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Funky’s 50th – The Beginning

posted on March 27, 2022

In 1972, I was teaching Junior High art and doing a comic strip called Rapping Around, about kids in school, for a local paper.

 I took that work to the newspaper syndicates, and on March 27th, 1972 Funky Winkerbean first appeared on the comics page. 

I sat down at my drawing board in 1972…

And when I looked up at the clock, 50 unbelievable years had gone by.

 

November 6,1973 saw the first appearance of Harry L. Dinkle the World’s Greatest Band Director and a legend was born.

 

All of this and much more of Funky’s early beginnings can be found in The Complete Funky Winkerbean Vol. 1