Bob Barnes

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Bob Barnes (c. 1913 - 1970)[1] was an American comic strip artist. His work includes:

  • Laugh of the Week (1947–1948)
  • Laff of the Week (1949–1970)
  • Double-Take (1952–1958)
  • The Better Half (1956–1972).

He received the National Cartoonists Society Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award for The Better Half in 1958.

Personal life[edit]

His wife Ruth collaborated with him on his work, and took over "The Better Half" upon his demise from cancer on November 12, 1970.[1]


  • Strickler, Dave. Syndicated Comic Strips and Artists, 1924-1995: The Complete Index. Cambria, CA: Comics Access, 1995. ISBN 0-9700077-0-1.

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