The Stoneware Jug by Stefan Lorenzutti and John Porcellino
Poem-comix by Stefan Lorenzutti (words) and John Porcellino (pictures)
“John Porcellino’s comics distill, in just a few lines and words, the feeling of simply being alive.”
The Stoneware Jug is a collection of poem-comics by Stefan Lorenzutti (words) and John Porcellino (pictures), in which American comix legend Porcellino (King-Cat, Thoreau at Walden) “pours” the adapted poems into his pen-and-ink panels, as if into a handmade vessel.
Each one-page comic is a seasonal diorama of sorts, preserving a moment in time unfolding in the interstices of time: between the chinks of a log cabin in the Polish Highlands, fissures in late spring ice, and the gap between coziness and creeping concern on a brutally cold winter’s night.
In the end, The Stoneware Jug is a quest for comfort zones, suffused throughout with the aromatic promise of panettone.
28 pages, paperback, 14×20 cm, b&w offset
Printed on Arctic Munken Print Cream 115
Designed by Benjamin Sommerhalder
John Porcellino (Chicago, 1968) has been writing, drawing, and publishing comics and graphic novels for over thirty years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics (also available from Drawn & Quarterly in omnibus form), begun in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists.