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.

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.

From 1992-2000, John Porcellino ran the Spit and a Half zines and comics distro.

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).

John Porcellino currently lives in Denver, CO.

Zines and Comics

  • Zo-Zo (1985-1986) (editor, 11 issues)
  • Cehsoikoe (1987-1990) (editor, 12 issues)
  • Vole Adventures (1986-1990, 14 installments)
  • Vole Adventures Adventure Anthology (1988)
  • Trapped By Magnetic Forces (1988, one shot)
  • Reincarnation (c. 1988, one shot)
  • King-Cat Comics and Stories (1989 - present, 67 issues to date)
  • King-Cat Classix (1990-1996, four volumes)
  • Vanilla Ice News and Adult Baby World Report (w/ K.A. Seckman, 1990-1992, 7 issues)
  • Important Tool (w/ Steve Jacobek, (1991, 2 issues)
  • True Anxiety! (1992-1993, 3 issues)
  • Night Time (1993, one shot)
  • King-Cat/Silly Daddy Flip (w/Joe Chiappetta, 1995-1996, 2 issues)
  • In der Nacht die Welt dreht sich das Oberste zuunterst (1996, one shot)
  • Silly-Cat (w/Joe Chiappetta, 1997, one shot)
  • How Deep Is the Ocean? * (1999)
  • The Kukoc Cat Named Maisie (2002, one shot included with King-Cat 61)
  • My Word! (w/Missy Kulik, 2003, one shot)
  • 3 Poems About Fog (2006, one shot)
  • The Ones That Everybody Knows (2006, one shot)

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)
  • Moon Lake Trails (2006, Ego Comme X) -- In French
  • King-Cat Classix (2007, Drawn and Quarterly)

External Links