Intro to Comix Creation ONLINE class for kids!

A young person helps Jason design Traffic Man, a superhero!

Hey friends with kids! We have a SPECIAL OFFER for you!

Since many of us are stuck at home, a friend of the Million Year Picnic — Harvard Instructor Jason Wiser — has offered to teach a class online, Intro to Comix Creation, to kids 8 and older. This would be a one-week class, running from Monday, 23 March 2020 through Friday, 27 March 2020, live at 11am and going for an hour each day. Each lesson will be recorded so that if you are not available for the live version, you or your child can watch it later that day. But note that Jason has already lined up a teaching assistant to help him respond to questions in real time. He’s also hoping to organize the students into small chat groups with kids of the same age (Note this is why we are asking for the names and ages of the children enrolled.)

– Intro to Comix Creation
– $50 per household (five 1-hour classes)
– Monday, 3/23 through Friday, 3/27 at 11am
– Please provide your email address (for the URL to connect you and your child to the class; no special software is needed; you’ll receive the link about a half-hour before class starts at 11am) as well as the first name(s) and the age(s) of your child (or children)

Payment can be made in person at the Million Year Picnic (99 Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge), on the phone with a credit card (617-492-6763), or via PayPal to blanton7772000@yahoo.com (but please don’t email that address; put your email and the names/ages of your child/children in the “Add a note” section).

We will cap this class at 50 students, so act fast! Registration ENDS on SATURDAY, 21 March 2020!

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.

Thank you,
The MYP Crew
99 MT Auburn ST (downstairs)
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-6763
millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com
https://www.themillionyearpicnic.com/

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Hey friends! When we email out this very shiplist EVERY single week, we often include events from around the greater Boston metropolitan area. These are not events we’re running or even events we’re attending. They’re just stuff we’ve heard about that we thought you might enjoy. We don’t really have time to put all of them up here on the website, so you ONLY get them if you’re on our mailing list. We also email the shiplist to the list first, usually on Sunday night, and then put it up here on the web when we have time. (Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of time, so… there ya go.) If you’d like to join our email list, go here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/millionyearpicnic

Shortages

BATMAN DECADES #7 2000S BATMAN
BATMAN DECADES #8 2010S BATMAN
DEJAH THORIS (2019) #4
GOLDIE VANCE HOTEL WHODUNIT SC

Delayed by Diamond

20TH CENTURY BOYS TP VOL 07 PERFECT ED URASAWA
GIRL FROM OTHER SIDE SIUIL RUN GN VOL 08

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 11 March 2020

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Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Shortages

MAGICAL BEATDOWN #2 (MR)
ONCE OUR LAND BOOK TWO #2
PLANET OF THE APES WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE TP

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 27 March 2019

2000 AD PACK FEBRUARY 2019
ACTION COMICS #1009
ADVENTURE TIME SEASON 11 #6
AGE OF X-MAN X-TREMISTS #2 (OF 5)
AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE MARVELOUS MEMOIR TP
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18
ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION TP VOL 02 LEX MACHINA
ARCHIE AND ME JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #16
ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 TP
ARPEGGIO OF BLUE STEEL GN VOL 14 (MR)
AVANT-GUARDS #3 (OF 12)
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #7 (OF 10)
BARRIER LIMITED ED SLIPCASE SET (MR)
BATGIRL #33
BATMAN BEYOND #30
BEYONDERS #5
BLACK HAMMER AGE OF DOOM #9
BLACK PANTHER #10
BLACK SCIENCE #39 (MR)
BLACK WIDOW #3
BOOKS OF MAGIC #6 (MR)
CINEMA PURGATORIO #17 (MR)
CLOAK AND DAGGER MPGN TP NEGATIVE EXPOSURE
CODA #10 (OF 12)
CRIMSON LOTUS #5 (OF 5)
DAREDEVIL #3
DC PREVIEWS #12
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000
DIAL H FOR HERO #1 (OF 6)
DISNEY COMICS AND STORIES #4
DOCTOR STRANGE #12
DRAGON GOES HOUSE HUNTING GN VOL 02
FANTASTIC FOUR #8
FEMME MAGNIFIQUE 10 MAGNIFICENT WOMEN CHANGED WORLD
FIGHT CLUB 3 #3 (MR)
FLASH #67
FLASH TP VOL 09 RECKONING FORCES
FORGOTTEN QUEEN #2 (OF 4)
FREEDOM FIGHTERS #4 (OF 12)
GI JOE SIERRA MUERTE #2
GLOW #1
GODDESS MODE #4 (MR)
GOMER GOOF GN VOL 03 GONE WITH GOOF

