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ron ruelleRon Ruelle has been drawing cartoons since kindergarten, when his grandmother gave him a treasure trove of comic books to read. Since she worked at a comic book publisher, comics were seen as a legitimate form of literature in the Ruelle household. (In fact, they were about the only form of literature in the house...)

Inspired by this good fortune, Ron set out to be the next Charles Schulz (failing that, he then tried to be the next Al Jaffee, then the next Berkeley Breathed, then the next Matt Groening, then the next Daniel Clowes. Right now he's happy to have projects that actually have deadlines, publishers, and invoices at the end.)

Ron drew a daily syndicated comic strip called "At the Zu" from 1995-98. Sadly, the strip never quite reached the popularity of "Peanuts" and he had to move on. (For more perspective on the pros and cons of syndication, read this article. And for more insight on how to be a cartoonist, see my list of free advice... )

ron ruelleRon currently lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Belinda and daughter Lillian, their mutt Rudy, and a bunch of chickens. When he is not tempting fate by snowboarding, mountain biking or scaling icy cliffs near his home, he makes his living primarily as a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer and writer. Current and recent gigs include editorial cartoonist for The Boulder County Business Report, cartoonist for Kids Pages magazine, art director for Chevelle World magazine, and various other freelance jobs. He is willing to listen to offers from folks who are willing to exchange cash for his hard work and cartoonistic expertise. He also teaches cartooning and graphic design at the Community College of Aurora, Colorado.

The site also contains a portfolio of Ron's freelance work.

For more perspective on the pros and cons of syndication, read this article. And for more insight on how to be a cartoonist, see my list of free advice... 

Now click on some links and look at some cartoons! Enjoy!

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