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July 11, 2012

AdHouse Announces Immediate Availability Of Jim Rugg Notebook Drawing Volume

imageAdHouse Books has for Comic-Con season made available a limited edition Jim Rugg volume for immediate purchase. The book -- which is firmly within the Richmond-based comics publisher's art book tradition, consists of 48 pages featuring the notebook-style drawing through which the cartoonist recently returned to the joy of making art for art's sake.

Described by the cartoonist as work that that vacillates between celebration and satire, Notebook will be limited to 300 copies in an Exclusive Limited Edition. It will cost $30, and is spiral bound.

An exhibit of Rugg's notebook drawings was held in Los Angeles starting in May. Entitled "Notebook Nerd," the exhibition was well-reviewed; you can see photos from the show here. Some of the reviews noted that unlike with similar exhibition, Rugg wasn't necessarily drawing from any sort of deep obsession with specific subject matter, including drawing elements of pop culture or trashy art with which he had only a second-hand relationship.

Rugg's popular Afrodisac stand-alone volume was published through AdHouse; he has also appeared in the company's line of themed anthologies.
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