Tag Archives: King-Cat

Root Hog or Die: the King-Cat Documentary on Kickstarter

59d4b29c87bf437235a0daea25e049a9_largeThe modest $5,000 goal has already been met, but it’s not too late to chip in. For just $15 you can get your own copy of Root Hog or Die, the new John Porcellino documentary.

King-Cat Documentary to Debut at SPX 2014

Apparently, Kilgore Books & Comics is releasing a King-Cat documentary at this year’s SPX! This is the first I’m hearing of it, but I couldn’t be more pleased. And it’s titled Root Hog or Die, which is my favorite life motto. Hot damn!

25th Anniversary of King-Cat

25 years ago, John Porcellino went to the neighborhood Kinko’s and made 18 copies of his new minicomic, King-Cat Comics and Stories #1. The rest is history.

You can see photos of that first issue (in its completion, I believe) on John’s blog. Happy birthday, King-Cat. You’re basically the best minicomic ever.


Latest Haul: Old King-Cat

Working at a comic book store has its advantages. When we acquire a collection of rare minicomics, I get first dibs (or second dibs, really, after the store’s owner). This week I nabbed some early issues of King-Cat, including #46, which is from way back in 1994! It’s almost impossible to find old issues of King-Cat.

Pictured here is Littles, Jesse Reklaw’s cat. She’s a famous minicomic cat, though less famous than Maisie Kukoc or Spandy Kochalka (R.I.P. x2).

kc1Here’s a John P. collage I’d never seen before, dating back to (at least) 1994.

One thing I noticed about these old issues is that Porcellino was using the titles King-Cat Classix and Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man long before that work was published in book form (unlike Chester Brown, who gave I Never Liked You at least one name change).

If any of my readers have issues of King-Cat predating #50 that they’re trying to get rid of, they should give me a holler.