Comics Colorist and Illustrator with a long list of credits. She is the Creator of the fantasy comic sensation The Secret Life of Crows.
Nei Ruffino (aka Toolkitten) left tattooing to become a comic book artist, and working for many companies, either as colorist or cover artist. Nei has worked on projects such as Star Wars, Spiderman, Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, Red Sonja from Dynamite and Unleashed from Zenescope entertainment, as well as colors over J. Scott Campbell.
Interview with Nei Ruffino and Comicmonsters.com
Comicmonsters.com: How did you get your start in comics?
Nei Ruffino: I got my first job at Devil’s Due working on Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms. Things really took off after that.
Comicmonsters.com: How long does it take to (color) a page?
Nei Ruffino: It takes about and hour or two a page.
Comicmonsters.com: A lot of the books you work on have a big horror aspect, have you always been a fan of horror?
Nei Ruffino: I grew up around three older brothers who loved heavy metal and gore. I like painting blood a lot more than a girl probably should. (laughs)
More of the interview is available at: http://www.comicmonsters.com/features-897-Nei_Ruffino_Interview.html
A list of Nei Ruffino’s projects for 2016:
Legend of Oz: The Wicked West (2015) #4 (Nei Ruffino Variant)
Red Sonja (2016) #1 (Midtown Comics Black and White Variant)
Red Sonja (2016) #1 (Midtown Comics Variant)
Red Sonja (2016) #1 (Midtown Comics Virgin Variant)
Swords of Sorrow: The Complete Saga (2016) TPB
Dejah Thoris (2016) #1 (Midtown Comics Connecting Black and White Exclusive)
Dejah Thoris (2016) #1 (Midtown Comics Connecting Exclusive)
Dejah Thoris (2016) #1 (Midtown Comics Connecting Virgin Art Exclusive)
Gwenpool Special (2016) #1 (Midtown Comics Exclusive)
Harley’s Little Black Book (2016) #1 (Harley’s Little Black Book Colored Variant) – ‘Little Black Book’
Justice League of America (2015) #6 (Harley’s Little Black Book Colored Variant) – ‘Power and Glory Part Five’
Ms. Marvel (2016) #2 (Marvel ’92 Variant) – ‘Super Famous Part 2 of 3’
The Multiversity Director’s Cut (2016) #1 – ‘Cosmic Neighborhood Watch’
A-Force (2016) #1 (Marvel 92 Variant Cover)
Secret Wars (2015) #9 (Midtown Exclusive Variant) – ‘Beyond’
Silk (2016) #3 (Campbell Variant)
More about Nei Ruffino
Dawn McTeigue, JP Roth, Nei RuffinoSaturday May 21, 2016 :: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Tim Bradstreet, Tony Moore, Project-Nerd, Nei Ruffino, Jon SommarivaSunday May 22, 2016 :: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm