Legendy Śremskie na wesoło
Legendy Śremskie na wesoło

Artur Ruducha is a Polish comics artist and illustrator. In addition to his commercial work, he has produced several comics albums. These are often based on pop culture and local folklore, and characterized by an almost malicious sense of humor. Ruducha works in a humorous yet precise graphical style, which reveals the artist's fascination with the classic children's comics of his country.

Little Red Riding Hood by Arthur Ruducha

Ruducha was born in 1972 in the northwestern provicine of West Pomeranian, and lives in Srem, near Poznan in Greater Poland. He grew up reading the work of Polish authors like Papcio Chmiel, Tadeusz Baranowski and Janusz Christa, but he has also expressed his admiration for his fellow countrymen Grzegorz Rosiński, Zbigniew Kasprzak, Piotr Kowalski and Sławek Jezierski. He has worked as an illustrator and storyboard artist for clients like Heinle, Cambridge, Macmillan, Hachette Livre, Langenscheidt, Aksjomat, Nowa Era and Gazeta Wyborcza. His artwork appears in children's magazines, educational books for children and adolescents, games, advertisements and on postcards and satirical cartoons.

Legendy Śremskie na wesoło
Legendy Śremskie na wesoło

He has created several comic albums since the early 2000s. 'Kraina Crunch' (2001) and 'Crunch Cup 2002' (2002) dealt with the world of the Crunch monsters, and were part of a campaign by Lorenz Snack-World for their crisps brand Crunchips. He subsequently made comics segments and illustrations for two educational books for learning the English language by MacMillan Poland, starring the 'Super Kids 3' (2006). He furthermore contributed stories to a tribute album to the classic Polish children's comic 'Tytus, Romek i A'Tomek' by Papcio Chmiel. Around 2003 he worked on a more personal with the character 'Bernard Twardooki' (in cooperation with Prescot), which was aimed at the international market market. The book was however never published, but it did serve it's PR purpose as it got Ruducha noticed as an efficient commercial artist for a younger audience.

Ecology comic by Artur Ruducha
Woda, niebo, słońce, las... chrońmy ziemię póki czas

In 2013 he created 'Legendy Śremskie na wesoło', a comic album containing legends about his hometown Śrem, and in 2015 he made an educational children's comic about ecology, called 'Woda, niebo, słońce, las... chrońmy ziemię póki czas'. At the turn of 2017 and 2018, Artur Ruducha created the comic book 'To rozśmiesza, to porusza… Czar komiksów Tadeusza!'. It is dedicated to the works of yet another Polish comics grandmaster, Tadeusz Baranowski. The book contains dozens of motifs taken from Baranowski's comic books, which were collected and put together from scratch in a cartoon collage.


To rozśmiesza, to porusza… Czar komiksów Tadeusza!

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