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The Complete Funky Winkerbean, Volume 14, 2011-2013

512 pages
The Kent State University Press

The next Funky generation hits their stride

The latest chapter in The Complete Funky Winkerbean saga sees the sons and daughters of the original Funky gang starting to make their mark on the world by playing in basketball championships, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, and being deployed to war zones. Along the way there are graduations, weddings, and anniversaries––including the 40th anniversary of Funky Winkerbean. In an introduction to the strips, Tom Batiuk shares fresh insights about what was transpiring behind the scenes when the work in this volume was being created.

Author Bio

Tom Batiuk is a graduate of Kent State University. His celebrated Funky Winkerbean comic strip concluded its 50-year run on December 31, 2022. Its spinoff, Crankshaft, is still carried in hundreds of newspapers throughout the United States. Batiuk was a finalist in the cartooning category of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize awards for the series of daily comic strips that chronicled the death of longtime character Lisa Moore, which were collected in the Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy. His Funky Winkerbean series and Roses in December were finalists for the 2016 Eisner Awards.