For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. g55rumpy

    g55rumpy said, 11 months ago

    to the dog house,march

  2. Jonathan K.

    Jonathan K. said, 11 months ago

    If there were a fourth panel, it would show Elly dumping that coffee on John.

  3. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, 11 months ago

    It falls to the person who is bothered the most by the mess. I’d explain more, but I have to clean up some dishes.

  4. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, 11 months ago

    Then he just rubs it in more with the head pat as he walks off.

  5. Kris Bennett

    Kris Bennett said, 11 months ago

    thts rubbin it in

  6. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    He’s really asking for it now!

  7. mpk39

    mpk39 said, 11 months ago

    The line work seems to have gotten thicker. Was this about when newspapers started shrinking the comics?

  8. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 11 months ago

    As lazy as Ellie has shown herself over the years, her complaints get old. Having grown up in a similar household where my dad worked and did most of the household chores, it’s really tough to feel sorry for her.

  9. franbarces

    franbarces GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    i don’t like john never did i am glad she got rid of him

  10. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, 11 months ago

    Solution: NO SUPPER for anyone until every chore is done.

  11. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 11 months ago


    The line work seems to have gotten thicker. Was this about when newspapers started shrinking the comics?
    Newspapers starting doing major comic shrinkage in the 1970s, but it was in 1984, the same year this comic strip was published, when Garry Trudeau specified that Doonesbury had to be published with an unreduced size. Lynn Johnston did not make the same demand for her comic strip.
    As for the line work, the most likely change is due to the move Lynn Johnston made in 1984 to change her home from Lynn Lake, Manitoba to North Bay, Ontario. Because of the move, she would have to hire a new inker, and it’s possible it happened right around this point.

  12. trekman58

    trekman58 said, 11 months ago

    This needed a 4th frame with Elly’s coffee cup screaming through the air squarely at the back of John’s head…

  13. psychlady

    psychlady said, 11 months ago

    Oh, John, open mouth, insert foot – AGAIN!!!!

  14. cdward

    cdward said, 11 months ago

    Neither of these two are likable in these earlier years. John is a jerk, and Elly really isn’t any better in her own way. I though they became better as the years went on.

  15. bgby4884

    bgby4884 said, 11 months ago

    And, Another Problem Solved!

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