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posted on July 26, 2007

Okay, I realize that I’m about to totally contradict myself here, but there’s a good reason for it. All of the people who wrote in telling me about Funky being dropped from the L.A. Daily News are now writing to tell me that the paper is bringing Funky back. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they’ve missed out on the last week or so. Now the last thing I want is for someone to be culturally deprived, so here’s what I’m going to do.

Even though I said I couldn’t archive strips from the Lisa’s Story arc because of the forthcoming book, I kind of meant all of the strips. I don’t see why I can’t post the last couple of weeks so we can all be on the same page so to speak. So all of you L.A. readers who want to see what you missed can go to the archive section where the weeks are already posted. No need to thank me, it’s all part of the job.

Book coming soon

posted on July 20, 2007

I’ve gotten numerous requests for me to make the Lisa’s Story arc available by e-mail or to archive the material here on the site.

I’ve been very gratified by this response, but I’m afraid that, by contract, I’m unable to do that. The material has been licensed by The Kent State Universty Press who will be publishing the entire story arc including the work from 1999 in a book entitled “Lisa’s Story – The Other Shoe”. The book will be published the first week of October.

While I can’t provide the material at this point in time, you can go to the books section of this site where a link to Amazon has been provided for pre-orders. Again, I’d like to thank all of you, well almost all of you, for the kind and thoughtful e-mails that this story has generated.

Thank you

posted on July 16, 2007

Thanks for all of your e-mails about the Daily News dropping Funky. While I wish I had as much power as many of you think, I unfortunately don’t. But you the readers have more power than you think. Papers will respond if they hear from readers in numbers and will reinstate strips that have been dropped… but, again, only if they hear from a lot of readers.

So e-mail, call or write the editor and features editor and let them know how you feel about Funky and why. It’s your best chance to change their minds. And thanks in advance for your effort and making your voice heard.