CONTEST: Win passes to see JODOROWSKY’S DUNE!

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JODOROWSKY’S DUNE: This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (EL TOPO) adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger. Jodorowsky enlisted an elite group of artistic mercenaries, including French comic book artist Moebius, who illustrated the storyboards; screenwriter Dan O’Bannon (DARK STAR, ALIEN); artist H.R. Giger (ALIEN); and sci-fi paperback illustrator Chris Foss. The film was never made.

(As an aside: Many of the ideas that Jodorowski developed for this project ended up heavily informing his comics careeer, which came out of the ashes of DUNE. We have quite a few different Jodorowsky books in stock at The Beguiling now!)

A hit at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, JODOROWSKY’s DUNE is now returning to the TIFF Bell Lightbox for a limited run beginning April 4th… and we’ve got five run-of-engagement double passes to see it! Want to win one? Keep reading to find out how.

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CONTEST: JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

To Enter to win one of five double passes to see “Jodorowsky’s Dune”,  all you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this site), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “ELTOPO” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Monday, March 31st, at11:00am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners by noon on that day. Film opens on Friday, April 4th.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “ELTOPO”, 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, March 31st, 2014, at 11:00am.
  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!

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HELLBOY DAY @ THE BEGUILING – w/ Tonci Zonjic, Lobster Johnson Artist (BOOK SALE UPDATE!!!)

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HELLBOY DAY @ THE BEGUILING
w/ Tonci Zonjic, Lobster Johnson Artist
Saturday, March 22nd. 2pm-4pm
@ The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street
FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/587874404633938/

The Beguiling is proud to welcome Tonci Zonjic, artist of the Hellboy title LOBSTER JOHNSON, for a special signing at the store in honour of HELLBOY DAY, March 22nd!

Tonci Zonjic will be signing and sketching from 2pm-4pm on the second floor of The Beguiling. In honour of this event (and Hellboy Day!) we will be offering specials on Hellboy comics and graphic novels all day! See in-store for details.

Our thanks to Mr. Zonjic and Dark Horse Comics for helping set up this event!

DAMN(ED) HOT DEALS!

In honour of Hellboy Day, we’ve put some great Hellboy-related books on sale (plus one that’s similar but different). Get ready to save some money on your favourite new holiday!

  • Hellboy The Art of The Movie……….$2!!!
  • Assorted Hellboy Novels………………$2!!!
  • The Art of Sin City……………………….$3!!!
  • The Art of Hellboy……………………….$5!!!
  • Hellboy Vol. 1 Seed of Destruction….$5!!!

These deals are as hot as the fiery pits from whence Hellboy came.

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Shipping March 19, 2014

The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price. The US dollar is worth $1.11 to 1 Canadian dollar, however, we will still be selling a majority of this week’s new product at the US cover price. Please see in-store for details. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.

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Amazing Spider-Man #1 Variant Information + Pre-order Discount

Amazing-Spider-Man-1Hi folks, we’ve had a lot of inquiries about the variant editions for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #1 this April. People like Spider-Man, and they like Spider-Man variants, and so we just wanted to do a little post clarifying rarity, availability, and pricing on these books.

If you’re interested in pre-ordering some of the rare variants for this series, or are just curious what’s coming out with regards to this title, click “Keep Reading” for all of the details!

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CONTEST: Win Passes to see “The Art of the Graphic Novel” at Pages Festival + Conference!

The Beguiling Books & Art is happy to support the graphic novel programming at the 2014 Pages Festival + Conference, a new literary conference in the city of Toronto. The Festival will be held this week, March 13th-15th, at the Tranzac and Randolph Academy.

There will be a plethora of interesting talks, readings, and presentations at the event, including two graphic novel presentations! Here’s one:

An Evening with Seth and Friends: the Art of the Graphic Novel
With Seth, Fiona Smyth and Michael DeForge, hosted by Jeet Heer.
Sat. March 15, 9 pm, Festival Event, Randolph Theatre
http://www.pagesfestival.com/program.html#Seth_and_Friends
Jeet Heer, hosts a special evening on the graphic novel with Seth, Fiona Smyth and Michael DeForge presenting their work on screen, followed by a lively conversation.

