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BOOK LAUNCH: March Grand Prix!

Posted by: Andrew on: July 29, 2015

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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

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Valor Launch Party
with creators in attendance!
Sunday, July 19th, 12pm-2pm
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
Free
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1592918984293271/

Join us to celebrate Valor, a comic anthology about courageous heroines!

Pick up a copy of your own and meet the authors, artists and editors who bring you 200+ pages of kick-butt adventures!

Creators Megan Kearney (Beauty and the Beast), Katie and Shaggy Shanahan (Silly Kingdom), and Meaghan Carter (Take Off) will be in attendance, as well as editors Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon (Namesake).

Canada Day FYI

Posted by: Andrew on: June 30, 2015

Hi all!

In celebration of Canada Day on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, Little Island Comics will be closed! We’ll be back to our regular hours the following day.Canada Chi

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The Princess & The Pony Launch Party
With Author Kate Beaton
Saturday July 4th, 12pm-2pm
@ Little Island COmics, 742 Bathurst Street
Free
https://www.facebook.com/events/1434036030253090/

Hey lovers of great books! Kate Beaton, creator of Hark, A Vagrant!, has created her very first picture book! It’s called The Princess and the Pony, and our friends at Scholastic are publishing it, and Little Island Comics is throwing a party for the release!

Join Kate Beaton and the staff of Little Island on Saturday July 4th, from 12pm to 2pm for a Princess and Pony Party! Meet Kate! Take part in great activities! Have just the BEST Time!

See you there!

Thanks to Scholastic and Kate for setting this up…!

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Victoria Day Hours

Posted by: Andrew on: May 12, 2015

In celebration of Victoria Day, Little Island Comics will be closed on Monday, May 18th 2015! We’ll resume normal business hours on Tuesday the 19th.

Spring Comics Classes at Little Island

Posted by: Andrew on: February 16, 2015

Join us at Little Island for spring Comics Classes with Megan Kearney!

This session, we’ll have 6 weeks of classes, plus a double-class during March Break. You can join us just for the March Break class, or take the entire course.

Our instructor, Megan Kearney, will lead students through the steps of comics-creation, from character design to page layouts; they’ll learn techniques like pencilling and inking, and they’ll be introduced to screen tones and working with art markers.

The March Break Cover & Colour double-class will be on Monday, March 16th, from 1pm – 4pm. Students will create and colour a cover design, and will be supplied with Copic colour markers for this class (included in course fee).

Dates and Payment Info
Classes will be Monday nights, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, except for the March Break Cover & Colour class, which will be 1-4pm on Monday, March 16th.

  • The March Break Cover & Colour class (1pm – 4pm on March 16th) is $75.
  • The full set of classes (6 weeks plus the March Break double-class) will be $199 (tax incl.).

Spring session:
March 9: 5:00 – 6:30pm
March 16 *Special March Break Afternoon Double-Class!*: 1:00 – 4:00pm
March 23: 5:00 – 6:30pm
March 30: 5:00 – 6:30pm
(April 6: No Class!)
April 13: 5:00 – 6:30pm
April 20: 5:00 – 6:30pm
April 27: 5:00 – 6:30pm

Payment options include cash payment on the first day of classes or cheque made out to Megan Kearney. You can also pay by Visa, Mastercard or debit, but a 3% service charge will apply.

Supplies
You can bring your favourite pencils and art supplies with you, or you can buy a kit from Megan with everything you need, on the first day of classes (approx. $35). Colour markers will be supplied for the Cover & Colour March Break class.

Age Range
The approximate age range for this set of classes will be 10-14 years of age, but we do accept younger students who have the interest and focus to follow (and enjoy!) the class. Please inquire if your kid is older, we may have spots available in an advance class.

Registration is open: you can call us at 416-535-9714 to sign up, or email <mail@littleislandcomics.com>.

Check out Megan’s work at: <http://www.thequietly.com/>

We hope to see you there!

Little Island Comics Boxing Day Sale

Posted by: Andrew on: December 26, 2014

Hey folks! We’re having a Boxing Day Sale, from today, December 26th, at 11am, until Tuesday December 30th. The Beguiling’s will continue into 2015. All of the details can be found below, and both shops will have some great stuff available! Come say hi!

