Chicago cartoonist John Porcellino here today
Celebrated cartoon artist John Porcellino continues his two-day residency today, Thursday, Feb. 21, with a public lecture and a mini-comic workshop. These events take place in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities.
Porcellino has been writing, drawing, and publishing mini-comics, comics, and graphic novels for more than 25 years. His self-published series "King-Cat Comics" has inspired a generation of cartoonists since its debut in 1989.
"John Porcellino's comics distill, in just a few lines and words, the feeling of simply being alive," said fellow artist Chris Ware.
Today, from 2-3 p.m., the artist holds a public lecture in room 131 of The Rita. This program is free and open to the public.
Later today, Porcellino closes his residency with a mini-comic workshop with drawing classes from 3:10-4:45 p.m. in room D109 of The Rita. Art students should bring whatever drawing materials they prefer: pens, pencils, brushes, paper, sketchbook, etc. For non-art majors, paper and pencils w/erasers are provided.
Today's workshop is full.