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For Better or Worse

Why was every female so dykey?

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by Anonymousreply 5311/21/2020

Not dykey -- Canadian.

by Anonymousreply 112/08/2017

Did they contract Bryan Singer to draw the Michael character?

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by Anonymousreply 212/08/2017

It was the 80s; women didn't have to project delicate femininity. And yes, Canada.

by Anonymousreply 312/08/2017

Was April retarded?

by Anonymousreply 412/09/2017

The whole thing was a mess and got worse when Johnson went all politically correct, with her mulatto gay character, then when her husband dumped her loser ass in real life, she tried to take revenge on him by rewriting the strip so the father is now an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 512/09/2017

I don't know OP. Why are you so faggy?

by Anonymousreply 612/09/2017

R5 LOL. She got dumped?

by Anonymousreply 712/09/2017

I love how almost every female character has a mushroom cut.

by Anonymousreply 812/09/2017

Most boring comic strip ever.

by Anonymousreply 912/09/2017

I had TOTALLY forgotten this strip. Anybody remember The Circus of P.T. Bimbo? I only remember it for having what I thought was one of the greatest character's names ever.

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by Anonymousreply 1012/09/2017
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by Anonymousreply 1112/09/2017

Agree with everyone. Canadian AND from the prairies. A different league of aggressively unfeminine.

by Anonymousreply 1212/09/2017

Her husband left.het just as she was to.retire from drawing the cartoon.

She called it a Viagra breakup. He wanted to give approval the time and she was tired.

by Anonymousreply 1312/09/2017

In 1993, Lynn Johnstone had a teenage character come out. It caused her much turmoil, and money, as she was dropped from several newspapers.

In my opinion, she is one of the the few, true, straight heroes of the movement.

We speak your name.

by Anonymousreply 1412/09/2017

From t13:

"Give approval' was written as "screw all the time."

by Anonymousreply 1512/09/2017

She is a really nice lady.

by Anonymousreply 1612/09/2017

I have to give her credit for that coming out series. It meant a lot to me as I came out around the same time. I remember our local paper printing some hateful letters to the editor about it, though to their credit the paper didn't pull the cartoon.

by Anonymousreply 1712/09/2017

I didn't know this comic was made into an animated show. Was it good? Was it like The Simpsons?

by Anonymousreply 1812/09/2017

I thought it was cool that the characters aged in real time

by Anonymousreply 1912/10/2017

I always wanted to see Michael and Lizzie fuck. That would be hot. And have Picky-Picky watch.

by Anonymousreply 2012/10/2017

r16

Then why did her husband give her the Big A?

by Anonymousreply 2112/10/2017

That jazzy closing theme is hot fire, makes me want to grab a sax and play along.

I love the animation style; from character design to movement to shot-framing the show is a refreshing change from what we’re used to. The women look normal, like women I know, which is a credit to the art.

It’s a shame the script isn’t funny, at least not the episode OP posted - but it’s not American Dad! or Ren & Stimpy so perhaps we cynics need to appreciate it for what it is, a gentle slice-of-life family dramedy.

by Anonymousreply 2212/10/2017

I don't know how to link on my phone but if you Google her name there are several interviews where she talks about her divorce and the role Viagra played.

by Anonymousreply 2312/10/2017

For R22

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by Anonymousreply 2412/10/2017

I loved the comic strip. The coming out of Laurence was a big deal. Michael rejected him at first; his stepdad kicked him out of the house and he ran away before his mom had a change of heart. Later, when he got older, Laurence had a partner, who also became a regular character in the strip, too. Just another boring couple. (i.e. normal).

It's easy to dismiss this comic strip as a frau comic because it centered on Ellie, but really it offered something for everyone because of its diverse range of characters. Another memorable character was Elizabeth's teacher, who used a wheelchair. The death of the family's dog had some readers in tears. There were actual storylines, and there were surprises too; sometimes a character would reappear after years away. This strip was 100 times better than "Peanuts" or "Beetle Bailey."

by Anonymousreply 2512/10/2017

This thread got me to check out the For Better or Worse website.

The death of Farley the dog had me in tears. Like, sobbing.

by Anonymousreply 2612/10/2017

Peanuts was the superior strip. It went to shit in the '80s.

by Anonymousreply 2712/10/2017

That's nice that the comic strip had diversity and everything, but couldn't it have tried to be funny occasionally?

by Anonymousreply 2812/10/2017

Charles Schultz got a crush on Lynn which resulted in a brief estrangement

by Anonymousreply 2912/10/2017

Did it ever feature a Fat Broad?

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by Anonymousreply 3012/10/2017

Ellie was a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 3112/10/2017

bump

by Anonymousreply 3212/10/2017

Peanuts is the best strip there ever was. Followed by Calvin and Hobbs. You can't judge by '80s or '90s Peanuts. In the '60s and early '70s it was a beautiful, melancholy, and sometimes hilarious strip. Schutz ran out of steam around 1982.

For Better or Worse was never very funny. But it was compelling. And interesting as hell to watch the family grow.

by Anonymousreply 3312/10/2017

"Connie" looks EXACTLY like my dyke former boss.

by Anonymousreply 3412/10/2017

[quote]He wanted to give approval the time and she was tired.

[quote]"Give approval' was written as "screw all the time."

And people continue to use autocorrect WHY?

by Anonymousreply 3512/10/2017

This page goes into great details about health problems Lynn may or may not have, events leading up to her divorce that may or may not have happened, and whether sex or money or was behind her husband decamping.

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by Anonymousreply 3612/11/2017

Wow that blog reminds me of the nutcase who stalks that female cancer comedian Tig. Weirdness.

by Anonymousreply 3712/11/2017

That seems to be an invested group...

by Anonymousreply 3812/11/2017

It was no Cathy...

by Anonymousreply 3912/11/2017

Ack!

by Anonymousreply 4006/09/2018

[quote]Why was every female so dykey?

This really shows we live in Kardashian ho world.

by Anonymousreply 4106/09/2018

Notice how she made the illegitimate, mix race guy the gay one?

by Anonymousreply 4206/09/2018

I had a crush on Michael growing up and loved it when she drew him masturbating in bed to a nudie magazine (featured at the beginning of this clip):

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by Anonymousreply 4310/28/2020

They were so Canadian. Everyone going "to university"!

by Anonymousreply 4410/28/2020

"Most boring comic strip ever."

Allow me to introduce myself. . .

by Anonymousreply 4510/28/2020

Well, this strip was certainly no "Nancy" or "Family Circus". Meh.

by Anonymousreply 4610/28/2020

I also remember For Better Or Worse as being completely boring.

by Anonymousreply 4710/28/2020

It's true that lots of Canadian women have a dykey look about them.

by Anonymousreply 4810/28/2020

The strip should've ended with the whole family being picked off one by one by a serial killer.

by Anonymousreply 4911/21/2020

What was “revolutionary” about it was that the characters aged IRT. I was actually moved by the strip where the family dog died, rescuing the youngest girl from a river current. It took a week’s worth of strips, but you could see it coming, as the dog lay to rest while the rest of the family was joyously celebrating that the child was alright.

by Anonymousreply 5011/21/2020

The purpose of reading Nancy was that you KNEW it wasn’t gonna be funny. Just lots of slashes on top of their heads on the last frame.

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by Anonymousreply 5111/21/2020

R51 is like slapstick as a frame-by-frame cartoon. Set-up, punchline. The 3-pump chump of cartoons.

by Anonymousreply 5211/21/2020

No Datalounge cartoon discussion should miss this old website.

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