Saturday, 11 July 2015

Last Gang in Town from DC VERTIGO!

As announced yesterday by DC VERTIGO at SDCC,  my new series, Last Gang in Town will be starting this December, with the amazing Simon Oliver writing, and Rob Davis doing the covers!!
I’m really happy to be working on this series, about a buncha Punk Rockers in ’76 and beyond, who really do wanna create a little Anarchy in the UK.
Now, more than ever do we need that sort of anger back again…. And I want this series to have that irreverence  and two fingers up to the all the bastards who want to keep you down.
It’s our love letter to Punk, to all my amazing buddies, and to anyone who’s ever been the under dog… Our day will come!
Hope you’ll jump on board and crank up the volume with us.
Ruf, and the Last Gang in Town.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Very Nearly Almost Magazine #30

I'm featured in the new issue #30 of VNA ( Very Nearly Almost magazine )

 It's an awesome magazine about Street art, illustration art, and design. 

 In this issue there's features on FUTURA 2000 (one of the Gods of grafitti art, and designer of some of my favourite The Clash Posters!!!) and Glen E. Friedman (photographer extraordaire, who shot everyone from Black Flag, the Z Boys to Fugazi and Pubic Enemy!!!) , two of my favouritest artists!!! 
Huge thanks to Roland Henry for the great interview.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

WHITE TRASH book plate

WHITE TRASH pin up to be used as a bookplate in NZ at Arkham Comics to raise money for
Pencils and tones by me, Inks by Simon Morse
Thanks to Gordon Rennie, and of course Marty Fuckin' Emond.

You can order the new hardback collection of WHITE TRASH now at your local Comics shop.


Saturday, 4 April 2015

Munich Comic Festival 2015


I'll be at Munich Comic Festival in June with Jock, Dave McKean, Mike Perkins and a whole bunch of amazing artists, come and say hallo!!

Thanks to Steven Cook for allowing me to use his great photo of Brett Ewins on one of Tankie's 


Look forward to seeing some of you there! XXX

Monday, 16 March 2015

WHITE TRASH tribute piece


Pencils for our WHITE TRASH Book plate tribute piece. Simon Morse will be inking. Love to Marty Fuckin' Emond, and Gordon Rennie.
White Trash will be back in print next month...  Marty was always proud of this book, go check it out afresh.
XXX Rufus

Sunday, 15 March 2015

BAD COMPANY pomo art.... a how to guide!

Over at 2000ad Covers Uncovered webpage, I've written a little step by step guide about how I prepared the art for the Bad Company launch announcement!

Go check it!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Fall in with.... BAD COMPANY!

 I'm really happy to announce I'll be pencilling the new BAD COMPANY - FIRST CASUALTIES series for 2000ad weekly.
Story will be by the great Pete Milligan, and with inks by Jim McCarthy.

Our dear friend Brett Ewins who pencilled the original Bad Company series passed away three weeks ago, so this is a bitter sweet announcement, but I'm really happy we can dedicate this to him, and keep his ideas in print. He was very excited about the new series, and was very supportive.

     Brett and I started working on a Bad Company prequel over 10 years ago (and did a few pages as samples, and designed some 'new' characters) , but his ill health stopped us from working on it. We did manage to get some Johnny Nemo stuff done though ( which was recently printed in the new Titan Comics collection of Johnny Nemo ), and a few Bad Company illustrations for Covers etc for 2000ad.
A couple of years ago at Thought Bubble Comics Festival, Pete and I started talking about Hemingway, and turned to more recent conflicts, and we proposed a new dark Bad Company...and it's been slowly gestating ever since... and finally it's happening!

Bad Company was one of my childhood favourite Comic book strips.... I want to make sure this series is special, as both a tribute to Brett, and as a love letter to the comic that inspired me to want to be a Comic book artist. in the first place.

 Brett was very kind and supportive to me when I was younger, and I want to pay that back in kind.
 Much love and thanks to you Brett, for your encouragement, your kindness, and your beautiful art and characters. I hope we can do you proud.