Dobs Appleby, born Doris Mary Knight on 11 June 1911, was the writer and co-creator, with her husband Barry Appleby, of The Gambols, a daily strip about a suburban family, which ran in the Daily Express from 1950. She married Barry in Surrey in 1936. After she died, in June 1985 in Yeovil, Somerset, Barry continued the strip alone until his own death in 1996.
- Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, p. 4
- The Gambols and Barry Appleby on Wikipedia
- Barry Appleby on Lambiek Comiclopedia
- Pete's Personal Website: The Gambols
- Tony's Trading: The Gambols