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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

ANNOUNCING: Jon Klassen at Little Island Comics!

Posted by: Andrew on: November 5, 2014

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. […]

A Cat-tastic Double Book Launch with Koyama Press!

Posted by: Andrew on: October 1, 2014

Koyama Press will celebrate National Cat Day by launching two new kids books at Little Island Comics! Join us as we fête John Martz’s A Cat Named Tim & Britt Wilson’s Cat Dad, King of the Goblins. Undertake awesome activities! Meet cartoonists! Read about cats! Have tons of fun! Yippeeeeeeee! CAT-TASTIC DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH! A […]

GOTHAM ACADEMY #1 Launch Event Featuring Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl! Saturday, October 4th, 2014 – FREE To Attend! 12pm: Signing at Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street 7PM: Party! at Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W. 2F  This Saturday, you’re invited to celebrate the launch of DC Comics’ GOTHAM ACADEMY #1, the […]

Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch!

Posted by: Andrew on: September 6, 2014

Little Island Comics is delighted to host the Canadian launch of Toronto cartoonist Eric Orchard’s first full-length graphic novel, Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch. Eric will be signing copies of his new book and doing a live drawing demonstration for kids at Little Island Comics on Saturday, September 20th. Original art from Maddy Kettle will be […]

BOOK LAUNCH: Super Red Riding Hood!

Posted by: Andrew on: August 29, 2014

  Little Island Comics is delighted to announce the book launch for Claudia Dávila’s new picture book, Super Red Riding Hood! It’s a story about a girl who isn’t (very) frightened as she treks through the deep dark woods, thanks to her red (superhero) cape. To find out how she deals with the wolfy villain, […]


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