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Kittenpants was an online humor magazine published monthly from 2000 to 2005 on

CategoriesOnline humor magazine
FounderDarci Ratliff
Year founded2000
Final issue2005
CountryUnited States

History and profileEdit

Kittenpants was founded in 2000[2] by Darci Ratliff,[3] who also wrote under the name Kittenpants for other publications, including the Comedy Central Insider.[4] Her style was described by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as "a mix of ridicule of others and self-deprecation."[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

In 2007, Ratliff published If I Did It: The Kittenpants Anthology, a collection of articles and interviews from the magazine.[8][9]

Selected former staffEdit

Selected interviewsEdit


  1. ^ a b "Staff" Archived 2011-10-23 at the Wayback Machine on
  2. ^ "The Kittenpants 7th Anniversary Party". Fine Line Live. April 13, 2007. Archived from the original on April 12, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Darci Ratliff, Kittenpants" Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine The Gothamist (March 11, 2005)
  4. ^ Comedy Central Insider post on, 2006
  5. ^ Bolt, Kristen Millares. "Fancy, Schmancy and Pants sell wares as whimsical as their names" Seattle Post-Intelligencer (May 27, 2005)
  6. ^ "Kitty Kitty Bang Bang" Archived 2011-08-08 at the Wayback Machine on
  7. ^ "History" Archived 2011-06-12 at the Wayback Machine on
  8. ^ "Kitten Pants News" Archived 2011-10-22 at the Wayback Machine on
  9. ^ Widner, Joanna. "Party Hard" Dallas Observer (April 26, 2007)
  10. ^ "Archive" Archived 2011-10-23 at the Wayback Machine on