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A drawing of Jim Rugg with a cat with a word bubble saying Blah Blah Blaw
Comic book artist, illustrator, graphic designer
MFA Visual Narrative


BFA, summa cum laude, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Clients include

Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, VH1, McSweeney’s, Converse, New York magazine, Smirnoff, Capcom

One-person exhibitions include

iam8bit, Los Angeles; ToonSeum, Pittsburgh

Group exhibitions include

Toronto Comics and Arts Festival; Printwork, Pittsburgh; The Healthy Artists Movie Poster Exhibition, Pittsburgh; Synchronicity, Los Angeles; Super Precious Gallery, Somerville, MA; The Luna Park Project, Pittsburgh; Salvage Vanguard Theater, Austin, TX; Meltdown Gallery, Los Angeles; Arlington Arts Center, VA; Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Festival; Brave New Worlds, Philadelphia

Collections include

Library of Congress


Afrodisiac, The PLAIN Janes, Street Angel

Publications include

SUPERMAG, Walking Dead, Adventure Time, The Guild, Dr. Horrible, One Model Nation, Popgun, MOME, American Virgin, Secret Prison, Foxing Quarterly, Papercutter

Awards and honors include

Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Ignatz Award, AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers, Print, NASA Tech Briefs Advertising Award, American Illustration, Pittsburgh Foundation, The Best American Comics