MA – Indie Graphic Novels Panel

   

Graphic novelists CHARLES BURNS and CHRIS WARE and writer and graphic designer CHIP KIDD appear at the Brattle Theatre for a panel discussion on graphic novels on Thursday October 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM.

The authors will also discuss Charles Burns’s new book, The Hive, and Chris Ware’s new book, Building Stories.

$5 tickets available through Harvard Book Store

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

NYC – CBLDF Fundraiser

Chip Kidd appears at Smithfield for the CBLDF fundraiser on Tuesday June 5th!

Press Release:

Celebrate free speech at this year’s Book Expo by raising a toast to CHIP KIDD on Tuesday, June 5th in a benefit to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

A VIP cocktail reception starts at 7 PM. Kidd will present a behind-the-scenes look at creating this book, and all attendees will receive an extremely limited copy of BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN, with an exclusive signed and numbered bookplate, designed by Mr. Kidd. These bookplated editions are extremely limited, and will be available one time only. Hors d’Oeuvres will be served. This is a ticketed event, with limited admission available for a $50 donation to the CBLDF. Reserve your ticket here.

At 8:30 pm, an open release party and book signing will begin. Copies of BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN will be available at the venue! (No ticket needed for this portion of the evening, but a suggested donation at the door is appreciated)

Smithfield
215 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001

NYC – Daredevil: Born Again Signing

Artist David Mazzucchelli signs at Midtown Comics on Thursday June 28th from 6:00-8:00pm. Special guest Chip Kidd will discuss the book with David starting at 6:00!

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Midtown Comics Downtown welcomes artist David Mazzucchelli who will be signing his new book Daredevil Born Again: Artist Edition from IDW on Thursday June 28th from 6:00-8:00pm.

David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition
Frank Miller (w) David Mazzucchelli (a & c)
Daredevil Born Again. That title strikes a chord with comic fans who know what it means. Fans who know that it represents two of the finest creators at the absolute peaks of their game. David Mazzucchelli’s superhero work had reached an artistic apex when this series was released, and the same is true for Frank Miller’s writing. Together they combined to craft a story of extraordinary impact that is still regarded as a true masterpiece.

Collecting the entire storyline of Born Again, this book will feature the complete issues of Daredevil numbers 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232 and 233, plus covers and extras. Each page was personally scanned by Mazzucchelli from his own original art. This is the largest Artist’s Edition yet, weighing in at a rock solid 200 pages of beautiful Mazzucchelli art in the way you’ve always wanted to see it—the next bet thing to holding the actual original art!

What is an Artist’s Edition?
AN ARTIST’S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.
While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

NYC – Batman: Death By Design Signing

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Writer and designer Chip Kidd stops by Midtown Comics Downtown to discuss and sign his new book Batman: Death By Design from DC Comics on Thursday June 7th from 6:30-8pm.

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In this new, original graphic novel from superstar writer/designer Chip Kidd and artist Dave Taylor, Gotham City is undergoing one of the most expansive construction booms in its history. The most prestigious architects from across the globe have buildings in various phases of completion all over town. As chairman of the Gotham Landmarks Commission, Bruce Wayne has been a key part of this boom, which signals a golden age of architectural ingenuity for the city. And then, the explosions begin. All manner of design-related malfunctions – faulty crane calculations, sturdy materials suddenly collapsing, software glitches, walkways giving way and more – cause casualties across the city. This bizarre string of seemingly random catastrophes threatens to bring down the whole construction industry. Fingers are pointed as Batman must somehow solve the problem and find whoever is behind it all.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

NYC – Bat-Manga Lecture

January 9, 2012 by  
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Chip Kidd speaks at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art on Thursday January 12th, 2012.

