In 1972, I was teaching Junior High art and doing a comic strip called Rapping Around, about kids in school, for a local paper.
I took that work to the newspaper syndicates, and on March 27th, 1972 Funky Winkerbean first appeared on the comics page.
I sat down at my drawing board in 1972…
And when I looked up at the clock, 50 unbelievable years had gone by.
November 6,1973 saw the first appearance of Harry L. Dinkle the World’s Greatest Band Director and a legend was born.
All of this and much more of Funky’s early beginnings can be found in The Complete Funky Winkerbean Vol. 1