October 4th, 2017

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Friday, 6 October 2017

Mike's being an oblivious clod is used to highlight how evil children want spiffy new name brand things in order to ruin their pooooooooor mother's lives.

(Strip Number 5027, Original Publication Date, 7 October 1988)

Panel 1: It would appear that Lizzie is not the only child who decided to deliberately grow larger than Elly anticipated in order to destroy her life because Mike says that his winter boots and ski pants are far too small for him. Since Elly thinks that anything she doesn't want to hear is part of a plan by everyone in the world to laugh at her for thinking that she deserves a happiness she isn't actually designed to experience, we get a brusque "Okay, OKAY!!" in response.

Panel 2: It looks as if she's have to buy them new winter outfits.

Panel 3: Mike oppresses Elly by telling her where there's a pair of boots for sixty dollars and a wicked jacket for $149.99.

Panel 4: He accidentally delivers the punchline by asking Elly howcome she always wears the same old stuff year after year.

Summary: The rational evil snarker-troll who wants refugees in war zones to die of world diseases answer is "Because she's not Valerie Stone and thus not in possession of sufficient moral fiber to make you shop at the consignment stores she loves." Lynn and Elly's answer is "Because children are EVIL and HAAAAAAAAAAAAATE their mothers and don't give me that crap about how they honestly don't know what they're doing to piss WE MOMS off!!!!!"
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IDW Treasury 1: In stores 25 October 2017

In order to celebrate the publication of the first of the treasuries published as part of IDW's "Library of American Comics", Lynn has released a video of herself opening a copy up with her new publisher.

Watch Lynn Johnston and Kurtis Findlay unbox the first volume of the new For Better Or For Worse series, from the Library of American Comics.



Here's a closer look at the cover!



As one can see, the first seems to cover the strip from September 1979 to some point in 1982 and is actually in time for the Christmas rush for once. IDW seems to be a sterner taskmaster than the publishers she's used to so we can expect things to be a lot crisper and more coherent looking.