ON – Amazing Spider-Man #800 Signing

Press Release:

The Beguiling is thrilled to announce a spectacular, sensational, frankly amazing signing as we welcome powerhouse comics couple STUART & KATHRYN IMMONEN to the store on Wednesday, May 30 starting at 5:00 PM! Their first public appearance/signing in three years is to celebrate the release of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 from Marvel Comics!

Stuart & Kathryn’s credits almost don’t need to be listed—besides THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Stuart has been the artist on such books as STAR WARS, NEXTWAVE, EMPRESS, and FEAR ITSELF; Kathryn has been the writer on such great titles as RUNAWAYS, SIF: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, AGENT CARTER and PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT. If that weren’t enough, together the Immonens have also created the books RUSSIAN OLIVE TO RED KING, MOVING PICTURES and NEVER AS BAD AS YOU THINK. Their work crosses genres and styles and demonstrates that regardless of the format, they are masterful creators in any form of comics.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 is not only a milestone comics event but also marks the end of Stuart’s run on the title, so it’s the perfect occasion to welcome the Immonens at our new location. For this event The Beguiling will also be donating $5 from the sale of each copy of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 to the Immonens’ chosen charity, Trails Youth Initiative! Now THAT is Amazing!

This comic has a cover price of $9.99 US, or roughly $13 CDN, but pre-ordered copies will be sold at $10 CDN. On the day-of, copies of the regular ASM #800 cover will be priced at CAD$12.

Due to the fact that the current run of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN has been selling out on day of release, and the sheer number of special variant covers for this issue, we will be taking pre-orders to help make sure you get the covers you want. While we will be taking pre-orders right up to the event, if you are looking for one of the variant covers please visit our website/see below for details on how to order.
Additional issues of Amazing Spider-Man will be available the day of release, but cannot be pre-ordered.

Stuart and Kathryn will both be on hand to sign copies of their work, with in-store purchase. Head sketches will be available with the day-of purchase of TPB and HC books as well as on sketch covers of Amazing Spider-Man #800. Please note: Stuart will not be doing convention or commission-level sketches, NO EXCEPTIONS.

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The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

ON – Entropy Book Launch

Artist Aaron Costain appears at The Beguiling on Thursday, April 26th at 7:00 PM to launch his debut graphic novel from Secret Acres, ENTROPY! Also Zach Worton will also be on-hand for the event as a very special guest with a  display of a selection of his work.

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The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

ON – The Bad Guys Signing

Aaron Blabey, Australian author of the bestselling The Bad Guys series, appears at the Toronto Library on Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00 PM! Buckle up for the biggest, baddest, most fun-filled event ever – with book signings, giveaways, and a one-of-a-kind experience that lets kids create a custom story with the author!

Toronto Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
416-395-5577

ON – Why Art? Signing + Q&A

Eleanor Davis appears at the Beguiling on Friday, March 9th where will be doing a performance of her book starting at 7:30, followed by a Q&A with Beguiling owner Peter Birkemoe and a chance to get your copies signed!

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The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

ON – Firebug/Gideon Falls Double Launch

Johnnie Christmas and Jeff Lemire appear at the Beguiling on Wednesday March 7th at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of two great new titles from Image Comics, FIREBUG and GIDEON FALLS!

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The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

ON – The Lie & How We Told It

Tommi Parrish appears at The Beguiling on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM to launch their brand-new book from Fantagraphics, THE LIE & HOW WE TOLD IT!

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The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

ON – Dinosaur Comics/The Beguiling Holiday Party 2017

Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Nicholas Gurewitch appear at No One Writes to the Colonel for the Dinosaur Comics/The Beguiling Holiday Party 2017 on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM.

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No One Writes to the Colonel
460 College St., Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A1
416-551-7647

 

ON – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl & Pals Signing

Ryan North, Chip Zdarsky, Michael Cho, and more appear at The Beguiling on Wednesday, November 8th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM to sign Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s SPECIAL ZINE ISSUE! This issue brings together an amazing amount of talent in one book including series creators Ryan North & Erica Henderson, Chip Zdarsky, Michael Cho, Carla Speed McNeil, GARFIELD creator Jim Davis (WHAT) and many many more!

The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

ON – Authors for Indies Day 2017

Press Release:

The Beguiling Books & Art is joining in for its first Authors for Indies Day on Saturday April 29th at the new shop location! Authors for Indies is an event where selected authors come hang out at independent book stores, and volunteer their time as store clerks, recommending great reads! We think The Beguiling is the first comics-focused bookstore to take part, and hopefully it’s something we’ll be able to do for years to come.

Participating authors:

Brian McLachlan, 11am-3pm: Brian is the author of the young-person-oriented Draw Out The Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics, and What Noise Do I Make?, a children’s picture book, both published by Owlkids. Brian has a wide range of taste in comics, and is just as happy suggesting great graphic novels for grownups as he is some of the best comics out there for younger readers.

Claudio Ghirardo, 3pm-4pm: A graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon 19& Graphic Art, Inc., Claudio Ghirardo contributed to small press zines before focusing on freelance illustration and then being a full time artist. He has his own monthly experimental webcomic, “UNTITLED” where he combines modern art with sequential storytelling. He publishes his own graphic novels/zines, and has contributed to numerous anthologies.

The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

ON – Making History: The Cartoon Worlds of Seth

Seth and fellow cartoonist Michael DeForge for a discussion about comics, world-building, and capturing the past on Saturday March 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

SETH · cartoonist · illustrator · book-maker · designer · model-builder · installation artist

For decades Seth has been making and re-making histories – often uniquely Canadian histories – while cultivating a distinctive graphic style that calls to mind a golden age of cartooning. In comics and illustrations, in published sketchbooks, in gallery installations, on New Yorker covers, Seth gives substance to an imagined past that hovers at the edge of memory.

The historical inventions and interventions of his work draw attention to the representation of the past, and in doing so reveal the amount of the artifice involved in the construction of history. By allowing his readers to explore a vividly rendered, materially rich collection of overlapping cartoon worlds, Seth makes tangible a complicated longing for the past.

University of Toronto
170 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3C5, Canada

 

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