Monday, September 12, 2011

Big Update

Hello, everyone --

I have rebuilt my website, or more accurately, Static Made rebuilt my site.

So please update any bookmarks you may have and head over to

You might also want to sign up for my new newsletter. I've been doing work in a a few different areas, and if you want to see it, the easiest way to keep up is just to sign up for the newsletter.

Thank you for following me this far, I hope to see you in the future!


Jim Rugg

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Heroes Con and Other Stuff

I will be at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC this weekend. If you go to the show, please stop by and say hello. I'll have the usual comics, books, art, and prints. Heroes is an awesome, comic book show, so if you're on the fence, I highly recommend it. I enjoy it as an exhibitor and as a comics fan and tip my hat to organizer Shelton Drum and the many people who work hard to make the show run smoothly and to create a welcoming, friendly atmosphere.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

An Eisner nomination means FREE Afrodisiac

Great NEWS! Afrodisiac has been nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication.

Unfortunately, Afrodisiac is currently between printings! To ensure that every possible Eisner Award voter has all of the necessary information to cast their ballot in a responsible and educated manner, we have decided to put the entire book online for FREE.

So, please take a moment or two to give Afrodisiac a read. We hope you will find the experience amusing, profound, and ultimately life-changing. Be sure to tell your friends and family about this experience so that they may share in your joy and good fortune. And look for a new printing this Fall. — Your pals in comics, Brian, Jim and Chris

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rainn Wilson looks like a Jack Kirby drawing

Saw Super this weekend. At times it reminded me of Bernie Mireault's the Jam. The real takeaway though, was how much Rainn Wilson looks like a Jack Kirby drawing.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

POOD #3 preview trailer + AFRODISIAC review

Pood #3 hits the pavement in April, just in time for MoCCA--and here's a little video preview! If you're one of the few who haven't ordered their copy yet--well, what are you waiting for? here's the Previews order code: FEB110807!

There's still time--You can still call your local comics shop, give em the order # and you'll be guaranteed your copy of pood #3! so hop to it! get your pood while there's still pood to get! There's some definite surprises in this ish--so don't miss out! Order today!

And in Afrodisiac news, here's a review from Canada: "Afrodisiac (Adhouse Books, $15) has got to be the zaniest, most over-the-top and in-yo-face "black" graphic text /comic book in existence."
- George Elliott Clarke, the Chronicle Herald

Tuesday, February 22, 2011



On March 4th, I will be talking about my experience in comics at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit as part of their annual Comic Jam (presented by MOCAD and Green Brain Comics)! The Comic Jam begins at 4:00, and my talk begins at 7:00. Both the talk and jam are FREE and ALL AGES.

I hope you can make it. Please pass along and post this information to anyone and everyone that you think might be interested! Thanks so much, hope to see lots of you there.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

2011 Glyph Awards Nominations

Afrodisiac, Brian Maruca, and I have been nominated for some 2011 Glyph Awards. The Glyph Awards are held annually in conjunction with the East Coast Black Age of Comics Con (ECBACC) in Philadelphia. I have never attended the show, but have heard good things about it. At the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, I spoke to a couple of guys who highly recommended the show. With some scheduling good fortune, hopefully this will be the year I finally get to see this show in person! In the meantime, here is a link to the complete list of Glyph Award nominees for 2011.

Thank you to the nominating committee. This is quite an honor.