Hey, my name’s John Porcellino. Since 1989 I’ve drawn and self-published my own zine, King-Cat Comix and Stories. In 1992 I started a zine and comix distro called Spit and a Half. This was before the internet! It was all on paper. People sent me orders through the mail, and I sent comix to them through the mail! In 2000, due to health problems I was having, I quit doing the distro. It was one of the hardest decisions of my life. 10 years later, I was feeling a lot better, and was more committed than ever to trying to keep the world of self-published comix and zines thriving. So I brought the distro back to life.
I focus on small-press and self-published comics from around the world, ones that might fall through the cracks more easily, and are harder to find. This may sound obvious, but when you buy zines and comix from me, or from another distro/shop, or from the creator themselves, you’re really helping everyone involved to keep going. Money from the sales goes directly into the creators’ pockets, so they can eat, pay rent, and make more beautiful zines. Also, as a zine publisher myself, I can’t be anything but fair. I pay the creators a good price, and always pay what is owed.
Please take a look at the titles I have for sale. They’re good ones. And let me know if there’s anything you’d like. I’d be happy to get them to you!
johnp_kingcat AT hotmail DOT com