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Easter Goodies Are Here!

Our Easter games and colouring pages are back! Enjoy:

Easter Colouring Pages – print and colour some Easter FBorFW scenes!
Easter Egg Hunt – brand new for this year! Find the eggs in the Pattersons’ living room.
Easter Eggs – match the eggs and clear the board to win.
Egg-Scape – can you help Butterscotch catch all the chicks?
Scrambled Eggs – can you remember the order of all the eggs in the carton?

Is FBorFW Missing From Your Local Paper?

Sometimes people write to us asking why For Better or For Worse is suddenly gone from their local paper. Every paper’s comics section is managed by that newspaper’s editors, and they make judgement calls about which strips to run, based on comments from readers and different market factors.

We generally aren’t told when a paper drops the strip, but we do know that editors value customer feedback – if you’d like to see FBorFW reinstated, please just write a nice note to your paper’s editors and ask! It often works.

The Pattersons read the paper over John's shoulder

Coming January 12th: For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 5

The latest volume in the popular hardcover library of FBorFW books is being released tomorrow! Order from your favourite local bookstore, or find it online!

Collect the beloved newspaper comic strip that chronicles the saga of the Patterson family in real time, over three decades, in these definitive editions.

This volume features one of the most beloved stories in the strip’s history–the saga of Farley, the family dog. When little April gets into big trouble, it is up to Farley to come to her rescue. But that isn’t the only big event in the lives of the Pattersons. Michael heads off to college while Elizabeth navigates her teen years. Back at home, Elly and John deal with adult problems such as house renovations and menopause.

Lynn Johnston keeps the ongoing narrative fresh and interesting. Includes every comic strip from April 25, 1993 to August 31, 1996. Each volume also contains annotations by Lynn Johnston detailing motivations for certain strips, funny anecdotes, reactions from fans, and much more!

For Better or For Worse: The Complete Collection volume 5

“Johnston’s groundbreaking strip remains critical without being caustic and sweet without being sentimental. Here, from a woman’s perspective, was the reality of daily domestic life—beautifully drawn social satire, unafraid to skewer male chauvinism, or explore twin challenges of women’s lib and motherhood.” –The Globe and Mail

“An exquisite tome… Fans of the highest virtuosity in cartooning will relish this deluxe introduction to the Pattersons’ heartfelt and delightful story” –Library Journal

“Anyone who has been a kid or has been a parent ought to find something to connect or re-connect with.” –Cinema Sentries