The Complete Funky Winkerbean, Volume 13: 2008-2010
Embracing past while casting an eye to a bright future.
Since its newspaper debut in 1972, the comic strip Funky Winkerbean has chronicled the journey through life of a group of students from the fictitious West View High School. This thirteenth volume presents strips from 2008, 2009, and 2010. Mixing humor with serious, real-life issues, this volume of The Complete Funky Winkerbean demonstrates that comics that entertain us can also help us comprehend and navigate life’s most difficult challenges.
The Kent State University Press, Black Squirrel Books
January 24, 2024
9.5 x 1.8 x 7.13 inches
The characters of the Funky cartoon universe deal with the challenges of middle age
This latest installment of The Complete Funky Winkerbean presents the comic strips from 2008, 2009, and 2010 and ushers the original Funky characters into middle age. In true Funky fashion, the characters have to grapple with very serious issues: nearly fatal car crashes, a war abroad, and a tanking economy at home. These years also mark the first appearance of Cayla, and her arrival on the scene is where cartoonist Tom Batiuk’s new time-jump era begins to coalesce and take on its unique identity.