Hello! Keeping with tradition we decided to have a Boxing Day Sale again this year! We hope you have/had a great holiday, and we’ll see you at 10am on Friday!

The Beguiling & Little Island Comics
Boxing Day Sales!
Starting Friday, December 26, 10am-7pm
Finishes January 20, 2015.
Different stuff on sale at different times!

Phase 01: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Friday December 26, 10am-7pm (one-day)
@ The Beguiling & Little Island Comics
- General sale, 25% off of almost everything, including in-print books, comics, and graphic novels, plus anime, toys, art books, smut, you name it.
- Amazing Door-Crasher Specials, while supplies last (see list below)
- No discount on back issues, ‘wall books’, or variant covers. Please do not come for these items on this day.
- Does not include items released after December 1, 2014

Phase 02: WALL COMICS, BACK ISSUES

Saturday December 27 to Tuesday, December 30
The Beguiling 
- General sale, 20% off regular price on all in-print books, comics, and graphic novels
- Wall books (i.e.: Back Issues $20 or over) 30% off sticker price.
- Back issue bins (i.e.: Back issues under $20) 50% off sticker price.
- Variant Covers (i.e.: Variant Cover Boxes behind 2nd floor cash) 75% off sticker price or $5, whichever is higher.
- Little Island Comics will continue to have 20% off all store stock from December 27 through December 30.
- This sale does not continue in any form after December 30.
- Does not include items released after December 1, 2014

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Holiday Hours!

Posted by: Andrew on: December 23, 2014

For the holidays, we will be open the following hours:

Monday, December 22nd: 11am-7pm

Tuesday 23rd: 11am-7pm

Wednesday 24th: 11am-3pm

Thursday 25th: CLOSED

Friday 26th: 10am-7pm (Boxing Day)

Saturday 27th: 11am-7pm

Sunday 28th: 12pm-6pm

Monday 29th: 11am-7pm

Tuesday 30th: 11am-7pm

Wednesday 31st: 11am-3pm (New Year’s Eve)

Thursday, January 1st: CLOSED

Friday 2nd: 11am-7pm (Back to normal hours!)

Happy Holidays!

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Panel from Luke Pearson’s Hildafolk.

Winter Comics Classes!

Posted by: Andrew on: November 23, 2014

We’re excited to announce our next session of comics classes at Little Island, which will start in January!

Instructor Megan Kearney will be back, leading students through the steps of comics-creation, from character design to page layouts. Students will learn techniques like pencilling and inking, and they’ll be introduced to screen tones and working with art markers.

This semester, we’re also going to be focusing on completing a comic story in the view to eventually creating an anthology of the kids’ work!

Classes are targeted at 10- to 14-year-olds, but we do accept younger kids! (Contact us for details.)

Dates and payment info:
Classes will be Monday nights, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, and the course fee will be $199 (tax incl.) for 8 weeks of classes, as set out below:

Winter session:
Jan 5th
Jan 12th
Jan 19th
Jan 26th
Feb 2nd
Feb 9th
Feb 16th
Feb 23rd

Payment options include cash payment on the first day of classes or cheque made out to Megan Kearney. You can also pay by Visa, Mastercard or Debit, but a 3% service charge will apply.

Supplies:
You can bring your favourite pencils and art supplies with you, or you can buy a kit from Megan with everything you need, on the first day of classes. The approximate age range for this set of classes will be 10-13 years of age, but we do accept younger students who have the interest and focus to follow (and enjoy!) the class.

Registration is open: you can call us at 416-901-7489 to sign up, or just email mail@littleislandcomics.com

Check out Megan’s work at The Quietly

ANNOUNCING: Jon Klassen at Little Island Comics!

Posted by: Andrew on: November 5, 2014

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We’re delighted to host renowned illustrator Jon Klassen at Little Island Comics on Tuesday, November 18th from 5pm until 7pm. Jon will be giving a short presentation about his work, followed by a book signing.

Jon Klassen has won the Governor General’s Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Caldecott Medal for his awesome illustrations. The creator of I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat, he has also collaborated with Lemony Snicket (The Dark) and with Mac Barnett on his most recent work, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole. We’re so proud and excited to welcome him to Little Island!
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JON KLASSEN IN STORE!

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

5pm – 7pm

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
E-mail: mail@littleislandcomics.com