Famed "Subway Doodle" artist presents Mississippi works at FestivalSouth

Famed "Subway Doodle" artist presents Mississippi works at FestivalSouth

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A New York artist who has gained national fame for his humorous works featuring blue furry monsters on subway trains spoke at an event Friday hosted by FestivalSouth.

"Subway Doodle" artist Ben Rubin spoke at Scianna Hall at the University of Southern Mississippi and showcased many of his "doodles."

Rubin became a star on social media after posting photos of cuddly creatures sitting next to, or interacting with, unsuspecting subway travelers.

The "doodles" are done on his iPad.

Friday, he showcased three new "doodles" featuring photos taken by local photographers.

"Most of my work is based on the New York City subways, but sometimes it's nice to broaden out and do something else," said Rubin. "In my mind, these creatures not only exist in the cities, but they're out in the country, in places like Hattiesburg."

Rubin said he is going to stay in the area for a couple of days, taking more photos he can use for future works.