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Match to Flame 85

posted on October 24, 2018

Also in the strips contained within this volume, the John Darling and Funky Winkerbean strips crossed over for the Fourth of July celebrations commemorating the newly refurbished Statue of Liberty. Both Harry L. Dinkle and John Darling were in New York for the festivities, and it seemed only natural for John to interview Funky’s resident band director. I’d always loved it when comic book characters would cross over in comic books, so I would jump at the chance to play comic book company any time I could. Not every paper carried both Funky and Darling, of course, but, for those that did, the crossover was a nice little Easter egg. As I mentioned in a previous volume whenever a crossover occurs between Darling and Funky or Crankshaft and Funky, we’ll include the crossover strips as well so that you won’t miss a single scintillating moment of monumental merriment (still in comic book mode).

From The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume Five

In the Rearview Mirror

posted on October 23, 2018

Just a quick word of thanks to the folks at the Kent State University Bookstore for including me in the Kent State book festival again this year. It was neat to walk into the bookstore and see my books on display. As a student there, I have to say I never saw that coming.

While I was on campus, I stopped by the Research Library to borrow back some things of mine that I’ll be needing as I start on the intro to Volume Nine this winter.

Funky Winkerbean 5k Recap

posted on October 22, 2018

The Funky Winkerbean 5k took place yesterday in the city of Mentor. I just want to thank the Mentor Rotary for all of the hard work they do in putting on the race, and for the generous donation they make every year to The Lisa’s Legacy Fund at University Hospitals. I also want to send a shout out to the University Hospitals for their support of this year’s run as well.

If you’d like to contribute to the Lisa’s Legacy Fund for cancer research and education, and I hope you will, you can do so at the Lisa’s Legacy page on this site. Thanks.