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Kitchen Sink Press was a comic book publisher in from the late 1960s until the late 1990s when it went out of business. Kitchen Sink Press started as a publisher for underground comics but quickly expanded to other items. It was founded and run by Denis Kitchen, who also founded the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s - 1960s - 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s Years: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... The term underground comics or comix describes the self-published or small press comic books that sprang up in the US in the late 1960s. ... The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization created in 1986 to protect the First Amendment rights of comics creators, publishers, and retailers. ...

These included comic strip reprints in hard cover and soft cover. One of their best known products was the first total reprinting of Will Eisner's masterpiece The Spirit first in magazine format then in color. This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Will Eisner (March 3, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an acclaimed American comics artist who is considered one of the most important contributors to the medium. ... In June of 1940 Will Eisner created The Spirit, a comic serial that appeared weekly in Sunday newspapers. ...


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Omaha the Cat Dancer was a highly acclaimed and controversial furry comic book created and drawn by Reed Waller and predominantly written by Kate Worley. ...

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Kitchen Sink Press - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (143 words)
Kitchen Sink Press was a comic book publishing company founded by Denis Kitchen in 1969.
Kitchen owned and operated Kitchen Sink Press until 1999.
Kitchen Sink Press was a pioneering publisher of underground comics, and was also responsible for numerous republications of classic comic strips in hardcover and softcover anthologies.
Denis Kitchen and Kitchen Sink Press (826 words)
In 1969 Denis Kitchen founded Kitchen Sink Press (KSP) and for 30 years published many of the most prominent and innovative creators in the comics field.
Kitchen is no longer interested in running an operation the size of KSP, but has established the new small press Denis Kitchen Publishing Co.
The introduction by Denis Kitchen demonstrates that the story has strong autobiographical elements: MAD-creator Kurtzman's legendary workaholic nature (The Ant) and his flirtation with the '50s Beat Movement (The Grasshopper) parallel the comic-tragic plot of this timeless tale.
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