The Backstage of a Dishwashing Webshow is Keren Katz's most ambitious – and sucessful – work to date. Here in over 200, full color, 8" x 9" pages, Katz continues to forge her unique æsthetic. Katz’s comics are powered by elegant, enigmatic drawings that, in their look, feel and pacing have the appearance of being a hybrid of Lorenzo Mattotti and John Hankiewicz – with a hint of Killoffer – sharing a combination of their spacial and temporal concerns along with their approach to materials, line and color. Her drawings are also clearly infromed by a post-cubist understanding of space and spatial relations with the figures themselves embodying come of Marc Chagall's expressive positionality. The wandering, elliptical structure of the story-line brings to mind Ben Katchor, while its telling employs an oblique, fractured narration that feels like it grew out of a soil fertilized by J.G. Ballard. Katz strategically amalgamates these diverse approaches together in developing a wholly original form of comics that feels like nothing else and points to promising new directions for the form – which she will surely be blazing new trails to in the future.
Please take a moment to check out this generous preview of this work on TCJ.com, HERE.