CONTEST & DISCOUNT TIX: MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY

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Hey there! The fine folks behind the upcoming play, MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY have given us some tickets to give away, and provided a discount code for you to buy tickets just in case you aren’t the lucky type (or need more than 2). We’re pretty happy about this, because one of our employees, Rielle Braid, is featured in the show!

About the show:

From the people who brought Toronto Terminus, Mr. Marmalade, Vitals, Evil Dead: The Musical, and Potted Potter, comes Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.

Two-time Dora Award-Winning Company Outside the March teams up with Starvox Entertainment & Crow’s Theatre to take on both The Simpsons and The Apocalypse in this brand-new immersive experience, staged entirely without the use of electricity.

Front row audience members will get to kick back and watch the end of the world from the comfort of interactive couch seating, and participate in the lighting of the show!

Beguiling customers! Get 35% off the price of tickets with the exclusive code BEGUILING. For tickets, visit http://www.mrburns.ca

WIN ONE OF 3 PAIRS OF RUN-OF-ENGAGEMENT TICKETS TO MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY

Want to win one of three pairs of tickets to see the play, good for the entire run from May 9th to May 31st? Here’s what you have to do: 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 “MRSMITHERS” in the subject line to beguilingcontests@gmail.com  before Monday, April 27th, at 10am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners sometime on that day.
 
RULES & REGULATIONS:

  • Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “MRSMITHERS”, and must be sent to  beguilingcontests@gmail.com .
  • 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.)
  • Entries must be received before Monday, April 27th, at 10am.
  • Employees and family members of The Beguiling are not eligible to win.
  • One entry per person/phone number.
  • No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, no cash value, odds of winning depend on total number of entries received, etc.

Good luck!

– Chris @ The Beguiling

 

CONTEST: Win Passes to see SETH’S DOMINION at Hot Docs!

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The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is pleased to partner with the HOT DOCS Festival in presenting Seth’s Dominion, the award-winning Documentary on the life and work of Canadian cartoonist Seth! Directed by Luc Chamberland, and produced by The National Film Board of Canada, Seth’s Dominion has been highly-anticipated by comics fans and makers since it was first announced, and we’re thrilled to be a part of its premiere Toronto screening as part of the Hot Docs Festival.

The film will screen three times as part of the Festival: Friday April 24 @ 8:45pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox; Saturday April 25 @ 1:00pm at The Royal Cinema; Thursday April 30 @ 9:45pm at Scotiabank Theatre. Tickets are now available for all screenings, via the Hot Docs website: http://goo.gl/rJUxdj.

Here’s the description from the Hot Docs Website:

“Memory and how it moulds us rests at the heart of Luc Chamberland’s delightful film Seth’s Dominion, which celebrates the Canadian cartoonist known as Seth. “You’re not aiming for the detail so much as the overall feeling,” Seth says of his artistic process. Through moving animated vignettes that are narrated by Seth himself, the stillness of the comic book page is brought to life as we are given a window into Seth’s inner world. Childhood moments are captured with emotional vividness, while a late night stroll lost in thought is evoked with intimate attention to detail. We also learn of Seth’s manifold side projects, including his 1950s city of Dominion: an idiosyncratic cardboard creation 10 years in the making. Dotted with warm testimony from cartoonist friends Joe Matt and Chester Brown, Seth’s Dominionprovides a thoughtful portrait of a man who, like so many of his comic character creations, wrestles with a present that’s constantly moving into the past. ” – Description by Justin Mah

For more on Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival, visit hotdocs.ca

CONTEST: Win passes to see SETH’S DOMIONION!

Okay then! TCAF is sponsoring the screening, and WE are gonna give away a pair of tickets to see the Friday, April 24th, 8:45pm screening! Both Seth and Director Luc Chamberland are going to be in attendance, it’s gonna be a whole thing!

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE SETH’S DOMINION

To enter to win a pair of tickets to see SETH’S DOMINION on Friday, April 28th, at 8:45pm, 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 “KAO-KUK” to  beguilingcontests@gmail.com before Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, at 10am. We’ll draw and e-mail the winners sometime on that day.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Subject line MUST contain entrant’s name, phone number, and “KAO-KUK”, 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, April 21st, 2015, at 10am.
  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!

APR22: CHIP ZDARSKY & KAGAN MCLEOD SIGN KAPTARA #1

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Kaptara #1 Launch & Signing
With Chip Zdarsky & Kagen McLeod
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street
Wednesday, April 22, 6pm-8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1421927258114387/
Free

THE BEGUILING is very proud to present the launch of KAPTARA #1, featuring our good pals Kagan McLeod (he draws it!) and Chip Zdarsky (he writes it!). KAPTARA is the new ongoing Image Comics series by Chip & Kagan, a sci-fi adventure that Chip calls “Like ‘Saga’ but Gay.” (paraphrasing).

Chip and Kagan will join us next-door to the shop at The Central, 603 Markham Street, where they will each have a quick drink, before signing your comics, and entertaining you with stories of its creation, probably!

Kaptara #1 is release to comic stores everywhere on Wednesday April 22nd, but you should probably buy it at The Beguiling Books & Art.

ABOUT KAPTARA:
“A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story! Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash land on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive, then Earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed! Join CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals the Duck) and KAGAN McLEOD (Infinite Kung Fu) as they put the “fi” back into “sci-fi” and pretty much disregard the “sci” part in this epic story of punching and love!”

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APR22: CHIP ZDARSKY & KAGAN McLEOD SIGN KAPTARA #1

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Kaptara #1 Launch & Signing
With Chip Zdarsky & Kagen McLeod
@ The Central, 603 Markham Street
Wednesday, April 22, 6pm-8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1421927258114387/
Free

THE BEGUILING is very proud to present the launch of KAPTARA #1, featuring our good pals Kagan McLeod (he draws it!) and Chip Zdarsky (he writes it!). KAPTARA is the new ongoing Image Comics series by Chip & Kagan, a sci-fi adventure that Chip calls “Like ‘Saga’ but Gay.” (paraphrasing).

Chip and Kagan will join us next-door to the shop at The Central, 603 Markham Street, where they will each have a quick drink, before signing your comics, and entertaining you with stories of its creation, probably!

Kaptara #1 is release to comic stores everywhere on Wednesday April 22nd, but you should probably buy it at The Beguiling Books & Art.

ABOUT KAPTARA:
“A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story! Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash land on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive, then Earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed! Join CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals the Duck) and KAGAN McLEOD (Infinite Kung Fu) as they put the “fi” back into “sci-fi” and pretty much disregard the “sci” part in this epic story of punching and love!”

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MAY29: True Patriot 2 Signing @ Page & Panel!

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True Patriot 2! Book Launch & SIgning
With Briglio, Bone, Chantler, Gorham, Kennedy, Perez, and Torres!
Friday May 29th, 2015 – 6pm-8pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/1642481295982051/
Free

Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop is proud to announce a special launch event, commemorating the release of TRUE PATRIOT 2, the second great anthology of all-new Canadian super heroes, by Canadian comics creators!

Joining us for this mega-signing event will be creators Jack Briglio, J. Bone, Scott Chantler, Adam Gorham, Fred Kennedy, Ramon Perez, and J. Torres! All of these creators will be signing and sketching for fans from 6pm to 8pm!

The event takes place at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, located at 789 Yonge Street, inside Toronto Reference Library.

Copies of BOTH True Patriot volumes will be available for purchase at the event, and supporters of the online crowdfunding effort for the book will be welcome to pick up their copies of the book at the event as well…!

Brok Windsor 1944-1946 Book Launch Apr 9

Brok Windsor: 1944-1946 Official Launch
With Kalman Andrasofszky, J. Bone, and Scott Chantler
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 5pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend

From one of the folks who brought you “Nelvana of the Northern Lights, the classic Canadian comics reprint, comes BROK WINDSOR: 1944-1946! Collecting all of Brok Windsor’s beautifully-illustrated adventures by Canadian cartoonist Jon Stables, BROK WINDSOR has been a Kickstarter sensation, and now’s your first chance to pick up the book!

Project editor Hope Nicholson will be on hand with the official debut of the book. Kickstarter supporters will be able to pick up the book at this event, and if you missed the Kickstarter? Don’t worry! We’ll have plenty of copies on hand for you too!

Artists Kalman Andrasofszky, J.Bone, Scott Chantler, and Leonard Kirk will be in attendance to sign your books!

The action takes place Wednesday, April 8th, at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street. Free to attend, and all are welcome!

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ABOUT BROK WINDSOR:

Illustrated by Canadian artist Jon Stables and beginning serialization in 1944 in the pages of Maple Leaf Comics’ “Better Comics”, Brok Windsor was a doctor who discovered a secret land called Chaqua hiding in the midst of the Canadian wilderness during a normal canoeing trip. Here he was infected by the island and grew to the size of a giant, matching the height of the residents, a futuristic aboriginal tribe cut off from the rest of society. He spent months in this land battling man-eating lions, giant rats, and more bizarre oddities with the aid of his new friend Torgon. He even found a girlfriend, the giantess Starra who returned with him to Canada after several adventures.

“Not only is Brok Windsor some of the best work to come out of the golden age of Canadian comics; it is some of the most gorgeous comic art of any time. Believe me… you want to this project happen. The world will be a more beautiful place for you, me and everyone who appreciates comic art.” -Robert Pincombe, writer and comic historian

Kickstart Tribute art by Scott Chantler
Kickstart Tribute art by Scott Chantler

APR 9: Brok Windsor 1944-1946 Official Launch Event @ Page & Panel

Brok Windsor: 1944-1946 Official Launch
With Kalman Andrasofszky, J. Bone, and Scott Chantler
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 5pm
@ Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend

From one of the folks who brought you “Nelvana of the Northern Lights, the classic Canadian comics reprint, comes BROK WINDSOR: 1944-1946! Collecting all of Brok Windsor’s beautifully-illustrated adventures by Canadian cartoonist Jon Stables, BROK WINDSOR has been a Kickstarter sensation, and now’s your first chance to pick up the book!

