Monday, May 29, 2006

Comix Corner: John P

There's a new (to me -- actually, it dates back to February) audio interview with the brilliant cartoonist John Porcellino available for download here ... his work has blown me away for almost 20 years now. I danced in and out of a pretty surprising collection of very talented and creative people floundering around DeKalb, Illinois, in the late 1980s (more on this to come in future posts, you can be sure), and John P is one of the few among the crowd who really has seemed to live up to his potential. And he just keeps going and going, thank goodness. The audio is pretty spotty (seems to be a recording of a phone interview) but I'll post the link in case any of the few regular readers who happen to know the guy from DeKalb days and elsewhere and elsewhen might be interested (Des? Steve? Glen? John, I already told you about it). Anyway, it's less than 7 minutes long, just a 6 meg file and change, so it's worth a shot if you're curious.

And John P has spruced up his website here. If you know him, and it's been a while since you've read King-Cat Comics, it's still happening, and it's still great. Be glad.

Hero and champion of self-publishing, ladies and gentlemen, let's hear it for John Porcellino.

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