Brand New Stuff from Rex Silo with Interview by Ron Ruelle!

 


FOOD, SHELTER, CABLE
The Comic Necessities of Rex Silo

Rex Silo is a member of a species called cartoonist obscurus, an all-too-common type of starving artist known to cannibalize his own work (as well as that of others) for tasty, nourishing, and hopefully profitable ideas. (Some folks even claim they have never seen Rex and Ron in the same place at the same time. Hmmmmm...) In addition to the necessities of Food, Shelter, and Cable, the comics in this book are full of vulgarity, profanity, nudity, hostility, and all kinds of -ity things and should not be read by anyone under the age of thirty. Occasionally, the cartoons are sensitive and touching, but they are usually the bad kind of touch. READER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!

Publication Date 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1484875858
112 Pages, black & white, Paperback

$9.95 plus shipping
MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY! SOOOO NOT FOR KIDS!


Comic Strip Compilations by Ron Ruelle 

Ron has had a long, albeit sporadic, career as a daily cartoonist. These are collections of some of his best daily work from college and professional days.


THE PSYCHEDELIC MENAGERIE
At The Zü Sunday Comics and/or Coloring Book
REGULAR EDITION

Or get the SPECIAL BONUS EDITION WITH FREE CRAYONS AND COLOR AUTOGRAPH
To order the bonus edition direct from the author, send check or money order for $9.95 per copy plus $5.50 shipping per order to
Ron Ruelle
PO Box 19492
Boulder, CO 80308-9492
Or Send a Paypal Payment to HeyDarwin@comcast.net

Let's go way back to the psychedelic '90s, when comics existed in things called "newspapers." Pretty wild, right? Well, here are a few years of Ron Ruelle's "At the Zü" Sunday strips from those funny pages, along with his online post-syndication weekly strip "Darwin & Co." If you were in the right frame of mind back then, you might have even seen these in color. If not... grab your crayons and go crazy, man. Either way, enjoy your trip to the Zü! THE CARTOONS IN THIS BOOK ARE PRINTED IN GLORIOUS, VIVID BLACK AND WHITE.

Publication Date 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1477411537
118 Pages, black & white, Paperback

$9.95 plus shipping
For all ages


   
 

 


NON-HUMAN RESOURCES
At the Zü Daily Comic Strips Volume 2

Beasts of burden come in all stripes and colors. There's the disgruntled underling, the scheming old timer, the obsolete dinosaur, and the vacuous slacker, to name a few. You'll find all of them here at ZüCorp, along with the saddest one of all... the underpaid, overworked, unappreciated zookeeper/supervisor. This is the second collection of the syndicated comic strip "At The Zü" which ran in papers worldwide from 1995-1998 (and online for a few years after that).

Publication Date 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1460941249
108 Pages, black & white, Paperback
$9.95 plus shipping
For all ages

 


HEY DARWIN!
At the Zü Daily Comic Strips Volume 1

What can we learn about the human condition from a vegetarian lion, a haiku-writing monkey, a conniving zebra and a feminist ostrich? You'll find out when you visit ZüCorp, where the animals are running the asylum. This is the first collection of the syndicated comic strip "At The Zü" which ran in papers worldwide from 1995-1998. Whether you've been to this zoo before, or this is your first visit, remember... don't feed the animals. Especially the zebra.

Publication Date 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1461055365
108 Pages, black & white, Paperback
$9.95 plus shipping

For all ages

 


STONER'S AQUARIUM

Giant Cockroaches! Green Beans! Crudely-Drawn Hedonism! And that's just page 16!

Relive those days when beer and pizza weren't just for breakfast!
Yes, this is a darn-near complete collection of Ron Ruelle's "Stoner's Aquarium" comic strips that ran in the University of Tennessee "Daily Beacon" from 1986 to 1989. Each cartoon has been digitally remastered and comes with DVD-style commentary from the author to provide proper historical revision and/or snarky comment. Oh, and a portion of the profits will go to the University of Tennessee scholarship fund. Enjoy!

