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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





Cows Gone Wild in SLO!
Leigh is going to be a featured artist in one of the world’s most well-known public art events. (Hint: There will be cows.) Stay tuned for more!


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











Meet cartoonist Leigh Rubin at three humorous
presentations on Staten Island

Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 1:30 and 7 p.m. at Staten Island Zoo, West Brighton, and Monday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Manzulli Board Room of Foundation Hall at Wagner College, Grymes Hill. Staten Island Advance newspaper.
cartoon characterization of Leigh Rubin


Leigh Being Interviewed on WSMV TV channel 4.
Leigh being interviewed on WSMV TV Channel 4
Nashville, Feb 4, 2014


It's a bountiful life: Cartoonist draws inspiration
from farm animals. Jan./Feb. 2014
California Bountiful magazine

it's a bountiful life

Rubes Cartoon Gallery Display Opens at the
National Museum of Play - Oct 12, 2013

Potato Eyes

Leigh Rubin wows Annual Luncheon Attendees, May 2, 2013, San Luis Obispo, CA



spiritually free-range beef

'Rubes' creator Leigh Rubin brings cartoons, commentary to Modesto. Modesto Bee, February 16, 2013


Rubes joins the Oregonian January 7, 2013

Rubes® Cow-Themed Guitar Now Making “Moosic” Beef Magazine: Rubin says his Rubes “Zoo On The Go” app also boasts some other novel features. Among them are delivery alerts of a cow mooing, a rooster crowing, ...

'Rubes' creator from Nipomo getting an app
San Luis Obispo Tribune. The syndicated strip “Rubes,” which is written and drawn by creator Leigh Rubin in Nipomo, appears daily in more than 400 newspapers, including The Tribune.

Syndicated Cartoonist Leigh Rubin, creator Rubes Cartoons is interviewed on FOX (KTXL Sacramento, CA) by Paul Robins on May 23, 2012:



'Rubes' cartoonist Leigh Rubin shows off talents. A day before his Tuesday (May 22) visit at The Modesto Bee, 'Rubes' cartoonist Leigh Rubin shows off his skills and talks about the job he loves, as he is interviewed by Modesto Bee features editor Jeff Farrow.

Leigh interviewed on KCOYLeigh Rubin is interviewed by KCOY's Tony Cipolla
May 9,2012, Rubes cartoonist Leigh Rubin is profiled by KCOY anchor Tony Cipolla.

Q&A with Jerry ScottQ&A with cartoonist Jerry Scott
San Luis Obispo Tribune, April 23,2012. The postcard featured an oil painting of a cow, and Leigh Rubin's comic "Rubes" often features cows — usually in curious predicaments.

cow guitar backMaking moosic, Santa Maria Sun, March 7, 2012. Leigh Rubin teamed up with Ernie Ball guitars to create his latest work of cartoon art. Some people can look at a guitar and see a finely crafted instrument. Leigh Rubin looked at a guitar and saw a cow.

Editorial: Funny 10,000 times in a row? February 19, 2012: Leigh Rubin, the cartoonist who creates the "Rubes" comic panel that appears in the Gazette-Times and the Democrat-Herald, stopped by Corvallis last week for two presentations, both of which drew good crowds and left me thinking that next time, we need to book him into a bigger venue. . .

'Rubes' cartoonist to visit Corvallis Corvallis Gazette Times — Feb 15, 2012 . . . Rubin, 24, is a two-time winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and comes to Corvallis in the wake of his unexpected triumph at Sunday's Grammy Awards, where his polka recording "Talk to the Cows" won three Grammys.

The Rubes guitar is no bull San Luis Obispo Tribune Jan 25, 2012 — When you think about rock and roll, the image of a cow doesn't normally come to mind. But a cow-inspired guitar designed by Rubes cartoonist . . .

Rubes Comes to Nashville!
Rubes Comes to Nashville - cow guitar

Bulger's Beat: Cartoonist's sharp mind keeps audience laughing. A Sharpie and a sharp mind are the only tools Leigh Rubin needs to make people laugh day after day...

Rubin presents 'Twisted Mind' Nov. 30 in The Dalles, Oregon. Nobody finds more fun and inspiration in dogs, cows, cats, kids, religion, weird and quirky people and just plain life in general than cartoonist Leigh Rubin.


