Photo by    Edward Addeo

Photo by Edward Addeo

SEAN RUBIN was born in Brooklyn, New York. As a city kid, he entertained himself by collecting interesting things, learning about unusual subjects, and by drawing characters from books, especially Redwall and The Lord of the Rings

Bolivar, the first book Sean both wrote and illustrated, received three starred reviews and was nominated for an Eisner award, an ELG, and a Ringo award. Bolivar currently is being developed as a feature film with Fox Studios. Sean was nominated for the 2018 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer, a comics industry honor, for his work on Bolivar. 

Sean’s first comics story was a contribution to the Eisner-winning Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard anthology. He is also an illustrator for the New York Times Best-selling Redwall Series; the upcoming Astronaut Who Painted The Moon, due from Scholastic in 2019; and Captial Magic, to be published by Neal Porter Books/Holiday House in 2020. 

Sean serves as Chief Creative Officer of the intrepid MNY Group, a company he co-founded in 2011.  They make something awesome called Life Floor. As a sometime designer and art director, Sean has developed brands and created graphic identities for clients across a variety of industries.

Sean studied art and archeology at Princeton University, where he met his wife, Lucy. They have two sons and currently live in Charleston, South Carolina, where they enjoy air conditioning and watching alligators from their living room window.