Comic Illustrator, Comic Writer
Jim Rugg is a comic book artist, book maker, illustrator, designer, and cat dad. Books include Street Angel, the PLAIN Janes, Afrodisiac, Notebook Drawings, Rambo 3.5, and Supermag. Accolades include Eisner and Ignatz Awards and the AIGA 50/50. His YouTube channel Cartoonist Kayfabe will make you love comics even more!
Jim is mentoring Barbara Geoghegan in 2015/2016.
Cover of Street Angel graphic novel (AdHouse Books, 2014). Printed in 3 spot colors, pink, black, and fluorescent pink. Street Angel is the world’s toughest superhero – a homeless kung fu master whose weapon of choice is her skateboard.
Cover of Afrodisiac graphic novel (AdHouse Books, 2010). Afrodisiac is inspired by blaxploitation films and superhero comics of the 1970s.
Cover of Supermag (AdHouse Books, 2013). Supermag is a one-man anthology of comics and drawings inspired by the layout and design of 90s magazines.
This image has appeared on the cover of Foxing Quarterly no. 1, a print-only literary and arts journal and on the cover of Brazil’s Piauí magazine.