Here Comes Kitty: A Comic Opera by Richard Kraft text by Danielle Dutton

Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Siglio Press (December 2014)
Language: English 
Selected by Barbara Epler

“It reminds me of if Joe Brainard and Ray Johnson had a child and then that child had a child with Susan Howe’s daughter or something. There’s something really crazy going on.” —Barbara Epler

Here Comes Kitty is a collage narrative in which Richard Kraft reassembles a Cold War comic about a Polish spy infiltrating the Nazis. The narrative is not straightforward – it proceeds from Thoreau’s observation, “Yes and No are lies. A true answer will not aim to establish anything, but rather to set all well afloat.” Collage cuts come from illustrations of Hindu myths, the 1960s football annual Scorcher and underground pornography. Danielle Dutton’s texts act as a juxtaposition to, not a streamlined part of, the narrative.

Siglio Press is a small, independent press founded in 2008 that aims to publish books “at the intersection of art and literature”. Its name means “an inverse to a boundary” or “an unauthorised miracle”.

  • Here Comes Kitty #1
  • Here Comes Kitty #2
  • Here Comes Kitty #3