When Lynn Johnston was growing up in 1950s North Vancouver, she loved the challenge of going into the woods and painting rivers. “But I didn’t get any laughs,” recalls the famous cartoonist. “And I was the kind of kid who would do anything for laughs.” In school, Lynn’s antics would get her in trouble. “The teacher would say, ‘Do you want to be the class clown?’ I would cringe and say, ‘No.’ ” But the truth was, “Yeah, I do!”
Read more here, and watch the video of the interview (at Lynn’s new home in North Vancouver).