F is for Fat Cat
Publisher: The Artist Press 2014
Medium: Seven Colour Lithograph
Print Size: 455 x 480mm
Paper Size: 500 x 525mm
Description: Description: Anton Kannemeyer is a co-founder of Bitterkomix and is where “Joe Dog”, Kannemeyer’s pseudonym was first used. When pronounced in Afrikaans means it means “You Dog”. Aided and abetted by Conrad Botes (Konradski), he has displayed a Duchamp-like ability to manipulate the media by generating controversy, in a full frontal assault on the Afrikaner cultural mainstream. For Kannemeyer it has been a concerted campaign of revenge against the hated authority figures of his boyhood – his father,Barries, who caned him, and all the headmasters, priests, policemen and rugger buggers who in one way or another attempted to indoctrinate, punish and belittle him.
His intensely personal response to the humiliations of his boyhood has since radiated out into a broader psychosexual, socio-historical critique of Afrikaner culture and South African society in general. (Extract taken from Andy Mason, The Big Bad Bitterkomix handbook, published by Jacana, 2006)