For those of us who have learned about Lynn Johnston’s separation from her husband (who left her for another woman), this Sunday’s For Better or For Worse may appear to be hitting close to Lynn’s home. According to a Chicago Tribune article (who’s opted not to describe the comic so as not to spoil it for readers), the strip was drawn years ago during the feature’s first year and apparently there was some pause as to whether to run it, but in the end Lynn chose to let it run.
“I really had that dream. … I put it in a strip, never thinking that it would ever be something that I would experience.
“I’ve been going over the very first strips that I did, and I decided to let it run. … I like it; it was good. It’s really kind of unique, considering the situation. The girls at [my] studio thought it was appropriate, and we all kind of smiled and said, yes, let’s run it.”