Descriptions Root Hog or Die: A Film About John Porcellino and King-Cat Comics
For over twenty-five years, John Porcellino has self-published his zine, King-Cat Comics & Stories, which, through simple artwork and storytelling, investigates the essence of just being alive. In King-Cat, John beautifully renders the “in-between moments” – those instances which occupy the bulk of our lives, but can pass easily without notice: Sitting on the front porch. Peeing at a rest stop. Watching a bird. With humor, compassion and a keen eye, John shows readers what they might be missing, and in doing so inspires many to embrace life more fully. Born of the zine revolution of the late eighties/early nineties, King-Cat today is the template for cartoonists who seek to create work that is personal, well-crafted and free of outside influence.