A Brief Look: The Comic Art of Jim Rugg

 

 

Artist Jim Rugg is a dynamo. He takes staggering shifts in style — from classic heroic comics to the silly and absurd, Rugg can get it all on paper. Rugg shows the strength of the simple — ballpoint pen. White paper. Slow build up of ink. The BAM of strong design.

Rugg’s recent print ‘Demon Killer‘ brings in elements of comic book sci-fi and fantasy with the brawn of Robert E. Howard’s ‘Conan‘ series. It’s a nod to teenage lust for girls and gore, blacklight and monsters. A glorious slab of the dreams of pimpled youth.

‘Demon Killer’ is part of Telegraph Gallery‘s ‘Epic Encounters’ series, a selection of prints from Jim Rugg, Jack Teagle, and Ryan Berkley showing off their love for vikings, wizards, and monsters.

 

 

'Dragon Killer' by Jim Rugg

‘Dragon Killer’ by Jim Rugg

 

Judge Dredd #13 Artist's Variant Edition by Jim Rugg

Judge Dredd #13 Artist’s Variant Edition by Jim Rugg

 

'What if? Age of Ultron' #4 variant cover by Jim Rugg

‘What if? Age of Ultron’ #4 variant cover by Jim Rugg

 

'What if? Age of Ultron' #4 variant cover process sketch by Jim Rugg

‘What if? Age of Ultron’ #4 variant cover process sketch by Jim Rugg

 

'What if? Age of Ultron' #4 variant cover process sketch by Jim Rugg

‘What if? Age of Ultron’ #4 variant cover process sketch by Jim Rugg

 

'What if? Age of Ultron' #4 variant cover process sketch by Jim Rugg

‘What if? Age of Ultron’ #4 variant cover process sketch by Jim Rugg

 

'Die Hard' coloring book print by Jim Rugg

‘Die Hard’ coloring book print by Jim Rugg

 

'This #@$ Isn't Very Funny' by Jim Rugg

‘This #@$ Isn’t Very Funny’ by Jim Rugg

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