Longtime readers of the strip will remember that Lisa initially thought she had beaten breast cancer, only to discover the disease had returned several months ago.
The E&P story also has two other points of interest:
1) Creator Tom Batiuk is teaming up with several Ohio-based hospitals and cancer centers to set up a fund in Lisa’s name. Proceeds from the sale of his upcoming book, Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe, will go towards that fund.
2) After Lisa’s death, the strip’s storyline jumps forward in time ten years.
Expect to see a lot of similar stories on the newswire as we get closer to Thursday. I’m actually working on one right now.