PA – The Hospital Suite Signing


Press Release:

Join Locust Moon and John Porcellino on Monday, September 22nd, at 7:00 pm, for the launch of his latest, The Hospital Suite! There will be a presentation with a signing to follow. This event will also feature a screening of Root Hog or Die, a new documentary celebrating 25 years of King-Cat Comics. 

The Hospital Suite is a landmark work by the celebrated cartoonist and small-press legend John Porcellino—an autobiographical collection detailing his struggles with illness in the 1990s and early 2000s. One day, John Porcellino suddenly fell ill with extreme stomach pain. After a gruelling abdominal surgery, he quickly recovered–briefly–and then spent the next several years experiencing various surprise illnesses, both physical and mental. First a rash of environmental intolerances left Porcellino black-eyed, cadaverous, and dizzy. Then his mild obsessive-compulsive tendencies became full-blown. With three overlapping narratives, The Hospital Suite recounts one man’s battle for health–Porcellino loses jobs, marriages, and faith but never loses his desire to live and create.

Porcellino is the author of the iconic zine King-Cat and the graphic novel Perfect Example. His comics are lauded for their quiet, clear-eyed contemplation of every-day life. The Hospital Suite is a testimony to Porcellino’s subtle gift for transforming his struggles–this time with the medical system and its consequences for his mental health–into art that is universal and engaging.

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Locust Moon Comics and Movies
34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 403-2856

PA – Drawing Power

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This event includes three panels and three presentations by local, national and international comics artists. Topics include self-publishing versus small press and large publishers, gender roles and comics, graphic novels versus panel comics, and more.

Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 10:00am until 5:00pm

Program participants are Andy Scott, Nate McDonough, Lizzee Solomon, Paulette Poullet, Ramsey Beyer, John Porcellino, Bill Boichel from Copacetic Comics, Rachel Masilamani, Jim Rugg, Ed Piskor, Frank Santoro, Dash Shaw, French comics artist Boulet, Joan Reilly from The Big Feminist But, and Caitlin McGurk from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Event fee: Free
Sponsor: The event is sponsored by the Sprout Fund.

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Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

NC – King Cat Comics Signing

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John Porcellino signs at Chapel Hill Comics  on Wednesday, March 14, from 5pm until 7pm! John will sign his zines and books, and will do a slideshow and question and answer session, so bring all your questions about self-publishing!

JOHN PORCELLINO was born in Chicago, in 1968, and has been writing, drawing, and publishing minicomics, comics, and graphic novels for over twenty-five years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, begun in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. Click here to read more!

Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 967-4439

MA – King Cat Comix Signing

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John Porcellino signs at Million Year Picnic from 6-8pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2011!

Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Map of My Heart Tour

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John Porcellino Book Tour!

Updated August 17, 2009

Tues. Sept. 22, 2009;
7 PM – Cincinnati OH
Shake It! Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 591-0123
w/ Noah Van Sciver
(Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

Fri. Sept. 25, 2009; 7 PM – Baltimore MD
Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 662-4444
w/ Emily Flake, Peter Kuper, Liz Baillie, MK Reed, and Ken Dahl
(Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

Sat. Sept. 26 – Sun. Sept. 27, 2009 – Bethesda MD
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
w/ Noah Van Sciver
(Please note: Map of My Heart will debut at this event!)

Tues. Sept. 29, 2009; 7-9 PM – Brooklyn, NY
Desert Island, 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087

Weds. Sept. 30, 2009; 7PM – Somerville, MA
Hub Comics, 19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0987

Friday, October 2, 2009; 6:30pm – White River Junction,VT
Center for Cartoon Studies

94 S. Main St. (802) 295-3319

Tues. Oct. 6, 2009; 7PM – Montreal QC
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221

Weds. Oct. 7, 2009; 7 PM – Toronto, ON
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 2L7
(416) 533-9168

Fri. Oct. 9, 2009; 7-9 PM – Ann Arbor MI
Vault of Midnight, 219 S Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 998-1413
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; Noon-2 PM – Dearborn MI
Green Brain, 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-9444

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; 7 PM – Cleveland OH
Visible Voice, 1023 Kenilworth, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 961-0084
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Mon. Oct. 12, 2009; 7PM – Columbus OH
Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 447-3445
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Tues. Oct. 13, 2009; 6-9 PM – Bloomington IN
Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 339-8710
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Weds. Oct. 14, 2009; 5-7 PM – St. Louis MO
Star Clipper Comics, 6392 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314.725.9110
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Fri. Oct. 16, 2009; 7PM – Chicago IL
Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-0910
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Tues. Oct. 20, 2009; 12:15 PM – Palatine IL
Harper College
Building I, Rm. 115

1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 925-6000 x2389
Open to the Public!

Thurs. Oct 22, 2009; 7 PM – Madison WI
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, 426 W. Gilman Street, Madison, WI 53703
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Fri. Oct. 23, 2009; 7PM – Iowa City IA
White Rabbit, 109 S Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240-1803
(319) 358-9557
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Sat. Oct. 24, 2009; 5-7 PM – Minneapolis MN
Big Brain Comics (w/ Reception following at West Bank Social Club?)
1027 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 338-4390
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music), and Zak Sally

Fri. Oct. 30, 2009; 6-9 PM – Lawrence KS
Wonder Fair, 803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS 66044
(406) 360-5875
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)