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FunkyWatch: September’s Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ And ‘Crankshaft’ Strips

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Thanks to Josh Fruhlinger at the Comics Curmudgeon, I started reading Tom Batiuk's long-running newspaper comic strips, Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, what started as a strip full of wacky high-school hijinx

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‘Funky Winkerbean’ Takes On J. Michael Straczynski’s ‘Grounded’ Story Arc. You Are Not Hallucinating This Headline.

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As regular ComicsAlliance readers know all too well by now, I have an all-consuming obsession with Tom Batiuk's Funky Winkerbean, a newspaper comic strip that is usually devoted to chronicling the various miseries of its characters. In last month's strips, a joke about the announcement of DC's relaunch raised the question of whether

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FunkyWatch: August’s Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ And ‘Crankshaft’ Strips

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Thanks to Josh Fruhlinger at the Comics Curmudgeon, I started reading Tom Batiuk's long-running newspaper comic strips, Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, what started as a strip full of wacky high-school hijinx

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Aragones, Adams, Batiuk And More Appear Exactly How You Think In ‘Naked Cartoonists’

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Have you ever wanted to see Dilbert creator Scott Adams naked? Yeah, we haven't either, but apparently someone thought that was a good idea. Adams is one of 72 cartoonists who have provided nude self-portraits for the upcoming Naked Cartoonists book from Fantagraphics, joining artists like Will E

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FunkyWatch: July’s Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ And ‘Crankshaft’ Strips

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Thanks to Josh Fruhlinger at the Comics Curmudgeon, I started reading Tom Batiuk's long-running newspaper comic strips, Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, what started as a strip full of wacky high-school hijinx

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The 40th Anniversary ‘Funky Winkerbean’ Panel Was, Of Course, Canceled [SDCC]

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I'm not even kidding a little bit when I say that the Comic-Con event I was looking forward to the most was the 40th Anniversary of Funky Winkerbean panel featuring the strip's creator, Tom Batiuk. As the record will show, I am thoroughly obsessed wit

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FunkyWatch: June’s Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ and ‘Crankshaft’ Strips

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Thanks to Josh Fruhlinger at the Comics Curmudgeon, I started reading Tom Batiuk's long-running newspaper comic strips, Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, what started as a strip full of wacky high-school hijinx

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FunkyWatch: May’s Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ and ‘Crankshaft’ Strips

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Thanks to Josh Fruhlinger at the Comics Curmudgeon, I started reading Tom Batiuk's long-running newspaper comic strips, Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, what started as a strip full of wacky high-school hijinx

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Link Ink: Memorial Day, Glenn Danzig’s Wolverine and Mark Waid on File Sharing

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Holidays: It's Memorial Day in the United States today. We hope you had a great weekend (and a good day off today, if you're observing the holiday).

Opinion: Mark Waid discusses the positive effects that file sharing have had on his new Thrillbent digital effort, and what it might mean for other creat

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FunkyWatch: April’s Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ and ‘Crankshaft’ Strips

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Thanks to Josh Fruhlinger at the Comics Curmudgeon, I started reading Tom Batiuk's long-running newspaper comic strips, Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, what started as a strip full of wacky high-school hijinx

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