Pittsburgh comic artist makes good

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Yesterday DC Comics launched a new line of manga-ish comics for teenage girls. It’s called Minx, and the very first of the books is drawn by Pittsburgh’s own Jim Rugg.

Comic fans know Jim for his Street Angel series. Now word of his fine work is spreading, thanks to the new comic, The PLAIN Janes. It’s a story about four girls who find themselves at the reject table at school — and all happen to be named Jane. I won’t tell you what happens next, but it’s good (the story is written by young adult author Cecil Castellucci).

This Saturday and next, from 3-5pm, Jim Rugg will be signing copies of The PLAIN Janes at New Dimension Comics (isn’t the special drawing he did for them cool? It’s one of the Janes). He’ll even do a sketch for you, they say.

Saturday May 19th: New Dimension Comics in Cranberry, Piazza Plaza, Cranberry Twp

Saturday May 26th: New Dimension Comics in Century III Mall, in West Mifflin

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