Rubes cartoonist in Modesto May 22

Cartoonist Leigh Rubin, creator of the syndicated cartoon “Rubes whose wacky and wonderful cartoons provide a twisted look at the world, will be in Modesto on Tuesday May 22 at a special appearance hosted by the Modesto Bee. Rubin is familiar to many WUD members for his memorably funny presentation at WUD’s 2011 convention. Rubes, Leigh's syndicated cartoon, began in 1984, and the first paperback collection of Rubes was published in late 1988. The “sit-down” comedian, as he refers to himself, will talk about the creative process, answer questions, sign copies of his books and offer door prizes. Rubin says he tries to inspire people to break their normal routine of looking at things and think outside of the box, even though he himself has to draw inside a box. The program is free but reservations are requested at 209-578-2327 because space is limited at the Bee, located at 1325 H Street in downtown Modesto. May 7, 2012 Modesto Bee Notice