Admission: $7/ FREE for MoCCA Members

Press Release:

Join us Thursday, January 12th, at the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art – MoCCA – as Chip Kidd pulls back the curtain on Bat-Manga!, the 1966 Bat-mania phenomenon that first took Japan by storm. A weekly Japanese manga anthology for boys, Shonen King, licensed the rights to commission its own Batman and Robin stories. A year later, the stories stopped. They were never collected in Japan, and never translated into English until the debut of Chip Kidd’s Bat-Manga! in 2008.

Now for the first time ever in the US, original artwork and lavish cover art from the Batman-manga comics are on display at MoCCA, along with vintage era-specific memorabilia and toys.

More than just a dazzling novelty, Bat-Manga! is an invaluable, long-lost chapter in the history of one of the most beloved and timeless figures in comics.

Chip Kidd is the four-time Eisner award-winning author and designer of Batman Collected, Batman Animated, Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schultz, and Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross. He is the author of The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, from Simon & Schuster. From 2003 through 2007 he was the founding art director at Vertical Inc., the Japanese-American publisher, responsible for the design of Osama Tezuka’s epic Buddha, among many other manga titles. He has also done extensive design work for authors Koji Suzuki and Haruki Murakami.

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to the preservation, study and display of all forms of comic and cartoon art.  The museum promotes greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and historical significance of comic and cartoon art through a variety of events, exhibitions, and educational programs.   The museum is located at 594 Broadway (between Houston and Prince Streets) in New York City.  MoCCA is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays from 12:00-5:00 pm.  Suggested donation to the museum is $6 but free for MoCCA Members as well as for children 10 and under (when accompanied by a paying adult).  For more information about the museum and MoCCA events, exhibitions and programs, contact MoCCA at info@moccany.org 

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
594 Broadway, Suite 401, (btwn. Houston and Prince), New York, NY 10012

Pantheon at SDCC 2011 with Craig Thompson and Chip Kidd

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Bat Manga!

Press Release:

Pantheon Books will be at this year’s San Diego ComicCon (July 20-24), and we would love to see you there. We will be at Booth#1515.

We have two Pantheon authors joining us at ComicCon this year:Craig Thompson/HABIBI (onsale 9/20) and Chip Kidd/BAT MANGA!. Both will be appearing at our booth and on author panels, and I would love to set up interviews for you with them in advance of or during the event. Thompson is available for on-siteinterviewson Friday (7/22) and Saturday (7/23), and Kidd will be available for interviews throughout the convention. More information about the artists may be found below.

Also, just a note that this year marks the 25th anniversary of Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer-Prize winning Maus, and in the fall Pantheon is publishing Spiegelman’s METAMAUS (onsale 10/4), a studied look at the genesis of Maus, accompanied by a DVD with never-before-seen panels, a home movie, and other objects relating to the original publication of Spiegelman’s groundbreaking original comic book. We will have METAMAUS buttons on hand for giveaway throughout the convention.

Finally, next spring, Pantheon’s sister imprint Schocken Books is publishing its first ever graphic novel: UNTERZAKHN (onsale 3/20/2012) by Leela Corman, a mesmerizing, heartbreaking story of immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the 20th century. In anticipation of this exciting release, we will be giving away women’s panties at the Pantheon booth, since, as some of you may know, the word “unterzakhn” is Yiddish for “underthings.” How’s that for a buzz-worthy giveaway item?

Craig Thompson’s previous graphic novels include Blankets (for which he received three Harvey Awards for Best Artist, Best Graphic Album of Original Work, and Best Cartoonist; and two Eisner Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Writer/Artist);Goodbye, Chunky Rice; and Carnet de Voyage. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Advance praise for HABIBI: “This is not just an epic that sprawls from desert to harem to modern urban waste…it’s a look at how the first and third worlds are divided, Islam and Christianity united, and humanity too separated from the natural world. Ambitious.” —Library Journal

Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer in New York City. His previous books about comics for Pantheon were Bat Manga!,Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, and Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross. Two won the Eisner Award and were national bestsellers. As an editor, Kidd has most recently overseen the publication of Alex Ross’s Rough Justice (3/30/2010).http://goodisdead.com/

Pantheon Books works with some of the most iconic and innovative graphic novelists on the scene. Charles Burns, Dan Clowes, David Mazzucchelli, Alex Ross, Marjane Satrapi, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware are just a few of the many talents we publish, and information about them will be on hand at our booth.

