Charles Burns with Chip Kidd · Upcoming Public Event

Tuesday, October 19 · 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Parkway Central Library

1901 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA

Free Library Author Events

“Charles Burns is a prolific and highly sought after comic illustrator whose art has graced the covers of Time, The New Yorker, and the New York Times Magazine, and the McSweeney’s magazine The Believer. Black Hole, his magnum opus, won the Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz awards and was named one of Comics Journal’s Top 100 English Language Comics of the Century. His other high profile projects have included the cover design for Iggy Pop’s Brick by Brick album and a major marketing campaign for Altoids. Never before serialized, X’ed Out is an entirely new graphic novel that one Publishers Weekly reviewer calls “erotic and horrifying.”

An art director at Alfred A. Knopf and editor-at-large for Pantheon, Chip Kidd’s work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and is collected in the monograph Chip Kidd: Book One. He is the author of novels The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, and the nonfiction books Batman Collected and Bat-Manga! Inspired by The Official Preppy Handbook—the satiric international bestseller originally published in 1980—Kidd recently joined forces with Lisa Birnbach, the editor and one of the writers of the original volume, on True Prep, an updated prep protocol for the modern age. Kidd will discuss his latest book, Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal..”- from Library’s site.

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