Hello there, fellow human:
Welcome to my collection of strange comics.
HOW RUTH & NAIL CAME TO FRUITION
In 2010, the folks at Style Weekly did their first-ever comic issue, where they picked a selection of righteous local cartoons as the issue’s cover story. So in 2011, when I saw the 2nd annual call for comic entries, I drew up a comic about Richmond’s famously creepy statue, Connecticut, which had recently been relocated to the roof of some downtown lofts.
And for some reason, I won the contest. So, as of July 2011, Ruth and Nail is a biweekly strip running in Style Weekly. Those comics (and other non-published comics) are what you see here. The folks at Style are either really nice or really dumb, because they publish all of my silly comics without batting an eye.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Knoxville, TN to an artist and an accountant, I moved to Richmond at age 18 to study at Virginia Commonwealth University. There, I earned a B.F.A. in “Kinetic Imaging” (whatever that is). My husband, Ian, personally tests each comic for funniness.
I also teach animation classes at John Tyler Community College. Not only do I get to teach about an awesome subject that I truly enjoy, my students seem to enjoy watching and creating cartoons as well. We analyze everything from Popeye and Oskar Fischinger to Mr. Magoo and anime, which is an absolute blast.
My other hobbies are probably too embarrassing to mention, even for the internet.