ON – Shoplifter Launch Party

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Cartoonist Michael Cho appears at The Central on Wednesday, September 3rd fro 6:00-8:00 PM for the launch of his new graphic novel Shoplifter! presented by The Beguiling and Random House Canada.

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The Central
603 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7

ON – Wayward Launch Party

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Writer Jim Zub and cover artists Kalman Andrasofszky, Alina Urusov, Adam Warren, and Chip Zdarsky sign on Wednesday, August 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM (presentation at 7:00 PM) at Guu Sakabar. Free to attend (but you are encourage to buy a drink or some food). Bring Cash to buy stuff, rather than cards, please! Presented by The Beguiling.

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Guu SakaBar
559 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y6

ON – The People Inside Launch Event

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Author Ray Fawkes, and interviewer Jeff Lemire appear on Wednesday August 13th, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 PM at The Lillian H. Smith Auditorium!

Press Release:

The Beguiling is proud to present a special event, celebrating the release of Ray Fawkes‘ new graphic novel THE PEOPLE INSIDE! In much the same vein as Fawkes‘ amazing ONE SOUL, THE PEOPLE INSIDE tells the story of 24 different people in a way that only the medium of comics can! Compelling, intertwining narratives and formalist experimentation meld to create a graphic novel that absolutely shouldn’t be missed.

Joining author Ray Fawkes will be acclaimed writer and graphic novelist Jeff Lemire (Trillium, Essex County), who will interview his friend and colleague Fawkes on this new graphic novel.

Presented by The Beguiling, with thanks to The Friends of The Merril Collection and Oni Press.

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Lillian H. Smith Public Library
239 College Street, Toronto, M5T 1R5, ON
416-393-7746

ON – Seconds Signing

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Bryan Lee O’Malley appears on Wednesday, July 30th at 9:00 pm at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema!
Admission $10/door or FREE with Advance Purchase of SECONDS at The Beguiling

Press Release:

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.

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, M5S 1Y3, ON

ON – Through the Woods Book Launch

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The Beguiling and Simon & Schuster Canada welcome Emily Carroll to Toronto on Tuesday, July 15th, to celebrate the release of her new comics collection Through The Woods, in a special event hosted by Sam Maggs.

In this event, Emily Carroll will present from Through The Woods to the assembled audience. A spirited interview with journalist and writer Sam Maggs (The Mary Sue, The National Post) will follow. The event will take place at The Lillian H. Smith Library, home of The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, in their large auditorium.

ABOUT THROUGH THE WOODS & EMILY CARROLL

Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time.

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.

More info on Emily Carroll and her work can be found at www.emcarroll.com

ABOUT SAM MAGGS

Voted “Awesome Geek Feminist of 2013,” Sam is (among other things) a writer and editor for geek girl culture website The Mary Sue, and a games journalist for the National Post. Sometimes you can catch her on MTV Canada, or on her two-lady Let’s Play YouTube channel, “the c_ntrollers.” Sam mostly loves Stargate, Victorian fiction, Pacific Rim, BioWare games, Carol Danvers, and Jeff Goldblum.

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Lillian H. Smith Public Library
239 College Street, Toronto, M5T 1R5, ON
416-393-7746

ON – New Avengers Annual #1 Signing

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Marco Rudy, artist of Uncanny X-Men, Swamp Thing, and more, appears at The Beguiling to sign his newest illustrated work: New Avengers Annual #1! Marco will be in store signing for fans on Wednesday June 25th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, and all are welcome.

The Beguiling
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
Phone: 416-533-9168

ON – An Evening of Criminal Activity

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Ed Brubaker and Darwyn Cooke appear at the Bloor Cinema on Saturday May 10th at 5:00 pm for a screening. A signing will follow at the Beguiling!

Press Release:

Join two of comics’ greatest crime noir authors and Featured Guests of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Ed Brubaker (Criminal, Fatale) and Darwyn Cooke (Parker, Selina’s Big Score), in a special evening of comics and noir! The two will discuss their work and influences with special guest interviewer Cameron Ashley (Crime Factor), and they’ll cover their love of all things down, dirty, and mean. Cooke and Brubaker will then introduce a special screening of one of their favourite crime films, Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door, and are available now online at the link… 

His first feature film, Kubrick’s The Killing chronicles a racetrack heist that goes terribly wrong. Widely regarded as one of Hollywood’s greatest noir achievements, The Killing has influenced generations of crime writers, including Brubaker and Cooke.

Admission to this event is $7 in advance, $10 at the door. The doors for the event will open at 5:00 pm, with the talk beginning at 5:30 pm. If you’re buying through Eventbrite, you will be able to have your ticket verified and exchanged for a general-admission ticket at the theatre beginning at 4:00 pm. Please arrive early and bring a printed ticket to speed entry.

A signing session with both authors will follow the screening. It will be held at The Beguiling Books & Art, 601 Markham Street, a short distance from the event space.

ON – Sex Criminals Signing

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Artist Chip Zdarsky signs at The Beguiling on Wednesday April 16th from 6:00 till 9:00 pm! With a special guest appearance by Tiffy Thompson, the real life Suzie!

The Beguiling
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
Phone: 416-533-9168

ON – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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The Beguiling is proud to welcome two of the creators that are doing official Free Comic Book Day Books, Ed Piskor, creator of Hip Hop Family Tree, and Tom Scioli, writer/artist of GI Joe vs. Transformers. Both creators will be signing and sketching their FCBD books for fans on Saturday May 3rd from 12pm-6pm (with a few breaks in there), and copies of both of their books will also be available for sale. The Beguiling will also have a great selection of other FCBD books for teens and adults on hand!

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The Beguiling
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7

ON – Hellboy Day Signing

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Tonci Zonjic, artist of the Hellboy title LOBSTER JOHNSON, for a special signing at the store in honour of HELLBOY DAY, March 22nd!

Tonci Zonjic will be signing and sketching from 2pm-4pm on the second floor of The Beguiling. In honour of this event (and Hellboy Day!) we will be offering specials on Hellboy comics and graphic novels all day! See in-store for details.

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The Beguiling
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7

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