Farley Drawing Contest Entries – And Winner!

Here are all the entries we received for our “draw Farley” competition, with Lynn’s comments below each one. The winner is Number Four, below – if you’re the artist, we’ll be in touch shortly!


Farley Art Contest 1

#1) Nice arrangement and nice colouring. I find the “Farley” figure to be too small and fluffy to be like the dog in the strip. The eyes are “Manga” style, which isn’t like the Farley character. Great work, though!


#2) This is a really good “Farley”!


#3) For age 7, this is a really good drawing. All the elements are there and the artist has thought about furniture as well as characters. The perspective needs adjusting, but otherwise, I’d say this artist has talent!


#4) I choose this one as the winner because I like the composition. I like the way the dog is relating to the boy. This is definitely a “Farley look”. I like the fast and fanciful way the dog is drawn.


#5) This is too much like “Snoopy” to be a Farley drawing. Farley never danced on his hind legs. Nice drawing though. I think this is an older artist who has had some art training. Maybe even a pro!


#6) I love this charming little sketch! It’s just the head, but it’s a sweet drawing and I’d put it in third place!


#7) This is a good drawing, but because I am not familiar with computer drawing, I have a hard time knowing how this was done. If it was done freehand, then it’s a really good Farley. This is where “judging” these pieces is difficult! I would give this second place.


Vancouver Book Signing: November 9th

For Better or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston and Editor Kurtis Findlay will be on hand to sign copies of the brand new For Better or For Worse, The Complete Library, Vol. 1: 1979-1982, published by IDW/Library of American Comics.

RSVP via the Facebook Event here!

When: 9 November at 19:00–21:00 PST

Pulpfiction Books
2422 Main St,
British Columbia

All-New Halloween Products Are Here!

We’re so excited about Lynn’s new collection of Halloween tricks and treats! They’re available for a limited time in our Zazzle store.

Here’s a sampler of just a few of the fun things we’ve created, from Lynn’s brand-new Halloween art, never seen before on any items!


Video of Lynn Unboxing Her New Treasury Book

Watch Lynn Johnston and Kurtis Findlay unbox the first volume of the new For Better or For Worse series, from the Library of American Comics.

The official release date is October 25th – check your local comics shop for your copy!

Here’s a closer look at the cover!

New Website Feature: Tour the Patterson Home

One of our readers asked to see a tour of the Patterson family house, in fictional Milborough, Ontario. So, we’ve put together a collection of illustrations and diagrams to help you get a feel for the place where Elly, John, Mike, Lizzie, and Farley live.

Mild Spoilers: these pictures were originally drawn around the year 2000, so if you haven’t read the strip all the way through, you might be surprised by a couple of things.

Bonus: see if you can spot Ned Tanner in any of the images!

Tour the Patterson Home