It's June! May is an amazing month in our area; at the beginning we're often still getting snow, but by the end all the trees are leafy, blossoms are blooming, and the green things in our gardens are growing. June is the first month of the year when we can be confident we won't get snowed on!
Happy Birthday Lynn
Lynn's birthday was on May 28th! We're not revealing any numbers, but we think she looks great and we hope she has many more years to come.
New monthly contests:
Want to win cool FBorFW stuff? Scroll to the lower half of the newsletter for this month's challenges.
Lynn and Katie are just back from the Reuben awards!. They travelled (with Kate's hubby Lane) to Boston for the awards, which are the Oscars of the comic art industry. You can take a look at the list of this year's winners on the website for the National Cartoonists Society.
Have you seen Lynn's strip notes? Since September of last year, Lynn's been writing mini-memoirs underneath each daily strip. They've been getting rave reviews - check 'em out!
Farley And The Lost Bone, our brand new children's book, has been published and will be available in our shop very soon - and there will be a special deal that includes one of our popular Farley plush toys!
Uncover some summer fun with our warm-weather matching game, now on our site.
We've started making expanded character pages! Michael's was the first, and in May we finished Elly's page. Explore Elly's life through her relationship with other FBorFW characters, and re-read some of the milestone events in her life. These pages take some time to build, but we're hoping to release one new one each month until we've covered all the Pattersons. John's is coming this June!
Katie, Kevin and Lynn are working full days to get the next treasury book done for a June deadline (to be published this fall!) We'll keep you posted on our progress!
Our podcasts are now available through iTunes! If you have iTunes installed on your computer, you can subscribe to our podcasts and receive each new one automatically when it is added. You can also watch them right on our website.
Canadian TV fans might remember the animated FBorFW series that used to run on the Teletoon network. We've gotten copies of these shows in electronic format and are posting a segment per week on our site. Look for them here! Normally we post them on Thursdays, but this might change somewhat over the summer when our website developer is often away camping!
Have you joined us on Facebook yet? People who "like" our Facebook page get lots of chances to win signed books, and get first notice of new stuff on our site.
We keep getting asked "How do I get FBorFW by email?" Universal Uclick offers two types of accounts on GoComics.com - paid (Genius) and free - and both allow you to get comics by email. Sign up for your free account here. You can also learn more about the difference between services and upgrade to Genius level if you wish.
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Use coupon code SUMMER2011 for $5 off orders over $10 this summer! This coupon is good until September 1st!
Something Old, Something New is now available!
Colour Me Well - Lynn's colouring book!
$1 Wall Calendars - while they last!
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- We get it, Lynn; Canada is a frozen wasteland where we must build snow forts to protect ourselves from the elements and flying hockey pucks.
- Given how many plushies are still in her garage, it's no surprise that she's cross-promoting them with Farley 2, Electric Boogaloo.