Why was every female so dykey?
For Better or Worse
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/21/2020|
Not dykey -- Canadian.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/08/2017|
Did they contract Bryan Singer to draw the Michael character?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/08/2017|
It was the 80s; women didn't have to project delicate femininity. And yes, Canada.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/08/2017|
Was April retarded?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||12/09/2017|
I don't know OP. Why are you so faggy?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/09/2017|
R5 LOL. She got dumped?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/09/2017|
I love how almost every female character has a mushroom cut.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/09/2017|
Most boring comic strip ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/09/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/09/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/09/2017|
Agree with everyone. Canadian AND from the prairies. A different league of aggressively unfeminine.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||12/09/2017|
"Give approval' was written as "screw all the time."
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/09/2017|
She is a really nice lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||12/09/2017|
I didn't know this comic was made into an animated show. Was it good? Was it like The Simpsons?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/09/2017|
I thought it was cool that the characters aged in real time
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/10/2017|
I always wanted to see Michael and Lizzie fuck. That would be hot. And have Picky-Picky watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/10/2017|
Then why did her husband give her the Big A?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/10/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||12/10/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||12/10/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/10/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||12/10/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||12/10/2017|
Peanuts was the superior strip. It went to shit in the '80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/10/2017|
That's nice that the comic strip had diversity and everything, but couldn't it have tried to be funny occasionally?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/10/2017|
Charles Schultz got a crush on Lynn which resulted in a brief estrangement
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/10/2017|
Did it ever feature a Fat Broad?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/10/2017|
Ellie was a cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/10/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/10/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||12/10/2017|
"Connie" looks EXACTLY like my dyke former boss.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/10/2017|
[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 Anonymous||reply 35||12/10/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/11/2017|
Wow that blog reminds me of the nutcase who stalks that female cancer comedian Tig. Weirdness.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/11/2017|
That seems to be an invested group...
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/11/2017|
It was no Cathy...
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/11/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/09/2018|
[quote]Why was every female so dykey?
This really shows we live in Kardashian ho world.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/09/2018|
Notice how she made the illegitimate, mix race guy the gay one?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/09/2018|
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):
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/28/2020|
They were so Canadian. Everyone going "to university"!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/28/2020|
"Most boring comic strip ever."
Allow me to introduce myself. . .
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/28/2020|
Well, this strip was certainly no "Nancy" or "Family Circus". Meh.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/28/2020|
I also remember For Better Or Worse as being completely boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/28/2020|
It's true that lots of Canadian women have a dykey look about them.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/28/2020|
The strip should've ended with the whole family being picked off one by one by a serial killer.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||11/21/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/21/2020|
R51 is like slapstick as a frame-by-frame cartoon. Set-up, punchline. The 3-pump chump of cartoons.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/21/2020|
No Datalounge cartoon discussion should miss this old website.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/21/2020|