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Strip For 072684
ID: 665
Publication Date: 1984-07-26
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly is startled from her newspaper by clanging, crashing and banging. She finds Elizabeth banging on the pots and pans and asks what the noise is about. Elizabeth thought it was too quiet with her brother gone.
Caption: It was too quiet in here!
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Strip For 092084
ID: 710
Publication Date: 1984-09-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Making Ends Meet (Signed Copies)
Description: John is reading the newspaper when Michael complains about Elly's grouchiness. John blames it on hormones and Elly freaks out on him. There is nothing wrong with her, she's just fed up with being a maid. Michael sees John's point.
Caption: I hear that! There's nothing wrong with me. I'm just sick of picking up after YOU! I see what you mean.
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Strip For 122884
ID: 774
Publication Date: 1984-12-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: The Last Straw (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: John is reading a newspaper when Michael lists the awful things Elly is making for the New Year's party. Cheese, liver, olives with fish. He asks why she makes that stuff. John says after a few drinks even her regular cooking tastes good. Elly overhears.
Caption: But after a few drinks, even her regular cooking tastes good.
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Strip For 051490
ID: 1564
Publication Date: 1990-05-14
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Farley claiming his space, reading the newspaper, John
Caption: I Suppose I'm Sitting On Your End Of The Couch
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Strip For 051590
ID: 1565
Publication Date: 1990-05-15
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Remembering Farley (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: John is sitting on the couch reading his newspaper. Farley is sitting beside him. John tries to assert his ownership of the sofa, but ends up with Farley lying on his lap, on top of his paper.
Caption: I'm Not Moving, So You'll Just Have To Compromise. No caption.
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Strip For 021095
ID: 2679
Publication Date: 1995-02-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Starting From Scratch (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Journalistic integrity, judgment call, Michael. The editor of the school newspaper wants Michael to publish the story he wrote about the janitor, who has requested that the interview be kept private. Michael has to make the call.
Caption: Aaaaaaughhh!
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Strip For 060595
ID: 2728
Publication Date: 1995-06-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Love Just Screws Everything Up (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Stringer, writing for the newspaper, Michael, Elly, Elizabeth, April, John
Caption: ... I Thought It Was A Description Of You With A Beard!
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Strip For 060895
ID: 2731
Publication Date: 1995-06-08
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Love Just Screws Everything Up (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Article in the newspaper, Michael, Elizabeth
Caption: There's Only Three Lines Of It - But Isn't That A Great Photo?!
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Strip For 060995
ID: 2732
Publication Date: 1995-06-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Love Just Screws Everything Up (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Daly's Garage has become Gordon's Garage, newspaper article, antique dealers arrive, Elly, Michael, Gordon
Caption: Yeah ... I Wonder If Gordon Knows It's Been Printed
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Strip For 061095
ID: 2733
Publication Date: 1995-06-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Love Just Screws Everything Up (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Gordon's Garage, getting published in the newspaper, Michael
Caption: If There's One Thing I've Learned In This Life, Mike, It's : When Opportunity Knocks ... Don't Knock The Opportunity!!
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Strip For 071295
ID: 2755
Publication Date: 1995-07-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Love Just Screws Everything Up (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Appearances, job at the newspaper, meeting the editor, Valley Voice, Michael, Rhetta
Caption: ... She Told Me To Shave
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Strip For 071595
ID: 2758
Publication Date: 1995-07-15
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Love Just Screws Everything Up (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Newspaper interview for the Valley Voice, Wrestlemania, Michael
Caption: Where Are We Going, Anyway? Wrestlemania. No caption.
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Strip For 060281
ID: 3684
Publication Date: 1981-06-02
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: John is reading the newspaper and is disturbed by loud banging and crashing noises. Catches Michael and Elizabeth having a pillow fight and shouts at them to cut it out. Not exactly the pitter patter of little feet.
Caption: So much for the pitter patter of little feet.
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Strip For 100179
ID: 3695
Publication Date: 1979-10-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: While John is reading a newspaper, Michael asks him "what's sex"? John struggles to explain. Michael laughs and tells him it's the number between 5 and 7.
Caption: Just how much does the kid know....
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Strip For 121979
ID: 3745
Publication Date: 1979-12-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Baby Elizabeth pulls on a lamp cord spilling things off of the table. She unrolls the toilet paper, shreds a newspaper and kills a plant. Elly ends her phone conversation with her mom because Elizabeth is being "too quiet".
Caption: I'd Better Go, Mom ... Elizabeth Is Being Too Quiet
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Strip For 101080
ID: 3905
Publication Date: 1980-10-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: I've Got The One-More-Washload Blues (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: Something Old, Something New (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly looks through the newspaper for jobs. She is frustrated because she is either over qualified or under-qualified for all of the jobs. She wants a challenging career in her field... if she can remember what it is.
Caption: - if I can remember what it is...
