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The Fire Story Arc

posted on August 15, 2020

A reader emailed me to say that I’d retconned the flashback to the fire in Montoni’s that appeared in the current story arc. I was able to point out that the two flashback panels were taken directly from the original story that ran in 1997, and that there was no retconning involved at all (Not that I would be averse to doing something like that, mind you, I just didn’t do it here). It made think that there might be other curious readers out there who would like to read that original story arc and see how it not only brings context to the current work that’s running now, but how it fits into the larger story that was part of the ‘Who killed John Darling?’ murder tale. If so, you can find the entire story arc and much much more in Volume 9 of The Complete Funky Winkerbean which we published just for moments like this.

Bookshelf Flash

posted on August 14, 2020

The crazieness around the Cartoon Castle these days has once again kept me from my Flash Friday installment. Instead, I’m posting a pic of my bookshelf Flash maquette to hold the spot for the next issue of the The Flash.

Wunder the Wonder

posted on August 12, 2020

In my journey through the editions of the 1940’s New York Daily News  Sunday comics section, I’ve been enjoying Terry and the Pirates and the amazing work of George Wunder. Don’t get me wrong, I stand in line to admire the work of Milton Caniff, but, when I started reading the comics as a kid, Wunder’s version of Terry was the one I saw. When you look at the wealth of detail that Wunder put into Terry on a day-in day-out basis, you just have to marvel at his staggering output. Knowing what it takes to produce work like this, I simply have to tip my hat to an undersung master.