The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen - Hardcover
|The ODDLY COMPELLING ART of
DENIS KITCHEN (hardcover)
Remarqued* copies at cover
price - Available only
this web site!
both Kitchen's autograph and a small original drawing. Remarqued copies
will be personalized at the customer's request. These are not available
from any other source.)
"I think 'oddly compelling' is
a very good title for a book of Denis Kitchen's work, and describes it
very well. I
always thought it was rather a shame that Kitchen became a publisher
and a businessman to the neglect of his artistic talent. I always
thought he was a gifted and exceptional artist, but not a very good
business man. I think his downfall was women. He always
seemed to get
the ones who want 'nice things,' the big sap!" --- R. Crumb
First announced for publication from his own Kitchen Sink Press over 20
years ago, but never produced, The
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,
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
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 priced at $34.99.
Please note on
order if your want your
remarqued copy personalized (i.e., "To Jonathan...")
Publication Date: June 09, 2010
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Format: Full Color, 200 pages,
Hardcover, 9 x 12 inches
Genre: Art Book