HANDMAIDS TALE GN

(W) Margaret Atwood (A) Renee Naul

An instant classic when it was published in 1985, Atwood’s genre-bending, dystopian story comes to life in this new, beautifully illustrated graphic novel. The story is iconic: In the Republic of Gilead, a Handmaid named Offred lives in the home of the Commander, to the purpose that she become pregnant with his child. Stripped of her most basic freedoms, (work, property, her own name), Offred remembers a different time, not so long ago, when she was valuable for more than her viable ovaries, when she was mother to a daughter she could keep, and when she and her husband lived and loved as equals. Darkly prescient, scathingly sarcastic, and eminently frightening, The Handmaid’s Tale has only gained relevance since it was originally published, and remains one of the most powerful, widely read stories of our times.

HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 02 HARLEY DESTROYS THE UNIVERSE
HELLBOY AND BPRD 1956 #5 (OF 5)
HEROES IN CRISIS #7 (OF 9)
HEX WIVES #6 (MR)
HULKVERINES #2 (OF 3)
ICE CREAM MAN #11 (MR)
IMMORTAL HULK #1 4TH Printing
INCREDIBLE HULK #181 FACSIMILE EDITION
INVADER ZIM #41
INVADERS #3
IRONHEART #4
ISOLA #7
JIM HENSON LABYRINTH CORONATION #12
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #405
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #13 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #7
LOEG TEMPEST #5
LOLLIPOP KIDS #4

LUMBERJANES TP VOL 11

(W) Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh (A) Ayme Sotuyo (CA) Kat Leyh

When Molly makes a deal with a mysterious Voice in the woods surrounding Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types to slow down time, all she wants is more time to spend with her friends at camp, hiking and doing crafts, and playing music and having fun.

Unfortunately there are… side effects, and it’s up to Roanoke Cabin to to set time right again, and save camp! Collects issues #41-44.

MAN-EATERS #7
MARTIAN MANHUNTER #4 (OF 12)
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #3
MARVEL PREVIEWS VOL 04 #21 APRIL 2019
MARVEL RISING #1 (OF 5)
MASK OMNIBUS TP VOL 01

MERA TIDEBREAKER TP DC INK

(W) Danielle Paige (A/CA) Stephen Byrne

Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court, and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown….

When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry-the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera’s side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution?

An astonishing story that explores duty, love, heroism, and freedom…all through the eyes of readers’ favorite undersea royalty.

From New York Times best-selling author Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die) and artist Stephen Byrne comes a Mera-and-Aquaman story that explores Mera’s first steps on land, and her first steps as a hero or villain, forcing her to choose to follow her heart or her mission to kill.

MIDDLE-EARTH HC JOURNEYS IN MYTH AND LEGEND
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #37
MIND MGMT OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 MANAGER AND FUTURIST PART 1
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #41
MR AND MRS X #9

MS MARVEL TP VOL 10 TIME AND AGAIN

(W) G. Willow Wilson, Saladin Ahmed, More (A) Nico Leon, Elmo Bondoc, More (CA) Valerio Schiti

Kamala Khan continues to mix super-heroic adventure with fun and friendship! Starting with…a slumber party! But if calamity strikes Jersey City while Kamala is having a sleepover with Nakia, Zoe and Mike, how can Ms. Marvel save the day without bailing on her best friends? And speaking of BFFs, Bruno is back – and he and Kamala are learning how to be pals again. What better bonding experience than geeking out over a little science? And what better experiment to run than trying to figure out how Ms. Marvel’s powers work? But when things go awry and with her uncanny abilities on the fritz, Kamala will have to pull it together to battle a classic Marvel villain! The next big step for Kamala Khan begins here! Collecting MS. MARVEL (2015) #31-37. Rated T+