 

Mister Wonderful Signing Tour

Dan Clowes is on tour promoting his new graphic novel Mister Wonderful:

Tuesday, April 19— 7:30 pm – Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz,CA

Thursday, April 21—7:00 pm – Diesel Bookstore, 5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA

Saturday, April 30—Los Angeles, CA 11:30 am – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC Campus. Signing at Skylight Books booth. 1:30 pm – Panel Discussion with Jim Woodring and others, followed by book signing.

Discussion with Ben Katchor and Chip Kidd, followed by book signing on Tuesday, May 3—Philadelphia, PA 7:30 pm – Philadelphia Free Library.

Wednesday, May 4—6:00 pm – Brookline Booksmith at the Coolidge Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

In discussion with Chip Kidd Thursday, May 5—7:00 pm – Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, New York, 10003, NY.

Wednesday, May 11—7:00 pm – City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

Monday, May 16—7:30 pm – Powell’s Books, 40 Northwest 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

The Comix Galaxy Returns to Miami Book Fair International This November

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The Comix Galaxy Returns to Miami Book Fair International This November

A FULL SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS CELEBRATING COMIC BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS -
AUTHORS, EVENTS, EDUCATION WORKSHOPS, INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS & MORE!

MIAMI, September 14, 2010 –The 27th edition of the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College (MDC), will take place November 14-21, 2010, at the college’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami and will again feature the popular Comix Galaxy.

Art from the Vertigo title "Cuba My Revolution" will be on display

The New York Times hailed the Miami Book Fair as the model for all book festivals. The Fair again broke new ground two years ago when it launched The Comix Galaxy, a program that celebrates the place of comics and graphic novels in American literature with panels, sessions for educators, workshops for kids and teens, and more.

The Comix Galaxy invites teachers, librarians, parents, and comics and graphic novel creators to participate in the School of Comics, to be held on Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19.

The first day of the School of Comics will be a Day of Education for teachers, librarians and parents on how to expand the academic curricula with graphic novels, and will be held on Thursday, November 18. Programming will be keynoted by Dr. William Ayers, education theorist, professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of To Teach: The Journey, in Comics. Also on this program will be James “Bucky” Carter, professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso and author of Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels, Chris Schweizer, professor of Sequential Art and Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta and author of Crogan’s March, and Adam Johnson, professor of Creative Writing at Stanford University and co-editor of the Stanford University Graphic Novel Project. Practical examples of how comics and graphic novels have been integrated into curriculum will be part of this event as well as lists of titles that work in the classroom environment. The Day of Education will be moderated by Carol Fitzgerald, publisher of the popular website site GraphicNovelReporter.com.

On Friday, November 19, a second day of School of Comics programming will address aspiring comics creators with an emphasis on established creators teaching their craft and talking about how to get published. Participating creators include Amy Ignatow (The Popularity Papers), Tracy White (How I Made It to Eighteen) and Raina Telgemeier (Smile).

For the past two years, the weekend portion of The Comix Galaxy has presented panels by diverse and exciting creators from all facets of the comics and graphic novel industry. This year promises to be just as inspiring with David Axe (War Is Boring), Barry Deutsch (Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword), Sid Jacobson (Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography), Mat Johnson (Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story), Chip Kidd (Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal), Denis Kitchen (The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen), Inverna Lockpez and Dean Haspiel (Cuba: My Revolution), Lars Martinson (Tonoharu), Mark McKenna (Banana Tail), Vanessa Davis (Make Me a Woman), Jaime Hernandez (The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death), Joan Hilty (Senior Editor, DC Comics/ Vertigo), Joe Sacco (Footnotes in Gaza), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor), Alex Simmons (Archie) and many others.

