HERALD SCOTLAND Newspaper Interviews CHIP KIDD About New #PEANUTS Book

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  • November 11, 2015




In a recent article in their “Arts and Entertainment” section the HERALD SCOTLAND Newspaper interviewed Designer & Author Chip Kidd about his latest book, “ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts” (Abrams), which is in stores now.

They discuss Chip Kidd having total access to the Charles M. Schulz Museum Archives and the task of how to properly handle so much incredible reference material, the design process, and honoring the legacy of  Mr. Schulz as an Artist. They also briefly talk about the new 3D PEANUTS movie that just hit theaters.

The article is really wonderful and you can read it by clicking RIGHT HERE!


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Weekends with Alex Witt (MSNBC) – Chip Kidd Talks About The #PEANUTS Movie & His New Book

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  • November 9, 2015

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Chip Kidd, co-author of “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams),” joins Alex Witt on her MSNBC news show, “Weekends with Alex Witt”, to discuss the transition Charlie Brown makes from the comic strip to the big screen in the new “Peanuts” 3-D movie. They also discuss his new book he co-wrote with Geoff Spear, wow!


Houston Chronicle Book Review – ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the #Peanuts

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  • November 9, 2015




If you’re a fan of the PEANUTS Comic Strip then you gotta be familiar with Chip Kidd’s latest book, ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts (Abrams). It has been getting some amazing press (Thank God) and here is a very good example. Please check out this LINK to an in-depth discussion that Chip Kidd recently had with the Houston Chronicle.

We wanna thank them for a wonderful interview and we wanna share it with you. So, please CLICK HERE!




ON POINT PODCAST – Tom Ashcraft Talks with Chip Kidd / New #PEANUTS Art Book

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  • October 25, 2015



Over at the ON POINT WITH TOM ASHCRAFT Podcast at the NPR website they recently interviewed the Book Designer and Author Chip Kidd about his involvement with the publication of “ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts” (Abrams). They really went very in-depth about the process and you can listen to it down below. Also, the book is in stores now and on your next visit to your local bookstore please be sure to check it out.




AM NEW YORK Interviews CHIP KIDD on the Brand-New #PEANUTS Art Book!

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  • October 23, 2015



Over at the Official Website for AM NEW YORK they have an amazing Reporter named SCOTT A. ROSENBERG and he interviewed Chip Kidd about his latest book he co-authored with Geoff Spear titled, “ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts”! (Published by Abrams). 

Here’s a LINK to check it out and please remember to share this site on your favorite social media outlets, thanks!





VIRTUAL MEMORIES Podcast Interview with J. D. McClatchy

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  • October 1, 2015


Gil Roth, over at the VIRTUAL MEMORIES podcast, recently interviewed the Author, Essayist and Poet, J. D. McClatchy at his home in Connecticut. Their conversation not only revolves around his amazing career but also covers a ton of interesting literary ground as well.

Stuff like: Adapting a novel (The Leopard) to opera, having his life changed by a course with Harold Bloom, collecting letters from the likes of Proust and Housman, and marrying Chip Kidd! We also get into his friendship with James Merrill, pop culture’s triumph over high culture, his genetic inability to read comics, why he loathed Ezra Pound as a person and as an artist, how sexual politics has replaced social politics, the experience of teaching the first gay literature course at Yale in 1978 (and getting dropped from the university because of it), how a serious poet writes for the dead, not the living, and more!





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 ;)

Digital Telepathy Interview with CHIP KIDD – Go Ahead and JUDGE THIS!

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  • July 12, 2015



Over at the always amazing DIGITAL TELEPATHY website Brent Summers conducted an interview with Penguin Random House book designer Chip Kidd about rising to the occasion, hard work and making a great impression—every time. This was in connection to the release of Chip’s latest book, “JUDGE THIS.” (Simon & Schuster).

“JUDGE THIS” is a part of the TED BOOK series and is based on a TED TALKS video shown down below. We wanna thank Brent Summers for a great interview. It was a lot of fun to do and very well-written. Oh yeah, before we forget, here’s a LINK to read the article, ha! Go check it out!




NEIL GAIMAN Bonus Episode INTERVIEW at the CBLDF Podcast!

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  • June 25, 2015



Here is a very special episode of the CBLDF Podcast uploaded just for you! In this episode, they speak to author and CBLDF Advisory Board Co-Chair (as well as CBLDF Board of Directors Alumnus) Neil Gaiman!

Neil is one of the most popular authors working today, a ground-breaking graphic novelist, a humanitarian deeply involved in multiple charitable projects, and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He has been a tireless voice for free expression over the years, and is one of the most passionate voices in the literary world when it comes to fighting censorship.

The Interview contains such topics as: Charlie Hebdo, British censorship, libraries, icky speech, and much more!

In support of their ongoing educational 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 Gaiman Foundation and member support.

Listen to Radio Free Comix with the CBLDF Podcast, just CLICK HERE!



JUDGE THIS / TED BOOK – Chip Kidd Interview with Powell’s City of Books

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  • June 25, 2015


If you head over to the POWELL’S BOOKS Bookstore Blog then you can check out a really great interview they did with your favorite Penguin Random House Book Designer, Chip Kidd. Powell’s Books operates four stores in Portland, Oregon, and then another one in nearby Beaverton. They are also known worldwide as an excellent source for rare and hard to find books, but they also keep everything in stock that’s super-current.

So yeah, speaking of “current books”, Chip Kidd (in association with TED TALKS) just published a brand-new book titled, “JUDGE THIS, a TED Original” (144 Pages, Simon & Schuster/TED). The book is an exercise on what makes good clarity and/or mystery in Graphic Design that we all see everyday and sometimes take for granted.

You can read their interview by clicking RIGHT HERE!



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