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Boris the Blade
07-28-2005, 07:25 AM
Oh, and just so those of you who don't know, The Beguiling is basically the place in Toronto to get harder-to-find, indie and non-superhero type stuff, so those are the type of reccommends I'm looking for.

TIP
07-28-2005, 07:43 AM
Pick me up some original Cerebus art.

T

Boris the Blade
07-28-2005, 07:44 AM
Pick me up some original Cerebus art.

T
Gimmie de cash and I will.

TIP
07-28-2005, 07:47 AM
Gimmie de cash and I will.

I'm good for it, man.
:wink:

T

Boris the Blade
07-28-2005, 07:49 AM
I'm good for it, man.
:wink:

T
Maybe I'll buy it and use it as papers.

I'm sure Sim probably rolled a few with it.

dEnny!
07-28-2005, 07:53 AM
Capote in Kansas by Ande Parks & Chris Samnee

TIP
07-28-2005, 07:54 AM
Maybe I'll buy it and use it as papers.

I'm sure Sim probably rolled a few with it.

:wink:

T

Chinaski
07-28-2005, 07:56 AM
Anything Optic Nerve, or that was written / drawn by Adrian Tomine

Stray Bullets or Murder Me Dead by David Lapham

Rubber Blankets by David Mazzuchelli (sp?)

Adrian B AWESOME
07-28-2005, 07:57 AM
Capote in Kansas by Ande Parks & Chris Samnee

Is it as good as the buzz for it says?

I'm really interested.

wh park
07-28-2005, 08:17 AM
Usagi Yojimbo

Boris the Blade
07-28-2005, 08:42 AM
More! I must have more!

Brandon191
07-28-2005, 08:47 AM
I've been wanting to try Paul Moves Out. I've flipped through it a couple of times and thought it looked good.

Brandon191
07-28-2005, 09:19 AM
Just curious, Did you get the Invincible HC?

Boris the Blade
07-28-2005, 09:34 AM
Just curious, Did you get the Invincible HC?
I did. It was all right. Got really good towards the end.

Brandon191
07-28-2005, 09:55 AM
I did. It was all right. Got really good towards the end.

If your interested, the fourth trade came out a while ago.

Boris the Blade
07-28-2005, 10:04 AM
If I got one hardcover, I'm going to have to get the rest in hardcover, so I'll wait, even though it could be a while.

I need more recommendations.

*activates Goddard signal watch*

wh park
07-28-2005, 10:07 AM
Damon Hurd's A Sort Of Homecoming & My Uncle Jeff

Boris the Blade
07-28-2005, 11:33 AM
Gimmie some mo'. I'm leaving in an hour for lunch.

who cares?
07-28-2005, 11:37 AM
i should really go to the beguiling sometime.... i heard it's really cool....

but yeah, give Paul Moves out a try........ i've been meaning to get that at some point.....

Jacob Lyon Goddard
07-28-2005, 05:08 PM
*bleep*
*bleep*

did someone activate their Goddard signal watch?

Brandon191
07-28-2005, 05:23 PM
Well Boris, what did you decide to get?

dEnny!
07-28-2005, 05:55 PM
I've been wanting to try Paul Moves Out. I've flipped through it a couple of times and thought it looked good.

I enjoyed it, touching, but I liked his other book too; Paul Has A Summer Job.

Nice production quality too.

Have you read Chester Brown's Louis Riel?

Brandon191
07-28-2005, 05:58 PM
I enjoyed it, touching, but I liked his other book too; Paul Has A Summer Job.

Nice production quality too.

Have you read Chester Brown's Louis Riel?

No I haven't. I haven't read much small press stuff. I did buy Ice Haven last week though.

who cares?
07-28-2005, 06:00 PM
i saw that Louis Riel book... is it a biography of Louis Riel, or is it just some name coincidence thing?

dEnny!
07-28-2005, 06:07 PM
Is it as good as the buzz for it says?

I'm really interested.

I thoroughly enjoyed it. I read In Cold Blood when I found out about Ande's book. It's a solid 120 pages of story that after reading you wish you had another 120 pages. And GORGEOUS art.

Boris the Blade
07-29-2005, 05:20 AM
I didn't go yesterday, so I'm going today instead.

Keep reccommending, I'm planning on getting a lot of stuff. I'm spending a lot of time in the hospital waiting room, so I'm going to get a lot of reading material.

Chester Brown is at The Beguiling pretty often, with his big red backpack. :D

Jacob Lyon Goddard
07-29-2005, 05:26 AM
i saw that Louis Riel book... is it a biography of Louis Riel, or is it just some name coincidence thing?
this is the book you should buy
(i'm basing this on the excerpts i have read)



"The Beguiling" seems like an odd choice of names for a comic shop like this

Boris the Blade
07-29-2005, 05:26 AM
*bleep*
*bleep*

did someone activate their Goddard signal watch?
Yes. Gimmie some reccommendations!

