ON – Amulet Book Six Launch party

Amulet-6-CoverKazu Kibuishi appears to celebrate the launch of Amulet Book Six: Escape From Lucien at Little Island Comics and the Toronto Public Library on Monday, August 25th 2014!

6:00-7:00 PM @ Toronto Public Library, Palmerston Branch (560 Palmerston Avenue, just North of Bloor)
Talk and Painting Demonstration with Kazu Kibuishi

7:30pm @ Little Island Comics (742 Bathurst, just South of Bloor)
Book Signing with Kazu Kibuishi

Books will be available for purchase at both venues.

Press Release:

The long-awaited sixth volume of the Amulet series will be released next month! Join us as we welcome Kazu Kibuishi on Monday, August 25th for the launch of Amulet Book Six: Escape from Lucien!

The evening’s festivities begin at the Palmerston Branch of Toronto Public Library, where Kazu will give a talk about the Amulet books and demonstrate some of the painting techniques he uses to create the art for Amulet. Admission to the talk is free, and copies of the book will be available for sale on site. Please note that seating is limited, and admission to the talk is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Then, at 7:30, the celebration moves down the street to Little Island Comics, where Kazu will be autographing copies of the new book for fans. Please join us for either or both of these events!

Can’t wait for Amulet Book Six? Why not pre-order your copy from Little Island Comics today? Pre-order a copy (or copies!) of Amulet Book Six from Little Island Comics before Monday, August 25th, and you’ll get an exclusive mini-print of Amulet art when you pick up the book. You can pick up pre-ordered copies at the Launch with Kazu Kibuishi, or whenever it’s convenient for you. Head in to Little Island Comics or The Beguiling to pre-order today!

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Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2R6
Phone: 416-901-7489

ON – The Elsewhere Chronicles Signing

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Press Release:

Little Island Comics is delighted to announce that Bannister, known for his work on The Elsewhere Chronicles (Les enfants d’ailleurs) and Tib & Tumtum (Tib et Tatoum), will be in the store meeting fans and signing copies of his books on Saturday, August 23rd from noon till 4:00 PM! Please join us!

From the ElseWhere Chronicles website:
Bannister has been creating graphic novels since the was 17. Starting in 2002, he gave up “normal” jobs for a life of pencils and pens. His work has appeared in Flight Explorer (Villard Books/Random House) and several editions of the Flight anthology, and he is also the artist for the series Félicité Bonaventure (Éditions Soleil) and Zombie Love Story (Éditions La Boîte Aluminium).

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Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2R6
Phone: 416-901-7489

ON – Boxers & Saints Signing

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Gene Yang appears at Little Island Comics Saturday, September 21st, 2013 from 3:00pm-4:30pm for his new graphic novels Boxers and Saints!

Press Release:

The Beguiling is proud to welcome respected author Gene Yang (American Born Chinese, Eternal Smile) to Toronto for the debut of his new pair of graphic novels, Boxers and Saints. Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes – the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift, the Boxer Rebellion of 1898. American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith.

Gene Yang will visit The Beguiling for an afternoon moderated Q&A session with store manager Christopher Butcher, which will be followed by an in-store signing. This is a rare visit to Toronto for Yang, a highly-regarded New York Times bestselling author, so we hope you can make it out!

Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada
Phone: 416-901-7489

ON – Kevin Keller Signing

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Dan Parent signs at Little Island Comics tomorrow Friday 23 August 2013 from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm!

Press Release:

We’re proud and delighted to announce that Dan Parent will be meeting fans and signing books at Little Island Comics on Friday, August 23rd from 7:30pm until 9pm!

Known for bringing more diversity and inclusion to Riverdale than ever before, Dan Parent has been making Archie comics since 1987. When he introduced Archie Comics’ first out gay character Kevin Keller in 2010, that issue became the first in the 70-year history of Archie to completely sell through. And here at Little Island we know first-hand how much Archie fans young and old love Kevin Keller!

Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada
Phone: 416-901-7489

MO/ON – Jinx Signings

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Press Release:

Archie Comics celebrates the release of Jinx: Little Miss Steps with two signings in two countries! The first signing will take place at Star Clipper in Saint Louis, MO with Eisner award winning artist Rick Burchett on Saturday, May 25th. One week later, Harvey award winning writer J. Torres will sign at Little Island Comics in Toronto, ON on Saturday June 1st.

Both volumes of the critically acclaimed original graphic novel will be available for purchase at the signings which star a teenage spin on the classic Li’l Jinx character, a fan favorite comic strip that runs in the Archie Comics digests.

Rick Burchett signs on Saturday May 25, 2013 from noon till 3:00pm!

