Welcome. Here you'll find some of my “fine art” pieces: stuff that seeks to comment on pop culture, celebrity, nostalgia and the current melees' of information received through technology. As a syndicated, daily-newspaper cartoonist, some of my work expresses my joy and love of comic art and my frustration at remaining a relevant pop artist in a progressively ailing industry. I achieve these goals by using a combination of, humor, iconology, parody, association and dichotomy — fused and juxtaposed to create high quality drivel.
Anthony Rubino, Jr., was born in New Jersey, a first-generation,
Italian-American, Roman-Catholic. Needless to say he developed a sense of
humor at an early age … and then felt guilty about it. Combining, confusion,
art, humor and TV he found his calling in the careful study of drivel.
Tony is the co-creator of the internationally syndicated comic strip,
“Daddy’s Home.” His other cartoon syndication credits include national distribution
by King Features and Tribune Media Services.
His latest book, “Why Didn’t I Think of That? Mediocre Inventions That Changed The World,” is also an internationally syndicated, weekly column. Never a stickler for math, Tony wrote, “Life Lessons from Your Dog” as the fifth installment of his Life-Lessons book trilogy, which includes “Life Lessons from Your Cat,” “Life Lessons from Elvis,” “Life Lessons from the Bradys,” and “Life Lessons from Melrose Place.” Before that he displayed his steely work ethic by penning, “1001 Reasons to Procrastinate.” And his fear of discomfort through eternal damnation is reflected in his recent tome,
“The Get Into Heaven Deck: Or Your Money Back.” Along the way Tony has
contributed his articles and cartoons to publications such as: MAD Magazine,
Cracked, National Lampoon, the Chicago Tribune, and Opium Magazine.
Tony’s designs, comics and words can also be found on greeting cards and
other product lines such as calendars, posters, and apparel sold in stores
and catalogs worldwide.
His paintings and prints have been featured in galleries in
New York, Chicago, Washington and LA.
When not working on his writing and art in New York City he spends his time
not working on his writing and art in New York City.
DESIGN AND MARKETING
During the past two decades Tony has designed marketing, advertising and
fundraising campaigns for hundreds of businesses and organizations. Prior to
forming Rubino Creative Solutions, Tony was Senior Art Director for the
advertising agency, O’Connell Meier. Before leading the creative team there,
he spent a number of years as Art Director for one of the largest health
care organizations in the country.