#PantheonBooks to Publish Gengoroh Tagame’s “My Brother’s Husband” Manga!

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  • October 21, 2016


Massive Goods announced on Monday that Pantheon Books (Maus, Persepolis) will publish Gengoroh Tagame‘s My Brother’s Husband(Otōto no Otto) manga in English. The first two-in-one omnibus volume is slated for June 2017.

Massive Goods describes the story:
My Brother’s Husband is a family drama that begins with the auspicious arrival of Mike, a Canadian who has come to pay respects to the family of his recently deceased Japanese husband Ryoji, whose only remaining immediate family member is Yaichi—an identical twin brother. As Mike gets accustomed to Japanese morays and the surprising idiosyncrasies of living with Yaichi and his daughter Kana, the sleepy Japanese suburb also learns the true meaning of family.



Tagame began serializing the ongoing manga in Futabasha‘s Monthly Action magazine in November 2014 and the third compiled volume will ship on October 12.

Anne Ishii is translating My Brother’s Husband and Chip Kidd is designing the release. Both have worked on other English releases of other manga by Tagame, including the short story collection The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, the first English release of Tagame’s manga.








Check Out THE HISTORY OF BATMAN Podcast Interview with Designer CHIP KIDD!

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  • October 15, 2016




This week, THE HISTORY OF BATMAN Podcast interviewed graphic designer and Batman writer Chip Kidd from New York Comic Con!

Londyn and his co-host, Mason Booker, talk with Chip about his journey into becoming a modern book jacket designer, his life-long fandom of BATMAN, and how he became part of the Dark Knight’s celebrated history with his book, “Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan” (Pantheon Books), exploring the lost art of the Batman Manga during the 1960s.

Listen in to this riveting interview as they talk all about Batman and the importance of the character’s visual evolution and design over the last 77 years.

Hear it all right here: Chip Kidd Interviewed by The History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!










BROOKS BROTHERS is Now Offering a TRUE PREP Limited Edition Book by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd!

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  • September 30, 2016



OK, this is pretty cool! BROOKS BROTHERS is now offering a Special “Limited Edition” Copy of TRUE PREP by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd! You can purchase the book from their official website. For more info, just CLICK HERE!



Oh yeah, just in case you have never heard of this book check out the sales copy:

From Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbook, and designer Chip Kidd, comes a whole new take on the prep world. True Prep is a contemporary look at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshiping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new order of things. Birnbach considers the preppy attitude towards money, schools, wardrobe, work, decorating, scandal, and food and drink. She also looks at weekends, entertaining, sports, weddings, etiquette, the Internet and electronic gadgetry, political correctness, reality TV, and . . . polar fleece. And last but not least: a do-it-yourself eulogy. With more than 200 original illustrations and photographs, True Prep promises to be a whole new, old sensation. Random House Publishing, printed in the USA.




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

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  • September 7, 2016



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



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



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



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!!






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

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  • June 23, 2016



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.







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!






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



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.




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



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



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



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
Midtown Comics (with Paul Levitz)
200 W 40TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10018-1505

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

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

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

Mon Apr 4
Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743

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

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

Sat Apr 9
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
Elliot Bay Book Co
1521 10TH Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Wed Apr 13
The University of Texas at Dallas
Eugene McDermott Library
Room 2.410
Dallas, TX 75080

Fri Apr 15
Henderson State University
Russell Fine Arts Building
Arkadelphia, AR 7199

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



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