A 1994 graduate of the Kubert School, Fernando Ruiz has been working as a cartoonist and illustrator for over twenty years. Much of his work has been for Archie Comics and has appeared in many of their various comics and digests. Fernando has been the regular penciller for Archie’s Weird Mysteries, the Eisner-nominated Life With Archie magazine, and many other titles. In 2012, he published his own original story, The Iron Ghost, in his independent anthology comic book, EPICS. In 2015, he pencilled the highly-popular crossover series between Archie Comics and Dark Horse Comics, ARCHIE VS PREDATOR.
Later that year, Fernando collaborated with his friend and fellow Archie veteran, Dan Parent to work on their own original independent graphic novel, DIE KITTY DIE. After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, the graphic novel will be printed and released in the Summer of 2016. In addition to his comic book work, Fernando has been a very active commercial artist. He has drawn storyboards, book illustrations, and whiteboard videos. He has worked for such corporations as Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide and J Connelly. In 2013, he illustrated the popular children’s book, RABBIDS INVASION: LAUGH YOUR RABBIDS OFF for Simon & Shuster. In 2015, Fernando entered the world of webcomics by drawing stories for Pixie Trix Comix’s popular web series, Eerie Cuties.
In 1995, Fernando returned to the Kubert School as an instructor and has been teaching there ever since. He is currently teaching Narrative Art to all of the Kubert School’s First Year students, and alongside Adam Kubert, he teaches Sequential Art to their Third Year students.
Follow him at @FernandoRuizArt