To order, send check or money order for $9.95 per copy plus $5.50 shipping per order to

Ron Ruelle
PO Box 19492
Boulder, CO 80308-9492

Or Send a Paypal Payment to HeyDarwin@comcast.net

Publication Date 2006
ISBN-10: 0-9755041-5-0
104 Pages, BW, Paperback
$9.95 plus shipping
Not for kids, probably PG-13ish

 

24 Hour Comics Challenge Anthologies featuring Ron Ruelle

The Denver 24 Hour Comics Challenge is an annual event hosted by Squid Works and the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators. Cartoonists show up at a comic book store, recieve a topic, and then have 24 hours to create a complete 24 page comic book based on that idea. There is no reward outside of the satisfaction of completing an insane task and reaffirming one's love of drawing cartoons. Oh, and the stories get published in an anthology each year. The following collections each feature completed stories by several local cartoonists, including a 24 page comic by Ron Ruelle. Despite the relatively squeaky clean nature of my stories, due to the content of other stories, these books are for mature readers.

 


120 HOURS
A Collection of 24 Hour Comics Challenge Stories

They say nothing good happens after midnight. Participants in the Denver 24 Hour Comics Challenge might disagree. We have to disagree. We need good things to happen. Rules for the event are simple: You show up at the designated time and place with your art supplies. You are given a topic. You then have 24 hours to create a complete, coherent, 24 page comic story.

This book contains five stories by Ron Ruelle, each one lovingly crafted (or hurriedly scribbled) within those parameters. In this volume you will find tales of zombie space aliens, possessed bobble head dolls, hostile stuffed animals, evil twins, eight-year-old forensic detectives, and other things that only come to mind at ridiculous hours of the night.

This book features the story "The Rubber Band Theory of the Universe," which has never been published elsewhere, and four other stories that also appear in the 24HCC compilations below.

Publication Date 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1466270558
136 Pages, black & white, Paperback
$9.95 plus shipping

Not for kids, probably PG-13ish

 


24 Hour Comics People 6: Fairy Tales

Features the 24 page comic "Aw, Rats!" a re-telling of "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Ron Ruelle. Also includes stories by Colorado cartoonists Michael O'Keefe, Matthew Davis, Nathan Greyman, Trish Malone, Lydia Chang, Tim Winkelman, and Stan Yan, along with an introduction by Bob Hagedorn, and cover art by Kristina Bad Hand.
Fresh from the 8th Annual Denver 24 Hour Comics Challenge in October 2012, this collection of completed comic stories runs the gamut of reworked fairy tales... "The Three Billy Goat's Gruff" as a sordid tale of lust in the work place, "Beauty and the Beast" as an infomercial from outer space, "The Three Pigs Who Cried Wolf" as a mashup of two tales, and "The Pied Piper' as a classic con artist story. There are also some beautifully illustrated, less twisted takes on other fairy tales.

Publication Date 2013
ISBN 978-1-4811334-0-1
474 Pages, Color and BW, Paperback
$29.95 plus shipping

For mature readers

 


24 Hour Comics People 5: Paper Fashion

Features the 24 page comic "Smarty Pants and Smiley Pants" by Ron Ruelle. Also includes stories by Squid Works' own Michael O'Keefe, John Peters, Jake Roth, Tim Winkelman, and Stan Yan, along with an introduction by R.C. Harvey, and cover art by Christopher Manzanares.

Live, from the 8th Annual Denver 24 Hour Comics Challenge on October 1, 2011, this collection of completed comic stories runs the gamut from a story about cosmonauts, aliens, priests, polygamists and junior forensic detectives.

Publication Date 2012
ISBN 978-0-9838471-5-1
549 Pages, Color and BW, Paperback
$29.95 plus shipping

For mature readers


24 Hour Comics People Episode 4: A New Hope

Features the 24 page comic "Grocery Story" by Ron Ruelle. Also includes work by Stan Yan, Michael P O'Keefe, A Josh Mills, Clayton Ziemer, Tim Winkelman, Al Steffen, Amanda McManaman, Laurissa Hughes, Ellen Yu, Craig Gassen, Jessi Jordan, Wil Spaedt, Trish Malone, Jake Roth, Clara Harbour, Scott Springer, Tanya Kuzara, Angi Mauri, Rich Moyer, John Peters

A product of the 7th Annual Denver 24 Hour Comics Challenge on October 2, 2010, this collection of completed comic stories runs the gamut from a story about robots, to genies, to evil twins, to Edgar Allan Poe.

