Karen Rubins (Jokercrow)

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Karen Rubins


Karen Rubins is a comics artist from London, UK. Comic Turns is her first step into the world of game design. She is known for her work on The Phoenix, as well as numerous indie titles, Urban Beasts, Blood Magic, The Tale of Tony Cinderello to name a few.

In 2009, she was the V&A's Comics Art Resident, spending six months in this world-class museum making artwork, teaching workshops and holding open studio events. This was when the idea for Comic Turns was first conceived, as a deck of comic strip playing cards called Hand of Fate.

Karen has been teaching comics for adults, kids and teens for over ten years, working with schools, libraries and museums across the UK and  abroad. Students and educators alike loved Hand of Fate and found it great for learning and teaching, and this encouragement led her to develop the game into Comic Turns and run a successful Kickstarter for it in 2018.