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BOOK LAUNCH: Super Red Riding Hood!

Posted by: Andrew on: August 29, 2014

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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, come to the launch!

Come for book readings, one at noon and one at 1pm, plus crafts and activities. We hope to see you there!


BOOK LAUNCH: Super Red Riding Hood
Saturday, September 6th
12pm – 2pm
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Super Red Riding Hood

Fall Comics Classes at Little Island!

Posted by: Andrew on: August 23, 2014

Look out, kids: our comic classes for 10- to 14-year-olds are back!

Learn to draw comics and manga, from start to finish! Megan Kearney, back for another season of classes, will walk students though each step of the creative process, from character design to page layouts. Learn techniques like pencilling and inking, and how to use materials such as screen tones and art markers.

 Classes run from 5:00-6:30pm on Mondays, starting Sept 15th, and are $199 (tax incl.) for 8 weeks.

 Have questions or want to register?

Contact us at 416.901.7489 or

Check out Megan’s work, including Beauty and the Beast (on sale at Little Island) here:

Now in Stock: Amulet Book Six!!!

Posted by: Andrew on: August 15, 2014


Announcing: Bannister at Little Island Comics!

Posted by: Andrew on: August 5, 2014

We’re delighted to announce that Bannister, known for his work on The Elsewhere Chronicles (Les enfants d’ailleurs) and Tib & Tumtum (Tib et Tatoum), will be in the store meeting fans and signing copies of his books on Saturday, August 23rd! Please join us!

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Creator Appearance: Bannister
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Saturday, 23 August 2014
12PM until 4PM


From the ElseWhere Chronicles website:

Bannister has been creating graphic novels since the was 17. Starting in 2002, he gave up “normal” jobs for a life of pencils and pens. His work has appeared in Flight Explorer (Villard Books/Random House) and several editions of the Flight anthology, and he is also the artist for the series Félicité Bonaventure (Éditions Soleil) and Zombie Love Story (Éditions La Boîte Aluminium). He blogs on his LiveJournal and his website is here (it’s still in the works).




Kazu Kibuishi launches Amulet Book Six with Little Island Comics and Toronto Public Library

Monday, August 25th 2014

6pm-7pm @ Toronto Public Library, Palmerston Branch
(560 Palmerston Avenue, just North of Bloor)
Talk and Painting Demonstration with Kazu Kibuishi

7:30pm @ Little Island Comics
(742 Bathurst, just South of Bloor)
Book Signing with Kazu Kibuishi

Books will be available for purchase at both venues.


The long-awaited sixth volume of the Amulet series will be released next month! Join us as we welcome Kazu Kibuishi on Monday, August 25th for the launch of Amulet Book Six: Escape from Lucien!

The evening’s festivities begin at the Palmerston Branch of Toronto Public Library, where Kazu will give a talk about the Amulet books and demonstrate some of the painting techniques he uses to create the art for Amulet. Admission to the talk is free, and copies of the book will be available for sale on site. Please note that seating is limited, and admission to the talk is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Then, at 7:30, the celebration moves down the street to Little Island Comics, where Kazu will be autographing copies of the new book for fans. Please join us for either or both of these events!

Can’t wait for Amulet Book Six? Why not pre-order your copy from Little Island Comics today!

Pre-order a copy (or copies!) of Amulet Book Six from Little Island Comics before Monday, August 25th, and you’ll get an exclusive mini-print of Amulet art when you pick up the book. You can pick up pre-ordered copies at the Launch with Kazu Kibuishi, or whenever it’s convenient for you. Head in to Little Island Comics or The Beguiling to pre-order today!


Canada Day FYI

Posted by: Andrew on: June 24, 2014

Hi all!

In celebration of Canada Day on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, Little Island Comics will be closed! We’ll be back to our regular hours the following day.Canada Chi

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!


Posted by: Andrew on: April 30, 2014


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


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!

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 for more!


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.

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