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The Stardusters – Everything Old is New Again

posted on June 1, 2020

A Funky reader saw my Stardusters Sunday and shared a broadside promoting an appearance by a band his uncle had by the same name. It shows a couple of things. First, that there’s nothing really new under the sun, and second that Funky’s readers are the coolest and best in the world.

No Pajamas

posted on January 28, 2020

Terri Libenson’s elegiac Pajama Diaries is no more. Terri, who wrote the foreword for Volume Eight of The Complete Funky Winkerbean, decided to end her comic strip and move on to other projects. The beleaguered newspaper comics section can ill afford the loss of a strip of this craftsmanship. And the strips remaining on the comics page can ill afford the loss of a competitor of this caliber (and if you don’t think Terri is a competitor, ask her to show you the medal she won at a past Lisa’s Legacy run). Terri and her thoughtful and considered take on life will be missed by her readers among which this ink stained colleague includes himself.

Ripples in the Winter Redux

posted on December 20, 2019

I’ve always enjoyed strips that pay tribute to the holiday season. Whenever a strip would blow right through the holidays as if they didn’t even exist, they’d lose a little bit of my interest. Suffice to say that George Clark was a master at bringing the holidays to life in his work.