Publication: For Better or For Worse the Comic Art of Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse:
The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston

Paperback
200 Pages
Price $24.95

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For Better or For Worse
the Comic Art of Lynn Johnston

She is a Pulitzer Prize nominee and the first woman to win the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award. She has been inducted into the National Cartoon Museum Hall of Fame and the Canadian Cartoonists’ Hall of Fame.

For more than thirty years, Lynn Johnston created new stories for her syndicated comic strip. Chronicling the lives of the middle-class suburbanite Patterson family – Elly and John and their children, Michael, Elizabeth, and April – For Better or For Worse was both goofy and ground-breaking. The experiences of the Patterson family mirrored those of their followers, from the hilarity of everyday events to serious issues such as death, divorce, sexual harassment, and a major character’s coming out. When Lynn Johnston decided to end the story of the Pattersons in 2008, the characters had become so real that the strip’s conclusion became an emotional farewell for thousands of readers.

For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston tells the story of Lynn Johnston’s career, the development of her drawing, her influences both personal and professional, and the history of her successful comic strip. The book also gathers together a generous selection of Lynn Johnston’s early drawings as well as daily comic strips and Sunday pages for all to enjoy.

Whether you’re encountering Lynn Johnston’s work for the first time or a fan returning to it once again, you’ll find something new yet richly familiar in For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston.


Publication: For Better or For Worse the Comic Art of Lynn Johnston

Publication
For Better or For Worse
the Comic Art of Lynn Johnston

She is a Pulitzer Prize nominee and the first woman to win the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award. She has been inducted into the National Cartoon Museum Hall of Fame and the Canadian Cartoonists’ Hall of Fame.

For more than thirty years, Lynn Johnston created new stories for her syndicated comic strip. Chronicling the lives of the middle-class suburbanite Patterson family – Elly and John and their children, Michael, Elizabeth, and April – For Better or For Worse was both goofy and ground-breaking. The experiences of the Patterson family mirrored those of their followers, from the hilarity of everyday events to serious issues such as death, divorce, sexual harassment, and a major character’s coming out. When Lynn Johnston decided to end the story of the Pattersons in 2008, the characters had become so real that the strip’s conclusion became an emotional farewell for thousands of readers.

For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston tells the story of Lynn Johnston’s career, the development of her drawing, her influences both personal and professional, and the history of her successful comic strip. The book also gathers together a generous selection of Lynn Johnston’s early drawings as well as daily comic strips and Sunday pages for all to enjoy.

Whether you’re encountering Lynn Johnston’s work for the first time or a fan returning to it once again, you’ll find something new yet richly familiar in For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston.

For Better or For Worse:
The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston

Paperback
200 Pages
Price $24.95