New Book from Kerascoët

Special announcement: Only TWO comics shops in the entire United States will be stocking the signed bookplate edition of SATANIA! As you might have guessed, we are one of those shops!

SATANIA was written by Fabien Vehlmann, illustrated by a couple of friends of the Million Year Picnic, Kerascoët, and published by NBM. Kerascoët is the pen name of the charming couple Marie Pommepuy and Sebastien Cosset. You may have met them during their signing at the Million Year Picnic around this time last year or during their attendance as special guests of MICE: The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo in October of 2016.

The book is complete and fully stocked at the publisher. They are waiting on the signed bookplates before they begin shipping. If you would like to reserve a copy of this book, you may do so by contacting the shop: You can call us at 617-492-6763, you can email us at millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com, or you can drop by the store at 99 MT Auburn ST in Cambridge, MA 02138. We are requesting a $10 deposit when you reserve a copy. The book will retail for $24.99.

Kerascoët is also known for the books Beautiful Darkness, Beauty, Miss Don’t Touch Me, and their work on the Dungeon series. They also illustrated Malala’s Magic Pencil by the Nobel Peace Prize winning young author Malala Yousafzai and released on 17 October 2017.

Sample pages from SATANIA below:

Comics Events Around Boston

NOTE: We are not affiliated with any of these events (except MICE… we help out with MICE)

Comix, Jews ’n Art? Dun’t Esk!!
WHEN: Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION: Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Center for Jewish Studies
SPEAKER: Art Spiegelman
COST: Tickets are free if you pick up from the Box Office/You may also *purchase tickets by phone, 617-496-2222 or online www.boxoffice.harvard.edu for a small fee.
TICKET WEB LINK: www.boxoffice.harvard.edu
TICKET INFO: *Limit 4 per person/FREE PICK-UP at the Harvard Box Office, Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St. starting on Tuesday, August 29 until September 12. Tickets will be also be available at the door at 3:00PM pending availability
CONTACT INFO: Center for Jewish Studies
cjs@fas.harvard.edu
617-495-4326

https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=spiegelman

The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo: The Dangerous World of Middle East Censorship and the Emergence of Arab Comix
Wednesday, September 13
4:00 pm
Radcliffe, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

Part of the 2017–2018 Fellows’ Presentation Series
Lecture by Jonathan Guyer RI ’18
Free and open to the public.
At the Radcliffe Institute, Jonathan Guyer is writing a book on the new wave of comic art that has electrified the Middle East and North Africa over the past decade. Through close examination of graphic narratives and conversations with artists, his project aims to address long-standing questions around the limits of free speech, the role of satire as a form of dissent, and the politics of art in authoritarian states.

Book Discussion, Q & A, Book Signing @The MIT COOP Author (and MIT Lecturer) Marjorie Liu presents MONSTRESS Volume 2
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
MIT COOP, Lower Level Conference Room 325 Main Street Cambridge MA 02142

Author (and MIT Lecturer) Marjorie Liu presents MONSTRESS Volume 2: THE BLOOD, the second installment in her Eisner-nominated comic series set in an alternate matriarchal 1900s Asia.

LadiesCon 2017
September 16, 2017
https://ladiesofcomicazi.com/ladiescon-2017/

MICE: Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo
October 21 & 22 2017
Saturday, 10/21, 10am-6pm
Sunday, 10/22, 11am-5pm
FREE Admission
Featuring special guests: Michael DeForge, Liz Prince, Kazu Kibuishi, Jason Shiga, & Isabel Greenberg
http://www.micexpo.org

Author Talk: Sandrine Revel on Wednesday, 5/10

Author Talk: Sandrine Revel
6:30-7:30 PM Wednesday, May 10, 2017
At the Cambridge Public Library

main branch (449 Broadway), in the Lecture Hall

An evening talk by French cartoonist Sandrine Revel, author of Eisner Award-nominated Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo, hosted by US!

Sandrine Revel is a prolific French creator of graphic novels and children’s books. In 2001, she won an award for her work for young readers at the prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival. She has published more than ten graphic novels in France as well as a successful line of Children’s comics. Glenn Gould won her the French Artémisia award which recognizes female comics creators.

Glenn Gould was a Canadian pianist, a child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach. This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the persona. Who is the mysterious Glenn Gould? Why did he abruptly end his career as a performing musician? Why did he become one of the very first of his peers to disappear from the public eye like J.D. Salinger? Sandrine Revel delves into the life of Gould with hand painted illustrations and the viewpoint of an adoring fan.

2017 marks a number of important anniversaries for Gould: the 85th of his birth and 35th of his death but also the 60th of his legendary tour of Russia, a first for a Western artist, and of his debuts with the world’s leading orchestras.

Spring Comics Workshop

SPRING COMICS WORKSHOP

Free! For kids & teens!

Saturday, 13 May 2017, from 1-3pm at the Cambridge Public Library (449 Broadway)

Sponsored by US! (The MYP), The Boston Comics Roundtable, and the Cambridge Public Library

Metaphrog Signing 18 May 2017

AWARD-WINNING GRAPHIC NOVELISTS METAPHROG AT THE MILLION YEAR PICNIC!

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.
www.metaphrog.com | Twitter: @metaphrog

Thursday May 18 4.30-6.30pm