Still to Come in October...


Wednesday September 25th: SEX CRIMINALS #1, A Comic Book Launch Party 

The Beguiling proudly presents:

Sex Criminals #1 – A Comic Book Launch Party
Featuring series creators Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky in attendance.
With host Sasha and special guests Ego Assassin.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013.
@ Wicked Nightclub, 1032 Queen St. W., 2nd & 3rd floor
Doors @ 7PM. Presentations begin at 8PM.
$5 Cover, includes a copy of Sex Criminals #1
Strictly 19+. Private event.

“It’s funny, heartbreaking and real all at once, while also being about sex and crime… One of the best comics I’ve read in years.”

– Ed Brubaker, Fatale, Captain America: Winter Solider

TORONTO—Forget what it sounds like! SEX CRIMINALS is the funny, filthy, brand new comic book from acclaimed writer Matt Fraction and Toronto’s own celebrated illustrator and former mayoral candidate Chip Zdarsky. What’s it about? It’s about a couple of attractive young people who literally stop time when they orgasm, and then, while time is stopped, they rob banks! The Beguiling is gonna throw a hell of a launch party for it on release day, Wednesday September 25th, at WICKED nightclub. Yeah, that WICKED.

The Sex Criminals #1 Comic Book Launch Party is a strictly 19+ event that will feature Messieurs Fraction and Zdarsky as they present and perform from the series and across their repertoires! The evening will be hosted by Toronto’s own sexual advice guru Sasha, and feature live fetishwear demonstrations courtesy of Ego Assassin! Oh, and there’s an honest-to-goodness grotto too, so bring your swim trunks. The entire nightclub will be open to the public for your exploration, and the price to sate your curiosity is only $5, which includes a copy Sex Criminals #1!

Sex Criminals is a new ongoing comic book series written by Matt Fraction (Fantastic Four, Casanova) and illustrated by Chip Zdarsky (Prison Funnies, ‘Extremely Bad Advice’), and published by Image Comics. It will be available in comic stores around the world on Wednesday, September 25th. For interview requests or advance reader copies, contact Chip Zdarsky at zdarsky@gmail.com.


Sunday October 27th 2013: Repeat Pattern Workshop (Part 1), with Jen Hsieh

Join illustrator Jen Hsieh of Sorry You're Happy for an introduction to repeat patterns that will work for fabrics and other surfaces. During this class, learn how to create a repeat by designing and printing from your own lino block.

Noon to 4PM


Purchase a spot here!

A materials list will be supplied to enrolled participants.

Part 2, which will take place on November 24th, will focus on the digital aspects of making your own patterns.


October 26th 2013: The Super Awesome Zine Fair

Organized by OCADU students, Rosena Fung and Stephanie Kenzie, The Super Awesome Zine Fair features upcoming illustrators showing their work to the Toronto community in the spirit of super awesomeness! Zines have long been a means to share ideas; Super Awesome Zine Fair seeks to share local, compelling, and affordable art with the greater public. Come join us for a day of zines, art, and awesomeness!October 26th 2013

10am to 6pm

156 Augusta Avenue


November 16th, 17th 2013: The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Trend Forecasting, with Beatriz Juarez

Another fabulous weekend workshop intensive with art director Beatriz Juarez!

Learn to spot, identify and forecast emerging and future fashion and design trends by analyzing the design elements and the creative process.
We'll analyze the factors likely to affect trends in the future and to spot actual consumer behaviours, and look at the Trend Forecaster's tool kit (processes, techniques, concepts). Then create a well crafted forecast based on the area or subject of preference: fashion, colour, design, fabrics, etc.


Saturday November 16th, from 12 to 5pm


Sunday November 17th, from 12 to 4pm


Book it!


Throughout her 18 year career, Beatriz Juarez has worked with renowned celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Janelle Monáe, Feist, Jessica Chastain, Ricky Martin, Rachel McAdams, Cobie Smulders, Sarah Gadon, Jan Arden, The National Ballet of Canada, The Mirvish Group, Mike Holmes, etc. She has also worked with top models (such as Coco Rocha, Heather Marks, Meghan Collison, Tara Gill), A-list Stylists (Anita Patrickson and Jonas Hallberg to name a few), international Makeup Artists (such as Sam McKnight, Kakuyashu Uchiide) and top fashion photographers (Raphael Mazzucco, Andrew Macpherson, Caitlin Cronenberg and Tess Feuilhade).  She has art directed and produced some of the best-selling issues and covers for the titles she's worked on.