Rubes The Cartoonist In Studio
Nationally syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin (Rubes) is in town for a couple of speaking engagements and stops by our studio for a visit this morning along with his cartoony cow guitar!

Rubes Cartoonist to speak at the Mountain Democrat on Friday Nov 18.

'Rubes' cartoonist Leigh Rubin brings his humor to The Sacramento Bee Here's a heads-up to act fast if you want to catch a special presentation by nationally syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin, whose strip "Rubes" is carried in ...

Leigh will be a featured speaker at the Healthy Living Expo Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 at the Universal Hilton.

Nationally syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin brings his offbeat ...By Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, NY — Leigh Rubin sees it in ... Rubin's latest book, "The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes: A Rubes Cartoon ..."

leigh in madison world dairy expo 'Rubes Cartoons' Creator Visits World Dairy Expo In Madison A cartoonist visiting the World Dairy Expo this week has made a career out of exposing the wild life of cows. "Rubes Cartoons" is a nationally syndicated cartoon strip, and its creator, Leigh Rubin, spoke with WISC-TV at the expo.

Rubes® Cow Guitar Moosic-Man cow guitar to make debut at World Dairy Expo See more information on the New Rubes® Cow Guitar.

Sept. 11 Anniversary: Funny Pages Turn Serious

Santa Maria Times Sept 9, 2011. Toast of the Coast: Artists Jean Rittenberg, Leigh Rubin recently featured at . . . Cartoonist Leigh Rubin gives rabbit ears to Jean Rittenberg while hosting a . . . Leigh draws the Rubes cartoon that is featured in 400 media outlets.

Town Center Gallery hosts artist reception. This month's artist reception at Town Center Gallery will feature artist Jean Rittenberg and Cartoonist Leigh Rubin.

Getting involved, one community event at a time (pdf). The Macon Telegraph hosted a kind of public open house featuring nationally syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin, who draws the comic "Rubes" that appears in more than . . . .

Public invited to cartoonist session at The Macon Telegraph "Rubes" cartoonist Leigh Rubin will greet Telegraph readers Tuesday evening during a presentation on "maintaining creativity and staying inspired".

Rubes cartoonist to entertain WUD convention crowd

Boccard: Cartoonists help us laugh at ourselves - Broomfield ... (Broomfield, CO)

Drawing on his experiences - Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Ca)

Tim Grobaty: LB's Rubin creates `Rubes' humor on the hoof (Long Beach Press-Telegram)

Belltower: Cartoonist, Placervillians sympatico | Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California)

Cartoonist from Nipomo to ride in the parade as the special guest (Santa Maria Times,/Adobe Press)

Rubes Cartoonist to Appear Here - Placerville (Ca) Mountain Democrat

Leigh on the KVAL News in Eugene Oregon Some early morning fun - KVAL News, Eugene, Oregon

'Rubes' creator speaks (Medford Mail Tribune, Medford, Oregon)

Leigh with a fan Leigh Rubin, creator of 'Rubes,' disarms and delights (Staten Island Advance, New York)

Leigh Staten IslandSyndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin to share his 'Twisted World' view at pair of live shows, STATEN ISLAND, NY

Cartoonist speaks to about 100 fans in Rochester (Rochester, New York, Democrat and Chronicle)

'Rubes' cartoonist comes to town (Rochester, New York,  Democrat and Chronicle)

Cartoon Cows on Parade - Madison.com (Madison, Wisconsin)

Rubes' cartoonist to visit Amarillo

Leigh interviewed on WIBW CBS, Topeka, Kansas
Leigh interviewed by WIBW CBS, Topeka, Kansas


Cartoonist Leigh Rubin Brings Laughs and Lessons October 21, at a Wednesday night fundraiser for the Umpqua Valley Arts Center that drew a full house.



'Rubes' cartoonist: Keep it fun Leigh Rubin, the creator of the cartoon "Rubes" answered questions after a presentation, October 22, Thursday night at the Gazette-Times in Corvallis, Oregon.


Leigh and his favorite subject - Cows


Article in the San Luis Obispo Tribune:
Rubes comic strip creator tells how he comes up with oddball characters .
Photo courtesy of of David Middlecamp San Luis Obispo, Tribune




Leigh's cartoon used by the Got Milk? campaign

Leigh's "supersized" "Got Milk?" Rubes® cartoon as seen in beautiful, downtown San Francisco!




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