A Book About Itself And Everything Else : Keren Katz’s “The Backstage Of A Dishwashing Webshow”


Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

As far as studies in contrasts go, you could make a pretty compelling argument that cartoonist Keren Katz’s latest book, The Backstage Of A Dishwashing Webshow, is precisely that : matter-of-fact, minimalist text (and even more minimalist dialogue) juxtaposed with and/or against kaleidoscopic, fluid, complex, symbol-laden artwork that eschews borders and panels because it simply can’t be contained within them, either physically or conceptually — but a few pages in is all it really takes to disabuse you of that notion at least partially, as it’s the interplay between the two that lends this entire work the distinct flavor of a “tone poem,” albeit one cleverly disguised as a linear (enough) narrative. Possibly.

Released around the middle of last year by Secret Acres, it’s taken me this long to get around to reviewing this one simply because it’s taken me this long to really absorb it in its totality…

View original post 995 more words

One response to “A Book About Itself And Everything Else : Keren Katz’s “The Backstage Of A Dishwashing Webshow”

  1. Pingback: Lisa Marie’s Week In Review: 4/13/20 — 4/19/20 | Through the Shattered Lens

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.