Match to Flame 131

Nov 11, 2020

In 1995, I was also honored with the Ohio Governor’s Award, joining previous recipients that included Bob Hope, Gloria Steinem, and Erma Bombeck. It was a terrific honor, and its timing couldn’t have been better. In honoring my addressing of social issues such as teen pregnancy, dyslexia, and literacy, it validated the direction I was taking my work. I felt very strongly about the writing, but that didn’t mean there weren’t moments (the bluffing stuff, remember?). So, yeah, it put a cherry atop a successfully baked cake and gave me a pat on the back. A pat on the back can push you a very long way.

From The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 8

Some Other Posts We Thought You Might Like

Cover Me 14

Cover Me 14

There may have been better logos than the All Star Comics title, but not many.
Cover Me 118

Cover Me 118

Ted Sikora's booth at the Akron Comicon last Fall was directly across the aisle from mine. This cover was on a ...