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Words & Pictures

Jim Rugg

“A thoughtful look at the pressures to conform and the importance of self-expression.”

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Jim Rugg is a Pittsburgh-based comic book artist, illustrator, and designer who collaborated with author Cecil Castellucci on the cult classic graphic novel The PLAIN Janes in 2007. The PLAIN Janes are back in a complete graphic novel collection to be released with a never-before-seen third story in January 2020. The Janes and their secret art gang are sure to be a hit with young adult readers.

Jim’s other books include Street Angel, AfrodisiacNotebook Drawings, and Supermag. He is a recipient of both the Eisner and Ignatz Awards and he teaches visual storytelling at the School of Visual Arts and the Animation Workshop in Denmark.

“The story is filled with unforced insights about the role of art in our lives, and Jim Rugg’s understated illustrations let these moments glimmer quietly on the page.”

NPR’S ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

Book Signing

A book signing will follow the program. Books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from City of Asylum Bookstore.

Partner

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Media Sponsor

Kidsburgh

The Plain Janes book cover

WHEN

Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 7 p.m.

TICKETS

$10
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With the support of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, library card holders receive free admission to Words & Pictures for the 2019/20 season!
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Tickets may also be purchased via phone (412.622.8866) or at the door from 6 to 7  p.m. on the day of the event.

WHERE

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213

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