At 120 pages strong, Bitterkomix 18 by Conrad Botes and Anton Kannemeyer is the biggest BK ever published. Dedicated to Ryk Hattingh.
Social commentary and political satire are presented through critically acclaimed graphics and confrontational illustrations in this brilliant and outrageous collection. Marked by an all-encompassing irony, a destruction of cultural taboos, and a love of cutting edge graphic art, the collection is a testament to the contentious history of Bitterkomix and its attacks on the Afrikaner culture and language that have developed into biting criticisms on South African society itself.
For the cover of Bitterkomix 18,Conrad Botes makes a reference to Francisco Goya’s famous painting, Saturn Devouring His Son, and its allegory of patriarchy and the abuse of power.