Cartoonists in the News: Leigh Rubin

The Winston-Salem Journal has a write-up on Leigh Rubin and how he comes up with his material for Rubes.

A typical day for Rubin starts when he gets up and takes his dog – part Akita, part-mutt – for a walk. “That’s my good excuse to get going in the morning. Then breakfast, then shower, then check e-mail and go to my writing desk.”

Working at home does have its distractions, but he tries to focus on getting about eight cartoons done a week so he can get ahead when vacation time comes around.

“The execution of it isn’t that difficult,” he said. “Pretty much I have to sit down and have the discipline to come up with a concept. Then it’s lots of penciling and erasing, penciling and erasing, until something clicks.”