John Porcellino

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'''John Porcellino''' is the creator of [[King-Cat Comics and Stories]] (1989-Present). His Spit and a Half record label released vinyl and CDs by The Felt Pilots and The Cannanes.
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[[Image:Porcellino.jpg‎|thumb|right|John Porcellino (self-portrait)]]'''John Porcellino''' is the creator of [[King-Cat Comics and Stories]] (1989-Present).
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John Porcellino was trained as a painter. In the late-1980's, he adopted a deliberately "naive" style in hopes of making his artwork more accessible.  
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Porcellino was trained as a painter. In the late-1980's, he adopted a deliberately "naive" style in hopes of making his artwork more accessible.  
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From 1992-2000, John Porcellino ran the [[Spit and a Half]] zines and comics distro.
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From 1992-2000, Porcellino ran the [[Spit and a Half]] zines and comics distro. His Spit and a Half record label released vinyl and CDs by The Felt Pilotes and The Cannanes, of which zinester [[David Nichols]] was a member.  
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Porcellino has collaborated with a number of zinesters and underground cartoonists, including [[Zak Sally]], [[Mr. Mike]], [[Lisa Carver]], [[Joe Chiappetta]], [[Missy Kulik]], and [[Delaine Derry Green]].  
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Porcellino has collaborated with a number of zinesters and underground cartoonists, including [[Zak Sally]], [[Mr. Mike]], [[Lisa Carver]], [[Joe Chiappetta]], [[Missy Kulik]], and [[Delaine|Delaine Derry Green]].  
The flipbook '''Silly-Cat''' was a 32 page comic featuring previously unreleased strips by John Porcellino and [[Joe Chiappetta]] ([[Silly Daddy]]).  
The flipbook '''Silly-Cat''' was a 32 page comic featuring previously unreleased strips by John Porcellino and [[Joe Chiappetta]] ([[Silly Daddy]]).  
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John Porcellino currently lives in Denver, CO.  
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Porcellino currently lives in South Beloit, IL.  
===Zines and Comics===
===Zines and Comics===
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* Zo-Zo (1985-1986) (editor, 11 issues)
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* [[Zo-Zo]] (1985-1986) (editor, 11 issues)
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* Cehsoikoe (1987-1990) (editor, 12 issues)
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* [[Cehsoikoe]] (1987-1990) (editor, 12 issues)
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* Vole Adventures (1986-1990, 14 installments)
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* [[Vole Adventures]] (1986-1990, 14 installments)
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* Vole Adventures Adventure Anthology (1988)
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* [[Vole Adventures Adventure Anthology]] (1988)
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* Trapped By Magnetic Forces (1988, one shot)
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* [[Trapped By Magnetic Forces]] (1988, one shot)
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* Reincarnation (c. 1988, one shot)
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* [[Reincarnation]] (c. 1988, one shot)
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* King-Cat Comics and Stories (1989 - present, 67 issues to date)
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* [[King-Cat Comics and Stories]] (1989 - present, 72 issues to date)
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* King-Cat Classix (1990-1996, four volumes)
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* [[King-Cat Classix]] (1990-1996, four volumes)
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* Vanilla Ice News and Adult Baby World Report (w/ K.A. Seckman, 1990-1992, 7 issues)
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* [[Vanilla Ice News and Adult Baby World Report]] (w/ K.A. Seckman, 1990-1992, 7 issues)
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* Important Tool (w/ Steve Jacobek, (1991, 2 issues)
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* [[Important Tool]] (w/ Steve Jacobek, (1991, 2 issues)
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* True Anxiety! (1992-1993, 3 issues)
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* [[True Anxiety!]] (1992-1993, 3 issues)
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* Night Time (1993, one shot)
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* [[Night Time]] (1993, one shot)
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* King-Cat/Silly Daddy Flip (w/Joe Chiappetta, 1995-1996, 2 issues)
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* [[King-Cat/Silly Daddy Flip]] (w/Joe Chiappetta, 1995-1996, 2 issues)
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* In der Nacht die Welt dreht sich das Oberste zuunterst (1996, one shot)
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* [[In der Nacht die Welt dreht sich das Oberste zuunterst]] (1996, one shot)
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* Silly-Cat (w/Joe Chiappetta, 1997, one shot)
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* [[Silly-Cat]] (w/Joe Chiappetta, 1997, one shot)
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* How Deep Is the Ocean? * (1999)
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* [[How Deep Is the Ocean?]] * (1999)
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* The Kukoc Cat Named Maisie (2002, one shot included with King-Cat 61)
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* [[The Kukoc Cat Named Maisie]] (2002, one shot included with King-Cat 61)
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* My Word! (w/Missy Kulik, 2003, one shot)
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* [[My Word!]] (w/Missy Kulik, 2003, one shot)
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* 3 Poems About Fog (2006, one shot)
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* [[3 Poems About Fog]] (2006, one shot)
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* The Ones That Everybody Knows (2006, one shot)
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* [[The Ones That Everybody Knows]] (2006, one shot)
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* [[Now We Are Forty]] (2008, one shot)
===Books and Collections===
===Books and Collections===
* King-Cat Nummer Eins (1998, Reprodukt) -- In German
* King-Cat Nummer Eins (1998, Reprodukt) -- In German
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* The King Cat Collection (1998, BuLB Comix) -- Swiss publication, written in French
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* The King-Cat Collection (1998, BuLB Comix) -- Swiss publication, written in French
* Perfect Example (2000, Highwater Books; 2005, Drawn and Quarterly)
* Perfect Example (2000, Highwater Books; 2005, Drawn and Quarterly)
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* Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man (2005, La Mano)
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* Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man (2005, [[La Mano 21]])
* Moon Lake Trails (2006, Ego Comme X)  -- In French
* Moon Lake Trails (2006, Ego Comme X)  -- In French
* King-Cat Classix (2007, Drawn and Quarterly)
* King-Cat Classix (2007, Drawn and Quarterly)
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* Thoreau at Walden (2008, Hyperion)
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* Map of My Heart (2009, Drawn and Quarterly)
==External Links==
==External Links==
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* [[http://www.tcj.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=603&Itemid=70 King-Cat Classix review from The Comics Journal]]
* [[http://www.tcj.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=603&Itemid=70 King-Cat Classix review from The Comics Journal]]
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Revision as of 06:20, 12 March 2012

