Garth, Ruggles and Belinda were all drawn by one artist back in the late forties - his name was Steve Dowling. Here is his pic.
Here also is a pic of the late Dennis Gifford
whose Radio book has been much mentioned on this site previously. Seen here with Bob Monkhouse presenting an award to Steve Dowling (out of shot)
Steve Dowling was forcibly retired by The Mirror when he reached 65 with very little pension.
His grandson tried to obtain copies of the original Garth strip from the then editor Piers Morgan and Morgan apparently told him that he couldnt waste time on silly comic strips.
Which tells you a lot about Piers Morgan if true.