The Hospital Suite

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5.9 X 0.9 X 8.9 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author

John Porcellino was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1968, and began drawing and writing at an early age, compiling his work into handmade booklets. His acclaimed self-published zine, King-Cat Comics and Stories, begun in 1989, has found a devoted worldwide audience, and is one of the most influential comics series of the past twenty-five years.


"The Hospital Suite by John Porcellino [is] a memoir . . . of undiagnosed illnesses . . . It's really fascinating and really self-revelatory and very clear-eyed." --NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour

"Quiet [and] haunting . . . The Hospital Suite is a reminder that the seemingly basic chemistry of words and picture can uniquely, compellingly address the deepest fears that face us--up to and including the ultimate one." --Entertainment Weekly

"The rawness of Porcellino's work, its unfiltered directness, is the essence of its charm." --Los Angeles Times

"For an artist who so often picks out the fleeting poetic instant, Porcellino is equally and affectingly adept at tracing the prolonged, prosaic nature of suffering--and especially the tortuous reasoning of his obsessive-compulsive disorder." --Globe & Mail

"Beautifully crafted . . . [The Hospital Suite is] a rough, occasionally harrowing journey, but Porcellino's dogged determination to keep a grip on his dignity in the face of the most humiliating physical and emotional debilitation is ultimately the very best kind of life affirming." --AV Club Best Comics of 2014