Chip Kidd and Austin Grossman headline Pantheon’s activities at the show:

Chip Kidd will be discussing Bat-Manga! (hardcover and paperback versions on sale this fall) at a panel called Bat-Manga! Chip Kidd and the Secret History of Batman in Japan. In the book—and the presentation—Chip will be investigating official Batman manga stories from 1966 Japan which haven’t been seen for more than forty years. Then, he’ll answer any questions you may have. The panel will be at 3:30-4:30 on Thursday July 24th in Room 30AB. Get there early, since it’s likely to be standing room only (just ask those who saw Chip speak at the 2008 MoCCA Art Fest!)

Austin Grossman will be at Comic-Con, too, promoting the Soon I Will be Invincible, which is now out in paperback. If you haven’t read this book yet, you’re missing out: When it first came out David Itzkoff of the New York Times Book Review said it was “Imaginative and, at times, achingly real. . . . I mean it as the highest possible compliment when I say that it would make a damn good comic book.” And, that’s just one of many stellar reviews. Read them here.

As if those weren’t good enough reasons to stop by Pantheon’s booth here’s one more: free goodies! That’s right, we’ll be giving away a preview of David Heatley’s forthcoming book My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down and a poster with artwork from Art Spiegelman’s forthcoming book, Breakdowns


And, last but not least: even if you can’t make it to Comic-Con, Pantheon’s graphic novels can come to you! Well, sort of. Marjane Satrapi’s Oscar nominated film, Persepolis which was based on her bestselling graphic memoir is now available on DVD. Get your copy today.



  1. Pantheon has some great stuff! “Soon I Will Be Invincible” is a fun novel (one of many superhero/villain novels out last year)! Buy the hardcover to see the beautiful image under the dustjacket!

    Breakdowns is on my Christmas list! Reprinting his early work, sandwiched between new, autobiographical material!

    And yeah, Chip Kidd. Someone hire him to trade-dress your comics!