For Better or For Worse Newsletter
=================== Greetings from the FBorFW Crew: ===================
Happy New Year everyone! We wish you all the best in 2010.
=================== Studio Happenings: ==================
We've got New Year egreets for you to send: http://www.fborfw.com/fun/egreets3/index.php?page=newyear
They're free and fun!
Don't forget to play our winter games:
Snowman Showdown (back early by popular request): http://www.fborfw.com/fun/showdown/
Winter Wonderland: http://www.fborfw.com/fun/winter/
The studio crew will be back on the job on January 4th. If you're expecting an answer to a customer service question, we'll get back to you as soon as we can! Thanks.
Lynn hosted her friend, amazing animator Nancy Beiman over the holidays. You can find out more about Nancy here on her blog: http://madcartoonist.blogspot.com/. Check out a photo of Lynn and Nancy here: http://www.fborfw.com/newsletter/studiopic/lynn_nancyb.jpg
Just a note to update you on the whereabouts of the stuffed Farley dolls which many of you have pre-ordered. He arrived in Vancouver on the 15th of December. His next stop was Toronto, and then Lynn's studio here in Corbeil. We began shipping the Farleys out last week, and we'll continue as soon as the crew has returned from the Christmas break.
Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered; we really appreciate your ongoing interest in Lynn's work and we're sure you'll be happy with your stuffed Farley. Take a look at our News Bites page for some new photos. http://www.fborfw.com/news/004221.php
Check out our new, searchable catalog of FBorFW strips!
Using this great new tool, you can browse Lynn's entire collection of strips by storyline, by keyword or search by final panel. This "last panel" search is especially handy if you're interested in ordering a signed print (http://store.fborfw.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=48) and you need to find out the date of the strip.
Check out a selection of New Year strips by following the link below:
Or take a look at some older FBorFW strips that never made it into the collection books: http://catalog.fborfw.com/indexstripswithoutbooks.php
We're adding new features and improving the catalog on an ongoing basis, so check in and see what's new. Also please feel free to drop us a line if you see anything amiss or have a suggestion for new features.
From Lynn, regarding the desktop FBorFW calendars:
we've had quite a few requests for the day-to-day or desk calendars.Unfortunately these have been discontinued. I guess they did not sell as well as expected and the publisher decided to make a change. We do have a 2010 wall calendar, however, thanks to Wyman Publishing. They designed and produced it as one of their 10th anniversary calendars and we're so pleased to have it in stock. This is a limited run, however, so we don't have as many as we usually have in. Again, the cost of production is a serious factor these days. I hope 2010 is a great year for you and your family.
Sadly, we've sold out of our 2010 wall calendars already, but keep an eye on this page: http://store.fborfw.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=49&products_id=12 in case we manage to scrounge up a few more.
Join our official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Near-North-Bay-Ontario/Syndicated-Comic-Strip-For-Better-or-For-Worse/91672947902. We're up to more than 1700 fans - come join a big group of likeminded people and discuss the strip!
================== Great Websites We Have Found: ===================
http://earth911.com/ - not only is this site full of interesting environmental news and useful tips to help you be a green citizen of Planet Earth, it's a great resource for finding recycling centers in your area (if you live in the U.S.)
================== January'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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line January Trivia Contest. We regret that this contest is not open to residents of Quebec for legal reasons which we don't really comprehend.
1. When you visit the Strip Catalog, who's standing in the foreground of the family photo?
2. On what date does Moira tell Elly that she's fired Kortney? (Hint: use http://catalog.fborfw.com to find the answer)
3. In which book would you find the strip where April calls Canadians "multicluttered"? (Hint: use http://catalog.fborfw.com to find the answer)
================== December's Giveaway: ===================
Here are the answers to last month's questions.
1. Name two of the six animated specials collected on our new DVD. You can find the full list here: http://store.fborfw.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=127
2. What's Gord's last name? Mayes
3. What did Connie buy Phil for Christmas? A bathrobe and his favourite Scotch.
4. Who is the co-author of Farley Follows His Nose? Beth Cruikshank.
5. What colour is the icing on Elly's cupcakes in our Bake-Off game? Pink
=================== Ojibwe Word of the Month: ===================
Wabiska is the Ojibwe word for "white". We're certainly having a white winter in the Corbeil / North Bay area!
=================== Studio Photo of the Month: ===================
Here's a photo from the LJP Staff Christmas party: http://www.fborfw.com/newsletter/studiopic/2009_party.jpg
From left to right, we're: JoAnn (strip archivist), Steph (website developer), Lynn, Kevin (graphic designer), Lane (Lynn's son-in-law), Katie (Lynn's daughter), Liuba (accounts exec) and Janet (awesome housekeeper and baker).
=================== 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
=================== Shoppers' Section: ===================
Order Farley! http://store.fborfw.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=51
Animated specials on DVD: http://store.fborfw.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=23
The Bestest Present on DVD: http://store.fborfw.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=122
Check out the Bargain Bin: http://store.fborfw.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=52
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.