Spring Comics Workshop


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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

Will Eisner Week Million Year Picnic Press Release

Per www.willeisner.com, “Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration honoring the legacy of Will Eisner and promoting sequential art, graphic novel literacy, and free speech.”


  • On Thursday, 3/6, 6:30-8:30pm – Q&A between Denis Kitchen & Paul Hornschemeier
  • On Thursday, 3/6, 10am – Million Year Picnic sale on all WILL EISNER TITLES, 20% off
  • On Saturday, 3/8, 12:30-2:30pm – Comic book workshop for kids at the Cambridge Public Library
  • On Saturday, 3/8, 3-5pm – Workshop creators sign at the Million Year Picnic
  • On Saturday, 3/8, 4-6pm – Gregory Benton signing at the Million Year Picnic
  • On Saturday, 3/8, 10pm – Sale on WILL EISNER TITLES ends

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.

In addition, on Saturday, March 8th from 12:30-2:30pm, the Cambridge Public Library will host a comic book workshop for kids with comics creators Jef Czekaj (author of HIP AND HOP, DON’T STOP!; CAT SECRETS; THE CIRCULATORY STORY; and YES, YES, YAUL!), Shelli Paroline (ADVENTURE TIME; MIDAS FLESH), Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME; MIDAS FLESH), Dan Mazur (independent cartoonist, journalist, teacher, screenwriter and editor; co-founder of the Boston Comics Roundtable and MICE: the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo), Bob Flynn (SPONGEBOB COMICS; GULP! a Monster Comics Anthology for Kids), Josh Dahl (RAPID CITY), and Dan Moynihan (whose work can be found in NICKELODEON Magazine and HEEBY JEEBY Comix). All seven creators will be signing at the Million Year Picnic from 3-5pm. At 4pm, they will be joined by Gregory Benton (HUMMINGBIRD, B+F), who will be signing from 4pm-6pm.

Will Eisner Week features a series of events to be held early March 2014 in more than a dozen cities around the country to honor the work and career of the great comics innovator Will Eisner (1917-2005), the comics medium, and the graphic novel format.

Finally, The Million Year Picnic comic shop at 99 MT Auburn ST, downstairs, Cambridge, Harvard Square, MA is running a sale of 20% off all Will Eisner books and graphic novels starting 10am Thursday, 3/6 and running through the close of business on Saturday, 3/8.

For more information, please call The Million Year Picnic at 617-492-6763 and ask for Tony Davis (the owner) or Kelly J. Cooper (clerk & communications).

Web sites for more information:
Denis Kitchen: http://www.deniskitchen.com/
Paul Hornschemeier: http://www.forlornfunnies.com/
Shelli Paroline: http://www.shelliparoline.com
Braden Lamb: http://www.bradenlamb.com/
Jef Czekaj: http://www.czekaj.com
Dan Moynihan: http://www.danmoynihan.com/
Bob Flynn: http://www.jinxthemonkey.com/
Dan Mazur: http://www.danmazurcomics.com/
Josh Dahl: http://monolithllc.com/
Gregory Benton: http://www.gregorybenton.com/
The Boston Comics Roundtable: http://www.bostoncomicsroundtable.com/
The Million Year Picnic: http://themillionyearpicnic.com

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Thank you to everyone who participated in our drawing for the KEVIN SMITH talk on Saturday! We had a lot of fun doing that. Congratulations to Jim from Cambridge who won our drawing!

Also, both CHRIS WARE and CHARLES BURNS stopped into the shop before their talk on Thursday and signed all of our stock! Every book of theirs in the shop right now is signed. Stop by and get your copy!



Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 17 October 2012
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Enter Free Drawing to Win Tickets to See Kevin Smith

GOOD NEWS! With special thanks to the Wilbur Theater, we are GIVING AWAY 2 tickets to Kevin Smith at the Wilbur Theater, 9:45pm on Saturday, 10/13/2012. Stop into the Million Year Picnic comic shop and request a raffle ticket. They are free and do not require any purchase. WRITE YOUR NAME & PHONE # ON THE BACK OF THE TICKET before submitting it to us. We will randomly pick a ticket on Thursday afternoon at 4:20pm (yes, that’s a Kevin Smith joke) and announce the winning number. If you’ve left your contact info, we’ll call you. If you fail to leave you contact info, you better check email… or twitter… or Facebook… or our blog… or maybe even LiveJournal. If you haven’t picked up the tickets by Saturday afternoon, we’ll have to draw again!

The only requirement is that you MUST PHYSICALLY COME TO THE STORE. You may not call & ask for a raffle ticket. If you win, you must come back & physically present the ticket to get the Kevin Smith tickets.

More information about Kevin Smith’s talk here: