Collingwood comic artist: Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse is a comic strip by Canadian artist, Lynn Johnston. It originally ran from 1979 to 2008 chronicling the lives of a Canadian family, The Pattersons, and their friends.

Cartoonist Lynn Johnston’s eye for detail and her uncanny sense of what real parents and children struggle with daily are a big part of her success.
— Go Comics

Lynn Johnston was born in Collingwood, Ontario - May 28, 1947.  She is the creator of For Better or For Worse which appears in newspapers across Canada and around the world. The story-line and the characters lead real lives. She was the first woman and first Canadian to win the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben. 

Johnston’s strip was ground-breaking in its adherence to narrative and emotional realism, and its refusal to engage in melodrama, superpowers, or anthropomorphic animals.
— For Better or For Worse

She became the first woman to win the Reuben Award for outstanding cartoonist of the year in 1985 from the Cartoonist Society and in 1988 she became the first woman to be president of this society.  She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1992 and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1994. Lynn continues to work from her home.

Posted on March 14, 2017 .