Map of My Heart

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-27
  • Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
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Map of My Heart celebrates the twentieth anniversary of John Porcellino's seminal and influential comics zine, King-Cat Comics, which he started self-publishing in 1989 and which has been his predominant means of expression. In this collection, while Porcellino is living in isolation and experiencing the pain of divorce, he crafts a melancholic, tender graphic ballad of heartbreak and reflection. Known for his sad, quiet honesty rendered in his signature deceptively minimalist style, Porcellino has as command of graphic storytelling as sophisticated as the medium's more visually intricate masters. Few other artists are able to so expertly contemplate the sadness, beauty, and wonder of life in so few lines.

Author Biography

JOHN PORCELLINO was born in Chicago in 1968. He began writing and drawing at an early age, compiling his work into small, handmade booklets. He lives in Denver with his wife and two cats.

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“[King-Cat comics] swell with passion and heart.” —USA Today’s Pop Candy

“Since 1989, John Porcellino’s simple, and simply beautiful, comics (alongwith letters, lists,and a fewphotographs) have been self-published to growing acclaim.” —Minneapolis City Pages

“Porcellino is a master at miniature poignance.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Porcellino’s self-published and personal zine—the blogging of its day—is stuffed with universal and unique truths.” —Contra Costa Times

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