Tickets for this and all events can be purchased online at Eventbrite.

However, if you’re feeling lucky and you want to try your hand at winning one of 5 double-passes to the Saturday night event, keep reading…!

CONTEST:
To Enter to win a double pass to see The Art of the Graphic Novel: An Evening with Seth and Friends:

All you have to do is make sure you’re subscribed to The Beguiling mailing list (sign-up is in the upper-right corner of this page!), and send an email with your name, phone number, and “GRAPHICPAGES” to beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Friday, March 14th, at 11:00am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners by noon on that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “GRAPHICPAGES”, 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 Friday, March 14th, at 11:00am.
  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.

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Event: Bitstrips – Democratizing Comics, April 30 (TCAF)

Bitstrips: Democratizing Comics
Wed Apr 30, 2014, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium
http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT161478&R=EVT161478

Presented by The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Jacob Blackstock discusses his immensely popular app Bitstrips, which people around the world use to express themselves through the comic book medium. Presentation followed by a moderated Q&A with The Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s Christopher Butcher. Part of the “Monthly MeetUp” series hosted by the Toronto Reference Library’s Digital Innovation Hub. No registration required.

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Shipping March 12th, 2014

The following items are scheduled to ship to The Beguiling from Diamond Comics Distributors on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014. All prices should be accurate, but in the case of a dispute between a listed price here and in store, we always defer to the in-store price. The US dollar is worth $1.11 to 1 Canadian dollar, however, we will still be selling a majority of this week’s new product at the US cover price. Please see in-store for details. No variant prices are listed this week, so please check in-store prices.

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NEW IN STOCK: Tattoo Books Galore!

grave1Tattoos are all the rage these days! And so are books! For the past little while The Beguiling’s been beefing up our selection of tattoo books, and we’re happy to say we’ve added four new books to the shelves:

  • Wabori, Traditional Japanese Tattoo (Kingyo)
  • Ukiyo-E Master Series Volume 11: Eastern Shadows (Shinbaku)
  • Graveyard Shift by Jesse Gordon (Scorpion Front Publishing)
  • The Great Unknown by Eli Falconette (Scorpion Front Publishing)

Each of these books is thick with really stunning pictures of tattoos and tattoo art, and they’re available on the main floor. Come check them out!

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NEW IN STOCK: New Comics Academia!

Superheroes in Crisis by historian Jeffrey K. Johnson is the second book in the Comics Studies Monograph Series from RIT Press, and we’ve got’em in stock!

From the publisher:

Superheroes in Crisis_SMAs the founding fathers of the superhero comic books, Superman and Batman have defined a genre of American mythology from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The author describes how the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight dealt with their midlife crises brought on by the cultural and social changes of the 1960s and 1970s. Johnson describes how the superheroes’ problems and adaptations mirror much of American societal changes during that time.

We’re also re-stocked on the first book in this series, Barbara Postema’s Narrative Structure in Comics. Both books are available for $34.95.

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Event: Graphic Novels on Film

(We were just passed info about a potentially very interesting event!)

Back to the Drawing Board: Graphic Novels on Film
Monday March 31, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
@ The Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave
$12 Ticket ($6 for Students and Toronto Jewish Film Society subscribers)

http://www.mnjcc.org/arts-culture/film/film-studies/334-back-to-the-drawing-board-graphic-novels-on-film

Waltz with Bashir, American Splendor, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Sin City, Persepolis and more.
Graphic Novels are Hollywood’s favourite resource for adaptations. Learn about the technologies and trends that launched our generation’s most troublesome genre.

With David Levine
Info:esthera@mnjcc.org
(416) 924-6211 x 606

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