The Million Year Picnic is delighted to announce that we’re hosting an informal gathering for women and nonbinary comics creators in the greater Boston metropolitan area! Next Tuesday evening, 6/18/2019, after the store closes, 7-9pm! Hosted by comics creator Marika McCoola & MYP’s Kelly J. Cooper! Snacks & drinks & comicky talkin!
UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!
THERE WILL BE SNACKS!
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!!!
Jay Kennedy will be signing at the shop from 10am-noon!
AND we’re having a big BIG SALE! 15% off young adult/kid graphic novels!!! 20% off back issues from the open bins (not the wall though, sorry), & 20% off all NEW comics!
WE HAVE TWO SIGNINGS COMING UP!!!
LB Lee Signing
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018
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/
Tony Sedani Signing
Date: Saturday, 4 August 2018
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
We are NOT AFFILIATED with any of the following, but they all seem like cool local stuff for us to support.
Boston Magazine is doing their annual Best of Boston Readers Poll & they FINALLY have an entry for Comic Shops! And we’re not on it. BUT, you could write us in! Or vote for your favorite! Thank you.
Scout Magazine‘s Honored Nominations for their Cambridge edition is a Google form. They don’t have an entry for comic shops, but you could put us in under Bookstores!
Being True LGBTQ Comics Anthology Kickstarter is LIVE!
Being True is a comics anthology celebrating LGBTQ life and identity! Our stories combine fiction and nonfiction and span all genres.
Personal Comics Workshop
Thursday, June 7
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
The Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington Street, Brookline
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/personal-comics-workshop-tickets-46225475642
Receive an introduction to comics-making from concept to inking from author/illustrator Jonathan Todd. Jonathan will share with you:
• Exposure to zine-style autobiographical and personal comics i.e. drawing comics about personal experiences and thoughts, such as the work of Ms. Gabrielle Bell (https://www.patreon.com/posts/13518637)
• How to break down a scene from their story into panels using thumbnail sketches
• How to clearly letter a comics page
• How to pencil a page
• How to ink a page, including exposure to brush and ink and pen and ink
*For ages 10 – 18 *
*Generously provided through the Sperber Fund*
Learn Something New: Understanding Comics
Monday, June 18
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
The Public Library of Brookline – Brookline Village, 361 Washington Street, Brookline
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-something-new-understanding-comics-registration-45005946999
Comics are their own storytelling format and can tell all kinds of stories. Whether you pour over the Sunday comic strips, read stacks of Japanese manga, or settle in with the latest graphic novel memoir, there is a title for you. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Scott McCloud’s landmark text Understanding Comics, a guide to how comics work written in the format. Everyone from new comics readers to long-time enthusiasts are invited to join the library’s resident comics expert Robin Brenner to learn how to decode visual cues, read in between the panels, and understand how this hybrid medium engages our brains.
This event is part of the Learn Something New series. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.