NON NON BIYORI GN VOL 11
OUR SUPER ADVENTURE HC VOL 01 PRESS START TO BEGIN
OUT OF THE BLUE HC GN VOL 01 (OF 2)
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #40 (MR)
PETER CANNON THUNDERBOLT #3

PIONEERING CARTOONISTS OF COLOR SC (O/A)

(W) Tim Jackson

Syndicated cartoonist and illustrator Tim Jackson offers an unprecedented look at the rich yet largely untold story of African American cartoon artists. This book provides a historical record of the men and women who created seventy-plus comic strips, many editorial cartoons, and illustrations for articles. The volume covers the mid-1880s, the early years of the self-proclaimed black press, to 1968, when African American cartoon artists were accepted in the so-called mainstream.

PREVIEWS #367 APRIL 2019
QUINCREDIBLE #5
REALM #12 (MR)
REGRESSION TP VOL 03 (MR)

ROLLING STONES IN COMICS HC

(W) Ceka (A/CA) Various

When the Rolling Stones hit the scene in the 60’s, it was to play Rhythm & Blues, nothing more. They are far from imagining that they are not just going to change music but also become the mouthpiece of a changing world. Sticking their tongue out at the establishment with their brilliant music and hard-hitting lyrics, they achieve planetary-wide success. With Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the lead, these rebels have become, over fifty years, not just music, but a whole attitude! Through twenty-one stories in comics accompanied by biographical texts and a rich iconography, this book makes you relive, in a totally new way, the incredible epic of one of the biggest rock bands ever.

SABRINA TEENAGE WITCH #1 (OF 5)
SCARY MONSTERS YEARBOOK 2019 MONSTER MEMORIES
SGT FURY EPIC COLLECTION TP HOWLING COMMANDOS
SHARKEY BOUNTY HUNTER #2 (OF 6) (MR)
SHAZAM #4
SHOW ME HISTORY GN ALEXANDER HAMILTON FIGHTING FOUNDING FATHER
SHOW ME HISTORY GN MARTIN LUTHER KING VOICE OF EQUALITY
SILENCER #15
SIM CITY ISS AFTER & TEENAGE MONEY NABBING CEREBI ONE SHOT
SKYWARD #11
SNOTGIRL #13
SNOW DAY TP (MR)
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #48
SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME PRELUDE #1 (OF 2)
STAR BASTARD #1
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #19
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #30
STAR WARS VADER DARK VISIONS #2 (OF 5)
STUMPTOWN TP VOL 04 THE CASE OF A CUP OF JOE
SUPER SONS THE POLARSHIELD PROJECT TP DC ZOOM
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #4
TERRIFICS #14
THE BALLAD OF SANG TP
UMBRELLA ACADEMY HOTEL OBLIVION #6
WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK NEWSPAPER COMICS HC VOL 05
WEAPON H TP VOL 02 WAR FOR WEIRDWORLD
WHAT IF? WITH GREAT POWER TP
WILLIAM GIBSON ALIEN 3 #5
WONDER WOMAN #67
X-FORCE #5


(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

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Shortages

CHAM BEST COMIC STRIPS & GRAPHIC NOVELETTES 1839 – 1862 HC
PENNY DREADFUL TP VOL 03
MONSTRESS #21 (Diamond shorted us our shelf copies during delivery)

Weekly Shiplist for Wednesday, 20 March 2019

20TH CENTURY BOYS PERFECT ED URASAWA VOL 03
ADVENTURE TIME MARCY & SIMON #3 (OF 6)
AGE OF X-MAN AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #2 (OF 5)
AGE OF X-MAN NEXTGEN #2 (OF 5)
AHO GIRL (CLUELESS GIRL) GN VOL 11
AMERICAN CARNAGE #5 (MR)

ANGEL CLAWS HC (MR

(W) Alejandro Jodorowsky (A) Moebius

The duo of Alexandro Jodorowsky and Moebius lead us on a sensual and poetic journey, creating before us an erotic masterpiece. In Angel Claws, frequent collaborators Jodorowsky and Moebius indulge their naughtier sides as they describe a young woman’s quest for sexual awakening. Suggestive eroticism quickly evolves to metaphysical delirium. With a forward by Diana Picasso, grand-daughter of Pablo Picasso.

AQUAMAN #46
ARCHIE #703
ARCHIE MILESTONES DIGEST #1
AS MISS BEELZEBUB LIKES GN VOL 05
AUTHORITY BY ED BRUBAKER & DUSTIN NGUYEN TP
AVATAR TSU TEYS PATH #3
AVENGERS #17 WR
AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME #6 (OF 10)
BATMAN #67
BATMAN TP VOL 09 THE TYRANT WING

BEASTS OF BURDEN WISE DOGS & ELDRITCH MEN HC

(W) Evan Dorkin (A/CA) Benjamin Dewey

This eight-time Eisner Award-winning comic book series blending fantasy and humor features the adventures of paranormal pets investigating the horrors of Burden Hill.

A heroic pack of canines known as the Wise Dogs sets off on a mission to clean up a Pennsylvania corridor plagued by seemingly unrelated occult disturbances that include a fire salamander and a horde of mutant lurkers. A link is found among the various disturbances, leading our heroes to a mountain village inhabited by a survivalist witch-cult who have discovered the existence of a “Blood Lure” attracting occult forces, creatures, and many more terrors to Burden Hill!

This volume collects the comic-book series Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men issues #1-4.

BELZEBUBS HC
BIG NATE PAYBACK TIME TP
BITTER ROOT #5 (MR)
BLACK BADGE #8
BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL TP
BLOODBORNE #10 (MR)
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #14
BPRD HELL ON EARTH HC VOL 05
CAPTAIN MARVEL #3
CATWAD GN VOL 01 ITS ME
CAVEWOMAN MARKHAMS MANSION ONE SHOT #1 (OF 1)

CLEOPATRA IN SPACE GN VOL 05 FALLEN EMPIRES

(W) Mike Maihack (A/CA) Mike Maihack

Cleo goes into hiding after a mysterious death at Yasiro Academy, and she and her friends set out to uncover the spy who must be working within the school’s ranks. Meanwhile, Xaius Octavian continues his assault on the galaxy as his complicated origin story, and how he went from being Cleo’s best friend to a ruthless dictator, is revealed. In the end, a space battle and dramatic confrontation between Cleo and Octavian will change both of their lives forever.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2 3RD Printing
CREEPS #18 (MR)
CRETACEOUS GN
CRIMINAL #3 (MR)
CROWDED TP VOL 01
DAMAGE #15
DARK NIGHTS METAL DARK KNIGHTS RISING TP
DARK RED #1
DEEP SPACE CANINE TP
DEVIL IS PART TIMER GN VOL 13
DIRTY OLD TANK GIRL TP (MR)
DISNEY MASTERS HC VOL 07 MURRY MOUSE PIRATES TABASCO BAY
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS A DARKENED WISH #1
EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR #6 (MR)
ENCOUNTER TP VOL 02
EVOLUTION #15 (MR)
FAMILY MAN
FARMHAND #6 (MR)
FEMFORCE #185

FIREFLY BAD COMPANY #1

(W) Josh Lee Gordon (A) Francesco Mortarino, Giuseppe Cafaro (CA) Diego Galindo

In this 40-page celebration, take a look into the never-before-seen history of one of the most beloved Firefly characters in the ‘Verse-SAFFRON! Journey through the early days of Saffron’s life, from before her fateful meeting/marriage to Mal. This is an origin story no Firefly fan is sure to forget!

