Maybe you could call Leigh Rubin a sit-down comedian. But whatever you call him, he’s just gratified to have the opportunity to make other people laugh. His syndicated cartoons Rubes, in the form that cartoon aficionados now know it, began appearing in newspapers in 1984 and the first paperback collection of Rubes was published in late 1988. His most recent series of books include the award-winning Wild Life of…Love, Cats, Dogs, Pets, Cows and Farm Animals. Originally self-syndicated, Rubes is now distributed by Creators Syndicate to more than 400 newspapers worldwide. Rubes is a regular feature in SkyWest’s United Express and American Traveler magazines. Rubes appears in major daily metropolitan papers such as the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Washington Times, the Sacramento Bee, the Houston Chronicle, the Orange County Register, the Edmonton Sun, the Topeka Capital Journal and the Los Angeles Daily News. In addition to drawing Rubes, Leigh also enjoys a busy schedule giving thought provoking and entertaining presentations for schools as well as professional organizations all around the country. Leigh is married and has three sons. He shares his studio with his dog, Willie. You can visit Leigh's site at www.rubescartoons.com.
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