Show Dates

Geeks Who Drink - Pub Quiz 
Every Wednesday at 7:00pm
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tractor Brewery - Four Hills

Saturday, May 18th - 6pm
The Dinner Detective
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Marriott Uptown

Saturday, May 25th - 7:30pm
 Iron Hills Championship Wrestling 
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Union Station

Sunday, June 2nd - 12pm
 Birthday Party Show (private)
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Friday, June 7th - 8pm
 First Friday's Comedy Contest
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tractor Brewing Wells Park

Saturday, June 15th - 4:00pm
Albuquerque Funny Fiesta

Short Films
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Guild Cinema

Saturday, June 15th - 9:00pm
Albuquerque Funny Fiesta

w/ headliner Kristal Adams
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Guild Cinema

Saturday, June 15th - 10:00pm
Albuquerque Funny Fiesta

Blue Comedy Show
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Guild Cinema

Sunday, June 23rd - 6:30pm
 Improv Student Showcase
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Box Performance Space


 

Design Portfolio

I was introduced to graphic design when I was around 8 or 9 years old by my aunt Kay (Pansy) and her boyfriend, pretty much my uncle, Bob.  I played around with clipart and very basic graphic programs like MS Paint.  I did a one-day “Internship” in elementary school where I got to go to Kinkos and play with all of their print equipment.  My sophomore year of high school I took my first of many computer graphics classes and scored a job at APS Graphics, which was essentially a copy shop for the Albuquerque Public Schools.  The job was a cool experience, but I quickly found that I had very few creative tasks assigned to me, and a lot of tedious tasks like binding school calendars and copying teachers’ lesson plans.  After the APS stint, I went on to work at a custom t-shirt shop at the mall, where I got to help design clothing for customers.  I learned tons about layout and composition, and how to make a little go a long way by using leftover material to piece together my own t-shirts that I would then take and sell at my comedy shows.

At the University of New Mexico I took a class or two in graphic design, squeezed between my theatre, media arts, psychology, and communication classes.  This is when I started falling in love with art and trying to use everything I learned towards my “art”…be it design, theatre, photography, filmmaking, or standup comedy.  I learned a good deal about the technical aspects of programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator by taking classes, but I learned tons more by playing with online tutorials or just messing around with photos and techniques on my own.

Today I try to look at the composition of everything as a whole.  I am often inspired by things I never would have thought would lead to art, be it the way the sun shines off of a Colt 45 can in the parking lot behind my loft that gives me a new idea for a flyer, or a fly buzzing around the urinal at a dirty dive bar that sparks a new comedy bit for my standup act.  Art and inspiration for art is everywhere, so no matter what type of mood I’m in, I always try to keep my eyes, mind, and heart open.

                                                                                                               ~Rusty Rutherford