Monthly Archives: August 2018


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Originally Run: 1989-08-02
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Originally Run: 1989-08-03
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Originally Run: 1989-08-04
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Saturday August 4, 2018

Lynn's Comments: When I cleaned out my mother’s house, the downstairs was filled with cooking magazines, plastic containers and canning jars. "You never know when these things will come in handy!"
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Originally Run: 1989-08-05
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Sunday August 5, 2018

Lynn's Comments: If you can come up with a strip that has no words, it’s a real plus. With the right subject, the right imagery, facial expressions and timing, a joke with no words is as much fun for the artist to work through as it is for the reader. Strips with no dialogue need no translation and can be published anywhere. This style of comic strip is not easy to do. Artists who consistently produce wordless, beautifully constructed comic strips have always had my sincere admiration. Canada’s Doug Wright was one of these.
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Originally Run: 1989-08-06
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Originally Run: 1989-08-07
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Originally Run: 1989-08-08
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Originally Run: 1989-08-09
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Thursday August 9, 2018

Lynn's Comments: This was the reaction we had when my first husband and I bought our first house. It was 1971 and that night when we went to bed, we kept saying over and over to ourselves, "What have we done?!"
About This Strip:
Originally Run: 1989-08-10
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About This Strip:
Originally Run: 1989-08-11
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Saturday August 11, 2018

Lynn's Comments: When I was a child, I looked at many things as if they were animate objects. Drawer pulls, for example looked like smiles. A bathtub faucet and handles could look like a face with a long curved nose. A radio dial looked like a smile with many teeth. Houses, to me, had personalities, and some, like this one, even had a "face."
About This Strip:
Originally Run: 1989-08-12
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Sunday August 12, 2018

Lynn's Comments: My mother had a garbage philosophy: "Put one human being in a house for one hour and there will be garbage." I think she was right.
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Originally Run: 1989-08-13
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Originally Run: 1989-08-14
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Tuesday August 14, 2018

Lynn's Comments: In panel 3, if you check out the way Elly’s hair bunches up at the back of her neck it looks like an ampersand. It interferes with the word "an" —as if it was the word "and." When I saw this strip in the paper, I realized I'd forgotten to white out the error and redraw her hair!
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Originally Run: 1989-08-15
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Originally Run: 1989-08-16
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Originally Run: 1989-08-17
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Friday August 17, 2018

Lynn's Comments: When I read this stuff, I can hear myself lecturing my kids. I can also hear my folks lecturing me. My grandkids aren't old enough for this kind of lecture, but it will come. Oh yes, it will come. We parents all sound exactly the same!
About This Strip:
Originally Run: 1989-08-18
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Originally Run: 1989-08-19
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Sunday August 19, 2018

Lynn's Comments: I know the kids today are wearing a lot more than shorts and a helmet when learning to ride a skateboard. We've tried many times to bring the strip up to date by adding seat belts and helmets, and removing sexist remarks and cigarettes. I thought about adding kneepads to Elizabeth’s gear here, but then there would be no gag.

I know I will get comments, so let’s add another family truth to this: Elizabeth has knee and elbow pads and has been told to use them. It’s just too much trouble to do so, however, and now she is learning a good lesson about safety and protection. And the ice cream is not her favourite flavour.
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Originally Run: 1989-08-20
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Originally Run: 1989-08-21
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Originally Run: 1989-08-22
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Originally Run: 1989-08-23
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Originally Run: 1989-08-24
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Originally Run: 1989-08-25
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Originally Run: 1989-08-26
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Sunday August 26, 2018

Lynn's Comments: Ahhhh, 39. It seems so long ago. A friend of mine has just turned 40 and I told her that she is beginning the best years of her life: "You're mature and confident, you've found your career, your children are old enough to feed themselves, you're still young and active and you still recognize yourself in the mirror!" Yes, 39 was a great year, turning 40 is fine, too…and you have 10 years until the dreaded 5-0. Amazing how quickly those 10 years will fly by!
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Originally Run: 1989-05-28
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Monday August 27, 2018

Lynn's Comments: I got into some trouble with this idea. Too many kids decided to make superteddys. I liked the storyline, but the readers did not! Super Teddy had a very short-lived run (or flight!)
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Originally Run: 1989-08-28
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Originally Run: 1989-08-29
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Wednesday August 29, 2018

Lynn's Comments: Whenever I added a new character to the strip, it added to the complexity of the story. Mrs. Grunion promised to be a lot of fun to work with, but she would have cut into the other characters’ roles. Since I only had one statement a day in which to tell a story, I had to gloss over some potentially great characters. After I retired and we were doing an assessment, my archivist, Stephanie, told me that during my career in syndication, I had created over 90 characters! Wow. This was something I never knew.
About This Strip:
Originally Run: 1989-08-30
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Originally Run: 1989-08-31
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Originally Run: 1989-09-01
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