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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!










#BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE – Custom Comic Book Cover Art by Bill Sienkiewicz!

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  • September 30, 2016



Here’s a quick post to share some amazing artwork done very recently by the amazing comic book artist, Bill Sienkiewicz. Designer Chip Kidd commissioned this special cover on a blank “variant cover” copy of BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE. The art was inspired by Frank Miller’s Graphic Novel,”The Dark Knight Returns” and it features Batman with his trusty sidekick, Carrie Kelley Robin!





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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!




Chip Kidd Talks #BATMAN on the WNPR Radio Podcast!

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  • March 28, 2016


In a recent interview, over at Connecticut’s WNPR Radio Podcast, Book Designer and Batman Fan Chip Kidd talks with Colin McEnroe about their love of the Batman character.

They not only cover the history of the Caped Crusader but they also discuss Chip Kidd’s Graphic Novel, Batman: Death by Design (DC Comics).

They go really in depth and it’s a lot of fun. Here it is, check it out!!


The CHIP KIDD 13th Dimension Interviews: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and the Perfection of #BATMAN YEAR ONE

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  • March 10, 2016



In an ongoing interview process Dan Greenfield, the Editor of the 13th DIMENSION website, has been talking with Book Designer Chip Kidd about many different aspects of the Batman character.

There have been articles about Chip Kidd’s personal Batman Toy Collection, their love of the Batman Treasury Comics, the Art of Marshall Rogers, and now… Frank Miller’s THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and the Perfection of BATMAN: YEAR ONE.

To read the full interview please CLICK HERE!


The 13th DIMENSION “Chip Kidd” Interview Continues with the #BATMAN FAMOUS 1ST EDITION

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  • January 21, 2016



Dan Greenfield, a writer/reporter for the always brilliant 13th DIMENSION website, has been interviewing a ton of Batman-related artists and writers lately and here is a shout-out for an interview he did with the designer and author, Chip Kidd (This is actually “Part 2” in a continuing series).

Anyone who knows Chip knows he is crazy about “Batman”, ha ha, so they get pretty serious about the character. In this segment (link down below) they discuss the BATMAN #1 “Famous 1st Edition” Treasury Comic Book, published many years ago by DC Comics, that reprinted the very 1st issue of Batman.

To read the article please CLICK HERE!






OCTOBER 7th – FREE “Batman Black and White: The Sketch Covers” Opening Reception!

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  • October 1, 2015

Batman Chip Kidd Art 2015 Art Show Reception8

On October 7, 2015, come celebrate “Batman Black and White: The Sketch Covers” with a free opening reception! The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and features a cash bar for attendees. Come see 88 Batman-related pieces of art created by Artists, Cartoonists, Illustrators, and Designers that is on display now. For more information please be sure to visit our “Next Appearance” page. Event starts at 6:00 pm.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63 Street
New York, NY

Also, For More Details Just CLICK HERE




#BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketch Covers Lecture Opens SEPT. 29th

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  • September 28, 2015


It’s now official! The ART LECTURE event for the “BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketch Covers” show is on Tuesday, September 29th and it starts at 6:30 pm and runs until 8:00 pm or maybe a little bit later. One thing to remember is that this is just a few days before the 2015 New York Comic Con. So, if you have plans to go to NYCC then you should also make plans to visit this show.

$10 Members | $15 Non-members | $7 Seniors/students (with valid ID. Undergraduate students)

Now, if you can’t make the lecture then don’t worry. The actual show opened on September 9th and will run until November 7th, 2015. So even if you can’t make this new lecture event you still have time to enjoy the artwork.

For the location of the Art Gallery and to purchase tickets just CLICK HERE!






#BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE Art Exhibit – Opening Reception, October 7th, 2015

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  • September 3, 2015



OK, on the “Next Appearance” page of this site we have been hyping the news of the creation of a new Art Gallery Event where Chip Kidd has hired a ton of Artists to create special “Batman: Black and White” book covers. The list of Artists is insane and we recommend you go check it out because we know that you will love most of them and it’s really worth seeing. The list includes about 88 pieces of art and you can see a lot of good examples there too.

The show is available for viewing on September 9th and runs until November 7th. But the important thing we wanted to share here is that the grand opening reception will be on October 7th and that’s just a day or two before New York Comic Con starts so it’s sure to be a grand event! There are going to be a ton of special guests and you will NOT want to miss out! For more information just CLICK HERE!

Remember,  Wednesday, October 7th…. be there!



VIDEO: Frank Quitely – What Do Artists Do All Day? #DCComics #Superman

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  • July 31, 2015


In the UK, on the BBC channel, they have a TV Program called, “What Do Artists Do All Day?”. Each episode features a day in the life of a working Artist and the variety of fields covered is pretty interesting. I mean, they feature many people in both the “Fine Art” world and the more commercial “Graphic Artists” world.

In this episode (down below) we get to meet the UK Comic Book Artist, Frank Quitely. He is best known in the United States for having worked on “All-Star Superman” with Writer Grant Morrison that were published by DC Comics. (We would also like to mention that the Designer Chip Kidd created the special “Superman” comic book logo for this series of book covers). Enjoy & please remember to share on your favorite social media ;)

#BATMAN DEATH BY DESIGN by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor Now Published in Turkey!

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  • July 31, 2015



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!


#BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE Parody Comic Book Cover by Ward Sutton

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  • June 25, 2015


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!



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

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  • May 21, 2015



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!


SHE-HULK Loves BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN! by #ChipKidd #DaveTaylor

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  • May 12, 2015



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!



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