putting together this event.



Matt Forsythe

Born in Toronto, Matthew Forsythe grew up in London. After publishing his first books, he moved to LA, where he worked on Adventure Time. He now lives in Montreal, working on animations, picture books, and comics. His works include the comics Comics Class, Ojingogo, and Jinchalo, and illustrations for the picture books Warning: Do Not Open This Book, Please! Open This Book, My Name Is Elizabeth, and the forthcoming Spring 2017 title The Gold Leaf.


Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen is the creator of the #1 New York Times bestseller I Want My Hat Back, which was named a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year, and a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year. He returned with another hat and another thief in This Is Not My Hat, which won the Caldecott Medal became a New York Times bestseller. His most recent work is the conclusion of the hat trilogy, I Found My Hat.

He is also the illustrator of House Held Up By Trees, a picture book written by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Ted Kooser, as well as Cats’ Night Out by Caroline Stutson, which won the Governor General’s Award; Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett; and the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood.

Jon Klassen has worked as an illustrator for feature animated films, music videos, and editorial pieces. His animation projects include design work for DreamWorks Feature Animation as well as LAIKA Studios on their feature film Coraline. Other work includes designs for a BBC spot used in the coverage of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, which won a 2010 BAFTA award. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles.


John Martz

John Martz is an illustrator, cartoonist, and designer living in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author of Burt’s Way Home (Koyama Press, 2016), A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2014), Destination X (Nobrow, 2013), and the online comic strip Machine Gum. I am the illustrator of Dear Flyary by Dianne Young (Kids Can Press, 2011), Who’s on First? by Abbott & Costello (Quirk Books, 2013), and Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder (Kids Can Press, 2013).



Kyo Maclear

Kyo Maclearis a novelist, essayist and children’s author. She was born in London, England and moved to Toronto at the age of four. Kyo holds an Honors B.A. in Fine Art and Art History and an M.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of Toronto, and is currently a doctoral student at York University, where she holds a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. She is the author of two acclaimed novels for adults, The Letter Opener and Stray Love, and numerous beloved books for children, including Julia, Child and The Good Little Book. Kyo lives in Toronto where she shares a home with two sons, two cats, a musician and a truckload of books.

OCT31: Project Itoh: The Empire Of Corpses – Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

Beguiling Anime @ The Revue Presents:
THE EMPIRE OF CORPES (Canadian Premiere)
Presented in English
Monday, October 31st, @ 7pm (Doors at 6pm)
Tickets: empireofcorpsesrevue.eventbrite.ca

The Beguiling Anime @ The Revue returns for October with a special Hallowe’en treat: The Canadian theatre debut of Project Itoh: The Empire of Corpses!

Adapted from the Sci-Fi Steampunk Adventure Zombie novel, The Empire of Corpses is a perfectly spooky entry to start your Hallowe’en off right! Come by when the doors open at 6pm to see an array of horror graphic novels and manga from sponsors The Beguiling and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop. As always they’ll be a raffle for all attendees for some goodies.

And bonus: immediately following this screening, The Revue presents a free screening of White Zombie (1932), starring Bela Lugosi.

Revue Event Pricing: $13 General, $10 Members, Students and Seniors.

The Empire of Corpses (Shisha No Teikoku) – Canadian Premiere!
Doors open at 6:00PM | Film at 7:00PM
Directed by Ryôtarô Makihara | 120min. | 14A

From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on an award-winning steampunk dystopian novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.

In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a worldwide race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.


Event: SPIRITED AWAY Screening! Beguiling Anime @ The Revue

Spirited Away Film Screening
Thursday, May 5th, 2016, @ 7PM
@ The Revue Cinema, 400 Rocesvalles Ave, Toronto
Tickets on sale now.

The Beguiling is proud to continue sponsoring The Revue Cinema’s monthly anime screenings, with a special screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY! An absolutely incredible film, packed with rich details that deserves to be seen on the big screen. Page & Panel will be on hand at the screening selling anime-related goodies, and there’ll be prizes too!  See you there!

Japan, 2001, 125min. Eng. dub
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters — shape-shifting phantoms and spirits, some friendly, some less so — and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family. Combining Japanese mythology with Through the Looking Glass-type whimsy, SPIRITED AWAY cemented Miyazaki’s reputation as an icon of inspired animation and wondrous, lyrical storytelling.

Digital print (2K) courtesy GKids Inc.




with Marcus To, Irma Kniivila, and Nimit Malavia
Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 5pm-7pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend

Come one, come all, to the launch of the new mini-series JOYRIDE, illustrated by Toronto’s own Marcus To! Previous of the hacktivist minis, and soon to be regular pencil artist on Nightwing for DC Rebirth, JOYRIDE is a far-future sci-fi series about a group of rebellious young people that bring try to bring down an oppressive government, and all involved getting more than they bargained for!

Marcus To will be signing at Page & Panel on April 21st, the day after the book’s release, and he’ll be joined by Toronto artist and Joyride series colourist Irma Kniivila, AND the first issue’s variant cover artist Nimit Malavia (that’s their cover up-top). It’s gonna be a great signing and a lot of fun, and we hope you’ll come by and check it out!



In the future, Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the dumb World Government Alliance watching over them, training children to join the militarized Allied Youth and eliminating all resistance with a giant ray gun. Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first and leaps before she looks, and when she gets a strange message from outside the barricades of SafeSky, she jacks a spaceship and punches through the stratosphere with an unlikely crew of teens who are totally not ready for what they’re about to find.

