In this sixth volume, we see the changes in tone that now characterize Funky Winkerbean. The story arcs increasingly intertwine to mark the shift from the simple sitcom mode to a more complex narrative with subplots. At this point in its evolution, Funky Winkerbean is resonating with readers and its popularity is growing. Westview High School band director Harry L. New characters continue to appear. Crossovers between Funky and John Darling continue, and with the introduction of Crankshaft, new crossover opportunities emerge.
'Funky Winkerbean' comic strip to feature gay students at 'Westview High' prom
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A long-running Newspaper Comic strip, written and drawn by Tom Batiuk since In the beginning, this was a gag-per-day strip set at a High School. Funky Winkerbean was a happy-go-lucky student. In , Batiuk — figuring that two decades in high school was long enough — quite deliberately decided to initiate Cerebus Syndrome not that it was called that then : he ran a graduation storyline, and to indicate and hammer in the change of tone, he had the class overachiever commit suicide in the yearbook room after hearing that the position of valedictorian would be chosen by popularity, and after a brief standoff. Then we got Les Moore's valedictorian speech which is universally considered underwhelming , and then there was a Time Skip And then there was Angst : For every good thing that happened to the cast Funky married to Cindy, Les married to Lisa there were two bad things Funky is a divorced recovering alcoholic, Lisa died after a breast cancer relapse and one thing that was revealed to be worse than we thought Lisa's teen pregnancy retconned into date rape, Bull's Jerkass nature as a result of parental abuse. And then in , Batiuk decided there needed to be a second Time Skip to turn things over to the kids of the original cast.
Ready or not, two boys are going to the prom together at a high school near you. That would be Westview High School. Grab the funny pages. The month-long story arc features two male students who announce that they intend to take each other to the prom, a vocal and disapproving school parent, a dignified high school principal and sundry other characters. If the story sounds familiar, it might be because a lot of real-life high schools have been dealing with the issue.
Funky Winkerbean and Ed Crankshaft appear daily in comic strips in hundreds of newspapers around the country. Batiuk was born in Akron in When he was in the third grade, his dad transferred to the Avon Lake Goodrich Tire plant and the family moved to Grafton. Batiuk graduated from Midview High School, where some of his future comic strip characters later attended and taught.