Rubes® in the News

Anderson Cooper at RIT
Anderson Cooper to headline RIT's Brick City Homecoming events.
Cooper’s appearance is one of more than 100 events scheduled for the college’s homecoming weekend. Others include a performance by New York Dueling Pianos and the return of the "Classes without Quizzes” series, featuring a session with Rubes creator and RIT cartoonist-in-residence Leigh Rubin. (WHAM 7-23-19)

Leigh Rubin
‘Rubes’ cartoonist Leigh Rubin to share his expertise with RIT students Cartoonist-in-residence to provide experiential learning for illustration, comic and art history students (RIT, November 2018).

Leigh with Ryan Johnson
Drawing Inspiration: Cartoonist Rubin, filmmaker Johnson to debut TV pilot at Design Week Portland. (Jennifer Best, Santa Maria Times, April 13, 2018).

Leigh with bunny sign
Inside the quirky mind of 'Rubes' comic creator Leigh Rubin.
(The Nashville Tennessean, Jessica Bliss, March 31, 2018).

leight cutting ribbon at Children's Garden
Cows, bunnies move into the Children's Garden

(Julie Belschner, Agri-View March 31, 2018).

bunny on children's garden sign
Bunnies invade SLO Botanical Garden
Leigh Rubin designed the new signs for the Children's Garden at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. (Laura Dickinson, The Tribune News. March 3, 2018.

cow zip lining
Get a sneak peek of the new TV series,
Drawing Inspiration,
produced by Leigh Rubin and Ryan Johnson.
Wednesday April 18, 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

leigh drawing a cow
Central Coast cartoonist Leigh Rubin keeps the humor coming as he offered tips on how to draw a cow at the Santa Maria Times, February 28, 2018.

Leigh Rubin
Don't miss your chance: An insider's view to cartooning with Leigh Rubin. Santa Maria Times to host event with local cartoonist February. 28, 2018. This article was published Feb 11, 2018

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Love the comic strips “Zits” and “Rubes”? Meet the SLO County creators at special event. By Sarah Linn, OCTOBER 19, 2017
when cartoon world collide
Jerry Scott, who lives in San Luis Obispo and authors "Zits" and "Baby Blues, and Leigh Rubin, who lives in Nipomo and created "Rubes," describe what it's like to be a cartoonist — and how they keep coming up with new jokes. Joe Johnston, The Tribune

Jerry Scott of co-creator of Zits and Baby Blues and Leigh Rubin of Rubes cartoons mash it up for one night only at the fabulous Fremont theater in Downtown San Luis Obispo on October 25! For info and tickets see:

Your Library Card. Don't leave home without it! Leigh Rubin of Rubes Cartoons is a fan of County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries! And the feeling is mutual.

Zoo in a Box Calendar 2018
Purchase through: or Amazon
To order by phone call: 1-800-366-3645.

Inspiration with a twist!

Wisconsin State Journal
Oct 11, 2016
Verona Library review of Cartoon show

“Big Book of Moo supports National DHIA Scholarship Fund FITCHBURG, Wis. (September 22, 2016) – Get some laughs and support the National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) Scholarship Fund by purchasing the “Big Book of Moo.” Created by Leigh Rubin, a 30 plus year cartoonist, it features nearly 300 cow-centric cartoons and sells for $15.” For more info click here: WDE Event
book of Moo

Join Leigh at the new D&C building on June 22 at 6:00 pm as he discusses the creative process, answers questions, and signs copies of his new book, Rubes Twisted Pop Culture. Leigh Rubin

April 27, 2016. 30 Years of Laughs with Leigh Rubin.
Rubes Celebrates the World of Pop Culture with a new Cartoon Collection, Rubes Twisted Pop Culture.
Bat Man and Super Man with mixed up laundry