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John P. has a PATREON. / King-Cat 82 is OUT.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

THE STONEWARE JUG -- Available Now!

Stefan Lorenzutti is an American poet living with his family in a small house in the mountains of Poland, from which he and his wife run their Bored Wolves publishing imprint. From my first encounter, I was enchanted with their books– simple, beautiful, elegant, with none of the ponderous opacity that makes up so much contemporary poetry. A few years ago, Stefan and I collaborated on a print called “Whiz,” in which I adapted a short poem of his into comics form. It worked so well, we decided to do it twelve more times! The Stoneware Jug collects 13 comics-poems (including Whiz), that focus on the seasonal, mundane-but-transcendent experiences of domestic life: baking, laundry, ice. Fans of King-Cat will, I think, enjoy this very much. 28 pages, black ink on lovely soft paper, saddle-stitched, 7.875″ x 5.5″ (Co-Published by Nieves Books/Bored Wolves/Spit and a Half)

To order ONE copy directly, please send the following, via PayPal to johnp_kingcat AT hotmail DOT com:

USA: $9.40
CANADA: $10.00 USD

These prices include shipping in a plain manila envelope! If you prefer shipping with a cardboard backer in a padded envelope/box, please order from www.spitandahalf.com

To order a copy along with other comics, please visit www.spitandahalf.com

Thank you!
John P.

Monday, June 20, 2022


1995, Denver.

This was one of the last shows we played. My ears were already fucked up. I remember I was sooper sick that night, and I showed up for the gig in my pajamas. The Wreck Room was like an 80's hair metal club that never got the memo, and I was bewildered that we were actually playing there. I remember at one point saying into the mic, "I though Kurt Cobain killed you." I'm sure that endeared us to the crowd.

Afterwards, I walked home in the snow and ice in my PJs.

--John P.

Photo courtesy Eric Lowe of the fabulous Christines.

Friday, February 11, 2022


Hey folks, King-Cat #81 will arrive from the printer on Sunday Feb. 13, 2022! Wow.

The epochal thrills of Medicine Cabinets, Garbage Days, and the decline and collapse of American Empire all come together in this new issue. Plus: Sparrows in the Rain, Faded Hearts, Where’s Miss Moo, James Brown vs Prince, Monobrow, Letters, and all the rest. 36 digest pages, black and white throughout.

If you would like to order a copy as part of a larger Spit and a Half order, you can do so here.

If you would prefer to order a single, standalone copy, prices are as follows:

--ORDER a SINGLE COPY directly...

USA: $6.50

Payable via PayPal to: kingcat_paypal AT Hotmail DOT com

If you're in the US, you can also send a check for $6.50 payable to:

John Porcellino
PO Box 142
South Beloit, IL 61080


Subscriptions get you FOUR issues of King-Cat delivered to you as they become available.

USA: $20.00
CANADA: $23.00 USD

Payable via PayPal to: kingcat_paypal AT Hotmail DOT com

If you want to order a subscription along with other books, please visit www.spitandahalf.com.


For a pledge of $5/month (US) or $6/month (INT'L) you will receive copies of all physical, self-published zines I produce (King-Cat plus other titles, such as the upcoming Prairie Pothole zine), PLUS a laminated, signed/numbered OFFICIAL® King-Cat Fan Club Membership Card, and exclusive online content like my monthly newsletter THE BONEY ISLAND OBSERVER.

[You can also pledge at lower rates to receive web-only premiums (PLUS a physical Membership Card).]

Patreon info is at www.patreon.com/johnporcellino


John P.

*AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND CUSTOMERS: Please note the US Postal Service is currently NOT shipping to your countries. HOWEVER I have a workaround in place -- when ordering though, please anticipate delays. Thank you!