FEB 22: Margaret Atwood & Angel Catbird: Saving Birds, Saving Cats @ TPL

Margaret Atwood & Angel Catbird: Saving Birds, Saving Cats
Featuring Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas Launching Angel Catbird Volume 2, with host Mark Askwith
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 @ 7:00PM
@ Toronto Reference Library, Atrium, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend. No tickets required.

Book Sales provided by Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop

Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas, creators of the graphic novel series Angel Catbird, come together in Toronto to present the launch volume 2 in the graphic novel series, in a wide-ranging interview hosted by Mark Askwith of SPACE.

This event will take place in Toronto Reference Library’s main Atrium. No tickets are required for this event and seating is first-come, first served. Angel Catbird is published in association with conservation charity Nature Canada’s Keep Cats Safe and Save Birds Lives initiative.

Illustration of Johnnie Christmas and Margaret Atwood, by Johnnie Christmas.

 

CONTEST: FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE (CO-PRESENTATION)

The Beguiling is proud to co-present FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE, a new documentary about the first African American hired at Disney in 1956 screening at Hot Docs Bloor Cinema on Sunday, February 19th. It looks like a good one, so if you want to guarantee your ticket to the special presentation with the director and a Skype Q&A with Floyd Norman himself, go grab one now. We’ll also be running a contest this week for tickets! Stay tuned.

Doc Soup Sundays: FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE

Pick an influential era of American animation within the last 60 years, and there is a good chance Floyd Norman was there. In 1956, he was the first African American hired at Disney, starting a career that also took him to Hanna-Barbera and Pixar. He was forcibly retired at 65, but his creativity is matched only by his tenacity, so he continues to work out of a vacant cubicle at Disney publishing. “I miss being around the action,” says Norman. “I found an empty office and I moved in. I was probably in violation of some rule or law or whatever, but there I was.” Whether facing racism or ageism, this self-avowed troublemaker never backs down.

Filmmaker Michael Fiore will be in attendance for a Skype Q&A with Floyd Norman.
SUN, FEB 19, 11:00 AM
Details: http://ow.ly/tSS03085Xl6

WIN 1 of 8 DOUBLE-PASSES TO THE EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE!

To enter to win one of 8 double passes for the advance screening of FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE on February 19th, all you all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-left corner of beguilingbooksandart.com), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “ANIMATED LIFE” in the subject line, to  beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, February 13th, 2017, at 11am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “ANIMATED LIFE” and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday, February 13th, 2017, at 11am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck to all entrants! And yes, you can absolutely enter this contest AND any other contest we have going on at the same time. 

CONTEST: Win Passes to an advance screening of FIST FIGHT

We’ve got another interesting film contest for ya! This time, it’s for an advance screening of FIST FIGHT, a new comedy starring Charlie Day and Ice Cube.

“On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and may end up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed.”

The film opens in theatres on February 17th, but if you wanna see it early here’s your chance:

WIN 1 of 3 DOUBLE-PASSES TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF FIST FIGHT!

To enter to win one of 3 double passes for an advance screening of FIST FIGHT, starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day on February 15th, all you all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-left corner of beguilingbooksandart.com), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “FIST FIGHT” in the subject line, to  beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, February 13th, 2017, at 11am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “FIST FIGHT” and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Monday, February 13th, 2017, at 11am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck to all entrants! And yes, you can absolutely enter this contest AND any other contest we have going on at the same time. 

CONTEST: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE – WIN ADVANCE SCREENING PASSES

The Beguiling is back in black and yellow and offering 2 advance screening passes to see THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE on February 8th, 2017–2 days before it opens to the public on February 10th!

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Featuring Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes.

WIN 1 of 2 DOUBLE-PASSES TO A SPECIAL FEBRUARY 8TH ADVANCE SCREENING OF THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE!

To enter to win one of 2 double passes for the advance screening of THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE February 8th, all you all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-left corner of beguilingbooksandart.com), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “BACK IN BLACK AND YELLOW” in the subject line, to  beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, at 11am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “BACK IN BLACK AND YELLOW” and must be sent to beguilingcontests@gmail.com.
  2. Entries must be made from an e-mail address subscribed to The Beguiling’s mailing list. Signup on the front page of http://www.beguilingbooksandart.com. (Seriously, we check and we disqualify people not subscribed to the mailing list.)
  3. Entries must be received before Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, at 11am.
  4. Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  5. One entry per person/phone number.
  6. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck to all entrants! And yes, you can absolutely enter this contest AND any other contest we have going on at the same time. 

EVENT: IMAGE COMICS DAY: FEBRUARY 1ST – Signing Featuring J. Bone & Chip Zdarsky

Image Comics Day
With Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Kaptara) & J. Bone (The Saviors)
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, 6pm-8pm
@ The Beguiling, 319 College Street, Toronto
Free To Attend

Image Comics is turning 25 in February 2017, and they’re celebrating the occasion with a year-long party, kicking-off with Image Comics Day on February 1st! The Beguiling is participating in the party with a special signing event, featuring Image Comics Creators J. Bone (The Savoirs) and Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Kaptara)!

Chip and J. will join us at The Beguiling, 319 College Street, from 6pm-8pm. We should have lots of special Image Comics goodies on hand, including the new Image Classics books, and discounts and other giveaways from Image Comics and us here at The Beguiling!

So come on our to our new location on February 1st, and celebrate 25 years of Image!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

J. Bone is an Eisner-nominated comics creator living in Toronto, Canada. He is the illustrator and co-creator of The Saviors (with James Robinson) for Image Comics, released in trade paperback in 2016. His other work includes numerous collaborations with the late Darwyn Cooke, including the series DC: The New Frontier, and stints on popular characters including The Rocketeer, The Super-Friends, The Spirit, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Force/X-Statix, and The Justice League, and creator-owned series including The Owl in True Patriot, and Alison Dare for Oni Press (with J. Torres). His first work for Image was actually on the comic Witchblade Animated with writer Paul Dini.

Chip Zdarsky is a multi-talented comics creator living in Toronto, Canada. He is the co-creator and illustrator of the Time Magazine Book Of The Year Sex Criminals (with Matt Fraction), and the co-creator and writer of the series Kaptara (with Kagan McLeod), both from Image Comics. His other work includes writing Jughead for Archie Comics, Howard The Duck and Star-Lord for Marvel Comics, and that comic book where Justin Trudeau met Alpha Flight and Iron Man, which got him on the news (again).

BONUS FUN FACT: Did you know The Beguiling’s Alex Hoffman modeled for characters in both Sex Criminals and in The Saviors?