THE BEGUILING is very proud to present the launch of KAPTARA #1, featuring our good pals Kagan McLeod (he draws it!) and Chip Zdarsky (he writes it!). KAPTARA is the new ongoing Image Comics series by Chip & Kagan, a sci-fi adventure that Chip calls “Like ‘Saga’ but Gay.” (paraphrasing).
Chip and Kagan will join us next-door to the shop at The Central, 603 Markham Street, where they will each have a quick drink, before signing your comics, and entertaining you with stories of its creation, probably!
Kaptara #1 is release to comic stores everywhere on Wednesday April 22nd, but you should probably buy it at The Beguiling Books & Art.
“A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story! Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash land on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive, then Earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed! Join CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals the Duck) and KAGAN McLEOD (Infinite Kung Fu) as they put the “fi” back into “sci-fi” and pretty much disregard the “sci” part in this epic story of punching and love!”
603 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7
ECCC EXCLUSIVES SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#312):
- LOW, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, $35
- THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #9 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, $5 (also available at creator table #II-06)
- DESCENDER #1 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, $5 (also available at creator table #Y-05)
ECCC EXCLUSIVES SOLD AT CREATORS’ TABLES:
- SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 2 hardcover by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, $40 (Table #II-04)
- WAYWARD, VOL. 1 hardcover by Jim Zub and Steven Cummings, $30 (Table #HH-11)
- DESCENDER #1 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, $5 (#Y-05, also available at Image booth #312)
- INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #1 by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko, $10 (#HH-05)
- WAYWARD #6 variants by Jim Zub and Steven Cummings, starting at $5, blank sketch covers for $10 or $25 with sketch (Table #HH-11)
- THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #9 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, $5 (also available at Image booth #312)
PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:
Friday 3/27, Image Comics Presents: ART!
3:30 – 4:20 PM, Hall D (TCC 302)
Image Comics is proud to publish some of the best and brightest artists in comics. Join Benjamin Dewey (TOOTH & CLAW), Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Leila Del Duca (SHUTTER), Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Dustin Nguyen (DESCENDER), and James Harren (RUMBLE) as they discuss creating, influences, learning, and finding your voice.
Saturday 3/28, Image Comics Presents: Your New Favorite Comics
11 – 11:50 AM, Hall C (TCC 301)
Creator-owned comics work because YOU support them. Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS), Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Brandon Graham (PROPHET), Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT), Kurtis Wiebe (RAT QUEENS), Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE), and Greg Rucka (LAZARUS) create some of your favorite comics. How? Why? There’s only one way to find out.
Sunday 3/29, Image Comics Presents: Something For Everybody
2:30 – 3:20 PM, Hall D (TCC 302)
Whether you like crime, westerns, sci-fi, fantasy, or genre mash-ups, Ivan Brandon (DRIFTER), Kelly Sue DeConnick (BITCH PLANET), Jay Faerber (COPPERHEAD), Megan Levens (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN), Joe Keatinge (SHUTTER), Jeff Lemire (DESCENDER), Kurt Busiek (THE AUTUMNLANDS: TOOTH & CLAW), and Landry Walker (DANGER CLUB) know that genre is just a starting point for endless storytelling possibilities. Come pick their brains.
SIGNINGS HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#312):
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
12 – 12: 45 PM: Landry Walker
1 – 1:45 PM: Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen
1 – 1:45 PM: Paul Maybury
1 – 1:45 PM: Matt Fraction
2 – 2:45 PM: Brian Joines
2 – 2:45 PM: Justin Jordan
2 – 2:45 PM: Ryan Ottley
3 – 3:45 PM: Steve Orlando
3 – 3:45 PM: Kyle Higgins
3 – 3:45 PM: Kelly Sue DeConnick
4 – 4:45 PM: Jacob Semahn
4 – 4:45 PM: Megan Levens
