For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh, yes. You ladies sure were talkin’ aboot Connie, eh.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Yes but can you help her in any way?

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Loretta and Gail are the names of two Lynn Lake friends. I used their names here just to have some fun. The trouble was that the real Loretta looked so much like Connie Poirier (Elly Patterson’s neighbour and good friend) that I literally drew two Connies! The artist who was helping me with the colouring knew Loretta. She became confused and gave “Connie,” who was seated, dark hair and made the arriving “Loretta” blonde — which, in real life she is. In order to keep continuity and separate two characters, which had been drawn so alike, we had to make the character Connie blonde and my friend Loretta dark.


    Still with me? My friend Loretta was now unrecognizable in the strip. A better artist might have been able to draw the two sufficiently well to have avoided this conundrum altogether. I am often asked to do caricatures, and this is why I turn folks down!

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m not a caricaturist either. Just that some things I can’t draw well.

  5. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, almost 2 years ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    Wish I knew that a few years ago. My old bosses wife was a major league yenta.

  6. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 2 years ago

    I think when she arrived I’d blush since we’d just been gossiping about her.

  7. Jean

    Jean said, almost 2 years ago

    don’t say anything ABOUT someone that you would not say TO their face. A good rule but sooooooo hard to keep.

  8. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 2 years ago

    The Rumor Song

    Now, we’re not ones to go round spreadin’ rumors
    Why really, we’re just not the gossipy kind!
    Oh, you’ll never hear one of us repeating gossip!

    So you’d better be sure and listen close the first time!


    This is from Hee Haw, a delightful comedy and music show back in the day with Roy Clark and Buck Owens as the main hosts.

  9. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, almost 2 years ago

    Poor Connie!

  10. gooseylou

    gooseylou GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    There are two kinds of gossip, at least. The hurtful kind that your enemies or people who don’t know you spread and the kind of gossip that your good friends have which is usually all their worrying about you and if you ask, they will tell you exactly what they said and why. There are few friends that good in this old world. I have 2 and feel blessed.

  11. oldman2013

    oldman2013 said, almost 2 years ago

    look at that grin on her face I wonder what took he so long?

  12. Walrus Gumbo

    Walrus Gumbo GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I don’t gossip, but let me tell you who does!

  13. LV1951

    LV1951 said, almost 2 years ago

    At least she was honest about it!

  14. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Surely, Connie’s ears were burning.

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