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!


This strip, like many of Lynn's earlier pieces that the editors sent back, was re-drawn and published later - leaving us with two copies in our archive:


This one also reappeared:


Lynn re-did the art here also:


Lynn's Notes: The position of the adults is less "cozy" in the second effort.
This gag merited being reworked as a Sunday strip:


Michael and Lawrence's argument eventually got published:


Lynn improved the art and timing in this strip:


"Fight" panels are visually interesting and fun to draw:


Lynn re-did this one as well.


This one, too, also saw publication:

Lynn transformed this idea into a Sunday strip:

These strips were consigned to the back of a drawer, to be rediscovered by the studio staff years later. What do you think - should they have made the papers?