Theophilus by Bob West

Bob West is an American cartoonist, who created the long-running religious comic strip 'Theophilus' (1966-2002). The author was born in 1932 in Newbern, a small town in west Tennessee. His first job was painting signs for the local Coca-Cola bottler and Art Craft Sign Company, until he entered the military in 1951. As an Air Force illustrator, his comic strips and cartoons were published regularly in both military and civilian newspapers.

He worked as an advertising artist and graphic designer, and started making cartoons for religious publications. 'Theophilus' was a humble man in search of truth, who regularly had difficulties with the One True Church he attended. West also featured characters based on himself and his wife Sylvia in the comic. The strip was distributed to church newsletters from 6 February 1966 until 19 April 2002, and has also appeared in Spanish and French.

West has also made other religion-based cartoon series, such as 'Brother Fairasee', 'Our Religious World', 'The Evangelist', 'All in the Body' and 'God Said It Long Before'. For a number of years he was editor and publisher of Gospel Teacher, a magazine designed to help Christians be effective ministers and teachers. In 2002, West launched a new strip, called 'Our Father's Children'.

Our Father's Children by Bob West
Our Father's Children

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