NYC – The Art of Peanuts Signing


Join The Strand on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM for a special evening celebrating the life and beloved work of Charles Schulz through Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, featuring author and all-star designer Chip Kidd and Patrick McDonnell, creator of the Mutts daily comic strip.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Batman: Black & White Exhibition

00alexrossDesigner/Writer Chip Kidd (Batman: Death by Design) opens a gallery exhibition featuring an extraordinary selection of original Batman drawings assembled from his collection on Wednesday October 7, 2015.

In 2013, DC Comics released a brand-new six-issue revival of the legendary Batman: Black and White series. Based on the hugely-popular 1996 publication, each issue of Batman: Black and White features several short-stories written and drawn by top comic writers and artists. In the first Issue, released on September 4th of 2013, Chip Kidd’s short-story titled “Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When” (co-written by Michael Cho) was featured, and the issue also included a blank variant cover. This blank cover overlap allowed fans to seek out original sketches by their favorite artists, and became a popular collectable.

Since the release of this Issue, Chip Kidd has amassed a diverse collection of covers. For the first time ever, the Society, in support of The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, is proud to display this collection in our MoCCA Gallery.

Chip Kidd is a Designer/Writer. His book cover designs for Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked non-stop since 1986, have won numerous awards and have revolutionized American book packaging. He is the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, as well as the Use of Photography in Design award from the International Center of Photography. He is the author of multiple books including The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, as well as the graphic novel Batman: Death By Design (illustrated by Dave Taylor, published by DC Comics). Kidd is a distinguished and prolific lecturer and has spoken at such notable institutions as Princeton, Yale, Harvard, and RISD.

A lecture featuring Chip Kidd and special guests will take place on Tuesday, September 29th. More details at the link.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

Comic-Con International Announces 4th Set of Guests for SDCC 2015


Press Release:


SAN DIEGO- Comic-Con International, the nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and popular artforms continued this year’s practice of announcing a selection of new guests for their summer show. Comic-Con takes place in San Diego beginning on Thursday, July 9, and running through Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Guests announced today include:

Writer/artist Michael Cho: Shoplifter

Artist Tom Grummett: Fantastic Four, X-Men Forever, Teen Titans

Designer/author Chip Kidd: Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, Batman: Death by Design

Editorial cartoonist Jen Sorenson

Artist Bernie Wrightson: Swamp Thing, Frankenstein

Be sure to visit and check out the Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL blog of Comic-Con International, for additional information on guests and up to date information on all aspects of the eagerly awaited summer show!

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.  In addition to its San Diego convention each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind), CCI organizes WonderCon Anaheim each spring. On the web:,,

NYC – Massive Signing


Anne Ishii and Chip Kidd appear at Kinokuniya Bookstore on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM!

Press Release:

Spreading the message of big, burly, and cuddly gay erotic manga isn’t an easy job, but someone has to do it. Continuing their holy pilgrimage to bring Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It to the world is editor Anne Ishii, known for her previous work on The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga, and designer extraordinaire, Chip Kidd. For this stretch of their gospel, they’re heading to one of the most wonderful bookstores in the world, Kinokuniya.

If you’ve never been to one of their US or international locations, get ready to find everything from magazines, to art supplies, manga, stuffed animals, imported books, and dreams coming true. Such an iconic place is the perfect location for a night of massive fun on February 25th, at 6 PM. Bring your money to buy a fresh new copy, or haul in your already well worn and broken in one for a signing by the amazing team.

This book has proven to be a critical and fan favorite, as you intimately get to know some of the most iconic creators of the transformative gay erotic manga genre. Candid interviews, photographs, and of course their comics, make this anthology a must have for any fans of art, art history, or if you’re just curious about what this world is all about.

1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018

DC – Massive Signing


Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins, and Chip Kidd appear at Fantom Comics on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 7:00 till 9:00 PM to sign Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It!

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036

PA – Massive Launch Party


Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins, and Chip Kidd appear at Giovanni’s Room on Tuesday, January 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It.

Giovanni’s Room
345 South 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

SF – Shoplifter Signing

cho-kiddMichael Cho appears in conversation with Chip Kidd at the JCCSF on Tuesday September 30th at 8:00 pM!

Press Release:

Illustrator and cartoonist Michael Cho, whose work has graced covers for Marvel and DC Comics, tackles the search for self-fulfillment in the big city in his brilliant debut graphic novel Shoplifter. His style evokes in equal measure the pop art of Roy Lichtenstein and aesthetics of Silver- and Bronze-Age superhero comics. Cho’s previously published work includes Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes, a collection of sketches depicting Toronto’s cityscape. He created the illustrations for Rabindranath Maharaj’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy and is well known for his offbeat illustrations of superheroes. One of his stories was included in The Best American Comics 2010.

He is joined in conversation by Chip Kidd, four-time Eisner Award-winning designer and author of Batman: Animated, Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schultz, and Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross. As an editor of graphic novels for Pantheon Books, he has worked with some of the very best talents in the medium, including Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, and David Mazzucchelli. Kidd is also the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, the Design industry’s highest honor.

Tickets available at the link…

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

NYC – Shoplifter/Sugar Skull Signing

shoplitfer sugar skull

Cartoonists Michael Cho and Charles Burns appear in conversation with Chip Kidd on Monday September 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM. Purchase copy of Shoplifter or Sugar Skull for entry. Join us!

Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007

CA – Shoplifter Signing

shoplifterMichael Cho at the Oakland Diesel Bookstore to discuss and sign his debut graphic novel, Shoplifter, on Monday, September 29th at 7:00 pm. Joining him in conversation will be editor Chip Kidd.

Corinna Parks always imagined writing a successful novel and leading the ideal life of an author. After graduation however, she moved to a big city and took a job at an advertising agency (to pay off her student loans). Somehow, now, she’s worked in the same office for five years, and the only thing she has written is copy. She longs for companionship other than her cat, she’s dissatisfied with her job, and she’s numbed by the monotony of a life experienced through a series of screens. Her only thrill, her way to feel more alive, comes whenever she shoplifts a magazine from the corner store near her apartment. She knows there must be something more to life, but the question is how to find it.

Michael Cho is an artist, designer and illustrator, well known for his inimitable Toronto cityscapes and offbeat superhero illustrations. One of his stories was included in The Best American Comics 2010 and his artwork is showcased in Rabindranath Maharaj’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy. Shoplifter is his first graphic novel. He lives in Toronto.

Diesel Bookstore
5433 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 653 9965

NYC – Dare2Draw with Chip Kidd


Artist Chip Kidd appears at Society of Illustrators on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm for Dare2Draw!

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Cover $15 Online ($20 at the door)

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

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