CXC Keynote Speaker: Lynn Johnston on “For Better or For Worse”

Lynn Johnston

September 28, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater
1871 N. High Street
Columbus Ohio 43210

Image courtesy of the artist.

Cartoonist Lynn Johnston discusses her nearly 30-year run with For Better or For Worse (1979–2008)—one of the most beloved comic strips in North America—at this talk that also features live drawing by Johnston as well as an interview by special guest Jessica Campbell. Johnston made history in 1993 by creating one of the first openly gay characters in a strip, and her unique approach to aging her characters in “real time” made the comic deeply relatable to its readers. A Canadian-born artist and humorist, Campbell works in comics, fiber, painting, drawing, and performance and teaches comics and comics history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and DePaul University.

A book signing with Johnston follows in the Wexner Center Store.

Lynn Johnston is one of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s three special guests participating in Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC)  We will also be welcoming Darrin Bell and Annie Koyama.

FREE with tickets at the Wexner Center for the Arts.