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Match to Flame 116

posted on March 5, 2020

And that’s not all that was going on while the lawsuit inched forward, folks. There’s a John Keats poem that begins, “When I have fears that I may cease to be / Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain,” and, I’ll tell you, there was a heck of a lot of brain teeming and gleaning going on during this period for sure. Alongside characters that we were leaving behind in John Darling, the great begetting of new characters in Funky continued apace. The new arrivals included Superintendent Shoentell; Claire Voyant, a Gypsy fortune-telling guidance counselor (who I have to say I’d forgotten about and who I particularly enjoyed upon rediscovering her); and Harry L. Dinkle’s piano teacher in his youth, Mrs. Thompson. Also appearing for the first time is Sadie Summers, Cindy’s little sister, and the worst mistake I ever made in creating a character. 

From The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 7