Original drawings and final page blowups from the graphic novel Cuba: My Revolution (DC Comics/ Vertigo) by DeanHaspiel and Inverna Lockpez will be on display throughout the week of the Fair and beyond, part of an exhibition at Miami Dade College’s Center Gallery. Another exhibition will tie in with the Fair’s celebration of Mexican culture. It will consist of pages from a 12-issue comic book series about the Mexican Revolution by artist Jose Luis Pescador, written by some of the greats of contemporary Mexican literature.

Another favorite, Kids’ Comic Con, returns from New York City with hands-on workshops and portfolio reviews! Last year’s crowd-pleasing activities got kids and teens drawing and writing alongside professional artists/teachers. Free and open to all over the three-day weekend Street Fair, November 19-21, Kids’ Comic Con is the place for every kid who dreams of creating the next Superman or Wimpy Kid.

The return of School of Comics and Kids’ Comic Con to Comix Galaxy 2010 is part of the Miami Book Fair’s continued celebration of comics and graphic novels. We look forward to sharing more names of participating graphic novelists and comic book artists in the weeks to come.

For updates on the Miami Book Fair, please visit www.miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3528, or email wbookfair@mdc.edu.

MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL AND FLORIDA CENTER FOR THE LITERARY ARTS

Miami Book Fair International is the largest and is regarded as the finest literary gathering in America. It is the premier event of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College. The Center promotes reading and writing throughout the year by consistently presenting quality literary activities open to all in South Florida. Literacy projects target children of all ages—from kindergarten to high school—as well as college students and adults. Established and emerging writers from South Florida and all over the U.S. read, lecture, and teach workshops. They work with K-12, MDC students, and diverse members of the community, helping to deepen their understanding of literature, and encouraging their work of writers at all stages of development. The Center envisions South Florida as a nexus of literary activity in the Americas and beyond, and will continue to champion its mission of promoting the advancement and appreciation of the literary arts in all forms.

Miami Book Fair International is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners.

ABOUT MIAMI DADE COLLEGE

Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings including The Miami Book Fair International, The Florida Center for the Literary Arts, The Miami International Film Festival, the Cultura del Lobo performance arts series, The Cuban Cinema Series, the Miami Leadership Roundtable speakers’ series, numerous renowned campus art galleries and theaters, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. With an enrollment of more than 170,000 students, MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is a national model for many of its programs. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs including baccalaureate, associate in arts and science degrees and numerous career training certificates leading to in-demand jobs. In 2006, MDC admitted its 1.5 millionth student.

Abrams ComicArts Booth Schedule at NYCC 2010

Press Release:

Abrams ComicArts, an imprint of ABRAMS, returns to New York Comic Con to showcase the 2010 line up of high-quality comics related titles.

Some highlights from this year’s list that will be featured at New York Comic Con include Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics by N. C. Christopher Couch; Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear; Archie Marries. . . by Michael Uslan, illustrated by Stan Goldberg and Bob Smith; The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger; The Art of Jaime Hernandez by Todd Hignite; The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis by Matt Groening; Art in Time by Dan Nadel; Wacky Packages New New New; and The Horror! The Horror! by Jim Trombetta.

Authors and artists who will be present at New York Comic Con this year include: Jerry Robinson (participating in a panel and signing at the Abrams ComicArts booth), Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, Jack Morelli, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, John Goldwater and Victor Gorelick (participating in panels and signings), Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear (signing at the ABRAMS booth), Rick Meyerowitz (author of Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great, signing at the Abrams ComicArts booth. Authors and artists can be made available for interviews in advance or at designated times at the show.

“We are thrilled to return to the New York Comic Con for the fifth year in a row,” says Charles Kochman, editorial director of Abrams ComicArts. “Our eagerly anticipated fall titles will make their debut alongside our award-winning list of backlist titles, and many of our authors will be joining us to celebrate. I can’t imagine a better publication party than to share our new art books and graphic novels with over 75,000 potential fans.”

