Tell Me Something I Don't Know 008: Jim Rugg

(Illustration by Jim Rugg)

This is episode 8 of Boing Boing's Tell Me Something I Don't Know podcast. It's an interview show featuring artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative people discussing their work, ideas, and the reality/business side of how they do what they do.

This week TMSIDK host Jim Rugg is in the hot-seat talking about his new project SUPERMAG — a glossy, full-color magazine-format homage to the graphic design and comics of the 1990s – published by Adhouse Books. It's a one-man anthology inspired by work like Dan Clowes' Eightball, Dave Cooper's Weasel, David Carson's Raygun, and David Mazzucchelli's Rubber Blanket.

Tell Me Something I Don't Know is produced and hosted by three talented cartoonists and illustrators:

Jim Rugg, a Pittsburgh-based comic book artist, graphic designer, zinemaker, and writer best known for Afrodisiac, The Plain Janes, and Street Angel. His latest
project is SUPERMAG.

Jasen Lex is a designer and illustrator from Pittsburgh. He is currently working on a graphic novel called Washington Unbound. All of his art and comics can be found at

Ed Piskor is the cartoonist who drew the comic, Wizzywig, and draws the Brain Rot/ Hip Hop Family Tree comic strip at this very site, soon to be collected by Fantagraphics Books and available for pre-order now.

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