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Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the King-Cat zine

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 a 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.

Praise for Map of My Heart

[King-Cat Comics] swell with passion and heart.

USA Today's Pop Candy...

John translates authentic experience, stripped down to its bare bones, into rewarding comic vignettes on life and, of course, cats…This is essential never-leave –my-bag reading.

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With a minimalistic style, in terms of his artwork and the dialogue and descriptions he crafts, Pocellino's work conveys the most essential information of a scene with a meditative beauty that is hard to find in comics.

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