Calendar

March 2016 – August 2017

Mar
26
Sat
Create! Drawing Manga @ Victoria and Albert Museum
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Create! Drawing Manga @ Victoria and Albert Museum

Manga Drawing for 13-15 year olds. Part of the V&A’s Create! programme for young people.

I’m excited to be returning to my former residence, the Victoria and Albert museum for another manga workshop for teenagers this March!

Explore the V&A’s newly revamped Japan Gallery to develop a character that will feature in your own manga page. Led by Karen Rubins, former V&A Artist in Residence.

You must pre-book by phone or on the V&A website.

Nov
19
Sat
Click on Comics: Comics Workshop @ Hounslow Library
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Click on Comics: Comics Workshop @ Hounslow Library

Comics Plus is a library service where you can borrow digital comics and read them on your computer or device. And it’s all free! So to celebrate this amazing technological advancement, come to Hounslow and Heston libraries for a very low-fi comics workshop!

Join Karen Rubins, artist of The Phoenix Comic’s  Shivers series, to make your own comics! Create the scariest monster you can think of, and a hero to confront it, then write and draw your own comic strip to decide what happens when they meet.

This session is open to children 7 – 11 years old and their parents or carers. Come and create awesome collaborations!

Click on Comics: Comics Workshop @ Heston Library
Nov 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Click on Comics: Comics Workshop @ Heston Library

Comics Plus is a library service where you can borrow digital comics and read them on your computer or device. And it’s all free! So to celebrate this amazing technological advancement, come to Hounslow and Heston libraries for a very low-fi comics workshop!

Join Karen Rubins, artist of The Phoenix Comic’s  Shivers series, to make your own comics! Create the scariest monster you can think of, and a hero to confront it, then write and draw your own comic strip to decide what happens when they meet.

This session is open to children 8 – 12 years old.

Apr
14
Fri
Give It A Go! Manga Drawing Workshops! @ Norden Farm
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:45 pm
Give It A Go! Manga Drawing Workshops! @ Norden Farm

Explore manga drawing at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts’ Jump In! Family Art Festival

There are workshops for children and families aged 5+throughout the day.

Please book quickly as there are limited places!

 

 

Apr
22
Sat
OxCon 2017 @ The Examination Schools
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm
OxCon 2017 @ The Examination Schools

I will be attending OxCon in Oxford for the first time! I am exhibiting in the South Halls, where you can find many other exciting comics creators such as Neill Cameron of the Phoenix and my sometime collaborators Richy K Chandler and Paul Shinn. Daniel Hartwell will also be around, and you might just catch him at the table!

I will be doing sketches and portraits as well as having many comics to sell!

Jul
26
Wed
Manga For Beginners at the Cartoon Museum @ The Cartoon Museum
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Manga For Beginners 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.

Manga for Beginners

Award-winning Phoenix comic artist Karen Rubins shows you how to create a simple manga story.

Ages 8 – 12

Aug
7
Mon
Manga Storytelling at the Cartoon Museum @ The Cartoon Museum
Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Manga Storytelling 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.

Manga Storytelling

Award-winning Phoenix comic artist Karen Rubins shows you how to create a 5-panel page of manga artwork that tells a complete story.

Ages 8 – 12

 

Aug
15
Tue
Make a Mini-Comic at the Cartoon Museum @ The Cartoon Museum
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Make a Mini-Comic 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.

Make a Mini-Comic with Karen Rubins

Karen started her career making mini-comics. She’ll show you how to startle your friends back at school with an

8-page mini-comic featuring your own characters and story.

Ages 8 – 12

Aug
16
Wed
Manga For Beginners at the Cartoon Museum @ The Cartoon Museum
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Manga For Beginners 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.

Manga for Beginners

Award-winning Phoenix comic artist Karen Rubins shows you how to create a simple manga story.

Ages 8 – 12

Aug
30
Wed
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.