Toronto Mike

FBOFW to Stop in Fall 2007


Lynn Johnston's "For Better Or For Worse" is my favourite comic strip by a very large margin.  It's the only strip I read daily and I've been reading it since I was a little whipper-snapper.

Not only is it well written with a great balance of humour and reality, but the characters have aged in real-time.  Sadly, the end is near.  Lynn Johnston will freeze the characters' ages next fall when she takes a well deserved break from it all.  "I feel I've done the best I can do for as long as I can do it," she said. "It's time."

It saddens me to think there will soon be mornings when I can't check in on The Patterson's.  For the first time I will age while Michael Patterson stays in his early 30s.  The long rumoured ending for the series will be Elizabeth marrying Anthony and uttering the words "for better or for worse" in the final panel.  However Lynn decides to end things, I'll be there reading.

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