Nationally Syndicated Cartoonist to Speak at SOU

(Ashland, Ore.) – Syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin will present a free, funny, illustrated talk about his one-panel comic, “Rubes,” in the Meese Room of Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Rubin’s presentation is co-sponsored by the Medford Mail Tribune and the SOU Communication Department.

“Rubes” is published in The Ashland Daily Tidings and 400 newspapers worldwide. Sometimes described as a “sit-down comedian,” Rubin finds inspiration in everyday life, from dogs, cats and cows to kids, religion and quirky people in general.

Rubin’s talk is called “A Twisted Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: The Creative Process and Cartooning Techniques.” His new book, which will be available for purchase and signing at the talk, is a 25th anniversary collection titled “The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes.”

The public is also invited to attend Rubin’s presentation earlier in the day to students in SOU’s Digital Media Foundations class. The class will meet at 10:00 a.m., Nov. 10, in the Meese Auditorium in the Center for the Visual Arts.

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