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Lynn Interviewed by Gruppeteer Hansen

What’s a “Gruppeteer”, you ask? According to his various online profiles, he’s a young guy from New Hampshire, who hosts a YouTube show called Cartoons VS Cancer, and who “likes wearing pants”.

Gruppeteer Hansen invites people from the cartooning and animation industries to join him for interviews on his YouTube channel (Gruppet Studios); the Cartoons VS Cancer series is a fundraiser for his friend Maddie, who’s fighting Ewing Sarcoma.

He contacted us and asked to speak to Lynn, who agreed — below you can watch their interview, which they conducted via Skype.

We hope you enjoy it!

FBorFW Christmas Content is here!

It’s December 1st — time to bust out the decorations! Or, in our case, the games, colouring sheets, and new stuff for our shops.

Holiday Games

FBorFW Christmas Content - Holiday games.

Holiday Bake-Off — help Elly clear all the treats from the board
Christmas Matching — test your memory with our Christmas matchup game
Christmas Colouring — print and colour these fun pieces of Christmas art by Lynn

30 Years of Christmas Strips!

Read all of Lynn’s popular Christmas strips here in our archive.

 

FBorFW Christmas Content: new Zazzle collectionZazzle Christmas Collection

We’ve just created a brand-new line of Christmas items in our Zazzle shop. Some of these designs are Lynn’s personal holiday cards from years past, now available to everyone else!

20% Off Storewide in our Other Shop!

Have you been waiting to snag that special Christmas gift? We’re now offering 20% off everything, from now until December 15th at FBorFWshop.com — we have signed prints, collection books, DVDs of our beloved holiday specials, and more.

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Lynn: “Thanks for the FANS Award!”

On November 4th, Lynn won accolades from FANS (Fund for the Arts on the North Shore). Here’s a note about her experience:

Over the years, I’ve been given some wonderful awards, all of which I am extremely proud to have received.

The one I received on the 4th of November was especially meaningful, as it was not only a recognition of the work I have done, but a sincere and joyful welcome home. I have come back to North Vancouver, to the place I grew up; the same neighbourhood where some of my elementary school friends still live. I settled in to a place where everything was familiar, but I had stayed away from galleries and from the venues where I knew I’d meet the artists in the community. I just didn’t know how I’d fit in.

Pictured:  Mayor Richard Walton, District of North Vancouver, Lynn,   Councillor Mary Ann Booth, representing West Vancouver,  Mayor Darryl Mousatto, of the City of North Vancouver.

Pictured: Mayor Richard Walton, District of North Vancouver, Lynn, Councillor Mary Ann Booth, representing West Vancouver, Mayor Darryl Mousatto, of the City of North Vancouver.

I didn’t go to them, but the artists have found me. Not only have they embraced the work I do as being art, they have opened their doors to my friendship as well. For this I am humbled, honoured, and most grateful.

“They” are wrong. You CAN go home again!

Lynn J.

FANS Tribute to the Arts: Lynn to Receive Award

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Thank you to the folks at FANS (Fund for the Arts on the North Shore) for paying tribute to Lynn! (Tickets to the event have sold out.)

The ‘place to be’ for anyone with a passion for the arts, our annual awards gala recognizes and honours distinguished North Shore artists, provides funding support to local artists, and fund raises to sustain the Fund for the Arts on the North Shore (FANS) and its continuing support for the creative community.

The 2016 Tribute to the Arts will shine a spotlight on the outstanding cultural and creative achievements of two deserving artists; acclaimed dancer Jennifer Mascall, and writer/animator Lynn Johnston of For Better or Worse comic strip fame.

Griffin Art Projects is located at 1174 Welch Street, North Vancouver (east of Pemberton Ave.) Friday, November 04, 2016, 7-10 pm

Congratulations, Lynn!

 

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New: Two FBorFW Shops to Serve You!

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We just launched a brand-new Zazzle store, to bring you new shopping options! Now you can find For Better or For Worse characters on fine, affordable housewares and clothing items.

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We’ve also created some products featuring Lynn’s latest artwork — check out the Lynn Johnston Productions collection to see her funny fish, animal and Farley prints.

 

 

 

2017 Wall Calendars are Here Too!

Our wall calendars are now going to be available exclusively from our Zazzle store. Get your 2017 calendar today! This year’s theme is “Face the Music”!

Our Other Store is Still Around!

If you’re used to shopping at www.fborfwshop.com, there’s no reason to stop! This is still the place to get autographed books, signed prints, and other special FBorFW items.