4 – 4:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
5 – 5:45 PM: Otis Frampton
5 – 5:45 PM: Ed Brisson & Johnnie Christmas
5 – 5:45 PM: Rick Remender & Matteo Scalera
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
11 – 11:45 AM: Michael Moreci
11 – 11:45 AM: Chris Burnham
12 – 12:45 PM: John Layman
12 – 12:45 PM: Greg Rucka
12 – 12:45 PM: Landry Walker
1 – 1:45 PM: Nick Dragotta & Tom Fowler
1 – 1:45 PM: Anthony Johnston & Justin Greenwood
1 – 1:45 PM: Ryan Ottley
2 – 2:45 PM: Frank Barbiere & Chris Mooneyham
2 – 2:45 PM: Matt Fraction
2 – 2:45 PM: Joe Eisma
3 – 3:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
3 – 3:45 PM: Rick Remender & Wes Craig
4 – 4:45 PM: Joe Keatinge & Leila del Duca
4 – 4:45 PM: Jay Faerber & Brian Joines
5 – 5:45 PM: Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen
5 – 5:45 PM: Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman
6 – 6:45 PM: Ken Kristensen
6 – 6:45 PM: Riley Rossmo
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
11 – 11:45 AM: Kelly Sue DeConnick
11 – 11:45 AM: Landry Walker
11 – 11:45 AM: Joe Keatinge & Leila del Duca
12 – 12:45 PM: Kurtis Wiebe & Tyler Jenkins
12 – 12:45 PM: Brandon Graham & Simon Roy
1 – 1:45 PM: Kurt Busiek & Benjamin Dewey
1 – 1:45 PM: Ivan Brandon
1 – 1:45 PM: Matt Fraction
2 – 2:45 PM: Tim Seeley
2 – 2:45 PM: Stuart Moore & Gus Storms
3 – 3:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:
Barbiere, Frank O-09
Bechko, Corinna HH-05
Brandon, Ivan H-05
Brisson, Ed HH-07
Burnham, Chris T-01
Busiek, Kurt HH-02
Canete, Eric Q-12
Christmas, Johnnie P-06
Craig, Wes CC-06
DeConnick, Kelly Sue II-03
Del Duca, Leila DD-11
Dewey, Benjamin 1214
Dodson, Terry C-19
Dragotta, Nick O-06
Eisma, Joe HH-06
Faerber, Jay GG-02
Fawkes, Ray W-06
Fowler, Tom HH-04
Fraction, Matt II-04
Gillen, Kieron II-06
Glass, Bryan J.L. Z-01
Graham, Brandon DD-12
Greenwood, Justin G-14
Hardman, Gabriel HH-05
Harren, James O-07
Jenkins, Tyler P-07
Joines, Brian GG-02
Jordan, Justin Q-09
Keatinge, Joe DD-11
Layman, John GG-01
Lemire, Jeff Y-05
Lenox, Emi Y-06
Levens, Megan E-12
Maybury, Paul A-13
McKelvie, Jamie II-05
McNeil, Carla Speed F-14
Mooneyham, Chris O-08
Moore, Stuart P-11
Moreci, Michael HH-06
Nguyen, Dustin Y-04
Ottley, Ryan Q-08
Pitarra, Nick O-05
Remender, Rick CC-05
Robertson, Darick R-03
Rossmo, Riley O-05
Roy, Simon DD-12
Rucka, Greg F-09
Scalera, Matteo Q-10
Seifert, Brandon II-11
Stewart, Dave A-10
Templesmith, Ben W-07
Wiebe, Kurtis J. P-06
Williamson, Joshua U-09
Wilson, Matt II-07
Zub, Jim HH-11
Orbital Comics is wildly excited to be hosting Applebee’s favourite son, Chip Zdarsky, for a very exclusive UK signing on Saturday, April 11, to celebrate his new HOWARD THE DUCK series, as well as the release of SEX CRIMINALS Volume 2. Chip will be engaging in signings & ‘stuff’ from 4-6pm, then doing a HOWARD THE DUCK Director’s Commentary after-hours from 7pm. The commentary will be ticketed, with tickets available free with a purchase – more details to follow. This is Chip’s first and only appearance in the United Kingdom, so don’t miss out!
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591
Chip Zdarsky, writer of Marvel’s best-selling Howard the Duck, artist of the hit Sex Criminals, and one of the funniest men in comics, will be signing books and meeting his fans at Curious Comics in downtown Victoria on Sunday March 29, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.
631 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 1M7, Canada
Writer/artist Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Prison Funnies) appears at Big Bang Comics on Monday April 9th at 6:00 PM to sign the first issue of Marvel’s HOWARD THE DUCK!
The Big Bang.
Pembroke District, Dundrum, Dublin Dublin 16
Writer/artist Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Prison Funnies) appears at Big B Comics on Wednesday March 18th from 2:00 till 7:00 PM to sign the first issue of Marvel’s HOWARD THE DUCK!
Big B Comics
6465 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1V4
Announcing the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2015! Over 300 cartoonists from Canada and around the world are on their way to Toronto this May, to celebrate the very best in comics, graphic novels, bandes dessinées, and manga! A week-long Festival of readings, launches, and art events culminating in a massive, FREE two-day exhibition centered at Toronto Reference Library, May 10 and 11, 2015!
