John Porcellino is creating Comics
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My name is John Porcellino. I've been self-publishing my autobiographical comics series King-Cat Comics and Stories since May of 1989, and running the Spit and a Half Comix Distro since 1992. Additionally, I've worked with outside publishers to produce book form collections of my work. These include Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man from La Mano 21 (which won an Ignatz Award in 2005), as well as Perfect Example, King-Cat Classix, Map of My Heart, and The Hospital Suite from Drawn and Quarterly. In May of 2015 I published the 75th issue of King-Cat, a tribute to my longtime cat buddy Maisie Kukoc.

Through the work I do at Spit and a Half I've been able to help provide readers with access to brilliant and challenging comics from all over the world. In 2017, thanks in large part to Patreon support, I fulfilled a longtime dream by publishing a comprehensive collection of the work of Jenny Zervakis (Strange Growths), one of the seminal yet sadly undersung art-comics pioneers of the 1990's. My hope is this will be the first in a line of such collections, spanning numerous artists. I also published a new edition of Quebecois artist Pascal Girard's beloved comic Apartment Number Three. Again, this was largely possible due to Patreon.

In 2018 I plan to self-publish two issues of my comic King-Cat. #78 has an ETA of February. After that, I have the following two issues outlined and ready to go in "quick" succession. I also have secret plans for several tchotchkes and other premiums that will be sent to Patreon supporters at the "physical" tiers.

My next King-Cat collection from Drawn and Quarterly, From Lone Mountain, collecting issues 62-68 (plus bonus material), will be available in March. As I've gotten older it's become harder for me to travel on promotional tours the way I used to. The funds this Patreon campaign provides offset some of the financial losses accrued by staying home more, and will be a vital part of my income going forward into the next part of my life.

I'm a Good Midwesterner, and as such it's almost physically painful for me to seek assistance from others. Still, I'm hoping that through this Patreon campaign, if you like what I'm doing, you'll have a convenient way to provide support. Aside from the projects I've listed above, I've begun to grapple with the reality of being an Aging American Comics Artist™. I've always lived on the edge of things, maintaining my independence and autonomy above all else, but for the first time in my life, I feel I need to begin acknowledging the realities of Father Time. Additional funds acquired from this Patreon campaign will enable me to begin saving for the future.

Thank you very much for your consideration and support!
John P.
www.king-cat.net
www.spitandahalf.com
www.johnporcellino.blogspot.com

Photo credit:  Phoebe Gloeckner
Video Credit:  Jon Pinnow
Music Credit:  Patrick Porter
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
18 patrons
Receive my gratitude and appreciation!
Pledge $3 or more per month
43 patrons
(USA and International): Receive exclusive access to the monthly Boney Island Observer e-Newsletter, including photos, scrawls, comics, and other chatter from my life to yours. Follow what birds I've been spotting, weather reports, commentary and updates, pictures of adorable pets, and so on, delivered straight to your inbox. 

PLUS Membership in the Honor Roll of the Chariots of Fire King-Cat Comics Fan Club, including a highly official signed and numbered, laminated membership card.
Pledge $5 or more per month
179 patrons
(USA): Receive physical copies of any self-published zines and comics I produce while your support is current. I estimate this to be between one and three publications per year. Additional funds received beyond this level go towards the John P. Retirement and South Beloit Groundhog Sanctuary Exploration and Development Fund.

PLUS Access to the monthly Boney Island Observer e-Newsletter, including photos, scrawls, comics, and other chatter from my life to yours. Follow what birds I've been spotting, weather reports, commentary and updates, pictures of adorable pets, and so on, delivered straight to your inbox.

PLUS Membership in the Honor Roll of the Chariots of Fire King-Cat Comics Fan Club, including a highly official signed and numbered, laminated membership card.
Pledge $6 or more per month
85 patrons
(International -- extra $1 per month helps offset Airmail Shipping costs): Receive physical copies of any self-published zines and comics I produce while your support is current. I estimate this to be between one and three publications per year. Additional funds received beyond this level go towards the John P. Retirement and South Beloit Groundhog Sanctuary Exploration and Development Fund.

PLUS Access to the monthly Boney Island Observer e-Newsletter, including photos, scrawls, comics, and other chatter from my life to yours. Follow what birds I've been spotting, weather reports, commentary and updates, pictures of adorable pets, and so on, delivered straight to your inbox.

