Wednesday, August 22, 2007

For FAREWELL

The Seattle Times picked up this Pennsylvania article about Lynn Johnston planning to retire/recycle "For Better or For Worse."

Granthony haters should note this bit:

"Though Johnston originally planned to bring all the current story lines to a decisive close in September, the change will instead be more gradual. She wants to explore the budding romance between Elizabeth and Anthony.

"I'm interested and readers are interested to know what is going to happen with Anthony and Elizabeth," she said. "That resolution can't happen too fast. They've only just started to see each other again after a long time apart."

Yeah, readers are "interested," if "interested" means "HORRIFIED."

7 comments:

Michael Berry said...

You should read this lengthy, director's cut of Mautner's Johnston interview:

http://panelsandpixels.blogspot.com/2007/08/lynn-johnston-part-two.html

Anonymous said...

I really want Candace to belt Liz in the face and snap her out of this idiocy.

zee said...

Oh, barfola. You know this is just her passive-aggressive response to all the well-deserved Lizard & Granthony hate. As with her nigh-intolerable characters, it's everyone else who's in the wrong... couldn't possibly be her...

Lynn, we hardly knew ye. Now please go away.

gnomeloaf said...

Here's what I want to know...well, amongst other things...has Therese ALWAYS been responsible for that mustache, or was that a backload on Lynn's part?

Ellie said...

I assume it's mostly retconning on Lynn's part -- Anthony had the mustache early in the engagement (as evidenced here:
http://www.chron.com/apps/comics/showComic.mpl?date=2001/12/28&name=For_Better_Or_Worse&week=1 )

Even if Therese "made" him grow it (what, using psychic facial hair powers?) it was presumably before or right around when he proposed to her. If he hated her pushiness so much, why'd he get married? Oh right, she "captured" him. Barf.

Katryn said...

I'm amused by the selective memory of Lynn. He's creepy; he basically made his wife have a baby she didn't want, he practically assaulted Liz right after she'd just been assaulted. He's the worst. I cannot believe anyone but the very senile can support this pairing.
And no one runs into a relationship being psyched about a kid and a crazy ex. they just don't.

Claudia said...

I just read the weekend strips. God, that horrible woman, getting PPD after Anthony tricked her into having a baby. How dare she be overwhelmed by motherhood! And going back to work? Gasp! Truly, she is the devil.