Jim Rugg on the AltComics Podcast
Jim Rugg makes comics, books, drawings, illustrations, and designs. 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 Eisner and Ignatz Awards, The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Investing in Professional Artists grant, and AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers selection for best-designed books. He teaches classes in the MFA Visual Narrative program at the School of Visual Arts and co-hosted BoingBoing.net’s Tell Me Something I Don’t Know podcast.
The story of Nick Manabat, artist on the Cybernary with Steve Gerber in Deathblow 1-4
Warby Parker Bergen Street store bathroom art
22 Panels That Always Work.
Re A Guide to Reproduction (PDF) by Jordan Crane, along with David Choe, Ron Rege Jr. and Brian Ralph
Some podcasts that Jim Rugg likes.
I like Radiolab a lot. My favorite episodes are the one about War of the Worlds, Color, and From Tree to Shining Tree (about the way that trees communicate using fungi – I’ve probably listened to this more than any other podcast episode).
The Higherside Chats – conspiracy interview show, quality varies depending on how interesting the guest is.
Lots of wrestling podcasts: the best is Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard. Prichard was part of Vince McMahon’s top creative team for 25 years (80s-2000s). Each episode the host and Prichard just go over one thing like a noteworthy pay-per-view or some specific wrestler. It’s fascinating if that sort of storytelling interests.
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