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Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110

J. Torres signs on Saturday June 1, 2013 from 11:30 am till 1:00 pm!

Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada
Phone: 416-901-7489

 

ON – Checkers & Dot Signing

J. Torres and Jennifer Lum sign at Little Island Comics on Sunday, 2 December 2012 at 2:00 pm.

Press Release:

Little Island Comics delighted to announce the launch of a lovely new series of black-and-white board books created by comics veterans J Torres and Jennifer Lum. The Checkers and Dot books present high-contrast patterns and rhyming text that’s perfect for little eyes and ears. Plus: the books are adorable! Please join us on Sunday, December 2nd as we celebrate these books and their wonderful creators. J and Jennifer will be on hand to meet their fans and sign copies of the books, and we’ll have some Checkers-and-Dot themed activities for the kids. See you then!

Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada
Phone: 416-901-7489

ON – A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse Signing

Frank Vivia signs at Little Island Comics on Saturday, 1 December 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Press Release:

Little Island Comics excited to announce Frank Viva’s appearance for his new book A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse! Part of the stellar Toon Books line, A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse is great for beginning readers or to share together as a picture book. Kids love the repetition in this story of Antarctic discovery and animal encounters; grown-ups will appreciate the striking art by one of Toronto’s top designers.

Frank Viva started out as an illustrator working for places like Time, Esquire, The New York Times and The Boston Globe. He later began a second career as a graphic designer and now runs a design company in Toronto, Canada. When asked – and sometimes when not – he will lecture about typography, design and things like that. He is a cover artist for The New Yorker magazine and sits on two college advisory boards. Published by Little, Brown, his first picture book, Along a Long Road,was recognized as one of The New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2011.

Please join us on Saturday, December 1st between 2 and 3pm, when creator Frank Viva will read from and sign copies of this gorgeous new release. There will be activities for kids and schmoozing for adults.

Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada
Phone: 416-901-7489

ON – Anna & Froga Signing

Anouk Ricard signs at Little Island Comics on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

Press Release:

Please join us on Tuesday, November 13th, when we’ll welcome French comics creator Anouk Ricard! She’ll be meeting her fans and signing copies of her books for both kids and adults, in English and in French.

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of checking out her Anna & Froga series, drop by on the 13th and peruse these hilarious comics.

Start Your Holiday Shopping with Anna & Froga!

It’s getting to be that time of year, and we think Anouk Ricard’s books are the perfect beginning to your holiday shopping. So, everyone who purchases one of Ricard’s books during her in-store appearance will get 10% off their entire purchase! That’s right – buy Anna & Froga and we’ll give you a deal on all of the comics in the shop! Bring your kids’ wish lists, and give the gift of comics!

Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada
Phone: 416-901-7489

ON – Tomi Ungerer Signing

Illustrator Tomi Ungerer signs at Little Island Comics on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00pm.

Press Release:

Tomi Ungerer is perhaps the most famous children’s book author you have never heard of. Just over 50 years ago, Ungerer landed in New York City with only $60 in his pocket and a suitcase full of drawings. A brilliant illustrator, he became an overnight sensation. Ungerer went on to publish an astonishing 80 books in ten years, including beloved classics Moon Man, Otto, and The Three Robbers.

The Beguiling and Little Island Comics are honoured to host Tomi Ungerer for a special signing event at Little Island Comics on Saturday, September 8th, at 2pm in Little Island Comics’ event space. Ungerer will be signing copies of all of his work, including his work for adults, and a wide selection of books will be available for sale at the event.

The Three Robbers in particular remains one of our favourite children’s books carried at the store, and its darkly humourous message and brilliant and evocative illustrations have made it a classic for generations of parents and children since its original publication in 1962.

Tomi Ungerer is in Toronto as part of the promotional tour for the new film Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story, a documentary about his life and work screening as part of TIFF. While this film is definitely intended for an adult audience, Ungerer’s work has a broad appeal and this signing is intended for readers of all ages.

ABOUT TOMI UNGERER
Tomi Ungerer (b.1931) was born in Strasbourg, in the Alsace region of France. He moved to New York City in 1956 and instantly found success as a caricaturist, illustrator, and children’s book author. As graphic artist he created advertising campaigns for Willy Brandt and The New York Times. In 1998 he was awarded the Hans Christian Anderson Award for Illustration, which is the Nobel Prize of the world of children’s literature. He now divides his time between Strasbourg and Ireland.

ABOUT FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY
“Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story” is a brilliant, original and highly engrossing feature-length documentary depicting the life and times of the best-selling children’s author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer. This French artist’s wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art and biting social satire is fully explored in this entertaining, 98-minute film which will have its North American premiere at TIFF 2012. While you may not be familiar with Ungerer or his work, you will quickly be entranced by the force of nature that is Tomi Ungerer.

Little Island Comics 
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada
Phone: 416-901-7489

ON – The Captive Prince Signing

Scott Chantler signs at Little Island Comics on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 2:00pm!

Little Island Comics 
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada
Phone: 416-901-7489

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