There’s a major buzz brewing over Image Comics’ newest collaboration and the biggest shocker is it’s not even a comic book! This summer, Image Comics will be partnering with Kitchen Sink, the Utne Award-winning “magazine â€œfor people who think too much”, in a new distribution venture.
From the moment Kitchen Sink originally hit the stands in 2002, it established itself as a top-notch alternative press magazine. To get the partnership off to a booming start, Kitchen Sink #14, in collaboration with Image, will feature a twenty- page Amazing Joy Buzzards tale on top of KS’s usual outstanding articles on everything from literature, art and film to sex, food, and God. As usual, KS 14 will also provide a platform for the best emerging artists and writers youâ€™ll see this year.
“Over the last several years Image has undergone an extreme evolution,” Executive Director Eric Stephenson explains. “Just compare a handful of titles such as Phonogram, Amazing Joy Buzzards, and Put the Book Back on the Shelf to what we did during our inception and it’ll hit you over the head. Once it came time to plot our next stage of development the first thought we had was bringing Kitchen Sink into the fold.”
“When Image proposed the partnership we quickly agreed,” says Kitchen Sink Editor-in-Chief Stefanie Kalem. “Every issue of Kitchen Sink is unique. We always aim to publish fresh writing and art, so the magazine continually reinvents itself. Weâ€™re very excited to be working with a company thatâ€™s reimagining itself as well, and we are eager to take both Image and Kitchen Sinkâ€™s work in new directions. The comics world is catching wind of this collaboration, and anticipation is building.â€
â€œWeâ€™ve carried Kitchen Sink since issue one,â€ Rory Root, owner of the world famous Comic Relief: The Comic Bookstore, proclaims. â€œAs a forward thinking literary magazine with some fine strips and an Art Comic flavor to its illustrations, Kitchen Sink is a magazine that belongs on the coffee tables of fans of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern or the Believer across the country. I’m excited to see what the synergy of publishing with Image will bring.â€
Kitchen Sink #14 (JUN061680) is available for order now with a cover price of $5.95 and an in-store date of August 9th. Further information on Kitchen Sink can be found at http://www.kitchensinkmag.com/