Sunday, 26 August 2007

One on one w/ Lynn Johnston

My interview with the soon-to-retire Lynn Johnston, creator of For Better or For Worse, is now up on CBC Arts Online:

Eager to retire from the daily grind of cartooning (yet apparently reluctant to give up her strip’s valuable newspaper real estate), Johnston has devised an unorthodox plan. After completing her current storyline in September or October, she will stop telling the continuing story of the extended Patterson family and begin running a mix of older strips and occasional newly drawn panels that will help reintroduce old storylines. No matter what the strip’s many fans think about this compromise, one thing is for certain: in a few weeks, the 28-year saga of the most famous Canadian family in the funny pages will come to an end.

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