Publication Date 2011
ISBN 9781456592127
648 Pages, BW, Paperback
$29.95 plus shipping
For mature readers


24 Hour Comics People 3: Rise of the Machines

Features the 24 page story "Teddy Luv-A-Lot" by Ron Ruelle. Also includes work by Stan Yan, John Peters, Angi Mauri, Trish Malone, Alexis Cooke, Brenda Goates, Tim Winkelman, Joey Strine, Laurissa Hughes, Amanda McManaman, Clayton Ziemer, Leila del Duca, Lonnie Allen, Jessi Jordan, Ozzy Longoria, Josh Mills, Paul Niemiec, Michael O'Keefe

It's back, and it wants your brain! ...well, maybe just your carburetor. This anthology of sleep-deprived comic stories from the 2009 Denver 24 Hour Comics Challenge includes stories from some of the premier comic creators in Denver. Featuring possessed teddy bears, space assassins, and Lebanese vegetarian vampires!

Publication Date 2010
ISBN 9781451548693
558 Pages, BW, Paperback
$29.95 plus shipping
For mature readers

 


24 Hour Comics People 2: Dead By Dawn

Features the 24 page story "Bobbled Opportunities" by Ron Ruelle. Also includes work by Stan Yan, John Peters, Lonnie Allen, Michael O'Keefe, Ozzy Longoria, Craig Gassen, Angi Mauri, Trish Malone, Josh Mills, Tim Winkelman, Clayton Ziemer

An eclectic collection of stories contributed from the comic creator iron man challenge known as the 2008 Denver 24 Hour Comics Challenge.

Publication Date: 2009
ISBN 9780975504178
532 Pages, BW, Paperback
$29.95 plus shipping
For mature readers

 

Other Anthologies featuring Ron Ruelle

Cellar Door Press is a loosely-knit group of awesomely talented cartoonists in the Denver-Boulder area. Every year or so, a call for artists goes out seeking comic stories for a specific topic.


Cellar Door Press Presents: ANCIENT

In November 2011, the folks from Cellar Door Press sent out a call to Arms... er, to Artists: Write a comic story about the topic of "Ancient." So I did, as did as about 35 other cartoonists from the Denver/Boulder area (and beyond!). The stories range from tales of creation, dinosaurs, future civilizations looking back, vintage comic books, childhood memories, stale burritos, and reaching certain unpleasant milestones in life. It features stories by Leila DeLuca, Scorpio Steele, Justin Cummings, John Peters, Jake Roth, Sam Spina, Laurissa Hughes, Nathaniel Hammel, Dan Conner, and a bunch of other talented folks.

This book contains the 14 page story "It's All Downhill From Here: An Uplifiting Tale of Despair" by Ron Ruelle, which was written exclusively for this book and has never been published elsewhere. Warning: This story contains a bit more profanity than my other work. Some of the stories from other cartoonists do too.

Publication Date 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1620506301
200 Pages, color and black & white, Paperback

$20.00 plus shipping
For mature readers

 

Judge These Books By Their Covers (Cover art by Ron Ruelle)

Here are some books with cover art by Ron Ruelle. Since Ron would never lend his name to anything less than awesome, and no one would ever dare use Ron's magnificent art on a mediocre book, you can be assured that these volumes are excellent reading.


Life to the Right of Hollywood
by Joseph Lindsey

An insider's tale about Hollywood politics -rich and darkly humorous—of how being a conservative in Hollywood can be a career killer. Clinton Feast leans to the right of most his peers, and as he stands on the cliff of an extended youth about to be pushed into his thirtieth year he's accomplished no more than the ability to breathe in and out. With a spare bicycle tire beginning to form just under his navel, he's a down-and-out and out-of-work actor. Fired by his talent manager to focus on a client who plays a singing alley cat on Broadway, and dumped by his PETA friendly girlfriend for a more inspiring relationship with a dog, he's a flaccid thespian convinced his greatest review will come in the form of a New York Times obituary.

Publication Date 2010
ISBN 978-1432755584
298 Pages, BW, Paperback
$14.95 plus shipping
For mature readers

 


Buddy's Tail
by K. Anne Russell

An award-winning novel for children about Buddy Boutonniere, a big-hearted Standard Poodle, and his canine cohorts. This is a surprisingly deep, emotional look at love and loyalty.

Publication Date 2011
ISBN 978-1456411954
178 Pages, BW, Paperback
$7.99 plus shipping
For all ages

 

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