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    Denis Kitchen A Benefit Portfolio In Defense of the First Amendment Mr. Krupp Original Art (CBLDF, 1987). Denis Kitchen spearheaded this project to raise money to support Michael Correa's legal expenses, which led to the creations of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as an on-going non-profit entity. Two of the titles cited in this case were published by Kitchen Sink Press (Bizarre Sex, and Omaha the Cat Dancer) giving publisher Denis Kitchen a personal stake; however he also realized the larger importance of the issue at hand. His original art piece featured a character seen in his catalogs, the catalog spokesperson Mr. Krupp. This piece is produced in ink over blue pencil on 10" x 14" illustration board, with two Rubylith overlays for grey tone shading. the original art board has some production tape in the top margin, otherwise, in Excellent condition.

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    In 1986, comic shop clerk Michael Correa was arrested and charged with selling obscene material. Publisher Dennis Kitchen spearheaded a unique project to raise money to help with Correa's legal expenses. This benefit portfolio led to the formation of the non-profit organization The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This is a historic piece of original art that helped to change the comic industry by providing comic creators, publishers, and retailers facing prosecution with a resource for financial assistance.



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