Friday, October 8

3:00 – 4:00      Signing – Jerry Robinson signing Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics
at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

3:15 – 4:15      Panel – Archie Means Business (room 1A14)
Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, Jack Morelli, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Victor Gorelick, and John Goldwater

4:30 – 5:30      Signing – Archie Group signing Archie Marries. . . at Autograph Alley
Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, Jack Morelli, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Victor Gorelick, and John Goldwater

8:15 – 9:15      Panel – A Conversation with Chip Kidd and Dash Shaw (room 1A14)

Saturday, October 9

11:00 – 12:00  Signing – Rick Meyerowitz – signing Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great
at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

1:00 – 2:00      Signing – Chip Kidd w/Geoff Spear signing Shazam! at
Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

1:15 – 2:15      Panel – Jerry Robinson and Al Jaffee Gold & Silver Age of Comics Living Legends (room 1A14)

2:30 – 3:30      Signing – Jerry Robinson signing Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics
at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

Sunday, October 10

10:30 – 11:30  Signing – Michael Uslan and Stan Goldberg signing Archie Marries. . .
at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

12:00 – 1:00    Panel – Archie Creators Tell All (room 1A14)
Stan Goldberg and others

1:00 – 2:00      Signing – Laura Lee Gulledge signing galleys of her upcoming young-adult book Page by Paige at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

Pop Candy’s Comic-Con Meetup

USA Today’s Whitney Matheson posted details about her SDCC 2010 party on her blog:

Please join me for Pop Candy’s Comic-Con meetup July 24 at 5:30 p.m. The whole shebang will take place at Wine Steals, an awesome (and convenient) wine/cocktail bar located at 793 and 795 J St. in San Diego. We’ll be partying on the rooftop patio.

A note about the poster: Yes, it’s really in 3-D! You can see it on the blog, but it looks especially awesome when blown up full size. Here’s a PDF of the full-size version, in case you’d like to print it. All meetup attendees will receive a pair of Pop Candy 3-D glasses as a special souvenir.

Another bonus: The first 75 people who show up to the party will receive an exclusive Hasbro Comic-Con 2010 collectible. Hasbro’s brands include (but are not limited to): Marvel, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Wars, My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake. Exciting!

The event is free and open to all ages. An RSVP is encouraged but not required at popcandy@usatoday.com. I can’t wait to see you there.

See also outlined her panel appearances:

On Saturday afternoon I’ll be on the “Comics Across All Media” panel alongside several friends/heroes of mine: Brad Meltzer, Paul Feig, Chip Kidd and Michael Uslan.

Here’s the official description:

12:30-1:30 Comics Across all Media

Paul Feig (creator of Freaks and Geeks), Chip Kidd (Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal), Whitney Matheson (USA TODAY’s Pop Candy blog), Brad Meltzer (The Inner Circle), and Michael E. Uslan (The Dark Knight) are five superstars who make headlines in television, the graphic arts, journalism, novels and film. But they all have comics in common. As they reunite for another visit, join them for a discussion of all things nerd. It’ll be like a 21st century Breakfast Club — but with even better references. Moderated by audiobook star Scott Brick (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant). Room 24ABC

Tip: We’ve done this panel before, and it was really popular, so you might want to line up early.

I’ll also be moderating a panel Thursday afternoon with the awesome team at Radical Axis Studios! Here’s that description:

2:30-3:30 A Decade of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies and More: The Animated Insanity of Radical Axis Studios

The team from Radical Axis — animators, artists, and amateur magicians — celebrate the studio’s 10th Anniversary with a look back at its body of work that includes Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, and other cartoon insanity. Scott Fry (CEO), Craig Hartin (VP of production) and Todd Redner (animation director) are joined by friend/collaborator Matt Maiellaro (co-creator, Aqua Teen Hunger Force) for a no-holds-barred Q&A with USA TODAY’s Whitney Matheson. Room 6A

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