About K Composite

1991

1991

K Composite Magazine was created in 1991 as a Xeroxed fanzine by me, Scott Ritcher.

Issue #1

Issue #1

1991

Interviews with friends

Interviews with friends

The new magazine was comprised mostly of interviews with my friends in Louisville.

Zine of the Month

Zine of the Month

My little magazine caught on quickly and was honored as Zine of the Month in Sassy Magazine.

Issue #2

Issue #2

1992

New issues

were published whenever they was ready, which ended up being about once a year.

Issue #3

Issue #3

1993

In the press

In the press

By 1994, people heard about K Composite in Rolling Stone, Harper’s, The Courier-Journal, The Chicago Tribune, and on several radio

Issue #4

Issue #4

1994

Issue #5

Issue #5

1995

Orders for the magazine were coming in from everywhere and K Composite began enjoying a national following.

Issue #6

Issue #6

1997

In 1998, I ran for mayor of Louisville. That took up a lot of time.

1999

1999

In 1999, I got some of my friends involved in helping me expand the magazine.

We rented a little office in downtown Louisville which became known as the “clubhouse.”

Sometimes we worked until the middle of the night.

Other times we quit at noon and went to Six Flags.

Each issue starts as a list of interviewees. Just like when I started the magazine, the people who

Issue #7

Issue #7

1999 Our first edition from the new office was the first K Composite to be printed in color.

Internet!

<b>Internet!</b>

The magazine launched its website in 1999 which has additional stuff not in the paper magazine.

After we have the questions ready, we photograph our subjects and give them the third degree.

Issue #8

Issue #8

2000

Progress is charted as the edition begins to take shape.

Proofs of finished pages were hung on the wall during the days of print, where they were scrutinized and revised.

Issue #9

Issue #9

2000

The final version came back as pallets of wonderful magazines. The whole place smelled like ink. Mmmmmm.

Issue #10

Issue #10

2000

Issue #11

Issue #11

2002

Issue #12

Issue #12

2003

Issue #13

Issue #13

2008 The final print issue was published in 2008. I was moving to Sweden, so it would be impractical

Issue #14

Issue #14

2011 K Composite entered a whole new life as it was launched on the iPad in 2011.

iPad

iPad

Issue #15

Issue #15

2011

Issue #16

Issue #16

2012

Issue #17

Issue #17

2012

Issue #18

Issue #18

2012

Issue #19

Issue #19

2012

Issue #20

Issue #20

2013

Issue #21

Issue #21

2013 An iPhone edition was launched in 2013, making K Composite available worldwide on all iOS devices.

Issue #22

Issue #22

2013

iPhone

iPhone

Issue #23

Issue #23

2013

Issue #24

Issue #24

2013

Issue #25

Issue #25

2014

Issue #26

Issue #26

2015