Sarah Winifred Searle Signing, 18 May 2019

The Million Year Picnic is excited to announce that Sarah Winifred Searle will be signing at the shop on Saturday, 5/18, from 12-2pm!

Sarah’s new book is the young adult graphic novel SINCERELY, HARRIET! The reviews are in & it’s great! The Publisher’s Weekly review; the Kirkus review; the AV Club review. SINCERELY, HARRIET (changed from working title Thimble) is a quiet middle grade graphic novel about the power of storytelling and was released by Lerner Publishing’s Graphic Universe imprint on May 7th, 2019.


Harriet Flores, a thirteen-year-old only child, finds herself alone, bored, and stuck at her family’s new apartment after a move from rural Indiana to Chicago. While learning how to manage the change of scenery, a one-sided pen-pal situation, and a health issue she’s trying not to think about, Harriet uses her imagination to deal—for better and for worse. She creates a more vivid world inside the apartment by deciding that the place is haunted, the mailman is up to something, and her elderly landlady has stored a dark secret on the unoccupied top floor. Only after Harriet forms a bond with the landlady, a retired librarian named Pearl, does she begin to truly understand the power of storytelling. But maybe she wasn’t wrong about something being trapped upstairs…

SINCERELY, HARRIET follows Harriet across a restless late summer in 1996, exploring her first crush (which just happens to be on a girl), chronic illness, and different ways to be a storyteller.

Originally hailing from spooky New England and currently based in sunny Oz, Sarah has been overenthusiastic about storytelling in a professional capacity since 2006. She works as a writer, cartoonist, illustrator, editor, graphic designer, and general creative conduit. While she lives in Perth, Western Australia, she is currently planning travel through parts of Europe and North America in May and June of 2019.

Sarah’s work has been published by Graphic Universe, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Riverhead Books, Fulcrum Publishing, Iron Circus Comics, and Oni Press. Other clients include Harvard University, the Boston Public Library, the Onion/A.V. Club, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the Game Show Network.

Sarah’s website is http://www.swinsea.com/

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 10 April 2019

NEXT WEEKEND: TWO SIGNINGS!!!

Saturday, 4/13, 12-2pm, Colin Cantwell more info…
Sunday, 4/14, 12-2pm, Lillian Melcher
more info…

Shortages

LIVEWIRE #5

Delayed by Diamond

DIARY OF AWESOME FRIENDLY KID HC ROWLEY JEFFERSONS JOURNAL

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 10 April 2019

ADVENTURES OF ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT HC

(W) Andrea Wulf (A) 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. This graphic novel brings his daring expedition to life, complete with excerpts from Humboldt’s own diaries, atlases, and publications, offering a portrait of the man who predicted human-induced climate change and fashioned poetic narrative out of scientific observation.

*Lillian Melcher is SIGNING at the shop on Sunday, 4/14, from 12-2pm!!!

AGE OF CONAN BELIT #2 (OF 5)
AGE OF X-MAN APOCALYPSE AND X-TRACTS #2 (OF 5)
AGE OF X-MAN MARVELOUS X-MEN #3 (OF 5)
ALIENATION GN (MR)
ALIENS RESISTANCE #3
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19
ARMY OF DARKNESS BUBBA HOTEP #3
ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #8 WR
ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 27 (MR)
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #9 (OF 10)

BALLAD OF YAYA GN VOL 01 FUGUE

(W) Jean-Marrie Omont, Charlotte Girard (A/CA) Golo Zhao

In the chaos of the invasion of Shanghai by Japanese troops, a well bred little girl is separated from her parents and is left alone but for the help of a boy from the streets. Together, these unlikely and opposite children set off to find her parents and survive adventures across war torn China.

BATMAN #68
BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #4 (OF 6)
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #272
BY NIGHT #10 (OF 12)
CAPTAIN HARLOCK DIMENSIONAL VOYAGE GN VOL 08
CAPTAIN MARVEL #4
CATWOMAN #10
CATWOMAN TP VOL 01 COPYCATS
CAVEWOMAN LOST #1 (A)
CLYDE GN
COMPLETE LIFE & TIMES SCROOGE MCDUCK HC VOL 01 ROSA
D DAY FROM PAGES OF COMBAT ONE SHOT
DEAD MAN LOGAN #6 (OF 12)
DECADES MARVEL 70S TP LEGION OF MONSTERS
DETECTIVE COMICS #1001
DIE #4 2ND Printing (MR)
DMC GN #3
DOCTOR WHO 13TH #6
EC ARCHIVES TWO-FISTED TALES HC VOL 04

EC COMICS RACE SHOCK & SOCIAL PROTEST SC

(W) Qiana Whitted

Entertaining Comics Group (EC Comics) is perhaps best-known today for lurid horror comics like Tales from the Crypt, but during its 1950s heyday, EC was also an early innovator in another genre of comics: the so-called “preachies,” socially conscious stories that boldly challenged the conservatism and conformity of Eisenhower-era America. EC Comics examines a selection of these works – sensationally-titled comics such as “Hate!,” “The Guilty!,” and “Judgment Day!” – and explores how they grappled with the civil rights struggle, antisemitism, and other forms of prejudice in America.

