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Announcing: Matt Forsythe at Little Island!

Posted by: Andrew on: February 8, 2012

Creator Matt Forsythe In Toronto!
For his new books My Name Is Elizabeth, Jinchalo, and Comics Class!
Sunday, February 19th, 2012
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street, 3pm-4pm
Free To Attend

https://www.facebook.com/events/296631887058605/

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!  This event is for kids and grown-ups of all ages!

Matt Forsythe will follow his appearance at Little Island Comics with the launch of Jinchalo, a new full-length wordless graphic novel from Drawn & Quarterly, and his brand new comic book about teaching comics, Comics Class, from Koyama Press! This event will be at The Central at 6pm, and is geared to an adult audience; head over to the Beguiling’s site for details!

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

 

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About Little Island Comics

Little Island Comics was the first comic book store for kids in the whole world!

Unfortunately, due to our entire city block being torn down by a condo developer, Little Island Comics closed up shop on December 30th, 2016. Open for more than five years, Little Island Comics served thousands of enthusiastic young readers, grateful parents, and cool aunts and uncles looking for the perfect gift.

If you're looking to continue buying kids comics and graphic novels and picture books from an independent retailer in Toronto, please consider shopping at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street, as it has a marvelous selection of books for young people. Our big-brother store, The Beguiling Books & Art, is now located at 319 College Street. Beguiling Library Services, and the former staff of Little Island Comics, can be reached at mail@beguilinglibraryservices.com.

We're very proud of all we were able to accomplish, and we greatly appreciate everyone who shopped with us, hosted or attended an event at our shop, or generally just made the store a great place to be.

Sincerely,

The Staff of Little Island Comics