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THE TWEEKS Interview Betsy Gomez About Banned Books and the #CBLDF

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  • September 7, 2016

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At San Diego Comic Con, THE TWEEKS spoke with Editorial Director, Betsy Gomez from the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND about why people try to ban books and had her show us some of their resources available to help those who find their reading rights are being taken away. So, Please be sure to check out the video down below!

Also, For More Information Be Sure to Visit the CBLDF Today!

 

 


 

 

Chip Kidd’s JUDGE THIS Ted Talks Book Has Been Translated Into Another Foreign Language!

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  • August 27, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share some fun book publishing news that we’re really excited about! Chip Kidd’s “JUDGE THIS” Ted Talks Book (TED BOOKS) has now been translated into another language, Slovak. This book is intended for sale in the Czech and Slovenian book markets. “Prvý dojem”, translated back into English, roughly means “First Impression”.  Oh man, this is so cool!!

So far this book has been translated into Italian, Greek, and Russian!

Here is the American English version:

 


 

 

Do You Love Reading? Check Out the UK Guardian Books Podcast!

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  • August 27, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share a podcast we recently came across which is always very entertaining and informative. This podcast is brought to us by the famous UK newspaper. It’s called the GUARDIAN BOOKS Podcast and if you love books and enjoy reading them then please be sure to check them out, just CLICK HERE! 

Down below is an example of a recent episode where they discuss the importance of Editors and Book Editing. 

 

 


 

 

5 Tips to Create an Unusual Book Cover, Chip Kidd Style

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  • August 4, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share a wonderful article written by Patricia Coroi over at the FLIPSNACK website. Flip Snack shares information about many different aspects of Graphic Design and other creative endeavors. Patricia’s article asks the hypothetical question, “What is the philosophy behind his book covers?”. Then, she goes about creating a list of 5 principles of Chip Kidd’s design process that could be used by any book cover illustrator or designer.

To read the full article, please CLICK HERE!


 

 

Dumb Questions for Smart Designers – AR Design Interviews Chip Kidd

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  • July 28, 2016

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We just wanted to give a quick shout out and thank you to the guys over at AR DESIGN for their awesome interview with book designer Chip Kidd. It was a lot of fun and they actually asked some very very good questions! Here’s a LINK, go check it out!!

 

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DANIEL CLOWES – Comic Book Artist Interview at WTF Podcast with Marc Maron

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  • June 23, 2016

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In a recent interview with Marc Maron of the WTF Podcast, Cartoonist and writer Daniel Clowes (Eight Ball, Ghost World, Patience, David Boring, Like A Velvet Glove, The Death-Ray, etc…) brings the world of underground comics into Marc’s garage.

They talk about the great comic artists who paved the way, the difficulty in translating some graphic novels to film, and the similarities between creating comics and performing stand-up.  

They also discuss Clowes’ brand-new, just released, Graphic Novel Book, PATIENCE.

 

 

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 17: CHUCK PALAHNIUK – FIGHT CLUB 2 Graphic Novel

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  • June 23, 2016

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In this episode, the CBLDF Podcast speaks with author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Fight Club 2, Choke), who has just completed adapting Fight Club 2 as a graphic novel with artist Cameron Stewart.

Topics: Kolchak the Night Stalker, EC Comics, radiation poisoning, and more!

In support of their ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the audio-sphere! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF Podcast will be a monthly event, from our keyboards to your ears. The CBLDF podcast is made possible in part by a donation from the Neil Gaiman Foundation and member support.

Listen here to Radio Free Comix with the CBLDF Podcast!

 

 

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VIDEO – Day at Night: Alfred A Knopf, Book Publisher

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  • June 23, 2016

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Alfred A. Knopf discusses the publishing industry and his friendship with writer John Galsworthy. Topics included are the publisher-public relationship, the quality of books published to the public, and the history of publishing books.

 

 


 

 

Chip Kidd’s ART OF #PEANUTS Book Has Been Nominated For a 2016 Eisner Award! #SDCC

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  • May 25, 2016

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Here’s a quick shout out to Abrams ComicArts for their recent nomination into the 2016 EISNER AWARDS which will be held at the San Diego Comic-Con International!

They were included in the “Best Publication Design” section for their new book, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, designed by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear.

 

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The other publishers and publications in this category include:

  • Beyond the Surface, designed by Nicolas André, Sam Arthur, Alex Spiro, and Camille Pichon (Nobrow)
  • The Eternaut, designed by Tony Ong (Fantagraphics)
  • Eventually Everything Connects, designed by Loris Lora, Sam Arthur, Alex Spiro, and Camille Pichon (Nobrow)
  • King of the Comics: One Hundred Years of King Features Syndicate, designed by Dean Mullaney (IDW/LOAC)
  • Sandman Gallery Edition, designed by Josh Beatman/Brainchild Studios (Graphitti Designs/DC)
  • Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, designed by Chip Kidd (Abrams ComicArts)

 

SNACK PODCAST – Profile On the Book Cover Designs of Chip Kidd

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  • May 16, 2016

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Here’s a podcast episode we knew we had to share an soon as we heard it! Andrei Triburca, over at the SNACK PODCAST, recently posted a link to an amazing podcast profile who’s main focus is on the career of the book designer, Chip Kidd. In episode #17 they discuss the history of book cover design and Chip’s place in it. So, here it is, please listen and enjoy.

