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FunkyWatch: March’s Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ Strips

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

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FunkyWatch: January’s 10 Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ Strips

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While they're often overlooked by super-hero fans, newspaper comic strips are a vital part of the world of sequential art that reaches millions of readers and is no less worthy of examination or criticism than their long-form counterparts

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FunkyWatch: December’s 11 Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ And ‘Crankshaft’ Strips

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While they're often overlooked by super-hero fans, newspaper comic strips are a vital part of the world of sequential art that reaches millions of readers and is no less worthy of examination or criticism than their long-form counterparts

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

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Over the past few months, I've become increasingly obsessed with Tom Batiuk's Funky Winkerbean, thanks largely to the tireless coverage of Josh Fruhlinger over at The Comics Curmudgeon.

What started in the '70s as a lighthearted

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FunkyWatch: October’s Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ Strips

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Over the past few months, I've become increasingly obsessed with Tom Batiuk's Funky Winkerbean, thanks largely to the tireless coverage of Josh Fruhlinger over at The Comics Curmudgeon.

What started in the '70s a

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

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Over the past few months, I've become increasingly obsessed with Tom Batiuk's "Funky Winkerbean," thanks largely to the tireless coverage of Josh Fruhlinger over at The Comics Curmudgeon.

What started in the '70s as a lig

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FunkyWatch: The 10 Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ Strips for August (With Bonus Despair)

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Over the past few months, I've become increasingly obsessed with Tom Batiuk's "Funky Winkerbean," thanks largely to the tireless coverage of Josh Fruhlinger over at The Comics Curmudgeon.

What started in the '70s as a lig

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FunkyWatch: The Most Mind-Bendingly Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ Strips of July

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Over the past few months, thanks largely to Josh Fruhlinger at The Comics Curmudgeon, I've become increasingly obsessed with Tom Batiuk's "Funky Winkerbean." For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it's a newspaper comic strip that

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FunkyWatch: The 9 Most Suicidally Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ Strips of the Month

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I've mentioned my growing obsession with Tom Batiuk's "Funky Winkerbean" newspaper strip before, specifically with the way it seems to exist as a bottomless well of tragedy and depression right there between "Dilbert " and the Junior Jumble. Like a lot of p

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‘Funky Winkerbean’ Makes The Case For Super Heroism In The Weirdest Possible Way

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With all the chatter about DC's "Brightest Day" and Marvel's "Heroic Age" coming up this spring, it's looking like mainstream super hero comics' comparatively darker days could be trending downward. But aside from Conan O'Brien's ending his "Tonight Show" run with remarks denouncing cynicism, where should creators and fans look for inspiration as they enter this new phase of optimistic storytelling?

Would you believe "Speedball" #2? Sunday's "Funky Winkerbean" str

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