King-Cat Comics and Stories
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 67, was released in October 2006.
King-Cat Comics has been translated into German and French.
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.
See Baltimore County Public Library librarian Miriam DesHarnais's review of the King Cat Comics, among other mini-comics, in Library Journal, May 1, 2008.