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FBoFW September Newsletter

September 2009

=================== Greetings from the Team: ===================

Hello folks! September has arrived. This month is known as "Corn Moon" to the First Nations people in our area. Did you know that each cob of corn has 13 rows of kernels?

=================== Studio Happenings: ==================

Great news: Lynn's publisher has decided to create a treasury edition of Lynn's strips, which will contain 30 years of FBorFW strips, including the new material which has been created since August of 2008. We don't know a lot about this new edition of Lynn's work yet, but we'll certainly keep you posted!


Have you tried our new Memory Matching game? http://www.fborfw.com/fun/memory2/ These games are so popular that we're often asked to create new versions. Here's one that features Grandpa Jim and Iris.


Got a request or a suggestion for the website? Send it to Steph! steph@aloeroot.com. We built the website for you, and we want to know how to keep it at the top of your list of favourites.


Our Find Family Fun in the Fall game is now online - test your memory with this fun matching game. http://www.fborfw.com/fun/autumn/


We have 2010's wall calendars in stock - but we have VERY FEW of them this year. Our publisher is having fewer calendars printed due to the state of the economy, so get yours now before they're gone! http://store.fborfw.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=49&products_id=126


Our stuffed Farley dogs are still in the works - thanks to everyone who's gotten in touch with encouraging words. We promise we'll make him available for sale as soon as he comes in, which should be in time for Christmas!


Last month we reported this:
For those of you who've been asking about Lynn's six animated specials including The Christmas Angel and A Valentine From the Heart, Lynn says "I have had 5 of the Lacewood shows copied from the master and am trying to locate the 6th master. If I can't find it, we are going to release the 5 Lacewood shows on DVD in the fall- in time for Christmas."

We've since found the sixth master, so expect to see all of Lynn's animated specials in DVD format soon! We'll keep you posted.


Join our brand-new official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Near-North-Bay-Ontario/Syndicated-Comic-Strip-For-Better-or-For-Worse/91672947902. We just created this page and we're already up to more than 1100 fans - come join a big group of likeminded people and discuss the strip!

================== September's Giveaway: ===================

Just correctly answer the questions below and we'll enter you in the draw - the prize is a limited-edition FBorFW print (from a print run of only 2000), and we'll select 5 lucky winners at the end of the month. Send your answers to fborfw@aloeroot.com with the subject line August Trivia Contest. We regret that this contest is not open to residents of Quebec for legal reasons which we don't really comprehend.

1. What's the name of Michael's first-grade teacher?

2. Name one person on the cover of the book "Love Just Screws Everything Up".

3. What kind of animal is Elizabeth's favourite stuffed toy?

4. What word was Michael finding it hard to say on August 27th?

5. What does Jean Baker do for a living?

================== August's Giveaway: ===================

Here are the answers to last month's questions.

1. What's wiggling on the Food Fight page? It's technically a muffin, but we'll also accept "cupcake".

2. In what province are the Farley license plates available? Ontario

3. Name the three characters who blink in the strip from August 6, 2007 on our website. Francoise, Anthony and Liz.

4. Beth Cruikshank contributed research and text to two of the FBorFW Special Edition books. Which ones were they? Suddenly Silver, and The Lives Behind the Lines

5. What kind of building did Lynn turn into a studio when she was freelancing in the early seventies? A greenhouse.

=================== Ojibwe Word of the Month: ===================

To say "volunteer" in Ojibwe, you'd say: Naadamaage. If your kids are back in school and you have some free time, why not consider volunteering in your community?

=================== Studio Photo of the Month: ===================

Every Labour Day weekend, Nipissing First Nation (where Lynn got the inspiration for many of her Mtigwaki strips) hosts their annual pow-wow. Here's a photo from one of the first ones Lynn's staff attended. For more information on the pow-wow visit http://nfnculture.ca/.

Click this link to see the photo: http://www.fborfw.com/newsletter/studiopic/powwow.jpg

=================== A Quick Tour of our Site: ===================

Our website can, as always, be found at http://www.fborfw.com.

You can read the strip online at http://www.fborfw.com/strip_fix

We post our major news items here: http://www.fborfw.com/news

Our store is here, where we offer signed copies of Lynn's books: http://store.fborfw.com

To check out our Coffee Talk feature, click this link: http://www.fborfw.com/fun/blog

Our site contains five and a half years' worth of strips, plus lots of additional content like our popular e-greets, games and behind-the-scenes info on Lynn and the strip. Please feel free to explore the site, play the games, read the features and send your feedback to stephanie@entercomcanada.com.

=================== Shoppers' Section: ===================

Find our new wall calendars here for a limited time: http://store.fborfw.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=49&products_id=126

Get your signed copy of Just a Simple Wedding here: http://store.fborfw.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_27&products_id=123

Farley Follows His Nose is now available here in our shop: http://store.fborfw.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=50&products_id=124

We've got Ned Tanner on sale for $8.99 for a limited time! Get a little Ned here: http://store.fborfw.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=29

Thanks for reading! We'll be back next month with more news and updates.

=================== RSS: ===================

Wondering what RSS is all about? Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)

News Bites feed: http://www.fborfw.com/news/index.xml

Elly's Coffee Talk Blog feed: http://www.fborfw.com/fun/blog/index.xml

Strip Fix feed: http://www.fborfw.com/strip_fix/index.xml

=================== A Little Required Info About the Newsletter Itself: ===================

Below you'll find our helpful guide to getting the most from the FBorFW monthly mailers.

If the links in this newsletter don't work with your email program (some email reader applications will disable any links as a safety feature), you can just copy and paste the URLs (website addresses) we give you into the address bar of your web browser. Just make sure to remove any brackets first!

Please see the bottom of this newsletter for ways to manage your subscription. You can subscribe or unsubscribe an email address by visiting our Newsletter webpage: http://www.fborfw.com/newsletter. If you have trouble, feel free to email customerservice@entercomcanada.com and we'll help as quickly as we can.

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=================== Newsletter Administration: ===================

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