January 23rd, 2018

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Thursday, 25 January 2018

John is confused when his attempt to cheer Liz up fails because he doesn't realize that marrying "wanting to feel bad all the time" means you get kids that want to feel bad all the time.

(Strip number, Original Publication Date, 26 January 1989)

Panel 1: We find Elizabeth trying to get John to confirm her belief that there's something wrong with her appearance. Since he doesn't get that she's got the same "I will not be consoled" complex as her mother, the dumbass tells her the truth that there's nothing wrong with her appearance in the futile belief that she's going to be cheered up.

Panel 2: When she asks if he thinks that her nose is too big, he says no.

Panel 3: Since John is stupid, he thinks that telling her that she has a cute, turned-up nose is going to fix things. He's wrong.

Panel 4: Since John isn't able to understand that what Liz was looking for was the answer to the question "Why am I ugly?", her running away in tears claiming "That's it! My nose is too turned up!" confuses him.

Summary: Since John's mind's eye is blind and he can never understand what people are thinking, this is just going to keep on happening. He's always going to be left flatfooted by obvious problems, be told what's wrong by Elly and propose stupid solutions because he's totally rocking the fecal encephalopathy.
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The Booklist Reader Interviews Lynn

The latest news item on the homepage is about a recent interview Lynn gave about her career to the Booklist Reader.

Here's the article:

Read “I Did Some Funny Stuff: An Interview with Lynn Johnston, Creator of FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE” on The Booklist Reader website. Here’s a snippet:

Re-examining my work from the beginning, I see how I progressed as an artist and as a writer. I was doing the best I could do at the time under pressure from deadlines and from parenting two busy kids. I did some funny stuff. I can see that now, and it makes me laugh out loud.

and here's the interview:

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