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Karen Matchette!

Karen Matchette is the name of the cartoonist who worked as an assistant to Lynn Johnston from 1998 to 2000. Karen Matchette! Lynn Johnston! Assistant!

Why am I writing this? Not too long ago, I was trying to remember her name. I knew that Lynn had hired an established cartoonist from California to work as her assistant, but when I tried to track down her name via Google, I hit a wall. It was as though she'd been disappeared.

Here is her bio at the Lambiek website:
Karen Matchette worked as the Hank Ketcham studios from 1980 to 1993. There she drew 'Dennis the Menace' comic books and drew, inked and colored the 'Dennis' Sunday pages of 'Dennis the Menace'. From 1994 to 1998 she both wrote and drew the 'Flintstones' strip. In 1998 she moved up to Canada where she became Lynn Johnston's art assistant on 'For Better or For Worse'. She even wrote a few of the gag-driven Sunday pages. She did this until the year 2000 when she moved back down to the U.S.A. Since that time she has kept her hand in the comic strip business as a gagwriter for the daily and Sunday 'Dennis the Menace'. She also has kept busy doing DC's 'Scooby Doo' comic book and opening up a business doing house portraits.
I refound her and this page quite by accident--a spam message to my Foobar site had me reading some old comments, and I ran across one from me, where I'd mentioned her name and linked to the site.

I'm trying to ensure that she becomes Google-findable again!

Karen Matchette! Lynn Johnston! Assistant!
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