If you’re looking for cartoon hijinks with a high percentage of Holsteins, then when it comes to Leigh Rubin’s The Big Book of Moo, we’ll quote the words of the old Gatlin Brothers song, “It just doesn’t get any better than this.”
Rubin’s one-panel cartoon, “Rubes,” appears in more than 400 newspapers internationally, and he’s been making people laugh every day for more than 30 years. His propensity for the bovine population has led him to be a big hit at conventions of cattle ranchers and dairy farmers around the country. And that, in turn led to this book. It’s being produced under the auspices of the National Dairy Herd Information Association, and a portion of the proceeds go to scholarships for veterinary students.
It’s also the largest collection of his work to date, with more than 300 cartoons.
Cow fanciers will find that, by actual count, 77 percent of the cartoons in this book contain at least one cow. That’s because, as Rubin notes, “Cows are funny.”
So is he. Check out our interview with Leigh Rubin by clicking on the grey podcast bar below: