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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!


 

Check Out the 2015 ABRAMS COMICARTS Online Catalog for FREE!! #Peanuts

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  • July 24, 2015

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Right now you can view the 2015 ABRAMS COMICARTS online catalog for FREE!! I mean, hey it’s posted right down below!! Also, the thing that is ultra cool is that the front cover graphic this year celebrates the Brand-New Hardcover Book coming out October 20th by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear titled, ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: CHARLES M. SCHULZ AND THE ART OF PEANUTS (Abrams).

ABRAMS COMICARTS publishes high quality, contemporary, groundbreaking illustrated books about the legends and history of comics art, animation, and cartoon-based material, as well as new graphic novels. Don’t belive us? Well, just check out the new catalog of books down below!


 

The Sunday Guardian (Sri Lanka) Showcases Book Designer Chip Kidd

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  • July 12, 2015

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Here’s some fun news to report. An article about Chip Kidd was recently featured in the Artsbeat section of THE SUNDAY GUARDIAN. Now, the thing that makes it so unique is that this newspaper is located in Sri Lanka! Yes, that is the country of India, WOW! (So very cool! I mean, how fun is that?!) It was written by Aditya Mani Jha. It’s very insightful and they have some nice graphics too.  Thanks guys.

So, GO check it out sometime, just CLICK HERE!

 

 


 

Come See #CHIPKIDD at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con, July 9th-12th! #SDCC

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  • July 7, 2015

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The Author, Editor, & Designer Chip Kidd will be making a ton of appearances at this year’s 2015 San Diego Comic Con! The SDCC event runs from Thursday, July 9th, until Sunday, July 12th. For a complete schedule please be sure to visit the NEXT APPEARANCE page.

Chip will be there to promote “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts”. It will be published by Abrams ComicArts and is coming out on October 20th, 2015.

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Also – Chip Kidd, along with his two co-authors, Anne Ishii & Graham Kolbeins, are all nominated for an EISNER AWARD in the “Best Anthology” category for their new book, “Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It”, published by Fantagraphics (out now)!!

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We have done our best to list all of Chip’s lectures, speaking engagements, book signings, and other events at his NEXT APPEARANCES page and we knew we would not have the space to list them here so please be sure to visit that page. 

#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!

 


 

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!

 


 

Chip Kidd’s DC Comics #CONVERGENCE Variant Comic Book Covers Spotted at Hastings!

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  • May 21, 2015

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Just a quick post to share this fun photo from a friend who saw Chip Kidd’s design work at a Hastings Book Store location! As mentioned here, Chip designed a special set of “Variant” book covers for the CONVERGENCE Story line that is affecting all the superhero characters in the DC Comics universe.

All the books published had two covers, one done with the regular cover, and another printing with Chip’s design. These “Variant” covers featured the characterin a magnified view with a “color shadow” bleeding off the edge. Each week (for 4 weeks, this promo ran a whole month) the colors changed from Cyan (Blue), Fushia (Hot Pink), Bright Yellow, and then to Black.

In this photo we see some of the Cyan Blue ones from the very first week…. so cool!


 

Neil Gaiman & Chip Kidd’s MAKE GOOD ART Speech Book Translated Into Portuguese!

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  • May 21, 2015

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Here’s a quick post to share some super fun book publishing news! Neil Gaiman’s MAKE GOOD ART Speech Book, designed inside and out by the Graphic Designer Chip Kidd, has now been translated into Portuguese for the book market of Brazil! It’s new title is “O Discurso Faça Boa Arte de Neil Gaiman”!

One last note, you can purchase this book by visiting this Brazilian WEBSITE!

 

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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!

 


 

Hey, Chip Kidd Got Nominated For a 2015 Eisner Award! #SDCC

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  • May 12, 2015

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In collaboration with the San Diego Comic Con the comic book industry has an event known as THE EISNER AWARDS. It’s named after the extremely prolific and highly influential Graphic Novel Artist/Writer, Will Eisner. This year, 2015, the designer Chip Kidd made the list along with his two partners in crime, Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins.  

Their nomination is for the book, “Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It”, published by Fantagraphics.   Their spot is located in the “Best Anthology” category.

The awards will be given out during a gala ceremony on Friday, July 10th during Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.

The other competition is listed down below!

BEST ANTHOLOGY:
In the Dark: A Horror Anthology, edited by Rachel Deering (Tiny Behemoth Press/IDW)
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, edited by Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl, & Chris Stevens (Locust Moon)
Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It, edited by Anne Ishii, Chip Kidd, & Graham Kolbeins (Fantagraphics)
Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World, edited by Monte Beauchamp (Simon & Schuster)
To End All Wars: The Graphic Anthology of The First World War, edited by Jonathan Clode & John Stuart Clark (Soaring Penguin)

To view all the nominees in this event, and other various categories, just CLICK HERE!

 


 


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