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For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 2 is Available!

Our second treasury book, The Complete Library, Vol. 2 is out now! Order it today from IDW Publishing, or check your local bookstore. (We won’t be carrying it in our online store – the sheer weight of this book makes it too expensive to ship from Canada).

Since their debut in 1979, the world has watched the Pattersons grow up in real time—and to many readers, they feel like family. The cast expands, and roles that will play a big part down the road are just starting to bud.

New adventures await Elizabeth as she enters kindergarten and has to spend some time in the hospital. Michael has to deal with a bully at school and takes a flight to Vancouver—all by himself! John has an unfortunate accident and is arrested for breaking and entering! And Elly finds a worthwhile cause in heading up a campaign to save the historic city hall that has been scheduled for demolition.

Volume Two collects the complete daily and Sunday comics from January 1983 through July 5, 1986, with all Sunday comics printed in color.

 

Do You Collect Comics Clippings? Can You Help Us?

[UDPATE: Thank you to everyone who helped – we’ve located all the strips!]

As IDW Publishing puts together the next of Lynn’s treasury books, we’re looking for some help to re-create the vintage colouring from when the strips were originally published, in 1983 and 1985. We’re missing some parts of specific strips – here is a list of dates, below, followed by images of the strips in question.

Full strip needed:
Dec 4, 1983
Dec 11, 1983
Dec 18, 1983
Top row of panels needed:
Sep 2, 1984
Sep 15, 1985
Sep 22, 1985
Nov 10, 1985
Dec 29, 1985

Full Strip:

Top row of panels needed:

Thanks for looking! We’ll be very grateful if you can help us locate the colour references!

– Lynn and the team.

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

Where:
Pulpfiction Books
2422 Main St,
Vancouver,
British Columbia

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!

For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library by Lynn Johnston

We have some very exciting news to share, courtesy of IDW Publishing and the Library of American Comics:

Welcome back, Elly, John, and the entire Patterson family as IDW Publishing and the Library of American Comics proudly announce For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library by Lynn Johnston. These definitive hardcover editions will collect the entire series in nine volumes, three books per decade of the strip.

For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 1

For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 1

You can read the complete press release here. The first volume will be available in October of this year; stay tuned to our website for more news, as it happens!