ON – Just The Tips Launch Party

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Chip Zdarsky appears at The Beguiling on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM!

Press Release:

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.

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

ON – The Secret History of Wonder Woman Signing

shwwJill Lepore appears on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 7:00 PM at The Merril Collection (Inside the Lillian H. Smith Library).

Free to attend

Sponsored by The Friends of The Merril Collection, The Beguiling, and Random House Canada

Press Release:

The Beguiling, The Friends of the Merril Collection, and Random House Canada, are proud to present author Jill Lepore, who will discuss her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman in Toronto! Lepore will speak on the book at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, December 11 in the Merril Collection reading room, on the 3rd floor of the Lillian Smith branch at 7PM.

For those not in the know, Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman is shaping up to be one of the fall’s biggest non-fiction releases, a scintillating and expertly-researched look behind the scenes of the creation of one of North America’s most important modern mythologies! Brilliantly excerpted in The New Yorker, the book is already a must-read for fans of the character as superhero, as feminist icon, and as a gateway to the social mores of the early 20th century. This is sure to be an amazing and entertaining talk!

The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore, is currently available for purchase in-store at The Beguiling.

About The Author:
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her Book of Ages was a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About The Secret History of Wonder Woman:
A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism

Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history.

Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.

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

ON – Spider-Man Unlimited Signing

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Fred Van Lente appears at The Beguiling on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 PM!

Press Release:

The Beguiling and Gameloft are happy to welcome Fred Van Lente, Marvel Comics, and Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited Game Writer, to the shop for a special event! Van Lente will be on hand to sign copies of his books from 4pm-6pm! As a special bonus, the folks from game studio Gameloft will have demo units of the Marvel Spider-Man Unlimited game available to try, which, not-at-all-coincidentally, Fred Van Lente wrote the script for! It’s gonna be a unique event for us, and we’re looking forward to it!

About the author:
Fred Van Lente is the author the Marvel Comics titles Marvel Zombies 3 (and on), Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Power Man and Iron Fist, and much more. His current series include Archer & Armstrong for Valiant, and Howtoons for Image. He has also created the historical comics series’ Action Philosophers and Comic Book Comics, both self-published.

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

ON – Intersect #1 Launch Party

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Ray Fawkes, Chip Zdarsky, and Jim Zub sign at The Beguiling on Wednesday, November 19th from 6:00 -8:00 PM!

Press Release:

The Beguiling is proud to announce that on Wednesday, November 19th, we will be hosting a signing featuring three great Toronto cartoonists being published by Image Comics, and in celebration of the brand new Intersect #1, written and illustrated by Ray Fawkes! Ray will be on hand for the event, and will be joined by his friends and colleagues Chip Zdarsky, artist of Sex Criminals, and Jim Zub, writer of Wayward and Skullkickers.

This will be an in-store event at The Beguiling, beginning at 6pm and going until roughly 8pm. Treats and giveaways for all those who attend!

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

ON – The Wrenchies Signing

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Farel Dalrymple (The Wrenchies) appears on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 7-9PM at The Central! Presented by The Beguiling and First Second Books!

The Beguiling is excited to welcome Farel Dalrymple, author of Pop Gun War and artist of Omega The Unknown, to celebrate the release of his massive new graphic novel The Wrenchies from First Second. Farel will present from the book and sign for fans!

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

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

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