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#BATMAN DEATH BY DESIGN by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor Now Published in Turkey!

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  • July 31, 2015

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Yes, Turkey!! The Graphic Novel, BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN (DC Comics), written by Designer Chip Kidd and delightfully illustrated by the UK Comic Book Artist Dave Taylor, has been translated into the Turkish language for the book market of Turkey! Oh man, how freakin’ cool is that?!! Here’s what the cover looks like in their language, it’s actually very beautiful, the translation from English reads, “Batman: Olumcul Oasarim”. Oh yeah, if you would like to try and order a copy of this hardcover book then here is a LINK.

Also, speaking of “links”, here are two Turkish websites that have written reviews for this book. Just click HERE and HERE!


 

#BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE Parody Comic Book Cover by Ward Sutton

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  • June 25, 2015

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Here’s a quick post to share some totally awesome artwork by the kick ass  Editorial Cartoonist, Ward Sutton. He drew this “MAD BATMEN” parody cover on an actual DC Comics’ BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE Variant Comic Book (blank-white with logo) for a special project that Chip Kidd is creating.

Right now Chip is in the process of collecting many different pieces of original art all revolving around the Batman character and if you want to find out more then stay tuned to CHIPKIDD.COM for future updates.

Oh yeah, in the meantime, if you want to enjoy more artwork by Ward Sutton then please just CLICK HERE!

 


 

TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Movie To Debut at 2015 Sacramento Wizard Comic Con!

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  • June 14, 2015

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Here’s a post that will probably excite Vintage BATMAN Toy Collectors as well as fans of Chip Kidd. TOKYO TOY GUY 2, the second film in a series created by Yuji Ueda, is set to make it’s American debut at the 2015 SACRAMENTO WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON!!

For this new movie Chip Kidd made a special trip to Dubai to be interviewed and the amazing news is that they get to talk with Jiro Kuwata, the famous Japanese Manga Comic Book Artist who was responsible for creating Bat-Manga in the 1960’s. This new movie also features a ton of super-rare Vintage Batman Collectibles from around the globe!

Yes, “TOKYO TOY GUY 2″ will be available for viewing on June 19th at 6pm, Room 202 of the  WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON in Sacramento, California! 

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In his first film, TOKYO TOY GUY 1, Yuji went to 6 major cities of the world to talk with some serious Batman toy collectors. Chip Kidd was one of them (New York City). This first film, which runs 1 hour and 25 minutes, is available for download at Vimeo On Demand. To check it out just CLICK HERE!

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TIME – Chip Kidd Judges 6 Books By Their Covers

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  • June 14, 2015

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Over at the always insightful TIME Magazine website (Yes, in today’s digital world TIME still exists!) a reporter named Sarah Begley ran a short interview with Knopf Book designer Chip Kidd about a few of his favorite book covers of all time and asked him, “to judge them”. Of course this question was meant to be tied into Chip’s latest book titled, “Judge This (TED Books)” that just came out and was published by Simon & Schuster as a part of their TED TALK Book Series.

As kind of a joke for this post I made a parody graphic of one of the famous covers that Chip talks about in the TIME interview, Detective Comics #27, which we all know as the very first appearance of the Batman!

To see other book covers he chose and to read Sarah Begley’s article on Chip Kidd, please CLICK HERE!

 


 

SHE-HULK Loves BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN! by #ChipKidd #DaveTaylor

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  • May 12, 2015

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Here’s a wacky-fun  post to share this amusing photo taken at the recent New World Comics’ SUPERHERO SCHOOL in Oklahoma City, OK. This is a bi-weekly event that occurs at a local comic book store where costumed Cosplayers teach little kids about superheroes. It’s a clever idea and the costumes are always extremely creative. The kids love it!

Anyways, shown here is our friend Kit Compton, a.k.a. Foxxikitten, dressed-up as the SHE-HULK and she is showing off her new most super-favorite book, BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN (DC Comics) written by Chip Kidd and illustrated by Dave Taylor!

Oh yeah, we should mention that our other friend, Ondry Dre Braggs (Marvel’s Iron Man War Machine) made a sneaky cameo appearance in this picture, ha ha!

