Updated weakly.

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


Hi everyone, I'll leave up these old listings for posterity's sake, but if you wanna buy any of my stuff, please do so via my thoroughly modern completely 20th Century E-Commerce site www.spitandahalf.com THANK YOU!


King-Cat Subscriptions are available, see chart below for rates!

4-Issue Subscription
USA -- $20.00
CANADA -- $22.00


KING-CAT COMICS #75 (April 2015): This is a book-length tribute to my longtime cat buddy, Maisie Kukoc, from the moment we met to the time of her passing, and beyond. Nominated for a 2015 Ignatz Award for "Outstanding Minicomic." Cat lovers and lovers of life and love will find much to explore here. 48 digest pages, black and white, $5.00.

KING-CAT COMICS #74 (November 2013): This issue has: Moving Day, Lying in Bed, Bridges of South Beloit, Body Odor Blues, Travel Comics, Bowser, Bat Love, Letters, Top 40, and more! 32 digest pages, b+w; $4.00 
KING-CAT COMICS #73 (August 2012): Recent issue features that rascally Mr. Bowser, Cat Fun, In Search of the Cuckoo Bird, a Comix Dream (with cameos by Kevin H. and Anders N.), letters, a poem, Top 40, and more!  32 digest pages, black + white;  $3.00.

KING-CAT #72:  Features heartbreak, lonely skies, woodchucks, bats, cats, dreams, and radioactive squirrels;  Top 40, more.  32 digest pages, black and white.  $3.00.

KING-CAT #71:  This one features:  Lost Denver, Street Encounter, Tenderness, Middle-Aged Dirtbag, The End of a Love Affair, and much more.  32 digest pages, black and white.  $3.00.

KING-CAT #70:  Marking the King-Cat 20th Anniversary, this issue features:  Depression, Meds, Alcohol;  Them There Skweezils;  Frustration, Diogenes of Sinope and Square-Head John (Return to Trinidad);  Plus Top 40, and LOTS MORE.  Not as sad as one might think.  36 digest pages, black and white.  $3.00.

KING-CAT #69:  This cat-centric issue features a nice mix of funny and sad stories:  The Skweezil Cat Chronicles, Moon, Clouds, Heavy Metal Memories, and a poem:  Ghetto Palms;  Plus:  Top 40, letters, and lots more!  32 digest pages, black and white.  $3.00.

KING-CAT #68:  Features John R. and Maisie K.;  Back to Denver;  Clouds, anthills, Nature Notes, and Autumn;  Diogenes of Sinope;  More.  36 digest pages, black and white.  SOLD OUT

KING-CAT #67:  A loose collections of stories and shorter impressions...  art, fear, and opening up.  Sleeping in the Car in L.A., Colorado Folk Artist Square-Head John, Walking in San Francisco; plus letters, Top 40 and much  much more.  40 digest pages, black and white.  SOLD OUT!

KING-CAT #66:  This issue includes two "long" stories:  "Las Hojas" -- about playing football with the kids in my old neighborhood, and "Freeman Kame" about...  Freeman Kame.  Plus Snornose, Blue Light, and a letter from Al.  36 digest pages, black and white.  $3.00.

KING-CAT #65:  The PLACE issue:  places I've lived, places I've been, places I've wanted to be.  Essays and comics about Iowa City, DeKalb, Ill., Brighton, Colo., Scott County Kansas, and Elgin;  Looking for Home.  40 digest pages, black and white.  SOLD OUT

KING-CAT #64:  My dear Father passed away unexpectedly in April 2005.  This issue has a lot in it about him, and us.  Includes:  Road Trip Back East, Memories of My Dad, Beautiful Dream.  Plus:  cats, dogs, monks, and yellow flowers;  more.  40 digest pages, black and white.  SOLD OUT

KING-CAT #62:  The Back to Denver issue features kites, clouds, stars;  Cats, dogs, and catalpa trees.  Plus:  road trips and quite mornings;  more.  32 digest pages, black and white.  OUT OF PRINT

KING-CAT #60:  Nature:  Ticks, trees, wind, sun: Prairies, possums.  Mental illness;  Nebraska.  Plus:  letters, Top 40 and more  Not so sad.  32 digest pages, black and white.  OUT OF PRINT

SILLY-CAT #1:  I found a box of these I didn't know I had, so this 1997 flip-book done with Joe Chiappetta is back in stock!  32 oversize pages feature otherwise unavailable King-Cat and Silly Daddy comics, plus color covers and a color jam centerfold.  Wowza.  $2.00.

