From this year’s NCS Fest: click to watch the interview!
Join host and For Better Or For Worse creator LYNN JOHNSTON in celebrating PATRICK McDONNELL’S journey over the past 25 years with his iconic comic strip, MUTTS and everything along the way. Patrick is this year’s Elzie Segar Award-winner for his unique and outstanding contribution to the profession of cartooning.
Lynn and Patrick talk about everything from early influences like their friend, the late Charles Schulz, to the fantastic Lynda Barry, and working with Abrams Comic Arts Editor Charlie Kochman on Patrick’s new Book, The Art of Nothing. (Which is really something.)
Read “I Did Some Funny Stuff: An Interview with Lynn Johnston, Creator of FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE” on The Booklist Reader website. Here’s a snippet:
Re-examining my work from the beginning, I see how I progressed as an artist and as a writer. I was doing the best I could do at the time under pressure from deadlines and from parenting two busy kids. I did some funny stuff. I can see that now, and it makes me laugh out loud.
Lynn recently appeared on the Great Big Beautiful Podcast, on GeekDad.com., with Jamie Green and Justin Connors.
Their comprehensive interview with Lynn is more than an hour long, and covers a lot of ground! Tune in and enjoy.
GoGomics interviewed Lynn, about her experiences as a female cartoonist, for International Women’s Day. Check out the full interview here.
When Lynn Johnston created For Better or For Worse in 1979, she was a pioneer — one of small number of women cartooning from their own points of view and under their real names. This International Women’s Day, we caught up with Johnston for her perspective on the evolution of comics under her tenure. We wanted to find out how history shaped her early experiences as a professional cartoonist, and how her ongoing success shaped history and contributed to a more inclusive comics page. Read on for a reflection on her career and to catch up on her current exploits.