Funky Winkerbean

The Takeaway: Funky Winkerbean Ages Along With Comic Creator Tom Batiuk

Posted on 05/30/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayComic strip “Funky Winkerbean,” created by Tom Batiuk, is celebrating a profitable 40-year-run in American newspapers. The strip debuted in 1972, featuring Funky, Les and other high-school age characters. But as Batiuk got older, he decided to let the characters age along with him. And like Batiuk and other boomers, they began dealing with adult problems, too.