Metaphrog Signing 18 May 2017


Metaphrog are Franco-Scottish duo
Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, winners of the
Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards Best Visual Artist 2016.
They will present their stunning new graphic novel
adaptation of The Little Mermaid in a special signing
at The Million Year Picnic, as part of a
tour supported by Creative Scotland. | Twitter: @metaphrog

Thursday May 18 4.30-6.30pm

Will Eisner Week Comics Workshop for Kids & Teens

On Saturday, March 11th the Million Year Picnic and the Boston Comics Roundtable are sponsoring a Will Eisner Week Comics Workshop for Kids and Teens!

What: Workshop on Making Comics for Kids & Teens
Where: Cambridge Public Library (main branch, 449 Broadway)
When: 3/11/2017, 1-3pm

Please pass the word to any of your friends with kids! This is a great event with lots of support from local comics creators with real world experience!

Holiday Sale!

The Million Year Picnic would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season! Thank you for another great year!

We have a little excess trade stock (we over-ordered a bit for the holidays), so we’re having a sale!

Monday and Tuesday only, 25%
off new trade paperbacks and graphic novels! PLUS 30% off all t-shirts!

ALSO, this week is NOT a skip week as it has been in the past! It’s a full week and includes titles like ALL STAR BATMAN #5, BLACK PANTHER #9, CIVIL WAR II #8, DARK KNIGHT MASTER RACE #7, HULK #1 (new series, great jumping-on point), MONSTRESS #9, and SAGA #41. And a brand new MOON GIRL DEVIL DINOSAUR trade paperback! (Volume 2).

The full shiplist will come out Tuesday afternoon.

We will be open normal hours this week, except for New Years Eve, when we will probably close a bit early.
(In past years, we’ve closed by 7pm, so that seems likely. Feel free to call before stopping by, however… 617-492-6763.)
And New Years Day, when we will also have shortened hours.

With much affection,

The MYP Crew

New Year



Our holiday hours for New Year’s Eve & Day:

Thursday, 12/31 – 10am-6pm
Friday, 1/1, noon-7pm.

…then back to normal.

Thank you!
MYP Crew

Toy Drive


Hey folks,

Some of you know Tony Davis, the owner of the Million Year Picnic comic shop and have met his lovely wife April and their charming son. What you may not know is that April works for Span, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt corporation based in Boston dedicated to assisting people who have been in prison to address the issues that brought them to prison. ( )

This year, they just found out that another organization failed to step up and provide Span with the toys they promised for the kids of participants in the program for Christmas.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t handle letting kids go without toys for Christmas.

We are therefore setting up an emergency 4-day toy drive. It ends at 9pm THIS Sunday, 12/20/2015. Bring your new or gently used unwrapped toy to the Million Year Picnic at 99 MT Auburn ST in Cambridge, MA 02138. We’re the brick building with the green awning and you can find us downstairs on the left.

The age range of the kids involved is 0-18, but the vast majority are ages 4-11, with the second most populous group ages 0-4.

We’re looking for toys, puzzles, games, books, footballs, basketballs, whatever you can provide. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it’s just got to be something.

Thank you for helping out!

– The MYP Crew