Comics fans may already know that one of the most popular strips is ending this month as creator and artist Lynn Johnston goes into semiretirement.
Her popular strip, "For Better or for Worse," about the Pattersons, a Canadian family, has been around since 1979 and runs in more than 2,000 newspapers worldwide, AJC comics editor Frank Rizzo said.
Rather than running repeats of the strip, as we do with the popular "Peanuts," the AJC has chosen to run a new strip when Johnston closes out her popular story line.
Beginning Sept. 1, a new family-oriented strip called "Daddy's Home," by Anthony Rubino Jr. and Gary Markstein, will debut.
"It's a family-oriented strip about both parents working, but the father works from home and takes care of the kids," Rizzo said. "It seemed to be sort of a modern family. We certainly have a lot of families where both parents do work."
Editors at the AJC looked at several new strips and felt this was one of the best of the new offerings. Feel free to let us know what you think.
I think it's a good choice. My favorite line? "Rather than running repeats of the strip, as we do with the popular "Peanuts," ..."
See, Lynn? You're no Charles Schulz!