►NEW! -- A SAW GUIDE TO GAINESVILLE WILDLIFE by John Porcellino (2013): While I was down in Gainesville in February we put together this little zine of 10 inkwash drawings of Florida Wildlife, including gators, bugs, lizards and snakes. A portion of all proceeds goes to the Sequential Artists Workshop.  16 mini-pages, 2 color risograph printing;  $3.00.

ON RUBY HILL by John Porcellino (2009):  This zine collects poetry written by yours truly from 1997-2002, and acts as a kind of supplement to Map of My Heart.  Includes 30 short poems (text only, no illustrations).  16 digest pages, $2.00.

3 POEMS ABOUT FOG by John Porcellino (2006):  This little booklet features... you guessed it... three short poems about fog, in comics form (four pages of comics), wrapped in a nice fog-colored paper, with hand-cut fog-shaped cardstock covers.  A total of 12 digest pages (four pages of comics).  Black and white zine.  SOLD OUT

THE ONES THAT EVERBODY KNOWS by John Porcellino (2006):  This minicomic features a brief poem/comic (four pages) about stars.  8 mini-sized pages total, $1.00.

THERAPY by John Porcellino (B.ü.L.b. Comix, Geneva, 2003)  Part of B.ü.L.b.'s 2w series (Box M), this accordian fold comic about sitting on the therapist's couch is printed in two colors.  Approximately 1.5" x 1".  SOLD OUT


THE HOSPITAL SUITE (Drawn & Quarterly, 2014):  My new book collects three all-new stories dealing with my history of physical and mental problems.  "The Hospital Suite" recounts the summer of 1997, when I was repeatedly hospitalized with a mysterious abdominal ailment; "1998" covers the fallout from my surgery in '97; and "True Anxiety" details my struggles with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, from childhood through the present day.  Surprisingly, not as depressing as you might think, with plenty of big laffs.  Includes bonus comics and notes in the back.  264 pages, approx 6" x 9", two-color covers, b+w interiors, softcover; $23.00. 

THE NEXT DAY (Pop Sandbox, 2011) by Paul Peterson and Jason Gilmore, Illustrated by John Porcellino.  This collaborative project features the true stories of four suicide survivors-- the lives that led them to their decision, and their lives in the wake of it. Published in conjunction with a National Film Board of Canada sponsored web-documentary. 100 pages, in navy blue ink; softcover, perfect-bound; $17.00.

MAP OF MY HEART (Drawn and Quarterly, 2009) by John Porcellino:  Map of My Heart collects selections from King-Cats 51-54, as well as issues 55-61 in their (near) entirety, including such classic KCat strips as "I Saw Where the Root Hog Lives," "Psalm," "Forgiveness," "Introduction to the Night Sky, " and "Punt No Tell," among many, many others.  Over seventy-five individual comics and stories are included, PLUS:  Extensive endnotes, maps, bonus comics, journal entries, and the complete 24-page mini-zine, The Kukoc Cat Named Maisie.  360 pages, softcover, $25.00.

THOREAU AT WALDEN (Hyperion, 2008) by John Porcellino, from the writings of Henry David Thoreau:  On Independence Day in 1845, the American philosopher Henry David Thoreau moved into a small cabin, built by his own hands, on the shore of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts.  He lived there for two years, two months, and two days, and wrote a book about his experience called Walden, which has gone on to become one of the most influential philosophical works the world has known.

Walden's message of self-reliance, self-reflection, social criticism, and harmony with nature has resonated with readers for over 150 years.  Thoreau at Walden is an impression of Thoreau's time at the pond, with text taken directly from Thoreau's own published writings.  Henry David Thoreau is one of my biggest inspirations as an artist and as a human being, so this project was very near and dear to my heart.

