20 year comics veteran Jim Rugg has launched a wildly successful Kickstarter for what could be the worlds first blacklight comic book with fluorescent ink, OCTOBRIANA 1976. In this ComixLaunch Interview, Tyler will talk to the Eisner and Ignatz award-winning cartoonist about pushing the boundaries of the print medium, his work as an instructor at the School of Visual Arts, and co-founding YouTube’s Cartoonist Kayfabe comics channel with Ed Piskor, and more.

Highlights of This Session Include:

  • Jim’s thoughts on the philosophy that “different is better than better?”
  • Striking the balance between style and skill.
  • 20 years in, what still has Jim fired up about the comics industry?
  • Plus: How Jim’s Cartoonist Kayfabe YouTube Channel has grown so quickly and how it contributes to his Kickstarter’s success.

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Today’s Featured Guest:

Jim Rugg is an Eisner and Ignatz award-winning cartoonist. His books include The PLAIN Janes, Street Angel, Afrodisiac, and Notebook Drawings. He’s also the co-creator of YouTube’s Cartoonist Kayfabe comics channel and an instructor at the School of Visual Arts.

His stunning and innovative comic blacklight comic with flourescent ink, Octobriana 1976 absolutely crushed it on Kickstarter this month!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:


Jim’s Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jimrugg/fluorescent-blacklight-outlaw-comic-book

Jim’s YouTube Channel, Cartoonist Kayfabe: https://www.youtube.com/c/cartoonistkayfabe

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