The Lives behind the Lines

From  elaine pasquali

Title:  The Lives behind the Lines

Author:  Lynn Johnston

Lynn Johnston is the creator of the comic strip For Better or for Worse.  In this book, she uses a narrative approach to explore the lives of the characters: life transitions, self-discovery and relationships (family,  inter-ethnic, inter-racial and inter-generational.)  What ensues is social commentary thoughtfully illustrated by examples from Johnston’s comic strips.  For anyone interested in comics and their social impact this book is a must-read.  As a devotee of For Better or for Worse, it’s a book  that I re-visit frequently.

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