Randy Glasbergen

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Randy Glasbergen (born 1957) is an American cartoonist and humorous illustrator best known for the daily comic The Better Half.


Randy Glasbergen began his professional cartooning career at age 15. While still in high school, his cartoons were published regularly in many major magazines, including Saturday Review, The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Changing Times, Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Weight Watchers, Reader's Digest and New Woman.[1]


Today Randy is one of America’s most widely and frequently published cartoonists, appearing in magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, calendars, medical journals, textbooks, software and advertising worldwide. More than 25,000 Glasbergen cartoons have been used by an endless list of clients including Good Housekeeping, Microsoft, Barron’s Magazine, Toastmasters International, Time Warner Cable, American College of Sports Medicine, Harvard Business Review, Physician’s Weekly, Curves, Planet Fitness, eDiets.com, Funny Times, Trends Magazine, Medical Economics, Woman’s World, Classmates.com, Anthony Robbins, Jack Canfield, American Greetings, Hallmark Cards, Recycled Paper Products, America Online and many others around the globe.

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.

“The Better Half” and “Thin Lines” appear in print and online newspapers around the world, including The NY Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Denver Post, Honolulu Star Bulletin, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Syracuse Post-Standard, Albany Times Union, Toronto Star, Arizona Republic, and many others.[2]

More than a dozen collections of Randy’s cartoons have been published in paperback and hardcover book form in the United States, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and China.[3]


Randy is also the author of three bestselling North Light Books about the art and business of cartooning: Getting Started Drawing and Selling Cartoons, How To Be A Successful Cartoonist, and TOONS!

Cartoon books[edit]

Glasbergen's cartoon books have been published in the US, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal and China. The following is a list of his cartoon books:

  • 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)


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