We are getting ready to start our third official year as the Comic Book Lounge + Gallery and many exciting things are in the works.
Item! Temple of Toys is sticking around. Thanks to everyone who has made the fine folks at ToT feel so welcome at 587A College — they were happy enough with the results in November and December that they are going to stay on for the winter. They continue to offer the best in vintage and collector toys. From Masters of the Universe, TMNT, Star Wars, Marvel Legends and more… if you can’t find what you are looking for at Temple of Toys they will be able to find it for you! Item! Old Man Winter is blowing hard across Southern Ontario at the moment but that doesn’t mean that the comics aren’t hot at the Lounge. With All New Marvel New, new offerings from Image Comics and the 75th Birthday of the Batman (in Detective Comics #27 – out January 8th) there’s lots of great stuff coming out. Item! MIRACLEMAN is back! Yes, on January 15th the lost classic is back in a series collecting the long out of print stories from Warrior and the Eclipse comic series, and Neil Gaiman will be back to finish the Silver Age storyline when the series runs of out the older material to collect. Each issue includes interviews, designs and extra features and is sure to be a must-have for fans and collectors alike.
Item! On Saturday, January 25th from 8pm-11pm it’s Ladies Night V – the night we kick the guys out and make the Lounge an exclusive place for female fandom to meet and network.
Item! Unfortunately due to space issues we will not be able to host a 24 Hour Comic Book Marathon at the Lounge as originally announced.
Item! On Sunday, January 19th the Comic Book Lounge + Gallery will be exhibiting at the Burlington Toy Show
Burlington Toy Show – January 19, 2014
Holiday Inn Burlington
Hotel & Conference Centre
3063 South Service Road
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Early Bird is $10, General Admission is $5, Children under 5 admitted at no charge
Seriously, what would someone like for Christmas more than an original piece of art? What would they appreciate more than having their likeness rendered as a Custom Cartoon Portrait™?
GIVE THE GIFT OF SEAN WARD THIS CHRISTMAS!
And what could be more fun at this special time of year than wearing your Christmas finery and enjoying a bona fide new school old timey Christmas show?
One day only – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 – come join the Christmas Happening at the Lounge!
We will have egg nog, Christmas music, candy canes, and even a special guest or two.
Original Art Services (for really impressive gift giving):
– trading cards
– greeting cards
– 8.5×11 custom sketches & portraits
– full color framed Custom Cartoon Portraits™ (limited available!)
COMICS AND COLLECTIBLES FOR SALE:
– Captain America VS Thor comic book
– Tomorrow Never Knows: A Comics History of the Psychedelic Beatles
– Art Prints
AND MUCH MORE!
Also That Joker Guy will be taking over Temple of Toys i the same space
SHRUB MONKEYS: Shanahanigans Vol. 1 is OFFICIALLY available (for pre-order), and what better way to celebrate but a COSTUME Book Launch Party at The Comic Book Lounge in Toronto.
That’s right, it’s the night before Halloween, so why not dress up? (we will).
Join KT, Shaggy, & HES for food, drinks, prizes, AND a special EXTRA live episode of Shanahanigans Live, co-hosted by the Guys with Pencils, Adam and Andrew.
Join us, won’tchya?
Wed, Oct. 30th * Doors at 7:00pm * Live show at 8:00pm
BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT EVENT
Shrub Monkeys Pre-order:
Comic Book Lounge:
Guys with Pencils
The Comic Book Lounge + Gallery is once again a proud community partner for the Reel Asian Film Festival.
We are a Community Partner and one of the sponsors of the screening of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not Redo) that will be held on Friday, November 8th at 8pm at the Royal Theatre (608 College Street).
For the full schedule of the festival, please visit: reelasian.com.
The Comic Book Lounge will once again be participating in HALLOWEEN COMICSFEST. However, instead of holding the event on Halloween we will be giving out the free Halloween Comics on Saturday October 26th and whatever is left on Sunday, October 27th.
UPDATE: OCTOBER 22nd!
We are adding THOUSANDS OF BACK ISSUES to the inventory this weekend just in time for the sale! Lots of great books from the 80’s and 90’s as well as a longbox of new vintage books for the wall that will be available for the first time including issues of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, MARVEL TEAM-UP, X-MEN, TOMB OF DRACULA, THE SPECTRE and more! PLUS! A fine selection of Marvel magazines, graphic novels and TREASURY EDITION COMICS from the 1970’s!
No artist alley this year, sorry.
HALLOWEEN COMICSFEST SALE — ALL WEEKEND LONG
So here’s how it works:
If you buy two items you get a third item for free. The lowest priced item will always be the free item. There is no limit involved, for every two items you get a third for free. So you can buy six items and get three free, or buy 10 items and get five free. This applies to the following in store items: comic books, graphic novels, sale graphic novels, back issue comics, statues, action figures, POP figures… the only items omitted are (1) indie comics that are at the store on commission sale — please ask (2) select commission based toys (like the Lego sets) (3) any original art and (4) Preordered items (in pull files).
Come by between 3pm and 5pm this Sunday, September 29th for a special signing with SEX CRIMINALS artist and co-creator Chip Zdarsky! Chip will be signing and sketching for fans.
This Saturday night at the Lounge (September 28), the store is hosting our next private Ladies Night event —- basically the guys stay home and the store hosts a social for female fans and professionals to relax and network.
Our last three evenings had been a lot of fun (or at least I’ve been told that as I can’t be there!) and the hosts tell me this should be no different.
The event will run from about 7pm until Midnight. Some refreshments provided by Visions of Utopia, the store, and the evening’s co-hosts.
We wanted to give everyone going the heads up that Dorval Films will be coming in between 7 and 8 to do some coverage of the event to run on their web series COMIC BOOK CULTURE. The reason for the heads up is that the two people covering the event for Dorval Films are guys, and they’ve previously covered the LOW SOCIETY and CYBORG 009 book launches/art shows at the Comic Book Lounge. They promise to be out by 8 after conducting interviews with only those people willing to be interviewed / consent to be on camera. This will be a great chance to promote the positive aspects of this community event to a larger audience.
Also, makeup artist and co-host Jennifer Maciel Bolton tells me she will be bringing her makeup kit.
Speaking of art shows, Marcus To’s Cyborg 009 artwork is still on display at the Lounge and will be up on Ladies Night this Saturday night.