Cartoonist Leigh Rubin, who draws the RUBES newspaper cartoon panel, is interviewed in the Modesto Bee.
Who's your sounding board? And do most of the ideas you come up with end up in "Rubes," or do you toss away two for every one we see?
I do have a growing pile of random concepts that never quite jelled. To become an official "Rubes" cartoon, a drawing must pass a battery of strict tests.
In addition, my wife must give it the final approval. If she says it's "sick," then I know I have a winner.