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  • ON – Kaptara #1 Signing

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    Press Release:

    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.

    ABOUT KAPTARA:
    “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!”

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    The Central
    603 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7
    +1 416-913-4586

    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 – Blue is the Warmest Color Signing

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    Join artist and author Julie Maroh at the Central on Thursday, December 5th, from 7:00pm till 9:30pm for a special evening featuring a discussion of her acclaimed graphic novel Blue is the Warmest Color, adapted into the award-winning feature film released this fall.

    Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France. Visit her website at juliemaroh.com

    Presented by Arsenal Pulp Press and The Beguiling, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Toronto.

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

    ON – The Spectral Engine Signing

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    Author Ray Fawkes appears at The Central on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 from 6pm-9pm!

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    Press Release:

    The Spectral Engine is the unearthly entity that brings together thirteen historically documented ghost stories to tell a timeless narrative of life, death, and redemption.

    The Beguiling and McClelland & Stewart invite you to join critically acclaimed DC Comics writer and graphic novelist Ray Fawkes to launch his newest book.

    Also, don’t miss the original art from The Spectral Engine, currently hung between the first and second floors of The Beguiling!

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

    ON – SineMania Book Launch

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    Sophie Cossette appears at the Central on Monday, October 7th, 2013 from 7pm-9pm.  Courtesy of The Beguiling.

    Press Release:

    ECW Press and The Beguiling invite you to attend a the launch of a phenomenal new book, Sophie Cossette’s Sinemania!, a satircal expose of the lives of the most outlandish movie directors! Go behind the scenes with Welles, Hitchcock, Tarantino, and more in this collection of prose and short comics!

    Cossette will present from the book, reading a very few of the choicest and most salacious of stories, on stage at The Central. All are welcome to attend.

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

    ON – Very Casual/New Comics Signing

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    Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle appear at The Central on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

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    Press Release:

    All are invited to the official Toronto launch of new work by hometown heroes Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle! The boys will be forced on stage to discuss these new works and their impressive young careers with TCAF’s Christopher Butcher. Books New And Old available at the event!

    VERY CASUAL: New from Mr. Michael DeForge after a very successful preview at TCAF. VERY CASUAL is an important new collection of DeForge’s short works, including the Doug Wright Award-winning SPOTTING DEER–it is basically impossible to get everything DeForge does, so get this handy and attractively designed compilation! $15

    LOSE #5: The latest installment of Deforge’s one-man anthology, featuring 3 awesome self-contained short and more, you basically absolutely need this, come get it. $8

    NEW COMICS #1: 3 all new stories by Patrick Kyle (Black Mass, Distance Mover). Awesome stuff. $8

    These works as well as a selection of previous releases by these fine gentlemen will be available for sale at this event.

    Presented by Koyama Press, The Beguiling, and TCAF

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

    TO – Jinchalo Launch Party

    Matt Forsythe appears on Sunday, February 19th, 2012 signs at Little Island Comics from 3pm-4pm and at The Central from 6pm-8pm.

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    Press Release:

    Matt Forsythe is the Doug Wright Award-winning, Eisner nominated author of Ojingogo, a wonderful wordless graphic novel from Drawn & Quarterly Books. Forsythe is also one of the founing editors of the incredibly popular art + inspiration website Drawn: The Illustration Weblog at Drawn.ca, and has done countless illustrations for magazines, websites, and other outlets across the world.

    Now Matt is coming to Toronto to celebrate the releases of a trio of excellent new books for all ages and interests!

    Little Island @ 3pm: Join Matt as he signs and sketches for young fans and their parents at Little Island Comics from 3pm-4:30pm, in support of his first children’s picture book My Name Is Elizabeth. A fun read for parents and grown-ups alike who’ve always hated getting stuck with a nick-name, My Name Is Elizabeth is a New York Times Notable picture book.

    Little Island will have a variety of original paintings by Forsythe from My Name is Elizabeth on display during this event, a rare opportunity to see some of the beautiful originals he’s created, so don’t miss out!

    The Central @ 6pm: Then in the evening, join us for the launch of Jinchalo, Matt Forsythe’s new full-length wordless graphic novel from Drawn & Quarterly, and for his brand new comic book about teaching comics, Comics Class, from Koyama Press! Forsythe will be on stage at The Central (just next door to The Beguiling), and he has put together a great presentation about his new project(s)! Forsythe will be interviewed on stage about creating comics, teaching kids, travelling and more! Plus a signing session will follow.

    It’s gonna be a full, awesome day of great comics, graphic novels, and picture books for all ages. Come on out and enjoy!

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

    TO – Scott Pilgrim Midnight Release Party

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    Bryan Lee O’Malley (!) Monday, July 19th, 9pm-Midnight Scott Pilgrim v6 Midnight Release Party @The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto, Canada

    ALL EVENTS FREE TO ATTEND

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    Presented by Oni Press and The Beguiling With special thanks to The Central, Rocco’s, Butler’s Pantry, Suspect Video, and Mirvish Enterprises. The final volume in the 6-book series, SCOTT PILGRIM VOLUME 6: SCOTT PILGRIM’S FINEST HOUR will be released at midnight on Monday July 19th and we’re doing the celebration up right!

    The Beguiling is proud to be the official location of the Worldwide Premiere of SCOTT PILGRIM VOLUME 6, and to celebrate author Bryan Lee O’Malley will be on hand to sign copies and meet fans, and a there are a ton of great events for fans to participate in! Here’s a quick line-up:

    AT THE BEGUILING, 601 MARKHAM STREET: Open Until 1am – Bryan Lee O’Malley will be signing for fans throughout the evening, and The Beguiling will be selling copies of Scott Pilgrim Volume 1-5, assorted Scott Pilgrim merchandise.
    – Poster artist Michael DeForge will be on hand with copies for sale of the awesome Launch Party Poster!
    – At MIDNIGHT, exchange your copy of Scott Pilgrim Volume 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour!
    – The band SISTER will be giving away copies of their new EP to the first 50 people in line at midnight!

    AT THE CENTRAL, 603 MARKHAM STREET: 8pm-2am
    – A full-line up of great bands for fans of Scott Pilgrim, starting at 9pm! Featuring HURRY HARD, CHANG-A-LANG (featuring Joel from “Crash and the Boys”), SISTER (featuring Lynette and Carla Gillis, formerly of the band Plumtree, composers of the original song SCOTT PILGRIM!), and SOFT AND WET.

    AT ROCCO’S PLUM TOMATO, 585 BLOOR ST. W (at Markham) 8pm-2am
    – The Chill-Out space! Rocco’s will be adding a special menu this evening in addition to their regular. In addition, a live DJ will be spinning chill music all evening and maybe some very special music too!

    AT (the former) DAVID MIRVISH BOOKS, 596 MARKHAM STREET 11pm
    – COSTUME CONTEST! Come dressed as your favourite Scott Pilgrim character! All participants will receive a free prize, grand prize for the best costume!

    AT BUTLER’S PANTRY, 591 MARKHAM STREET 8pm-Midnight
    – Chill out and relax on the patio or indoors! Preview selected tracks from the Scott Pilgrim Versus The Universe movie soundtrack, and more! Plus special guests including tons of folks in the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, prizes and other events! It’s going to be a really fun evening for all ages, so we hope you’ll come out and enjoy this great event!