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Strip For 110481
ID: 4089
Publication Date: 1981-11-04
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Is This "One of Those Days", Daddy? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: In her night school class, Elly says that as a writer she needs to be an entertainer, especially in newspaper reporting. She's been an avid subscriber to the daily newspaper since they got the dog.
Caption: Let's see... how old is the dog...
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Strip For 091182
ID: 4220
Publication Date: 1982-09-11
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly is unable to find the Valley Voice newspaper office on Bryce St. She is told that it is at the rear of 2107 with yesterday's paper in the window. Elly wanted to start small anyway.
Caption: Oh well... I wanted to start small.
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Strip For 091582
ID: 4223
Publication Date: 1982-09-15
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: Suddenly Silver (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: The editor of the Valley Voice newspaper asks Elly to tackle their Library Corner. She thinks it might not be much of a challenge but Elly is very excited about the assignment.
Caption: Lois Lane, eat your heart out!!
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Strip For 091782
ID: 4224
Publication Date: 1982-09-17
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly is very excited about seeing her work in print. The newspaper job is a challenge she can really get into. John smiles at her and when she tells Michael that she's now a career woman he simply asks her what's for supper.
Caption: Neat. What's for supper?
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Strip For 100682
ID: 4240
Publication Date: 1982-10-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly shows John and Michael her first column in the newspaper. The boys are unimpressed and Elly is forced to praise herself.
Caption: Elly! - you are sensational!
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Strip For 020783
ID: 4293
Publication Date: 1983-02-07
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It Must Be Nice to Be Little (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: In The Beginning, There Was Chaos (Signed Copies)
Description: Elly complains to Michael about the people at the Valley Voice newspaper. They think that they are doing Elly a favour by printing the library column she writes for free. She would stand up for herself but she lacks nerve. Michael offers to go with her.
Caption: Want me to come with you?
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Strip For 112885
ID: 4538
Publication Date: 1985-11-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly reads the newspaper. She is reading about people starving where people are too weak from hunger to stand in line for their milk ration and raiding anthills for rice. Michael and Elizabeth come in claiming they're starving and asking for supper.
Caption: What's for supper, Mom? We're STARVING!!
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Strip For 052286
ID: 4615
Publication Date: 1986-05-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Keep the Home Fries Burning (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: While Keith is reading the newspaper, Dawn informs him that Michael and Brian are touching his trains. Brian accuses his sister of being a tattle-tale. She corrects him by saying she is a reliable source. Keith checks his trains for damage.
Caption: I am not a tattle-tale... I'm a "reliable source."
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Strip For 092286
ID: 4680
Publication Date: 1986-09-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly is excited to see herself on the front page of the Lifestyles section in the newspaper. Michael is embarrassed. Elly says somebody has to get out there and fight for the arts and the Old Town Hall Theatre. Michael wishes it were somebody else.
Caption: …couldn't it be somebody else?
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Strip For 110586
ID: 4706
Publication Date: 1986-11-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly is lamenting all of the work she's done to save the Old Town Hall Theatre. John finds an article in the newspaper. The counselor Elly had been talking to has passed the grant for the Theatre, and taken the credit for the fight. He wants to be mayor.
Caption: This and other issues were brought forth when Mr. Radcliffe announced his candidacy for Mayor early this morning.
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Strip For 122086
ID: 4734
Publication Date: 1986-12-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: It's All Downhill From Here (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly returns from her ordeal with the doll that is in demand. She's already started to think of it as special, yet John thinks it is ugly. He says the face is like the back end of a horse. Elly throws his newspaper at him. He qualifies his statement.
Caption: … on the other hand … if you like horses ……
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Strip For 051488
ID: 4964
Publication Date: 1988-05-14
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Pushing 40 (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Grandpa's old sayings, weight issues, loaded questions, sprayed with the hose, reading the newspaper, John, Elly
Caption: Mind You ... He Didn't Say It Often
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Strip For 091988
ID: 5020
Publication Date: 1988-09-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: A Look Inside...For Better or For Worse: The 10th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Looking for affection, everyone is busy with something, homework, supper, reading the newspaper, Elizabeth, John, Michael, Elly
Caption: ... Have You Got Any Hugs You Can Spare?
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Strip For 100188
ID: 5023
Publication Date: 1988-10-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Know which book? Let us know!
Other Books: A Look Inside...For Better or For Worse: The 10th Anniversary Collection (Signed Copies)  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Relationships, understanding girls, talking to John, reading the newspaper, playing road hockey, games with rules, Michael
Caption: If I Hafta Play Games With Somebody ... I Want Rules I Can Understand!
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Strip For 051690
ID: 5324
Publication Date: 1990-05-16
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: If This is a Lecture, How Long Will it Be? (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A  
Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Kids are fighting, John trying to read the newspaper after a long day at the dental clinic, yelling, reading in the bathroom, Elly wants in, Michael, Elizabeth
Caption: Are You Going To Be Long, Honey? - I'd Like To Take A Bath
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