I loved your recent article that you wrote about your memories of your encounter and friendship with the late stand-up comic and actress Phyllis Diller who recently passed away last month in your "News Bites" section on your website! You were a very lucky lady to meet such a legendary and groundbreaking comedy icon like her in your life! Have you had any other celebrity encounters that you had in the past that you've became friends with and stayed in touch with over the years that left a lasting impression on you as a person and/or cartoonist, Lynn? Thank you for sharing your memories of both Phyllis Diller and the makings of your "For Better Or For Worse" comic strips!
Chris, Roanoke, VA, USAMy closest "famous" friendship was with Charles Schulz of "Peanuts." Over the years, I've had the good fortune to meet many outstanding performers. The one I keep in touch with is Don Harron - Canadians know him best as comic character "Charlie Farquarson." Don has been a mentor and a dear friend for many years. Author Farley Mowat is someone I keep in touch with. We met many years ago when I was asked to do a caricature of him for a book promotion. I named the dog "Farley" for Farley, which resulted in some funny correspondence and a weekend stay at his and his wife Claire's summer home on the east coast. I've corresponded with Stuart McLean and once got a wonderful letter from Red Skelton! I had a beer with Robin Williams during the writer's strike. He was working with Second City in Toronto - he won't remember me, now! ... So, I've been on the periphery - not really knowing famous funny folks, but being in the room, as it were ... and hanging out. When it comes to making contact with people I admire, I'm pretty shy and prefer to keep close to the wall. So ... no big stories ... just some nice memories! LJ Awwwweee, Farley - best dog ever! Hope he gets better soon, eh?!
Lucia, MontanaIt's a biffy. Common term. :) But then I hale from BC, so perhaps it's a common BC slang.
Sandy, Red Deer, ABJust received my very own Ned and promptly attached him to my window! Thank you! PS; About the http://catalog.fborfw.com/indexid.php?q=464) strip... I think that John is standing behind a chair, maybe. Or maybe he needs to go on a bit of a diet! LOL
Mylene S, Ottawa, ONYes, we all really loved Farley. How could anyone not love him? When he really did "die" in the strip, I cried!
Bonnie Stokesdale, NC