Meet Lynn at a FANS: Funds For the Arts on the North Shore evening, April 20

FANS Funds for the arts on the north shore

Join the FANS board for a casual and intimate evening
in a beautiful  heritage home setting with FANS Distinguished Artist Award Winner Lynn Johnston.

Lynn will be discussing her creative process,
“For Better or For Worse”

Cake tastings and auction by North Shores finest bakeries.
Friday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $40 – Get Yours Here

Lynn’s Article on BoingBoing: Syndicated Strip or Graphic Novel?

Lynn's Article on BoingBoing: Syndicated Strip or Graphic Novel?

Lynn was recently invited to write an essay on cartooning for BoingBoing, “The award-winning zine, blog and directory of mostly wonderful things.”

When I was barely 20 years old, I got married. My husband and I settled into an old apartment in Vancouver, near English Bay. He was working for the CBC as a cameraman and I was an ink and paint artist for Canawest Films. I wanted to be an animator and was learning the industry from the ground up. We did commercials, public service announcements and piece work for Hanna Barbera. I was one of 16 young women hired to hand colour acetate cells. Having signed an agreement to not join a union, we took shifts and worked around the clock for $1.50 an hour. It was hard work, but I learned quickly and I realized that an animator makes other people’s drawings, other people’s characters, other people’s dreams come to life.

Read the rest here!

Do You Collect Comics Clippings? Can You Help Us?

[UDPATE: Thank you to everyone who helped – we’ve located all the strips!]

As IDW Publishing puts together the next of Lynn’s treasury books, we’re looking for some help to re-create the vintage colouring from when the strips were originally published, in 1983 and 1985. We’re missing some parts of specific strips – here is a list of dates, below, followed by images of the strips in question.

Full strip needed:
Dec 4, 1983
Dec 11, 1983
Dec 18, 1983
Top row of panels needed:
Sep 2, 1984
Sep 15, 1985
Sep 22, 1985
Nov 10, 1985
Dec 29, 1985

Full Strip:

Top row of panels needed:

Thanks for looking! We’ll be very grateful if you can help us locate the colour references!

– Lynn and the team.