October 28th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Lizzie might talk a good game about being brave and wanting to go solo but she doesn't deliver.

(Strip Number 1218, Original Publication Date, 31 October 1987)

Panel 1: Elly tells Lizzie that Daddy's got a meeting so Mike will have to take her trick or treating.

Panel 2: As they head out, Mike tells Lizzie that he can walk a little bit behind her so no one will know they're together. She agrees to this.

Panel 3: Suddenly, Lizzie stops short because something's got her spooked.

Panel 4: As she faces down some kid dressed like one of the Uruk-Hai, she turns and tells Mike "That's far enough."

Summary: She might not get along with Mike most of the time but she also wants someone around to keep the monsters away.

Zazzle Store (or finally sanity has arrived in Lynn Johnston merchandising)


We just launched a brand-new Zazzle store, to bring you new shopping options! Now you can find For Better or For Worse characters on fine, affordable housewares and clothing items.

We’ve also created some products featuring Lynn’s latest artwork — check out the Lynn Johnston Productions collection to see her funny fish, animal and Farley prints.

It has finally happened!! Katie has gained control over the merchandising part of Lynn's work and no longer will they suffer with anatomically-correct Ned Tanner dolls and Farley golf club covers and whatever bizarre marketing nonsense came out of Lynn's fevered brain, that she had to have absolutely creative control over. This looks more like the merchandising that For Better or For Worse always should have had all along. There's binders, iPhone covers, paper plates, flip flops, hats, watches, t-shirts with slogans! It looks normal and regular as if someone actually wanted to make money.

Hallelujah! I had wondered how long it would take for Katie finally to convince Lynn that she could make the same money the Schulz family and Jim Davis have been raking in for years, if she would only let professionals into her business. Hooray for Katie!