Lynn began drawing For Better or For Worse® in 1979, after signing a twenty-year contract with Universal Press Syndicate (UPS).
The saga of the Pattersons continued for 29 years, until August of 2008, when Lynn retired from the daily production of new strips and storylines.
In September of 2008, thanks to UPS — and the enthusiasm of longtime fans — FBorFW® began being republished, beginning with the first strips from 1979. It continues to run in repeats on our website, and in newspapers all over North America. Occasionally, Lynn will add a brand new strip.
The strips you're seeing now were originally published in January of 1988 . We've made some minor changes to maintain continuity and sense (who uses a typewriter these days?), but, otherwise, you're reading classic Patterson family stories.
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