PLUS Membership in the Honor Roll of the Chariots of Fire King-Cat Comics Fan Club, including a highly official signed and numbered, laminated membership card.
Goals
$981 – reached! per month
Allow me to break past the US Federal Government's 2015 Poverty Line for a single person.
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My name is John Porcellino. I've been self-publishing my autobiographical comics series King-Cat Comics and Stories since May of 1989, and running the Spit and a Half Comix Distro since 1992. Additionally, I've worked with outside publishers to produce book form collections of my work. These include Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man from La Mano 21 (which won an Ignatz Award in 2005), as well as Perfect Example, King-Cat Classix, Map of My Heart, and The Hospital Suite from Drawn and Quarterly. In May of 2015 I published the 75th issue of King-Cat, a tribute to my longtime cat buddy Maisie Kukoc.

Through the work I do at Spit and a Half I've been able to help provide readers with access to brilliant and challenging comics from all over the world. In 2017, thanks in large part to Patreon support, I fulfilled a longtime dream by publishing a comprehensive collection of the work of Jenny Zervakis (Strange Growths), one of the seminal yet sadly undersung art-comics pioneers of the 1990's. My hope is this will be the first in a line of such collections, spanning numerous artists. I also published a new edition of Quebecois artist Pascal Girard's beloved comic Apartment Number Three. Again, this was largely possible due to Patreon.

In 2018 I plan to self-publish two issues of my comic King-Cat. #78 has an ETA of February. After that, I have the following two issues outlined and ready to go in "quick" succession. I also have secret plans for several tchotchkes and other premiums that will be sent to Patreon supporters at the "physical" tiers.

My next King-Cat collection from Drawn and Quarterly, From Lone Mountain, collecting issues 62-68 (plus bonus material), will be available in March. As I've gotten older it's become harder for me to travel on promotional tours the way I used to. The funds this Patreon campaign provides offset some of the financial losses accrued by staying home more, and will be a vital part of my income going forward into the next part of my life.

I'm a Good Midwesterner, and as such it's almost physically painful for me to seek assistance from others. Still, I'm hoping that through this Patreon campaign, if you like what I'm doing, you'll have a convenient way to provide support. Aside from the projects I've listed above, I've begun to grapple with the reality of being an Aging American Comics Artist™. I've always lived on the edge of things, maintaining my independence and autonomy above all else, but for the first time in my life, I feel I need to begin acknowledging the realities of Father Time. Additional funds acquired from this Patreon campaign will enable me to begin saving for the future.

Thank you very much for your consideration and support!
John P.
www.king-cat.net
www.spitandahalf.com
www.johnporcellino.blogspot.com

Photo credit:  Phoebe Gloeckner
Video Credit:  Jon Pinnow
Music Credit:  Patrick Porter

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
18 patrons
Receive my gratitude and appreciation!
Pledge $3 or more per month
43 patrons
(USA and International): Receive exclusive access to the monthly Boney Island Observer e-Newsletter, including photos, scrawls, comics, and other chatter from my life to yours. Follow what birds I've been spotting, weather reports, commentary and updates, pictures of adorable pets, and so on, delivered straight to your inbox. 

PLUS Membership in the Honor Roll of the Chariots of Fire King-Cat Comics Fan Club, including a highly official signed and numbered, laminated membership card.
Pledge $5 or more per month
179 patrons
(USA): Receive physical copies of any self-published zines and comics I produce while your support is current. I estimate this to be between one and three publications per year. Additional funds received beyond this level go towards the John P. Retirement and South Beloit Groundhog Sanctuary Exploration and Development Fund.

PLUS Access to the monthly Boney Island Observer e-Newsletter, including photos, scrawls, comics, and other chatter from my life to yours. Follow what birds I've been spotting, weather reports, commentary and updates, pictures of adorable pets, and so on, delivered straight to your inbox.

PLUS Membership in the Honor Roll of the Chariots of Fire King-Cat Comics Fan Club, including a highly official signed and numbered, laminated membership card.
Pledge $6 or more per month
85 patrons
(International -- extra $1 per month helps offset Airmail Shipping costs): Receive physical copies of any self-published zines and comics I produce while your support is current. I estimate this to be between one and three publications per year. Additional funds received beyond this level go towards the John P. Retirement and South Beloit Groundhog Sanctuary Exploration and Development Fund.

PLUS Access to the monthly Boney Island Observer e-Newsletter, including photos, scrawls, comics, and other chatter from my life to yours. Follow what birds I've been spotting, weather reports, commentary and updates, pictures of adorable pets, and so on, delivered straight to your inbox.

PLUS Membership in the Honor Roll of the Chariots of Fire King-Cat Comics Fan Club, including a highly official signed and numbered, laminated membership card.