#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!

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

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  • October 1, 2015

Batman Chip Kidd Art 2015 Art Show Reception8

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




#BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketch Covers Lecture Opens SEPT. 29th

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  • September 28, 2015


It’s now official! The ART LECTURE event for the “BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketch Covers” show is on Tuesday, September 29th and it starts at 6:30 pm and runs until 8:00 pm or maybe a little bit later. One thing to remember is that this is just a few days before the 2015 New York Comic Con. So, if you have plans to go to NYCC then you should also make plans to visit this show.

$10 Members | $15 Non-members | $7 Seniors/students (with valid ID. Undergraduate students)

Now, if you can’t make the lecture then don’t worry. The actual show opened on September 9th and will run until November 7th, 2015. So even if you can’t make this new lecture event you still have time to enjoy the artwork.

For the location of the Art Gallery and to purchase tickets just CLICK HERE!






#BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE Art Exhibit – Opening Reception, October 7th, 2015

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  • September 3, 2015



OK, on the “Next Appearance” page of this site we have been hyping the news of the creation of a new Art Gallery Event where Chip Kidd has hired a ton of Artists to create special “Batman: Black and White” book covers. The list of Artists is insane and we recommend you go check it out because we know that you will love most of them and it’s really worth seeing. The list includes about 88 pieces of art and you can see a lot of good examples there too.

The show is available for viewing on September 9th and runs until November 7th. But the important thing we wanted to share here is that the grand opening reception will be on October 7th and that’s just a day or two before New York Comic Con starts so it’s sure to be a grand event! There are going to be a ton of special guests and you will NOT want to miss out! For more information just CLICK HERE!

Remember,  Wednesday, October 7th…. be there!



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

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  • July 31, 2015



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


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


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! 


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!







TIME – Chip Kidd Judges 6 Books By Their Covers

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  • June 14, 2015



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



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!



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