110 pages, 8" x 10.5", with and introduction by D.B. Johnson, coloring by JP Coovert;  with endnotes and a quotational cross-reference.  Color covers, interiors in brown and black ink;  Hardcover.  $17.00.  ONLY A FEW LEFT!

KING-CAT CLASSIX (Drawn and Quarterly, 2007) by John Porcellino:  This 384 page hardcover collection compiles the "best-of" the first fifty issues of King-Cat, 1989-1996.  It features such classic strips as "Hold Everything" and "Ringtail Revenge" (starring Racky Raccoon), "Three Balls," "Ed the Happy Trucker," "October," "Justify My Love," "Desperation Angels," and much, much more, including the All Sam issue and the Violent GardenRanks of the Damned, and Cadillac March series in their entireties!

Rounding things out are a generous selection of King-Cat articles, essays, "Snornose Pages," Top 40's, letter columns, cover images, and an extensive set of endnotes.

Beautifully designed by Tom Devlin, this book is a giant chunk of King-Cat history, much of it unseen for over fifteen years!

6" x 9" hardcover book with dust jacket, 384 pages.  Over 140 individual comics and stories.  Two color covers and b+w interiors.  $30.00

DIARY OF A MOSQUITO ABATEMENT MAN (La Mano, 2005) by John Porcellino:  In my younger days I worked for five years as an exterminator-- a Mosquito Abatement Man -- and wrote about my on-the-job experiences in King-Cat.  This collections contains all the Mosquito Abatement stories as they originally appeared in the zine, 1989-1999, plus 30 pages of new comics drawn in 2004 to round things out.  Nicely designed by Tom Devlin, this book received the 2005 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection.  Two color covers, b+w interiors, 106 perfectbound softcover pages, 5" x 8", with notes.  $12.00

PERFECT EXAMPLE (Drawn and Quarterly, 2005) by John Porcellino:  This collection contains all the King-Cat stories taking place in the year 1986:  "Live Evil" (from King-Cat #50), "Belmont Harbor" (From King-Cat #47), "Perfect Example" (52-53), and "Escape to Wisconsin" (from issue #50).  An epic story of teenage confusion: Girls, friends, girlfriends, guitars and punk rock.  Full color covers, nice colored ink interiors, squarebound paperback with French flaps.  124 pages.  $17.00.


KING-CAT LAPEL PIN:  King-Cat logo in black on a white 1" diameter pin.  Impress your new wave friends!  $1.00

KING-CAT POSTCARD SET:  Images from my sketchbook, circa 1998.  Set of sixteen different images on cream colored cardstock.  Comes in a little plastic pouch.  5.5" x 4.25", $3.00.

CLASSIC KING-CAT LOGO TEE-SHIRT:  Black King-Cat logo professionally silk-screened on unbleached, organic cotton tee-shirts.  Available in Small, Medium, Large, and Extra-Large.  Prices for shirts INCLUDE postage, as follows:

USA -- $19.00
CANADA -- $20.00
REST OF WORLD --  $25.00


ROOT HOG OR DIE TEE SHIRT: Root Hog or Die image in black and cream, professionally screened on a red, organic cotton tee. Available in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.  Prices for shirts INCLUDE postage as follows:

USA -- $25.00
CANADA -- $28.00
REST OF WORLD --  $32.00

SIZING CHART -- (Use "Men's Tee Shirt - Chest" line.)

And after you buy your T-Shirt, send me a pic to post on my Facebook Page!


The ROOT HOG OR DIE DVD includes the entire full-length 100 minute documentary, plus outtakes, bloopers (!), and an all-new exclusive 8 page comic book!

Prices for mailorder (INCLUDING postage and packing) are as follows:

USA: $18.00 via cash/check/mo OR $18.82 via PayPal
CANADA: $24.19 USD via PayPal
REST OF WORLD: $26.22 USD via PayPal

Checks, cash, money order payable to:

John Porcellino
PO Box 142
South Beloit, IL 61080

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John P.