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John Porcellino sells, talks about comics

Don't YOU want to hear what John Porcellino has to say about this comic?

Don't YOU want to hear what John Porcellino has to say about this comic?

Wow, this is a delightful way to spend some time this afternoon. John Porcellino, whose quietly beautiful, self-published series King-Cat is the most influential minicomic of all time, has created a blog for his DIY distribution outfit Spit and a Half. And not only is he selling hard-to-find comics, zines, photography books, and manga by Alan Moore (!), Gabrielle Bell, Minty Lewis, Zak Sally, Dave Kiersh, Lilli Carré and many more, he’s also personally writing up insightful little descriptions of each of them. Whether he’s calling Moore’s underground magazine Dodgem Logic “a weird, bright, in-your-face blast of idiosyncrasy,” dubbing Kiersh “a Great American Artist — his art addresses a uniquely American flavor of loneliness and desire, with his recurring themes of suburban, teenage anxiety, lust, ‘romance,’ and desolation,” or explaining how Kazuichi Hanawa’s Doing Time was his “gateway” manga, his thoughts on comics are as worthy as his comics themselves. Check it out!

(via Annie Koyama)

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The concept of curating hard-to-find comics, zines, photography books, and manga with a personal touch–opinion, commentary and reviews at Spit and a Half is an inspiring endeavor! We need to see more of this happen in the independent film community.

[Miles Maker is a story author, auteur and thought leader among the new creative class whose dynamic media ventures converge mobile, social and real-time interactions @milesmaker on Twitter. He is the Group Director @IndieClubNYC, the Executive Producer @directingActors, a Raindance New York affiliate and the Producer of Marketing & Distribution @SpareChangeFilm]

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