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Newsletter for July 2012

The latest newsletter is up for your perusal. Be grateful that you don't get to see the vintage photo. It's not for the weak of stomach.

July has arrived!
We've all been doing lots of travelling this summer, and we're squeezing as much fun out of the summer months as possible...

Shadfly season has just ended in North Bay. Every year in late June we're treated to the emergence of thousands of shrimp-like winged creatures which come out of Lake Nipissing and swarm around downtown North Bay for a few weeks, before dying off and gradually piling up in drifts. You can learn more about our little visitors here.

Lynn will be attending the San Diego Comic-Con from July 12-15. Here's her schedule:
Speaking: Friday the 13th 11:00am until 12:30
Signing: Saturday at 3:00
Presenting at the Eisner Awards
Panel: Sunday from 10:00am until 11:00

Farley golf club covers are now available - and the best part is a percentage of your purchase will go to the Farley Foundation. Get yours here.

Katie reports that the FBorFW studio crew has almost completed the 3rd Treasury book, entitled Making Ends Meet. The manuscript will be finished in mid-July, and we'll keep you posted regarding the publication date.

Ontarians: Registration is now open for the 2012 Ride For Farley. Ride for Farley is an annual event during which veterinarians and veterinary health professionals cycle to raise funds and awareness for the Farley Foundation. This year's ride is on Saturday, September 8th in Milton. Your local vet may be participating - if so, you can sponsor his/her team or make a donation at your local clinic.

Calvin and Hobbes fans (like us!) were excited to recently see the first work of art C&H creator Bill Watterson has published in many years. Bill recently created a painting of a character from Richard Thompson's comic strip Cul De Sac. Thompson has been suffering from Parkinson's disease, and the Watterson painting (as well as many others by his artist friends) was auctioned to raise money for the Michael J. Fox foundation. You can see the painting here.

Canada Day was on July 1st, and as we're sure you know, FBorFW was created in Canada and is set in a fictional Ontario town called Milborough. Canada gets mentioned in the strip from time to time and once in a while we use a confusing Canadianism.

Check out all of our Summer strips here in our strip catalog

If you're headed to college, or have a university-bound loved one, we recommend our Leaving Home book. Lynn and her friend Andie Parton created this book to help the newly-independent find their way - it's full of good advice.

This month's studio pic (below) is a vintage shot of Lynn vacuuming with the help of baby Katie. Click on the photo to see a larger copy.

Want more chances to win FBorFW prizes? Like our Facebook page. Don't forget to try your luck at our Ned Search contest; we pick a new winner every week.

We keep getting asked "How do I get FBorFW by email?" Universal Uclick offers two types of accounts on GoComics.com - paid (Genius) and free - and both allow you to get comics by email. Sign up for your free account here. You can also learn more about the difference between services and upgrade to Genius level if you wish.

This month's challenge: tell us what your favourite summer pastime is! We'll pick a winner to receive a surprise FBorFW gift.

Use coupon code JULY for 8% off orders this month! This coupon is good until the 31st!

Golf Club Cover

In The Beginning, There Was Chaos

Kids' Book and Plush Toy Deal

agawaatese - he casts a shadow while flying

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- Personal observation:

I'm looking forward to Lynn's over-reaction to Hasbro's latest exclusive figure. Someone as dim as her would take one look at Hasbro's cross-eyed shout-out to bronydom and re-ignite the Ditzy Doo holy wars all over again.

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