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Match to Flame – 64

posted on February 6, 2018

The strip also continued tapping into the zeitgeist, and so we would see the cooling towers and the ongoing travails of the Perkins Point Power Plant, along with the problems with President Reagan’s replacement air traffic controllers. The impact of Title 9 didn’t go unnoticed either, and girls’ sports began appearing starting with the girls’ basketball team. Ann Randall was the coach of the girls’ team—a role she would reprise down the road when as a retired teacher she would return to help a reformed Bull Bushka coach the girls’ team to the state championship.

From The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume Four

Match to Flame – 63

posted on January 30, 2018

Also, it had been a few hours since I’d come up with a new character so, voila, I added the school mascot. The school mascot was a scapegoat wearing a vest with a block “W” on it. The scapegoat would be tethered to the goalpost so it could graze in the end zone during games because the football team never used the end zone all that much. Although, he said, immediately contradicting himself, the team finally did win a game during this period only to lose it later on a technicality.

From The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume Four


Match to Flame – 62

posted on January 3, 2018

Meanwhile, back in the strip, Les Moore’s angst-filled journey continued on its not so merry way as the leader of the school’s out crowd. He soldiered on at his hall monitor’s post, tried to avoid getting beaten up by Bull Bushka, and generally dealt with the vicissitudes of school life as best he could. He probably achieved the height of ignominy by getting stuck up on the gym class rope and having to remain there during the homecoming dance.

From The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume Four

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