Chip Kidd

Bat Manga!

Chip Kidd

Talk: Bat Manga!

Chip Kidd visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book "Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan." 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 stories. A year later, the stories stopped.

Chip Kidd

Charles Kidd is an American graphic designer, best known for his innovative book covers. Based in New York city, Kidd has become one of the most famous book cover designers to date.

Bat Manga!

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

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