Last but not least, sometime after moving Crankshaft to Universal Press Syndicate we started sending out Christmas cards to all of the Crankshaft and Funky Winkerbean features editors at our client papers. I thought you might like to see what only editors have seen before, so we’re including the cards for the years included in this volume—I think. I never put any dates on the cards, thinking that they would come in handy if they were ever included in a collection such as this (again, who does that?). I’ve tried to order them to the best of my recollection, and, unless you’re a newspaper editor who got one, you’ll never know anyway.
So, at the end of 1995, Funky Winkerbean could move ahead without its forward thrust being blunted by the demands of the dreaded deadline doom, and I could settle down to doing the best work I could get away with. There were stories to tell and bridges to be burned.
From The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 8