For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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    LW18 LADYWOLF said, over 7 years ago

    If memory serves me correctly, she does in the near future.

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 7 years ago

    Yes, but neither will happen for many years yet. April won’t be born for another nine years or so, and I think the bookstore is still at least ten years away (that is, assuming that Lynn even bothers to follow the original timeline; she’s already said that she doesn’t intend to let the characters age in real time, so whether April or the bookstore even come into existence at all remains to be seen.)

  3. Shikamoo!

    Shikamoo! GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    Morning Tribe!

  4. Silverpearl

    Silverpearl said, over 7 years ago

    She doesn’t have a computer to keep her busy either.

  5. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 7 years ago

    Another kid is just more work. She should take up a hobby.

  6. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 7 years ago

    Hello I’m new here. I only wish the author of the this strip kept going. There could be a whole new generation of family to write about. I still enjoy FBORFW. I guess show more stuff the kids can do. Have a great weekend.

  7. dstufff

    dstufff said, over 7 years ago

    kab2rb -

    One of the reasons Lynn Johnston ended the strip and went into repeats is because the storylines were getting too complicated and there were getting to be too many characters. She went back to running and updating her old strips because she could focus on just the core Patterson family with relatively simple artwork.

    When you consider that during the 29 years of the original strip, Michael grew up, got married, and had two kids of his own, Lynn Johnston already wrote about a whole new generation of family.

    I really like the strip, but even cartoonists need to retire (well, sort of in Lynn’s case).

  8. bald 716

    bald 716 said, over 7 years ago

    no matter how many kids that you have, life is never boring there is always something to shake up your day be it good or bad.

  9. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    I would’ve like to have seen more done with Elizabeth and Anthony before she called it a day!

  10. yyyguy

    yyyguy said, over 7 years ago

    me too, but didn’t Lynn have some sort of health issues that made it difficult for her to continue as she had been? i seem to remember reading something to that effect.

  11. cleokaya (THE FLASH)

    cleokaya (THE FLASH) said, over 7 years ago

    It seems to me that with the new rendition of the family growing up, things are happening more quickly than they did the first time around, which makes sense considering how long the old strip was in existence.

  12. Wolfdreamer250

    Wolfdreamer250 said, over 7 years ago

    Ok this has been said before but I don’t mind writing it again. Originally Lynn was going to retire completely and spend time with her husband and travel the world. However while they were going over how to end the strip, Lynn found out her husband was cheating on her with a woman that was at least 20 years younger. She decided to come back and only semi retire to get her life refocused.

  13. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    whenever april showers commme alonnnng!

  14. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, over 7 years ago

    Wolfdreamer, that is so sad. Do you have a link for that? I’d like to read it too.

  15. Sternvogel

    Sternvogel said, over 7 years ago

    Here’s an article from last September that mentions the breakup of Johnston’s marriage:,0,2345637.story

    Grandpa Jim’s death was mentioned in the Sunday wrapup strip last summer:

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