Rubes cartoonist to entertain WUD convention crowd
Leigh Rubin, creator of the syndicated cartoon “Rubes” will be the evening banquet speaker at Western United Dairymen’s hungry calfconvention on Thursday, March 17. His topic is “A Twisted Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste." Leigh began his cartooning career in 1978 by establishing his own greeting card company, Rubes Publications. His first cartoon collection, the popular Notable Quotes musical cartoons, was published in 1981. Rubes, Leigh's syndicated cartoon, began in 1984, and the first paperback collection of Rubes was published in late 1988. His most recent cartoon collection, The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes celebrates 25 years of cartoon craziness. Originally self-syndicated, Rubes is now distributed by Creators Syndicate to more than 400 newspapers worldwide. Rubes appears in major daily metropolitan papers, such as the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Toronto Sun, Washington Times, Sacramento Bee, Houston Chronicle, Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Pasadena Star- News, Whittier Daily News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune. To learn more about WUD's convention, please click here. Jan. 27, 2011