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Happy Pride from Little Island!

Posted by: Andrew on: June 20, 2014

Here at Little Island Comics late June is not just time for parents and kids to stock up on cottage, camp, and backyard reads. It’s also time for us to celebrate all the amazing books for LGBTQ kids and their allies. Drop by the shop over the next few weeks to check out our picks for Pride, and Happy World Pride to you all from Little Island Comics!

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LGBTQ books for kids!

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LGBTQ books for teens!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY THIS SATURDAY, MAY 3RD!

Posted by: Andrew on: April 30, 2014

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Free Comic Book Day 2014
Saturday, May 3rd, 12pm-6pm
Kids Comics @ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street
Teen/Adult Comics @ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
Free to attend

save-the-date-120x240The Beguiling and Little Island Comics are proud to be participating in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014, happening Saturday, May 3rd, from 12noon to 6pm. For those of you who aren’t familiar, we’ll be giving out specially created comic books, free, all day, usually in front of The Beguiling and in the event space at Little Island.

AT LITTLE ISLAND COMICS: Here at Little Island Comics, they will be having their own Free Comic Book Day event for the younger set! Little Island will be welcoming special guest author Eric Orchard, whose book Maddy Kettle is featured in and on the front cover of Top Shelf Kids Club 2014! Eric’s final signing schedule is TBA. All of the kid-oriented FCBD books this year will be available at Little Island Comics.

AT THE BEGUILING: This year, The Beguiling is proud to welcome four great creators! Ed Piskor, creator of Hip Hop Family Tree,Tom Scioli, writer/artist of GI Joe vs. Transformers, Joe Ng, artist of Street Fighter, and Chip Zdarsky, co-creator of Sex Criminals. All creators will be signing and sketching for fans from 12pm-6pm (Chip will be there from 3-6), and copies of their books will also be available for sale.  The Beguiling will also have a great selection of other FCBD books for teens and adults on hand!

Here’s the schedule for Saturday, May 3rd:

11am: Beguiling & Little Island Comics open to the public

12pm: Free Comic Book Day giveaway begins! Teen & Grown-Up comics at The Beguiling, Kids comics at Little Island!

12pm-6pm: Eric Orchard signing at Little Island. Ed Piskor, Tom Scioli, and Joe Ng Signing at The Beguiling.

3pm-6pm: Chip Zdarsky signing at The Beguiling

6pm: Free Comic Book Day Festivities close.

See you this Saturday!

 

Scott Chantler in-store this Saturday!

Posted by: Andrew on: April 5, 2014

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Are you excited about The King’s Dragon?

We are too– that’s why Scott Chantler will be in-store next Saturday, April 12 at noon for a signing of his latest Three Thieves book!

Fourth in the series, this installment ups the ante with more action-packed antics,  long-awaited reveals and teeth-grating suspense.  Stop by to say hi and get your copy signed!

BOOK SIGNING
Scott Chantler’s The Three Thieves: The King’s Dragon
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Signing noon-2pm
Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst St
Free to attend!

Check out scottchantler.com for more!

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Louis Riel Day – holiday hours!

Posted by: Andrew on: February 16, 2014

In celebration of Louis Riel Day on Monday, February 17th, 2014, Little Island Comics will open from 12pm until 6pm.

We’ll return to regular hours the next day.

Manga Dojo Spring Classes!

Posted by: Andrew on: January 24, 2014

Have you always wanted to create your very own manga adventure? Yes? Then, do we have the class for you!

Due to the popularity of Eric Kim’s Manga Dojo this winter, we will be continuing classes into the spring, for 13- to 17-year-olds. Eric will take you through the basics of manga illustration, character creation and story construction. Classes are $120 for eight weeks, and while you can bring your favourite pencils and art supplies with you, you also have the option to buy a kit from Eric.

If your child is interested and falls within the 10- to 12-year range, please contact for possible new classes starting up.

Please contact us for more information, or to sign up, at 416.901.7489 or mail@littleislandcomics.com.

Visit Eric’s website at mangadojo.ca

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Little Island & Beguiling Boxing Day!

Posted by: admin on: December 26, 2013

Hey peeps! We hope you had a good holiday! If you’re planning on heading out into the snow today, be sure to come by The Beguiling and Little Island starting at 9am! We’ve got an amazing sale this year, and considering it’s our only big sale of the year, you won’t want to miss out!

The first part of the sale goes from The 26th to the 30th! No Back-issues or Wall Books are on sale, but almost everything else is!

