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Lynn is at ComicCon in San Diego Right Now

Lynn is on today's schedule (July 19, 2018) for the San Diego Comic Con. More below the cut.
The Comic Con Page has a fairly standard blurb about Lynn:

Cartoonist, For Better or For Worse

Lynn Johnston is the Canadian creator of
For Better or For Worse. This family-based comic strip has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. At its peak, For Better or For Worse appeared in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries and was translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million.

Johnston was born in Collingwood, Ontario and grew up in British Columbia. After living in Manitoba and Ontario for many years, she now calls North Vancouver, BC home once again. Johnston is the first woman to receive a Rueben Award for Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonist Society (1985). She has also received the Order of Canada and claims a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. In 2008 Johnston retired from
For Better or For Worse, at which time the comic strip was republished from the beginning and is now in its eighth year of reruns. In 2015 she was honored by the Art Gallery of Sudbury in Sudbury, Ontario with a touring exhibit of her work.

There is also a "Spotlight on Lynn Johnston" page that shows she is on today's schedule for 11:00 AM Pacific Time.

Comic-Con special guest Lynn Johnston is the Canadian creator of For Better or For Worse. This family-based comic strip has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. At its peak, For Better or For Worse appeared in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries and was translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million. Expect to learn more about Johnston's career in comics and what she's been up to lately!

I think there's something adorable about "Expect to learn more about Johnston's career in comics and what she's been up to lately!" As if it won't be the usual collection of stories.

Also "eighth year of reruns" means that someone wasn't counting the new-run era as "reruns."

Update:
I see there is now a "news" item on the official site. In addition to the talk today, she is apparently doing signings of Volume Two of the "Complete Library" series (which the entry incorrectly identifies as "Lynn's second treasury book"). She is also involved in a couple of other panels/events on Saturday and Sunday.

Update 2:
Library of American Comics has posted a video clip from Lynn's day-one talk, as well as some pictures, on its Facebook page. I don't think it's necessary to have an accout/be logged in to view the page.
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