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We are delighted to host the launch of Eric Orchard’s new book, Bera the One-Headed Troll! Join us on Aug 13th at 12 noon for a chance to meet Eric, get your copy of Bera signed, and take part in some fun kids comics activities.

We had lots of fun two years ago when we launched his last book, Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch, and you can still view Eric’s original artwork from Maddy Kettle in the store.

See you on the 13th at noon!

BOOK LAUNCH: Bera the One-Headed Troll
Saturday 13 August 2016
12 noon
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto
BERA 3.2

Happy Victoria Day!

Posted by: Andrew on: May 22, 2016

Thomas Younghusband and his Family Meet Queen Victoria and her Family at Crystal Palace - C. Wells

Thomas Younghusband and his Family Meet Queen Victoria and her Family at Crystal Palace – C. Wells

Hi folks! We’re closed tomorrow (Monday, May 23rd) in celebration of Victoria Day! Normal hours resume on Tuesday.

The Little Prince at Little Island and the Royal!

Posted by: Andrew on: April 17, 2016

Great news! We’ve partnered with the fine folks at The Royal in support of their screenings of THE LITTLE PRINCE!

From now until April 30th, any time you purchase books at Little Island Comics, you’ll get a 2-for-1 coupon for tickets to THE LITTLE PRINCE screenings. Also, folks attending the screenings will receive 10% off coupons good for books  at Little Island Comics, The Beguiling, and Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop! Hooray!


Holiday Hours!

Posted by: Andrew on: December 22, 2015


                • 23 DEC – REGULAR HOURS

                • 24 DEC – 11AM to 3PM

                • 25 DEC – CLOSED

                • 26 DEC – 11AM to 5PM

                • 27 DEC – 12PM to 6PM

                • 28 DEC – 11AM to 7PM

                • 29 DEC – 11AM to 7PM

                • 30 DEC – 11AM to 7PM

                • 31 DEC – CLOSED

  • 1 JAN – CLOSED


Local Comic Shop Day at Little Island Comics!

Posted by: Andrew on: November 27, 2015

On Saturday, November 28th, Little Island Comics will be celebrating Local Comic Shop Day! We’ll have a selection of kid- and teen-friendly LCSD exclusives for sale, in addition to our usual selection of every kids comic you could possibly desire! You should come!

There are a bunch of great comics that are Local Comic Shop Day exclusives, some of which are available in super-limited quantities. For the make sure the maximum number of people get a chance to take part, we’ll be instituting an exciting game of chance! Roll the dice for a chance to purchase the rarest of LCSD books!

See you there!Jughead01_LCSD_huge_it_small_portfolio

Bespoke Makeup returns to Little Island for Hallowe’en!

Posted by: Andrew on: October 23, 2015

It’s a Hallowe’en tradition! For the third year running the talented artists of Bespoke Makeup will be getting kids and grown-ups alike ready for their spooky adventures right here at Little Island Comics!


Bespoke Makeup & Hair (www.bespoke-makeup.combrings Halloween to Little Island Comics
Saturday, October 31, 2013 (Halloween Day)
Appointments available from 11:00am – 6:30pm
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst St.

Children’s faces $10 (walk-ins welcome)

Adult make-up will range from $25 – $75 (prices will range based on complexity)

Space is limited, so book your appointment today to be sure to get a spot!

Phone:647-390-3178 Email:

Bespoke Makeup & Hair is a Toronto based hair and make-up company.  Visit for more information.


EVENT: Craig Thompson presents Space Dumplins!

Posted by: Andrew on: September 30, 2015

space dumplins

Little Island Comics is proud to welcome Craig Thompson, author of the new all ages graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS, to Toronto for a special event!

Craig will be presenting from Space Dumplins, his new graphic novel (published by the good folks at Scholastic Canada) on Wednesday, October 28th, at Palmerston Library! Craig will also be signing and sketching for fans, and it’s gonna be a fun event. While the new book is intended for a younger audience, fans of all ages are welcome to attend this free event.

Our thanks to Scholastic Canada, Toronto Public Library, and Drawn & Quarterly for helping us put this event together.


For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can’t just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad is in big, BIG trouble. With her father’s life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together.

Visionary graphic novel creator Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) brings all of his wit, warmth, and humor to create a brilliantly drawn story for all ages. Set in a distant yet familiar future, Space Dumplins weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.


Craig Thompson’s Space Dumplins
Wednesday 28 October 2015, 5:45pm to 8pm
PALMERSTON LIBRARY, 560 Palmerston Ave
Free to Attend

EVENT: Nathan Jurevicius’ JUNCTION

Posted by: Andrew on: September 12, 2015


Little Island Comics is once again proud and delighted to launch an exciting new kids book from Toronto publisher Koyama Press! Please join us on Saturday, October 24th 2015, when we will celebrate the release of Nathan Jurevicius’ Junction.

Junction is a strange and wonderful picture book that appeals to adults and children alike. Nathan will be on hand to sign copies, and we will also have activities and temporary tattoos to mark the occasion! Copies of Junction and other Koyama Press kids titles are available right now at Little Island Comics.


“…aggressively weird, deeply compelling and entirely satisfying…” -Jim Woodring on Jurevicius’ work

KOYAMA PRESS LAUNCH: Junction by Nathan Jurevicius
Saturday, October 24th 2015, 12pm to 2pm
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst St (just South of Bloor)
Free to Attend


EVENT: Chip Zdarsky Signs Jughead #1

Posted by: Andrew on: September 12, 2015


Woo-hoo! We’re delighted to announce that Chip Zdarsky, writer of the newly relaunched JUGHEAD comic series, will make a special visit to Little Island Comics to sign the very first issue on its release day, Wednesday, October 7th!

Chip is the writer of comics for grownups (like “Sex Criminals” and “Howard The Duck”), and that’s cool! But he’s writing this one square for the folks that have ready Jughead and Archie Comics for years–everyone! This is an all-ages event! So parents, feel free to bring your kids by to get a Jughead #1 and get it signed. Grown-ups, feel free to come get your comics signed too, but we want this to be a kid-friendly event, please and thanks, so keep it G-rated.

So we’ll see you in the shop this October for this amazing event! The relaunched Archie #1 is available now in store, by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples.

Wednesday, October 7th, 5pm-7pm
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst St
Free To Attend

BOOK LAUNCH: March Grand Prix!

Posted by: Andrew on: July 29, 2015


Little Island Comics is thrilled to welcome author Kean Soo, creator of the Jellaby series of graphic novels, to launch his brand new all-ages graphic novel March Grand Prix: The Race at Harewood!

March Hare wants to be the fastest and furriest racecar driver around. But first, this rabbit racer will have to prove his skill at the speedway, on the streets, and in the desert. With pedal-to-the-metal illustrations and full-throttle action, March is sure to be a winner!

Kean Soo will be visiting Little Island Comics on Saturday, August 15th, and you’re invited to join him to celebrate the release of the new graphic novel! Kean will be drawing and signing for fans in what is sure to be a hoot! :D

See you then!

BOOK LAUNCH: March Grand Prix
Saturday 15 August 2015
1PM – 3PM
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto

About Little Island Comics

Little Island Comics is the first kids comic book store in North America–maybe even the world! Owned and operated by international comics institution The Beguiling–celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2012–the store features thousands of comics, graphic novels and manga, and a great lineup of programming and events with kids comic and book authors from around the world!

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