September 9, 2015


Chip Kidd Presents: BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketch Covers
Opens September 9th to November 7th, 2015
Lecture Event: September 29th (Could Change, Stay Tuned)
Opening Reception: October 7th, 6:00pm

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63 Street
New York, NY

Featuring an extraordinary selection of original Batman-inspired illustrations assembled from the art collection of Designer/Writer Chip Kidd. For the first time ever, the Society of Illustrators NYC, in support of The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, is proud to display this collection in their special MoCCA Gallery.

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” (artwork 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 collectible.

Since the release of this Issue, Chip Kidd has amassed a diverse collection of covers. This show will include approx. 88 pieces of original art all inspired by the Bat-Man!

Here’s the list of Artists:
Neal Adams
Mike Allred
Gabriel Bá
Alison Bechdel
Simone Bianchi
Barry Blitt
Paige Braddock
Pier Brito
Lou Brooks
Jeffrey Brown
Ivan Brunetti
Charles Burns
Dave Bullock
Celia Calle
Bob Camp
John Cassaday
Roz Chast
Howard Chaykin
Michael Cho
Seymour Chwast
Dan Clowes
Brian Cronin
Howard Cruse
Geoff Darrow
Kim Deitch
Vanessa Del Rey
Stephen Doyle
Jules Feiffer
Drew Friedman
Gary Gianni
Dave Gibbons
Michael T. Gilbert
Milton Glaser
Randy Glass
Chadwick Haverland
Gilbert Hernandez
Ryan Heshka
Klaus Janson
J. G. Jones
Maira Kalman
Chip Kidd
Tom Kidd
Anita Kunz
Peter Kuper
Jiro Kuwata
Jeff Lamire
Jae Lee
Lars Leetaru
Gary Leib
Dave McKean
Debbie Millman
Fábio Moon
Françoise Mouly
Dustin Nguyen
Christoph Niemann
Conor Nolan
Olivia (De Berardinis)
Patrick Owsley
Orhan Pamuk
Gary Panter
Philip Pearlstein
Raymond Pettibon
Dave Plunkert
Frank Quitely
Paul Rivoche
Kirby Rosanes
Alex Ross
Joe Sacco
Stephen Savage
Paula Scher
Ellwood H. Smith
Art Spiegelman
Ward Sutton
Joost Swarte
Gengoroh Tagame
Gary Taxali
Dave Taylor
Adrian Tomine
Gloria Vanderbilt
Maurice Vellekoop
Dexter Vines
Lee Weeks
Matt Wagner
Chris Ware
Robert Williams

A lecture featuring Chip Kidd and special guests is planned for Tuesday, September 29th but that date could change. More information coming soon so please stay tuned. But you will not want to miss the Opening Reception which will be on October 7th.

For the location of the Art Gallery and more information please CLICK HERE!

Oh yeah, here are just a few examples of the amazing art you can see:

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