 


 

BETTER THAN FICTION Podcast Talks About All Things Chip Kidd

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  • May 16, 2016

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This post is a quick shout-out for an extremely cool podcast in Oklahoma City called BETTER THAN FICTION. It’s main theme is comic book collecting, nerd culture, movies, and more…. but in episode #116 they totally geeked-out on the Author and Book Designer Chip Kidd. Their main focus was Chip Kidd’s recent book, GO: A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design (Workman). But they also discuss many other of Chip’s book cover designs and we could not be more proud of that. Thanks guys!

Here’s a LINK to their website, please check them out sometime. Also, here’s the podcast embedded down below. Please be sure to check out episode #116!!

 


 

Sonny Liew’s BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE For The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (Pantheon)

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  • March 28, 2016

 

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Pantheon, the World Famous Graphic Novel Book Publisher and a subsidiary of Penguin Random House, has just announced the official book tour schedule for Sonny Liew’s “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye”.  

It starts on April 1st in New York City and then it gets really crazy! Please check out the info down below for more detailed dates and please remember to share this news with all your friends on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks, You guys ROCK!

Fri Apr 1
7:00pm-8:00pm
Midtown Comics (with Paul Levitz)
200 W 40TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10018-1505

Sat Apr 2
12:30pm
MoCCA Arts Festival
Sonny Liew Spotlight (with Paul Levitz)
The Helvetica Room, Ink48
653 11th Ave 48th St
New York, NY

2:00pm
MoCCA Arts Festival
Book Signing @Pantheon Booth
Metropolitan West
639 W 46th St
New York, NY

Sun Apr 3
2:00pm
MoCCA Arts Festival
Book Signing @Pantheon Booth
Metropolitan West
639 W 46th St
New York, NY

Mon Apr 4
6:00-8:00pm
Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

Tue Apr 5
6:15pm
Rhode Island School of Design
ISB Gallery
2 College Street
Providence, RI 02903

Thu Apr 7
7:00pm
Isotope Comics
326 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Sat Apr 9
10:00am
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
“Illustrating Lives: The Art of the Graphic Novel”
Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL 101)
(with Sam Alden, Julian Hanshaw and Sammy Harkham)
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Mon Apr 11
7:00pm
Elliot Bay Book Co
1521 10TH Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Wed Apr 13
11:30-12:30am
The University of Texas at Dallas
Eugene McDermott Library
Room 2.410
Dallas, TX 75080

Fri Apr 15
11:00am
Henderson State University
Russell Fine Arts Building
Arkadelphia, AR 7199

Sat Apr 16
12:30pm
Arkansas Literary Festival
Main Library
100 Rock St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

 


 

Chip Kidd’s JUDGE THIS Book by #TED Talks is Getting the “Foreign Language” Treatment!

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  • March 28, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share some really fun book publishing news concerning one of Chip Kidd’s latest books, JUDGE THIS (TED Books). It seems that the Publisher, Simon & Schuster, is going completely crazy with translating this book into countless special “foreign language” editions. Here are a few fun examples:

 

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So far we have seen Italian, Greek, Turkish, French, Japanese and many other languages that we can’t even recognize ( yes, my intelligence is limited, ha ha). Here are a few examples shown here and once we get a more comprehensive list we will make them more available. Also, just doing a quick scan over at Amazon we found out they have the English and Italian versions available on their “American” site. Here’s some links:

 


 

Sonny Liew’s THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE Hits The Shelves! #Pantheon #ChipKidd

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  • March 1, 2016

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WOW! We’re pretty excited to report that Sonny Liew’s THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE came out today (March 1, 2016 Pantheon) and it has already hit Amazon’s #1 spot in the “New Release” section of the “Art of Comics & Manga” category!

This book is the much awaited graphic novel about the life and times of the pioneering, but almost forgotten, comics artist named Charlie Chan Hock Chye.

His art career spanned six decades, from Singapore’s struggle for independence and all the way through to its modern incarnation as a cosmopolitan city-state. This book celebrates both the artwork, and there’s a ton of it, and the Artist as well.

 

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To better explain this we have embedded this new BOOK TRAILER Video down below:

 

 

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  We are also sharing this impromptu interview (in 2 parts) with the Author, Sonny Liew, that happened at the book launch in Kinokuniya Ngee Ann City on May 30th, 2015. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 


 

THE STRAITS TIMES Interview with CHIP KIDD on the Process of Book Cover Design #ChipKidd

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  • March 1, 2016

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Akshita Nanda, the Lifestyle Arts Correspondent for THE STRAITS TIMES (A popular newspaper in Singapore), recently interviewed Chip Kidd about the process of book cover design, what it’s like to work with Haruki Murakami, and he also shares how he came up with the iconic Jurassic Park dinosaur silhouette for the best-selling Michael Crichton book.

To read the full story, just CLICK HERE!


 

 


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