Perfect Example by John Porcellino

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A melancholic memoir of saying goodbye to the familiar Road trips, drunken concerts, and late-night make-out sessions all swirl together in this coming-of-age graphic novel by King Cat cartoonist John Porcellino. Tackling the pain and uncertainty of the pivotal summer before college, Porcellino's sad and beautiful story is drawn in his sincere, minimalist style. Deceptively and charmingly simple, Perfect Example is a collection of Porcellino's self-published King Cat comics, which have won over thousands of readers with their honesty, empathy, and sincerity.

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An Utne Independent Press and Firecracker Award nominee, John Porcellino has self-published his comic-zine King Cat for more than fifteen years, an excerpt of which is included in McSweeney's Issue 13, edited by Chris Ware.
Published March 1, 1999 by Highwater Books. 120 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Where Porcellino’s efforts fail is not in his attempt to replicate the small events of a mostly uneventful time or the triggers that would send him into dark depression, but in his inability to render his adolescence as anything but average.

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John Porcellino’s King Cat Comics may not seem at first glance to be a cornerstone of the international comics scene.

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