found that a number of serious underground comix collectors
are seeking related esoterica such as publisher's catalogs
from the '70s and '80s. This generally discarded ephemera is
of interest because it provides valuable insight into the relative
contemporary popularity of artists and titles, reveals alternative
marketing approaches, provides comix reprint information, and
offers spot illustrations, information columns and information
available no where else.
cartoonist and publisher Denis Kitchen in many cases put aside
a small stack of catalogs from Kitchen Sink Press, Krupp
Comic Works, Krupp Distribution and Krupp Mail
Order, many of which he designed himself when the interrelated
companies were very small. Most have not been touched for twenty-five
or thirty years. When our small inventory from his personal archives
is gone, it is highly unlikely that these rare catalogs, particularly
in such prime condition, will ever surface again.