After San Francisco's new mayor announced imminent plans to "clean up" downtown with a new corporate "dot com corridor" and arts district--featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man--curators Erick Lyle and Chris Johanson brought over 100 artists and activists together with …
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."