“In the early days, everything was in New York,” Johnston says. “There were some talented women cartoonists, but I don't think they got involved with the cigar-smoking, beer-drinking guys at the press clubs and literary society. Eventually, comic art spread out across the country. Cartoonists could live anywhere. You can live in your workplace.”
Among newspaper comics, Johnston's long-lived “For Better or For Worse” is still fairly unique. It's a warm, yet sometimes surprisingly complex, look at a normal family as it goes about its very normal life in suburban Toronto.