FINAL Comix Creation Classes for Kids in 2020!!!

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The Million Year Picnic comic shop is still closed to browsing, but that doesn’t mean we’re not working! We’re doing curbside pick-ups, free local deliveries for orders over $15, and shipping all over the country! AND, our friend Jason Wiser is offering THE FINAL COMIX CREATION CLASS FOR KIDS IN 2020! After this class, there will be NO MORE CLASSES in 2020!

The final Level 2 class will run Monday-Friday, August 17-21, 2020, time TBD. Classes will be recorded if you miss a day! We suggest taking Level 1 as a prerequisite, but it’s not required.

These classes run 5 days a week, 1 hour a day through a Zoom link provided by the teacher for kids age 8 and older. Students can participate through an Internet-connected laptop or tablet, and materials are typically paper, pencil, and pen. All work is optional, but kindness is mandatory!

We are offering this class as a Pay-What-You-Can deal (which includes free). To register, either send the suggested $50 fee (that’s per household, so 1 kid or 5 kids, it’s the same price) to the Million Year Picnic comic book store via PayPal to blanton7772000@yahoo.com (but do not email this address as it’s not monitored; you can also use the PayPal button below) OR, simply email millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com to let us know you’d like to register but can’t afford to pay at this time.

IN THE PAYPAL “NOTE” FIELD (or in your email), PLEASE PROVIDE:
(1). Your child’s name
(2). Your child’s age
(3). An email address (to send you the daily Zoom link).

If PayPal doesn’t show you a NOTE field, please email this information to millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com!

(Pay what you can, suggested fee is $50.)

If you have problems with PayPal or need to use a different payment method, please contact us at millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com or call 617-492-6763. Either Tony or Kelly is in the shop every day between 2pm and 6pm (sometimes earlier, sometimes later).

Note that this is a fundraiser for the shop as Jason let’s us keep the bulk of the fees! You’re helping a Black-owned business stay afloat!

If you do not see an email from us by 30 minutes before the start of the first day of class, it might be in your spam folder. Please check, and please email Jason@YayaPlay.com with questions! Jason’s website is http://www.yayaplay.com/classes.html

ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Jason Wiser is a Harvard Instructor of Comics, Animation, and Game Development. His comics work has been published in the Boston Globe, his animation has appeared on the Disney TV show “Greek” and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his published games include the award-winning cooperative card game for kids “Monsters in the Elevator” (www.YayaPlay.com/MITE).

SHARING IS CARING! THANK YOU!!!

More Comix Creation Classes for Kids in July and August!

The shop is still closed to browsing, but that doesn’t mean we’re not working! We’re doing curbside pick-ups, free local deliveries for orders over $15, and shipping all over the country! AND, our friend Jason Wiser is offering another set of COMIX CREATION CLASSES FOR KIDS! The next Level 1 course begins this coming Monday, 20 July 2020, from 4-5pm daily. Classes will be recorded if you miss a day! (The class will run again from August 10-14 2020; the next Level 2 class will be August 17-21, 2020, time TBD.)

These classes run 5 days a week, 1 hour a day through a Zoom link provided by the teacher for kids age 8 and older. Students can participate through an Internet-connected laptop or tablet, and materials are typically paper, pencil, and pen. All work is optional, but kindness is mandatory!

To register, please send the $50 course fee (per household, so 1 kid or 5 kids, it’s the same price) to the Million Year Picnic comic book store via PayPal.

IN THE PAYPAL “NOTE” FIELD, PLEASE PROVIDE:
(1). The Course Name & Date (e.g., “Comix 1” or “Comix 2” plus “Week of July 20” or “Week of August 10” or “Week of August 17”)
(2). Your Child’s Name and Age
(3). An email address (to send you the daily Zoom link).

If you have problems with PayPal or need to use a different payment method, please contact us at millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com or call 617-492-6763.

Note that this is a fundraiser for the shop as Jason let’s us keep the bulk of the fees! You’re helping us stay in business!

If you do not see an email from us by 3:30pm of the first day of class, it might be in your spam folder. Please check, and please email Jason@YayaPlay.com with questions! Jason’s website is http://www.yayaplay.com/classes.html

ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Jason Wiser is a Harvard Instructor of Comics, Animation, and Game Development. His comics work has been published in the Boston Globe, his animation has appeared on the Disney TV show “Greek” and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his published games include the award-winning cooperative card game for kids “Monsters in the Elevator” (www.YayaPlay.com/MITE).

SHARING IS CARING! THANK YOU!!!

More Comix Creation Classes for Kids in June, July, and August!

The shop is still closed to customers, but that doesn’t mean we’re not working! We’re doing curbside pick-ups, free local deliveries for orders over $15, and shipping all over the country! AND, our friend Jason Wiser is offering another set of COMIX CREATION CLASSES FOR KIDS! The next Level 1 course begins this coming Monday, 15 June 2020, from 4-5pm daily. Classes will be recorded if you miss a day! (The class will run again from July 20-24 and August 10-14 2020; the next Level 2 class will be August 17-21, 2020, time TBD.)

These classes run 5-days a week, 1 hour a day through a Zoom link provided by the teacher. Students can participate through an Internet-connected laptop or tablet, and materials are typically paper, pencil, and pen. All work is optional, but kindness is mandatory!

To register, please send the $50 course fee (per household, so 1 kid or 5 kids, it’s the same price) to the Million Year Picnic comic book store via PayPal.

