For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. John Pike

    John Pike GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Sayings” are learned one at a time.

  2. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 1 year ago

    I can see Lizzie’s problem. She is probably wondering why Michael’s nose is not drawn in its usual oval shape.

  3. James

    James GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Actually, based on the storyline so far, she messed up by explicitly planning for what Michael was supposed to do when she was going to be late. She assumed he’d go to a neighbor’s place but she didn’t actually tell this to Michael or to any particular neighbor. This isn’t Michael’s problem, this is his Mom’s.

  4. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 1 year ago

    Uh, oh. This could get interesting!

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Expressions like “nose out of joint” are a natural lead in to a punch line. Any time I work with blossoming cartoonists, I discourage them from using an expression like this unless they plan to take advantage of it. As a reader, I expect a smart comeback and I am disappointed when the expression is left to die on the vine!

  6. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 1 year ago

    my mom never considered working after she had sister and me. She still kept talking as if she still worked at the place. When we got older she did find a job then complained how hard it was. We just told her to quit then.

  7. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, over 1 year ago

    Considering the endless stream of comments carping about Elly’s clothes, posture, cooking, mothering, I have to wonder —
    Why do you guys READ THE STRIP?
    Are you really just complaining about your own mothers?

  8. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, over 1 year ago


    It has been my opinion for some time that the people who spend so much time complaining about this strip have issues and are reading their own personal issues into the strip

    This comic always portrayed realistic people in realistic situations

    Real people have flaws, but not a single character in this strip is as flawed as certain posters make them out to be

    I tend to suspect it is the flaws of the people posting that are the problem, can you say “projection”?

  9. rhsasl

    rhsasl said, over 1 year ago

    luv this strip, quit your bitching, whining and moaning, don’t read it if you don’t like it :(

  10. sundogusa

    sundogusa said, over 1 year ago

    Lizzie grows up to be a teacher, Mike grows up to be a writer and marries Deanna, and Farley dies saving Lizzie from teh flooding river!
    There! Now some of you complainers don’t have to read teh strip any more! I just gave the whole strip away!

  11. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 1 year ago


    That might have worked if you had your stories straight. It was April rescued, not Lizzie.

  12. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 1 year ago


    And April came along. Not in real life though.

  13. msmaddog01

    msmaddog01 said, over 1 year ago

    Read this strip a couple of years ago when.. Michael is married, Elizabeth is grown and about to be married or at least engaged..and there’s a new baby girl Can’t remember name? new dog etc, etc, Mike is still friends with Lawrence…then all of a sudden we were back to beginnings..irritating but oh well.

  14. msmaddog01

    msmaddog01 said, over 1 year ago

    Thanks for bringing me back up to speed on baby name (April), who Mike marries, Farley’s feat rescuing April…..I knew I wasn’t the only one who remembered old strip.

  15. Anona Mouse

    Anona Mouse GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    There’s a web site for FBOFW fans who came in half way and want to find out how it all began – not difficult to find. You can read the strips from the beginning, when Mike was just starting school and Lizzie was a baby.

    Then, if you’re patient enough to read one strip a day, you’ll have the whole story in thirty-odd years.

    Or else just wait until it gets all the way round and starts again!

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