Lucky for them, King-Cat creator John Porcellino has written a beautiful, thought-provoking book that allows readers to take in the essence of Thoreaus genius in a single sitting. King-Cat is known for its own exploration of existential themes in a format comics and manner that makes high-concept ideas accessible to a broad audience, and Porcellinos latest work, Thoreau at Walden, is no different. While not a word-for-word rendering of the original, it captures the spirit of Thoreaus masterpiece through imagery and a judicious use of quotes from both Walden and some of the authors lesser-known essays.
Porcellino celebrates the books release tonight, beginning with musical performances by Andy Falconetti (Breezy Porticos), Ted Thacker (Veronica/Baldo Rex) and Rotaree at 5 p.m. at Wax Trax, 683 East 13th Avenue. The concert will be followed by a book signing next door at Kilgore Books Denvers newest, hippest used bookstore from 7 to 8. Visit www.king-cat.net for more information.
Sat., July 19, 5 p.m., 2008