Portrait from life

I’m not big on documentaries nor on biopics but this one’s special. John Porcellino’s meant a lot to me over the years, and has been a guiding light for my occasional zines as well as my maybe/sorta/coming-soon forays into printmaking and minicomics. (Yeah, I know, I know–I’m two decades too late to the party. Shut up.) I’m excited about this portrait of a man who has given up self-portraits in comics form, like letters from an old friend, since the late-1980s.

RELATED: Growing up with John Porcellino.”


About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation, RogerEbert.com, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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