Lynn Johnston was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and grew up in British Columbia. Today, she lives in Corbeil, Ontario. Johnston is the first woman to receive a Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society in 1986. She has also received the Order of Canada and claims a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.
There Goes My Baby!by Lynn Johnston, Velda Johnston
As millions of For Better of For Worse fans know, Lynn Johnston creates a hilarious comic strip that isn't afraid to probe today's serious issues. This collection is a case in point; it includes the sequence in which a teenage family friend, Lawrence, reveals that he is gay. Sensitive, believable, and moving, Johnston's careful portrayal of this revelation is a landmark in comics. Also included are the For Better or For Worse trademarks: the foibles of teenagers, the terrors of tots, and the trials of marriage.
Johnston may be most renowned for her rendering of the Patterson family teenagers, Michael and Elizabeth. She's sympathetic to their problems, but also finds fun in their rivalries, their romances, and their insistence on keeping up with the latest - and most expensive - fashion trends.
As the characters age, fans witness them change and mature, giving For Better of For Worse a depth and realism missing from most cartoons. Lynn Johnston's knowing wit creates a strip that's as perceptive as it is funny.
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