YAY!! I am going to be a 2024 Artist in Residence at Big Bend National Park!

I am incredibly excited to have been awarded a residency at BBNP this summer and to share the joy, I am giving YOU a free copy of my new little book on black bears!

This 12-page booklet came out of my interviews with two wildlife experts who have closely studied black bears and their movements in and around Big Bend National Park.

We learn about how black bears returned to the Chisos Mountains in the late 1980s (after 40+ years away!), and what they are up to today. The book is full of interesting bear info and fun drawings, plus a feature on how to draw your own bear and a coloring page!

Click the button below to get a FREE PDF of the whole thing!

This is a web site of Chris Ruggia’s paintings, drawings, cartoons and comics. Pretty much all of the images are available as high-quality prints.