30 years of FBorFW
Elly sitting at a table with crumpled papers Back to the Drawing Board

In 1979, Lynn began to draw For Better or For Worse. Some of her earliest strips didn't make it to publication for a variety of reasons. We thought you'd like to see some of these rejected drawings, so we've collected them here!


Dentists particularly enjoyed seeing strips about John's dental practice; there's something about knowing other people share your professional tribulations. Here are a few dental strips which are just now seeing the light of day.

Lynn's Notes: This wasn't good enough to ink in. I kept it anyway in case I thought of a better way to use the art. If I could make a decent gag by erasing one or some of the panels, I was spared the time it took to draw something completely new. The deadlines weighed heavily and every little bit of time saved was appreciated.

Lynn's Notes: My husband nixed this one. It was a bit too negative, and dentists need all the positive press they can get. I think I eventually used the punch line, however.


Lynn's Notes: This was nixed from home because this gave the wrong impression of sedation.


Lynn's Notes: This one was just too sexy to print. It was, of course, based on real life at the clinic!