Hello! If you’re just joining us because you saw us in The Boston Globe or digboston, we’d like to WELCOME you our little corner of comic book chaos! Special note for regulars: There are NO NEW COMICS THIS WEEK. Sorry.
Since this got kinda long, I added NUMBERS! There are SIX topics in this status report. [EDIT: 5:30pm, updated the time of the class from 11am to 1pm.]
1. Jason Wiser will be running his Intro to Comix Creation ONLINE class for kids AGAIN next week, Monday, 6 April 2020 through Friday, 10 April 2020 from 1-2pm. He’s also considering a next level class!
- Intro to Comix Creation
- For ages 8+
- $50 per household – NOT per child! If you have one child or seven, it’s still $50!
- Monday, 4/6 through Friday, 4/10 at 1pm
- 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)
- You’ll receive the link by 12:30pm on Monday, before class starts
Payment can be made via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.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.) DO NOT EMAIL US YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.
We will cap this class at 50 students, so act fast! Registration ENDS on SATURDAY, 4 April 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.
2. In addition to the classes, Tony is delivering comics to Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Arlington, and Belmont with a minimum purchase of $15. He’s going farther afield for larger orders. We’re also packing comics to ship via USPS to remote locations! Unfortunately, we’ve had to discontinue curbside pickup for the time being.
3. If you want to support us, you can buy a gift certificate via our PayPal using firstname.lastname@example.org (again, DO NOT EMAIL that address; you will not get a response). Just put the details in the note section PayPal provides. You have THREE options: (1) we can mail out gift certificates via the United States Postal Service, (2) we can hold them at the shop until we’re open again, or (3) we can put them in with an order of comics/graphic novels and deliver them to your house… let us know your preference in the note.
4. If you’re looking for prose books, we may be able to order them as well since we have access to a couple of distributors that are still open who do both graphic novels and prose books.
5. GREAT NEWS! OUR VOICEMAIL IS FIXED! You can leave us voice messages! We’ll even listen to them!
6. For more up-to-the-minute news and status reports, follow us on the various social media platforms, especially our main Instagram account (mostly Tony) and Twitter (mostly Kelly):
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
Thank you so much for all of your support! We really appreciate how much people are reaching out and helping us! Stay safe and healthy!