Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Book Release with John Porcellino
Monday, October 12th at 7pm
at Wholly Craft (3169 N. High St.)
We’re thrilled to host awesome comic artist and zine creator, John Porcellino on a cross-country tour promoting the release of his latest book, Map of My Heart published by Drawn and Quarterly. Porcellino will be here at the shop to discuss his new book and his inspiring body of work. Also on hand will be his traveling partner, musician Patrick Porter, playing a set of songs from his extensive fourteen album catalog and latest release, A Swan at Smiley’s.
Known for his sad, quiet honesty, rendered in his signature deceptively minimalist style, Porcellino’s new book Map of My Heart celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his seminal and influential comics zine, King-Cat Comics, which he began self-publishing in 1989. In this collection, Porcellino, while living in isolation and experiencing the pain of divorce, crafts a melancholic, tender graphic-ballad of heartbreak and reflection.