Many are still finding it hard to say the economy is in a recession. John Porcellino creator of the self-published mini-comics series King-Cat is feeling the impact of the economy. Tightening budgets are hurting many artists and bringing back the label of starving artist. John’s photo chronicle of South Beloit an Illinois town around his new downgraded apartment has a feel of an impending ghost town. It’s not a pretty sight, it’s reflective of what is happening to many little towns across America, big or small. There is a lot to be thankful but America is hurting bad. Artists are really feeling the crunch as their work is diminishing each month.