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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!


 

Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts by Chip Kidd & Geoff Spear

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  • May 21, 2015

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Later this year, October 20th, 2015 to be exact, the Publisher Abrams ComicArts will release a brand-new book by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear titled, “ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: CHARLES M. SCHULZ AND THE ART OF PEANUTS” (Abrams). 

Charles M. Schulz (1922–2000) believed that the key to cartooning was to take out the extraneous details and leave in only what’s necessary. For 50 years, from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, Schulz wrote and illustrated Peanuts, the single most popular and influential comic strip in the world. In all, 17,897 strips were published, making it “arguably the longest story ever told by one human being,” according to Robert Thompson, professor of popular culture at Syracuse University.

To create this book designer Chip Kidd was granted unprecedented access to the extraordinary archives of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. Reproducing the best of the Peanuts newspaper strip, all shot from the original art by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear, “Only What’s Necessary” will also feature exclusive, rare, and unpublished original art and developmental work, much of which has never been seen before.

The 304 page hardcover book will be released on October 20, 2015. We plan on sharing more news about this in the near future (this is just a heads-up) so please stay tuned to CHIPKIDD.COM, Thanks!

 

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!

 


 

Chip Kidd Spotted at the Recent 2015 TYPO FOCUS Creative Conference

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  • May 12, 2015

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OK, real fast, we wanna share this super-kick ass photo of Designer Chip Kidd taken by Timothy Brennan at the recent 2015 TYPO FOCUS Creative Conference in San Francisco, California. It’s awesome, thanks Timothy!


 

CHIP KIDD Famous Quote 8-BIT PIXEL ART by Argentina Artist #KAERU

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  • May 12, 2015

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Here’s a quick post to share this AWESOME “Chip Kidd Quote” 8-BIT PIXEL ART created by a Graphic Designer and Post-Modern Pop Artist in Argentina named KAERU! It’s loosely based on Chip’s famous quote, shown down below.

Also, to check out more of Kaeru’s hilarious and though provoking artwork please CLICK HERE!

 

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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!

 


 

DC Comics #CONVERGENCE Week 4 Continues with More Variant Covers by Chip Kidd!

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  • April 28, 2015

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Here’s some exciting news for comic book fans! DC Comics is releasing all of the brand-new “Week 4″ issues of their CONVERGENCE storyline today, April 29th, 2015. In other words, IN STORES NOW!! Here are all the variant covers that were created by Book Designer Chip Kidd.

For non-comic book collectors: “Variant Covers” are book covers that are published along with the regular issue. In other words, you have a choice to buy the comic book with it’s normal cover or buy a special one with a unique cover. The contents are the same, it’s mostly just a cover variation and they do it to celebrate a certain Artist or Graphic Designer.

 

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DC Comics #CONVERGENCE Week 3 Continues with More Variant Covers by Chip Kidd!

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  • April 22, 2015

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Here’s some exciting news for comic book fans! DC Comics is releasing all of the brand-new “Week 3″ issues of their CONVERGENCE storyline today, April 22nd, 2015. In other words, IN STORES NOW!! Here are all the variant covers that were created by Book Designer Chip Kidd.

For non-comic book collectors: “Variant Covers” are book covers that are published along with the regular issue. In other words, you have a choice to buy the comic book with it’s normal cover or buy a special one with a unique cover. The contents are the same, it’s mostly just a cover variation and they do it to celebrate a certain Artist or Graphic Designer.

 

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JURASSIC WORLD – Official Movie Trailer Video (Global Version)

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  • April 22, 2015

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on the novel “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. We should mention that the JP logo was created by the Graphic Designer, Chip Kidd.

Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015.


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