Book Review

The New York Times Book Review – CHIP KIDD: BOOK TWO #ChipKidd

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  • January 3, 2018


Steven Heller, over at the New York Times Book Review, has written a wonderful article on Chip Kidd’s latest book, CHIP KIDD: BOOK TWO which covers the second decade of Chip Kidd’s Graphic Design Career from 2007 to 2017. We love it!  It’s very insightful & though provoking. Also, very well written. Thank you Mr. Heller!

CLICK HERE to read the entire review!



COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND Podcast Interview with Cartoonist, Robert Sikorak #CBLDF

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  • January 3, 2018


The COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND (CBLDF) PODCAST recently spoke with the Cartoonist, Robert Sikorak, about his latest book, “The Unquotable Trump”, from Drawn & Quarterly. They discuss his career, his thoughts on activism, the variety of places he’s been published, and the wide world of literature and comics he has managed to mush together, re-contextualizing both in the process.

Topics include: Hostess Twinkies, X-ray specs, Picasso, and RAW!

For More Information About CBLDF, Just CLICK HERE!





POPMATTERS Book Review – Chip Kidd: Book Two

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  • January 3, 2018


We want to thank everyone over at the POPMATTERS website, especially J. M. Suarez, for doing such a wonderful job on their Book Review for “CHIP KIDD: BOOK TWO”. It was very well thought out, very clear & precise, plus…. We think they liked it, ha! Thanks J.M.

Everybody please check it out, here’s a LINK!




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  • January 3, 2018


Just a quick shout out, we wanna thank the guys over at the BRUSHES OF DOOM website for doing a kick ass BOOK OF THE WEEK Review Video (see down below) all about the “ROUGH JUSTICE: The DC COMICS SKETCHES of ALEX ROSS” book edited by Chip Kidd.  They covered it pretty damn well. No, seriously! It gives you a really good idea about what this book is about… a Focus on the amazing comic book artwork of Alex Ross! Thanks Guys!




Video Book Review: What is Obscenity? by Rokudenashiko

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  • January 16, 2017


Here’s a quick post to share a nice video of a book review done by a YouTuber named chekherjoy for Rokudenashiko’s book, “What is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy ” (Koyama Press). The book was edited by Graham Kolbeins, translated by Anne Ishii and the book cover was designed by Chip Kidd.






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  • September 30, 2016



It’s always a complete honor to have your book reviewed and we always try to give a shout-out to those who do. This one is for Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor’s BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN, published by DC Comics. This book review was just recently posted by Marco Sciarra over at the RED CAPES website in Italy where they cover Comics, Movies, TV Series, Video Games and much much more.




So, please be sure to check it out by clicking HERE and, as always, please share this review on your favorite social media page (Like Facebook or Twitter).  Oh yeah, as a side-note, this review is in Italian but you can very easily use Google Translate. Thanks Marco!






Why I Love BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN, a Graphic Novel by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor

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  • September 1, 2016


The other night I fell down the YouTube Rabbit Hole. Yes, we have all been trapped there at one time or another. But my reward was that I discovered this fun “Book Review” video on Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor’s BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN Graphic Novel (DC Comics). The book has been out for awhile and it’s extremely cool that it still gets some really good attention. Yeah, we love that!

This guy shares a lot of interesting information about the book and it’s worth checking out!




OKC EDGE Book Review – GO! A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design #ChipKidd

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  • February 16, 2016



Real quick, we wanna thank the guys over at THE OKC EDGE website for posting a very excellent book review for Chip Kidd’s book, “GO: A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman Publishing). It’s very well thought out and has an interesting angle. The author of that post, Scott Cosby (who’s main personal focus is being a digital colorist for comic books), actually bought the book to improve his color design skills and he said it was a great inspiration. Thanks Scott!

To read the full article, please CLICK HERE!


WOODSTOCK WRITERS RADIO – Book Podcast Interview with Author CHIP KIDD!

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  • January 25, 2016


Martha Frankel is a Blogger/Reporter for WOODSTOCK WRITERS RADIO and she recently met up with Chip Kidd at the Miami Book Fair to discuss his new book, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams).  The interview is available online as a free podcast and we want to invite everyone to please check it out. She did an amazing job (Thanks Martha!).

To hear the complete broadcast, please CLICK HERE!




Boing Boing’s RIYL PODCAST Interviews Designer Chip Kidd on His New ART OF PEANUTS Book

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  • December 31, 2015



The Always Super-Awesome BOING BOING website has a very fun podcast called RIYL (Recommend If You Like) and they recently talked with Chip Kidd about Graphic Design, Book Covers, His New “Art of Peanuts” Book, and the Future of Books in a Digital World. 





HOUSTON CHRONICLE Book Review – Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of #Peanuts

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  • December 31, 2015




OK, real quick, we want to thank Andrew Dansby over at the HOUSTON CHRONICLE Newspaper for writing such a wonderful book review for Chip Kidd’s latest book, “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts” (Published by Abrams). Now, we had a link to the article all ready to go but today we found out that it’s only available online for a short time and then they make you register on their website to view it later.

So if you follow this LINK, and want to read it, then you’ll have to sign-up real quick and then you can enjoy it. Sorry everybody, we didn’t anticipate this happening but it’s still a great honor to be covered by them so please check it out sometime if you have the time, it’s very well written and they also have some great photographs as well.




2015 Miami Book Fair Video – Chip Kidd on Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts

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  • December 6, 2015


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Oh man, this is SO cool! Please be sure to check out this fresh new video shot at the recent 2015 Miami Book Fair. Chip Kidd was a special guest and in this exclusive interview he discusses his brand-new book, “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts”(Abrams).  The discussion was lead by PBS NewsHour’s Jeffery Brown and he had some really great insight into the book.



COLUMBUS CEO Magazine Book Review – JUDGE THIS (TED Books) by Chip Kidd

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  • December 6, 2015



Very Quickly, we just wanted to thank Terri Schlichenmeyer for her very excellent review of Chip Kidd’s new book, JUDGE THIS (TED Books). It appeared in the recent “November 2015” Issue of COLUMBUS CEO Magazine and we could not be more happy about it! Down below is an image of the cover and you should pick-up a copy on your next visit to your favorite bookstore or newsstand.

The article is also online and you can read it right HERE!



POP MATTERS Book Review: Chip Kidd on the Art of the #PEANUTS Comic Strip

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  • November 24, 2015



J. M. Suarez, a Reporter/Blogger over at the POP MATTERS website, recently posted a very in-depth book review on Chip Kidd’s latest book, “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schultz and the Art of Peanuts” (Abrams).

His post was titled “On the Creative Process, the Cultural Impact, and the Legacy of Peanuts” and he did a very good job covering both the book itself and the graphic design elements. Thank you Mr. Suarez !

Readers, please be sure to check it out and also maybe share it on your favorite social media, thanks! 

Here’s a LINK!


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CNN Book Review – Charles M. Schulz and #PEANUTS Still Inspire Wonder!

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  • November 14, 2015

CNN Only Whats Necessary Charles M Schulz and the Art of Peanuts Book Chip Kidd


We wanna give a quick shout-out to Todd Leopold over at the Official CNN NEWS website for creating such a wonderful article all about Chip Kidd’s latest book, “ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts” (Published by Abrams, in store now).

Todd really went the extra mile with both a wonderfully written story and some amazing graphics. Seriously, he went NUTS with the photos and it’s a great reference for what the contents of this new book looks like! Thanks Todd.

To read the full review please CLICK HERE!


(Blockheads Up Above are Authors, Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear)





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