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #4
GANTZ G TP VOL 03
GIRAFFES ON HORSEBACK SALAD GN
GLEIPNIR GN VOL 01 (MR)

GUANTANAMO KID GN

(W) Jerome Tubiana (A/CA) Alexandre Franc

Saudi Arabia offers few prospects for the bright young Mohammed El-Gharani. His access to healthcare and education are restricted; nor can he make the most of his entrepreneurial spirit. At the age of 14, Mohammed seizes an opportunity to study in Pakistan. One Friday in Karachi, Mohammed is detained during a raid on his local mosque. After being beaten and interrogated, he is sold to the American government by the Pakistani forces as a member of Al-Qaida with links to Osama Bin Laden, but Mohammed has heard of neither. The Americans fly him first to Kandahar and then to Guantánamo Bay. Guantanamo Kid tells the story of one of Guantanamo Bay’s youngest detainees.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #3
HIGH LEVEL #2 (MR)
HOGANS ALLEY #22

I RENE TARDI PRISONER OF WAR IN STALAG IIB HC VOL 02

(W) Jacques Tardi (A/CA) Jacques Tardi

The conclusion to a Magnum Opus from one of our greatest contemporary cartoonists. Picking up where Vol. 1 left off, the second volume of Stalag IIB begins when captured French soldier Rene Tardi finally gets a taste of freedom, as prisoners and German officers alike are forced to evacuate the POW camp he has languished in for the past four years. Thus begins the long, grueling journey eastward, where Tardi and his fellow POWs must evade the pursuing Russian Army, stave off their gnawing hunger, and contend with the increasingly ill-tempered and vicious German soldiers accompanying them. Throughout this harrowing odyssey, the only thing that keeps him going is the hope that he’ll one day return home to France, where his wife Henriette patiently awaits him.

Featuring meticulous line work punctuated by stunning splashes of color, Jacques Tardi’s grim yet heartening biographical portrait of his father’s life as a soldier during WWII is a personal and artistic triumph.

ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #63
IM NOT POPULAR GN VOL 13
IMMORTAL HULK #15
INFINITY 8 #10 (MR)
INVISIBLE KINGDOM #1
JAMES BOND 007 #5
JUSTICE LEAGUE #20
KAIJUMAX SEASON 4 #5 (OF 6) (MR)
LAZARUS RISEN #1 (MR)
LIFE & DEATH OF TOYO HARADA #1 (OF 6)
LUCIFER #6 (MR)
LUMBERJANES #60
MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #3
MEET THE SKRULLS #2 (OF 5)
MIDDLEWEST #5 (MR)
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS TP VOL 07
MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #4
MONSTRESS #21 (MR)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 #5
NAOMI #3
NIGHTWING #58
ONE WEEK FRIENDS GN VOL 06
OUTPOST ZERO #8
PEARL #7 (MR)
POLAR HC VOL 04 KAISER FALLS
QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO THEY THEM PRONOUNS GN
RETURN OF WOLVERINE TP
SAGA OF TANYA EVIL LIGHT NOVEL SC VOL 05
SAILOR MOON ETERNAL ED VOL 03
SANDMAN TP VOL 06 FABLES & REFLECTIONS 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
SAVAGE SWORD CONAN HC ORIG MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS VOL
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #3
SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 03
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #15
SPARROWHAWK #5 (OF 5)
SPIDER-MAN CITY AT WAR #1 (OF 6)
SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY #1 (OF 6)
STAR WARS #63
STAR WARS JEDI ACADEMY YR HC VOL 07 REVENGE OF THE SIS
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION OLD REPUBLIC TP
STAR WARS SOLO ADAPTATION #6 (OF 7)
STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #26
STRONGHOLD #2
SUNSTONE OGN VOL 06 (MR)
TEEN TITANS #28 TERMINUS AGENDA
TEEN TITANS GO #33
THOR #11 WR
TMNT ONGOING #92
UNCANNY X-MEN #14
UQ HOLDER GN VOL 16 (MR)
VEI GN
VENOM #12
WARNING #5 (MR)
WATCHMEN DC MODERN CLASSICS HC
WEST COAST AVENGERS #9
WILD STORM #21
WOLVERINE INFINITY WATCH #2 (OF 5)
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #87
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #25


(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