Exhibition Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages
In the midst of a science fiction series, Jesse Sanchez, a.k.a. Street Angel, a skateboarding street avenger who fights nearly impossible creatures, wakes up hungry one Sunday morning. Here, in a way that is neither condescending nor sentimental about Jesse’s plight, artist Jim Rugg beautifully renders Jesse’s pleasure in discovering donuts in a dumpster behind a bakery. He then poignantly depicts her pain at being seen by a classmate from a nearby church parking lot. Rugg and writer Brian Maruca first introduced Street Angel through Slave Labor Graphics in 2004.