Jim Rugg makes me angry. Like the “seeing red, can’t think straight, fists-balled up in rage, flipping tables like it was my job”-type of angry. His latest collection of comics, design and illustration pieces, Supermag, – published by the fine folks at Adhouse – makes me want to punch a hole in the wall and then punch a hole inside of that hole and then scream loudly into both of those holes. See, it’s like this: Jim Rugg is just too damn good at comics.
Whether he's creating his own comics and illustrations from scratch or contributing to anthologies or magazines, Farel Dalrymple is just plain prolific. He's always releasing something and it's always worth checking out. This is both a blessing and a -- well, certainly not a curse -- but maybe a slight inconvenience when it comes to tracking down everything the artist releases. Come September, AdHouse will come to the aid of completists with Delusional, a 232-page, 6x9" hardcover collecting a number of comics and illustrations many fans of the Pop Gun War, Prophet, Omega the Unknown, Vice Magazine and Study Group artist may not have had the chance to check out just yet. Not one to keep fans in suspense, AdHouse has released a generous 23-page preview, which serves as a solid cross section of the upcoming hardcover's contents. You can take in all the Dalrymple goodness, after the cut.
Prolific Canadian comics artist Stuart Immonen will release a second volume of his more personal and otherwise non-or-not-necessarily-commercial work at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival in May. Centifolia V2 will collect short comics, sketches, concept designs and other artwork created by Immonen, who's best known for his long career in superhero comics like Fear Itself, The Adventures of Superman, Ultimate Spider-Man and much more...