Last night, the Million Year Picnic and the Cambridge Public Library came together to run an event in celebration of Will Eisner Week. Since yesterday, 6 March 2014, was the 97th anniversary of Will Eisner’s birth, it seemed like a good day to start things off!
First, we set up our sales table while waiting for our guest speakers to arrive. We brought a piles and piles of Will Eisner’s books (20% off!) as well as some of Denis Kitchen’s work and most of Paul Hornschemeier’s books.
This is an interesting article and impressive speech from Eric Stephenson, the publisher at Image comics, to the ComixPro audience. ComixPro is a trade organization for comics retailers. Didn’t know they existed before this!
“Image Publisher Eric Stephenson To Retailers: ‘Good Comics And Bad Comics’ Are All That Matter” by Matt D. Wilson
One final reminder that TOMORROW (Thursday, 3/6) is the official start of our Will Eisner Week events (including a sale of 20% off all Eisner-related books). It also happens to be the 97th anniversary of Eisner’s birthday. The start time for our evening event has been variously reported, but since it was in the BOSTON GLOBE as starting at 6:30pm, it will be starting at 6:30pm.
At the invitation of Stephen Weiner, director of the Maynard Public Library in Maynard, MA, Harvard Square comic shop The Million Year Picnic will participate in Will Eisner Week 2014 as its Boston metro-area representative, hosting or co-hosting a series of events, notably two at the Cambridge Public Library. First, to honor the 97th anniversary of Will Eisner’s birth, there will be a Q&A session between cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier (author of MOTHER, COME HOME; THE THREE PARADOXES; the NEW YORK TIMES best seller LIFE WITH MR DANGEROUS; LET US BE PERFECTLY CLEAR; and ALL AND SUNDRY) and underground comics legend Denis Kitchen (cartoonist; author; founder and publisher of Kitchen Sink Press (1969-1999); founder of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; and Mr. Eisner’s friend, publisher, and agent for decades) at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at the Cambridge Public Library. Books by both authors will be available for purchase, and there will be a book signing after their presentation.
Hope to see you there,
Your friends at the MYP