Artist Hugh Rookwood appears at Stadium Comics on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from noon till 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of SPIDER-MAN #1 the all new ongoing series from Marvel Comics starring MILES MORALES as Spider-Man!
499 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7
Writer Ryan Ferrier appears at Alpha Comics on Saturday February 6th, 2016 from 1:00-6:00 PM to sign KENNEL BLOCK BLUES.
Lynnwood Shopping Centre #9
7005 18th Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 1Y1, Canada
Brian Chippendale, Michael DeForge, and Nick Drnaso sign at The Beguiling on Thursday February 18th, 2016 at 7:00 PM!
D&Q has an amazing winter line-up for you: Brian Chippendale (Puke Force) is hitting the road with Michael DeForge (Big Kids) and Nick Drnaso (Beverly), and the date for their Toronto tour stop is Thursday, February 18th, 2016. Come see all three present from their new work and sign and hang out and all that fun stuff. It should be good times.
Cartoonist and Lightning Bolt drummer Chippendale’s debut with Drawn & Quarterly, Puke Force, is a dark and dense social satire that comments on social media narcissism, the malice of the right, and the hypocrisies of the left.
DeForge’s Big Kids is a coming-of-age tale about the transformative years of high school.
Drnaso’s Beverly delves into the barely repressed anxieties and obsessions of suburban teens.
Join Brian Chippendale, Michael DeForge, and Nick Drnaso for an evening of great comics and book signings! Presented by The Beguiling Books & Art and Drawn & Quarterly.
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
Leanne Shapton appears at Type Books in conversation with Sheila Heti on Saturday February 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM.
New York-based illustrator, author, and publisher Leanne Shapton returns to Toronto to launch the new Drawn & Quarterly edition of her modern classic Was She Pretty? A work of unsurpassed originality, Was She Pretty? brings the reader deep into a circle of phantom exes, complete with intimate liaisons, embarrassing secrets, and sardonic anecdotes. Shapton is the author of six books, including the art books Native Trees of Canada and Sunday Night Movies. She won the 2012 National Book Critic’s Circle Award for her memoir Swimming Studies and most recently, in 2014 she co-authored Women in Clothes alongside Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits.
883 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1G5
Daniel Clowes, the Academy Award nominated creator of Eightball, Ghost World and Wilson, appears to speak about his new graphic novel, Patience with Canadian cartoonist Seth on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase beginning at 6pm. Cash or credit.
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
789 Yonge, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
D+Q has an amazing winter line-up for you: Brian Chippendale (Puke Force) is visiting Montreal with Michael DeForge (Big Kids) and Nick Drnaso (Beverly) on Wednesday, February 17th at 7:00 PM. Cartoonist and Lightning Bolt drummer Chippendale’s debut with Drawn & Quarterly is a dark and dense social satire that comments on social media narcissism, the malice of the right, and the hypocrisies of the left. DeForge’s Big Kids is a coming-of-age tale about the transformative years of high school. Drnaso’s Beverly delves into the barely repressed anxieties and obsessions of suburban teens. Join Brian Chippendale, Michael DeForge, and Nick Drnaso for an evening of great comics and book signings!
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
Acclaimed New York-based authors Adrian Tomine and Leanne Shapton return to Librairie D+Q for an event at the Rialto Hall on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Tomine’s New York Times bestseller KILLING AND DYING meditates on mortality, identity, and family in six interconnected stories. Published late last year, it appeared on over twenty best-of lists. Shapton’s modern relationship classic WAS SHE PRETTY? brings the reader deep into a circle of phantom exes complete with intimate liaisons, embarrassing secrets, and sardonic anecdotes. Shapton won the 2012 National Book Critic’s Circle Award for Autobiography and co-authored Women in Clothes with Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits in 2014.
The event will be followed by signing. Tickets available at the link.
5711 avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) is thrilled to announce our initial Featured Guests and Events for TCAF 2016, taking place May 14th and 15th in Toronto, Canada! With over 400 cartoonists scheduled to attend from more than a dozen countries on their way to Toronto this May, we’re getting ready celebrate the very best in comics, graphic novels, bandes dessinées, and manga! Prepare yourself for a week of readings, launches, and art events culminating in a massive, FREE two-day exhibition at Toronto Reference Library, May 14 and 15, 2016!
Every year the Toronto Comic Arts Festival showcases Canada’s incredible comics talent on a world stage by promoting some of our best and brightest creators and publishers, and inviting the attention of the global cartooning community. The 2016 programme builds on our previous successes, with a continued commitment to offer more engaging programming, in multiple formats, focusing on compelling and challenging work being made across the world. Art sales and exhibition, increased programming, and gallery shows are at the core of the 2016 programme, as highlighted by these talented Featured Guests:
And these are just the first eight featured guests among the more than 400 Canadian and International cartoonists participating in the 2016 Festival.
Featured guests will continue to be announced through January, February, and March, with special guests from Germany, Italy, USA, France, Japan, and Canada still to be revealed!
In addition to the programmes mentioned above, TCAF 2016 will also feature several programming spotlights including a special tribute to the wonderful and hardworking Canadian publisher Conundrum Press, on the occasion of their 20th Anniversary, and First Second Books on their 10th Anniversary.
Additional Programs will be announced in February and March, including the CSSC-SCEBD Academic Conference, Library & Educator Day, Word Balloon Academy, Comics Vs. Games 5, Gallery Showings, Screenings, and much more. Visit TCAF online for up-to-the-minute updates.
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2016, Saturday May 14, 9am-5pm, and Sunday May 15, 10am-5pm, @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. Attendance is FREE to the public. Full details on the TCAF website: www.torontocomics.com
Brad Glenn and Bruce Lugli appear at Happy Harbor Comics on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 4:30 PM to celebrate the launch of THE NEW RECRUITS!
Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
A holiday tradition returns, as The Beguiling is once again thrilled to welcome one and all to our almost-annual Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party & Book Launch, featuring our good friend Ryan North! This year Ryan will be joined by a star-studded list of good pals and collaborators on his projects, including Erica Henderson (artist on Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Jughead), Chip Zdarsky (writer on Jughead and Kaptara), Kagan McLeod (artist on Kaptara), and Emily Horne, of the recently-completed comic strip A Softer World! Plus, who knows, a few special guests and a few special books might make an appearance as well! Who knows!?
All of our guests will be getting together for some holiday cheer, with a fun on-stage interview, and a book signing too! Get your comics signed, or buy comics there (courtesy of The Beguiling) to get signed for yourself or for gifts! There’s nothing better than signed comics for Christmas gifts!
Plus, returning for another year is the popular SECRET SANTA event!
If you would like to participate:
– Please bring a wrapped gift with a monetary value of about $5-$10.
– Go to the book sales table and trade your gift for a numbered ticket.
– At 8:30pm, we’ll call out the numbers, and when your number is called you’ll have your choice of the available gifts!
– Please mark on the outside of the gift if your item contains food and especially if it contains common allergens including peanuts, gluten, etc., so that people with allergies will be able to make an informed Secret Santa Selection.
539 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y5, Canada