For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. gimmickgenius

    gimmickgenius said, over 8 years ago

    And - fade to black. Curtain down. The End.

  2. bpr2

    bpr2 said, over 8 years ago

    This sucks. It was one of my favorite comics.

  3. James Lindley

    James Lindley GoComics PRO Member said, over 8 years ago

    This is not the end of For Better or For Worse, though it is the end of the story as we’ve known it the past few years. I’m going to miss this story, but it’s a very appropriate ending.

  4. sherpafree

    sherpafree said, over 8 years ago

    Look Lynn, don’t give up!!! Really!!! Do you smoke? Cause I think Matt Groening is looking for another friend!!!

  5. thepoid

    thepoid said, over 8 years ago

    Thank you Lynn, for sharing your family with us all these years. The Pattersons may or may not be fashioned after your “flesh and blood” family, but, they were still YOURS. I’ve followed this strip for over a Decade, and have felt as if I knew each and every member of the Family as neighbors. FBOFW has always been the first strip I looked at each day….eager to see the latest developments in thier lives.

    I loved having the Pattersons as neighbors, and am greatly saddened to see them move away, but, I understand why this had to happen. I DO want to thank you for letting Jim live long enough to see the Wedding Dress on his Grand-daughter… I was afraid that wouldn’t happen.

    Again, thank you so much for the joy you have brought us all these years, and, if you have time, go out to Farley’s tree, and tell him we’ll miss him, too.

  6. brianric

    brianric said, over 8 years ago

    I’m going to miss this strip. Great ending.

  7. seattleite

    seattleite said, over 8 years ago

    I’m sad to see that this has finally come to an end, but good things always come to an end. I’ve been follwing For better or for worse since it began. I’m sure we can all see a little bit of us in the Pattersons. Through all the good times and the bad times it was like watching part of the family grow. The ending is similar to what is happening in my family right now. Lynn, I want to thank you for writing the best comic strip ever. This is my all time favorite and I don’t think anyone will ever be able to come close to writing such a wonderful comic. I’m sure going to miss looking forward to the next days For better for worse. :(

  8. liz11990

    liz11990 said, over 8 years ago

    not gone, just changing….


    For Better or For Worse begins again on September the 1st with new material, new art and new enthusiasm! Without the need to visit all of the auxiliary characters, I can concentrate once again on the insular little Patterson household. I have the children all to myself again. I can do spot gags and silly stuff. I can fix what I don’t like about my early work as I add and subtract…redraw and just improve everything.

  9. Anysia

    Anysia said, over 8 years ago

    Awww. FBOFW has been part of my life growing up, and a strip I look forward to reading every day.

  10. Rick Aiello

    Rick Aiello said, over 8 years ago

    The final panel. I’ve been waiting for this… and now that it’s here, I’m profoundly sad. Even though it’s continuing in some form, it just won’t be the same. I can almost hear music playing and see credits rolling. It’ll be interesting to see what she has for tomorrow’s Sunday panel.

  11. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, over 8 years ago


    Amazing ending. I love your story especially Mike/Dee, Anthony/Liz[ard Breath], Jim/Iris.

    You’ve done a tremendous job, and you deserve a rest. I’m going to enjoy your reworks and reprints, and the papers that ‘cut you’ out, should be ashamed of themselves.

    Allan V

  12. Alberto

    Alberto said, over 8 years ago

    Noooooooooooooooooo! Another sweet Canadian leaving the scene! Thanks Lynn, and best luck for your personal life! Alberto from Italy

  13. Albany58

    Albany58 said, over 8 years ago

    Thank goodness you’re not quitting the whole thing. I’ve become quite attached to this comic in the last 12 years, I wouldn’t want this work to go away completely.

  14. Donald Townsend

    Donald Townsend said, over 8 years ago

    Thanks to Lynn Johnston for sharing this beautiful story with us for so many years.

  15. saradorman

    saradorman said, over 8 years ago

    Thanks. I’m very sorry to see it end. FBOFW was special because of the way it aged with us – I was a kid in Canada when Michael and Lizzie were kids, and now I have my own baby and read it from Scotland, and appreciate it even more. I’ll miss it.

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