Keep reading for details!

Starting Thursday, December 26th, at 9am

Just like last year our Boxing Day Sale runs at both The Beguiling and Little Island Comics, and we’re starting the festivities at 9am!  We’re open crazy-early!

As is traditional, we’re doing different sales on different weeks, so please read the below carefully. Oh, and we encourage you to take notes on what the sale items will be from this mailing, so you can remember exactly what you wanted from the shop!

Phase 01: Thurs Dec 26, 9am-5pm until Mon Dec 30, 11am-7pm
General sale, 20%-30% off mostly everything. Tons of deep-discount door crasher specials. No discount on back issues, “Wall Books,” or variant covers. Both stores

Tuesday Dec 31: New Comics Day, no special sales
January 1st: Closed

Phase 02: Thursday January 2nd until Tuesday January 7th.
Back issues on sale! Wall books on sale! Variants on sale! More blanket sales! A more detailed e-mail covering these sales will come next week! Beguiling Only

Weds Jan 8: New Comics Day, no special sales

PHASE 03: January 9th to January 31st
Single issue over stock blow-outs! New comics every week! Different publishers every week! Plus other stuff! More detailed e-mails covering these sales will arrive in your inbox in the coming weeks. Beguiling Only

BOXING DAY SALE PHASE 01

Thursday December 26, 9am-5pm until Monday December 30th, 11am-5pm
(Back issue bins, wall books, variants completely unavailable during this time.)

GROUND RULES

  • Bring your own bags! Save the environment!
  • We reserve the right to refuse sale of any item to any customer for any reason.  We probably won’t do this, but this is a straightforward disclaimer in case there’s any dispute about what is or isn’t on sale.
  • Out-of-print items (books/comics/etc.) are exempt from sale pricing. Determination of ‘out of print’ is at The Beguiling’s sole discretion. Ask at the counter if you’re unsure.
  • Anything put on hold prior to Boxing Day is entirely exempt to sale pricing.
  • Sales cannot be combined with other specials or sales.
  • “Regular Price” is determined as ‘Whatever the book would sell for not on Boxing Day,’ whether that’s U.S. Cover Price, Converted Canadian Cover price, Canadian Cover Price, or Sticker Price.
  • Items released in December 2013 or later are not eligible for sale. Determination for eligibility will be made at the cash register, at our sole discretion.

BACK ISSUE BINS and WALL BOOKS and VARIANTS will not be browsable at this time. They are not on sale, they aren’t even really FOR sale. We are sorry, but we’re focusing on other product during this part of the sale, and we need the space and attention for other things. Thanks!

THE BIG SALE:

The Beguiling & Little Island Comics:
20% Off Almost Everything*
30% Off Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, Dynamite, Boom, Avatar*
50% Off Anime DVD (No discount on Blu-Ray or Miyazaki)
50% Off First Floor Artbooks (Just on the back shelf. Not Counting Tattoo-related books.)
Plus great door-crasher specials!

The Beguiling will be offering a straight 20% off of almost everything* in store. This includes comics, graphic novels, manga, art books, doujinshi, toys, shirts, comics sets, 50 cent bin, postcards and greeting cards, etc. Also, all artbooks on the back shelf are 50% off! This is a great discount!

In addition, The Beguiling’s Second Floor will be offering a special discount on almost all superheroes and other-media properties. Basically, almost all second floor books except manga, including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, Dynamite, Boom, and more, will be 30% off regular price*, with exceptions noted below.

Also, DVDs are 50% off the lowest sticker price!!! (Does not include Blu-ray or anything by Studio Ghibli, or consignment items)

MEANWHILE: Little Island Comics will be offering 20% off of almost everything* in the store. This includes graphic novels, manga, picture books, toys, etc.

In addition, Little Island will be offering a special discount on almost all superheroes and on single-issue comics. All Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, Dynamite, Boom, and Avatar books and comics are 30% off regular price, with exceptions noted below.

*Exceptions: Back Issue Bins, Wall Books, Variants (as mentioned, these will be on sale later), Original Art, Out Of Print books, and all items released in December 2012 or later are exempt from sale pricing. IDW Artist Editions will be 20% off.

KEEP READING FOR DOOR CRASHER SPECIALS!

