For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

Comments (24) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 5 months ago

    They may not be in the house yet, but Elly sure was surprised.

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 5 months ago

    LOL Big Time!!! ;)

  3. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    I was driving my girlfriend and another couple back from a concert, and the notion of ice cream came up. That started the I scream, You scream, we all scream for ice cream! jingle. At that time I was about to make a turn and my girlfriend SHREIKED! A moment of panic followed, but there seemed to be no hazard. Looking very much Like Ellie Panel 4, I asked why she screamed… She said, “Well, I scream…”

    I was not amused.

  4. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 5 months ago

    We have some alterations on this one from the original. Seat belts. Back when Lynn Johnston was living in Manitoba, she was in a province that did not have seat belt laws. When she moved in 1984 to Ontario, she moved to a province that did have seat belt laws. This did not affect her drawing of the comic strip when it was originally published back in 1985; however, it did today.
    -

  5. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, 5 months ago

    That reminds me of my little sister…she still can’t keep a secret! Lol!

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 5 months ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    When I look at these drawings again, it’s always from a new perspective. In this case, I wish I had drawn Elly with a happier expression. After all…a clean house is the perfect gift, no matter how it’s announced.

  7. Rebel Strike

    Rebel Strike said, 5 months ago

    Elizabeth is about to be strangled by the seat belt.

  8. Rebel Strike

    Rebel Strike said, 5 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Who would be happy after being shouted at right in the eardrums? Michael the Pig has no sense of courtesy or consideration of his elders.

  9. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @howtheduck

    Thanks for the reprint !  Watch out for those side ads.

  10. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 5 months ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    I was driving my girlfriend and another couple back from a concert, and the notion of ice cream came up. That started the I scream, You scream, we all scream for ice cream! jingle. At that time I was about to make a turn and my girlfriend SHREIKED! A moment of panic followed, but there seemed to be no hazard. Looking very much Like Ellie Panel 4, I asked why she screamed… She said, “Well, I scream…”
    I was not amused.


    Are you able to laugh about it today?

  11. Poollady

    Poollady said, 5 months ago

    Now THAT"S a surprise!

  12. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, 5 months ago

    @Rebel Strike

    Really, Rebel, lighten up a little, this is a reprint from 30-odd years ago and Michael is a child – children, yell, make messes and, if they have siblings, yell at each other.

  13. summerdog

    summerdog said, 5 months ago

    Traumatized is more like it, not surprised!

  14. robert3750

    robert3750 said, 5 months ago

    Of course, their idea of a clean house may not match hers…

  15. exturk

    exturk said, 5 months ago

    Mother inlaw was nervous about driving.
    Said nothing bugged her worse than having a kid with her that would blurt out:
    OH- LOOK – there’s Judy!
    (I mean, big deal – so Judy’s downtown today too?)

  16. Load the rest of the comments (9).