John Porcellino (self-portrait)
John Porcellino (self-portrait)
John Porcellino is the creator of King-Cat Comics and Stories (1989-Present).

Porcellino was trained as a painter. In the late-1980's, he adopted a deliberately "naive" style in hopes of making his artwork more accessible.

From 1992-2000, Porcellino ran the Spit and a Half zines and comics distro. His Spit and a Half record label released vinyl and CDs by The Felt Pilotes and The Cannanes, of which zinester David Nichols was a member.

Porcellino has collaborated with a number of zinesters and underground cartoonists, including Zak Sally, Mr. Mike, Lisa Carver, Joe Chiappetta, Missy Kulik, and Delaine Derry Green.

The flipbook Silly-Cat was a 32 page comic featuring previously unreleased strips by John Porcellino and Joe Chiappetta (Silly Daddy).

Porcellino currently lives in South Beloit, IL.

Zines and Comics

Books and Collections

  • King-Cat Nummer Eins (1998, Reprodukt) -- In German
  • The King-Cat Collection (1998, BuLB Comix) -- Swiss publication, written in French
  • Perfect Example (2000, Highwater Books; 2005, Drawn and Quarterly)
  • Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man (2005, La Mano 21)
  • Moon Lake Trails (2006, Ego Comme X) -- In French
  • King-Cat Classix (2007, Drawn and Quarterly)
  • Thoreau at Walden (2008, Hyperion)
  • Map of My Heart (2009, Drawn and Quarterly)

External Links

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