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Jess Ruliffson

Jess Ruliffson is the author of Invisible Wounds (Fantagraphics, 2020). Her comic I Trained to Fight the Enemy was shortlisted for Slate’s 2017 Cartoonist Studio Prize. Her comics have appeared in Tales of Two Americas (Penguin, 2017), BuzzFeed, the Boston Globe, Wilson Quarterly, and the Oxford American. She teaches comics and painting at the Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida, and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. 


Comic and Interview by Jess Ruliffson

Last Shift

December 13, 2018 | Columns

Author Elaine Castillo grew up as a first-generation American with Filipino immigrant parents. She lived abroad in London for nearly a decade before moving back to her hometown of Milpitas, California, against the background of anti-immigrant sentiment in England and America.

Interview and comic by Jess Ruliffson

The Final Act

March 6, 2018 | Columns

Dr. Thomas A. Andrew served as New Hampshire's Chief Medical Examiner for two decades, retiring in September 2017 amid the growing opioid crisis. Now he's studying to become an ordained deacon in extension ministry to help at-risk youth on the Appalachian Trail.