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Karen Rubins

I am a comics creator and illustrator living and working in London, UK. I have been making comics since the beginning of the century, and enjoy collaborative storytelling in all its forms. As well as writing and drawing, I run workshops, clubs and courses for all ages.

Welcome to my website. Have a look around at the artwork, read about what I’m up to in my blog, or find out how to hire me for your project.

I am currently accepting illustration and comics commissions, and am available for workshops, talks and courses throughout the year.

Please see the About me page for more info, or contact me here.

 

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Upcoming events

October – November 2017

Oct
24
Tue
Let’s Draw Manga! @ Southampton Central Library
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Let's Draw Manga! @ Southampton Central Library

Create your own manga-inspired characters and comic story in this workshop which is part of SO: To Speak, Southampton’s literary festival.

The workshop is for ages 7-11

Oct
25
Wed
Draw and Create Your Own Comic @ Golders Green Library
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm
Draw and Create Your Own Comic @ Golders Green Library

Runs from 2 -5pm on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October

Suitable for ages 11-16

What better way to spend your half-term holiday than making your own comics? On Day 1 you will learn all the different skills you will need to make comics, on Day 2 you will be putting them into practice by creating your own story and artwork.

Nov
4
Sat
V&A Create! Manga Drawing
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
V&A Create! Manga Drawing

Looking at the V&A’s Japan Gallery and contemporary examples of manga as inspiration, explore a range of techniques and work to create your own manga character and lay out a story page. This session is led by Karen Rubins, former V&A Artist in Residence.

For ages 16-19