|Neal Anthony Rubin|
|Known for||writes Gil Thorp comic strip|
Neal Rubin (born 1955) is an American cartoonist and writer. He is currently a columnist for The Detroit News and writes the nationally syndicated comic strip Gil Thorp. He spent 15 years as a feature writer and columnist for the Detroit Free Press. He previously wrote features for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and was a sports writer for the Las Vegas Sun and the Greeley Tribune.
He was born in Southern California and grew up in California and Colorado. He attended the University of Northern Colorado and later earned a graduate degree from Michigan State University. He has lived in Michigan since 1984.
He has been the author of the Gill Thorp comic strip since 2004, and is the third author in the strip's 50+-year history.
Rubin appears as himself in the 2007 Elmore Leonard novel Up in Honey's Room. He had a small speaking role (credited as Neal Anthony Rubin) as a reporter in the 2011 movie "The Ides of March", starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling.
He lives with his wife and two sons in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
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