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From 1992-2000, John ran the [[Spit and a Half]] zine and comics distro. He has contributed to a number of zines including [[Not My Small Diary]] and [[Rollerderby]].  John presently publishes his work from Denver, Colorado.
From 1992-2000, John ran the [[Spit and a Half]] zine and comics distro. He has contributed to a number of zines including [[Not My Small Diary]] and [[Rollerderby]].  John presently publishes his work from Denver, Colorado.
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The King Cat Comics series '''Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man''' was re-released in book form by [[Zak Sally]]'s independent publishing company, [[La Mano 21]]. The book received the 2005 '''Ignatz Award''' for Outstanding Anthology or Collection.
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The King-Cat Comics series '''Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man''' was re-released in book form by [[Zak Sally]]'s independent publishing company, [[La Mano 21]]. The book received the 2005 '''Ignatz Award''' for Outstanding Anthology or Collection.
In 2007, '''Drawn and Quarterly''' released a 384 page hardcover collection called '''King-Cat Classix.'''
In 2007, '''Drawn and Quarterly''' released a 384 page hardcover collection called '''King-Cat Classix.'''
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''King-Cat Comics'' was selected as the winner of the "General Excellence--Zines" category in the 2002 Utne Independent Press Awards by the editors of ''Utne Reader''.
==External Links==
==External Links==
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* [http://www.king-cat.net King Cat website]
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* [http://www.king-cat.net King-Cat website]
* [http://www.avclub.com/content/node/61347/1 John Porcellino interview from The Onion]
* [http://www.avclub.com/content/node/61347/1 John Porcellino interview from The Onion]
* [http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/shopCatalogLong.php?st=art&art=a41e32df425aef King Cat Classix at Drawn and Quarterly]
* [http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/shopCatalogLong.php?st=art&art=a41e32df425aef King Cat Classix at Drawn and Quarterly]
* [http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6552447.html?industryid=47384 Review of King-Cat Comics] by Mirian DesHarnais in [[Library Journal]]
* [http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6552447.html?industryid=47384 Review of King-Cat Comics] by Mirian DesHarnais in [[Library Journal]]
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* [http://www.utne.com/magazine/press/20030107.aspx Winners of the 2002 Utne Independent Press Awards]
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Issue #67 cover
Issue #67 cover

King-Cat Comics & Stories is a zine by John Porcellino, published since 1989.

John Porcellino was born in Chicago, IL in 1968. He created his first comic, called Invasion of the Incredible Blobs, in 1977. His first zine was Tales of Hogarth the Barbarian Pig, published in 1982. Other zines include Zo-Zo (1985-86) and Cehsoikoe (1987-1990). He began King-Cat in May of 1989. King-Cat Comics & Stories is mainly an autobiographical zine of comics and writing. The most recent issue, number 69, was released in October 2008.

King-Cat Comics has been translated into German, French, Spanish, Swedish, and Italian.

From 1992-2000, John ran the Spit and a Half zine and comics distro. He has contributed to a number of zines including Not My Small Diary and Rollerderby. John presently publishes his work from Denver, Colorado.

The King-Cat Comics series Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man was re-released in book form by Zak Sally's independent publishing company, La Mano 21. The book received the 2005 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection.

In 2007, Drawn and Quarterly released a 384 page hardcover collection called King-Cat Classix.

King-Cat Comics was selected as the winner of the "General Excellence--Zines" category in the 2002 Utne Independent Press Awards by the editors of Utne Reader.

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