Authors and Curators
James Danky is the author/editor of dozens of books on topics as varied as African-American newspapers, women’s publications, and the Native American press. In 1974 he published his first book, Undergrounds, a bibliography of alternative newspapers. He is on the faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also founded and directed the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America. In 2007 Danky retired from the Wisconsin Historical Society after building their nationally renowned collections for thirty-five years. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Denis Kitchen, writer, cartoonist, editor, publisher, and entrepreneur, was present at the birth of the underground comix movement. From his first self-published effort, Mom’s Homemade Comics in 1969, Kitchen has worked with every important artist who produced underground comix. His long relationships with these artists, many of whom he published through Kitchen Sink Press, is the basis for this catalogue, the companion to a traveling exhibition of original art and comics, originating at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin. He lives in western Massachusetts.