Rubes® in the News


Rubes® 2022 Videos

Interview with Rodger Nichols on Cover to Cover Book Beat, February 25, 2022

Rubes® 2021 Videos

Leigh visits Cody Stark on Good Day Sacramento to discuss his latest Book Rubes Twisted Pop Culture (9-24-21).
 Leigh visits Cody Stark on Good Day Sacramento to discuss his latest
Book Rubes Twisted Pop Culture

Rubes® 2021 Streaming Events

California Rangeland Trust

(Streamed live on April 15, 2021) See it on YouTube here

An evening of Cows and Cartoons, hosted by Jane and Steve Sinton and the California Rangeland Trust.

the secret of creating a perfect cartoon


Chuck Jones Creativeside Chat with Leigh Rubin

(Streamed live on April 8, 2021) See it on YouTube here

Comic strip creator/author Leigh Rubin chats with host Ben Olson about the creative process that joins images and words to make the clever, often hilarious, Rubes cartoons.

event chat with Chuck Jones


Rubes® 2020 Streaming Events

Fresno Bee

(Streamed live on Oct 28, 2020) See it on YouTube here.

The Secret of Creating the Perfect Cartoon Hosted by The Fresno Bee on October 28, 2020.

event secret of creating a perfect cartoon


Rubes® 2020 Videos


Deadline Club


(Streamed Live on August 25, 2020) See it on YouTube here.

See Leigh's livestreamed online event Hosted by
the Deadline Club-Society of Professional Journalists
from August 25!

deadline club event
When Cartoon Worlds Collide
:
A Twistedly Absurd Mashup of Politics and Comics.


Support Virtual Scouting While Staying at Home

Be among the first to own an original "Virtual Scouting Around the World 2020" patch custom designed by Leigh Rubin (Rubes®). The patch represents how Scouting connects youth and communities worldwide even more now in a virtual setting. Every patch you purchase supports enhanced virtual programming and safe social meeting spaces that enable kids to continue to stay connected with their friends, learn new skills, and support their community.

To order your collectable patch click here
Be among the first to own an original "Virtual Scouting Around the World 2020" patch custom designed by Leigh Rubin (Rubes®). The patch represents how Scouting connects youth and communities worldwide even more now in a virtual setting. Every patch you purchase supports enhanced virtual programming and safe social meeting spaces that enable kids to continue to stay connected with their friends, learn new skills, and support their community.

Scouting Patches
RIT Cartoonist-in Residence cartoonist Leigh Rubin, creator of the comic strip Rubes, designed special Scouting patches reflecting the coronavirus outbreak and the need for social distancing. They feature a virtual camp-out and marshmallow roast.
scouting patches
scounting patch

Cartoonist Leigh Rubin talks new effort with Boy Scouts

Author and cartoonist Leigh Rubin on Good Day Rochester. He explains how he’s working with some local scouts to help them earn their Art Merit Badges. May 1, 2020

The Commute
Cartoonist (Rubes), Leigh Rubin
steps aboard the Commute Podcast animated bus to chat about the creation of his comic, "Rubes". Original air date March 9, 2020.

Rubes® 2019 Videos

Leigh Rubin interviewed by Mike Johansson of RIT School of CommunicationCuriosity & Creativity: A discussion with Leigh Rubin, creator of the cartoon 'Rubes'
On April 27,2019 cartoonist Leigh Rubin ('Rubes') sat down to discuss curiosity and creativity with RIT School of Communication professor Mike Johansson. The discussion was held in Ingle Auditorium on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology during the annual Imagine RIT: Imagination and Creativity Festival. The interview was part of a special 1-credit class offered by RIT's School of Individualized Study called Curiosity & Creativity and taught by Johansson.

leigh interviewed by Good Day SacramentoLeigh joins CBS’s Cody Stark on Good Day Sacramento to comically discuss what happens when the world suddenly doesn’t feel so funny and to help us see the brighter side of things.


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)




Rubes® 2018 Videos





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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Rubes® 2017 Videos

Love the comic strips “Zits” and “Rubes”? Meet the SLO County creators at special event. By Sarah Linn, slinn@thetribunenews.com. 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: TribuneComics.EventBrite.com

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.

Inspiration with a twist!








Rubes® 2016 Videos


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

Rubes® 2015 Videos



Rubes® 2014 Videos





Leigh's cartoon used by the Got Milk? campaign

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