Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen
Published by Dark Horse
I wasn't acquainted with Kitchen's drawings but when I took the time to open this book up it was full of illustration and comics work of that's a 70's illicit-smelling post-hippie brainwarp blended with a most deliciously twisted raunchy-greeting-card style. Yowza. "Oddly Compelling" is no lie. This may not everyone's cup of tea, but that might be 'cause it tastes like coffee.-EF
"A well-known personality in the comics world, Denis Kitchen has worn many hats: publisher, founder of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and literary and art agent. But his career as a pioneering underground comix artist has been overdue for rediscovery -- until now!
The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen, the long-awaited collection of Kitchen's comics, covers, 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 early '70s, and many from regional publications not seen even by serious comix fans."