JOURNAL

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Makes the NPR List of Best Graphic Novels of 2016

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  • December 28, 2016

 

Here’s a quick shout out to Pantheon Books and Author Sonny Liew who’s book, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, made the NPR “Best Graphic Novels of 2016” List. 

The cover is shown up above and down below is an example of some of the other books that made the list.  WOW, what an honor!! Thank you NPR.

 

 

 

 

 

TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Movie Clip – Chip Kidd Visits Rare #Batman Toy Shop in Japan!

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  • November 3, 2016

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If you’re a serious Batman Fan, or just love the character, then you totally have to check out this preview clip from the new TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Movie! This is a fun documentary series all about extremely RARE Japanese BATMAN TOY Collectors from all over the world.

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In this clip from TOKYO TOY GUY 2 we get to see Chip Kidd’s secret visit to Nakano Broadway where he was able to find some of the rarest vintage Japanese Batman toys from the 1960’s. Warning: The beauty of these toys will make you cry.

Both movies of this documentary series is available for purchase or rental at Vimeo on Demand:

TOKYO TOY GUY 1

TOKYO TOY GUY 2

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#CBLDF – Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

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  • November 3, 2016

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund just released one of their new publications and it’s titled, Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators. 

This new booklet provides comics creators with a valuable insider’s perspective on the library world and the systems librarians have to navigate to bring comics to their patrons. The handbook details the basics of public, school, and academic libraries, explains the collection development process, and offers suggestions for ways creators can collaborate with libraries in developing events and programs.

The CBLDF education program is made possible by The Neil Gaiman Foundation and CBLDF’s members.

You can download a FREE PDF Copy of “Working With Libraries!” Click Here!

You can also view Working With Libraries down below:

 


 

 

 

Dumb Questions For Smart Designers – Chip Kidd

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  • November 3, 2016

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The Dumb Questions For Smart Designers website finally got ahold of Chip Kidd and, like their name says, they asked him some really stupid questions.

Ha Ha, actually it was a lot of fun and most of the questions were kind of clever. You can read that INTERVIEW right here!

 


 

 

#PODCAST: Inside the New York Times Book Review

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  • October 25, 2016

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The world’s top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week’s top books. They share what they’re reading and what’s going on in the literary world.

Beth Macy talks about “Truevine”; Calvin Trillin and Roz Chast discuss “No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood”; and Molly Young on “Bridget Jones’s Baby.”

 

 


 

 

TOKYO TOY GUY 2 #BATMAN Vintage Toy Collector Movie Opens in Abu Dhabi!

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  • October 25, 2016

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It’s official! The TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Movie, Special Edition, will be screened in Abu Dhabi on Oct 28th! For the people unfamiliar with this line of movies it’s a very serious series of documentary films covering the joy of collecting Vintage Batman Toys with an emphasis on the toys made in the country of Japan in the 1960’s.

TOKYO TOY GUY 2 features an in-depth interview about Chip Kidd’s visit to Nakano Broadway where Chip Kidd and the Director, Yuji Ueda, got to see an amazing collection of some extremely-rare and very cool Batman Toys!

Time:  October 28, 2016 at 8:00pm
Venue: Cine Club and Workshop Tent inside Du Arena in Yas Island

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Here’s a nice Teaser Trailer to check out and if you would like to RENT the movie it’s now available online, just CLICK HERE!

Also, for further updates please be sure to visit the Official TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Facebook Page!

 

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VIDEO: James Gleick and Maria Popova Analyze TIME TRAVEL: A HISTORY Book

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  • October 25, 2016

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On October 18th, 2016 James Gleick (Author) and Maria Popova appeared at the 92nd Street Y to discuss his new book, TIME TRAVEL: A HISTORY.

The book was published recently by Pantheon and the cover (shown up above) was designed by Peter Mendelsund.

Here is a video of the event and their discussion was really great! So, please be sure to check it out:

 

 


 

 

#PantheonBooks to Publish Gengoroh Tagame’s “My Brother’s Husband” Manga!

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  • October 21, 2016

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Massive Goods announced on Monday that Pantheon Books (Maus, Persepolis) will publish Gengoroh Tagame‘s My Brother’s Husband(Otōto no Otto) manga in English. The first two-in-one omnibus volume is slated for June 2017.

Massive Goods describes the story:
My Brother’s Husband is a family drama that begins with the auspicious arrival of Mike, a Canadian who has come to pay respects to the family of his recently deceased Japanese husband Ryoji, whose only remaining immediate family member is Yaichi—an identical twin brother. As Mike gets accustomed to Japanese morays and the surprising idiosyncrasies of living with Yaichi and his daughter Kana, the sleepy Japanese suburb also learns the true meaning of family.

