Carlos Gabriel Ruiz

(Writer/Artist Pretentious Record Store Guy; Parade of Freaks, Art Director Ink and Drink Comics)

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Carlos Gabriel Ruiz


Carlos Gabriel Ruiz is a writer, illustrator, and designer based in St. Louis. He is the creator of Pretentious Record Store Guy and Parade of Freaks. He was a finalist on DC Comics Zuda website with the submission Development Hell in 2007. Shorts + Losses and The Baron Age, with collaborator Jim Mosley, are his latest works.

Carlos graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.F.A. in painting and drawing. His work can be found online and at