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Win a signed Alex Lifeson comic print from the November issue of the West End Phoenix

Sat, Dec 9, 2017@12:34PM | comments

UPDATE - 12/15@11:38AM: These are now for sale [through the Rush Backstage Club] for $100.

Dave Bidini's West End Phoenix monthly community newspaper for Toronto's West End just released its second issue this past week. Alex Lifeson contributes a "storytelling comic" titled The Meaning of Lifeson to the publication, which is illustrated by artist Casey McGlynn. The newspaper has announced that they are giving away a print of the 2nd issue's comic signed by both Alex Lifeson and artist Casey Glynn to ONE subscriber that purchases a gift subscription this weekend; they'll be announcing the winner on Monday. The West End Phoenix is a new monthly community newspaper for Toronto's West End developed by musician (Rheostatics), writer and publisher Dave Bidini and slated to launch in October. From the website:

... The West End Phoenix, a monthly community newspaper for Toronto's West End, launched in October 2017. Dreamed up by musician (Rheostatics), writer and publisher Dave Bidini, it is a home-delivered broadsheet devoted to telling the stories of a diverse, compelling and quickly evolving catchment, from the Junction Triangle to Parkdale, Christie Pits to Baby Point. Inspired by a summer working at the Yellowknifer, a vital smalltown paper in the Northwest Territories, Bidini imagined the Phoenix as a way to reflect his own community and to provide a place for the journalists, artists and storytellers who live there to work there, too. Contributors reflect the broadest range in both experience - from legendary voices to young writers - and perspective. Their views illuminate the catchment and transform the idea of a community newspaper. ...

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