Austin's STAPLE! convention this past spring and I'm so glad I did!
Ruggia lives in Alpine, Texas and through his experiences in the region crafted these adventures of Jack (a non-native jackrabbit who finds himself in Big Bend due to some unusual circumstances) and his new friend Mel, an extremely extroverted and charming kangaroo rat with a very big imagination. In the course of their time together they come across predators, friends, rainstorms, vegetation, and, of course, some serious adventures. Ruggia ends each volume with a scientific look at the real flora and fauna that make up the fascinating Big Bend region. The straightforward and compelling drawings and nice paced stories seal the deal: these are really fun comics that work equally well for adults or kids.
Find out more or buy your own on Ruggia's site here: http://www.jackcomics.com/
Support a great Texas artist and storyteller and learn about Big Bend at the same time -- you can't go wrong!