Fundy Winkerbean, by Tom Batiuk (1977)
Funky Winkerbean (1977)

Tom Batiuk was a high school teacher before he started his celebrated comic strip 'Funky Winkerbean' in 1972. The comic started out as a look at everyday high school life. Throughout the years, Batiuk's comic matured into a series of real-life stories.

Funky Winkerbean, by Tom Batiuk

Batiuk started using sensitive social issues as alcholism, suicide, teen-dating, abuse and cancer in the series, which made him a groundbreaking artist in the genre. This earned him several awards. King Features distributes 'Funky Winkerbean' to about 400 newspapers worldwide. A spin-off strip starring side-character and talkshow host 'John Darling' was launched in 1979, scripted by Batiuk and drawn by Tom Armstrong (until 1985) and then Gerry Shamray.

Funky Winkerbean by Tom Batiuk
Funky Winkerbean (2008)

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Last updated: 2009-11-27

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