The Stoneware Jug
Lorenzutti, Stefan + John Porcellino
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“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.”
A series of short, reflective comics that show the depth and meaningfulness of brief moments in a life in the Polish Highlands, co-published by Bored Wolves, Nieves and Spit and a Half, stapled, 20 x 14 cm, 24 not numbered pages, n.p. 2022