Want a shot at owning an original piece of Lynn’s art (with some cool cameos?) Check out the Weekly Auction currently running at Heritage Auctions.
Proceeds from the winning bids in this special NCS “Popeye the Sailor’s 90th Birthday” auction will go to the NCS Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) charity that works in tandem with the National Cartoonists Society to advance the ideals and standards of the cartooning profession, to stimulate and encourage aspiring cartoonists through scholarships and educational programs, and to provide financial assistance to cartoonists and their families in times of hardship.
As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, we’re working with the talented team of animators at Greg Ford Animation to produce a series of animated gifs you can use in your chat and messenger apps!
Our Giphy channel is located here; we’ll be adding more soon. (If you need some instructions on how to use these, you can find how-tos for all the major social platforms here.)
Here are a couple of ’em! Explore the rest of the collection.
We’re excited to announce that the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. will be hosting an art exhibition featuring Lynn’s work in September, and she will be presenting her “chalk talk” at the Library of Congress.
Gallery Opening – The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston:
The exhibition will open on September 13th, 2019 and run through January, 2020. The Embassy’s art gallery is located next to the Newseum at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW and is open to the public Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, free of charge. Watch this page for more information.
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, D.C., 20001
Chalk Talk with Lynn at the Library of Congress:
“Cartoonist Lynn Johnston, creator of the long-running syndicated comic strip For Better or Worse, will discuss her career and artistic process while illustrating the presentation in real time.”
Fri, September 13, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Thomas Jefferson Building, Ground Floor
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540
Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2yKSQYb
Here’s the third part of our Things You Didn’t Know About FBorFW Series. Read the first part here, or the second part here.
When you started out, how well were you accepted by the old guard of cartoonists or by the newspaper community? Was there much jealousy or support as you began to succeed?
This is part two in a series of posts containing “Things You Didn’t Know About FBorFW”, based on some questions we asked Lynn. Read the first post here.
Breaking away from a “gag a day” format in family themed comic strips was, at the time FBorFW started, unique. Was it something your syndicate warned against or was worried about? Dramatic story strips were declining. Were they worried it might hurt the popularity of FBorFW?