SUNDAY: The Comic Book History of Beer Book Launch & Author Talk!


EVENT: The Comic Book History of Beer Book Launch
With author Jonathan Hennessey!
Sunday, October 4th, 5pm-7pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge St. (Enter from Yonge St. doors)
Free to attend

Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop is thrilled to welcome Jonathan Hennessy, writer and researcher of the brand new graphic novel THE COMIC BOOK STORY OF BEER for the official Toronto Book Launch! Join Jonathan at Page & Panel on Sunday, October 4th, at 5pm, for a talk and signing!

This book has been getting RAVE reviews from NPR, Huffington Post, Food Republic and more, and it’s a fascinating subject too! Hopefully you can make it out for the event.

Please note, unfortunately no beer will be served on the premises. But! An official ‘after party’ will happen just down the street (location TBC) where we can all enjoy the fruits of the labours of the fine brewers who inspired this book’s creation.

The Comic Book Story of Beer is now available for sale at The Beguiling and Page & Panel.


UPDATED: You Are A Kitten! Book Launch with Sherwin Tjia Nov 7


You Are a Kitten! Book Launch & Author Talk
Featuring Sherwin Tjia
Saturday, November 7th, 3pm-4:30pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge St.
Free to attend!

Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop will be hosting the Toronto book launch for Sherwin Tjia’s You Are a Kitten!, the third in his pick-a-plot series of books which have also included You Are a Cat! and You Are a Cat in the Zombie Apocalypse!, all from our friends at Conundrum Press. As you might well imagine, they’ve been very popular indeed…!

The launch will take place on Saturday, November 7th, at 3pm with the author in attendance, after he gives his big talk at the Hand Eye Society’s WordPlay event, which is also happening at Toronto Reference Library that day! You really oughtta come by TRL (as we call it) and make a day of it, you know?

All of Sherwin’s books are now in stock at both Page & Panel and The Beguiling. Hooray!

EVENT: Batman Day! With writers Ray Fawkes & Brenden Fletcher!

Saturday September 26th is BATMAN DAY, and The Beguiling Books & Art and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop are celebrating with two great authors signing in-store!

On Saturday, September 26th, meet Brenden Fletcher, writer of ‘Batgirl,’ ‘Black Canary,’ and ‘Gotham Academy,’ and Ray Fawkes, writer of ‘Gotham by Midnight’ and ‘Batman Eternal,’ at BOTH The Beguiling and Page & Panel!

At Both Stores: We’ll be offering an all-day 10% off sale on all in-stock Batman and Batman-related comic books and graphic novels. Batman Day goodies will be available at both stores.

1:00pm-2:30pm: THE BEGUILING will host Ray Fawkes and Brenden Fletcher at 601 Markham Street! As a special bonus, from 1pm-3pm The Beguiling will be offering an extra 10% off all in-stock Batman comics and graphic novels, for a total discount of 20% off!

3pm-4:30pm: PAGE & PANEL will host Fawkes and Fletcher at 789 Yonge Street! As a special bonus, from 3pm-5pm Page & Panel will be offering an extra 10% off all in-stock Batman comics and graphic novels, for a total discount of 20% off!

So we’ll see you Saturday, September 26th for Batman Day!

Event: Kate Beaton Launches ‘Step Aside, Pops!’ @ Toronto Reference Library


Kate Beaton in Conversation
for the release of Step Aside, Pops
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015, 6pm-8:30pm
@ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
FREE, Tickets available starting August 25th


stepasidepops_300dpiThe New York Times bestselling creator of the comic strip Hark! A Vagrant presents its fantastically feminist follow up, Step Aside, Pops. With National Post’s Books Editor Emily M. Keeler.

This event ins produced by the good folks at Toronto Reference Library and The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon. Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop will be on hand with copies of all of Kate Beaton’s books for sale both in shop and at the event as official bookseller! Hooray!



Free tickets become available online August 25th, 2015 at this link:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kate-beaton-tickets-17528868317

Ticket Holders: 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. Ticket holder lineups for sold out events begin as early as 4pm.

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.

Rush Seats: A limited number of rush seats will be made available on the day of the event, beginning at 6 pm. Rush seat ticket holders are not guaranteed admittance and will be admitted into the event at 6:50 pm if seats are available. Unclaimed reservations will be released to customers in the rush seat lineup 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.


EVENT: Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators w/ Dave Ross – Book Launch & Free Drawing Class!

Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators
Book Launch & Free Drawing Class with Author/Artist Dave Ross
Friday, August 14th, 2015, 7pm-8:30pm
@ Page & Panel, 789 Yonge Street

9780385346238 (1)Veteran artist David H. Ross comes to Page and Panel: The TCAF Shop to launch his new book: Freehand Figure Drawing For Illustrators! Perfect for the beginner just starting to learn their craft, and the working artist needing to draw figures without the reference point of a model, the book takes you through Ross’ techniques for learning to draw figures quickly, covering topics including posture, motion and the difference between male and female physique.

At 7pm, join us in Toronto Reference Library’s Beeton Auditorium for a FREE drawing class led by David Ross himself, featuring lessons from the new books, alongside a slideshow and Q&A session.

At 8pm, we’re moving to Page & Panel (just across the Atrium) to hang out with Ross, grab a copy of his book and get it signed!

ABOUT DAVID H. ROSS: David H. Ross is a comics veteran who has had numerous works published by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse, as well as other great comic publishers. He has run comics and illustration workshops for many years, and is co-coordinator and instructor of a 3-year Sequential Arts Diploma program at the Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art and Design in Toronto.