For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    There’s your answer, Mike!

  2. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, about 1 year ago

    What a MARVELOUS IDEA. I’m sure it would sell.

  3. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, about 1 year ago

    I think they look pretty tall for their age.

  4. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 1 year ago

    This is an odd joke. This group of kids cannot be trusted to look after a key? I guess Elly figures Mike would lose it, but there must be more to the joke than that.

    The artwork has a few other odd things about it:
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    a. Something must have happened to the boys between panels 3 and 4, because their pants and shirts are suddenly covered in black smudges in panel 4, while they were clean in panel 3.
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    b. The grass in Lawrence’s mouth in panel 1 turned into bubble gum in panel 4.
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    c. Whatever happened between panels 3 and 4 caused Michael to grow breasts and put his butt on backwards. Maybe someone put a curse on him for calling Annie “dumb”.

  5. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 1 year ago

    That’s exactly why you don’t have a key, Michael!!

  6. emilychloestella

    emilychloestella said, about 1 year ago

    @howtheduck

    For the black smudges, I think that happened because there are no smudges on the back of their clothes but there are on the front.

  7. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, about 1 year ago

    In panel 4, the blonde kid is holding a baseball bat… methinks between panels 3 & 4 they played some baseball and got dirty… perfect for going in and “looking after” Mike’s house.

  8. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, about 1 year ago

    Oops… the kid next to the blonde kid is holding the bat. (Can’t tell the players without a program .. and better glasses)

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Some of Aaron’s friends did have keys to their houses, but again, the town was so small that we all looked out for each other. In general, the kids didn’t get into too much trouble. Small towns are a relatively safe environment for kids — which is probably why they all say they can’t wait to leave when they hit their teen years!

  10. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @howtheduck

    Not the key, howtheduck, the house to which the key belongs. You aren’t really that much of a literalist, are you?

  11. yankeetexan

    yankeetexan said, about 1 year ago

    @howtheduck

    a) you only see the BACK of them in panel 1
    b) your right
    c) it’s his shirt and in all panels it’s drooping.
    NO breasts
    because of the conversation Ellie & Anne had the other day about how Anne missed their times together now that Ellie is working & missed the kids too… I’m betting this is Ellie’s way of solving all problems. JMO

  12. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 1 year ago

    @legaleagle48

    Not the key, howtheduck, the house to which the key belongs. You aren’t really that much of a literalist, are you?
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    Looking at the Lynn’s Notes, which Night-Gaunt49 so nicely reproduced for us above, I see that Lynn Johnston was talking about keys, so my interpretation of the pronoun “it” in the last panel seems to be the one the author intended.

  13. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 1 year ago

    @emilychloestella

    For the black smudges, I think that happened because there are no smudges on the back of their clothes but there are on the front
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    The problem is I can see the front of the boys’ clothes in panel 1. You may be correct about the author’s intent though. She may have intended the final panel to be a grand reveal of the smudges.

  14. dsom8

    dsom8 said, about 1 year ago

    You really have to wonder about people who have nothing better to do than criticize a comic strip. You would think that if a person doesn’t like a strip they just wouldn’t read it. People who do that in real life are obnoxious and are not fun to have around. They’re no fun here either.

  15. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @dsom8

    Neither are people who have nothing better to do than criticize other people for criticizing the strip. At least we’re staying on-topic.

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