Lillian Melcher Signing Sunday 14 April 2019

Lillian Melcher Signing
Sunday, 4/14, 12-2pm
At the Million Year Picnic, 99 MT Auburn ST, Cambridge, MA 02138

Picture of Lillian Melcher

Lillian Melcher is an illustrator living and working in Boston, MA. Her first book The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, written by Andrea Wulf, is a graphic work of non-fiction exploring the early life of naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt and his contributions to environmentalism. Lillian graduated in 2016 from Parsons School of Design with a degree in illustration. She has been honored with the SCBWI Student Illustrator Scholarship for her picture book portfolio. Her website is http://www.lillianmelcher.com/

Cover image for The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt written by Andrea Wulf and illustrated by Lillian Melcher

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, but his most revolutionary idea was a radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. His theories and ideas were profoundly influenced by a five-year exploration of South America. Now Andrea Wulf partners with artist Lillian Melcher to bring this daring expedition to life, complete with excerpts from Humboldt’s own diaries, atlases, and publications. She gives us an intimate portrait of the man who predicted human-induced climate change, fashioned poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and influenced iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, and John Muir. This gorgeous account of the expedition not only shows how Humboldt honed his groundbreaking understanding of the natural world but also illuminates the man and his passions.

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Colin Cantwell Signing Saturday 13 April 2019

Colin Cantwell, creator and model builder of the original Star Wars Ships is appearing at Million Year Picnic on Saturday April 13th 12-2pm (12:30pm presentation).

Colin Cantwell is the original concept artist and model builder for all things that flew in the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope. His designs include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer, and others.

Saturday April 13th, Colin will meet fans at Million Year Picnic. The free event includes exclusive videos describing Colin’s interaction with George Lucas and his work on Star Wars. Also featured will be an audience choice of videos showing his other iconic projects including his work on 2001, A Space Odyssey and War Games, as well as his being the Hal 9000 Computer that fed Walter Cronkite the progress of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. This will be followed by an opportunity for fans to meet Colin, ask questions and share stories.

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Autographs will be on sale for $25 and include a free print of either his original 1974 Star Wars concept art or his 1975 photos of the first Star Wars models. His website is https://colincantwell.com/

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

A Conversation with Joel Christian Gill & John Jennings

A Conversation with Joel Christian Gill & John Jennings

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Monday, March 27, 2017

Location:
Main Library
449 Broadway
Lecture Hall
Cambridge

Join Joel Christian Gill & John Jennings for a conversation about identity politics, popular media and comics. Gill is the author and illustrator of Strange Fruit: Vol. 1: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and the Chair of Foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Jennings is the co-editor of the Eisner Award-winning collection Blacker Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art.

Cambridge Public Library Event Calendar entry

Miyazakiworld: Researching Popular Culture and the Uses of Enchantment

Miyazakiworld: Researching Popular Culture and the Uses of Enchantment
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Harvard, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

SPEAKER(S): Susan Napier, Professor of Japanese Studies, Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies, Tufts University

Moderated by Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

Free and open to the public

http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/event/susan-napier-tufts-university-miyazakiworld-popular-culture-and-uses-enchantment