Leigh Rubin

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Leigh Rubin
6/20/2011 by Charles Platt
Leigh Rubin in June 2011
Born Queens, New York City
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works

Leigh Rubin is the creator of the syndicated comic strip Rubes. Born in the Queens borough of New York City, Rubin was brought to California at age 3. Rubin's parents sold advertising and by the early 70s, he was working in the family print shop. In 1978 he started his own greeting card company, Rubes Publications, featuring early renditions of his animal characters. He designed a greeting card series with characters who took the shape of musical notes and later published his first cartoon collection, Notable Quotes, in 1981. In 1984, Steven Hendrickson,( https://www.facebook.com/steven.hendrickson1?fref=ts)entertainment editor for the Antelope Valley Press, Palmdale, California, approached Rubin about writing a daily comic for the paper. After illustrating about 100 cartoons, he began pitching major and minor syndicates.[1] Rubes has been distributed by Creators Syndicate since 1989 and now appears in more than 400 newspapers worldwide. Leigh also enjoys a busy schedule giving thought-provoking and entertaining cartoon presentations at conferences, as well as professional organizations all around the country.[2] Rubin lives on the California Central Coast with his wife, Teresa and his three sons, Jeremy, Ryan, and Andrew.




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  1. ^ "'Twisted' mister on Staten Island". Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  2. ^ "About Leigh Rubin". Retrieved 2011-06-25. 

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