News of the Week!!!

– We are closing Wednesday, 11/22/2017 at 8pm and closed on Thursday. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
– SALE! SALE! SALE! We are offering 10% off everything on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday!
– If you can’t come by on Small Business Saturday, a kind review on Facebook or elsewhere would be great!!!

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, 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:

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