Brian Michael Bendis: The 2018 Julius Schwartz Lecture

Brian Michael Bendis: The 2018 Julius Schwartz Lecture
Thursday, November 8
5:30pm to 7:00pm
MIT, Building 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing is thrilled to welcome award-winning comics creator Brian Michael Bendis, a New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics, for the 2018 Julius Schwartz lecture.

For the last eighteen years, Brian’s books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts. Now with DC Comics, he is the co-creator and consulting producer of the Peabody Award-winning Jessica Jones on Netflix from Marvel TV. For Marvel entertainment, Bendis was the monthly writer of the bestselling Defenders, Jessica Jones, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy series.

The introduction of the multiracial Spider-Man, Miles Morales, made the front page of USA Today and went on to become an international hotbed political topic featured on Fox News, CNN, The Daily Show, Conan O’Brien, Howard Stern, and many others.

The news of a new ‘Iron man’ character in the form of 15-year-old Riri Williams made massive international headlines when the story broke in Time magazine. Her solo debut as Invincible Iron man debuted in the top five nationwide.

Before that, Brian completed a 100 issue run on the X-Men franchise with the debut of ALL NEW X-MEN and UNCANNY X-MEN and 9 years helming Marvel’s popular AVENGERS franchise by writing every issue of the NEW AVENGERS plus debuting the hit books AVENGERS, MIGHTY AVENGERS and DARK AVENGERS along with the wildly successful ‘event’ projects AVENGERS VERSUS X-MEN, HOUSE OF M, SECRET WAR, SPIDER-MEN, SECRET INVASION, AGE OF ULTRON, SIEGE, and CIVIL WAR 2.

In delivering the 2018 Julius Schwartz Lecture, Brian follows comics and science fiction legends Neil Gaiman (video) and J. Michael Straczynski (video).

The Julius Schwartz Lecture is hosted by the Comparative Media Studies/Writing program at MIT and was founded to honor the memory of longtime DC Comics editor Julius “Julie” Schwartz, whose contributions to our culture include co-founding the first science fiction fanzine in 1932, the first science fiction literary agency in 1934, and the first World Science Fiction Convention in 1939. Schwartz went on to launch a career in comics that would last for 42 years, during which time he helped launch the Silver Age of Comics, introduced the idea of parallel universes, and had a hand in the reinvention of such characters as Batman, Superman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, and the Atom.

https://calendar.mit.edu/event/brian_michael_bendis#.W9Xo-PZReUk

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Picturing Science and Engineering by Felice Frankel

Picturing Science and Engineering by Felice Frankel
Monday, November 5
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
MIT, Building 56-114, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

MechE & ChemE Communication Labs are co-hosting a talk by Felice Frankel on visual design in science communication, where she will preview examples and recipes from her upcoming book Picturing Science and Engineering. She will discuss various techniques in photography and graphics, with the focus on combining visual appeal with scientific impact.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/picturing-science-and-engineering-by-felice-frankel-tickets-51022219833

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MICE 2018

We will be tabling at MICE — The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo — again in 2018!!!

Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21

Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Cambridge, MA

University Hall at Lesley University
1815 Massachusetts Ave
(Steps from the Porter Square T stop & on the 77 & 96 bus lines)

Free Admission – KID FRIENDLY!

Panels, workshops, and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Please stop by and say HELLO!!!

For a schedule, list of attendees, exhibitors map, and all that great stuff, visit http://www.micexpo.org/!

Author Talk Back Series featuring Vita Ayala

The Author Talk Back Series featuring Vita Ayala is this Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:00-8:30 PM at the Isabella Stewart Museum! And it’s FREE!

Vita Ayala
Thu, September 6, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115

Description

Join Finesse Lit for our first Author Talk Back featuring comic book writer Vita Ayala!

Vita Ayala is a queer Afro-Latinx writer out of New York City, where they live with their wife and cat sons. They have written for DC, Dark Horse, Image, Marvel, and Valiant Comics, and have creator owned work through Black Mask Studios (THE WILDS) and Vault Comics (SUBMERGED). They’re non-stop, like Hamilton!

Event is free. Check in table opens at 5pm, the talk kicks off around 6pm. Please arrive on time — space is limited!

For more information on parking and directions, go here.

NOTE: The Million Year Picnic is not affiliated with this event. We just think Vita’s cool.

Two Signings!

WE HAVE TWO SIGNINGS COMING UP!!!

LB Lee Signing
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Here at the MYP!

Local author/artist, member of the Boston Comics Roundtable, and regular workshop presenter at the Boston Comics Workspace, LB Lee will be at our store on Saturday 28 July 2018 for a signing. LB has been making mental health comics since 2007 and their work is used by mental health providers in four different states!

LB has TWO new books! One is FLIGHTS OF REALITY: Ten years of sci-fi, fantasy, and genre-busters, ranging from the silly to the Biblical. Roughly 150 pages and thirty stories of illustrated short fiction. Buy the paper book for $22, or nab the ebook for $11.

The other is only available digitally: CULTIPLES #2: The Fandom Cults of Draven: A history of twenty years of fandom cults, including Harry Potter, the Matrix, the X-Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, all perpetrated by one multiple system. Ebook only; $12.

LB’s website: http://healthymultiplicity.com/loonybrain/

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Tony Sedani Signing
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Here at the MYP!

It’s been 5 years since Return to Rander debuted on the indie comic scene and to commemorate it creator, writer and artist Tony Sedani has put together a 300 page complete edition that brings all content new and old into one full experience. The western inspired mystery now has extra chapters to bring more depth to the story as well as loads of short stories that will bring you closer to all of the characters in the Return to Rander world.

In 2018, Tony got a LOT of work published:
The Tick Free Comic Book Day Issue (comic) writer/artist Back-Up Story
Return to Rander 300 page complete edition (comic) Creator / writer / artist
All-Star FUBAR (comic) short story artist
Skin Deep #2 (comic) co-creator/artist
Last Day – (comic) Variant Cover Artist
Tales to Enlighten (comic) Legends of the Coke Knight Artist

Tony’s website: http://www.tonysedani.com