Expanded second edition — over 50 more pages.
Map of My Heart collects 11 late-90s issues of John Porcellino’s seminal and influential comics zine, King-Cat Comics and Stories, which he started self-publishing in 1989. 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.
“Porcellino immortalizes the places that most people would drive by without a second glance… It’s the kind of drawing that makes you want to go outside and pay attention to the world.” —The Chicago Reader
360 pages, black and white paperback
Drawn and Quarterly, Second Edition, 2021
Originally published in 2009