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!











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  • September 21, 2016



Here’s a nice  item we found in our archives of an interview with Designer Chip Kidd that was done for the NOTEBOOK ON CITIES AND CULTURE Podcast awhile back. It’s a really great conversation about the importance of Art School, Chip’s obsession with the now-infamous Milgram Experiment and, also, his use of an Andres Serrano photo for a brand-new Bible book cover!

They also get pretty serious talking about Chip Kidd’s 2nd novel, The Learners: The Book After The Cheese Monkeys…  Enjoy:





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!





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.





JUNE 11th – Hear CHIP KIDD Speak at the 2016 PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST in Chicago!

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  • June 7, 2016



June 11th – 12th, 2016

Location: Chicago, IL.

Be sure to hear Chip Kidd speak on Saturday, June 11th at the 2016 PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST!

Chip Kidd will be joining Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune film critic) for a discussion in the Harold Washington Library Center (Multipurpose Room) on Saturday, June 11th from 11:00 am – 11:45 am. Tickets for this event will be required and they go on sale now! 

The Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to attract visitors to the Printers Row neighborhood (once the city’s bookmaking hub). By 2002, it had grown to five city blocks (on Dearborn, from Congress to Polk), attracting more than 200 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books and featuring more than 200 authors participating in panels, discussions and a variety of other programs.

As part of its ongoing commitment to the written word and its support of literacy and literary endeavor, the Chicago Tribune purchased the Printers Row Book Fair in 2002 from the Near South Planning Board. Recently renamed to be the Printers Row Lit Fest, it is considered the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest-drawing more than 150,000 book lovers to the two-day showcase.

For more information, and to order your tickets, just CLICK HERE!

Hold on, as a quick side-note and an extra bonus please check out this Podcast Interview with Chip Kidd as he talks with Wendy Snyder & Bill Leff on WGN RADIO!






Video CHIP KIDD – All’Università Di Verona (Italy)

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  • May 25, 2016

Intervista a Chip Kidd, graphic designer e editore statunitense ospite del master in Editoria dell’università di Verona.

Interview with Chip Kidd , graphic designer and guest editor of the US Masters in the University of Verona Publishing.



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

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  • March 1, 2016



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!



Check Out This Awesome #CHIPKIDD Interview at #DESIGNGATHA Blog!

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  • February 16, 2016



If you have never heard of a website named DESIGNGATHA then you should really check it out. They cover many related topics around the ideas of Art, Design, Handicraft, Architecture, Fashion, and Graphic Design.

Seriously, it’s a cool blog! Anyways, we wanna thank them for posting an interview they recently conducted with the Designer Chip Kidd. They asked some really good questions and even posted a bunch of his famous book cover designs…. sweet!

To read the full interview, please CLICK HERE!


13th DIMENSION – Interview with CHIP KIDD on the Brilliance of Marshall Rogers’ #BATMAN

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  • January 25, 2016


If you head on over to the 13th DIMENSION website the Editor Dan Greenfield has just posted Part 3 of his interview with Chip Kidd. In this episode they discuss the complete and total brilliance of  the legendary BATMAN Comic Book Artist Marshall Rogers.  Also, if you’re a fan of this artist’s work then the post there has a lot of delicious eye-candy to enjoy. To check it out, just CLICK HERE!





WOODSTOCK WRITERS RADIO – Book Podcast Interview with Author CHIP KIDD!

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  • January 25, 2016


Martha Frankel is a Blogger/Reporter for WOODSTOCK WRITERS RADIO and she recently met up with Chip Kidd at the Miami Book Fair to discuss his new book, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams).  The interview is available online as a free podcast and we want to invite everyone to please check it out. She did an amazing job (Thanks Martha!).

To hear the complete broadcast, please CLICK HERE!




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