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.

Chip Kidd Book Cover Graphic Design Gallery Updated


OK, If this post is meant to be sort of a shameless promo, then why do I feel shame? I’m not, I’m just kidding. Hey, this is actually great news!

The BOOK COVER GALLERY here at CHIPKIDD.COM has been updated today with many new book cover designs!!

They have been added to GALLERY PAGE THREE which you can visit by clicking right HERE!

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.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Kim Deitch Original Art Waldo The Cat

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
Brooklyn, NY.


2013 Design Gift Guide Chip Kidd GO Book

The DESIGN BUREAU website is always sharing inspiring dialogue that revolves around art & design but lately they asked a few creative people to submit their ideas for a recent article titled, “2013 Design Gift Guide”. Chip Kidd was one of the Designers who submitted his list. He suggested a few great Hardcover Books, Vintage Magazine, Arts & Architecture Collection Website, a cool Pantone Messenger Bag and even a Membership to the Type Director’s Club, TDC.

The books featured there are BUILDING STORIES by Chris Ware, LOOK BOTH WAYS by Debbie Millman, and Neil Gaiman’s MAKE GOOD ART SPEECH.

You can also see all the other lists from different people by clicking RIGHT HERE.


Architizer Chip Kidd Batman Death By Design Book Review

Over at the always amazing ARCHITIZER website Samuel Medina just posted a book review about Chip Kidd’s Graphic Novel, BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN (DC Comics). The website’s main focus is on the latest trends of Modern Architecture so they have a very interesting angle on this book. We love how they focused on Dave Taylor’s artwork as well. Plus, may we also suggest that while you’re there, go look at some of the incredible home design eye-candy. Seriously, very cool stuff, you’ll drool for days!

You can read the review by clicking HERE!


Batman Death By Design Chip Kidd Book Bauwerke Des Todes German

Here’s some comic book publishing news that is way too cool NOT to mention. It looks like the Graphic Novel Book, BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN (DC Comics) has been translated into a “Foreign” German-Language version for the Germany book market. The only main difference I can see is that the title has been changed to “Bauwerke des Todes” which, when translated into English, means “Structures of Death” …cool!!

Design Matters with Debbie Millman Chip Kidd GO Graphic Design Book

Debbie Millman, the extremely brilliant and ultra-beautiful host of the DESIGN MATTERS podcast, that is a major part of the DESIGN OBSERVER website, recently interviewed Chip Kidd about many many things: His experience with his now popular TED Talk, what it was like to kiss Neil Gaiman on stage at the last San Diego Comic Con, his life-long appreciation of the comic book character BATMAN and much much more.

But, the main focus of the interview is the creation of Chip’s latest book, “GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman Publishing). Debbie asked some really great questions that were very thought-provoking and together they cover a ton of design-related topics.

About her, DEBBIE MILLMAN is the president of the design division at Sterling Brands. She is also President Emeritus of AIGA, a contributing editor to Print Magazine, and chair of the School of Visual Arts’ master’s program in Branding. In 2005, she began hosting the podcast show, DESIGN MATTERS. She also has a brand-new book titled, “Self Portrait as Your Traitor” (HOW Books) which is coming out in November, 2013.

To HEAR MORE talks with innovative thinkers and designers just click here: DESIGN MATTERS WITH DEBBIE MILLMAN.

Also, Here is the discussion down below, enjoy:


Daniel Clowes Cartoonist Artist Interview NEA ARTS

Rebecca Gross, a writer for NEA ARTS (The Official Magazine for the National Endowment of The Arts) just posted a really great interview with the Cartoonist & Graphic Novelist, Daniel Clowes. The article is pretty interesting as Clowes talks a lot about style & technique and, it also contains a ton of wonderful eye candy for your eyeballs as well. To read about Daniel Clowes’ recent work, just CLICK HERE!


The Art of Daniel Clowes Exhibit Chicago Museum

Installation view, Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago showing June 29-October 13, 2013. Photo by Nathan Keay, MCA Chicago

Pantheon Books Graffic Novel Book Publishing - New Logo

Here’s a quick post to share this example of some cool graphic design created by Chip Kidd. He recently redesigned the PANTHEON GRAPHIC NOVELS Logo for a trade show banner they needed for the recent 2013 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and we have to admit that it looks pretty damn good!