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Match to Flame 175

posted on April 27, 2022

This collection contains some of my work on Funky that gave me my deepest satisfaction so far as a writer/artist. I had firmly established the strip where I wanted it to be, and I was exploring all of the possibilities that choice offered. In a lot of ways, I’d made my job more difficult, but I’d also made it way more interesting. In terms of taking the work to a new place, Lisa was the character at the tip of the spear. Starting with the story of her high school pregnancy, Lisa was the character who shepherded my most ambitious efforts to the comics page. Opening new doors seemed to be her specialty. And Lisa wasn’t finished.

From the introduction to The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 10