Chip Kidd is the amazing graphic designer/book cover artist/writer who’s managed to turn his triple threat talents into two amazing books, The Cheese Monkeys and it’s sequel, The Learners. Both books are about graphic design advertising in the 60’s: a precursor to Mad Men, if the whole story was told by Salvatore Romano. And yes, closeted homosexuality runs rampant in the books as well.
But now Kidd has a new book out, on the portrayal of Bruce Wayne overseas. Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan looks amazing and everyone should check it out, post-haste. In case you needed any more urging, here is an interview with Chip, describing his love of all things bat-related.