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How To Feed a Cartoonist

How To Feed A Cartoonist by Randy Glasbergen


Once upon a time, people read their favorite comic strips in the local daily and Sunday newspaper. Some of us even bought more than one newspaper so we could enjoy many more of our favorite strips and panels. For decades, comic strip creators have been financially supported by the newspapers who pay to publish their work. The comics business still works this way, but things are changing fast.

These days, more and more of us are reading comics online in digital newspapers or special comic showcases like GoComics  and Comics Kingdom You may already have a free app on your phone or tablet that lets you enjoy hundreds of new comics every day. Your favorite online comic strips depend on subscribers and advertising, not newspapers, to help them survive, thrive and keep the cartoonist families fed.

When you enjoy your favorite comics online, please be sure to “like”, “share” , “subscribe” , “add to favorites” or “comment”. These simple clicks add up and show advertisers where to send their payments.

Your support matters and it is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Randy Glasbergen / Glasbergen Cartoon Service. E-mail: randy@glasbergen.com









Glasbergen Cartoon Service / Glasbergen Cartoons on GoComics / Thin Lines on Go Comics


The Better Half

The Better Half is syndicated to print and online newspapers by King Features Syndicate. I’ve been writing and drawing this cartoon since 1982. It was originated by cartoonist Bob Barnes in 1957, the year I was born. After Barnes passed away, the panel was drawn by another cartoonist, and then the syndicate asked me to take over. With two small children at home to take care of, I eagerly accepted the position to bring a bit of financial stability to my family. Over the years, I have gradually evolved “The Better Half” into a panel that is uniquely my own, not an imitation of someone else’s art or ideas. Some “Better Half” cartoons are based on my own marriage…and yours!

If “The Better Half” doesn’t appear in your local newspaper, you can read it online every day @ www.dailyink.com

Here are a few samples…







“The Better Half” by Randy Glasbergen. Funny, topical cartoons about love and marriage, syndicated to newspapers by King Features Syndicate. Cartoons about marriage relationships, marriage challenges,  marriage finances, marriage stress, happy marriage, cartoons about romance and affection, cartoons about intimacy in marriage, cartoons about marriage boredom, cartoons about the challenges of living with another person, cartoons about balancing marriage and career, cartoons about aging, cartoons about middle age, cartoons about getting older, cartoons about gray hair and wrinkles, cartoons about weight gain, cartoons about mature couples.
For more information or samples, please contact King Features Syndicate. Continue reading