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Westword (1994) Very old and somewhat innacurate article about my band, the Felt Pilotes.

Destroy All Comics #3 (1995) Interviewed by Jeff Levine, full color King-Cat cover. (I hope to get a transcription of this one up when I get a chance)

Westword (1996) Article on my hearing problems and how they affected my music career.

Paper, Scissors, Clocks (1998) Interviewed by Erik Farseth on Converse All-Stars (Chuck Taylors) sneakers

America? (1998) Interview by editor Travis Fristoe with thoughts on DIY and self-employment.

Onsmith Comics (2001) Online interview with illos by cartoonist Onsmith. (New link soon?)

The Comics Journal #241 (2002) Extensive interview by longtime friend (and future publisher) Zak Sally, Full Color King-Cat cover.

Westword (2003) Nice article by Jason Heller, from Denver's weekly alternative paper.

SF Station (2005) Article about solo exhibition at Cartoon Art Museum.

The Onion / AV Club (2007) Interview with Jason Heller covers King-Cat Classix, punk rock, and pretzels.

Washington Post Express (2007) Comprehensive interview with LOTS of images, links etc.

Comix Club #4(2007) French language fan magazine includes comprehensive interview, plus comics and articles by cartoonists Fafe, Jonathan Larabie, Kevin Huizenga, David Lasky, Lolmede, and Dave Kiersh in which they share their thoughts on King-Cat. (View Lasky's contribution - in English - here.)

Daily Crosshatch (2007) A (sometimes too!) literal transcription of the talk I gave at Big Brain Comics in Minneapolis, 10/11/07, with photos: Part One Part Two

Utne (2007) short interview about time, zines, and Zen.

Inguine MAH!gazine (2008) Italian language interview, plus King-Cat comics in Italiano!

Containing Multitudes(2008) Online article by John P. on Thoreau at Walden.

School Library Journal (2008) Interview regarding Thoreau at Walden.

20 Cartoonist Questions (October 2008) 20 Questions with Austin English on the process of making comics.

The Walrus (2009) Trip to Canada, Hank Williams, and the Bears.


John Porcellino Facebook page
King-Cat Comics Facebook Group
King-Cat on MySpace
Cowtown Alternative Comix Festival on MySpace


John P. at SPX, 1997
John P. at Kilgore Books, July 2008
John P./Noah Van Sciver at Kilgore, December 2008
John P. Defies Gravity and Sings! Kilgore Books, May 2009
John P. at Wax Trax, Nov. 2009
John P. at Wax Trax #2, Nov. 2009

Felt Pilotes Reunion, Denver 2007
Felt Pilotes, 2007 - "Never Satisfied"
Felt Pilotes, 2007 - "Song of Love"
Felt Pilotes, 2007 - "Say Goodbye"
Jon Pinnow w/ John Porcellino - "Goodnight, rockers"


Cindy Center (2005)
Inkstuds (2007)
The Comix Claptrap (2008)
Watson and the Shark (click "This time...") (2009)
Indie Spinner Rack (2009)

(for more, got to the Catalog page and click on cover images)

Madinkbeard (commissioned artwork)
Giant Robot (laser print)
USS Catastrophe (missing a page, but you get the idea...)
Library Camp of the West (illustration)
Misfits (commissioned artwork)
Miscellaneous (Online Gallery)


King-Cat Comics and Stories (zine)
The Comics Journal
Zum Comics
Comics Reporter (KC 56)
Comics Reporter (KC 64)
Comics Reporter (KC 67)
Comics Reporter (KC 69)
Comic Book Galaxy

The King-Cat Collection (B.ü.L.b)

Perfect Example
Baltimore City Paper
Broken Frontier
OC Weekly
La Karniceria (Ejemplo Perfecto)
Abandonad Toda Esperanza (Ejemplo Perfecto)
La Cárcel de Papel (Ejemplo Perfecto)
Savage Critic (Ctrl-F it)

Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man
The Comics Journal
Comics Reporter
The Pain
Comic Book Galaxy
Little Nemo's Kat (Diario de un Exterminador de Mosquitos)

Moon Lake Trails
Le Zata

King-Cat Classix
Avondale Evening Mail
Comics Journal
Library Journal
Publisher's Weekly Q+A with John P.
Montreal Mirror
Quiet Bubble
Kirkus Reviews
Playback: StL
Everyday Is Like Wednesday

Thoreau at Walden
School Library Journal
Shelf Awareness
Storm the Barricade
Watermark Books
Literary Safari
Thoreau Today
School Library Journal (interview)
Onion / AV Club

Map of My Heart
High-Low Comics



JP, Shiga, NVS at Time Warp.bmp
(John P., Jason Shiga, and Noah Van Sciver at Time Warp Boulder's Free Comic Book Day event, 5/2/09; photo ripped from Noah's blog; he ripped it from somebody's Facebook site)

JP at FCBD resized.jpg (Some old troll draws a picture at FCBD; photo by Leila Del Duca)

NVS and JP at Denver ComicFest.bmp (Noah Van Sciver and John P. at Denver Comicfest, 4/19/09; Photo by the guy who was checking wristbands at the entrance.)

kilgore sign.JPG (Store window sign for Denver's KILGORE BOOKS AND COMICS by John Porcellino, 2008)



Spit and a Half

Do you remember being a kid? Do you remember the little jokes, rhymes, stories and games you told, recited and played as a child? Then I would like to hear from you!

I am collecting children’s songs, jokes, riddles, parodies, insults, beliefs, superstitions, and stories etc etc for a possible zine or book.

I’m looking for kid’s folklore from ALL time periods, including today, so if you have children, nieces or nephews, keep an ear out for their stuff too!

(For examples of the type of material I’m looking for please see below! I would be interested to hear whatever you have!)

Please send any and all material to me at:

John Porcellino
P.O. Box 18888
Denver, CO 80218

Or email me at: kids-folklore AT hotmail DOT com.

With all contributions, please include:

1. Your name and contact info (will be kept confidential)
2. Approximate year and location you heard/used the material
(ex: Pittsburgh, PA 1972)
3. Approximate age of children using material
4. Any other information you think might be helpful or interesting, including anecdotes or context for the material

Thank you for your help! Questions? Please write or email… thanks!! John P.


--"Jingle Bells... Batman smells, Robin laid an egg..."

--If April showers bring May flowers. what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims.

--"Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat"

--"There were four in the bed and the little one said "I'm crowded. roll over..."

--"Roses are Red, Violets are blue, you look like a monkey and you smell like one too"

--"He who smell't it dealt it"

--Childrens Games: Tag, Kick the Can, 500, Mother May I, etc

--George Washington and the Cherry Tree

--your favorite riddles, jokes, tongue twisters

--counting rhymes (ex: (Bubblegum Bubblegum...")

--rope jumping rhymes, yearbook rhymes, song parodies, holiday lore, etc etc

What were some of your favorite childhood sayings etc? Send them in!