Match to Flame 180

Match to Flame 180

Except for a handful of weeks, every Funky comic strip that has appeared in the newspaper was worked on by me at that board. The few weeks that were not done by me came when fellow artist Dan Davis stepped in to ink some weeks for me while I recovered following my...
Match to Flame 179

Match to Flame 179

That being said, its worth to me was incalculable. Going back to my days as the cartoonist on the Tuesday Teen Page for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, it was the starting place for every comic strip that I would ever create (a tip of the Funky felt-tip there to good...
Match to Flame 177

Match to Flame 177

 So, in the previous Funky volumes, I spoke predominantly to the writing aspect of comics and the constraints encountered therein, and I don’t want to pull on your coat anymore about that here (although I might; it’s still early in the intro, so I’m not making...
Match to Flame 178

Match to Flame 178

The story starts with the drawing board that my father took me to buy when I was in the seventh grade. By then, I had made it abundantly clear to anyone who would listen that my plan in life was to become a cartoonist. Pulling that off necessitated my acquiring a...
Match to Flame 176

Match to Flame 176

Magic. That’s what happened when my dad and I would sit on the florally festooned couch in our home on Herman Avenue in Akron, Ohio, Sunday mornings after church. I’d settle in with a piece of buttered, still warm, pumpernickel bread that we’d picked up at a bakery...