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
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and read john’s blog