EMPTY MAN #6
FAIRLADY #1
FAITHLESS #1 (OF 5) (MR)
FIREFLY #3 (3RD Printing)
FLASH #68
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #5
GO GO POWER RANGERS #19
HAWKMAN #11
HIT-GIRL SEASON TWO #3 (MR)
HOT LUNCH SPECIAL TP VOL 01
HOUSE OF WHISPERS #8 (MR)
ICEMAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS TP
IF ITS FOR MY DAUGHTER DEFEAT DEMON LORD GN VOL 03
IMMORTAL HULK #2 4TH Printing
IMMORTAL HULK #4 3RD Printing
IMMORTAL HULK #6 3RD Printing
INFINITE DARK #5
INVADERS #4
JAMES BOND ORIGIN #8
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #8
KICK-ASS NEW GIRL TP VOL 02 (MR)
KISS END #1
LIFE & DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #2 (OF 6)
LONG CON #8
LOW #21 (MR)
MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA HC NEW Edition
MARVEL TALES THANOS #1
MECH CADET YU TP VOL 03
MIGHTY AVENGERS BY SLOTT TP COMPLETE COLLECTION
MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 19 DM VAR ED 273
MURDER FALCON #7
MUTTS SUMMER DIARIES TP
NICO BRAVO & HOUND OF HADES SC GN
OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #14 (MR)
OUTER DARKNESS #6 (MR)

PLASTIC MAN TP

(W) Gail Simone (A) Adriana Melo (CA) Aaron Lopresti

Meet Eel O’Brian: a petty thug, thief and con artist who runs a strip club. Hey, he’s also dead, at least according to the gang that tossed him out like last week’s garbage. Literally. Don’t worry, though-he bounced back from all that, and now he’s trying to make a new life for himself, but the effort is stretching him pretty thin. How can he get revenge on his old boss, keep a street kid out of trouble, make a dancer fall in love with him and stop a mysterious society from taking over the world? Eel has no idea! Find out in this title collecting the six-issue miniseries.

PRODIGY #5 (OF 6) (MR)
RAT QUEENS SPEC SWAMP ROMP (ONE-SHOT) (MR)
RED HOOD OUTLAW #33
ROCKY BULLWINKLE BEST BORIS NATASHA #1
RONIN ISLAND #2
RUNAWAYS BY ROWELL AND ANKA TP VOL 03 THAT WAS YESTERDAY
SANJULIAN MASTER OF FANTASY ART SC
SAVAGE DRAGON #243 (MR)
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #4

SCIENCE COMICS WILD WEATHER SC GN

(W) M. K. Reed (A/CA) Jonathan Hill

Furious floods, looming landslides, terrifying tornadoes, ferocious forest fires! Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something? As “snowpocalypse” descends once again, one temperamental weatherman is determined to set the record straight on the myths and misconceptions surrounding the elements. What is the difference between weather and climate? How do weather satellites predict the future? Can someone outrun a tornado? Does the rotation of the Earth affect wind currents? And does meteorology have anything to do with meteors? Stormin’ Norman Weatherby is gearing up to answer all your wildest questions! Available in softcover and hardcover editions.

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #36
SHADOW DEATH OF MARGO LANE HC SGN LTD ED
SHE COULD FLY LOST PILOT #1 (OF 5) (MR)
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #49
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 08 ROAD TRIP
STAR WARS AOR GRAND MOFF TARKIN #1
STAR WARS AOR PRINCESS LEIA #1
STAR WARS TP VOL 10 ESCAPE
STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV OMNIBUS SC
SUNSTONE COLLAR PIN
SUNSTONE HANDS PIN
SUPERGIRL #29
SUPERMAN #10
SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN BY JACK KIRBY TP
SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1
TITANS #36
TRUE BELIEVERS AVENGERS STORMBREAKER #1
TRUE BELIEVERS AVENGERS THANOS AND GAMORA #1
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #43 WR
UNDERFOOT GN VOL 01 MIGHTY DEEP
UNNATURAL TP VOL 02 (MR)
UNSTOPPABLE WASP #6
VAMPIRELLA REANIMATOR #4
VINCENT GN BOOK 01 GUIDE TO LOVE MAGIC & RPG
WALT & SKEEZIX HC VOL 07 1933 – 1934
WAR OF REALMS JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #1 (OF 5) WR
WEB OF VENOM CULT OF CARNAGE #1

WHEN I ARRIVED AT CASTLE GN

(W) Emily Carroll (A/CA) Emily Carroll

The creator of the bestselling Through The Woods returns with a truly modern horror feast preying on the psyche of today’s youth. Lushly illustrated, with especially deep, blood reds, and combining prose passages, in a nod to Gothic epistolary novels, When I Arrived at the Castle draws the reader into its dark corridors and singular vision.

WINTER SOLDIER #5 (OF 5)
WITCH HAT ATELIER GN VOL 01
WONDER TWINS #3 (OF 6)
WONDER WOMAN #68
X-23 #11
X-FORCE #6


(A) = Adult Readers
GN = Graphic Novel
HC = Hardcover
(MR) = Mature Readers
OGN = Original Graphic Novel (never released as issues)
SC = Softcover
TP = Trade Paperback
YR = Young Reader

Thank you!
Million Year Picnic
99 MT Auburn ST downstairs
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-6763

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.

Image of the name Lillian Melcher

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/