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ON POINT PODCAST – Tom Ashcraft Talks with Chip Kidd / New #PEANUTS Art Book

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  • October 25, 2015



Over at the ON POINT WITH TOM ASHCRAFT Podcast at the NPR website they recently interviewed the Book Designer and Author Chip Kidd about his involvement with the publication of “ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts” (Abrams). They really went very in-depth about the process and you can listen to it down below. Also, the book is in stores now and on your next visit to your local bookstore please be sure to check it out.




#BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketch Covers Art Show Runs Till Nov. 7th

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  • October 25, 2015


This post is just a friendly quick reminder that the BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: SKETCH COVERS Art Show is still happening at the Society of Illustrators Art Gallery in New York City and will run until November 7th.

There are way over 80 different artists featured in this event and the variety is amazing! Down below is a video they did of the opening reception and it will give you an idea of the incredible artwork presented there.

For more information please be sure to visit our “Next Appearance” page.

Also, for more details about the gallery, just CLICK HERE!

AM NEW YORK Interviews CHIP KIDD on the Brand-New #PEANUTS Art Book!

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  • October 23, 2015



Over at the Official Website for AM NEW YORK they have an amazing Reporter named SCOTT A. ROSENBERG and he interviewed Chip Kidd about his latest book he co-authored with Geoff Spear titled, “ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts”! (Published by Abrams). 

Here’s a LINK to check it out and please remember to share this site on your favorite social media outlets, thanks!





Little Debbie’s Snack Cakes is Promoting #PEANUTS Movie & Book!

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  • October 23, 2015



OK, Here’s some fun news to report! Right now, in your local grocery store, LITTLE DEBBIE Snack cakes is promoting the new PEANUTS Movie that is coming out soon and to celebrate they’re offering a few Peanuts products at their website. Now why are we so excited about this? I mean, besides loving the Peanuts characters?? They are selling Chip Kidd’s latest book, ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts ( Published by Abrams, in stores now)!!


Here’s a FUN LINK to check out the brand-new Peanuts Movie Merchandise!





The Telegraph Book Review – ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the #Peanuts

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  • October 23, 2015



We’re really excited to see that Chip Kidd’s latest book, ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts (Abrams), is getting some serious international attention! Yes, the TELEGRAPH UK Newspaper Website has written a wonderful book review and we want to invite everyone to go check it out!!

Here’s a LINK to give it a quick read & please be sure to share it on your favorite social media!




Wall Street Journal BOOK REVIEW – Only What’s Necessary: Charles M Schulz and the Art of Peanuts #ChipKidd

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  • October 20, 2015


We just wanted to sent out a quick THANK YOU to the WALL STREET JOURNAL Reporter Daniel Handler for his amazing book review of Chip Kidd’s latest book, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams ComicArts).

The book has a release date of October 20th so it should be in stores now. Also, please be sure to visit their website to check out the review, just CLICK HERE!





TAKE AN ONLINE CLASS WITH CHIP KIDD – Introduction to Book Cover Design: Making Stories Visual

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  • October 20, 2015



Here’s a quick shout out to let everyone know that Chip Kidd is still teaching Graphic Design Classes, online, at SKILLSHARE. The way it’s designed you can pretty much join-in anytime you want. Classes are getting full, so please be sure to enroll now. 

The course is titled, “Introduction to Book Cover Design: Making Stories Visual” and it covers all the aspects of Book Cover Design along with many helpful tips for both new Designers and Authors.

For more information, or to enroll today, just CLICK HERE!


USA TODAY Excerpt: Why Jeff Kinney Loves #PEANUTS

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  • October 20, 2015

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Jeff Kinney, author of the hugely popular Wimpy Kid series for kids, is, like lots of people, a big fan of Peanuts and the comic strip’s creator, Charles M. Schulz.

Kinney has written the introduction to Chip Kidd’s new book, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams Comic Arts), which USA TODAY offers as an exclusive excerpt if you follow this LINK. In it, Kinney talks about loving Peanuts as a kid reading the comics page, and how Schulz inspired him to become a cartoonist.

The books comes out on October 20th, so it should be in stores now. Here’s what the book cover looks like and, if you love the artwork of Charles M. Schulz (who doesn’t??), then the inside is loaded with tons of eye candy!

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Japanese #BATMAN Bat-Manga Tattoo Art Inspired by Jiro Kuwata!

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  • October 20, 2015


Here’s a quick post to share this fun photo taken by Chip at the recent 2015 New York Comic Con event. It appears that someone is a HUGE fan of Chip Kidd’s bestselling book, Bat-Manga: The Secret History of Batman in Japan (Pantheon). That book covered the stories and artwork of Jiro Kuwata’s version of the Dynamic Duo and this tattoo recreates the famous Japanese Comic Book logo art… AWESOME!


OCTOBER 3rd – CHIP KIDD Book Signing Event in New York City!

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  • October 1, 2015



On Saturday, October 3rd,  2015 Chip Kidd will be signing copies of JUDGE THIS (Simon & Schuster) at the 2015 DESIGNERS & BOOKS FAIR.

In Judge This (TED Books), Kidd takes us through his day as he takes in first impressions of all kinds. We follow this visual journey as Kidd encounters and engages with everyday design, breaking down the good, the bad, the absurd, and the brilliant as only someone with a critical, trained eye can. From the design of your morning paper to the subway ticket machine to the books you browse to the smartphone you use to the packaging for the chocolate bar you buy as an afternoon treat, Kidd reveals the hidden secrets behind each of the design choices, with a healthy dose of humor, expertise, and of course, judgment as he goes.

A purchase of this book at the Fair enters you into the drawing to win an Experiences with Authors prize — a personally guided (by Chip Kidd) tour of the exhibition “Chip Kidd Presents: Batman Black and White: The Sketch Covers.” For more details about this special art show please visit our ‘Next Appearance” page.



VIRTUAL MEMORIES Podcast Interview with J. D. McClatchy

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  • October 1, 2015


Gil Roth, over at the VIRTUAL MEMORIES podcast, recently interviewed the Author, Essayist and Poet, J. D. McClatchy at his home in Connecticut. Their conversation not only revolves around his amazing career but also covers a ton of interesting literary ground as well.

Stuff like: Adapting a novel (The Leopard) to opera, having his life changed by a course with Harold Bloom, collecting letters from the likes of Proust and Housman, and marrying Chip Kidd! We also get into his friendship with James Merrill, pop culture’s triumph over high culture, his genetic inability to read comics, why he loathed Ezra Pound as a person and as an artist, how sexual politics has replaced social politics, the experience of teaching the first gay literature course at Yale in 1978 (and getting dropped from the university because of it), how a serious poet writes for the dead, not the living, and more!





OCTOBER 7th – FREE “Batman Black and White: The Sketch Covers” Opening Reception!

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  • October 1, 2015

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On October 7, 2015, come celebrate “Batman Black and White: The Sketch Covers” with a free opening reception! The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and features a cash bar for attendees. Come see 88 Batman-related pieces of art created by Artists, Cartoonists, Illustrators, and Designers that is on display now. For more information please be sure to visit our “Next Appearance” page. Event starts at 6:00 pm.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63 Street
New York, NY

Also, For More Details Just CLICK HERE




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