New York: Kiss, 1969-70. Softcover folio. 14 ½ x 11 ½ in. Offset on newsprint. Item #4132
Kiss was an adult magazine founded in 1969 by Joel Fabricant, Dean Latimer and Peter Mikalajunas, who had all worked at The East Village Other, the newspaper described by The New York Times as “so counter-cultural that it made The Village Voice look like a church circular.” Joel Frabricant was a central figure of underground publishing in New York, and along with The East Village Other and Kiss, published Gay Power and Aquarian Agent.Published weekly, Kiss was the most successful of several spinoffs of The East Village Other. The newspaper featured work by talented and influential countercultural figures, including cartoonists R. Crumb and Kim Deitch and filmmaker Kenneth Anger. Some of the irreverant sexual columns included “Wet Dreams,” “Doctor Hip-pocrates,” and “Inter/course”– a spoof of Andy Warhol’s “Interview” magazine. Kiss ran for only one year; its last issue published in 1970. This collection contains 12 issues.
All issues in very good condition.
Vol. 1: Nos. 1, 3-5, 8-11, 13-14, 19, 23.