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Chip Kidd
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CHIP KIDD is the four-time Eisner Award–winning designer and author of Batman: Animated, Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, 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. His first graphic novel as author is Batman: Death by Design, published by DC Comics and featuring art by Dave Taylor.

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True Prep
It's a Whole New Old World
Written by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $12.95

Now in paperback from Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbook, comes True Prep, which looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapts to the new order of the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV, and . . . polar fleece.

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Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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True Prep
It's a Whole New Old World
Written by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $19.95

From Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbook—and designer Chip Kidd—comes a whole new take on the prep world that Birnbach turned into an international best-selling phenomenon thirty years ago.

True Prep is a contemporary look at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

True Prep
It's a Whole New Old World
Written by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $9.99

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Bat-Manga!
The Secret History of Batman in Japan
Written by Chip Kidd


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $29.95

The two hottest genres in comics gleefully collide head-on, as the most beloved American superhero gets the coolest Japanese manga makeover ever.

In 1966, during the height of the first Batman craze, a weekly Japanese manga anthology for boys, Shonen King, licensed the rights to commission its own Batman and Robin... Read more >

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Bat-Manga! (Limited Hardcover Edition)
The Secret History of Batman in Japan
Written by Chip Kidd


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $60.00

The two hottest genres in comics gleefully collide head-on, as the most beloved American superhero gets the coolest Japanese manga makeover ever.

In 1966, during the height of the first Batman craze, a weekly Japanese manga anthology for boys, Shonen King, licensed the rights to commission its own Batman and Robin... Read more >

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Rough Justice
The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross
Written by Alex Ross
Edited by Chip Kidd


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $24.95

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Also available as a hardcover.

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Rough Justice
The DC Comics Sketches of Alex Ross
Written by Alex Ross
Edited by Chip Kidd


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $30.00

From the sensational, award-winning artist of the bestselling Mythology: his never-before-seen DC Comics sketchbook.

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the stunning black-and-white drawings of the DC characters you loved from Mythology: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Black Canary, and many more. All of Alex Ross’s extraordinary... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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