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Barnaby series

Barnaby was a newspaper comic strip which began April 20, 1942 in the newspaper PM. It entered syndication and was published in 64 papers. It ran until February 2, 1952. Originally written and illustrated by Crockett Johnson, it was later drawn by Jack Morley, and for a time written by Ted Ferro.

Books in the Barnaby series:

Barnaby (1943)

Barnaby was a comic strip which began April 20, 1942 in the newspaper PM and was later syndicated in 64 American newspapers (for a combined circulation of more than 5,500,000).

Barnaby wishes for a fairy godmother and gets Mr. O’Malley, a cigar smoking Irish fairy godfather.

Author: Crockett Johnson
Illustrator: Crockett Johnson

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Barnaby and Mr. O’Malley (1944)

Further adventures of five year old Barnaby and his fairy godfather Jackeen J. O’Malley.

Author: Crockett Johnson
Illustrator: Crockett Johnson

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Barnaby Volume One (2013)

This first volume of the complete Barnaby comic strip covers 1942-1943, as Barnaby first meets his Fairy Godfather, Jackeen J. O’Malley, a cigar smoking Irishman.

Author: Crockett Johnson
Illustrator: Crockett Johnson

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Barnaby Volume Three (2015)

Barnaby, a precocious five year old, tries to restrain his Fairy Godfather, Jackeen J. O’Malley a cigar smoking Irishman.

Author: Ted Ferro
Crockett Johnson
Illustrator: Crockett Johnson
Jack Morley

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Barnaby Volume Two (2014)

Further adventures of Barnaby, a precocious five year old and his Fairy Godfather, Mr. O’Malley. These strips were originally published in 1944-1945.

Author: Crockett Johnson
Illustrator: Crockett Johnson

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J. J. O’Malley Goes Hollywood (1986)

Hollywood comes calling for Barnaby’s Fairy Godfather, the alluring J.J. O’Malley. This is volume #6 in the paperback edition.

Author: Crockett Johnson
Illustrator: Crockett Johnson

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Jackeen J. O’Malley for Congress (1986)

Mr. O’Malley, Barnaby’s Fairy Godfather, answers the nation’s call to public service in volume #3 of the paperback edition of this classic cartoon strip.

Author: Crockett Johnson
Illustrator: Crockett Johnson

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Mr. O’Malley and the Haunted House (1985)

This is volume #2 of the paperback edition of Barnaby.

Author: Crockett Johnson
Illustrator: Crockett Johnson

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Mr. O’Malley Goes for the Gold (1986)

This is volulme #4 of the paperback edition of Barnaby.

Author: Crockett Johnson
Illustrator: Crockett Johnson

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Mr. O’Malley, Wizard of Wall Street (1986)

Volume #5 of the paperback edition of Barnaby.

Author: Crockett Johnson
Illustrator: Crockett Johnson

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Wanted, A Fairy Godfather (1985)

This is volume #1 of the paperback edition of Barnaby.

Author: Crockett Johnson
Illustrator: Crockett Johnson

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