You probably haven’t even had a chance to pick your copy of volume two yet, but look out! Coming in April 2019, we finish up the first decade of Lynn Johnston’s long-running family drama in FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, VOL. 3: 1986-89! Three-and-a-half years of dailies and full-color Sundays in one massive book!
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Dean and Kurtis are heading to San Diego next week for one of the biggest pop culture events in the world… The San Diego Comic-Con!
List below is an outline of the various LOAC-related panels and signings taking place over the extended weekend. Plus, we’ll have many copies of For Better or For Worse, Vol. 2 and The Goat Getters for you to have signed by Lynn Johnston and Eddie Campbell, respectively.
Plus, how do you get one of these? Keep reading to find out!
Dean Mullaney and Kurtis Findlay are back for another episode of the Library of American Comics & EuroComics Podcast!
In this episode, Dean and Kurtis talk about The Silence of Malka and For Better or For Worse, Vol. 2! Plus, Lorraine Turner returns to the show and she and Dean share stories from their recent trip to Italy! And if that isn’t enough: San Diego Comic-Con panel and signing info! The fate of Red Barry! Info about a new Alex Toth book! And a tease about an upcoming volume of LOAC Essentials!
We want to extend our congratulations to Lynn Johnston, who has been awarded the National Cartoonists Society Medal of Honor at the Ruben Awards in Philadelphia on May 26th!
Booklist has released a new interview with Lynn Johnston about her career as a cartoonist as well as revisiting her early strips when we were putting together For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 1.
Booklist was impressed with the first volume, calling it a “handsome hardcover”.
For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library 1979-1982 has earned a starred review from Library Journal. They call it an “exquisite tome.”
“Fans of the highest virtuosity in cartooning will relish this deluxe introduction to the Patterson’s heartfelt and delightful story.”
This first volume was so well received that the first printing sold out faster than any previous LOAC book! Be sure to snag a copy when you can so you don’t miss out on the humble origins of Lynn Johnston’s multi-generational story!
My wife and I bought our first bags of Hallowe’en candy today, gearing up for the hordes of ghoulies and ghosties who’ll be shouting, “Trick or treat!” at our front door at the end of the month. It’s easy to get in the swing of All Hallows around here — I don’t even need to see Hallowe’en-themed comic strips, like this 1980 grin from Tom Batiuk, to get me ready for this most innocently-fun of all holidays:
No, it’s easy for us to get in the Hallowe’en spirit because our neighbors down the street annually decorate their lawn in all manners of the macabre — inflatables (some of them over seven feet tall!), motion-activated exhibits, fog machines — you name it, they’ve probably done it during one Hallowe’en season or another.
Here’s a taste of how it looks in my neighborhood once the sun goes down …
The first volume isn’t even out and we’re announcing volume two? Yes, we’re plowing ahead and bringing you FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE: THE COMPLETE LIBRARY, VOLUME TWO: 1983-1986, by Lynn Johnston, coming in July 2018!