So you know the terrific cartoonist behind King-Cat Comix, John Porcellino? The guy whose honest, heart-wrenching new book, The Hospital Suite, (teased here and here) will be out September 9th? Wouldn't you like to know a little more about him, his story?
Well, you're in luck. Filmmaker and friend-of-John, Dan Stafford, is bringing you Root Hog or Die, a film about John Porcellino. This documentary will feature interviews with John and more than twenty of his friends, fellow cartoonists, bandmates, confidantes, and admirers. The DVD will include all kinds of outtakes, and a new eight-page Porcellino mini. Say wut?! While the project's Kickstarter has already reached its modest goal (of course, because John's the best), please consider making a donation (because John's the best).
What's in for you, besides the opportunity to learn more about a small press/comix legend? Nearly all donation levels will receive a finished copy of the DVD, and the project has a number of other enticing rewards on offer as well: signed copies of The Hospital Suite, original artwork, posters and more among them. Click here to get in on the action!
Root Hog or Die will premiere at Bethesda's Small Press Expo in September. John will be going on a very extensive North American tour this fall - you'll be able to catch him in two provinces and fifteen states! - both to promote The Hospital Suite and to screen this documentary, which I kinda can't wait to see. Stay tuned for full dates and locations.