Comic Artist & Illustrator
Ru Xu graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design after receiving a full academic scholarship. She went on to create the graphic novel series NewsPrints with Scholastic’s Graphix imprint. NewsPrints and its sequel EndGames have been nominated for an Edgar and an Ignatz. Ru is currently working on a semi-animated webcomic called Saint for Rent, which is about inns for time travelers and has been nominated for a Reuben. Her work tends to focus on characters who don’t fit conventional gender roles. Her non-storytelling-specific personal interests include historical fiction, coffee-flavored ice cream, and fat birds.
Ru is mentoring Nada Mohammed
Saint for Rent
Saint runs an inn for Time Travelers, which leaves him little time to write his trashy romance novels. Always a pit stop in the crisscrossing lives of his out-of-date friends and family, Saint wonders where his place is in a world that is quickly passing him by.
Unfortunately, he also seems to attract more… supernatural “guests,” too.
NewsPrints & EndGames
The NewsPrints series is about a girl named Blue who uncovers a huge government secret that completely changes the nature of her country’s war. It’s a blend of sci-fi and political intrigue, all in an adventurous tale of friendship. The characters are inspired by Mother Goose nursery rhymes and Grimm’s fairy tales.