Project editor Hope Nicholson will be on hand with the official debut of the book. Kickstarter supporters will be able to pick up the book at this event, and if you missed the Kickstarter? Don’t worry! We’ll have plenty of copies on hand for you too!

Artists Kalman Andrasofszky, J.Bone, Scott Chantler, and Leonard Kirk will be in attendance to sign your books!

The action takes place Wednesday, April 8th, at Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, 789 Yonge Street. Free to attend, and all are welcome!

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ABOUT BROK WINDSOR:

Illustrated by Canadian artist Jon Stables and beginning serialization in 1944 in the pages of Maple Leaf Comics’ “Better Comics”, Brok Windsor was a doctor who discovered a secret land called Chaqua hiding in the midst of the Canadian wilderness during a normal canoeing trip. Here he was infected by the island and grew to the size of a giant, matching the height of the residents, a futuristic aboriginal tribe cut off from the rest of society. He spent months in this land battling man-eating lions, giant rats, and more bizarre oddities with the aid of his new friend Torgon. He even found a girlfriend, the giantess Starra who returned with him to Canada after several adventures.

“Not only is Brok Windsor some of the best work to come out of the golden age of Canadian comics; it is some of the most gorgeous comic art of any time. Believe me… you want to this project happen. The world will be a more beautiful place for you, me and everyone who appreciates comic art.” -Robert Pincombe, writer and comic historian

Kickstart Tribute art by Scott Chantler
Kickstart Tribute art by Scott Chantler

Jillian Tamaki launches SuperMutant Magic Academy Apr 28!

 

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SuperMutant Magic Academy Book Launch
with author Jillian Tamaki, interviewed by Anna Fitzpatrick
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 @ 6:30pm
@ Revival Bar, 783 College Street
Free To Attend

Jillian Tamaki’s SuperMutant Magic Academy hits stores everywhere on Tuesday April 28th, and we are T-H-R-I-L-L-E-D to present the official launch-day event here in Toronto! Jillian Tamaki will be on hand, giving a talk about her work, reading from SuperMutant Magic Academy, and signing books. This is a great opportunity to ask vital questions about variant strains of Dungeons & Dragons, characters’ fates, transgressive performance art, and more.

Join us for this special event, where Jillian will present from the book and be interviewed on stage by Anna Fitzpatrick, writer for The Hairpin, Rookie, and more, at Revival Bar, 783 College Street (at Shaw).

SuperMutant Magic Academy will be on sale at the event. Jillian’s books (with writer Mariko Tamaki) ‘Skim’ and ‘This One Summer’ are available in store now!

About SuperMutant Magic Academy:
SuperMutant Magic Academy paints a teenage world that is moody and ennui-filled but also wry and irreverent: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. Wendy, Marsha, Cheddar, Frances, and the other students will be your guides through the D&D games, performance art, unrequited crushes, andspell class tests that are the staples of life at the Academy.

Special thanks to Drawn & Quarterly for helping us set up this event!

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APRIL 28: Jillian Tamaki launches SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY at The Beguiling!

 

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SuperMutant Magic Academy Book Launch
with author Jillian Tamaki, interviewed by Anna Fitzpatrick
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 @ 6:30pm
@ Revival Bar, 783 College Street
Free To Attend

Jillian Tamaki’s SuperMutant Magic Academy hits stores everywhere on Tuesday April 28th, and we are T-H-R-I-L-L-E-D to present the official launch-day event here in Toronto! Jillian Tamaki will be on hand, giving a talk about her work, reading from SuperMutant Magic Academy, and signing books. This is a great opportunity to ask vital questions about variant strains of Dungeons & Dragons, characters’ fates, transgressive performance art, and more.

Join us for this special event, where Jillian will present from the book and be interviewed on stage by Anna Fitzpatrick, writer for The Hairpin, Rookie, and more, at Revival Bar, 783 College Street (at Shaw).

SuperMutant Magic Academy will be on sale at the event. Jillian’s books (with writer Mariko Tamaki) ‘Skim’ and ‘This One Summer’ are available in store now!

About SuperMutant Magic Academy:
SuperMutant Magic Academy paints a teenage world that is moody and ennui-filled but also wry and irreverent: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. Wendy, Marsha, Cheddar, Frances, and the other students will be your guides through the D&D games, performance art, unrequited crushes, andspell class tests that are the staples of life at the Academy.

Special thanks to Drawn & Quarterly for helping us set up this event!

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