March 11th, 2014
Here is another video clip from the extremely amazing TOKYO TOY GUY Movie that was done by our good friend Yuji Ueda, who lives in Dubai. For the documentary film he made, Yuji went all over the world to meet some of the most serious BATMAN Toy Collectors and in this clip we get to see when he went to New York City to visit CHIP KIDD.
The video shows some extremely Rare BATMAN Toys, Collectibles, and Original Comic Book Artwork. Speaking about the art, we get a chance to see some of the Japanese BATMAN Manga art that was drawn by Jiro Kuwata. Most of it never seen before and still unpublished. This was the inspiration for Chip Kidd’s book, “Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan” (Pantheon 2008).
We’re pleased to announce that KIM DEITCH will be having an exhibit of his original comic book art at the SCOTT EDER GALLERY on December 6th, 2013. The show starts at 6:00pm. The gallery is located in Brooklyn, NY, so if you live close by then you need to check it out. I mean, Kim Deitch is an Underground Comix Legend!
The show will include artwork from his latest graphic novel, “Katherine Whaley”, and will also include previous works including his famous cat, Waldo! In addition to the original art they will also have Silkscreen Prints, T-Shirts, and Signed Books. It’s an event you will not want to miss!
For more information, just CLICK HERE!
Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge Street
November 16th, 2013
Did we say “rare” in the title… we should have said “ultra rare”! Yes, over at the HAKES AMERICANA & COLLECTIBLES Auction Site the designer Chip Kidd has decided to sell his cherished 1950′s DC Comics Comic Book Rack Wooden Store Display. He’s putting it up for auction mostly because he just doesn’t have the space for it in his small apartment.
The “Comic Book Rack” made an appearance on page 41 of Chip Kidd’s 2001 book about BATMAN Toys and Collectibles titled, “Batman Collected”. The auction ends on November 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST. You can visit HAKES by clicking RIGHT HERE!
Also, down below is a photo of how this item looked in the “Batman Collected” book:
July 21st, 2013
This weekend, at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), Neil Gaiman made some HUGE announcements about coming back to his “Sandman” character for DC Comics’ Vertigo line. He will write the books and the interior art will be done by J. H. Williams III. The cover art (example up above ) is by Dave McKean and he will do a few other covers as well. This is great news, especially considering that the original comic books came out 25 years ago (circa 1988) and now we get to revisit that world and those amazing characters. The six-issue series starts this October and will be released bi-monthly. Yeah, we’re drooling already and can’t wait!! For more info just check out the video down below:
July 16th, 2013
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) will be in San Diego for the 2013 Comic-Con International (SDCC). You can find them at Booth #1920 and you’re going to NOT want to miss them because they will have a bunch of exciting things going on!
First, the CBLDF will have a few Exclusive items you can only get at this event. One such item is a brand-new T-Shirt with the face of EC Comics/Mad Magazine Creator, William Gaines. The shirt also has the motto, “Bill Gaines Was Right”, which relates to the censorship of comic books and supports free speech. Right On!
They will also have some exclusive variant-cover comic books, really great stuff like:
Adventure Time #18, with art by the amazingly talented Chrystin Garland!
Liberty Variant of Quantum and Woody #1, with a cover by Tony Millionaire!
Comics Code Variant of Lazarus #1, by the Creative Team of Rucka, Lark, and Arcas!
Also, don’t miss their authoritative guide book on Manga Art titled, Manga: Introduction, Challenges, and Best Practices!
Aside from these variants and exclusives, the CBLDF will also have in-booth book signings featuring designer Chip Kidd and translator Anne Ishii, among other exciting appearances! “Chip Kidd” related books on hand will include: Batman: Death by Design (DC Comics), Neil Gaiman's Make Good Art, and The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame. Of course they will have many other Creators, Artists, Writers, etc, as well. For a full signing schedule, CLICK HERE!
Chip Kidd, after being involved with a few projects with DC Comics’ characters, bought the original artwork from All-Star Superman #10, Batman & Robin #2 and a story from the 1960′s Japanese Batman Bat-Manga comics (with the art of Jiro Kuwata) and then had them specially custom-bound with glass covers. You can see them in the Comic Archive video down below and the end result is pretty interesting. Wow, what a treasure!
Here’s some exciting news for Batman Fans!! DC Comics has plans to bring back the extremely awesome BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE comic books series. You can look for issue #1 around September 4th, 2013. The fun thing that we get to report today is that Chip Kidd will be writing one of the stories for this large 48-page book. They also have plans to publish 6 books in this series. OH MY GOD! Please check out the Official Press Release:
BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1
Written by CHIP KIDD, NEAL ADAMS, JOE QUINONES, MARIS WICKS, JOHN ARCUDI and HOWARD MACKIE
Art by MICHAEL CHO, NEAL ADAMS, JOE QUINONES, SEAN MURPHY and CHRIS SAMNEE
Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
1:25 Variant cover by TBD
1:200 B&W Variant cover by MARC SILVESTRI
"We Can Be Heroes" Blank variant cover also available.
On sale SEPTEMBER 4 48 pg, 1 of 6, B&W, $4.99 US RATED T
The legendary, Eisner Award-winning series BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE returns in a brand-new six-issue miniseries featuring tales of The Dark Knight by some of comics' greatest writers and artists! This first issue kicks off with stories by Chip Kidd and Michael Cho, Neal Adams, Joe Quinones and Maris Wicks, John Arcudi and Sean Murphy, and Howard Mackie and Chris Samnee!
Next week, May 8th to be exact, DC Comics has plans to release Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor’s BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN in the Trade Paperback Format. Now, we have always preferred the hardback editions but this is very good news for people wanting the book at a slightly lower price.
Also, right now it’s available for a limited time, and at a special discounted price, if you CLICK HERE!
April 7th, 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen – We present, for your viewing pleasure, the four BEFORE WATCHMEN: DELUXE EDITION Book Covers Designed for DC Comics by Chip Kidd. Look for these Graphic Novels to hit the shelves this Summer 2013. One important note is that all four books are available for pre-order so don’t miss out, just CLICK HERE!
February 20th, 2013
Please be sure to read the very recent & quite excellent Book Review for BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN over at the TOM BADGUY Website. This guy has an interesting take on the new DC Comics’ Graphic Novel and there’s also some nice pictures to drool over. Overall, it was well designed & very well thought out. ( Thanks Tom, nice job! )