Door Crashers @ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst Street

ONE COPY PER BOOK, PER CUSTOMER
Smurfs Anthology Volume 1: Reg: $22.99 NOW $13.79! Save 40%
Who is AC?: Reg $17.99 NOW $10.79! 
Cave-In (Brian Ralph): Reg $14.95 NOW $8.97!
Little Endless Storybook: Delerium’s Party: Reg $16.99 NOW $10.19!
Hereville: Mirka Meets a Meterite: Reg $18.95, NOW $11.37!
Three Pigs (Storybook) by David Wiesner: Reg $21.99 NOW $13.19!
Lewis Trondheim (Various Books): Reg $10.99, NOW $6.59!

John Stanley Library: Buy Two Get One Free
Warriors Manga (Cats!): Buy Two Get One Free

Door Crashers @ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street

ONE COPY PER BOOK, PER CUSTOMER

Art Comix
Muse HC, by Dodson & Filippi: REG $34.95 – NOW $10
ALEC: The Years Have Pants: Reg $35.00 – NOW $10
Aaron & Ahmed GN HC: Reg $24.99 – NOW $5
Birdseye Bristoe HC: Reg $19.99 – NOW $5

Superheroes
The New Teen Titans Games HC GN: Reg $24.99 – NOW $10
Wolverine & The X-Men Volume 2 HC: Reg $19.99 – NOW $5
Hitman Vol 6: No Man’s Land: Reg $29.99 – NOW $10
Spider-Man: Black Cat: Reg $16.99 – NOW $3
Mighty Avengers v4: Secret Invasion Book 2: Reg $14.99 – NOW $1
Blue Beetle Vol 1: Reg $14.99 – NOW $5
Fury of Firestorm Vol 2: Reg $14.99 – NOW $2
Fantastic Four by Hickman Vol 1 HC: Reg: $19.99 – NOW $10
Arkham Asylum: Madness: Reg $14.99 – NOW $5
X-Men: The New Age Vol1: End of History: Reg $12.99 – NOW $1
X-O Manowar Vol 1: By The Sword: Reg $9.99 – NOW $3
Frankenstein Agent of SHADE Vol 1: Reg $14.99 – NOW $5

Media Tie-Ins
Darksiders II: Death’s Door GN HC: Reg $12.99 – NOW $3
Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness: Reg $17.99 – NOW $5
Dark Tower: Battle of Jericho Hill: Reg $19.99 – NOW $5

Spooky!
Monocyte Oversized HC: Reg $49.99 – NOW $25
Zombie Survival Guide Reported Attacks GN: Reg $21.00 – NOW $5
Remains (Zombie GN): Reg $19.99 – NOW $5
Criminal Macabre A Cal Macdonald Mystery: Reg $14.95 – NOW $1
Dead @ 17 Ultimate Edition Vol 1: Reg $24.99 – NOW $10 
Joe Hill’s Terrifyingly Tragic Treasury Edition: Reg $9.99 - NOW $3

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Etc.
The Engineer: Construct HC: Reg $9.95 – NOW $5
Kabuki: The Alchemist HC: Reg $29.99 – NOW $5
Grendel: War Child: Reg $24.95 – NOW $3
Hellboy Jr.: Reg $14.95 – NOW $3
Enormous! (Treasury Sized Comic): Reg $9.99 – NOW $1
Wild Children: Reg $7.99 – NOW $1
The Tower Chronicles: Geisthawk: Reg $7.99 – NOW $1

Art Books
Haruhi-ism: Noizi Ito Artworks: Reg $39.99 – NOW $20
The Art of Darksiders II SC: Reg $39.99 – NOW $25
Darkstalkers: Tribute Ltd. Ed. HC: Reg $80.00 – NOW $40

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All this, plus even more can’t-miss specials in store!!

See you at 9am on the 26th!

- Chris @ The Beguiling

Manga-making Classes at Little Island!

Posted by: Andrew on: December 21, 2013

Due to the popularity of Eric Kim’s Manga Dojo workshops, we are now offering a workshop for 10-12 year-olds at Little Island! Classes are $120 for eight weeks.

Call or email us to sign up! Details are below.

Check out Eric’s website at:  mangadojo.ca

 

Holiday Hours at Little Island

Posted by: Andrew on: December 13, 2013

Little Island wishes you a happy holiday! We will be open for extended hours in December. So, whether you’re buying for yourself or for holiday gifts,  head on over for all your comics-shopping needs!

