David Rubín

Creators / Featured Guests / International Creators

David Rubin was was born in Orense, Spain on October 19, 1977. He is an animator and cartoonist. After studying graphic design, David Rubin worked in an animation studio. He then went on to co-direct the film The Spirit of the Forest (2008). At the same time, he founded the collective Polaqia in 2001 and collaborated with Golfiño, La Voz de Galicia and other magazines. The author lives in Orense, Spain.

David’s North American work is volumous. He first came to most English-reader’s attentions with his two volume ‘side-story’ in Paul Pope’s Battling Boy Universe, The Rise of Aurora West and Fall of the House of West in 2014. His breakthrough work, The Hero, was published in two parts beginning in 2015, with English adaptation with John Arcudi. It is a retelling of the Hercules (Heracles) myth, oftentimes pschedelic, swirling, and beautiful. His Beowulf (with Santiago Garcia) was translated and published by Image Comics.

Since them Rubin has produced an amazing volume of work for the North American market, including The Fiction (with Curt Pires), Sherlock Frankenstein: From the World of Black Hammer (with Jeff Lemire), the ongoing series Rumble (with John Arcudi), and Ether (with Matt Kindt).

David Rubín will attend TCAF in support of all of the works of his wonderful career, and will debut the new release The Grand Abyss Hotel (with Marcos Prior), published by BOOM! Studios, at TCAF.

David Rubin’s participation in TCAF is supported by SPAIN: Arts and Culture.


David Rubín can be found at the following:

Saturday May 11

11:00-12:30: Signing with Ivan Brandon at The Beguiling Booth (Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor)
4:00-5:00: Explosive Action: David Rubín Spotlight at the High Park Ballroom 1 (Yorkville Marriott, 90 Bloor St. E)

Sunday May 12

1:30-2:30: Inter-Generational Comics at the High Park Ballroom 2 & 3 (Yorkville Marriott, 90 Bloor St. E)
3:00-4:30: Signing with Ivan Brandon at The Beguiling Booth (Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor)