dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Lynn goes full-circle: the murals.

As you may or may not know, one of Lynn's first paying jobs as an illustrator was as a medical artist for a university health center in Hamilton, Ontario; not only did she draw anatomical diagrams, she was also responsible for creating charts, posters and artwork for the walls of the wards. Eventually, one of the doctors she'd encountered got her to collect some of the funnier material about the first few years of family life together into the pre-Patterson humor books (published when she was going by her maiden name) called "David, We're Pregnant", "Hi, Mom, Hi, Dad" and "Do they ever grow up?"; this led her to submit a strip with the working title "Meet the Johnstons" to the syndicate and thus to the beginning of her career as a name in the industry. It is thus sort of appropriate that one of her first post-retirement projects was to "create" three murals for North Bay's new regional hospital. By "create", it seems that she means that she made huge prints of pre-existing artwork made to be stuck on the walls like wallpaper and, if judged successful, has more old stuff on tap to place elsewhere. Be that as it may, it's sort of nice to see her going full circle. The reason I say that is that it shows that she's at least dimly aware of where her success started and simple decorum dictates that she give back.
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