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Photo, Print, Drawing [For better or for worse.] So rather than get a job now, I'll pick up the credits I'm missing - and maybe get my degree! / Lynn Johnston ; Lynn.

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Title

  • [For better or for worse.] So rather than get a job now, I'll pick up the credits I'm missing - and maybe get my degree! / Lynn Johnston ; Lynn.

Summary

  • Three panel comic strip shows Elly talking to Connie about the value of a college education as Michael and Lawrence eavesdrop. This family soap-opera comic strip by Canadian artist Lynn Johnston first appeared in 1979. The Patterson family, made up of John, the dentist father and Elly, Michael, and Lizzie, has aged in real time. It now includes another child April and grandchildren. The strip is notable for Johnston's willingness to confront real problems including death and sexual orientation.

Names

  • Johnston, Lynn Franks, 1947-, artist

Created / Published

  • 1980 November 19.

Headings

  • -  Women--1970-1990
  • -  Children--1970-1990
  • -  Neighbors--1970-1990
  • -  Education--1970-1990
  • -  Eavesdropping--1970-1990

Headings

  • Comics--1970-1990.
  • Ink drawings--1970-1990.

Genre

  • Comics--1970-1990
  • Ink drawings--1970-1990

Notes

  • -  Caption label from exhibit Drawn to Purpose New Narratives, New Voices: Beyond the Domestic. Over coffee with a friend, Elly Patterson, the central character of Lynn Johnston's comic shares aspirations beyond her domestic roles. Ensuing episodes chronicle her venturing outside her home to work in the town library and the local bookstore, which she eventually co-owns. Largely through Elly's voice, Johnston projects a strong female character's perspective on family life and her development as an individual who, like Johnston's other engaging characters, ages in real time.
  • -  Section title from item.
  • -  Copyright 1980, Universal Press Syndicate.
  • -  (DLC/PP-2003:133).
  • -  Forms part of: Art Wood Collection of Caricature and Cartoon (Library of Congress).
  • -  Exhibited: "Drawn to Purpose" in the Graphic Arts Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., March - October 2018.
  • -  Source: Don Markstein's toonopedia

Medium

  • 1 drawing : ink over graphite underdrawing with tonal film and paste-ons ; 19.5 x 37.1 cm (sheet)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • WOOD - CS, no. 5099 [P&P]

Repository

Digital Id

  • ppmsca 33041 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.33041

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2012647077

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-33041 (digital file from original drawing)

Rights Advisory

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Online Format

  • image

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-33041 (digital file from original drawing)
  • Call Number: WOOD - CS, no. 5099 [P&P]
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Johnston, Lynn Franks, Artist. For better or for worse. So rather than get a job now, I'll pick up the credits I'm missing - and maybe get my degree! / Lynn Johnston ; Lynn. , 1980. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2012647077/.

APA citation style:

Johnston, L. F. (1980) For better or for worse. So rather than get a job now, I'll pick up the credits I'm missing - and maybe get my degree! / Lynn Johnston ; Lynn. , 1980. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012647077/.

MLA citation style:

Johnston, Lynn Franks, Artist. For better or for worse. So rather than get a job now, I'll pick up the credits I'm missing - and maybe get my degree! / Lynn Johnston ; Lynn. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2012647077/>.