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Denis Kitchen

Denis Kitchen

Portrait by Pete Poplaski

Denis
Kitchen

Writer/artist/publisher, Kitchen Sink Press

Pioneer underground cartoonist and publisher Denis Kitchen wears many hats. His Kitchen Sink Press (1969–1999) published Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Robert Crumb, Al Capp, Scott McCloud, Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, and numerous others. In 1986 Kitchen founded the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit organization defending the industry's First Amendment rights. A monograph, The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen, was published in 2010. He’s co-authored books on Kurtzman, Capp, and underground comix for Abrams and Bloomsbury, curates art exhibits, represents cartoonist estates, and with John Lind recently revived Kitchen Sink as an imprint of Dark Horse.