The Personal Statement
A stack of books–new editions of John Porcellino’s King-Cat collections from Drawn & Quarterly–sends our writer into a voyage of discovery regarding the influential cartoonist, whom he now reads for the first time.
“Getting to the Heart of the Matter”: The John Porcellino Interview (Part Two)
The conclusion of our career-spanning interview with the King-Cat artist and key figure in the minicomics movement.
“Getting to the Heart of the Matter”: The John Porcellino Interview (Part One)
When I first approached John Porcellino to do an interview back in 2012, he said that he really wanted to talk about his work. None of his previous interviews had ever simply zeroed in on the actual content of his long-running King-Cat zine. Now that his latest collection, From Lone Mountain, has been released, I… Read more »
THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/21/17 – Tornado Morning)
We had to go into the windowless room yesterday, but we came out.
The Minicomix Revolution Will Not Be Televised
The revolution will not be televised The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox – Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970) The humble, photocopied minicomic sprang into being in the early 1970s and has become a prime engine of creativity in a vast subculture that today includes thousands of comics creators. This edition… Read more »
Caitlin McGurk and John Porcellino on I Never Liked You and Summer of Love
A discussion of two landmark teenage memoirs by Chester Brown and Debbie Dreschler.
Annie Mok and Kris Mukai on Ant Colony and The Hospital Suite
Annie Mok and Kris Mukai discuss recent books by Michael DeForge and John Porcellino.
An Interview with John Porcellino
A conversation with the King-Cat Comics creator about his new book, OCD, illness, art, luck, and life.
John Porcellino: Day Five
John Porcellino: Day Four
On the prairie, searching for reptiles, then back to school.
John Porcellino: Day Three
Hunting for gator.
John Porcellino: Day Two
First day at SAW.
John Porcellino: Day One
How to drive from Beloit, Illinois to Gainesville, Florida.
The Top 30 Minicomics of 2011
What it sounds like. Rob Clough picks his thirty favorite minicomics from last year.
South Beloit, IL Scene Report