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.
SECONDS Book Launch Event
Featuring author Bryan Lee O’Malley
Wednesday, July 30th, Doors 8:30, Event 9pm
@ The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Admission $10/door or FREE with Advance Purchase of SECONDS at The Beguiling
Pre-purchase of SECONDS begin Monday, June 23rd.
One and all! Please welcome Bryan Lee O’Malley, author of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, as he celebrates the release of his new graphic novel SECONDS in Toronto! O’Malley will be interviewed on stage at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema about SECONDS, the massive success of Scott Pilgrim, and the transition between the two.
Admission to this event will be ticketed. Tickets are $10 each at the door or FREE with the Advance Purchase of SECONDS.
SECONDS is officially on sale beginning July 15th. Pre-purchase your copy at The Beguiling, including a FREE event ticket, beginning June 23rd.
The highly anticipated new stand-alone, full-colour graphic novel from Bryan Lee O’Malley, author and artist of the hugely bestselling (and Toronto-set) Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series.
Seconds is a complex and novelistic stand-alone story about a young restaurant owner named Katie who, after being visited by a magical apparition, is given a second chance at love and to undo her wrongs. Fans new and old will love O’Malley’s bold and quirky style infused with his subtle, playful humour.
“In Seconds, Bryan Lee O’Malley plays the angst of youth against the fabric of larger epics. In doing so, he enriches both. At long last, dear reader, one can dream of heroes and monsters and battles beyond this earth while contemplating the virtues of ‘having a thing’ in the grocery pantry. A great ride!”
—Guillermo del Toro“Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds is adorable, haunting, funny, and beautiful. A perfect recipe for a great graphic novel.”
—Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics