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 email@example.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).
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Hello! It’s the 2020 pandemic, but we are still selling books! (Even though our physical location is closed to the public… for now!) If you live in the greater Cambridge, Watertown, Arlington, Medford, Somerville, Waltham, Belmont, or Lexington area, we will deliver them to your mailbox or front porch for FREE! We are also willing to ship you books. Contact us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-492-6763. (If you have to leave a message, we’ll get back to you.) You can also check our Instagram and Twitter pages for times when Tony will be in the store fielding calls. Status reports go out on our mailing list, here. You can buy a gift certificate via PayPal to email@example.com (but please DO NOT email that address). We are fundraising via classes for kids (scroll down or click here). We will let you know when we can do curbside pick-up again or when we might open our doors.
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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!