John Porcellino

John Porcellino is my favourite comic book artist, he draws like poetry, with a sweet, endearing love of nature and simple things.

He understands my sadness like its deep in his soul.  His drawings are quite simplistic, but effective – like punk rawk.  I like it because like punk, it makes me think ‘hey! i could do that too!’

I admire john because he’s so into personal writing – he writes with such honesty, you believe his stories are truth and i’ve learned a lot from them. Funny, sweet, tender and clever; they chart growing up as an outsider as well as any celebrated writer i could name. 

‘I learned that king-cat isn’t about impressing anyone, myself included’

John Porcellino has been doing his thing for almost 20 years (!!) and is still true to his self-publishing roots.  His most available works are King-Cat comics, Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, Perfect Example and Thoreau at Walden

You can find out more and buy things here –

and read john’s blog


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