Jim Rugg

Comic Illustrator, Comic Writer

Jim Rugg makes comics, zines, books, and drawings. His books and comics include Street Angel, Afrodisiac, the PLAIN Janes, Rambo 3.5, Notebook Drawings, and Supermag. He has exhibited drawings at iam8bit, Gallery1988, Mondo, and the Society of Illustrators. Honors include an Eisner Award, Ignatz Award, The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Investing in Professional Artists grant, and AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers selection for best-designed books.

Jim is mentoring Barbara Geoghegan in 2015/2016.

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    Cover of Afrodisiac graphic novel (AdHouse Books, 2010). Afrodisiac is inspired by blaxploitation films and superhero comics of the 1970s.

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    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.

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    Library Love

    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.