 

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Tagame began serializing the ongoing manga in Futabasha‘s Monthly Action magazine in November 2014 and the third compiled volume will ship on October 12.

Anne Ishii is translating My Brother’s Husband and Chip Kidd is designing the release. Both have worked on other English releases of other manga by Tagame, including the short story collection The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, the first English release of Tagame’s manga.

News Source: ANIME NEWS NETWORK

 

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Graphic Design Inspirational Quote by CHIP KIDD!

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  • October 21, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share a “Chip Kidd” Meme we recently came across. It’s meant to be an inspiration to Graphic Design Students, check it out!!

Oh yeah, we’re not sure who the Artist was who illustrated it but the “portrait” is pretty damn good, ha!

 


 

SUPPORT THE #CBLDF With This New PAPER GIRLS Comic Book Art Pin Set!

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  • October 21, 2016

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The Comic Book legal Defense Fund is now offering these exclusive PAPER GIRLS items, these pins come as a set, or as part of a package featuring PAPER GIRLS Volume 1, signed by artist Cliff Chiang! Your purchase goes towards funding the fight against comic book censorship. For more information, or to make a purchase, just CLICK HERE!

The images on these enamel pins are based on the best-selling series by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang, this pin set features the mascots of the American Newspaper Delivery Guild!

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#PODCAST: Inside the New York Times Book Review

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  • October 21, 2016

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The world’s top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week’s top books. They share what they’re reading and what’s going on in the literary world.

In this episode:
Adam Kirsch discusses Volker Ullrich’s new biography of Hitler; Billy Collins talks about his latest collection of poems; and iO Tillett Wright on his new memoir, “Darling Days.”

 


 

Check Out THE HISTORY OF BATMAN Podcast Interview with Designer CHIP KIDD!

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  • October 15, 2016

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This week, THE HISTORY OF BATMAN Podcast interviewed graphic designer and Batman writer Chip Kidd from New York Comic Con!

Londyn and his co-host, Mason Booker, talk with Chip about his journey into becoming a modern book jacket designer, his life-long fandom of BATMAN, and how he became part of the Dark Knight’s celebrated history with his book, “Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan” (Pantheon Books), exploring the lost art of the Batman Manga during the 1960s.

Listen in to this riveting interview as they talk all about Batman and the importance of the character’s visual evolution and design over the last 77 years.

Hear it all right here: Chip Kidd Interviewed by The History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

 

 

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November 30th #ADCC DESIGN NEW YORK – Showcases 6 of the Best NY Graphic Art Studios

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  • October 15, 2016

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If you live anywhere near Toronto then you need to attend an event there on November 20th titled, “DESIGN NEW YORK“.

It will be hosted by the Advertising and Design Club of Canada (ADCC). The  main speaker and guest curator will be Paula Scher of Pentagram, and it will display work from six of New York’s most celebrated design studios – each of which will receive its own poster design treatment by Underline (The poster for Chip Kidd is featured down below).  Also, just to clarify, Chip will not be at the event. Basically, they’re just speaking about him.

 

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WHEN:

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
6:00 to 9:30pm

WHERE:

Berkeley Church
315 Queen Street East
Toronto, Canada

TICKETS:

ADCC Members – $10
Non-Members – $20

Three studios they will be discussing have been announced so far: the Office of Paul Sahre, Chip Kidd, and Sagmeister & Walsh.

To buy tickets, and for more Information, just CLICK HERE! 

 


 

 

 

#BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE – Custom Comic Book Cover Art by Bill Sienkiewicz!

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  • September 30, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share some amazing artwork done very recently by the amazing comic book artist, Bill Sienkiewicz. Designer Chip Kidd commissioned this special cover on a blank “variant cover” copy of BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE. The art was inspired by Frank Miller’s Graphic Novel,”The Dark Knight Returns” and it features Batman with his trusty sidekick, Carrie Kelley Robin!

 


 

 

BROOKS BROTHERS is Now Offering a TRUE PREP Limited Edition Book by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd!

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  • September 30, 2016

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OK, this is pretty cool! BROOKS BROTHERS is now offering a Special “Limited Edition” Copy of TRUE PREP by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd! You can purchase the book from their official website. For more info, just CLICK HERE!

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Oh yeah, just in case you have never heard of this book check out the sales copy:

From Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbook, and designer Chip Kidd, comes a whole new take on the prep world. True Prep is a contemporary look at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshiping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new order of things. Birnbach considers the preppy attitude towards money, schools, wardrobe, work, decorating, scandal, and food and drink. She also looks at weekends, entertaining, sports, weddings, etiquette, the Internet and electronic gadgetry, political correctness, reality TV, and . . . polar fleece. And last but not least: a do-it-yourself eulogy. With more than 200 original illustrations and photographs, True Prep promises to be a whole new, old sensation. Random House Publishing, printed in the USA.

 


 

 


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