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|Notable works||The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Alias the Cat!
|Awards||Eisner Award, 2003
Inkpot Award, 2008
Kim Deitch (born 1944) is an American comics artist, who was an important figure in the underground comix movement of the 1960s, remaining active in the decades that followed with a variety of books and comics, sometimes using the pseudonym Fowlton Means.
Alternative Comics 
Deitch regularly contributed comical, psychedelia-tinged comic strips (featuring the flower child "Sunshine Girl" and "The India Rubber Man") to New York City's premier underground newspaper, the East Village Other, beginning in 1967. He joined Bhob Stewart as an editor of EVO's all-comics spin-off, Gothic Blimp Works, in 1969. He is also an important figure in the current alternative comics movement which evolved from the underground comix movement.
Deitch was also a publisher, as co-founder of the Cartoonists Co-op Press. In 2008, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art featured a retrospective exhibition of his work.
His best-known character is a mysterious cat named Waldo, who appears variously as a famous cartoon character of the 1930s, as an actual character in the "reality" of the strips, as the hallucination of a hopeless alcoholic surnamed Mishkin (a victim of the Boulevard of Broken Dreams), as the demonic reincarnation of Judas Iscariot, and who, occasionally, is claimed to have overcome Deitch and written the comics himself.
- The Search for Smilin' Ed (serial in Zero Zero and 2010 book collection)
- The Stuff of Dreams (collected in 2007 as Alias the Cat!)
- The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (story and book collection)
- Beyond the Pale (book collection)
- All Waldo Comics (book collection)
- A Shroud for Waldo (strip and book collection)
- Corn Fed Comics
- The Mishkin File
- No Business Like Show Business
- Shadowland (series and book collection)
- Hollywoodland (series)
Publications appeared in 
- Apex Treasury of Underground Comics, Links Books, 1974, ISBN 0-8256-3042-8
- The Best of Bijou Funnies, Quick Fox Books, 1975, ISBN 0-8256-3228-5
- Corporate Crime Comics
- East Village Other
- Gothic Blimp Works
- Heavy Metal
- High Times
- Laugh in the Dark
- LA Weekly
- Lean Years
- Mineshaft Magazine
- Prime Cuts
- Swift Comics, Bantam Books, April 1971, (with Art Spiegelman, Allan Shenker and Trina Robbins)
- Southern Fried Fugitives
- Tales of Sex and Death
- Webcomic Hurricane Relief Telethon
- Young Lust
- Zero Zero
- Top of The Hour, Nickelodeon, 1985
- Easy Groove ID, Nickelodeon, 1987
- Curtains ID, Nickelodeon, 1987
- Network ID's, Nick Jr., 1988
- Prank Bumpers, HA!, 1990
See also 
- Ford, Jeffrey. "An Interview with Kim Deitch", Fantastic Metropolis (Oct. 9, 2002)
- Heller, Steven. AIGA.com: "Underground Comix Come of Age: An Interview with Kim Deitch" (March 27, 2007).
- Kim Deitch's entry in the Webcomic Hurricane Relief Telethon
- "The Ship That Never Came In!," an animated cartoon based on a Waldo strip that Deitch originally wrote for Pictopia in 1992.
- Rogers, Sean (2011-05-02). "Filing Kim Deitch". The Comics Journal. Retrieved 2011-05-05.