Here’s a quick post to share this fun photo taken by Chip at the recent 2015 New York Comic Con event. It appears that someone is a HUGE fan of Chip Kidd’s bestselling book, Bat-Manga: The Secret History of Batman in Japan (Pantheon). That book covered the stories and artwork of Jiro Kuwata’s version of the Dynamic Duo and this tattoo recreates the famous Japanese Comic Book logo art… AWESOME!
Hello to all you vintage Batman toy collectors out there! Check out this new movie poster for the upcoming documentary, “Tokyo Toy Guy 2” by Yuji Ueda! This new film will contain more than 50 unexposed ultra-rare Japanese Batman toys, an exclusive interview with Chip Kidd in Dubai talking about his “100 Batman: Black & White Comic Book Covers” Project and there might even be an exclusive phone interview with the Manga Comic Legend, Jiro Kuwata!
The new movie will premier this year at Middle East Comic Con 2015, Paris Comic Con 2015 and hopefully other Comic Cons in the United States. Here are some teaser trailers to enjoy. So, check them out!!
An extremely talented Artist & Friend sent us this wonderful photo recently showing a custom statue he created. His name is Deane Aikins and his work is AWESOME! Check out this “Lord Death Man” Statue he made from scratch! He writes a blog about his love of Batman, Collecting Comic Books and His Obsessions with Vintage Toys. It’s titled, WHEN BATMOBILES FLY. There, he did a write-up about making this statue so please be sure to check that out, LINK.
Now, for those of you unfamiliar with this character he is a long lost Batman Villain that was brought back to life (excuse the pun) by Chip Kidd’s book, “BAT-MANGA! The Secret History of Batman in Japan”. This book celebrated the 1960’s artwork of the Japanese Manga Artist, Jiro Kuwata. Here is an example of his work and then below is the book cover for Chip’s book (Pantheon, Paperback version).
Oh yeah, we also gotta mention that Lord Death Man appeared in “animation form” in an episode of Cartoon Network’s BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. Check it out!