Neil Gaiman

Rizzoli Set to Publish CHIP KIDD BOOK TWO: WORK 2007-2017 This Fall!

  • date
  • January 27, 2017

 

 

This is just a quick teaser-announcement about a brand-new book on the Book Cover Design Work by Designer Chip Kidd. Later this year, in the fall, Rizzoli has plans to unleash Chip Kidd Book Two: Work 2007-2017, with introductions by Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman and Orhan Pamuk!  

You can see the front and back book cover designs up above and then for people unfamiliar with why this is “Book Two” here is an example of what the first book in the series, “Chip Kidd Book One: Work 1986-2006” looks like:

 

Please stay tuned to this website for more information as the book gets ready to appear in bookstores… we’re super excited!

 

 

 

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Novel GOOD OMENS Set To Become a Mini-TV Series in 2018!

  • date
  • January 27, 2017

 

Amazon Studios recently announced that a six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel “GOOD OMENS” will debut in 2018.

Neil Gaiman adapted all six episodes of the series and will also serve as the show-runner.

The show is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But follies ensue — Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist.

“Almost 30 years ago, Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated with angels and demons…” Gaiman said. “Three decades later, it’s going to make it to the screen. I can’t think of anyone we’d rather make it with than BBC Studios, and I just wish Sir Terry were alive to see it.”

 

 

 

 

 

Book Designer Chip Kidd Discusses Designing Haruki Murakami’s Absolutely on Music

  • date
  • January 16, 2017

 

Chip Kidd recently did a quick interview with Susanna Baird for SPINE Magazine. You can tell she really had an interest in the subject because her questions were very insightful and thought provoking.  The main focus was Haruki Murakami’s latest book titled, “Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa” (Knopf). The cover, and the book itself, were designed by Chip Kidd (cover shown up above).

Then, they sort of delve into Chip’s career and new projects coming out soon like Gengoroh Tagame’s new graphic novel, My Brother’s Husband (Pantheon); Batman: Black and White sketch covers book to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; and in the fall, Chip Kidd Book Two: 2007-2017  (Rizzoli, with introductions by Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman and Orhan Pamuk).

Here’s a LINK, check it out! Thanks Susanna and SPINE MAGAZINE!

 

 

 

#CBLDF – Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

  • date
  • November 3, 2016

cbldf-working-with-libraries-cover

 

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund just released one of their new publications and it’s titled, Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators. 

This new booklet provides comics creators with a valuable insider’s perspective on the library world and the systems librarians have to navigate to bring comics to their patrons. The handbook details the basics of public, school, and academic libraries, explains the collection development process, and offers suggestions for ways creators can collaborate with libraries in developing events and programs.

The CBLDF education program is made possible by The Neil Gaiman Foundation and CBLDF’s members.

You can download a FREE PDF Copy of “Working With Libraries!” Click Here!

You can also view Working With Libraries down below:

 


 

 

 

SUPPORT THE CBLDF – Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN OVERTURE Wins the Hugo Award and Signed Copies are Available!

  • date
  • September 1, 2016

456-neil-gaiman-sandman-overture-book

 

First off, we would love to congratulate Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, who received the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for their work on Sandman: Overture!  Wow, that’s so cool! The book is really great and the award is very well deserved. We also wanna share the information that YOU can get a signed copy autographed by Neil Gaiman himself through the CBLDF Online Store. 

Now, what does CBLDF mean? It’s the “Comic Book Legal Defense Fund” and it’s a non-profit organization that fights censorship in the comic book and graphic novel community. Neil Gaiman is the Advisory Board Co-Chair and a Board of Directors alumnus at CBLDF and has been a long-time supporter of their mission to preserve and protect the First Amendment.

sandman-overture-neil-gaiman-signed-book

 

As a side note, they have many other Neil Gaiman-signed books there and many other novels by a variety of comic book creators: Frank Miller, Paul Pope, Brian Azzarello, Gene Luen Yang, Jim Lee, Frank Quitely, Jeff Smith, and many many more!

Here’s a LINK to check them out, or just CLICK HERE!

 

support-the-cbldf-1

 


 

 

#CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine News – Issue #2 in Stores Now!

  • date
  • July 31, 2015

CBLDF Defender 2 chip kidd michael cho

CBLDF Defender is a free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the second issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation and, as always, you can get it for FREE right here at ChipKidd.Com!

This latest issue, Number Two, features a wonderful cover illustration by Michael Cho.

Each issue of the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND Defender will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for the freedom to read! In this issue: Cartoonists under fire around the world! The Fight for Summer Reading — who’s banning books and how you can fight back! Ten women who changed free expression in comics! Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson speaks out on free speech, creativity, and Image Comics. All this, along with reports on the latest censorship battles raging across the United States!

Let’s take a look at the latest attacks on free speech and how CBLDF is working to fight censorship!

 

 

 


 

NEIL GAIMAN Bonus Episode INTERVIEW at the CBLDF Podcast!

  • date
  • June 25, 2015

CBLDF-Bonus-Podcast-Interview-Neil-Gaiman

 

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!

 


 

Neil Gaiman & Chip Kidd’s MAKE GOOD ART Speech Book Translated Into Portuguese!

  • date
  • May 21, 2015

o Discurso Faça Boa Arte de Neil Gaiman Chip Kidd

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!

 

0-Neil-Gaiman-Chip-Kidd


 

Don’t Miss #CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine, in Stores TODAY!

  • date
  • April 15, 2015

 

CBLDF-Defender-Magazine-1

The COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND is proud to announce that CBLDF Defender, a new free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and you can always get it for free at CBLDF.org!

Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for the freedom to read! Neil Gaiman kicks off the first issue with an in-depth interview on his battles with censorship. We’re also taking you to the front lines, with news and analysis on the latest censorship battles raging in schools and libraries across the USA. Take a look at international cartoonist rights issues and the free speech fallout from the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Plus, a lively history of Bill Gaines, the U.S government, and the birth of the Comics Code!

Let’s take a look at the attack on reading and how CBLDF is working to fight censorship!

 

Download the PDF here. Interested parties may also subscribe directly, by mail, here.

CBLDF Defender is made possible with the support of The Gaiman Foundation and CBLDF’s Corporate Members — ABRAMS, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, BOOM! Studios, comiXology, DCBS, Diamond Comic Distributors, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, Graphitti Designs, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Half Price Books, Random House, ReedPop, TFAW.com, Scholastic, SPX, and Valiant — and members like you. Thank you!


 

VIDEO – Neil Gaiman on Terry Pratchett and writing, in conversation with Michael Chabon

  • date
  • March 18, 2015

Neil-Gaiman-Michael-Chabon-Terry-Pratchett

An extraordinary evening of storytelling, readings, and memories of Sir Terry Pratchett on the eve of his passing with Neil Gaiman and Michael Chabon. The event took place at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on March 12th, 2015.

 



© 2016 Chip Kidd

  • Twitter
  • facebook