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October 3, 2007

Tomorrow is a Good Day to Die

Filed under: Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, death, Funky Winkerbean, Lisa Moore — Cidu Bill @ 12:33 am

Looks like Lisa Moore might not be leaving this mortal coil alone on Thursday

Wednesday’s For Better or For Worse:youredeadjim.Gif
I just have to wonder… Surely Lynn Johnston knew when Lisa was scheduled to be put put of her misery; did she have to schedule Grandpa Jim’s death for the same day?

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9 Comments »

  1. I think it’s just a coincidence. Most comics, from my understanding, are done months in advance. I really don’t think they would have planed something like this.

    Comment by Ted — October 3, 2007 @ 5:18 am

  2. I thought Lynn said no more deaths? Maybe he is just going to be moved to a home, Iris can only take so much…

    Comment by tristara — October 3, 2007 @ 6:21 am

  3. Well, I think she said she wanted to have a strip where things would remain the status quo… and, this is rather morbid (unlike Brevity’s horseshoe gag), but it’s easier to do that if the old guy is dead.

    – Kef

    Comment by furrykef — October 3, 2007 @ 8:37 am

  4. I read on RAC.strips that this parallels developments with the “real” Jim.

    Comment by Dave Van Domelen — October 3, 2007 @ 9:19 am

  5. When I read FBoFW this morning, I knew this would be here! My first thought was, “Isn’t Dia de los Muertos in November?”

    Comment by Kit — October 3, 2007 @ 11:59 am

  6. For all we know, he’s in a coma…

    Comment by Michael Brown — October 3, 2007 @ 12:09 pm

  7. Maybe on Halloween all the artists will swap strips and kill off at least one character in the one they take over?

    Comment by Scott — October 3, 2007 @ 2:05 pm

  8. About 10 years ago there was an interview with Lynn about the future of FBOFW. She plans to retire, like the rest of us hope to, and so she had the strip planned to end when April graduates from HS, which is two or three years away. She didn’t mention plans for Grandpa, who has taken on a more prominent place in the strip than he had then. But, she did state intending to have the father die from a heart attack, Elly establish a life on her own, and I don’t remember a thing about the kids other than that they’d obviously be grown up and have their own lives. In fact, all I remember for sure is the 10 year time line to her retirement, the father’s death (and I’m blanking on his name, which is embarrassing), and that it would all wrap up when April graduates. Since she happened to be born on April 1, and on my own daughter’s 13th birthday, who is now 29, April is 16. She’d be starting her junior year now, although there’s been no mention of school starting that I recall, and Canada has two years of HS for the college bound. So, this has to wrap up in the next 2 or 3 years unless Lynn has changed her plans. I keep waiting for the father to have this heart attack, which my husband thinks is ghoulish.

    Comment by Ellen — October 6, 2007 @ 12:09 am

  9. ooops. I made a serious typo. I learned from Michael and Elizabeth that Canada has a second SENIOR year for the college bound. I don’t get that at all, but one of the older kids made a bid deal about the stupidity of going to the “first” graduation when they had another year of school. Hence my comment April has 3 years of school left, since she’s college bound.

    Comment by Ellen — October 6, 2007 @ 12:12 am


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