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    CONSUMER COMIX (1975). First printing.

    Not exactly an underground comic book, though it was intended to look like one. Your federal government (Office of Economic Opportunity) in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, used your tax dollars to underwrite this educational comic book. The Cartoon Factory, the art studio division of Kitchen Sink Press, created this comic book. This explains why core KSP artists Denis Kitchen, Peter Poplaski and Peter Loft did all the artwork throughout (wraparound cover is a Loft/Kitchen jam).

    The book was distributed to high school seniors in Wisconsin, pointing out the legal implications of turning 18. The stories entertainingly show how young adults are often targeted by unsavory retailers and lenders. As a part of the arrangement, KSP was allowed to publish up to 10,000 copies for its own unsavory underground comix market. We believe, however, that only 5,000 were actually printed and distributed outside school channels by KSP. And this is probably only a coincidence, but immediately after Kitchen Sink Press received the federal grant to create this educational comic, President Richard Nixon shut down the Office of Economic Opportunity. NM/Mint condition.



    Keywords: UG Comix, Underground Comics, Comic Book

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    Consumer Comix

     

    CONSUMER COMIX (1975). First printing.

    Not exactly an underground comic book, though it was intended to look like one. Your federal government (Office of Economic Opportunity) in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, used your tax dollars to underwrite this educational comic book. The Cartoon Factory, the art studio division of Kitchen Sink Press, created this comic book. This explains why core KSP artists Denis Kitchen, Peter Poplaski and Peter Loft did all the artwork throughout (wraparound cover is a Loft/Kitchen jam).

    The book was distributed to high school seniors in Wisconsin, pointing out the legal implications of turning 18. The stories entertainingly show how young adults are often targeted by unsavory retailers and lenders. As a part of the arrangement, KSP was allowed to publish up to 10,000 copies for its own unsavory underground comix market. We believe, however, that only 5,000 were actually printed and distributed outside school channels by KSP. And this is probably only a coincidence, but immediately after Kitchen Sink Press received the federal grant to create this educational comic, President Richard Nixon shut down the Office of Economic Opportunity. NM/Mint condition.



    Keywords: UG Comix, Underground Comics, Comic Book
    $15.00