The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen


The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen is the first collection of work by the underground cartoonist and comix publishing pioneer.  Kitchen has worn many hats: publisher, founder of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, book author (The Art of Harvey Kurtzman and Underground Classics) and as a literary and art agent. But his career as an artist has been overdue.

This long-awaited collection, from Dark Horse, comic book art, underground newspaper covers and strips, surreal paintings and illustrations, brings Kitchen the artist to the forefront. A comprehensive career overview, this compendium includes approximately two hundred illustrations, most unseen since their original publication in the late ’60s and ’70s, and many are from regional publications not seen even by most serious comix fans. In addition to his art, the book includes numerous historic photos of Kitchen with many of his contemporaries like Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb and others.

Introduction by acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman and a career-spanning essay by Charles Brownstein (Eisner/Miller). The Oddly Compelling Art is both an essential piece of history for underground comix aficionados and an excellent introduction for new readers.

Designed by John Lind, winner of a 2009 American Graphic Design Award for his work on Underground Classics.

The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen is a full color, 200 page, 9×12 hard cover.

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Format: Full Color, 200 pages, Hardcover, 9 x 12 inches

Price: $34.99

ISBN-10: 1-59582-360-3

ISBN-13: 978-1-59582-360-1

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