Cartoonist Randy Glasbergen
Randy Glasbergen is one of America’s most widely and frequently published cartoonists and humorous illustrators. His freelance and syndicated cartoons are seen all over the world in newspapers, magazines, greeting cards, books, calendars, advertising, blogs, and websites. His work has also been used in projects as diverse as scratch-off cards for the UK National Lottery, refrigerator magnets, boxer shorts, dog raincoats, restaurant menus, public plasma displays, and taxi cab TV screens.
PERSONAL INFO: Randy began his professional cartoonist career at age 15 and began freelancing full-time after a year of journalism studies in Utica, New York. Aside from a year spent as a staff humor writer at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, he has been a full-time freelance cartoonist since 1976. Randy lives in a small town in rural New York State with his wife and an assortment of dogs, cats, guinea pigs and fish. He works at home in a cluttered studio that occupies the third floor of his creaky old Victorian home (formerly a boarding house for local school teachers). When he’s not at the drawing board or computer, Randy enjoys walking his basset hounds and spending time with his family. He is a collector of Popeye, Monkees, and GI Joe memorabilia and a fan of amateur women’s roller derby.
CUSTOMERS INCLUDE: Harvard Business Review, Macy’s, Hallmark Cards, International Olympic Committee, IBM, China Daily, La Nacion Costa Rica, The Economic Times of India, Fannie Mae, American Greetings, Dunkin Donuts, Warner Music Group, GoComics.com, Toastmasters International, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education Publishing, Glaskow Sunday Mail, San Diego Times-Union, Milwaukee Journal, Classmates.com, Volvo, Cisco Systems, Toyota, Best Western International, QVC, Court TV, Funnies Extra, Recycled Paper Greetings, Andrews McMeel Publishing, First Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Sun Microsystems, Sprint, America Online General Mills, Eastman Kodak, Walgreens, Good Housekeeping, United States Postal Service, Harvard Business Review, Ebony Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Funny Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Warner Cable, Proctor and Gamble, Chicago Historical Society, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Medical Economics, Bally Total Fitness, Boy’s Life, Weekly Reader, Better Homes and Gardens, Playboy Magazine, Physician’s Weekly, Teen Newsweek, Ten Speed Press, Planet Fitness, TOPS, e-Diets.com, DietRiot.com, Weight Watchers, MasterCard, Oxford University Press, Saturday Evening Post and many other publishers, companies, organizations, and universities around the world.
NEWSPAPER SYNDICATION: Randy’s comic panel “The Better Half” is syndicated by King Features Syndicate, appearing seven days a week in print and online newspapers around the world. He has been writing and drawing “The Better Half” since 1982.
Randy’s also creates “Thin Lines”, single-panel cartoons created especially for the Health & Fitness pages of daily and weekly newspapers. “Thin Lines” is distributed by Creators Syndicate, Creators News Service and GoComics.com. Available for both print and online editions.
“The Better Half” and “Thin Lines” appear in print and online newspapers around the world, including The NY Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Honolulu Star Bulletin, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Syracuse Post-Standard, Albany Times Union, Toronto Star, Arizona Republic, and many others.
GREETING CARDS: Randy is former staff humor writer for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City where he wrote hundreds of greeting card ideas for Peanuts, Garfield, and other licensed properties as well as humorous birthday, holiday, and special occasions.
He has also been a freelance illustrator and writer for Hallmark Cards, American Greetings, Recycled Paper Greetings, NobleWorks, Papyrus Cards, Sharper Cards, CardStore.com, Card Connection, Paper Magic Greetings, Gibson Greetings, Paper Rainbow Press, Sangamon Cards, Oatmeal Studios, and several others.
BOOKS ILLUSTRATED: Randy’s cartoons are featured prominently in many textbooks and best selling books, including The Little Red Book of Selling (by Jeffrey Gitomer), The Success Principles (by Jack Canfield), Yes, Your Parents Are Crazy! (by Michael J. Bradley) Fitness Over 50 ( Beverly Cracom Publications), You Can’t Outsource Weight Loss (by Ed Boullianne) Chicken Soup for the Teenage SouI, and several other books in the extensive Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Books illustrated with Randy’s cartoons have appeared at the top of the NY Times Bestseller lists several times.
CARTOON BOOKS: Randy’s cartoon books have been published in the USA, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and China.
Randy’s Cartoon Books Include:
- Attack of the Zit Monster (Intervarsity Press)
- Technology Bytes (CCC Publications)
- Are We Dysfunctional Yet? (CCC Publications)
- Oh Baby! (CCC Publications)
- The Better Half (CCC Publications)
- Your Computer Thinks You’re An Idiot! (CCC Publications)
- The Weird and Wonderful World of Animals (Lagoon Books)
- The Weird and Wonderful World of Work (Lagoon Books)
- The Weird and Wonderful World of Love (Lagoon Books)
- The Weird and Wonderful World of Diets (Lagoon Books)
CARTOONING INSTRUCTION BOOKS: hardcover, written and illustrated by Randy Glasbergen. Books include interviews with dozens of top syndicated professionals such as Charles Schulz, Mort Walker, Lynn Johnston, John McPherson, Brian Crane, Rick Kirkman, cartoonists from American Greetings, Hallmark Cards, Archie Comics, The New Yorker, Mad Magazine. Three books in the series:
- Getting Started Drawing and Selling Cartoons (North Light Books)
- How To Be A Successful Cartoonist (North Light Books)
- TOONS! (North Light Books)
You can follow Randy on Twitter @ RGlasbergen .
Join the Glasbergen Cartoons Fan Club @ Facebook.
Read “The Better Half” @ Comics Kingdom
Read “Thin Lines” @ Creators Syndicate
Subscribe! “Thin Lines” for your e-mail @ GoComics.com
Randy’s updated bio from King Feature’s Syndicate.
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To contact Randy, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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