NYC – The Art of Peanuts Signing

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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
212-838-2560

NYC – Massive Signing

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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.

Kinokuniya
1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
212-869-1700

DC – Massive Signing

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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
202-241-6498

PA – Massive Launch Party

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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
215-923-2960