Once I returned home from my meeting with Flash Fairfield at NEA in Cleveland, I did a little happy dance and then immediately started coming up with characters for a comic strip. Since the work I was doing was only about a quarterinch removed from real life, I decided not to stray too far for the characters’ identities either. So I simply looked to my friends and coworkers as models for my characters.
*From the introduction to The Complete Funky Winkerbean Vol. One