IN THE PAYPAL “NOTE” FIELD, PLEASE PROVIDE:
(1). The Course Name & Date (e.g., “Comix 1” or “Comix 2” plus “Week of June 15” or “Week of July 20” or “Week of August 10”)
(2). Your Child’s Name and Age
(3). An email address (to send you the daily Zoom link).

If you have problems with PayPal or need to use a different payment method, please contact us at millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com or call 617-492-6763.

Note that this is a fundraiser for the shop as Jason let’s us keep the bulk of the fees! You’re helping us stay in business!

If you do not see an email from us by 3:30pm of the first day of class, it might be in your spam folder. Please check, and please email Jason@YayaPlay.com with questions! Jason’s website is http://www.yayaplay.com/classes.html

ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Jason Wiser is a Harvard Instructor of Comics, Animation, and Game Development. His comics work has been published in the Boston Globe, his animation has appeared on the Disney TV show “Greek” and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his published games include the award-winning cooperative card game for kids “Monsters in the Elevator” (www.YayaPlay.com/MITE).

PLEASE SHARE THIS AROUND! THANK YOU!!!

New All-Ages Anthology by the Boston Comics Roundtable Available Exclusively from MYP

BOSTON POWERS #1: The first issue of a new, all-ages comic book from the Boston Comics Roundtable: superhero comics set in and around Boston. A young superheroine and a vampire fight it out in a swamp near Salem; a boy discovers his own hidden powers while facing down his demons at the Roger Clap Elementary school in Dorchester; a group of superkids has to deal with delays on the T while hurrying to battle a pink slime monster at the Prudential.

If you live in the greater Cambridge, Watertown, Arlington, Medford, Somerville, Waltham, Belmont, or Lexington area, and you buy ANY GRAPHIC NOVEL in addition to Boston Powers #1, the Million Year Picnic will deliver your order to you for FREE!

We are also offering curbside pickup again, starting on Tuesday, 26 May 2020. Check Twitter and Instagram for our hours during the pandemic.

If you prefer to have your copy of Boston Powers #1 shipped, there’s an additional fee of $3.50 for postage: $6 + $3.50:

The five locally-based superhero sagas in the first issue of a new all-ages comic book series Boston Powers were created by local writers and artists, all belonging to the Boston Comics Roundtable (BCR), an organization of comics makers that has been meeting regularly, holding events, and publishing anthologies since 2006. This is the group’s first series designed specifically for kids. Three issues are planned for this year, each featuring all-new, original super-characters, taking on monsters, supervillains, and evil corporations in recognizable locations.

“We wanted to emphasize the silly, colorful, imaginative excitement of the superhero genre, the reasons we all fell in love with it as young comics readers” says Dan Mazur, who edited the collection. “And by inventing superheroes whose turf is in and around Boston, we hope to have made something even more fun for local kids.” While the comic book promotes positive values and diversity, Boston Powers first goal is to entertain its readers and show them their own towns and neighborhoods as locations for adventure and fantasy.

Boston Powers was funded in part via a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year. The first issue of Boston Powers was to have debuted at the Boston Kids Comics Fest on April 27th, an event that was postponed due to the current health crisis. The comic book will instead be available for order online or via phone through the Million Year Picnic. Retail price is $6.00 for the 40 page, full-color comic.

If you’re looking for ideas for kid-friendly books to buy in order to qualify for FREE delivery, may we suggest the following? Contact us via email, millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com, or call 617-492-6763 (if you have to leave a message, we’ll get back to you) to arrange payment for Boston Powers #1 PLUS the comics or graphic novels of your choice!

Level 2 Comix Creation Classes for Kids! May 2020

Hello! It’s the 2020 pandemic and our physical location is CLOSED. But we are still selling books via FREE delivery to local locations and USPS shipping. In the meantime, we’re doing some fundraising through classes for kids on how to make comics!

Jason Wiser will AGAIN be running his Intro to Comix Creation ONLINE class LEVEL 2 for kids next week, Monday, 18 May 2020 through Friday, 22 May 2020 from 3-4pm. Jason’s website for the class is here: http://www.yayaplay.com/classes.html

  • Intro to Comix Creation LEVEL 2
  • For ages 8+
  • $50 per household – NOT per child! If you have one child or seven, it’s still $50!
  • Monday, 5/18 through Friday, 5/22 at 3pm
  • All your child needs is a pencil and paper!
  • Please provide your email address (for the URL to connect you and your child to the class; no special software is needed) as well as the first name(s) and the age(s) of your child (or children) in the PayPal “note” section!
  • You’ll receive the link by 2:30pm on Monday, before class starts

Payment can be made via PayPal to blanton7772000@yahoo.com (but please DO NOT email that address; please DO put your email address and the names/ages of your child/children in the “Add a note” section) or on the phone with a credit card (our number is 617-492-6763). Since we’re not in the shop on a regular basis during the current stay-at-home order, if you need to do a credit card transaction, email us at millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com or leave us a voice message with your phone number and a good time to call so that Tony Davis, owner of the MYP, can call you back. (I promise, we’re working on an e-commerce solution.) PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.

ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Jason Wiser is a Harvard Instructor of Comics, Animation, and Game Development. His comics work has been published in the Boston Globe, his animation has appeared on the Disney TV show “Greek” and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and his published games include the award-winning cooperative card game for kids “Monsters in the Elevator” (www.YayaPlay.com/MITE).

PLEASE SHARE THIS AROUND! Even if you don’t have kids, your friends might be interested! Jason is kindly letting us keep the proceeds of this venture to raise money for the shop while we’re all practicing social distancing.