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By John Porcellino

Diary of a Mosquito Abatement guy is the 1st in a sequence of books from l. a. Mano gathering the paintings of John Porcellino. Over the process 15 years and sixty four problems with his much-loved, self released 'zine KING-CAT Comics and tales, John has chronicled his lifestyles and the area round him with honesty, grace, and intelligence. "Diary" compiles tales from a decade's worthy of KING-CAT near to his years spent as a mosquito exterminator. From early, scratchy punk drawings to later, extra subtle paintings (as good as 30 brand-new pages created particularly for this edition...), John examines his time at the task, and the way it affected his lifestyles, his well-being, and his view of the area.

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Public bonfires were made of British goods and shops selling them were picketed. Later, ‘Swadeshi’ became a major weapon in India’s struggle for freedom. This led to a spurt in the demand for Indian-made textiles. As a result, nearly 200 Swadeshi Mills soon sprang up in Bombay and Ahmedabad, producing Swadeshi cloth. The agitation in Bengal spread like wildfire affecting the entire country. In 1879, Banerjee started editing his own paper, The Bengali’. He once wrote an article in it, which antagonized the British rulers.

The Second International Socialist Congress, at Stuttgart in Germany, on August 22, 1907. Mr. Ramsay Macdonald, the British Labour leader, who later became the Prime minister of England, tried his best to prevent Madam Cama from becoming a delegate to the Congress. But the French socialists and German leaders supported Madam Cama and Rana to become delegates. Madam Cama made a brilliant speech at the Forum. Holding the flag in her hand she said, “This flag of Indian independence is born and sanctified by the blood of martyred Indian youth.

However, mid-way through the book I was deprived of his wise guidance due to his transfer. Subsequently, it was the invaluable assistance of my elderly library mate, Mr. Chandrakant Joshi, who helped me complete this book. I would also like to thank the Petit Institute Library for the facilities it provided me. The place was equipped with the perfect setting for writing. Special thanks to the library assistants Mr. Cyrus Behram, Mrs. Vijaya Haldarkar and Ms. Nisha Rupani for their co-operation.

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