Jim Rugg is an illustrator, designer, and cartoonist from Pittsburgh. He earned a BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (95-99). He shares a studio with three cats.

His graphic novels and comic collections include Street Angel (SLG Publishing), Afrodisiac (Adhouse Books), the PLAIN Janes and Janes in Love (DC Comics), One Model Nation (Image Comics), and Felicia Day's the Guild (Dark Horse Comics). He has also produced short comics for VH1, New York magazine, True Porn, Meathaus, Cinema Sewer, Strange Tales, the SPX Annual, Project: Superior, Dark Horse Presents, and the Next Issue Project. In 2010, his mini-comic, Rambo 3.5 won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Mini-Comic.

Comics, editorial, and commercial illustrations and design clients include UNICEF, Converse, Smirnoff, American Red Cross, Capcom, Universal, OC Weekly, Harcourt, Marvel Entertainment, Disney, and many others.

Awards and recognition from the Society of Illustrators, AIGA, Communication Arts, Print magazine, American Illustration, SPX, Creative Quarterly, and Iron City 12 Fantasy Football league adorn his mantle.

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