 Here are our hours:

Wednesday, Dec 18:  11am-9pm  Open Late!
Thursday, Dec 19:  11am-9pm  Open Late!
Friday, Dec 20:  11am-9pm  Open Late!
Saturday, Dec 21:  11am-7pm
Sunday, Dec 22:  12pm-6pm

Monday, Dec 23:  11am-9pm  Open Late!
Tuesday, Dec 24:  11am-4pm
Wednesday, Dec 25:  Closed  (Christmas Day)
Thursday, Dec 26:  9am-5pm  Open Early, Closing Early!  (Boxing Day)

 

(Panel from Luke Pearson’s Hildafolk)

 

 

Hallowe’en Comics Now In Stock!

Posted by: admin on: October 19, 2013

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Once again, The Beguiling and Little Island Comics are selling HALLOWE’EN COMIC BOOKS! Give them out instead of candy or chocolate to all of the trick-or-treat’rs in your neighbourhood.

This year there are two formats to choose from!

Halloween Mini-Comics Bundles – 20 comics for $5

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For just $5, Get 20 copies of a great comic book featuring favourite characters and series, or all-new ideas by up-and-comers! A little something for everyone:

Action Lab Vamplets Ghost Pony
Antarctic Zombie Kid
Ape Entertainment Sesame Street
Archaia Pantalones Tx Zombinata
Archie Pals N Gals
Boom Adventure Time
Dark Horse Itty Hellboy
Idw My Little Pony Halloween
Image Comics Super Dinosaur
Oni Press Sketch Monsters
Viz Ben 10 Omniverse

(Mix-and-match bundles may also be available)

Full-size Hallowe’en Comics

STK622247Want a full-sized adventure? For $5, you can get 10 copies of the following full-sized reads (including a few for grown-ups).

BATMAN LIL GOTHAM #1 SPEC ED
BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN #1 SPEC ED
CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SAMPLER
DISENCHANTED DEBUT (Mature Readers)
JUNJI ITO UZUMAKI (Mature Readers)
MISS PEREGRINES HOME PECULIAR CHILDREN
SKYWARD INTO THE GRIM
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
SOULFIRE GENESIS
THOR GOD OF THUNDER #1
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ADVENTURES #1

But wait, there’s more!

We will have some of the bundles available from last year available as well, including Adventure Time, Johnny Boo, and more! See in store for the complete product mix.

Thanks for reading!

- Chris @ The Beguiling

Perfect Your Hallowe’en Look at Little Island!

Posted by: Andrew on: October 11, 2013

We’re delighted to have partnered with Bespoke-Makeup.com to help kids and parents make the most of their Hallowe’en make-up!

PARENTS, GUYS & GHOULS HALLOWEEN MAKE-UP WORKSHOP!
Bespoke-Makeup.com brings Halloween to Little Island Comics
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Workshop: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst St
$25 per child/ $40 for 2 children

Parents and kids seven and older should sign up NOW for a special DIY Halloween Make-up: Five Secrets to Kicking Your Costume Up a Notch workshop led by Bespoke Makeup founder, Coralie D’Souza! Bespoke Makeup is a Toronto based hair and make-up company. Coralie will host an interactive make-up & costume-making class full of tips and techniques for parents and kids putting the final touch on their Halloween costumes. After the workshop, everyone is invited to mingle, and have their photographs taken. Please contact Bespoke-Makeup to sign up for this workshop. You can reach Bespoke-Makeup at 647-390-3178, coralie@bespoke-makeup.com.

Space is limited, so sign up today to be sure to get a spot for you and your little guy or ghoul!grim reaper

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP & PHOTOGRAPH APPOINTMENTS
Bespoke-Makeup.com brings Halloween to Little Island Comics
Thursday, October 31, 2013, Halloween Day
Appointments available from 3:00pm – 6:30pm
@ Little Island Comics, 742 Bathurst St
Faces range from $10 – $50 (prices will be quoted based on difficulty)

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Space is limited, so sign up today to be sure to get a spot!up Artists Alex Kerr & Coralie D’Souza of Bespoke Makeup put the final touches on you or your little ones. Bespoke Makeup is a Toronto based hair and make-up company. Whether you’re visiting from Gotham or a Walker that’s wandered too far north. A little make-up can go a long way this Halloween. Appointments start at 3pm, so drop by after school or before your big night on the town. Please contact Bespoke-Makeup to book your Halloween make-up appointment. Please have your costume ideas ready. You can reach Bespoke-Makeup at 647-390-3178 and email images or ideas to coralie@bespoke-makeup.com.

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