EIGHT Ways YOU Can Help the Million Year Picnic Comic Shop

EIGHT Ways To Help The MYP:

IF YOU WANT TO HELP THE MILLION YEAR PICNIC but you don’t want to come into the shop for whatever reason, there are EIGHT WAYS you can do that! TWO of them have deadlines.

1. SIGN YOUR KIDS UP FOR OUR CLASS! (Sign up by Saturday, 3/21/2020)

Our friend Jason Wiser has been teaching classes on comics for years and has made us a special offer to teach YOUR kids how to draw their own comics! This would be a one-week class, running from Monday, 23 March 2020 through Friday, 27 March 2020, 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.

Details here:

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.


For the next few weeks, while everyone’s practicing social distancing and trying to slow down the spread of COVID-19, we will be offering FREE delivery service to Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, and Belmont on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a minimum purchase of $15. For large orders, we might be willing to expand our delivery area to other nearby communities.

Orders placed via phone (617-492-6763) Thursday through Monday 5pm will be delivered Tuesday and orders placed Tuesday through Wednesday 5pm will be delivered on Thursday. You can also place orders via email.

We’ll ring the doorbell or send a text, but leave the package on the porch.


Call us at 617-492-6763 and ask for your comics to get shipped to your house! If you’re outside our delivery range, we’re happy to pack up your comics into a box and ship them to you! If it’s just graphic novels, we can ship book rate, which is cheap but slow. However, if you want issues, we’ll need to switch to a Priority Mailer. We can get lots of books into a $15 box!


Call us at 617-492-6763 and pay for your comics, then drive up and pick up your comics curbside! You don’t even need to get out of your car!


Call us at 617-492-6763 and order a gift certificate. If you’re a subscriber, we can put it in your folder. Or we can mail it to you or your friends or your family for future use!

6. ORDER BOOKS COMING OUT IN MAY!!! (Order before Wednesday, 3/25/2020!)

You can order books for the FUTURE!!! It’s PREVIEWS time again! Time to order books for May 2020! You can subscribe to anything Diamond offers: t-shirts, toys, action figures, games, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, etc. The digital version of their monthly catalog is https://www.previewsworld.com/. Just keep in mind that they solicit two months in advance, so anything you order from there won’t arrive for at least two months if not longer.

Email your orders to millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com. Pay upon pickup (or delivery).


With the untimely death of our old email group, we’ve lost over 300 contacts! Our ability to reach customers and potential customers is greatly diminished! Pass this information along!

ALSO, IF YOU HAVE IDEAS about services or anything you want to see, email us or give us a call. We’d love to hear them! We could use some ideas for how to survive the next few weeks/months. Email us at millionyearpicnic@yahoo.com.

8. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA! (Or join our email list!)

We’re trying to figure out some online alternatives to the next few shows we were going to attend, perhaps highlighting creators and works we were going to feature on our table.

Main Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/myp_comics/

Back issues only Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/mypcomicsonline/

Our Twitter account: https://twitter.com/myp_comics/

Our Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/mypcomics/

Our Etsy account (also for back issues): https://www.etsy.com/shop/MillionYearPicnicMA

Join the MYP email list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/millionyearpicnic

If you have questions, comments, or subscription updates/changes, we’re still using the Yahoo email as our main email address.

If there’s something you’d like put aside for you or an issue you’d like to discuss, please CALL 617-492-6763. It’s a much more reliable and timely method than emailing or sending us messages over social media.