Please. :D

Jacob Lyon Goddard
07-29-2005, 05:27 AM
Yes. Gimmie some reccommendations!

Please. :D
eyes up

Boris the Blade
07-29-2005, 05:27 AM
this is the book you should buy
(i'm basing this on the excerpts i have read)



"The Beguiling" seems like an odd choice of names for a comic shop like this
Perhaps they're trying to be ironic.

They have a section upstairs with superhero stuff but the employees seem to give you strange looks when you peruse it.

dEnny!
07-29-2005, 05:28 AM
i saw that Louis Riel book... is it a biography of Louis Riel, or is it just some name coincidence thing?

Biography of Louis Riel.

Boris the Blade
07-29-2005, 05:30 AM
Anyone know if Alex Robinson's "Tricked" is out yet?

Jacob Lyon Goddard
07-29-2005, 05:33 AM
look for comics from these people (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=8745)

or, grab some anthologies, i've always enjoyed the Top Shelf and SPX collections

Chinaski
07-29-2005, 05:35 AM
Anyone know if Alex Robinson's "Tricked" is out yet?


He and the Top Shelf table were selling it at the San Diego con, but Im not sure if it is in stores yet. I bought a copy but havent read it yet, but plan on doing it soon. The art looks great, and the story sounds interesting. But I do have to say that I think the cover looks pretty dull. I dont like the swiling colors and the heads all over the place. I know its a small petty complaint, but thats about the worst thing I can say about anything I have read from Robinson so far.

dEnny!
07-29-2005, 05:37 AM
Have you read books by creators like Seth (It's A Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, Clyde Fans Book One), Joe Matt (Fair Weather, The Poor Bastard), Joe Sacco (Safe Area Gorazde, Palestine, The Fixer, War's End), James Sturm (The Golem's Mighty Swing, Above & Below), Dylan Horrocks (Hicksville), and Jason Lutes (Berlin, Jar of Fools).

dEnny!
07-29-2005, 05:39 AM
Teenagers From Mars, Filler, and Dead West by Rick Spears & Rob G.

Boris the Blade
07-29-2005, 05:41 AM
Have you read books by creators like Seth (It's A Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, Clyde Fans Book One), Joe Matt (Fair Weather, The Poor Bastard), Joe Sacco (Safe Area Gorazde, Palestine, The Fixer, War's End), James Sturm (The Golem's Mighty Swing, Above & Below), Dylan Horrocks (Hicksville), and Jason Lutes (Berlin, Jar of Fools).
Of these I've read "It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken", "Palestine", "The Fixer", "Wars End", and "Jar of Fools" and pretty much loved all of them.

SeanC
07-29-2005, 06:15 AM
Of these I've read "It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken", "Palestine", "The Fixer", "Wars End", and "Jar of Fools" and pretty much loved all of them.

I work in a comic store and recommended "Jar of Fools" to someone and the woman came back and torn me a new one like you'd never believe. She loved "Blankets" but tore into JOF completely.

Boris the Blade
07-29-2005, 06:23 AM
I don't know if I'd tear into someone for something I don't like. Jar of Fools cost, what? 10 bucks? What a bitch.

SeanC
07-29-2005, 06:27 AM
I don't know if I'd tear into someone for something I don't like. Jar of Fools cost, what? 10 bucks? What a bitch.

I didn't mind being yelled at but it made me question whether or not it was a good book. I just sat there thinking "Man, what if this is a bad read and I just didn't realize it." I've heard so many people talk well of it, though. Must be the bitch-factor.

Jacob Lyon Goddard
07-29-2005, 07:45 AM
Have you read books by creators like Seth (It's A Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, Clyde Fans Book One), Joe Matt (Fair Weather, The Poor Bastard), Joe Sacco (Safe Area Gorazde, Palestine, The Fixer, War's End), James Sturm (The Golem's Mighty Swing, Above & Below), Dylan Horrocks (Hicksville), and Jason Lutes (Berlin, Jar of Fools).
all of these are excellent choices and should be every well read comic fan's collection

Boris the Blade
07-29-2005, 12:12 PM
I got Louis Riel, Capote in Kansas, and one I've been meaning to read, no one reccommended, but I decided to nab anyways, Blankets.

dEnny!
07-29-2005, 12:13 PM
I got Louis Riel, Capote in Kansas, and one I've been meaning to read, no one reccommended, but I decided to nab anyways, Blankets.

I just assumed you had Blankets. :Oops:

Boris the Blade
07-29-2005, 12:18 PM
I only started reading comics a year ago this month, so I'm still buying a lot of stuff people will probably assume I've read. But the important thing is, I got it. :D

Jacob Lyon Goddard
07-29-2005, 12:34 PM
I got Louis Riel, Capote in Kansas, and one I've been meaning to read, no one reccommended, but I decided to nab anyways, Blankets.
those are all very good books, i don't think you'll be disappointed