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Kittenpants was an online humor magazine published monthly from 2000 to 2005 on Kittenpants.org. Kittenpants was founded by Darci Ratliff, who also wrote under the name Kittenpants for other publications, including the Comedy Central Insider. Her style was described by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as "a mix of ridicule of others and self-deprecation."
The magazine featured the work of writers who have since gone on to work for Comedy Central, McSweeney's, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The Onion's AV Club. It also featured the early short films of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. Each issue of Kittenpants featured an interview with an actor, comedian, musician or filmmaker, including David Cross, Devo, Bruce Campbell, and several members of MTV's The State.
In 2003, the Kittenpants CD, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, was released on Seattle's Guns A Blazin' record label. It featured bands from Denton, Texas, including the Riverboat Gamblers and Centro-matic. The same year also marked the beginning of Kittenpants Productions, as Ratliff began work as a producer for independent films.
Selected former staff
- "Darci Ratliff, Kittenpants" The Gothamist (March 11, 2005)
- Comedy Central Insider post on Comedycentral.com, 2006
- Bolt, Kristen Millares. "Fancy, Schmancy and Pants sell wares as whimsical as their names" Seattle Post-Intelligencer (May 27, 2005)
- "Kitty Kitty Bang Bang" on Kittenpants.org
- "History" on Kittenpants.org
- "Kitten Pants News" on Kittenpants.org
- Widner, Joanna. "Party Hard" Dallas Observer (April 26, 2007)
- "Staff" on Kittenpants.org
- "Archive" on Kittenpants.org