For more than a decade, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival has showcased the incredible comics art being made here in Canada, and invited the attention of the international cartooning community. The 2015 programme continues to build on those successes, with an increase in programming, and a renewed focus on Canadian cartoonists from coast to coast!
TCAF 2015 will welcome a remarkable array of authors! Highlights from the author guests include:
Charles Burns: Creator of Black Hole, considered to be one of the most important graphic novels in the Western canon, Burns will be at TCAF to celebrate his recently completed new graphic novel series X’ed Out (Pantheon Books). Burns will also illustrated one of the official posters of the 2015 Festival, to be revealed.
Eleanor Davis: An outstanding cartoonist and editorial illustrator (The New Yorker, New York Times), Davis’ recent graphic novel release How To Be Happy (Fantagraphics) was widely lauded as one of the best graphic novels of 2014, and TCAF is thrilled to welcome this her back to Toronto for the 2015 Festival.
Gurihiru: This dynamic cartooning duo (working under one pen name) hails from Tokyo, Japan, and is beloved in North America for their original graphic novels set in the universe of Avatar: The Last Airbender (Dark Horse). They have also created work for Marvel Comics, Disney, and an array of independent illustration work.
Lucy Knisley: A long-time supporter of the Festival, Knisley’s memoirs and travelogues are well-loved across the continent. Knisley attends as a Featured Guest in 2015, in support of her new travelogue/graphic novel Displacement (Fantagraphics).
Scott McCloud: Creator of the essential comics text Understanding Comics, TCAF will welcome McCloud back to Toronto in support of his acclaimed new graphic novel The Sculptor (First Second Books).
Barbara Stok: Hailing from The Netherlands, Stok has an impressive collection of graphic novels to her credit. TCAF is happy to welcome her as a Featured Guest of the Festival in 2015, in conjunction with her debut English-language graphic novel release Vincent (SelfMadeHero), an important and critically-praised biography of Vincent Van Gogh.
Jillian Tamaki: With her cousin Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki’s 2014 TCAF Debut This One Summer (Groundwood/First Second) took home a Governor General’s Award, a Caldecott Honor, and a Printz Honor. In 2015, Jillian Tamaki will release SuperMutantMagicAcademy (Drawn & Quarterly), her hilarious new graphic novel.
Chip Zdarsky: Hometown favourite and emerging international superstar Zdarsky (a.k.a. Steve Murray) is welcomed as a Featured Guest for 2015! Best-known for his ground-breaking comic series Sex Criminals (with writer Matt Fraction), spring 2015 will see the launch of his new series Kaptara (Image Comics) with fellow Toronto illustrator Kagan McLeod, and a relaunch of Marvel Comics’ Howard The Duck.
And these are just the first nine featured guests among the more than 300 Canadian and International cartoonists participating in the 2015 Festival.
Featured guests will continue to be announced through February and March, with special guests from France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and the U.S. and Canada still to be revealed!
TCAF 2015 will also feature several programming spotlights, including a special tribute to esteemed Canadian graphic novel published Drawn & Quarterly, on the occasion of their 25th 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 4, Gallery Showings, Screenings, and much more. Visit TCAF online for up-to-the-minute updates:
MATT FRACTION and MICHAEL CHABON appear on Saturday, January 31st from 1:30 – 4:00 PM to celebrate and sign the release of the comic book CASANOVA ACEDIA #1 at the Escapist Comic Bookstore. This issue begins the newest story arc of Fraction’s CASANOVA series, a story of a hedonistic thief turned kind-of spy as he navigates the incredibly complex and stunningly psychedelic parallel world of interdimensional global espionage. Back-up story by Pulitzer Prize winning fan of the series, Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay).
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
Kelly Sue DeConnick – Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly (2-4)
Matt Fraction – Hawkeye, ODY-C, Sex Criminals (2-4)
Jeff Parker – Meteor Men, Batman 66, Aquaman (1-3)
David Walker – Shaft, Number 13 (1-3)
Cathy Camper – Lowriders In Space
CHIBI COMICS -So Super Duper, Reignbow and Dee-Va
GT Flynn – Flynn Prints
Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
Chip Zdarsky appears at The Beguiling on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM!
Just in time for the holidays, Chip Zdarsky and The Beguiling Proudly/Ashamedly team to bring you a book launch for the item that will be on all sexy peoples’ wish lists: Just The Tips: A sexual guide by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, authors of Sex Criminals.
What is ‘brimping’? Or ‘Dutch microwaving’? And what is sexy (hint: butt stuff)? All of these questions and many more will be answered in a beautiful little hardcover book for just $12.99. Probably a bunch of questions in there you never thought of, and answers you could’ve done without knowing.
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7