John Porcellino was born in 1968 in Chicago, Illinois and started creating comics on the late seventies. His life's work, the seminal self-published mini-comic series King-Cat Comics and Stories, began in 1989. To date, over 60 issues have been released. The series has been nominated for the Ignatz Award three times and has received the Utne Independent Press Association Award for General Excellence. Porcellino currently lives in San Francisco with his wife.