Chip Kidd

Johanna Lawshea

Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer, and editor-at-large for Pantheon. A three-time Eisner Award winner, he has written and designed over a dozen books on comics including Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz. His novels, The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, were national bestsellers, as was True Prep: It’s a Whole New Old World (with Lisa Birnbach). For Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams ComicArts), Kidd teamed up with Geoff Spear and Jeff Kinney to honor the most popular and influential comic strip of all time. Kidd was granted unprecedented access to the extraordinary archives of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. Reproducing the best of the Peanuts newspaper strip, all shot from the original art by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear, Only What’s Necessary also features exclusive, rare, and unpublished original art and developmental work—much of which has never been seen before.