Volume 12 covers the story arc dealing with Lisa Moore’s heartbreaking battle with breast cancer, which became a finalist in the cartooning category of the 2008 Pulitzer Prizes. Other stories include Lisa defending comic shop owner John Howard in an obscenity lawsuit, Wally’s struggles with PTSD upon returning from the war in Afghanistan, and his return to Afghanistan with his wife Becky as part of a project to clear landmines. Marriages, graduations, births, and even the building of a new school all weave around and through Lisa’s story.
Since its debut on March 27, 1972, Funky Winkerbean has chronicled the lives of a group of students from the fictitious Westview High School. Relationships move to the front of the stage in this eleventh volume of The Complete Funky Winkerbean as the lighthearted dalliances of the past segue to the more mature partnerships of the adult world.
Since its debut on March 27, 1972, Funky Winkerbean has chronicled the lives of a group of students from the fictitious Westview High School. This tenth volume, spanning from 1999 through 2001, embraces the strip’s past while casting an eye to a bright future as Funky reminds us of the real challenges of being human.
A story from the comic strips that will make you laugh and cry
Originally a “gag-a-day” comic strip that portrayed life in high school, Funky Winkerbean evolved into a mature series of real-life stories. In 1999, Lisa Moore, one of Funky’s friends and a main character, discovered she had breast cancer. Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe is a collection of both the 1999 comic strips on Lisa’s initial battle with cancer and the current series examining her struggle with the disease and its outcome.
Slip-cased Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy contains all three hardcover editions
Prelude: Lisa’s Strory Begins is a collection of the early comic strips that bring Lisa and Les together and takes fans from the early days of their deep friendship through the birth of Lisa’s baby and the baby’s adoption. To be published simultaneously with Prelude, The Last Leaf: Lisa’s Story Concludes is the sequel after Lisa’s death from breast cancer in Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe. The Last Leaf recounts how Les and family cope with Lisa’s death and continue their lives.
The Toledo Mud Hens―a farm team for the Detroit Tigers―once had a budding pitcher named Ed Crankshaft — the main character in the Crankshaft comic strip. This enjoyable volume collects all of Crankshaft’s baseball-themed exploits. Fans will enjoy revisiting Crankshaft’s reminisces about his minor league pitching career and his comic attempts to recapture his youthful successes on the diamond.