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

Manga For Beginners @ Leyton Library
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am – Aug 25 @ 12:30 pm
Manga For Beginners @ Leyton Library

If you want to get in to creating your own comics, this course will take you through the process, from plotting to creating storyboards, to choosing the right panels and producing your own comic strip. You will learn about different kinds of comics from gag strips to graphic novels. Writing and/or drawing experience preferred, but no special knowledge of making comics is necessary.

This course runs Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 and is suitable for ages 11-16

Comic Strip Masterclass at the Cartoon Museum @ The Cartoon Museum
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Comic Strip Masterclass at the Cartoon Museum @ The Cartoon Museum

This summer I am doing a number of kids’ workshops for the Cartoon Museum. There are also additional dates for workshops with a host of different comic and manga artists so please check out the rest of the schedule on the Cartoon Museum website.

Comic-Strip Masterclass with Karen Rubins

11am – 3.30pm

NOT FOR BEGINNERS! If you’ve got the basics under your belt – perhaps you’ve been

to our workshops before – here’s where you’ll learn professional methods of working in a series of fun, lively exercises for aspiring comics and manga artists.

Ages 10-14 Please bring a packed lunch.