About Tony Rubino

ABOUT TONY

 

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. 

While they are deciding, make even more art.” 

— Andy Warhol —
 
Anthony Rubino, Jr. was born in New Jersey to a first-generation Italian-American, Roman Catholic family. 
 
And they ask him why he drinks.
 
Combining his strengths; humor, art, and comics, he found his calling in the study of drivel. His latest book, “You Can’t Scare Him He’s A Parent”, is a collection of his internationally syndicated comic strip, “Daddy’s Home.” His book, “Why Didn’t I Think Of That? 101 Inventions That Changed The World By Hardly Trying”, is now an internationally syndicated, weekly column in the UK and other English-speaking countries. It’s also in it’s third printing and has been released under another title in the UK, Sweden, Australia, and the Netherlands. A third version has been translated and released in Italy.
 
Never a big 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” (the English version was translated and released in Finland), “Life Lessons from the Brady's”, and “Life Lessons from Melrose Place”. Before that, he displayed his steely work ethic by penning “1001 Reasons to Procrastinate”. His fear of being inconvenienced by eternal damnation is reflected in his recent tome, “Get Into Heaven: Or Your Money Back”. Along the way, Tony has contributed his articles and cartoons to publications such as: Will Ferrell’s “Funny Or Die”, MAD Magazine, Cracked, National Lampoon, and the Chicago Tribune.
 
Tony is the co-creator of the Internationally syndicated comic strip, “Daddy's Home”, which appears in more than 250 newspapers and websites and is seen by 26 million people every day. “Daddy’s Home” is a fresh and funny look at the contemporary trials and tribulations of a growing segment of the modern family dynamic -- the stay at home dad.
 
He also co-creates Avant Gauche Comics: Read one and it stays with you for days. Like a fungus or rash... only funnier.
 
Tony’s designs, comics, and words can be found on greeting cards and other product lines such as calendars, posters, and apparel sold in stores and catalogs worldwide.
 
Tony’s 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.
 
 
ARTIST’S STATEMENT
 
My work seeks the extraordinary in the ordinary. In doing so I hope 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 momentary diversions.