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Exhibition Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Lynn Johnston (b. 1947). For Better or For Worse. “All In Favor of Our Library Fund-raiser to Be a Yard Sale?” May 5, 1984. Ink, opaque white, and graphite. Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (023.01.00) FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE © 1984 Lynn Johnston Productions. Dist. By ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. LC-DIG-ppmsca-59979

Family and Community

Lynn Johnston continued the tradition of aging characters, which had begun in Gasoline Alley, but also broadened the scope of comics by making central the voice of Elly, a wife, mother, and woman who evolves over time. Shown here with members of her community, she appears startled when her house is chosen as the venue for a library fundraiser.