MA – Will Eisner Week 2014

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Denis Kitchen and Paul Hornschemeier appear at the Cambridge Public Library on Thursday March 6th from 6:00 till 8:00 pm!

Press Release:

At the invitation of Stephen Weiner, director of the Maynard Public Library in Maynard, MA, the Million Year Picnic comic shop will participate in Will Eisner Week as the Boston metro-area representative of the event. To honor Eisner’s birthday, there will be a Q&A session between Paul Hornschemeier (creator of Mother, Come Home; The Three Paradoxes; the New York Times Best Seller Life with Mr. Dangerous, as well as the short story collections Let Us Be Perfectly Clear and All and Sundry) and Denis Kitchen (a cartoonist in the “underground comix” movement, he founded Kitchen Sink Press (1969-99) as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), and co-authored three scholarly works on comics creators) on the anniversary of Will Eisner’s Birthday, Thursday, March 6th, 2014, 7pm at the Cambridge Public Library.

From www.willeisner.com, “Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration honoring the legacy of Will Eisner and promoting sequential art, graphic novel literacy, and free speech.” Will Eisner Week features a series of events to be held early March 2014 in more than a dozen cities around the country to honor the work and career of the great comics innovator Will Eisner (1917-2005), the comics medium, and the graphic novel format.

About the Speakers:

Denis Kitchen, a cartoonist in the “underground comix” movement, founded Kitchen Sink Press (1969-99), a pioneering house that published early comics and graphic novels by R. Crumb, Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Al Capp, Scott McCloud, Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, Mark Schultz, Howard Cruse and countless others. In 1986 Kitchen founded the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit First Amendment organization, and chaired it for its first eighteen years. He’s co-authored three books: The Art of Harvey Kurtzman (Abrams, 2009) with Paul Buhle; Underground Classics (Abrams, 2009) with James Danky; and Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary (Bloomsbury, 2013) with Michael Schumacher. A monograph, The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen, was published in 2010. He curates art exhibits in America and abroad featuring comics artists like Eisner, Kurtzman, Crumb and the underground genre. In 2013 he revived Kitchen Sink Books as an imprint of Dark Horse Books with partner John Lind.

Paul Hornschemeier is the author of the graphic novels Mother, Come Home, The Three Paradoxes, the New York Times Best Seller Life with Mr. Dangerous, as well as the short story collections Let Us Be Perfectly Clear and All and Sundry. His prose and comics – which have been translated into multiple languages and garnered international awards – have appeared in publications ranging from Life Magazine to The Wall Street Journal. He has taught art and creative writing for The University of Chicago and lectured internationally. His animation appears on IFC’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!” He lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.

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MA – B +F Signing

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Gregory Benton signs at Million Year Picnic on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm!

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99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – RASL Signing

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Jeff Smith, author/artist of Bone and RASL, appears at the Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square on Saturday October 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for a special signing! He will be coming from the Maynard Public Library, (77 Nason Street, Maynard, MA 01754) where he is doing a signing from 1:00 till 3:00 PM. For the library signing free tickets are required and may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

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99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Romeo & Juliet Signing

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Gareth Hinds signs at Million Year Picnic on Sunday September 29th (time TBA).

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99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Science: a Discovery in Comics Signing

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Margreet de Heer signs at Million Year Picnic on Wednesday September 25th from 5:00 till 7:00pm.

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MA – Relish Signing

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Cartoonist Lucy Knisley signs at Million Year Picnic on Sunday, April 28th at 2:30 pm!

Knisley weaves a lifelong love of food, a childhood raised by chefs, sparkling wit, delicious recipes and fresh, fun art in this graphic memoir depicting pivotal moments in her life in relation to the foods on her plate. A tasty treat for all the senses, foodies and artists alike will Relish Knisley’s story and style.

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99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – K-Chronicles Signing

Cartoonist Keith Knight signs at Million Year Picnic on Saturday September 8, 2012 4:00-6:00pm!

Keef says on his website, “My first official East Coast signing celebrating the release of the new K Chronicles collection, the Incredible Cuteness of Being, will be taking place at my official Keef Komix shop of the Boston Area, Million Year Picnic!!  Go by and tell Tony to have a lobstah roll ready for me! As usual, we’ll be hitting the pub afterward to chug beers and talk trash.”

Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

RI/MA – Hic & Hoc Mini Tour

Lauren Barnett and Alabaster sign at Ada Books on Friday August 24th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and at Million Year Picnic on Saturday August 25th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Ada Books
717 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 432-6222

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99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

MA – King Cat Comix Signing

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John Porcellino signs at Million Year Picnic from 6-8pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2011!

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99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – The Couch Signing

Tak Toyoshima and Logan Faerber sign from 1-3pm on SATURDAY, June 4th!

What the heck is THE COUCH? For more information, check the blog!

You may recognize the name Tak Toyoshima. He is the creator/illustrator of SECRET ASIAN MAN, which runs in THE WEEKLY DIG and has been collected into a trade paperback. You can friend him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

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99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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