Alison Bechdel Howard Cruse Chip Kidd Mocca Festival 2014

Meet Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse at a special pre-MoCCA reception hosted by Chip Kidd on April 4th, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This cocktail reception is hosted at Chip's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where you'll be able to view his incredible collection of original art from the likes of Chris Ware, Alex Ross, Frank Quitely and many others. Bechdel and Cruse are guests of honor at the MoCCA Arts Festival, presented by the Society of Illustrators on the weekend of April 5 and 6. This intimate gathering is limited to only 20 people. Tickets are $100 for CBLDF Members, $150 for non-members. Get your tickets here.

Alison Bechdel is an award-winning cartoonist best known for her long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. In 2006, Bechdel published Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, an autobiographical graphic memoir chronicling her childhood and relationship with her closeted bisexual father following his death. Fun Home was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and was named Best Book of 2006 by Time Magazine. A second graphic memoir, Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in May 2012.

Howard Cruse first became known in the 1970s with his contributions to underground comix publications. In 1979 he began editing Gay Comix anthology series, featuring work by openly gay and lesbian cartoonists, and in the 1980s went on to create Wendel, a strip about a gay man, his lover Ollie, and a cast of quirky surrounding characters, which appeared regularly in The Advocate. During the 1990s Cruse worked on the award-winning graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby, published by DC Comics imprint Paradox Press. Since then, Cruse has published numerous titles including Wendel All Together, The Swimmer with a Rope in His Teeth(written by Jeanne E. Shaffer), From Headrack To Claude, Felix's Friends, and more.

2014 Virginia Festival of the Book Chip Kidd GO

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Chip Kidd, book and graphic designer for Alfred A. Knopf,talks about his own book, “Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design” (Workman Books), and his long career in book cover design. This event is suited for readers and artists of all ages interested in book design.

Sponsored by Harris Teeter and VFH Center for the Book.

Omni Hotel
Room: Monroe
212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 971-5500

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Chip Kidd Book Cover Design Lecture NYC, NY Feb. 26th

It’s a battle of good vs. evil when actors perform classic and new tales of wickedness and treachery centered around fictional characters we love to hate. With special guest comics book lover and graphic designer Chip Kidd and readings of a thrilling and moving tale by Stephen King, an excerpt from The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon, and a silly superhero send-up by Larry Doyle. With readings by Chip Kidd, Stephen Lang (Avatar), and Aya Cash (The Newsroom, The Wolf of Wall Street).

Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
$28; Member $24; 30 and Under (with I.D.) $15


Seattle Arts 2014 Chip Kidd Chris Ware Lecture Poster

Advance tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. Stand-by tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15pm.

Chip Kidd is a renowned graphic designer and associate art director at Alfred A. Knopf, lauded for revolutionizing book design, and for his iconic illustrations such as the T. rex image he designed for Jurassic Park.

Chris Ware is a comic-book artist and cartoonist, notable for his Acme Novelty Library series (published by Fantagraphics Books) and the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth, and last year's Eisner Award Winning Graphic Novel, Building Stories.

Presented by: Seattle Arts & Lectures as part of its Literary/Arts Series.
Tickets: Season subscriptions are on sale now.Single tickets are $15 general/$50 Grand Patron/$35 Patron/$5 students, at 206/621-2230, or at the door.

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Type Directors Club TDC Chip Kidd GO Book Signing

WOO HOO! On December 10th, 2013, there will be an amazing Holiday Party at the TYPE DIRECTORS CLUB in New York City and you won’t want to miss it because this year their special guest is Chip Kidd! The vent starts at 6:30 pm and will run until 8:30 pm. Also, Chip will be signing his new book, GO: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design.

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Poster CHIP KIDD Man of letters MICA College

On October 28th, 2013, the Graphic Designer Chip Kidd will be giving a lecture at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art ) in Baltimore, MD. The event will start at 7:00pm in Falvey Hall and a book signing will follow the speaking engagement. As a special side note we would like to thank Alayna Citrin for designing this beautiful event poster. She is a junior from New Jersey.


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Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 W Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore MD 21217-4134
(410) 669-9200


Examples of CHIP KIDD Book Covers

Wisconsin Libraries Conference CHIP KIDD Speaker

Chip Kidd will be appearing as the Keynote Speaker for the 2013 WLA Conference, Wednesday, 9:30 am, October 23rd, at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI. The theme this year is: PLAY – CREATE – INNOVATE!

It promises to be a great event for everyone who loves books but one extremely important side-note is that the TOYS FOR TOTS Charity Organization will have Donation boxes that will be set up Tuesday through Friday near the Registration Desk. Please donate new toys for girls and boys ages 12 and under. (Toys for Tots prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons and gifts with food.)

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Chip Kidd James River Writter's Conference

Join us on October 19th and 20th in Richmond, Virginia for the 2013 James River Writers Conference to pitch your project, improve your craft, and meet fellow writers. Speakers include award-winning book designer and author Chip Kidd, National Book Award-winner Kathryn Erskine, best-selling and award-winning author Christopher McDougall, award-winning authors Cece Bell, Lydia Netzer, Megan Mayhew Bergman, and Philippa Ballantine, Book Doctors Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, founders of Pitchapalooza, and agents April Eberhardt, Deborah Grosvenor, Victoria Skurnick, and Paige Wheeler.

Since 2003, the James River Writers Conference has been a meaningful contribution to the literary community in central Virginia. Well-respected within the publishing industry, they have attracted prize-winning authors and highly regarded editors and agents from around the country to share their wisdom about writing and publishing. More than 300 people attend this two-day event, known for its inspiring, collegial atmosphere. For more information, and to but tickets, just CLICK HERE!

Vintage Magazine Issue 4 McNally Jackson Bookstore NYC, NY

Come join the official launch of Vintage Magazine, Issue #4, at the McNally Jackson Bookstore in New York City on October 14th, at 7:00 pm!

Award-winning Vintage Magazine-actualizing the creative possibilities of print as you've never seen it done before-is back with its Quatri me issue, featuring Gary Giddins on the obscure works of author W.R. Burnett; Lisa Birnbach on how the home library is really done; and Chip Kidd paying homage to linoleum (we're not Kidding).

To mark the launch of issue 4, join Chip Kidd, Lisa Birnbach, and Gary Giddins for an evening of reading and discussion–about the craft that goes into the magazine’s pages, and the place of the print magazine in today’s digitized climate.

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McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
NYC, New York

AGI Open London Chip Kidd Sept 26-27

Next week, on September 26th and 27th, 2013, Chip Kidd will be in England to speak at the AGI Open London event. AGI stands for “Alliance Graphique Internationale”. Their main goal is to unite the world's leading graphic designers in a professional gathering of common interest and intent. This year, one among many of their special guest speakers, will be Chip Kidd. For a complete list, CLICK HERE!

AGI Open is the foremost design and education conference on the international calendar. It is a two-day event featuring over 30 of the world's leading graphic designers. Tickets for this event are on sale now and you can get more information by clicking RIGHT HERE!