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


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 high school comedy has slowly evolved -- through a series of time-jumps, spin-offs and character deaths -- into an unrelenting parade of suffering and despair, and I'll confess: I find it absolutely fascinating...

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