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

Announcements & Local Events for June 2018

We are NOT AFFILIATED with any of the following, but they all seem like cool local stuff for us to support.

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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.

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/best-of-boston-readers-poll/

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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!

https://goo.gl/forms/YFGducJ2W0117PGl2

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Being True LGBTQ Comics Anthology Kickstarter is LIVE!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/586200780/being-true-lgbtq-comics-anthology

Being True is a comics anthology celebrating LGBTQ life and identity! Our stories combine fiction and nonfiction and span all genres.

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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*

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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.

KEITH KNIGHT POP-UP SHOP & SIGNING!!!

LAST MINUTE BREAKING NEWS!!!
KEITH KNIGHT POP-UP SHOP SIGNING AT THE MILLION YEAR PICNIC!!!
5-7pm on Wednesday, 9 May 2018!!!
http://www.kchronicles.com/

ALSO, on Thursday, 10 May 2018
A Conversation on Race (Panels/book signing)
7-9:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Linden School Auditorium
29 Wescott Street, Malden MA

As part of this year’s One City, One Book program, Malden Reads is hosting a Conversation on Race using the 2018 book selection, “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas, and incorporating insights from the Boston Globe Spotlight Series.

The panel discussion on race includes special guests Kerri Greenidge, Brendan Kiely, Keith Knight, and Neil Swidey.

https://maldenreads.wordpress.com/a-conversation-on-race/

Seating is limited, tickets are recommended:

https://maldenreads-race-conversation.eventbrite.com

[Note: MYP is not affiliated with the Malden event.]

SOMERVILLE PUBLIC LIBARARY COMIX CON

SOMERVILLE PUBLIC LIBARARY COMIX CON
Saturday, 5 May 2018
11am – 4pm
Central Library Conference Room
FREE

http://www.somervillepubliclibrary.org/ – Check the Program & Events Calendar!

The Somerville Public Library Comix Con is an all-ages celebration of fandom, combining the worlds of film and television, science fiction, fantasy, comic books, graphic novels, anime, books, cartoons, gaming, and collectibles!

Cosplay Presentation • Costume Contest • Visit from Imperial Troopers from the 501st Legion • Artists’ Alley with over 30 Local Artists • Board Games with Knight Moves • Superhero Scavenger Hunt • K-pop Trivia & Karaoke • Fandom Photo Ops • Prizes • Free Comic Books • Make-Your-own Magic Wands • Free Food While It Lasts • and more!

A detailed schedule will be provided in the near future.

This program is free, wheelchair accessible, and funded in part by the Friends of the Somerville Public Library.

[The MYP is not affiliated with this event. We are providing these details for our friends & neighbors.]