 


 

DC Comics #CONVERGENCE Week 4 Continues with More Variant Covers by Chip Kidd!

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  • April 28, 2015

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Here’s some exciting news for comic book fans! DC Comics is releasing all of the brand-new “Week 4″ issues of their CONVERGENCE storyline today, April 29th, 2015. In other words, IN STORES NOW!! Here are all the variant covers that were created by Book Designer Chip Kidd.

For non-comic book collectors: “Variant Covers” are book covers that are published along with the regular issue. In other words, you have a choice to buy the comic book with it’s normal cover or buy a special one with a unique cover. The contents are the same, it’s mostly just a cover variation and they do it to celebrate a certain Artist or Graphic Designer.

 

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DC Comics #CONVERGENCE Week 3 Continues with More Variant Covers by Chip Kidd!

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  • April 22, 2015

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Here’s some exciting news for comic book fans! DC Comics is releasing all of the brand-new “Week 3″ issues of their CONVERGENCE storyline today, April 22nd, 2015. In other words, IN STORES NOW!! Here are all the variant covers that were created by Book Designer Chip Kidd.

For non-comic book collectors: “Variant Covers” are book covers that are published along with the regular issue. In other words, you have a choice to buy the comic book with it’s normal cover or buy a special one with a unique cover. The contents are the same, it’s mostly just a cover variation and they do it to celebrate a certain Artist or Graphic Designer.

 

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DC Comics #CONVERGENCE Week 2 Continues with Variant Covers by Chip Kidd!

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  • April 15, 2015

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Here’s some exciting news for comic book fans! DC Comics is releasing all of the brand-new “Week 2″ issues of their CONVERGENCE storyline today, April 15th, 2015. In other words, IN STORES NOW!! Shown here, up above and down below, are all the variant covers that were created by Book Designer Chip Kidd.

For non-comic book collectors: “Variant Covers” are book covers that are published along with the regular issue. In other words, you have a choice to buy the comic book with it’s normal cover or buy a special one with a unique cover. The contents are the same, it’s mostly just a cover variation and they do it to celebrate a certain Artist or Graphic Designer.

Anyways, “Week 1″ featured the color CYAN BLUE and this week the covers have MAGENTA PINK! So, check ’em out!!

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TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Movie on Vintage Japanese #BATMAN TOYS Will Feature Exclusive CHIP KIDD Interview

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  • April 2, 2015

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Hello to all you vintage Batman toy collectors out there! Check out this new movie poster for the upcoming documentary, “Tokyo Toy Guy 2″ by Yuji Ueda! This new film will contain more than 50 unexposed ultra-rare Japanese Batman toys, an exclusive interview with Chip Kidd in Dubai talking about his “100 Batman: Black & White Comic Book Covers” Project and there might even be an exclusive phone interview with the Manga Comic Legend, Jiro Kuwata! 

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The new movie will premier this year at Middle East Comic Con 2015, Paris Comic Con 2015 and hopefully other Comic Cons in the United States.  Here are some teaser trailers to enjoy. So, check them out!!

 

 


 

BAT-MANGA! Custom Japanese #BATMAN “Lord Death Man” Statue

  • date
  • March 26, 2015

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An extremely talented Artist & Friend sent us this wonderful photo recently showing a custom statue he created. His name is Deane Aikins and his work is AWESOME! Check out this “Lord Death Man” Statue he made from scratch! He writes a blog about his love of Batman, Collecting Comic Books and His Obsessions with Vintage Toys. It’s titled, WHEN BATMOBILES FLY. There, he did a write-up about making this statue so please be sure to check that out, LINK.

Now, for those of you unfamiliar with this character he is a long lost Batman Villain that was brought back to life (excuse the pun) by Chip Kidd’s book, “BAT-MANGA! The Secret History of Batman in Japan”. This book celebrated the 1960’s artwork of the Japanese Manga Artist, Jiro Kuwata.  Here is an example of his work and then below is the book cover for Chip’s book (Pantheon, Paperback version).

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Oh yeah, we also gotta mention that Lord Death Man appeared in “animation form” in an episode of Cartoon Network’s BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. Check it out!

 



 


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