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(Characters) move into your home and into your head," Lynn Johnston
writes about her For Better or For Worse creations. "They
talk and can be heard in conversation-with you, with each
other......... They allow you to be a part of their world inasmuch
as you have asked them to be a part of yours."
That sentiment also applies to the millions of faithful For
Better or For Worse fans who follow the popular family strip
each day. Suddenly Silver celebrates that decades-old
relationship between creator, characters, and readers.
Millions of readers share a daily relationship with Lynn Johnston
and her cartoon family, the Pattersons. Suddenly Silver:
Celebrating 25 Years of For Better or For Worse allows these
faithful friends-and new readers, too-to honor that long
association through a one-of-a-kind collection of strips that also
includes Johnston''s musings about her real life and how it''s
reflected in one of the cartooning world''s most beloved and
Suddenly Silver is divided into three sections using
cartoons from the strip''s early, middle, and more recent years.
This insightful structure enables readers to revisit favorite
earlier strips and to watch the development of storylines and the
growth of characters over the years. Throughout it all, readers
will find the same focus on everyday family life humorously
portrayed through the good and the not-so-good days. All the
cherished characters are present, including parents Elly and John,
their children and grandchild, Grandpa Jim, and of course the
Johnston''s thoughts about them, their individual development, and
their familial evolution makes Suddenly Silver
particularly captivating. As Lynn describes her work, readers get
to share in the Pattersons'' rendition of real life through the
heartwarming, the humorous, the tragic, and the triumphant. This
book, like the cartoon it honors, will make readers smile while
emphasizing what''s important in life.
For Better or For Worse: What a run! What a celebration!
What a future to look forward to!